The Music Mix Music news, reviews, albums, concerts, and downloads

Tag: Usher (61-70 of 83)

Jack Johnson's latest tops Billboard's album chart

jack-johnsonImage Credit: Hilary WalshJack Johnson tops Billboard‘s album chart this week. His latest set, To The Sea, debuts big with 243,000 copies sold. It’s the third No. 1 album of his career. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 hops up a spot to No. 2 with 52,000 units sold. Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers slides back to No. 3, selling 45,000 copies.  At No. 4, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now holds steady selling 41,000 units.

The next two stay in the same spots they held last week. Usher‘s Raymond v. Raymond is at No. 5 with 35,000 albums sold. And Lady Gaga’s The Fame is at No. 6 with 33,000 copies sold. Carole King and James Taylor’s Live at the Troubadour jumps up two spots with 25,000 units sold. It’s No. 7.

The next highest entry on the chart is Taio Cruz‘s debut offering, Rokstarr. The album’s Ludacris-assisted lead single, “Break Your Heart” was a major hit at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. But that success didn’t lead to a decent opening week for his full album. It arrives at No. 8, selling 24,000 copies. American Idol alum Clay Aiken’s Tried & True comes in at No. 9 with 22,000 copies sold. And closing out the top 10, Ke$ha‘s Animal lands at No. 10 with 20,000 copies sold.

Happy Jack Johnson’s album came it at No. 1? Are you surprised Cruz did so poorly? Talk to us.

Katy Perry knocks Usher off No. 1 spot on Billboard's singles chart

katy-perryImage Credit: Emma SummertonStep aside, Usher. Make way for Katy Perry. Today (June 9) Billboard announced that “California Gurls,” Perry’s first single from her forthcoming album Teenage Dream, will be the No. 1 record on their Hot 100 singles chart tomorrow. It moves up from No. 2, replacing Usher’s will.i.am-produced “OMG.” This is Perry’s second No. 1 single. Her first was 2008’s raunchy “I Kissed a Girl,” which held the top spot for seven weeks.

Check back with us tomorrow for a full Billboard Hot 100 recap. Are you a fan of Katy’s Golden State anthem? Do you think “California Gurls” will stay at the top as long as “I Kissed a Girl” did?

Usher continues reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, while Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox underperform

usher-idolsImage Credit: Usher:Norman Jean Roy; Michael Becker/FoxFor its fourth non-consecutive week, Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” follows behind at No. 2, where it started two weeks ago. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” lands at No. 3. His former No. 1 “Nothin’ On You” falls two spots to No. 7.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves up three spots to No. 4. It’s the second top five record of her career. Taio Cruz drops a spot to No. 5 drop with “Break Your Heart,” while “Alejandro” from Lady Gaga holds steady at No. 6. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” makes a big jump into the top 10 this week, leaving behind No. 14 for No. 8. Rounding out the top 10, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” moves up two spots to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” drops from No. 9 to No. 10.

On a sour note, this season’s American Idol champ Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox failed to achieve much Billboard success with their debut singles. Of the three DeWyze cuts to debut this week, his most successful is “Beautiful Day” at No. 24. Bowersox’s “Up To the Mountain” only managed to climb to No. 57. Combined, they debuted five songs, an underwhelming showing considering the finale was last week. Last season, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert combined for nine chart entries the week after AI‘s finale.

Happy Usher’s still No 1? Are you a La Roux fan yet? What do you think about how DeWyze and Bowersox debuted? Let us know.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry cover Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”
Lady Gaga talks lupus diagnosis, Michael Jackson collaboration with Larry King

Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith pair up for ‘Karate Kid’ single ‘Never Say Never’: Watch the new video
M.I.A. strikes back at journalist with a furious new song

Glee tops Billboard's album chart again

glee-stpGlee cheerfully leads the Billboard 200 albums chart for its second straight week. Selling 63,000 copies, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers comes in at No. 1. The Stone Temple Pilots’ first studio album since 2001 comes in at No. 2. Their self-titled set sold 62,000 units. Selling 50,000 copies, Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 moves up one spot to No. 3. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now rises two spots to No. 4 with 46,000 copies sold.

Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond sold 35,000 copies, climbing to No. 5. Lady Gaga’s The Fame also moves up with 31,000 copies sold. Now it sits at No. 6. Last week the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street re-release came it at No. 2. This week it’s No. 7 with 28,000 copies sold. The Black Keys’ Brothers drops five spots to No. 8 with just under 26,000 units sold. Carole King and James Taylor’s Live at the Troubadour rises two slots to No. 9 with about 26,000 copies sold. Nas and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives round out the top 10, dropping five spaces to No. 10 with 25,000 units moved.

Surprised Glee held on to No. 1 another week? Did you buy the Pilots’ latest? Let us know.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Kelly Clarkson and Chris Daughtry cover Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”
Lady Gaga talks lupus diagnosis, Michael Jackson collaboration with Larry King

Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith pair up for ‘Karate Kid’ single ‘Never Say Never’: Watch the new video
M.I.A. strikes back at journalist with a furious new song

Usher stays on top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart

usherUsher remains king of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. His “OMG” comes in at No. 1 for its third non-consecutive week. Last week’s No. 2, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, falls to No. 3. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams rises from No. 3 to No. 2. Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, moves up one from No. 5 to No. 4.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” stays at No. 7. Lady Gaga is creeping up to her seventh straight top five hit. Her “Alejandro” moves up two spots to No. 6. Miley Cyrus bursts on to the chart with her latest single, “Can’t Be Tamed.” It debuts at No. 8. Two former No. 1s round out the top 10. Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” drops three to No. 9. And “Rude Boy” by Rihanna goes from No. 9 to No. 10.

La Roux‘s “Bulletproof,” an infectious track that has slowly been burning up the chart, landed at No. 14 this week. Drake closes out the top 20. His “Over” and “Find Your Love” are No. 19 and 20 respectively.

Happy for Miley Cyrus? Think Gaga is going to crack the top five? Talk to us.

Glee dances past the Rolling Stones to No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart

glee-stonesImage Credit: Micahel Yarish/Fox; Mark SeligerAfter earning their first No. 1 album with The Power of Madonna last month, Glee‘s latest installment, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 136,000 albums sold. The re-release of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 album Exile on Main Street debuts at No. 2 with 76,000 sold.

Four other albums also debut in the top 10 this week. The Black Keys’ Brothers comes in at No. 3, selling 73,000 copies. With 62,000 units sold, last week’s chart-topper Justin Bieber drops three spots to No. 4. Nas and Damian Marley’s rap-reggae hybrid Distant Relatives sold 57,000 units and debuts at No. 5.

Band of Horses’s Infinite Arms gallops to No. 7, selling 45,000 copies, and LCD Soundsystem’s This is Happening rounds out the chart at No. 10 with 31,000 copies sold.

Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now continues its reign in the top 10 at No. 6 with 46,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond sits at No. 8. He sold 41,000 copies. AC/DC Iron Man 2 soundtrack lands at No. 9 with 32,000 albums bought.

Surprised team Glee beat the Stones’ classic album? Did you think Nas and Damien would sell more? Let us know.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Liam Gallagher’s new band is called Beady Eye
Apple’s online practices reportedly spark antitrust investigation
Christina Aguilera explains tour postponement: Are you convinced?
Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, and more to perform full albums on Rock the Bells tour
Country singer Mindy McReady hospitalized
Rihanna channels Slash in ‘Rockstar 101′ video: Watch here

Usher regains No. 1 spot, Katy Perry debuts big on Billboard's Hot 100 chart

katy-perry-usherImage Credit: Perry: Mike RuizEminem‘s reign at the top didn’t last long. After pushing Usher aside last week, his “Not Afraid” has fallen from No. 1 to No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Usher‘s “OMG”reclaims the crown at No.1.

Katy Perry first single from her forthcoming set, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, made a big splash on the charts. Her West Coast anthem debuts at No. 2 this week. Songs like Miley Cyrus’ 2009 “Party in the U.S.A” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s  1997 smash “Hypnotize” have also accomplished the feat. Perry is the fourteenth to do so.

B.o.B has two consecutive cuts in the top 10. His latest single, “Airplanes,” featuring Hayley Williams, climbs from No. 5 to No. 3. While his once chart-topping “Nothin’ On You,” featuring Bruno Mars dropped from No. 3 to No. 4.  Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, backslides from No. 4 to No. 5.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” steps up a spot to No. 7. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” enters the top 10, moving from No. 11 to No. 7.  This marks her seventh radio single in a row to reach the top 10.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” moves back three spots to No. 9. And rounding out the top, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” does the same falling to No. 10.

Surprised Eminem dropped to No. 6 so fast? Happy Katy Perry debuted this high? Let us know.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Taylor Hanson on performing live with Conan O’Brien: ‘He’s got chops!’
‘Glee’ Exclusive: Susan Boyle to play the McKinley High lunch lady?
Ronnie James Dio: An Appreciation
Joy Division’s Ian Curtis: Gone 30 years today
Five reasons you should see Hall & Oates on tour

Eminem, 3OH!3 big winners this week on Billboard's Hot 100

eminem-3OH3As we reported yesterday, Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 10o singles chart. Also premiering well, at No. 9, is 3OH!3‘s “My First Kiss,” featuring Ke$ha. Eminem pushes last week’s chart topper, Usher‘s “OMG” featuring will.i.am, to No. 2. In turn, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” is moves from No. 3 to No. 4.

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” remains at No. 4. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring  Eminem & Hayley Williams jumps from No. 7 to No. 5. Rihanna‘s “Rude Boy” falls back a bit, going to No. 6 from No. 3.

Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” backslides one spot, heading to No. 7.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” hangs tough at No. 8. And Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” might be seeing its last days in the top 10. It falls from No. 5 to No. 10. It looks like Lady Gaga is on is on her way to her seventh top 10. Her “Alejandro” rises from No. 16 to No. 11.

Jay-Z’s “Young Forever” ends its short stay in the top 10. It rests at No. 12 now. The Glee cast’s Bonnie Tyler cover, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” comes in at No. 16. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” closes out the top 20.

Happy 3Oh!3 entered the charts in the top 10? Think Gaga will join them soon? Let us know.

Godsmack tops Billboard albums chart

GodsmackImage Credit: Paul BrownHard rock rocked Billboard‘s albums chart this week. Godsmack‘s latest effort, Oracle, debuts at No. 1. with 117,000 copies sold. It’s their third album to top the chart. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now holds strong at No. 2 with 97,000 units moved. MercyMe’s The Generous Mr. Lovewell debuts  at No. 3 with 88,000.

Working legends Carole King and James Taylor’s duets album, Live at the Troubadour, premiers at No. 4 with 78,000. This means that Taylor has had one album in the top 10 in each decade since the 1970s. Behind them is Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0, which drops one slot to No. 5 with 64,000. Next is the Deftones’ Diamond Eyes” with 62,000 copies sold.

New Dixie Chicks side project Court Yard Hounds debuts at No. 7 with their self-titled set, moving 61,000 copies. And AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack falls three places to No. 8 with 55,000 sold.

Toni Braxton’s Pulse is the last debut to appear in the top 10. She comes in at No. 9 with 54,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond closes out the top 10, falling four spots with 51,000. B.o.B’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray was last week’s chart king, but fell to No. 12 this time around with 36,000 sold.

Surprised B.o.B fell out of the top 10 so fast? Did you buy the Godsmack album? Talk to us.

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:
Jay-Z on Saturday Night Live: Big highs and a low
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill organize “Nashville Rising” flood benefit show
Bassist Carlos Dengler leaves Interpol
Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”: The first mega-smash of the summer?
Muse announced as first artists on upcoming ‘Twilight: Eclipse’ soundtrack; more to come

Andy Rooney's shocking revelation: "I don't know who Lady Gaga is!"

There aren’t many things that cause me to stare in slack-jawed wonder and amazement. But the dyspeptic ramblings of Andy Rooney tend to hit that particular sweet spot.
The last time I checked in with 60 Minutes, the veteran broadcaster was seriously claiming that people didn’t sweep snow like they did in the old days, and last night’s rant was another absolute peach. Rooney kicked off by mentioning that someone had sent him a copy of Billboard magazine—though I can’t imagine who would do such a thing—and that he didn’t recognize any of the popular musical combinations whose latest platters the public are currently purchasing. Okay, so he didn’t actually use the phrase “popular musical combinations,” but he did seem utterly amazed to discover that young people prefer different music to oldsters. I’m guessing this is because the term “Generation Gap” was only popularized in the ’60s, which in Andy Rooney terms is essentially the-day-before-yesterday. Regardless, the resulting ramble was hilarious.
“I don’t know who Lady Gaga is!” Rooney bemoaned at one point. He also professed to have no knowledge of Usher (“I mean, who?”), nor of Justin Bieber. I can only imagine how crushed young Justin will be by the news.
You can see the full clip after the break. Do you find it as funny as I do? And what music would you recommend Andy check out to help him adjust to the 21st century—or, for that matter, the late 20th?

Latest Videos in Music

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP