On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" motors past 1 million copies sold in the U.S., Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead are hot on vinyl, Kidz Bop Kids claim their 34th top 40-charting album and WizKid's "Sounds From the Other Side" arrives.
LeAnn Rimes rises 3-1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Aug. 5) with the socially conscious "LovE Is LovE Is LovE." The song is her second topper this year, following "Long Live Love" in March, with both songs from her latest album, Remnants. She lands her third total leader, having first reigned with "What I Cannot Change" in 2009.
On Aug. 15, 1965, The Beatles continued the British Invasion with a sold-out performance at Shea Stadium. In the years since, the concert has become legendary. A movie of the concert was broadcast on ABC in 1967. The concert was then used in the mid-1990s for a documentary series called The Beatles Anthology. And most recently, Ron Howard used footage for his own film, Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years. But who actually owned the tapes?
Johnny Marines has stepped down as president of Roc Nation Latino, Billboard has confirmed. The move was largely motivated by time constraints. Marines is Romeo Santos’ longtime manager, and the time consumed with Santos’ newly released Golden left little time for anything else.
The Seattle-based company reported Thursday after market close that it earned 40 cents per share during the second quarter, significantly lower than the $1.42 per share that Wall Street was expecting. Revenue rose 25 percent to $38 billion, up from the expected $37.18 billion.
“We’re like a jet engine, you gotta keep us running," Tollett tells Billboard. "As soon as you slow down you start falling apart. We like that pace and we like doing multiple things at once. As you’re finishing up one festival you’ve already started planning the next one. It’s the life we lead at this point.”
We’re getting questions around whether Billboard is suddenly counting free streams for this coming week’s Billboard 200, seemingly due to some misinformation posted online. We’d like to take a moment to clear up any confusion that misinformation may have caused.