Beyoncé is going on tour. Repeat: Beyoncé is going on tour. This is not a drill. The 40-date, worldwide Formation Tour was announced immediately after her red-hot Super Bowl halftime appearance.
We may never know who got cold feet about the booking of Coldplay as the halftime act for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, but Chris Martin & Co. had a quick four and out in Sunday’s presentation dominated by Beyonce’s new single, Bruno Mars’ Grammy-nominated record and images of past Super Bowl performers.
The noteworthy sights and sounds (verified by Shazam) during the big game included…
Here are the top 10 videos airing during Super Bowl 50, according to the 10everything channel on You Tube. You’ll see Doritos dogs and Silicon Valley’s TJ Miller, along with the requisite adorable kittens and softcore porn.
Check out this ingenious Grammy ad focusing on the Album of the Year contest, done as a "remix" of the various nominees animated on the surfaces of the city. The spot premieres during the Super Bowl.
On the eve of her Super Bowl halftime appearance with Coldplay, Columbia's Beyoncé has dropped a new song and video, "Formation," with the track available as a free download on Tidal and the clip viewable on YouTube...
Future dropped his new Epic album, EVOL, on Apple Music and iTunes Friday evening (2/5), and as soon as it took over the iTunes slowcase it shot to #1 on the album leaderboard.
Dan Hicks, whose inventive and often comic twist on Western swing-based music stood out from all music springing from the rock underground of the late 1960s and early ‘70s, died Saturday in Mill Valley, Calif., after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer. He was 74.
Sia has been knocked off her midweek #1 peak by David Bowie, twice, as This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/RCA) finishes at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. ZAYN’s “Pillowtalk” (RCA), meanwhile, is a roaring success and the title of the fastest-selling single of 2016 so far. So where’s Rihanna? Glad you asked...
ON RECORDS: RANDOM GRAMMY THOUGHTS
Admit it, you have these kinds of thoughts too. (2/5a)
CHART STORY: RIHANNA’S HARD “WORK” PAID OFF
Sia's latest arrives as well. (2/5a)
Add another megastar to the Grammy-night list. (2/5a)
HITS LIST PUTS YOU ON THE 50-YARD LINE
Are you ready for some football? (2/7a)
ADELE WADES INTO THE STREAM AGAIN
Still no album, but another single is streaming. (2/5a)