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The race for #1 on the Billboard 200 over the past week was a tight one, but in the end it was Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga who (barely) won it. The pair’s collaborative album of jazz duets, Cheek To Cheek, topped the main album chart after selling 131,000 copies, thus giving 88-year-old Bennett his second #1 LP (after 2011′s Duets II) and 28-year-old Gaga her third (following 2011′s Born This Way and 2013′s ARTPOP).
Just behind Cheek To Cheek is Kenny Chesney‘s 17th studio LP The Big Revival, at #2 (130,000). Giving both a run for their money was last week’s #1 album, Barbra Streisand‘s Partners, which slips to #3 after selling another 127,000 copies.
Head below to see where the rest of this week’s players wound up on the album chart. More »
Who from the cast of American Horror Story has the chops to cover Lana Del Rey during upcoming season Freak Show? Why, the Supreme, of course, Jessica Lange…at least according to a hinting tweet posted by AHS show runner Ryan Murphy.
A fan of the show tweeted at Murphy last night, “I’ve been a loyal viewer but I am OUT on this one…between trailers and your comments, it is more than I can handle ” This prompted Murphy to respond with the following: “Tina, don’t be afraid! The clown is scary, true. But don’t you wanna see Jessica Lange sing a Lana Del Rey song?” More »
Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne have come back together for another absolute stunner of a pop-house track, following the global success of “Rather Be.” We were already fans of UK quartet Clean Bandit’s debut LP New Eyes, but new song “Real Love” instantly blows most of the tracks on the album out of the water.
So far “Real Love” is slated only for a European single release, as part of an apparent upcoming repackaged edition of New Eyes. For now, us Yanks will just have to enjoy it online.
Give Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne’s “Real Love” a listen below. More »
SUPER IMPORTANT NEWS: The other night Nicki Minaj posted two photos on Instagram where she was supposedly aiming at showing her bobbed wig and makeup to her followers. Of course, the real focus was on Nicki’s ample bosom, which was on full display thanks to the black, barely-there bra she was wearing. Because after all, this is what pop stars do in 2014.
Click “more” below to see both pics the demure “Anaconda” rapstress sprung on her fans. More »
During our recent interview with Gorgon City, members Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon discussed writing Sirens track “Go All Night” with “Hideaway” songbird Kiesza, then ultimately getting Jennifer Hudson to lend her vocals to the song.
“That track, we kind of didn’t really think it was gonna get on the album, because Jennifer Hudson delivered her vocals so late — it was two days before the album was meant to go to master,” Matt explained. “We were like, we haven’t got the vocal. We’re gonna have to put something different on the album. Then we just got an email in the inbox that’s like ‘J-Hud vocal’. We were like, ‘It’s here — got a day to finish it. Quick!’”
The result is a straight-up house track that finds Hudson letting her roof-blowing voice rip. If you ever wondered what J-Hud would sound like on an all-out dancefloor stomper, satiate your curiosity below! More »
Yesterday brought news that pop-house act Clean Bandit and singer Jess Glynne had reunited for upcoming single “Real Love,” a follow-up to their global smash “Rather Be.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet, as the latter song is still climbing the American charts. Given that, Glynne joined UK quartet Clean Bandit on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, thus marking her television debut in the States. (During a recent performance on Good Morning America, vocalists Elisabeth Troy and Florence Rawlings took on Glynne’s parts of the song.)
Watch “Rather Be” above, then check out Clean Bandit serving up New Eyes track “Extraordinary” on Kimmel below. More »
Ready for some hella good news? Gwen Stefani is currently in Miami with producer/fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams, working to wrap up the recording of her third solo album, said her manager Irving Azoff during a panel at New York’s Advertising Week yesterday (per Billboard). In a separate chat, Interscope chariman John Janick told Billboard that Stefani’s LP will be executive-produced by Benny Blanco, and could be out in December.
Yesterday Azoff added that Gwen will select the lead single off the album sometime next week, and will perform it later in the season on The Voice. That contradicts recent reports that a song called “Baby Don’t Lie” had already been slated for an October release. More »
Calvin Harris is currently riding high in the charts around the globe with John Newman-featuring single “Blame,” but behind the scenes he’s already on to the next one. Above you’ll find a snap the Scottish dance producer posted on his Instagram from what appears to be the set of a video shoot for a song called “Slow Acid.” Emil Nava, who lensed Harris’ “Summer” and “Blame” videos earlier this year, is the director listed on the clapboard, and, well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see where this all leads to. (For instance, who might be lending their pipes to the song, if not Calvin himself?) More »
Last month Royksopp and Robyn premiered their cerebral music video for Do It Again EP track “Monument.” It seems there was a bit more, visually, the three artists wanted to put out there, as they’ve now served up a second clip for the song (in remixed form), called “The End Version.” This all comes on the heels of Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp announcing that their upcoming LP The Inevitable End (out November 11) will be their last.
“We feel like this is a goodbye to the traditional album format,” the pair explained in a press release. “In our consecutive run of albums, we have been able to say what we want to say and do what we want to do with the LP. We’re not going to stop making music, but the album format as such, this is the last thing from us.” More »
If you thought the highlight of Jessie J‘s appearance on UK talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man was going to be her discussing nude photos, better watch the above clip. The British songbird, whose “Bang Bang” just topped the UK chart this week, debunked the rumor that she’s leaving London to live in America, and talked about the fact that she has “no tits and a bony chest” on the program.
But the real highlight was when Jessie attempted to teach Alan and his audience the “Bang Bang” dance routine. Carr surprised the singer with his Nicki Minaj-esque inflatable butt, only to later bend over while dancing and realize that he’d suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction. More »