Taylor Swift is a little bit country. Actually, she’s a lot bit country. Yes, with her glittery guitar and Southern “aw, shucks!” charms, she’s managed to unite the worlds of pop and country to become a massive megastar. And now we have data to back it up: despite it being heavier on the pop side, her new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is the most dominant country song on the Hot 100 in 32 years.
September 19, 2012 | Dave Hodgson
Psy has appeared on just about every show from “Ellen” to “Saturday Night Live” on his way to having iTunes’ most downloaded song, which is even more impressive when you consider that it’s not in the English language. And now, the ultimate accolade: he’s been remixed into the Space Jam theme.
Have you been to Reddit.com? It’s more than just pictures of adorable puppies and horrific buzzsaw injuries. In fact, it’s fast becoming one of the biggest information and news sources on the net and a terrific method of self-promotion. Enter Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty – sorry, “matchbox twenty” – who decided to submit himself to a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”.
We told you last week that Christina Aguilera would be leaving “The Voice” at the conclusion of this season to focus on an album and tour. Now, it appears that Cee Lo Green’s baby arms will be waving goodbye along with her. And taking their places in the big turny chairs will be Usher and Shakira.
It’s music competition television season, what with “X Factor” and “The Voice” both rejoining the airwaves last week, and that means means a whole lot of butchered covers of pop chart-toppers. And rather than link you to a compilation of washed-up judges trying to out-snark each other on their way to the Neilsen ratings mountaintop, we thought we’d instead show you a cover done right.
You may have heard that a British activist has struck out across London record stores, placing advisory labels on Chris Brown albums that read “WARNING: DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM! THIS MAN BEATS WOMEN.” But we thought: why stop at Chris Brown?
At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
Did J-Lo just become the Latin Oprah? Until she learns to caterwaul like an insane person, that will never be the case, but she’s closer than ever, now that she’s purchased an equity stake in the English-language network for Latinos, nuvoTV.
It’s only been ten months since Rihanna last released an album, but if an errant tweet from Def Jam France is be believed – and if there’s actually a Def Jam France, I suppose anything is possible in this crazy world – there will be one coming in November, with a new single to debut [...]