Ledisi's catalog of studio albums could double as the chapter titles of a compelling biography. Ledisi's next chapter, "Pieces of Me" (June 14), offers an even deeper and more satisfying read on the Grammy Award nominee's formidable skill set.
Snow Patrol's "Eyes Open" (Fiction/Polydor), the follow-up to its breakthrough 2003 set "Final Straw," went straight to No. 1 yesterday (May 7) on the new British album chart. Last week's No. 1 album, Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere" (Warner Bros.), fell to No. 2, but the group is still No. 1 on the singles chart for a sixth week with "Crazy."