"Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Louder," to sell upwards of 50,000 to 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9.
Paramore are ready to set sail. They're headlining the maiden voyage of Sixthman's Parahoy! Cruise, and Billboard.com will be there ever step of the way. Beginning Saturday, March 8, Billboard's Chris Payne will be sharing daily journal entries on Billboard.com, along with shots from assistant photo editor Jatnna Nunez.
When Shakira wanted to get a little bit country on her upcoming album, she approached fellow "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. The result is "Medicine," a country song that's light enough on fiddle and steel to work on pop radio.
After the group heads to South By Southwest and embarks on a spring U.S. tour supporting another Photo Finish/Island band, the Mowgli's, MisterWives will clamp down on its first full-length in May, with a single out in June and a possible September release date.