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'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is Number 1 in the UK and the States at the same time, only the ninth album this decade to do so.
Florence Welch may be recovering from a broken foot, but she’s got even more good news to make her feel better, as the third Florence + The Machine album has entered the American charts at Number One, her first record to reach the summit in the States.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful sold 137,000 copies in its first week on sale to debut at the top spot in the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As a result, Florence is one of the few artists who have managed to top the American and British albums charts at the same time – the ninth act to do so in the 2010s and the first since Ed Sheeran’s X last year.
Florence Welch is celebrating being Number 1 in the US and the UK at the same time
Continue reading: Florence + The Machine Scores First U.S. Number 1 Album
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are celebrating their fourth album reaching the top spot, following the slow-burning success of its predecessor 'Vessel'.
Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album, after the group’s second major label record Blurryface entered at the top of the Billboard 200. It sold 146,000 copies in the week ending May 24th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Of that figure, a solid 134,000 were direct album sales, a healthy indication of the recent resurgence in physical music purchasing. Blurryface is Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun’s fourth album in total, following their Fueled By Ramen debut Vessel back in 2013.
Twenty One Pilots score their first ever US Number 1 album
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Taylor Swift will premiere her new video at this month's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The line-up for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was already very impressive, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all set to perform on stage, and officials have now filled a (blank) space by confirming Taylor Swift will be there to debut the video for her new track 'Bad Blood', according to Hollywood Reporter.
And the singer has teased the premiere of the forthcoming video with a stylish image on Twitter.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift To Open Billboard Music Awards With New Video
The country ensemble sold over 200,000 copies of their fourth album 'Jekyll + Hyde' to ease to the top of the American charts.
There’s change at the top of the American albums chart this week as the Zac Brown Band enters at Number 1 with its fourth LP Jekyll + Hyde.
The eight piece ensemble notched up their third consecutive Billboard chart topper by selling 228,000 copies, including track equivalent and streaming equivalent sales, in the week ending May 3rd, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
These are impressive sales figures for the group, which previously had Number 1 albums in 2012 with Uncaged and 2010 with You Get What You Give. Jekyll + Hyde contains two popular singles already, one being the Chris Cornell collaboration ‘Heavy is the Head’ and the other the country-flavoured ‘Homegrown’.
Continue reading: Third Straight Number One Album For The Zac Brown Band
The Alabama outfit (as you'd guess by their name) are celebrating their first Number One record this week after 'Sound & Color' beat all other records.
In quite a low-selling week, the rockers sold 96,000 copies of their sophomore effort to reach the top spot in the Billboard 200 chart. The reformed system counts track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent sales, though some 91,000 of Sound & Color’s sales total came from traditional physical sales.
Alabama Shakes’ debut album Boys & Girls won the group a lot of plaudits upon its release in 2012 for its classic rock sound. It peaked at Number 6 in the American charts, nearly a year after its release, due to its three Grammy nominations in 2013.
Continue reading: Alabama Shakes Rock To The Top Of The Billboard Albums Chart
The pair performed a duet of 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You'.
It was a crazy night for pop fans on Saturday night (April 11th 2015) as The Wanted's Nathan Sykes showed up for an impromptu performance with Meghan Trainor as she hit Birmingham's The Institute on the UK leg of her world tour.
Nathan Sykes performs 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' with Meghan Trainor
No-one was expecting a surprise guest during Meghan Trainor's set at The Institute, so it was doubly exciting to see Nathan Sykes - formerly of The Wanted - show up for a spontaneous duet of her song 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' (originally featuring John Legend). The singer, who is embarking on a solo career following the split of the band, was already in Birmingham that day having performed at Temple as part of his own 6-date UK tour, and decided to pay his friend a visit.
The Billboard Music Awards are being held on May 17th in Las Vegas.
Swift and Smith, whose respective albums 1989 and In The Lonely Hour are still in the Top 5 of the Billboard Albums Chart well over four months after their release, are both gunning for the Top Artist, Top 100 Songs, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artists categories, while each is up for the Top Artist in their gender-specific prizes.
Taylor Swift scored the most BMA nominations with 14
Taylor Swift lands dream duet with Madonna, and Rihanna stuns in vibrant Versace.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw some pretty epic moments this weekend, and some of the most hotly anticipated performances of the year. The top prize of 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award went to Justin Timberlake, but he wasn't the biggest winner of the night...
Apart from winning three accolades - for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics - Taylor Swift was winning in many other ways. She's been gushing to everyone who'll listen recently about Queen of Pop Madonna apparently praising her music in an interview, but the 'Blank Space' singer landed the chance to perform with her idol as she and her guitar joined the diva on stage for a rendition of Madonna's new single 'Ghosttown', taken from recently released thirteenth album 'Rebel Heart'.
Powered by current single 'I Bet My Life', the eclectic group secures its first ever U.S. Number One album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'.
Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons have landed straight in at the top spot on the Billboard 200 with their second album Smoke + Mirrors. The group, responsible for the enormous 2012 hit ‘Radioactive’, sold 195,000 units of their sophomore effort in the first week, compiled from physical, track and streaming equivalent sales according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The record is also currenly top of the charts in Britain, and is only new entry inside the Top Ten this week. Despite the impressive figures, Smoke + Mirrors has got a way to go before it tops the sales for their first album Night Visions, which to date has sold 2.5 million copies and has only left the Billboard 100 for two of its 129 weeks on sale. ‘Radioactive’, by itself, has sold in excess of nine million copies in the U.S. But that album only made as high as Number 2 during its run.
Imagine Dragons secure their first US Number 1 album with 'Smoke + Mirrors'
Continue reading: Imagine Dragons Enter Billboard Chart At The Top
The American rock group hit the top of the US charts with their sixth album 'American Beauty / American Psycho'.
Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during the week ending January 25th, according to figures given by Nielsen SoundScan.
The new record knocked Meghan Trainor’s debut Title, which sold 86,000, down to Number 3, and fended off non-mover Taylor Swift at Number 2 with 119,000 units. It marks the first time since 2010 that a January sales month, typically a quiet time for major releases, has seen two albums debut at the top with sales of over 150,000.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who top the US Billboard charts this week
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'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' seems to be the motto running rampant in 'Title', the debut full-length from one of music's hottest stars, Meghan Trainor. After hitting it big - real big - with 2014's smash 'All About That Bass', 'Title' tries to re-create that magic over and over again. For the most part it succeeds, but at the end of the day, the familiar formula ends up losing its charm and becomes real stale, real quick.
Part of the problem is 'Title''s personnel, which consists almost entirely of Trainor and writer/producer buddy Kevin Kadish. The lack of a million contributors on pop records seems to be a growing trend as evident with the recent outputs by acts like Betty Who and Tove Lo, but the Trainor/Kadish combo here does not produce the same lasting effect as the aforementioned artists. In fact, it's like the duo were so shocked by how popular they became with 'Bass' that they were terrified of losing that popularity.
The follow-up single and closer to 'Title', 'Lips Are Movin', is proof of that. Although it cleverly calls back to 'Bass' in the lyrics (in case people somehow forgot about it after having the song incessantly beaten into their brains over the past six months), 'Movin' is actually an even better 'Bass' than 'Bass' is. However, that's about where their luck runs out. With the record's other upbeat and catchy numbers like 'Dear Future Husband', 'Walkashame', 'Title''s title track and non-Kadish tune 'Bang Dem Sticks', you're left wondering if there's anything new in Trainor's repertoire that you haven't already heard, as you can essentially start singing the previous song's lyrics over the current song's melodies. Even the ballads grow tiresome after a while, despite John Legend's best efforts to right the ship with his guest spot on 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You'.
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor - Title Album Review
The 'All About That Bass' singer got together with the 1D poster boy to record a "cute acoustic love thing" recently.
The 21 year old dropped by BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday morning and told host Nick Grimshaw that the “cute acoustic love” song is called ‘Someday Maybe’. Grimshaw was asking Trainor about an earlier interview with ‘The Sun’ in which she indicated that the Styles writing hook-up had happened.
Meghan Trainor outside BBC Radio 1 studios, where she spoke about the Harry Style collaboration
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Writes Song With Harry Styles
Pop sensations settled down for interviews as they prepared for their Jingle Ball concert.
As usual, the Y100 Jingle Ball was a pop explosion with some of 2014's biggest chart sensations giving it their all on this year's stage in Miami, Florida. Among which we saw Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea - but what did they get up to backstage?
Ariana Grande and Jessie J at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Credit: John Parra at Getty Images Entertainment
'Miami's #1 Hit Music Station' Y100 hosted the perfect pre-Christmas concert on December 21st 2014 at the BB&T Center with this year seeing ultra sultry performances from the likes of Ariana Grande and Jessie J - who looked like serious besties as they hung out backstage, ever since they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on J's number one 'Bang Bang' earlier this year.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift were among the most famous faces to be spotted attending the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Swift was celebrating receiving the 'Woman of the Year' honour just ahead of her 25th birthday.
Numerous pop superstars made appearances at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Among them were 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel and 'All About That Bass' hitmaker Meghan Trainor.
Meghan Trainor's hit has been on top of the charts for 4 weeks.
Meghan Trainor has equalled Clean Bandit's record for the longest-running UK No.1 of the year after her pop mega-hit 'All About That Bass' secured a fourth week atop the singles chart. It's rare for a single to spend more than a couple of weeks at No.1 in the singles chart - in fact, it has only happened twice since January 2012, with Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know.
Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' has topped the UK singles chart for the fourth consecutive week
Trainor's single is as much of a hit as both of those songs and it's raced past the likes of Pharrell Williams' Happy and Daft Punk's Lucky in terms of chart longevity. The song has been a global success and also topped charts in Canada, Austria, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland the lucrative U.S.
Continue reading: All About That Bass: Meghan Trainor Has Longest Running No.1 Of 2014
The 20 year-old American singer shifted a further 100,000 copies of her hit track in the last seven days.
Meghan Trainor has taken the British music charts by storm once again as her debut track 'All About That Bass' earns the U.K. No.1 single spot for the second straight week by outlasting Nicki Minaj's new release 'Anaconda.'
Trainor is at the top of the U.K. singles charts for a second straight week
The 20 year-old American singer's hit song climbed the singles chart last week by becoming one of the fastest-selling singles of the year so far, shifting 144,000 copies, only coming behind Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne's 'Rather Be,' and it has managed to sell a further 100,000 copies in the last seven days.
The blonde beauty shot to international success in a matter of months.
Meghan Trainor’s latest single, All About That Bass – you know, the one you haven’t been able to get out of your head for a month now – has reached No. 1 in the UK charts. The song’s first week out in full release saw it shoot straight for the top of the UK chart, just like it did in the US a month prior.
Trainor's celebration of curves shot her to chart success in the UK and US charts.
Fun fact: according to Billboard, All About That Bass is the first UK chart topper to get there entirely on streaming plays (well, mostly on streaming plays, anyway). Streams of 1.17 million saw it rise 53-33, and after its full release, raced to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s new data Sunday (Oct. 5). Its combined sales in the first week come out to 144,000 with 1,4 million streaming plays accounting for about over 9% of the aggregated tally (that means there’s a bit of math involved, so let’s not get too bogged down.)
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Tops UK Chart With Catchy Single "All About That Bass"
The 20 year-old singer's hit track also became one of the fastest-selling singles of the year so far.
Meghan Trainor has taken the British music charts by storm as her debut track 'All About That Bass' earns the U.K. No.1 spot by becoming one of the fastest-selling singles of the year so far, only coming behind Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne's 'Rather Be'.
Trainor's debut track reached the No.1 spot in the U.K.
The hit song climbed 32 places last week to reach the top spot by selling a combined total of nearly 144,000 copies, Clean Bandit's Rather Be ft Jess Glynne sold 163,000 in its first week of release back in January.
Continue reading: Meghan Trainor Lands U.K. No.1 With 'All About That Bass'
Meghan Trainor - An array of stars attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand and were photographed at the event in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014
Date of birth
22nd December, 1993
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