Katy Perry scored five trophies at last year's People's Choice Awards, and she wasn't even there. The pop starlet showed up at this year's event, held Wednesday at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and only won four. Go figure.
For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012.
The "Les Miserables" musical film soundtrack is on course to jump straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters are suggesting the 20-song "Highlights" set may sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 30.
After One Direction released two albums, "Up All Night" and "Take Me Home," in 2012 and guided both releases to the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart, fellow British boy band The Wanted has revealed that next year could yield a pair of new full-lengths of their own.