What’s the best way to ensure an artist will belt out their tunes live at an awards gig? Be sure they have the most nominations. The first wave of performers was announced this morning for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, and, not surprisingly, the list is comprised of the artists with the most nods. … More »
It’s all happening today for Nine, the the Rob Marshall-directed film adaptation of the hit theatrical production: the soundtrack is out at digital services (and in old-fashioned record stores Dec. 22), and “Cinema Italiano,” performed by Kate Hudson in the film, scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. But we have a quibble:… More »
Exactly what do the Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Kings Of Leon and Lady Gaga have in common, besides dominating the airwaves across the country over the past year? They all landed high up on iTunes’ Rewind 2009 list of top-selling songs and albums.
Surprisingly, the Peas, who had two of the top… More »
We’re figuring the Black Eyed Peas are one of the safer bets when Grammy nominations are announced tonight. Hell, they’re even performing at the televised GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!—Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night this evening, when the official nods will be made public.
So with all the hoopla and boom-boom-powing, it makes sense… More »
The Black Eyed Peas hit up Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and also hit (and bludgeoned and pounced on repeatedly) Kathie Lee Gifford. The big letdown was that a.) it was just a SNL skit mocking the Today Show, and not some spontaneous act of rage brought about by rogue, anti-Kathie Lee… More »
Apparently taking their visual cues from both the later entrants in the Star Wars series and the Trapper Keepers that Stacy Ferguson toted around the Kids Incorporated set back in the day, the Black Eyed Peas have released a CGI-filled (unembeddable) video for “Meet Me Halfway,” the third single from their album The E.N.D. One… More »
Remember Lost in Space? What a timeless film: William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, and TV greats Lacey Chabert and Matt LeBlanc. Back in 1998, there was such excitement for this cinematic recreation of the classic ’60s CBS series.
What’s that? You say you don’t remember this bit of Clinton-era movie magic? Or…you… More »
Now that the summer has ended, and the Black Eyed Peas have reached the half-year mark at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, it’s time to start thinking about who could knock them off. While looking for insight on which artists could achieve this heretofore-impossible feat, I ran across a Newsweek blog post… More »
It’s now been 26 weeks since the Black Eyed Peas first reached the summit of Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Boom Boom Pow,” which had a 12-week run at the top of the charts before being relieved by the group’s follow-up single “I Gotta Feeling.” 26 weeks! That’s half a year! At least the band’s April… More »
We complain often around here about the mainstream media’s tendency to oversimplify music stories in their quest for an easy headline. This week, Billboard’s Hot 100 and Billboard 200 suggest splashy headlines that practically write themselves: Return of the Big-Voiced Divas!
Topping the album chart is Whitney Houston’s much-dissected comeback effort I Look… More »
I’ve long wondered if an “Oprah’s Music Club”—an analogue to her beloved-by-publishers Book Club, in which the talk-show host gives a tome her blessing, causing it to actually be stocked in stores in anticipation of sales going sky-high—would be a boon for the music business, particularly in this time of faltering sales and eternally delayed… More »
From a Newsday item on tennis players’ preferred U.S. Open music: “Michael Fiur, who manages all aspects of entertainment for the USTA, says this year’s most frequently requested song is ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ by the Black Eyed Peas.” Well, at least the Open has yet to be confronted with Holographic Will.I.Am entering the draw… right? More »
As we approach the end of a summer in which some (including including our esteemed editor) claim that there was no one Song of Summer thanks to Michael Jackson looming large in the afterlife, we are a few weeks away from a rare act of chart dominance: Total Hot 100 ownership by a single act… More »
Thanks to the back-to-back chart domination of “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas have reigned at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the past 20 weeks—a run that shatters the record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 by a musical act, which was previously held by Usher. “Boom… More »
Trey Songz’ ode to sexy Twitpics “LOL :)” is the latest in a long line of songs to marvel over modern technology as it talks about love and romance; with the emoticon-addled track, Songz (and assistants Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane) joins a long line of Internet-referencing pop superstars that includes Prince, Britney Spears, Todd… More »
Above: the top three albums on the latest album-sales chart put together by industry rag Hits, which tallied sales through Sunday. Michael Jackson took all three of the top spots, with Thriller notching 106,956 sales, the 38-song compilation Essential Michael Jackson selling 105,648 copies, and the more pared-down Number Ones collection moving 104,163 units. These… More »
Perez Hilton has sued Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molino for battery and–please make sure you aren’t drinking anything when you read this–“infliction of emotional distress” following their altercation after the MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night in Toronto. You would think the roffles brought by the blowhardy blogger being able to dish out “emotional… More »