On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift's "reputation" scores a big gain thanks to sales of the album along her tour stops, Years & Years' debuts, Twenty One Pilots' "Blurryface" posts an increase, Alan Jackson's "Essential" debuts and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston" returns to the chart.
In a recent lengthy social media message, Dennis DeYoung made it known he was happy to hear Styx had returned to playing "Mr. Roboto" for the first time in 35 years. And the group's former singer, songwriter and keyboardist feels that any lingering controversy over the 1983 single is disingenuous.
As the public drama over the location of Made In America in the city of Philadelphia continues to play out, Roc Nation COO Desiree Perez expresses her shock at how the Mayor's office has handled the situation.
In one of the biggest and most controversial new concert-industry trends over the last six months, the practice of "slow ticketing" sets seat prices higher and sells them over a longer period of time, often leaving thousands of seats still available on the night of the show.
For the first time ever, the top six albums on the Billboard 200 chart (dated July 21) are rap sets, while a record nine rap titles populate the top 10. The chart reflects the top 10 most popular albums in the U.S. in the week ending July 12.