Demi Lovato has a lot on her plate at the moment. She’ll be in DC today to meet with legislators on behalf of the "Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health" initiative at the National Council for Behavioral Health's Hill Day. Lovato tells People she believes America needs "comprehensive mental health reform," including better access to healthcare. But her main mission is to destigmatize mental illness by sharing her story.
Taylor Swift's cinematic video for "Wildest Dreams" dropped at the very end of August, and it's now officially Vevo-certified. This is the fifth consecutive song from 2014's 1989 (Big Machine) to surpass 100m views; the ones for "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space," in fact, have already passed the 1 billion-mark. That's a lotta eyeballs.
There's lots goin' on in Music City: Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville's Kenny Chesney has a new #1 single; Glen Campbell's daughter, Ashley Campbell, makes her mark with a little help from Big Machine; Capitol Nashville's Charles Kelley embarks on a solo career and drops a new single, which features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; and Stagecoach releases its lineup. Mmm-mmm; take a bite outta that.
Barring any “sneak attack” superstar releases, BMG’s returning icon Janet Jackson should easily claim the #1 spot on both the HITS sales and SPS charts this Friday with her new set, Unbreakable...
UMPG ruler Jody Gerson welcomes UMG overlord Lucian Grainge to the pubco's inaugural Global Creative Conference, as UMPG writer/Interscope artist Emile Haynie hums a few bars of his presentation on streaming playlists. Later, there were bialys.
The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Tour will feature superstars like The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez and a heavy list of others, kicking off an 11-city route starting Dec. 1 that includes Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Philly, New York and more...
Drake & Future's mixtape proves to have serious staying power as What A Time To Be Alive remains at #1, while Janet Jackson's Unbreakable storms the album chart and the Top 10 singles become a parking lot of smashes by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift...
Warner Bros. has tapped Larry Mattera for the freshly stamped post of EVP, Commerce, Digital Marketing & Strategy, effective 11/2, reporting to label chairman Cameron Strang. Mattera was previously SVP, Head of Global Digital Accounts at WMG; he will relocate from NYC to Burbank and soon experience his first 90-degree Christmas.
Rudimental are indeed ruling the midweek Official Albums Chart in Blighty, with their latest album We the Generation looking set to award the Warner-signed producer/DJ quartet their second #1. Meanwhile, the campaign for the second album from Virgin EMI boy band The Vamps is off to a good start, as lead single “Wake Up” tops the U.K. midweek Official Singles Chart.
To mark the 53rd anniversary of the theatrical release of the first James Bond film Dr. No in 1962, the full video for Sam Smith's Spectre theme "Writing's on the Wall" was unveiled today at 00.07 GMT.
UPDATED NEW RELEASES: JANET HEADED FOR #1
BMG's returning icon reunited with Jam & Lewis, likely headed for chart-topping bow. (10/5a)
ICYMI: MILEY KICKS OFF SNL 41
The pipes, the tongue, the Dead Petz... (10/5a)
HENLEY RULES THE RETAIL COUNTY
How loud will Grammy buzz get? (10/5a)
BIG DEAL TURNS THREE: PASS THE HAGGIS
At least we think that's what Kenny Mac said. (10/5a)