According to the RIAA, Adele's latest release, 25, reached diamond status earlier this month (Sept. 22). Adele received the 10X platinum plaque--which certifies the album for 10 million in sales in the U.S.--last week (Sept. 26) during her last of six shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.
25 went diamond just over 10 months after its release. Adele's debut album, 2011's 21, took nearly two years to hit diamond. But in an era of streaming and file sharing, just going platinum is a landmark achievement. Read morehere.
The package will feature fifty six tracks in total, including twenty six of his number one hit singles drawn from the last two decades of this careers from years 1996 to 2016.
George Strait has sixty number one singles and over seventy million records sold. He has more number one songs than any other artist and is third only to Elvis Presley and The Beatles with the most Gold and Platinum albums in history, according to a press release via Radio.com.
"Ahhh, a lovely tune my friend. Congratulations," wrote Harry Styles. "Good luck boss give him all your support huge day for him proud of you," added Liam Payne.
"Feeling super proud @NiallOfficial You sound great!" said Louis Tomlinson. No word yet from Zayn Malik. Check out the congratulatory tweetshere.
The new track is a rework of Charles and Eddie's soulful pop classic, and together Guetta and Gervais rework it in style for the modern dancefloor.
Kicking off with funky guitar disco licks and infectious beats, the track soon gets under your skin with Willis' smooth vocals sitting atop groovy bass, and a big build-up driving us home towards the energetic piano house vibes after the drop. Just the right amount of contemporary production style is applied to these classic sounds, making for a respectful rework that powerfully encapsulates all the passion of the original.
The Club Mix takes the track in a markedly harder direction. Euphoric synth refrains build the energy before we're slammed into a filthy acidic drop and bruising percussion, with a resolute underground vibe prevailing. The Festival Mix channels trance energy and larger-than-life EDM theatrics, with a gigantic lead riff pulsing away incessantly over pounding beats. Across these mixes, there really is one for every occasion, and the variety ensures that this new jam is one that's going to be inescapable in the coming months. Stream ithere.
The suit alleged that the founders of Roc-A-Fella failed to make royalty payments and other compensation to designer Dwayne Walker, who claimed he was contracted to provide logo art for the label.
Jay's team argued that no sufficient evidence exists to prove such a contract was ever signed. And Walker failed to provide the contract. Witness testimony, the judge ruled, would not prove the case. Read morehere.
In 2012, he debuted Captain Murphy, an alter-ego based on the Sealab 2021 character of the same name. Now Captain Murphy is back with an eerie rap track called "Crowned," released through the 2016 Adult Swim singles series.
The ominous orchestration feels like Stranger Things mixed with film noir, in the age of Kanye West.Adult Swim has more singles on the docket, as the series runs through November. Read morehere.
During the sketch, a man texts his lady asking what she's doing and she replies "laying in bed." Sting sings the words in his trademark voice. When prompted by Fallon if she's doing anything else, Sting sings, "I'm eating cereal" — not exactly the response Fallon was imagining.
Later, Sting plays the part of a man who pretends he left his wallet in a girl's car, hoping to stop by her place. Fallon shuts him down quickly by asserting that there's no wallet.
During the interview segment of the show, Sting shared the thought process behind his new album 57th and 9th, which came to fruition during his walk to work each day while recording in New York's Hell's Kitchen. "It's my civic right," Sting said of stroll to work every day. "I like to walk, it's a privilege." Watch "First Textual Experience" with Stinghere.
On Twitter, MGMT mysteriously tweeted "*2017" and then quickly followed up, clarifying with a second tweet, "Meant to say MGMT re-dominates your mind hole in *2017."
The last new music from MGMT came in 2013 with their self-titled album. It marked the third studio effort from the pair. See the tweethere.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Grande admitted that she wouldn't be opposed to recording a country song. In fact, it's something she's had in the back of her mind for years.
"My grandpa, he always wanted me to do something in the country world," she said. "I don't know if that would ever happen, [but] if that opportunity comes along, I'd have to say, 'Hell yeah!'"
Grande added that she grew up listening to the Dixie Chicks. "So that's the most country I've been exposed to," she said. Read morehere.
The privately held league is the WWE's closest rival in terms of size and reach, and has the distinction of having a rock-star president. Corgan talked to ESPN about the future of wrestling and how his work in the entertainment sport informs his musical pursuits.
"People have a very myopic view of what a rock star is," Corgan told the sports channel. "My version of rock star has always been I'm going to do what I want to do however I want to do it. Whether it's having my own tea house, the charitable work that I've done, to pursuing a life or a career in professional wrestling--I think this is the American dream."
From a business standpoint, Corgan explained how his success with Smashing Pumpkins positioned him as an innovator. Read his commentshere.
While Gomez hasn't uploaded any new photos in the six weeks since she canceled her Revival Tour to undergo treatment for anxiety and depression, her fans continue to push for their queen.
Selenators noticed that the singer was close to the 100 million mark and started to campaign for her with the #SelenaBreakTheInternet. The fruits of their labor paid off as the singer has amassed a record-breaking 100 million followers on Instagram. Read morehere.
"I just noticed you never play new music," said Mendes. "You know, Backstreet Boys yesterday. 'This is How We Do It.' It's just like old stuff all the time."
"Everybody knows music was better back then than it is now," Corden shot back. "I should warn you -- I've got hits from before you were born." From there, the pair engaged in a music battle of today's hits (Mendes) and yesterday's classics (Corden). Mendes sang contemporary favorites like "This Is What You Came For" and "Cheap Thrills" while Corden busted out his favorite Spice Girls song, "Wannabe." Ultimately, Corden and Mendes bonded over one song everybody can appreciate-- TLC's "No Scrubs." Who can argue with that? Check it outhere.
"We had to start that one," Bryan says of the rule. "They'll sneak one in on you." When asked if he discusses this issue with other guys, Bryan replies, "me and other country stars don't necessarily sit around and talk about it."
DeGeneres pressed on, suggesting that he should talk to others to see if this is an isolated issue or if other country stars experience the same problem. "I'll run it by Blake [Shelton], see what he says," he adds. Read morehere.
"If we're going to be spending this amount of quality time together, we've got to know a little bit more about each other," Moore said. "That tells a lot about a person, what kind of movies they like."
Pardi says his favorite flick is Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. "I like a lot of comedies," Pardi responds, and then dons NASCAR gear and does his best Ricky Bobby impression.
For Moore's film, his favorite is the original Karate Kid from 1984. Not the Jaden Smith remake, as he is quick to point out. Moore then slips into his karate uniform and shows off his moves. Watch the videohere.
During his set, Simon performed a new song called "Wristband" off his latest album Stranger To Stranger. The track recounts the difficulties a musician faces when being locked out of the backstage before his show. Simon's animated performance has his audience laughing and clapping along throughout.
Simon's performance was filmed on May 12 at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. His full set will be showcased on PBS on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the preview cliphere.
All about living large, "Ballin" finds West contributing half the chorus, repeating "And I'm ballin'" as a call to which Juicy J can respond in different ways. His rhymes start with a metered steadiness before Juicy J lets loose and brings a machine gun quickness to his words.
"Ballin" isn't the first time the pair worked together, they last collaborated on the 2006 remix for Three Six Mafia track "Side to Side." "Ballin" marks the second track Juicy J shared off his new project. Read morehere.
In fact, when she played Lollapalooza, it was her sixth show. But "Gold" was already a big enough hit that the audience was singing along. "Going from being in the studio when we recorded it, and now seeing people singing along, it's really trippy," Kiiara marvels. Even more trippy is the fact that she wasn't impressed by the song when she wrote it: "It was just another song that I wrote. I scrapped it, I thought nothing of it. I move on very quickly. It's wild that people like that song."
"The overall message I was trying to get across is that you don't have to answer to anyone," she says, explaining the lyrics. "Like, you don't owe anyone anything. That's how I was raised. If someone asks you something, you don't have to answer them." Read morehere.
"You've been tested and you stood up. And you still standing up. So who you got to impress?" He then raps, 'I got god watching over me from courtside, ballin like I'm Jordan it's the best up/And n—– want me gone but I'm still alive, wake up every morning feelin' blessed up,"
On another track Meek teased, he discusses foosball and waterboys, perhaps paying tribute to the Adam Sandler classic The Waterboy. Dreamchasers 4 is supposed to drop in September, but time is running out--with no clear release date, the mixtape could arrive any day now (or not). Until it does, we've got the Meek-Game feud to keep us occupied. Listen to the previewshere.
The touching video follows the adventure and love story between two fan-powered dancing wind balloons one would expect to find used as advertisements in front of a business. Not only do the inflatables find themselves madly in love and between the sheets on more than one occasion but share each other company at at concerts, in the park, riding in a boat, eating at restaurants, drinking at bars and of course, dancing on a fire escape. Hilarity ensures when the clumsy twelve foot balloons knock over drinks and set tables on fire.
The two lovable inanimate objects feel all the more real when they're torn apart by a security guard at McMahon's concert. Security unplugs the fan from the female balloon leaving her deflated on the concert floor and her mate all alone in a big scary world. Thankfully, a kind hand saves the day. Watch ithere.
This past week the #WangSquad finally materialized in the form of an Instagram promo video, which featured Kylie, Tyga, Skrillex, and Anna Ewers partying together at a glamorous mansion party. Just like in Zoolander 2, Skrillex provided the tunes. But this time, we believed the scenario.
Watch below as Skrillex deejays the decadent party from the couch, while a fully clothed Tyga gets into a bathtub (totally normal), and somehow scores a private show from Kylie and Anna. Check out the full cliphere.
This is the 13th annual Black Ball and will feature an all-star lineup from various corners of the music universe: Keys, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Salt-n-Pepa, and Patti Smith.
The evening should guarantee a mixture of contemporary hip-hop, RnB, and throwback classics when those acts take the stage at the Manhattan Center/Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Read morehere.
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