Sia has been knocked off her midweek #1 peak by David Bowie, twice, as This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/RCA) finishes at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. ZAYN’s “Pillowtalk” (RCA), meanwhile, is a roaring success and the title of the fastest-selling single of 2016 so far. So where’s Rihanna? Glad you asked...
It’s time to spark another blunt and ponder some of the more compelling questions swirling around the Grammys. We find the Grammy process endlessly intriguing—don’t you?
This week in our Vibe Raters round-up of buzzing and breaking artists, RCA’s ZAYN debuts atop the pack, considering the massive success of his debut solo single in sales and airplay. Meanwhile, Columbia Nashville’s Maren Morris—whose breakout single is currently Top 5 on iTunes’ country singles chart and Top 30 overall—makes an appearance, along with TEN/Epic’s Zara Larsson, who’s now the #3 Biggest Gainer at Shazam U.S. Click the links for more, buddy.
Presenting "Ophelia" by Dualtone's The Lumineers. The winsome track, already #4 on the iTunes Alternative leaderboard (and making its way up the overall singles chart), arrived at KROQ, iHeart and SiriusXM this morning; it's the first foray from the forthcoming Cleopatra (due 4/8).
Adele has made another song from her mega-selling 25 (XL/Columbia) available to streaming services today, "When We Were Young." "Hello" has hitherto been the only streamable track from the new album.
Rihanna announced via social media this morning that she'll be performing on the Grammys...
Warner Recorded Music President of International Stu Bergen has been promoted to the newly created post of CEO, International and Global Commercial Services for WMG.
Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in his sleep Thursday (2/4) after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74...
ON RECORDS: RANDOM GRAMMY THOUGHTS
Admit it, you have these kinds of thoughts too. (2/5a)
CHART STORY: RIHANNA’S HARD “WORK” PAID OFF
Sia's latest arrives as well. (2/5a)
Add another megastar to the Grammy-night list. (2/5a)
HITS LIST PUTS YOU ON THE 50-YARD LINE
Are you ready for some football? (2/5a)
ADELE WADES INTO THE STREAM AGAIN
Still no album, but another single is streaming. (2/5a)