Rock band Foo Fighters and country duo Florida Georgia Line lead the latest Hot Tours ranking of the week's top-grossing touring artists with box office revenue reported from winter treks of their ongoing tours.
Now that the first full seven-day tracking period after the release of Drake's surprise mixtape album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, has passed, its tracks are starting to storm onto the Streaming Songs chart.
R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B Albums with his latest set Love Sex Passion, opening with 13,000 copies sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music. It's his first effort to top the two-year old chart, and second charting album on the list – following A Place Called Love Land which entered at No. 7 in 2013 (19,000 copies).
Juan Gabriel, the iconic Mexican singer/songwriter and performer, climbs to No. 1 on Top Latin Albums (dated March 7) with Los Duo, scoring his first chart-topping set in 18 years, after debuting last week at No. 2.
Now that the major record labels have officially announced that they are moving to a Friday release day, the time for debating the logistics behind what the move could entail is over -- it's time to make some decisions.
After seven months of semi-public back-and-forth, a conversation begun in party by Aussie piracy and Beyonce's surprise release in December of 2013 has resulted in the global recording industry accepting Friday as the release date for new albums.
Rising star J Balvin scores his first No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs as "Ay Vamos" hops 4-1 in its 25th week on the chart (dated March 7). The track takes Digital Gainer honors, climbing 78 percent (to 5,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 22, according to Nielsen Music), fueled in part by a performance of the song on Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro award show on Feb. 19, where he took home four awards including Urban Artist of the Year.
Drake rules 42 percent of the 50-position Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated March 7), as the hip-hop star has 21 concurrent songs on the tally — breaking his own record for the most simultaneously-charting hits in the history of the chart.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, while The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" enters the top 10. The latter song joins another song from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in the top 10: Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do," which bounds 6-3.