February 23, 2013 |
Pearl Jam plans to release a new studio album later this year. Speaking to Rolling Stone , guitarist Mike McCready said the Seattle band is "working on demos right now" for the follow-up to 2009's "Backspacer," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for the rock album Grammy Award. Pearl Jam has "seven songs that are relatively completed," McCready said. "But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that [frontman] Eddie [Vedder] brings in, so we'll weed through those.
February 11, 2013 |
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it can lead to major sales victories for those who appear. Last year, for instance, after Adele's "21" was named album of the year, she managed to earn the biggest sales week of her career, as...
January 3, 2013 |
Taylor Swift couldn't quite beat out Adele for the top-selling album of 2012, but Swift 's "Red" is heading into 2013 on a high note. The album retains its position at the top of the U.S. pop charts, her seventh week overall in the No. 1 spot. Swift's Big Machine effort "Red" sold an additional 241,000 copies this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving it a to-date total of 3.1 million copies sold. As reported earlier today, Swift's...
January 3, 2013 |
Taylor Swift's "Red" has been an undisputed blockbuster since it was released in October. The album hasn't left the top 10 and it has been in the No. 1 spot for much of its run. There's only one reason why Swift's "Red" isn't the biggest pop album of 2012: It had to contend with the biggest pop album of 2011. Adele's "21," released in the U.S. in February 2011 by XL/Columbia, is the top-selling album of the year for the second year running....
December 27, 2012 |
Taylor Swift's “Red” appeared to be the music gift of choice among last-minute shoppers, posting a sixth week in the No. 1 slot in the final week before Christmas and adding another 276,000 copies to its total, which is closing in on 3 million. Rapper T.I. came in with the highest chart debut of the week, his new “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head” landing at No. 2 with 179,000 copies, just edging out Bruno Mars' “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which drops one slot to No. 3 on second-week sales of 178,000 copies.
December 12, 2012 |
Once again the top of the charts belongs to Taylor Swift. The country pop phenomenon has landed atop the Billboard 200 this week with her latest omnipresent set of love and heartbreak, “Red,” which moved an additional 167,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift unseats soul-pop diva Alicia Keys, whose latest album, "Girl on Fire," slipped to No. 7 after moving 77,000 units. For Swift's “Red” -- which benefited from an aggressive promotional campaign that didn't include making it available for online streaming -- this is the fourth non-consecutive week that the disc is No. 1. Last week it was announced the album's lead single, “We Are Never Getting Back Together," scored a Grammy nomination for record of the year during the prime-time special, which Swift co-hosted with LL Cool J. “Red's” return to the top of the charts shut out a number of new releases from the pole position, including Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha.