"Worth It" by Ffith Harmony f/Kid Ink (SYCO/Epic) has been selected as iHeartMedia's new Rhythmic CHR "On the Verge" track.
Kendrick Lamar's new Aftermath/Interscope album, currently listed as [Untitled], is now available for preorder on iTunes, the artist has tweeted, with the previously dropped track "The Blacker the Berry" the instant grat song. The 16-song set's posted street date is 3/23.
Big Machine's Taylor Swift is poised to sashay away with the #1 spot at Top 40 with "Style"; check out the rest of our clairvoyant chart preview here. Nicki Minaj's "Truffle Butter"(YMCMB/Republic) takes the Rhythm crown, while RCA's Walk the Moon and Epic's Modest Mouse battle it out for the Alternative prize. Follow the links for much more radio action.
Mark Ronson and Drake continue their reigns at #1 in single and album sales at iTunes, respectively, while the music from Empire is shaping up to be a real (Cookie) monster...
At the BRIT Awards, WMG U.K. chief Max Lousada enjoys a classic anecdote from rock legend Jimmy Page, who recalled the time he and 17 groupies got high on mescaline and fired a TV set out of a cannon from the window of the Hyatt House. Later, the two enjoyed some lovely trout.
Word has it that after a fierce derby, Crush Music (principals Bob McLynn and Jonathan Daniel are pictured here) will be partnering with Columbia. According to sources familiar with the situation, one of the first releases will be from viral sensation MAX, slated for early spring. Look for a formal announcement in the coming weeks.
As record-breaking ratings continue for TV's Empire, the show gets its first real hit at iTunes, while a cast member snags a record deal.
Lots of Apple action in the tech and financial sectors, including the likely timing of the iTunes music service's unveiling, the continuing integration of Beats products into the Apple ecosystem and a major Wall Street move for the company.
Polydor EDM trio Years & Years debuts at #1 on the singles chart, outpacing the new one from Kanye West, for the moment, at least, while Oasis' enduring appeal among Brits is apparent at the top of the album chart.
Columbia's Hozier performed "Work Song" on last night's Fallon; fan screaming ensued. The Irish troubadour's album and smash "Take Me to Church" re-entered the iTunes Top 10 charts today.
COLUMBIA'S CRUSHING IT
A marriage of true minds (3/6a)
KENDRICK GOES LIVE ON iTUNES
[Untitled] in preorder. (3/6a)
LIFE IMITATES ART IN EMPIRE'S KINGDOM
Fox hip-hop show is a pop-cultural phenomenon and a commercial springboard. (3/6a)
The Beatles of tech prepare their next wildly anticipated release. (3/6a)
A NEW WAVE, WITH EXTRA MUSTARD
A tune and a toon have a baby. (3/6a)