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In this age of full-throttle power-divas, it’s intriguing Faith Hill’s return to the radio eschews the full-scale belting that made “It Matters To Me” a signature song for American women carving out priorities beyond the sheer bling of it all. Instead, the Mississippi-born superstar opts for a warm, confiding tone on “Speak to a Girl,” a slow-building duet with husband Tim McGraw and this year’s highest country airplay debut with the largest one-week add total (146 stations)...
Great music was performed for a great cause Saturday at Glendale’s Alex Theatre when Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter, Peter Case, Victoria Williams, Susan Cowsill and The Band’s Garth Hudson performed music The Band recorded in the late ’60s and early ‘70s to raise money for the Autism Think Tank.
It shouldn’t surprise you to know that, once again, a Drake release conquers all, but it remains impressive, especially considering that More Life is really more of a mixtape than an album. That said, the YMCMB/Republic set bows at #1 on the HITS Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with a whopping 505k—the new biggest debut of the year so far. More Life is also #1 on the Album Sales Chart with 230k.
Drake has improved two places since Monday to end the week at #2 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with 63k combined sales of More Life (Island) in Blighty as “Passion Fruit” boasts this week’s highest new entry at Official Singles. Drizzy has a total of 12 songs in the Top 40 with Giggs collab “KMT” reaching #9.