J Hus sprung a surprise on fans moments ago.
For, the Afro Swing star has officially announced his hotly anticipated second studio album, which has confirmed title ‘Big Conspiracy.’
Peruse of the updated Billboard Hot 100 will reveal life is good in more ways than one for serial hitmaker Drake.
The Grammy-winning emcee – who recently reunited with ‘What a Time To Be Alive’ co-star Future to unveil the music video for their latest duet, ‘Life is Good’ – saw his name penciled in history books yet again this week for the song’s impressive chart debut. Granted, the tune (much like Justin Bieber‘s ‘Yummy’ last week) was blocked from a #1 debut by Roddy Ricch‘s blockbuster hit, ‘The Box.’
Yet, also like Bieber (as we reported here), the #2 premiere of ‘Life’ still came with record-extending stat boosts for its performers. Look inside to see what:
Queen of Pop Madonna spent most of the 2019 holiday season recuperating from a bruised knee and ego after being royally slammed by press and fans alike for a slew of cancelled dates on her latest worldwide jaunt, the ‘Madame X’ tour (as we reported here).
Designed to support her latest LP of the same name, the trek began its European leg on January 12th in the diva’s beloved city of Lisbon, Portugal (her home since 2017 and location she says acted as a muse for the album). Despite what appeared to be a return to form (as evidenced by the rave reviews of the concert’s attendees), by January 19 the Pop icon was forced to cancel another show, presumably due to the same ailment.
Taking to social media, she revealed:
“Thank you again Lisbon!” she wrote. “Sorry I had to cancel tonight but I must listen to my body and rest!!”
Yet, while the 61-year-old also expressed hope she would be back onstage by Tuesday (January 21) to perform at The Lisbon Coliseum through Thursday (January 22), it was announced on her web site moments ago tonight’s show at the venue has been axed as well.
Will the all-female ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack fall prey to the same lack of interest the girl-powered 2019 ‘Charlie’s Angels’ soundtrack faced?
Initial response to its lead single, ‘Diamonds’ (performed by Megan Thee Stallion, Normani), suggests the answer is ‘yes.’
Look inside to see what we mean:
With its chart-topping lead single, ‘Lose You to Love Me,’ top 30 hit, ‘Look at Her Now,’ and title track in tow, Selena Gomez took her highly anticipated third album, ‘Rare,’ to chart battle on January 10.
Industry analysts first predicted the Interscope set would shift 105,000-120,000 its first week (as we reported here), a feat that – if accomplished – could mark the highest first week sales of her career. However, the ongoing success of the previous week’s chart champion, Roddy Ricch, not only created quite the tight race for the tally’s summit but also stood to see Gomez blocked from the top spot for the first time in her short music career (as a solo act).
Now, with ‘Rare’s inaugural sales in its rear view, Billboard has officially unveiled the project’s final first week count. Look inside to see just how many units were “sold” and where it lands on this week’s chart list:
Breakout years don’t get much bigger than the blazing 12 months Lil Nas X has experienced.
Indeed, a year ago, the rising star was a name few knew.
Fast forward to now and his success has been unprecedented. Largely thanks to global smash ‘Old Town Road.’
This paired with the buzz generated by EP ‘7’ and follow-up hits a la ‘Panini’ has seen the young talent score 7 GRAMMY nominations. Including three of the Big Four categories (Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year).
Fittingly, then, organizers are reportedly welcoming the star to shine on the biggest stage of the them all.
Lizzo has shone luminously on many a chart over the last year, so it’s only fitting that she blazes the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.
With the 2020 GRAMMYs just days away, this year’s most nominated act poses it up as in a lush shoot lensed by David LaChapelle.
She also seized the feature to open up about her take on the negativity thrown her way, as well as her broader goal.
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