Category: MUSIC NEWS

Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200

Drake continues to dominate the Billboard 200 this week, with Views earning another 121,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. This makes Drake the first solo male artist with seven weeks at #1 since Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP way back in 2000. The last record to spend seven weeks atop the Billboard 200 was of course Adele‘s 2015 release 25.Nick Jonas earns the biggest debut of the week with Last Year Was Complicated. It gives Jonas the highest charting solo album of his career, earning 66,000 units, 47,000 of which were traditional album sales.At #3 is the...

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Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles

he lineup for the 2016 Made in America festival in Philadelphia has been revealed. Sponsored by Budweiser and curated by Jay Z, this year’s edition is topped by Rihanna and Coldplay. The eclectic lineup also includes ColleGrove (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne), Jamie xx, Chance The Rapper, Bryson Tiller, Gary Clark Jr., Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, DJ Khaled and many, many more. The annual festival will be held over Labor Day weekend (September 3-4). As expected, Drake dominated the MuchMusic Awards on Sunday night. The Toronto native won five trophies at the Canadian music awards show...

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Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Grammys, Deftones, Lollapalooza, Charlie Puth

A day after announcing his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West has released a song of the same title. “Saint Pablo” has been amended to his album The Life of Pablo as the final track on the album. The Life of Pablo briefly was removed from Tidal overnight, then re-emerged with the new tracklist. This change is keeping in line with West’s description of the record as a “living album.” CBS has signed a new deal with The Grammys to keep the awards show on the network through 2026. This agreement will keep the Grammys on CBS for 54 years...

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Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur

Phantogram, the critically acclaimed sonic duo comprised of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, today announced their third studio LP, Three, to be released September 16th on Republic Records. After teasing their new single, “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” last month, the song premiered yesterday with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. The band will also be performing “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” tonight (6/16) on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (11:30/10:30c). In support of their new album, Phantogram will be touring across the United States and Canada this fall, kicking off in Las Vegas on September...

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The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting

The Recording Academy has completed its annual awards review and established new amendments and key dates guiding the 59th Annual Grammy Awards process. Among other changes, the updates allow previously ineligible streaming-only works into the process and limit the number of categories in which members may vote. The new guidelines go into effect immediately in the current-year awards cycle. “The Grammys aren’t just peer-awarded, they’re peer-driven. Throughout the year, members of the music community come to us asking to make changes to the Awards process, and we work with them to figure out how those changes might work,” said...

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