The founder of Mom + Pop Music and A&R man whose artists (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine) have sold more than 50 million albums talks ditching majors for indies and Courtney Barnett -- his label's first Grammy nominee.
The late Maurice White will forever be a “Shining Star” on Billboard’s charts. The co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire -- who died at 74 on Thursday (Feb. 4) -- not only charted smash singles and albums with the iconic R&B group, but also produced songs for the likes of Barbra Streisand, The Emotions, Jennifer Holliday and Deniece Williams.
The Weeknd becomes only the second artist to score four No. 1s from an album on Billboard's Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, as he reaches the top with latest single, "In the Night." The song skips 3-1 on the chart dated Feb. 13.
Fox is about to reap the benefits of its pact with Lonely Island guys Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. The network is also moving back into the sketch comedy space, ordering Saturday late-night effort 'Party Over Here' from the trio and Paul Sheer.