Looking to get your groove on this weekend and dance your heartbreak away? Well, just in time for your Friday night dance party, Carly Rae Jepsen has dropped her video for “Tonight I’m Getting Over You.”
The clip follows Jepsen, hung up on her bad-boy ex, watching old home videos on repeat. When she isn’t pining for the love she once had, she’s kicking him to the curb, just as the song kicks into dance-floor overdrive. Done up in her best punk-inspired gear, Carly is pretty torn up over her knit-cap-loving former flame. Read more
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Aerosmith song-writing duo Steven Tyler and Joe Perry headline this year’s class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the organization said on Friday.
Singer Tyler and guitarist Perry wrote such rock classics as “Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Love in an Elevator” since the band formed in 1970 and went on to win four Grammy awards.
Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Other inductees include British songwriter Tony Hatch, British-American duo Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of rock group Foreigner, Tina Turner songwriter Holly Knight, and J.D. Souther, who helped write hits for 1970s rock group the Eagles.
“Each of our 2013 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack,” Jimmy Webb, chairman of the Hall of Fame, said in a statement.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – British folk band Mumford & Sons jumped to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday after their album “Babel” won a top Grammy honor, while several other Grammy performers received boosts on the U.S. charts.
“Babel,” which won the coveted Album of the Year prize at the Grammy awards on February 10, sold 185,000 copies according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The band also performed twice on the live television broadcast, which was watched by 28 million people.
The album was released in September 2012 and shot to the top of the Billboard 200 chart as one of the biggest-selling debuts of the year. It was ranked No. 4 last week before again claiming the top spot after its Grammy boost.
The official “2013 Grammy Nominees” compilation album, featuring songs by The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Gotye, landed at No. 2 this week, with 87,000 copies sold.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Grammy performers did not go home with just trophies last weekend. Winning bands like indie-pop trio fun. and British folk band Mumford & Sons saw sales of their singles and albums more than double after appearing on the music industry honors show.
Sales figures released on Friday by Nielsen showed a 182 percent increase in sales of fun.’s hit single “We Are Young” following their Song of the Year and Best New Artist Grammy victories on Sunday.
Album of the Year winner’s Mumford & Sons saw sales of its “I Will Wait” single shoot up 116 percent, while Australian artist Gotye’s “Making Mirrors” album from 2011 increased 124 percent from the week before the annual music telecast.
Rising R&B star Frank Ocean, who took home two Grammys, saw sales of his album “Channel Orange” climb 140 percent.
The numbers mostly reflect a single night of sales increases from the prior week, predominantly digital downloads, immediately following the Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles on February 10.
Sales figures for the full week will be released as usual by Nielsen SoundScan on Wednesday and will include both digital and physical album sales.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Josh Groban scored his third No. 1 on Wednesday as his latest album shot to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, edging out new entries from Tim McGraw and rock band Coheed and Cambria.
“All That Echoes,” Groban’s sixth studio album, sold 145,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, making it the singer’s third chart-topping album since 2007’s holiday set, “Noel.”
Country crooner McGraw debuted at No. 2 with his 12th studio album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” selling 107,000 copies. McGraw and his country singer wife, Faith Hill, were also presenters at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
“Now 45,” the latest installment of the “Now Music” compilations featuring chart hits by One Direction, Maroon 5 and Pink, landed at No. 3 this week.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gotye, FUN. and Mumford & Sons took home top honors at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, which recognized the work of rap, indie-pop, folk and rock artists.
British folk band Mumford & Sons picked up two Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year for “Babel.”
Indie-pop trio FUN. was named Best New Artist and won Song of the Year honors for its hit “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae.
Australian singer Gotye won three Grammy awards, including Record of the Year for his heartbreak hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring New Zealand singer Kimbra. Read more
Singer-songwriter Ebony Day has been named MTV’s act to watch in 2013 before even signing a record deal, underlining how up-and-coming artists are increasingly using the internet and social networking sites to build a significant fan base.
Inspired by the viral success of Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber, the 19-year-old Briton posted a series of online videos performing cover versions, and quickly amassed a sizeable following – 18 million views on her YouTube channel and 156,000 subscribers to date.
She mobilized that support to vote for her in MTV’s annual Brand New poll, topped in the past by Conor Maynard and Bieber.
The 92,000 votes were enough to put her ahead of several signed nominees, including Gabrielle Aplin, who already has a number one British single to her name, and Haim, the LA sister act widely tipped for the top this year and beyond.
(Reuters) – Singer Beyonce strutted and shimmied her way through football’s Super Bowl half-time show and thrilled fans by reuniting with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates on Sunday in New Orleans.
Beyonce, wearing a revealing black leather jacket and miniskirt combination, was surrounded by bursts of fire, smoke and silhouettes as she performed at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. More than 100 million television viewers were tuned in to the NFL championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.
The singer called out to the crowd several times during her first songs, “Love on Top,” “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time” and “Baby Boy,” to emphasize that she was singing live.
On Thursday, Beyonce admitted she sang along with a pre-recorded track of the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration last month.
The lip-synching controversy threatened to derail the pop singer’s crafted comeback after giving birth to her first child with rapper and husband Jay-Z in January 2012. Beyonce will also premiere her self-directed documentary, “Life is But a Dream,” on HBO on February 16.