Nashville, Tennessee is the country capital as far as music’s concerned. But this June some of hip-hop’s elite, as well as talents from other genres, will bring their skills just south to a 700 acre farm in Manchester. The Bonnaroo festival, celebrating its tenth birthday, announced its lineup today. Though they didn’t reveal the entire slate, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, and Neil Young all are confirmed acts.
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Grammy nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, and Katy Perry will all perform at this year’s show, the ceremony’s producers announced today. It’s the first Grammy performance for Arcade Fire and Lambert.
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Nine years after starring in 8 Mile, Eminem is poised to get back in front of the camera. According to Fox, the rapper is attached to play an ex-con in the crime thriller Random Acts of Violence. His character is torn between falling back into a life of crime and cooperating with the feds. David Von Ancken (Californication) is writing and attached as the director. Update: Eminem’s camp confirmed his involvement, but emphasized caution with a statement: “Eminem’s producing team, including his manager Paul Rosenberg, have been developing this project for some time. Everyone involved hopes that it comes to fruition and the film goes into production, but as of right now nothing is set in stone and there is no firm start date.”
Eminem‘s Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010, according to year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan. Recovery sold 3.42 million copies in the U.S. between Jan. 4, 2010 and Jan. 2, 2011, easily beating runners-up like Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now (3.09 million), Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (2.96 million), and Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 (2.32 million).
Those numbers are obviously music to the ears of the labels that released those albums. But the rest of Nielsen SoundScan’s year-end report contains some less pleasing news for the industry as a whole. Album sales were down 12.7 percent in 2010, with a grand total of 326.2 million albums sold compared to 2009′s 373.9 million. That figure includes all physical formats (CDs, LPs, even cassettes), as well as digital albums sold via services like iTunes. The tally looks a little better if you also include “track equivalent albums,” which count groups of 10 track downloads as one album; using that metric, overall album sales in 2010 were down only 9.5 percent. Finally, if you count all individual digital track sales as well, plus music videos and CD singles, the percentage decline in overall music sales goes down to 2.4 percent. READ FULL STORY
For its fifth non-conscutive week, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is No. 1 on Billboard‘s 200 albums chart, selling 77,000 copies. Eminem’s Recovery jumps up five spots to No.2 with 63,000 albums sold, while Rihanna’s Loud comes in at No. 3, moving 62,000 units. Check out the entire top 10 below.
Jan. 5, 2011′s Billboard 200 albums top 10
No. 1 – Taylor Swift, Speak Now: 77,000
No. 2 – Eminem, Recovery: 63,000
No. 3 – Rihanna, Loud: 62,000
No. 4 – Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday: 61,000
No. 5 – Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: 59,000
No. 6 – Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy: 54,000
No. 7 – Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans: 45,000
No. 8 – Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More: 39,000
No. 9 – Katy Perry, Teenage Dream: 38,000
No. 10 – Keyshia Cole, Calling All Hearts: 37,000
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Billboard Hot 100—where it spent a chart-busting seven weeks in the top spot this summer—Rihanna and Eminem have released a sequel to their combative-love ballad “Love the Way You Lie,” this time flipping the “featuring” credit to make the pop star its main player, and the rapper her guest.Even while the original still lingers at no. 12 on the
Aside from several new Rihanna-led verses and more atmospheric, Ryan Tedder-esque synths in place of the first song’s harder instrumental charge, the melody and main hook on “Love the Way You Lie (Pt. II),” which will appear on her upcoming album Loud, is essentially unchanged; stream it here:
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