Taylor Swift‘s mighty 1989 continues to steamroll all other hopeful albums in its path, and the LP locks down a ninth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 as it inches ever closer to the point of 4 million copies sold. This week Taylor’s foray into straight-up pop is at 3.94 million, so it’s only a matter of time, Swifties. IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.
Billboard chart sage Keith Caulfield points out that if 1989 crosses the 4 million mark, it will be Swift’s fifth album to do so — in other words, it would be five for five for Tay. Wow wow wow. More »
Mark Ronson is on fire.
The talented producer’s new album Uptown Special is out today (January 13), and he’s currently reigning supreme at #1 on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with his Bruno Mars-assisted smash, “Uptown Funk.” So, what better way to celebrate than to dance it out on The Ellen Show?
Ronson and Mars seriously brought the party to the daytime TV show with a killer performance of their hit single. While Ronson kept it cool behind the decks, Bruno, in usual Bruno fashion, got the entire room moving and grooving, performing from inside the audience before making his way across just about every inch of the stage. The talented crooner delivered heaps of choreography, solid vocals and unstoppable energy the whole way though. Seriously, this is one major way to kick off the year in music. Don’t believe us? Just watch. More »
Mark Ronson‘s collaboration with Bruno Mars on the awesome “Uptown Funk” is steadily becoming the It song of 2015 (so far), and the single is already getting remix spins! The first comes from BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B. The original track is already a funk-filled masterpiece, but this version takes it straight to the disco! With the addition of a sharper bass line, hip-shaking horns and heavy dub effects, Benji B’s version could fit both at Studio 54 and your next party.
Look out for Ronson’s fourth LP Uptown Special when it drops tomorrow, January 13. Along with “Uptown Funk,” the album also features collaborations with Mystikal (“Feel Right”), Stevie Wonder and more! Take a listen to the remix after the jump! More »
Taylor Swift sold another 244,000 copies of her juggernaut 1989 last week, enabling her to stick around at the top of the Billboard 200 for an eighth non-consecutive week. Over on the Hot 100 singles chart, however, Swift’s reign with “Blank Space” has come to an end (for the time being at least) after seven weeks. Taking its place is Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars‘ latest collaboration, “Uptown Funk,” which also hit the top in Ronson’s home country of the UK recently.
This gives Ronson his first #1 single as a lead artist in the States, though he previously visited the Hot 100 throne as a producer on Mars’ 2012 single “Locked Out Of Heaven.” As for Bruno, “Uptown Funk” marks his sixth #1. His very first chart topper came nearly five years ago, with B.o.B collaboration “Nothin’ On You.”
Catch the full Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart below. More »
How time flies on The Voice. One day, there are countless hopefuls whose names will be forgotten in an instant, and the next there are just four…whose names will take slightly longer to forget. (I kid! I kid!) The final four all broke into the iTunes Top 10 last night with their original singles, a first for the show. In fact, Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love” knocked Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” out of first place on the iTunes Top Songs chart. Perhaps this is the season where a real star is born.
Speaking of real stars: Tuesday night’s finale was full of them! Coaches Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine got to kick back in their red chairs for most of the finale, while A List talent including Hozier, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy and Jessie J took the stage. So hey, three runners up, you may not have won The Voice, but you had backstage passes to a pretty great Jingle Ball, right? More »
“Locked Out of Heaven” collaborators Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have teamed up once more for “Uptown Funk,” the lead single off Ronson’s upcoming album Uptown Special (due out on January 27), and they turned out their first television performance of the song on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Although this will be the fourth LP for Grammy-winning producer Ronson, it’s turning out to be his most high profile project as a lead artist, with “Uptown Funk” currently in the Top 10 on iTunes.
The pair later debuted new track “Feel Right” with special guest Mystikal on SNL. Watch Mark and Bruno’s SNL performance of their new single above, then catch “Feel Right” below to see what all the fuss is about. More »
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars may be excited for their upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, but the duo seem a little unprepared — well, at least in the new promo clip starring Cameron Diaz! The actress tries to show the two musicians the ropes when it comes to comedic timing, but her lesson ultimately fails and she ends up storming off the stage. Maybe they should just stick to music?
Ronson and Mars will perform their awesome single, “Uptown Funk” on the show’s stage. The song comes from the DJ/producer’s forthcoming album, Uptown Special (to be released on January 27). Look out for the duo’s performance when the episode of Saturday Night Live airs on November 22 at 11:30 p.m. EST! More »
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars amp up your Monday morning with their fun-filled video for “Uptown Funk.” It has a smooth ’80s throwback vibe, as the “Gorilla” crooner and the UK musician don Miami Vice-inspired suits and charm the camera lens with their confident attitudes. Along with the Hooligans, they take over the city streets with dancing, perform at an underground club and even get their hair permed!
“Uptown Funk” is the first single off Mark Ronson’s upcoming fourth studio LP, Uptown Special. The musician collaborated with Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker, Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie for the record, which is set for a January 27 release. Look out for the duo on Saturday Night Live (airing on November 22) as they perform the tune live for the first time. More »
We tipped you off a couple weeks back that “Locked Out of Heaven” collaborators Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were teaming up once more for the lead single off Ronson’s upcoming fourth album. Now “Uptown Funk” has finally arrived, ahead of the guys’ November 22 Saturday Night Live performance, and it’s bound to fill any void in the hearts of Stax- and James Brown-loving music fans. This is no half-hearted stab at a retro ’70s groove; “Uptown Funk” is a straight-up ass-kicker.
Mark and Bruno get bonus points for their wiseguy “Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold” and “gotta kiss myself, so pretty” lines. Listen below. More »