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Adele’s '25' Album Sales Stagger The Mind

12/1/2015 10:42am EST
Adele’s '25' Debuts Epically, Goes Triple Platinum In First Week
BREAKING NEWS… well, maybe not so much! In news that will ultimately surprise no one, Adele debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with HUGE numbers. What is shocking are just how big those numbers are – “brace yourself!” 25 SOLD 3.38 million copies, becoming the first album to sell more than three million copies in one week.

Adele’s numbers are actually a bit more robust with tracks factored in, elevating that figure to 3.48 million according to Billboard. 25 was unavailable for streaming, so those 3.38 million copies are legit sales without question. It’s hard to find platinum or gol...

New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

12/1/2015 8:00am EST
Coldplay Leads New Albums To Check Out This Week
Last week (November 27) was a quiet week for new releases thanks to two factors: (1) the thanksgiving holiday and (2) Adele’s second week following a gargantuan, historic first week of sales. This week is more in line with the stacked fourth quarter, particularly during the holiday season. The new releases are top heavy, with alt-rock band Coldplay leading the way. Here are five new releases to check out this week.

1) Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone)

Alternative rock band Coldplay returns with its seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. A Head Full of Dreams follows Col...

Taylor Swift Grants Superfan's Wish To Hear Her Perform Before She Goes Deaf

11/30/2015 4:27pm EST
Taylor Swift Surprises Superfan Who Is Going Deaf, Grants Wish T
When 12-year-old Austrailian Jorja Hope learned that she has a progressive, inner-ear hearing problem that will one day cause her to go deaf, her first reaction was to lament the fact that she "won't be able to hear Taylor Swift". Upon hearing this, Taylor Swift decided to give her young superfan a night she will always remember.

Jorja attended Swift's concert in Sydney Saturday night and got to meet her favorite singer backstage, thanks to a campaign by her twin sister Chloe and a local radio station.

Upon learning of her Jorja's diagnosis, Chloe started a Facebook group and an online ca...

The Vamps Sophomore Album Lacks Identity

11/30/2015 1:00pm EST
The Vamps Struggle To Distinguish Themselves On Sophomore Album
The term boy band naturally incites eye rolls, rightfully so. Why? – Because boy bands tend to be among the most formulaic, corny acts in the music biz. There have been some great ones historically, but not everybody is/can be the Jackson 5. Also, in more modern context, not everybody can achieve the success of One Direction, particularly if you’re also a British boy band. Perhaps that’s the glaring issue for British boy band The Vamps on their average-at-best sophomore album, Wake Up.

“Wake Up” kicks things off pleasantly. Slickly produced, “Wake Up” shines thanks to its signature synth...

Lamb Of God Singer Spent Time In A Mental Hospital

11/28/2015 9:25am EST
Lamb Of God Frontman Randy Blythe Opens Up Suicide Attempt & Get
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has filmed a video for mental health awareness charity The You Rock Foundation, and he opens up about being admitted to a psychiatric hospital when he was 24 years old.

Blythe, now 44, reveals that after splitting from his girlfriend he consumed alcohol and sleeping pills and attempted to burn his house down.

He explains in the video: "I had a complete meltdown... I can't really blame this sort of meltdown on me breaking up with a girlfriend - it had been building and building. I came home from a wedding... and I was really drunk, and ate... two or three ...

One Direction Drops Thanksgiving Present To Fans

11/27/2015 9:10am EST
One Direction Drops Thanksgiving Present To Fans, New Single Off
As a present of thanks to their fans on the big turkey day holiday, One Direction has revealed the identity of their next single.

The band will unleash 'Infinity' as the next track from their fifth album 'Made in the A.M.'.

Announcing the news on Twitter, singer Liam Payne said, "Infinity is the next single off #MadeInTheAM!"

The song was written by Jamie Scott, John Ryan and Julian Bunetta and follows the band's previous singles of the album, "Drag Me Down" and "Perfect."

While the band remains hugely popular in the U.S., they couldn't edge out Justin Bieber, who released his album the...

Why Does 5 Seconds Of Summer Have A Crush On Nick Jonas?

11/25/2015 1:13pm EST
Five Seconds Of Summer Is Crushing On Nick Jonas?
The Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer has a heavy-duty crush on Nick Jonas.

During their stint on the American Music Awards, Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin were being interviewed by journalist Terri Seymour when the subject turned to their favorite male singers.

In an interview with Extra, the band gushed about the former member of The Jonas Brothers.

Calum Hood revealed that he was "looking forward" to watching Jonas perform on the big show.

The bassist said: "I feel like we're doing press for Nick Jonas, just because we love him so much."

Michael Cliff...

Justin Bieber Beats Out One Direction For Top Spot

11/24/2015 8:17am EST
Justin Bieber Easily Tops The Billboard 200
It was expected to be a hard-fought battle – one comprised of scrapping, clawing and crazed tween girls! Ultimately, Justin Bieber handily outperformed British boy band One Direction for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Both Justin Bieber and One Direction touted impressive, robust numbers, but the discrepancy between the two is shocking. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we?

Justin Bieber’s Purpose ended up impacting to the tune of 649,000 units, hence making Purpose the highest debuting album of 2015. Even considering that 80% of that total make up pure sales, that’s still a b...

'25' Is Another Superb Album By Adele

11/23/2015 11:45am EST
Review: Adele Delivers Another Stellar Album With '25'   
After four long years, big-voiced, British pop singer/songwriter phenomenon (mouthful) Adele returns with her highly anticipated third studio album, 25. In a short amount of time, the accolades that Adele has achieved in her career are remarkable: 10 Grammy awards, an academy award for best original song, and a diamond certified album (21). 25 seeks to continue the greatness which Adele seems to exemplify with ease. While following 21 is an arduous task, Adele picks right up where she left off on 25.

“Hello” rightfully initiates 25 in stellar fashion. Following up juggernaut singles that m...

Skin-Baring, Slinky Dresses Took Center Stage At The 2015 AMAs -- See The Photos!

11/23/2015 8:54am EST
The Five Most Provocative Looks At The 2015 AMAs: Jennifer Lopez
The stars turned on the heat at the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday night. Skin and cleavage-baring dresses flooded the red carpet, with big names making big impressions as they posed for photographers.

Gwen Stefani stunned onlookers in a sheer black "dress" that showed off her long, lean legs. Her outfit consisted of a black leotard covered up by a see-through sheath of fabric.

"The Voice" judge has been on a roll ever since revealing over the summer that she and her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, were getting divorced. She has since been linked to her "Voice" co-judge Blake S...

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