RCA's a cappella fivesome Pentatonix is experiencing an early mistletoe explosion. Their freshly released set A Pentatonix Christmas is #2 on the iTunes album chart, while "Hallelujah," the ravishing Leonard Cohen cover that is the collection's lead single, which flew upward all weekend, moves to #2 on the tracks side, and its clip sits at #1 on the video chart...
YMCMB/Republic’s Drake, who celebrates his 30th birthday as you read this, previewed four new tracks on his Apple Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show on 10/23, three of which are slated for a December release titled More Life. He described the set as a “playlist project” that will include his own music as well as work by members of his OVO crew.
Hours after MTV President Sean Atkins VH1’s President Chris McCarthy was given the reins at MTV.
Kings of Leon have officially topped the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 77k for WALLS, their seventh studio album through RCA. The next biggest debut belongs to eOne’s The Game, who bowed at #4 with 31k for 1992. Over on the Album Sales Chart, the Top 3 titles are debuts; Kings of Leon come in at #1 with 67k, while The Game and JoJo follow with 24k and 20k, respectively.
WHEN LAVINTHAL MET BEER, PART THREE: REELIN' IN THE YEARS
Not the coolest, most enlightened label. (10/21a)
PRINCE WILL LIVE 4EVER
The posthumous rollout begins. (10/21a)
Don't whiff on The Lumineers, KG urges. (10/21a)
KRAUSS TOWN TRAFFIC
A summit meeting at the Tower (10/21a)