MC Lyte returned from an 11-year hiatus Tuesday morning (Sept. 9) with the release of "Dear John," the first single from her album expected later this year. The song's release on SoundCloud spurred enough Twitter activity to launch "John" onto the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140, where it reached a high point of No. 3.
While U2 surprised the music world by releasing its new album, Songs of Innocence, today as a free download to iTunes Store account holders and for streaming on Beats Music, you won't see it on the Billboard 200 albums chart for another month and a half.
On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Ariana Grande's My Everything debuted at No. 1, earning the pop singer her second No. 1 album in less than a year. The album sold 169,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Of course, there was lots of chart action elsewhere on the chart. Let's take a closer look.
Bob Marley & the Wailers' greatest-hits album Legend is on course for the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 next week. The album, which was released in 1984, has been a steady seller for years, but has never visited the top 10.