Day in Pop Report for 12/06/2012
The album also captured the top spot on the Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and Top Digital Albums chart.
Girl On Fire also reached number one on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries. The title track is approaching one million single sales and is #3 on the digital single sales chart, while rapidly climbing the top 40 radio charts. more on this story
Justin performed an acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me," and then turned things up for a bouncy version of "Beauty And A Beat."
During rehearsals for the broadcast, Victoria's Secret recorded video of their models – aka "angels" – lip-syncing to "Beauty And A Beat" with some help from Justin. Watch the performance here.
Christina Perri performs her cover of "Let It Snow" in an exclusive recording session live at The Fortress in Los Angeles, CA for The Live Room on The Warner Sound.
The Live Room is an exclusive Warner Sound original series that captures today's most innovative artists performing live recording sessions in the most iconic recording studios across America. Watch it here.
As part of the plea agreement, Krayzie pled "no contest" yesterday to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher -- following his July arrest in L.A., when police popped him for DUI.
He was sentenced to 3 years summary probation, and must enroll in an alcohol education program.
Bone had also been charged with an additional DUI count stemming from the arrest, as well as driving without a license, but those two counts were dropped in exchange or the "no contest" plea. more on this story
The album is slated for a Spring 2013 release in conjunction with Vice Music and Mad Decent. A new track from the album, "Here Comes The King," featuring Angela Hunte, has been released, which was produced by Diplo & Ariel Rechtshaid and co-produced by 6Blocc.
The recording process in Jamaica of the music from Reincarnated the album was documented in the film of the same name. An official selection of the critically-acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, the highly-anticipated Vice Films/Snoopadelic Films documentary, Reincarnated, chronicles Snoop Dogg's spiritual journey to Snoop Lion that grew from his recent trip to the island - where the Jamaican people and culture positively affected him. More information regarding the album will be released at a later date. more on this story
"Flavor" is the lead single from Amos' current album Gold Dust on which she re-imagines songs from her catalogue in an orchestral setting in collaboration with the Metropole Orchestra.
Grammy award winning remixer/dj Peter Rauhofer has taken the re-imagined "Flavor" from the concert hall to the dancefloor with four new versions. He is best known for his remixes for Madonna, Cher, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Pink, and Mariah Carey. more on this story
Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Mariah and The Roots grabbed some instruments you'd find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night "Music Room" to sing Mariah's holiday classic, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
Carey is currently busy in her new role as a judge on American Idol; the show's new season premieres January 16 on FOX. Watch the Fallon performance here.
Ludacris -- real name Chris Bridges -- filed legal docs this month ... claiming Demetri and Donna Evans-Brown are illegally using the phrase "Disturb The Peace" for their audio equipment business and musical recordings.
But Ludacris says he's owned the trademark for "Disturbing tha Peace" since 2003 -- it's also the title of his 2005 album -- and the couple's use of a similar name will confuse customers and ruin his reputation.
Luda is asking a judge to force the Browns to stop using the trademark -- and he's suing for damages, plus attorneys' fees. more on this story
The band also gathered for a packed unplugged benefit performance at the Greenwich Village hotspot Sullivan Hall later that evening.
The new country music festival will debut next spring and organizers have announced the lineup.
Thunder on the Mountain will take place June 6 - 8, 2013 on the Mulberry Mountain, near Ozark, AR. more on this story
Rihanna sang her current single, "Diamonds," as well as "Phresh Out The Runway" – both tracks appear on her new album, "Unapologetic."
The project recently earned Rihanna her first U.S. #1 album, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 238,000 copies. Watch her performance here.
The track is from her forthcoming full-length Nonesuch Records debut album, How I Knew Her, which will be released on February 12, 2013. Watch the video here.
Dawn will also be hitting the road in January for a West Coast nine-city tour opening for Ben Folds Five. more on this story
The new dates include stops in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.
Fans can also catch one of Jimkata's live Northeast performances this December including their hometown New Year's Eve show at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY. more on this story
Mars performed two tracks from his forthcoming album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which hits stores next week.
Bruno and crew sang the the album's lead single, "Locked Out Of Heaven," as well as the second track, "Young Girls." Watch the performance here.
Paloma will be performing her US debut single "Picking Up the Pieces" in support of her brand new album, Fall To Grace, which was released this week by Epic Records
You can watch Paloma's previous appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman here.
Many Castle fans may be surprised to learn Jon spends much of his free time creating and performing music. He's traveled the world singing in large auditoriums, small and sexy jazz clubs, even appearing in "The Wiz". It all stems from his first featured singing solo, at the ripe age of six, at his catholic school's 2nd grade Christmas show.
Recently Jon has collaborated with Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Christian "Davis" Stalnecker and together they've produced Jon's new album "Grown and Sexy". Jon describes his genre as Urban Pop and believes that his acting background has helped him immensely as a singer. "We write these songs so that they tell a clear story. That's what I love about Christian, he gets it. It's about story telling, just like in TV and film, and I know how to do that."
Throughout the album, He and Christian have created undulating peaks and valleys within the genre effortlessly shifting between club dance tracks and classic R&B pop. Jon is looking forward to doing spot dates to promote the album across the country starting in January 2013, and then expand to a multi-city tour during "Castle's" shooting hiatus starting in April 2013. Jon will also have a chance to showcase his skills as a dancer during these performances. However, fans of Jon can still catch him on every week on "Castle", Mondays on ABC.
Listen to the new single "Ledge of Love" here.
The group will stage the series of shows at the Tate Modern art gallery in London from February 6 through February 14. The gigs, dubbed "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8," will adhere to the same format Kraftwerk employed during their run of shows at New York's Museum of Art this past April.
The band previously announced they will stage similar full-album performances in their hometown of Dusseldorf in January 2013. more on this story
The duo, who perform with a full band, will be making stops in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Portland. Two of the shows are with Father John Misty.
The will be touring in support of their self-titled debut album which will be released on January 29th 2013 by Rounder/ Concord. more on this story
Kesha is set to release the new album, "Warrior," which was executive produced by Dr. Luke, next week.
"Warrior" features tracks written by Kesha, as well as collaborations with producers, writers and musicians including will.i.am, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Bonnie McKee, Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Patrick Carney, Ben Folds, Greg Kurstin, Kojak, Ammo and Billboard. Check out the Conan appearance here.
Jerry caught up with Danny at the "Celebration of Carole King And Her Music" concert to benefit Paul Newman's "The Painted Turtle Camp" last night where the star hinted that he and Rhea, his wife of 30 years, are working on getting back together.
Jerry asked Danny, "Are you adjusting to being a single man?" Danny said, "It's not something you adjust to. Rhea and I are really close. Actually still together, just separate, but together." Jerry went on to ask. "Is there any chance of a reconciliation?" Danny replied, "We're working on it." more on this story
Law enforcement sources tell us Evans was arrested Tuesday evening when he tried to buy narcotics from an LAPD officer posing as a dealer.
Evans -- who played Officer Oliver Fish on "One Life to Live" a few years back -- was booked at 6:15PM for attempt to possess a controlled substance ... a felony. He bailed out around 12:30AM.
It's unclear what drug Evans was trying to buy.
Evans reacted to the bust with a Facebook post early this morning: "Most ridiculous night of my life in LA so far. At least I made it a year before getting arrested." more on this story
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