One Direction sold a further 124K copies of “Midnight Memories” to top the U.K. album chart for a second week while Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know,” which fell three places to No. 4 on last week’s singles survey, promptly climbed three to regain top spot.
Live event streaming firm Evntlive has been acquired by Yahoo – Billboard's Women In Music issue is here – Grammy nominations signal the Academy's enduring love for popular music – and much more in today's Fix.
Some 337,000 viewers tuned in to the broadcast, up from 304,000 last year, while the “black carpet” segment grabbed 248,000 viewers. It’s a far-cry from the noughties, when the ARIAs was broadcast on free-to-air TV and regularly landed more than a million viewers.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
Ten music teachers from ten cities across eight states have been announced as finalists for the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation’s first annual Music Educator Award. The finalists were culled from more than 30,000 initial nominations submitted from all 50 states.
For the first time in memory, the Grammy dance nomination field didn't only honor the worthy (which it's had a tendency of doing these past few years, Al Walser drama notwithstanding): It reflected what America actually grooved to in 2013. And two men in space helmets made Grammy history.
A liberal touch of gray, and plenty of testosterone, mark the nominees in the rock categories for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. And a few long-neglected rock icons have an opportunity to bring home some precious metal next month.
An overview of the Grammy nominees in R&B and rap reveals several left-field surprises and snubs alongside such genre mainstays as Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton and John Legend, plus Jay Z (who leads all nominees with nine nods), Drake, Kanye West and Eminem.
Major labels and major commercial releases for the most part dominated the Latin fields for the Grammy nominations, heralding spirited competition in all four Latin categories: pop, regional Mexican, tropical and that hybrid of alternative/Urban/rock.
As most year-end critics' lists will undoubtedly proclaim, 2013 has been a year where newcomer Kacey Musgraves has dazzled with a sound that is both traditional and irreverent. That being said, it's little surprise that the singer finished prominently in the Grammy nominations announcement Friday night.