We asked the hardest-working man in showbiz for his thoughts about the loss of Glenn Frey and the upcoming Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala (2/14), during which all in attendance will bow down before him.
Heading into the Grammy ceremony on Monday, we caught up with CBS’s live program President Jack Sussman, who gave us the lowdown how they’re approaching this year’s ceremony.
Whatever it's called, Kanye West's new set is due to drop early on Friday (most likely just after his sold-out Yeezy fashion show at Madison Square Garden on 2/11). Early estimates for the digital-only first week are...
Darius Rucker has parted ways with McGhee Entertainment, his management company for the last 14 years.
Industry icon, legend, luminary, trailblazer—Clive Davis, one of two Contents page VIPs in our latest print edition—has been adorned with every honorific you can dream up. Every year, the heaviest in the biz flock to his pre-Grammy party to schmooze, listen, pose and kiss the ring. Though we imagine this HITS Contents shout-out won't get us any closer to an invitation.
Mega-mogul Irving Azoff will receive the President's Merit Award at Clive Davis' and the Recording Academy's must-attend pre-Grammy gala, and star-studded Eagles tributes will further burnish his storied legacy. Still, appearing on our Contents page is probably the last award he wants on his mantle.
Westbury Road/Roc Nation's Rihanna, having topped the HITS album sales and SPS (sales plus streaming) charts with new album ANTI, graces one of two covers of our recent print edition. The project's success offers more proof that RiRi's brand is among the most powerful in music. Still, we fear she'll be very ANTI appearing on the cover of our sorry rag.
RCA's ZAYN partakes of the special double cover on our most recent print edition. He's arrived with the first solo salvo from a former 1D lad, and it's huge out of the box, flying to the upper reaches of iTunes globally and scoring major Pop radio action. Still, being on the cover of our in-zayn publication will probably make him run in the other Direction.
The fact that the Grammys will air live nationwide this year, starting at 5pm on the West Coast and repeating immediately afterward, has many of those with a vested interest on edge.
GRAMMYS VS. HOLIDAY IN THE SUN FOR WEST COASTERS
Baby it's warm outside. (2/10a)
DARIUS SPLITS WITH DOC
Breaking news out of Music City (2/10a)
MONDAY GRAMMYS, FRIDAY CHART: A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME FOR RETAIL
Our charts dude breaks it all down for you. (2/10a)
CBS' APPROACH TO
Jack Sussman previews Monday's annual ritual. (2/10a)
HERE COMES KANYE
But you gotta settle on a title, Ye. (2/10a)