Lorde claims she’ll never be a royal, but she becomes chart royalty this week, as her massive single “Royals” leapfrogs over singles from Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to capture the No. 1 spot on Nielsen SoundScan’s Digital Songs chart. Elsewhere, the latest album from Jack Johnson captures the No. 1 spot on the albums chart. Here’s #SoundScanner with the latest:
As it turns out, a lot of people have collaborated with Britney Spears. And interestingly enough, a lot of prominent singers have lent their vocals to the singer — appearing on a number of her tracks, including “Piece of Me” and “Lucky.” It makes you wonder what the song would have sounded like if they had taken over. But alas, we’ll never know.
No, you’re not hallucinating after catching some sort of malaria during this wild jungle journey. That’s definitely Katy Perry brushing an alligator’s teeth AND giving an elephant a manicure after crash landing in the wild. Let’s give a round of ROARing applause for this adventure-filled music video, which also includes Katycat swinging from vines and soothing savage beasts with nothing but the power of her voice (not to mention some choice beats courtesy of Dr. Luke).
While Avenged Sevenfold leads this week’s albums chart, the real story of the week involves a 96-year-old widower who’s making a big impact on the singles chart. As usual, #SoundScanner is all over it:
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, and depending on your allegiance, the new year will bring about all kinds of new rivalries and reasons to trash talk, or simply justify drinking all Sunday long.
Can you recognize these stars? Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Gotye have all gone through drastic physical transformations for their artistic visions. From zombies to braced-faced nerds, we can hardly recognize these (usually) very attractive artists. Check out the full list of 15 Most Transformative Music Videos below.
Now they can really pop some tags. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ The Heist hits platinum status this week, while Katy Perry and Luke Bryan hold at the top of the singles and albums charts, respectively. #SoundScanner dives in: Read more…
Every summer needs a theme tune, and each year pop music lovers passionately debate which single will earn the distinction of being named the Song of the Summer! In our eyes, this honor is wayyyy better than a Grammy. Record sales and official charts factor into it, but that’s definitely not all it takes to earn the exclusive title. These feel-awesome anthems have to permeate every avenue of our existence, playing seemingly at every moment, everywhere we go, during everything we do. Ordinarily that sounds like torture, but we’re too busy dancing to care. A true summer song is just THAT good! The polls are still open on this year’s song (*cough* “What rhymes with ‘Hug me’?” *cough*), but we’ve decided to take a look back the best summer jams from the past 15 years. Head down below and relive them all, and then vote on your ultimate favorite! These hot hits will keep you warm all winter long…