Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9).
Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations. Keith Urban, Jamey Johnson, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown each received four nominations, which were revealed this morning during the Good Morning America show in New York
As anticipated, the passing of Michael Jackson rocks the Billboard charts, as consumers were moved to purchase the King of Pop's catalog of work. Jackson makes history on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart where the top nine titles are all related to him. On the Hot Digital Songs chart, his hits take up a whopping 25 slots on the 75-position tally. This week also marks the first time a catalog album has outsold the current No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . . . Speaking of the Billboard 200, Regina Spektor's "Far" is the list's highest debut, arriving at No. 3 with 50,000 . . . In Progress Reports, we also have updates on Daughtry, the Pussycat Dolls, Kings of Leon and Eric Hutchinson.
Flo Rida's appearances on the Hot 100 are doubly sweet this week, with "Right Round" maintaining at No. 1 and "Suga," featuring Wynter, scoring the chart's hot shot debut at No. 25. "Suga," which sold 78,000 digital tracks last week and quadrupled its airplay audience, is the third single to chart from Flo Rida's upcoming Mar. 31 album, "R.O.O.T.S."