Head over to iGen for a crucial update on the Bill Carroll Capitol/iGen March Madness Contest, where you'll learn which entrants have a perfect score so far. Who's still alive in this thing? Who will win an Apple Watch? Who will get so stoned they fall asleep and miss the finals? The answers to some of these questions are right here.
Rihanna and Meghan Trainor pull in big adds at Top 40 radio this week, while Riri prevails at Rhythm (followed by Kendrick Lamar and Charles Hamilton f/Rita Ora). At Alternative, the big winner is Muse, with Of Monsters and Men and Breaking Benjamin enjoying serious action. Follow the links for more on the doings at these key Mediabase formats, and beware the April Fool's onslaught tomorrow.
Comparing the first quarter of 2015 with last year’s Q1 is confusing, to say the least. We owe you an explanation…
Lucian Grainge will receive the City of Hope's 2015 Spirit of Life Award this fall for his outstanding achievements in business and dedication to philanthropic causes.
Roc Nation's Rihanna rocked new single "Bitch Better Have My Money" on the iHeartRadio Music Awards; you can check out her performance at the link below. In the photo above, RiRi is seen with iHeart luminaries Tom Poleman and John Sykes, who helped unload her helicopter from Pittman's jet.
Columbia's Walk Off the Earth have dropped new single "Rule the World" and its attendant video. The tune is the first salvo from the Canadian band's forthcoming sophomore album (due this summer); WOTE begins a North American trek on 5/6. We take no responsibility for the song getting lodged in your skull like a hatchet.
"Bring me my turntables at once," commands Def Jam chieftain Steve Bartels during this photo op with artists Axwell ^ Ingrosso. "I feel a remix coming on." A sick beat was summarily dropped, and all and sundry commenced to twerking.
Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" surprised nobody by becoming Shazam's biggest U.S. mover this week, while Iggy Azalea's jailhouse duet with JHud also made huge strides. But why was a Nine Inch Nails track the second-biggest jumper, flying 169 spots? We blame zombies.
The most talked-about moment at Sunday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards was the unannounced onstage reunion of ABBA. In this historic post-performance photo, the legendary group is all smiles backstage. We have just one question: Which one’s Bjorn and which one’s Benny?
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Apples and oranges. (3/31a)
GRAINGE TO RECEIVE THE CITY OF HOPE’S HIGHEST HONOR
We'll drink a Manischewitz toast in his honor at this weekend's seder. (3/31a)
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The move recalled Jay's splashy 2013 NBA Finals reveal. (3/31a)
STONES TO “ZIP” IT THIS SUMMER
Here's why they called it the Zip Code tour. (3/30a)
Walk Off the Earth unleashes a mighty earworm. (3/31a)