Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have a great deal in common, including the fact that they have new albums hitting on consecutive weeks this month. The pop starlets, both 23 years old, recently inked new deals in a continuing effort to shatter their once-wholesome, Disney-driven images...
Warner high-energy DJ/producer quartet Rudimental have indeed scored their second #1 on the Official Albums Chart in Blighty as comeback king Justin Bieber is back at #1 on the Singles Chart with “What Do You Mean” (Def Jam). So where’s Janet?
In the course of this amiable photo op, KIIS L.A. PD John Ivey and Kevin of RCA's Pentatonix discovered they both hail from Owensboro, Kentucky. They hope to return there as soon as singing and dancing are legalized. Stay strong, people. The band's self-titled full-length comes out on 10/16; single "Can't Sleep Love" is now making its way at Pop radio.
BMG/Rhythm Nation’s Janet Jackson has topped the HITS Album Sales Chart with 106k and the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 112k for her 11th studio album (and first in seven years), Unbreakable. It’s been a good week for Jackson considering that she was also just announced as a nominee to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2016 ceremony.
Kemosabe/RCA's R. City f/Adam Levine will stay in the #1 spot on the Mediabase Pop Radio chart, while "The Hills" (XO/Republic) lurks just behind at #2 and Justin Bieber builds momentum with "What Do You Mean?" which is this week's Greatest Gainer. Drake's scorching "Hotline Bling" (YMCMB/Republic) has a 1k+ spin increase at Rhythm, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis finally crack the Top Ten with "Downtown" (Macklemore/Warner Bros.) and Alessia Cara makes big gains with "Here" (Def Jam). Over at Alternative, Downtown's Cold War Kids are in their fourth week at #1, while RCA's Foo Fighters and UMe's Chris Cornell see substantial gains. Follow the links for further details, buddy, and line up those Friday beer-bong shots!
This ones for the fans. Def Jam's Justin Bieber just revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, Purpose—due 11/13. Disclaimer: He's shirtless. *Cue squeals*
Monte, Scooter, Janet, Big Jon, Ashley—the latest iteration of HITS List, our weekly industry cheat sheet, is filled with the latest word on some of the biggest names in the biz. Check it out here and be prepared to sound like you know what’s going on.
Sony/ATV’s U.K. team celebrates inking Norwegian producer/songwriter Kygo, whose latest single, “Here for You” f/Ella Henderson, just entered the U.K. Top 20, and whose total Spotify streams are on track to top 1 billion by year’s end. “Stick with us,” advised the pubco’s Managing Director and President of European Creative, Guy Moot, “and you'll have all the lutefisk you could ever desire." Seen wondering if they should learn to moonwalk or trim bonsai trees are...
Irving Azoff rejected on Christina Aguilera’s behalf an offer to perform with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez for a Las Vegas residency, according to a new report—noting that Aguilera hasn’t “peaked yet,” presumably unlike the other divas.
DEMI & SELENA:
Compare and contrast. (10/9a)
THIS CHART STORY IS UNBREAKABLE
The return of Rhythm Nation. (10/9a)
IRVING: CHRISTINA'S "NOT PEAKED YET"
The self-described Dennis the Menace of the music biz strikes again. (10/9a)
THE BIG 10
Your latest weekly briefing (10/9a)
U.K. CHARTS: JANET FAILS TO MAKE WAVES IN BLIGHTY
Our two countries don't always speak the same tongue. (10/9a)