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 next Friday with her new set, Unbreakable...
Capitol’s Don Henley edges past MCA Nashville’s George Strait to top the HITS Album Sales Chart with 84k for Cass County, The Eagles frontman’s star-studded country set. Strait, a legend of the genre, followed closely behind, earning 82k for Cold Beer Conversation, his 28th studio album in 35 years. We’ll drink a cold one to that.
Kemosabe/RCA's R. City f/Adam Levine will seize the #1 spot on the Mediabase Pop radio chart, while The Weeknd's "The Hills"(XO/Republic) looks set to be the Greatest Gainer as remaining #1 at Rhythm. Drake's "Hotline Bling" (YMCMB/Republic) and Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" (RBMG/Def Jam) will see big Crossover spin boosts. At Alternative, Downtown's Cold War Kids retain the #1 perch, while Warner Bros.' Muse and UMe's Chris Cornell see substantial gains. Follow the links for further details, buddy, and line up those Friday shots.
Capitol’s Sam Smith has indeed scored an Official Charts record by becoming the first artist to reach #1 with a Bond theme. Island/PMR duo Disclosure have nabbed the top Official Albums spot...
With her deal at Troy Carter's Atom Factory ending, manager Ty Stiklorius will be launching her own company with clients John Legend and Lindsey Stirling, both of whom she brought to Atom Factory. Carter, who will retain breakout Meghan Trainor and the rest of his roster, expressed his support. "The only thing that I love as much as artists are entrepreneurs, and Ty has the makings of a great one," he said...
Terrific news—Live From Daryl’s House, the most consistently captivating performance-based show on TV (and the food segments are finger-lickin' good as well), has been renewed for not one but two more seasons by Palladia.
Island's Tove Lo filled the L.A. Wiltern last night, just as her debut album, Queen of the Clouds, turned a year old. In celebration of the set's birthday, she's also dropped the "Blueprint Edition," a 23-song deluxe re-issue, today. Amidst all the excitement, her royal "highness" found time to snap a pic with HITS' Samantha Hissong. Read her recap within.
Miley Cyrus will once again do double duty on SNL this weekend, hosting and serving as musical guest on the season 41 premiere. This is her third time as host.
Jeff Kwatinetz's newly relaunched The Firm has landed a new drama, Notorious, at ABC as a put pilot. The series, produced with Sony Pictures TV, is based on the relationship between attorney Mark Geragos and TV producer Wendy Walker, who serve as EPs along with Kwatman, writer Josh Berman, head of TV Josh Barry and renowned entertainment attorney Kenny Meiselas.
Hop on over to the B-Side—our spot for highlighting up-and-coming acts—for a sample of what's hot and fresh on the scene right now. Two indie pop trios have some ear candy for ya, as Hundred Handed drops a brand new single, "Love Me Like The Weekend" and Digsin's Like Swimming release an official video for "Icarus." We suggest you enjoy them both while lathering on the suntan oil and nursing a Corona. TGIF, buddy.
NEW RELEASES: JANET HEADED FOR #1
BMG's returning icon reunited with Jam & Lewis, likely headed for chart-topping bow. (10/3a)
STIKLORIUS TO LAUNCH NEW MANAGEMENT VENTURE
She's leaving the Factory. (10/2a)
HENLEY RULES THE RETAIL COUNTY
How loud will Grammy buzz get? (10/2a)
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
Smith tops the U.K. singles chart. (10/2a)
A THOUSAND HORSES GALLOP INTO L.A.
Republic Nashville team brings the rock. (10/2a)