Kany Garcia earns her highest-charting album ever on Top Latin Albums, as her new release, Kany Garcia: En Vivo, debuts at No. 4 with 2,000 copies sold in its first week (ending Aug. 24), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important topic of online conversation on Twitter, particularly among the hip-hop community. The Game's "Don't Shoot" is the latest Ferguson protest song to hit the Billboard Twitter charts.
Following the release of Nicki Minaj's steamy music video for "Anaconda," along with an equally provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 24, the single leaps 10-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, notching the hip-hop star her third No. 1.
Chase Rice, singer/songwriter and 2010 runner-up on CBS' Survivor: Nicaragua, storms in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Ignite the Night, his second full-length album and first powered by major-label muscle. The set starts with 44,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also good for a No. 3 start on the Billboard 200.
With the No. 1 debut of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" on the Billboard Hot 100, the song's co-writer and co-producer, Max Martin, adds yet another chart-topping achievement to his resume. As a songwriter, "Shake" is Martin's 18th No. 1, placing him in third place among writers with the most leaders in the Hot 100's 56-year history.
Taylor Swift takes over as the top artist in the U.S., as she vaults to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, marking her first week atop the chart. She'd re-entered the list at No. 69 last week as buzz built for her new Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Shake It Off."
Ariana Grande is set to notch her second No. 1 album in less than a year. Industry sources forecast the 21-year-old's new release, My Everything, to sell over 160,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 31.
After leaving country music in the dust and crafting her first unabashed pop single, Taylor Swift scored her second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Shake It Off." Clearly, people really like songs that have the word shake in them.