It's looking like a battle for #1 on both the HITS SPS and album charts this week, as debuting Republic siren Ariana Grande faces off against labelmate Drake for SPS supremacy, while dueling with Warner Music Nashville's Blake Shelton for the top album spot.
Ariana Grande will challenge Drake for #1 on our SPS chart this week; the result will depend on how well Drizzy's streams and track sales hold up in his fourth week. On the sales chart, another battle for #1 could be brewing. While we’re giving it to Grande for now, Blake Shelton has emerged as a formidable challenger.
With “Ophelia” perched atop the Mediabase Triple A chart for an astonishing 12 straight weeks while climbing to #3 at Alternative, The Lumineers have emphatically proved that the double-platinum yield of “Hey Ho” and “Stubborn Love” on their 2012 eponymous debut was no fluke.
On the Detroit stop of his Somewhere on a Beach Tour, Capitol Nashville's Dierks Bentley meets up with some Music City pals for this charming photo op. Later, they all wandered around downtown Detroit, where they met a guy with a fanciful beard who sells artisanal gherkins out of an abandoned Edsel plant. Seen are (l-r) Spotify's John Marks, ASCAP's Mike Sistad, CMT's Leslie Fram, Bentley, Apple's Sally Seitz, CMT's John Hamlin and MusicRow's Sherod Robertson.
British major-label bosses have revealed their thoughts on the potential shakeup of Radio 1 and 2 as the BBC enters a new decade of its Royal Charter, with UMG’s David Joseph and WMG’s Max Lousada standing firm in their support for the public-service broadcaster.
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