Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP crashes the chart this week, but doesn’t measure up to her previous sales monster. Elsewhere on this week’s chart, Eminem‘s Marshall Mathers LP 2 continues to sell well while fans learn to cope without new material from Rihanna. That and more in this week’s SoundScanner:
Rihanna might be the hardest working woman in music. For all the inappropriately sexy photos she produces, the 25-year-old has released seven albums in seven years, earning 12 No. 1 singles in the process.
Her failure to produce a follow up to Unapologetic in the last 12 months, however, brings her signature breakneck pace to a halt. This rare absence on the New Releases charts suggests she’s tired of constantly churning out other people’s songs or simply needs a chance to unwind. Or both.
They’re not bras, but they’re not corsets. They’re bustiers! Bustiers have been supporting pop music’s biggest divas for years now and we’re going to celebrate 10 of the best bustiers of all time: it’s the Best-iers!
Rihanna is to everything as Joey Tribiani is to grandma’s chicken salad — she somehow manages to make anything and everything sexy as hell, and her Instagram presents a treasure trove of evidence to support this thesis. From seductively draping herself over her grandfather to making sexual gestures with phallic objects at the Aquarium in Cape Town; from kissing elephant trunks in Africa and offending by being too sexy at a mosque in Abu Dhabi, Riri is the queen of excessive, untameable sexuality.
Miley Cyrus stole headlines during the MTV VMAs back in August, and she managed to do the same thing last night during the European Music Awards! What did she do? Well the show was held in very-liberal Amsterdam, so let’s see if you can guess…
Not to generalize, but rock stars tend to have two main activities: Playing massive gigs in front of thousands of adoring fans, and partying pretty hard. Sometimes business and pleasure overlap, leading to an always interesting -but sometimes musically questionable- live performance! Not that we’re judging; rock ‘n’ roll can be a pretty grueling business, and whether they’re just exhausted (like their publicists claim) or they need to blow off steam with a bender, these rebellious bad boys (and girls) are gonna do their thing their way. Read on for some infamous boozy gigs from 15 legendary bands. Raise a glass and enjoy!