Beyonce, Adele and Justin Bieber top this week's Music Power Rankings
1. Beyonce: Bey snags the Super Bowl halftime show. Not on the possible guest list: M.I.A. or her middle finger.
2. Microsoft Music Service: Once more with feeling. Microsoft will launch its own internet music service next week starting with XBox and then spreading to Window 8. Let’s hope it works out better for them than Zune.
3. Justin Bieber: His video for “Beauty and a Beat,” featuring Nicki Minaj, got 10.6 million views in its first 24 hours on Vevo, setting a new record. Congratulations are due, but as he’ll eventually learn that careers are measured in years, not days... (or, see below, decades)
4. The Rolling Stones: They make it official and announce four dates in November to celebrate the 50th: The two London dates sell out in seven minutes. Hey, it’s only rock and roll but we stil like it.
5. Adele: She’s making other folks rich. Rumor has it her U.K. indie label’s profits soared to $67 million in 2011, primarily on the back of “21.”
6. Taylor Swift: As the Oct. 22 release of “Red” approaches, the only question is how much more than 1 million will it sell in its first week?
7. Bruce Springsteen: Like Superman, The Boss swoops into to Ohio and Iowa to rally for Obama. Working On a Dream 2.0.
8. Lady Gaga: She puts Die Antwoord in their place after they nastily kill her off in a video. Apparently their ire comes from her asking them to open for her. What an insult! They too edgy and hip to open for her, but they’ll sure use her to get publicity. #growup #youstilldonthaveahit
9. Barbra Streisand: It’s a good time to be Babs: She’s on a sold-out tour and with “Release Me,” debuting at No. 7, she is the only act to land more than one album on the Billboard 200 in every decade since the ‘60s. Her closest competition? The Rolling Stones (see No. 4)
10. Jason Aldean: The country superstar joins the elite ranks of artists who can play stadiums. His stadium tour includes a July date at Fenway Park, making him the first country artist to ever play the Red Sox' home field.
1982 | Fantasy | GSummary: Animated fantasy about a brave unicorn who, fearful that she’s the last of her kind, goes in search of the other unicorns, which were spirited away to the ends of the Earth.Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury
2010 | Adventure | TV-PGSummary: Teenaged superhero sidekicks and proteges strive to prove their worth alongside their adult counterparts as they balance difficulties in their own lives.Director: Paul Norris (creator)
Cast: Danica McKellar, Jesse McCartney, Nolan North
1996 | Animation | PGSummary: Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game against alien slavers to determine their freedom.Director: Joe Pytka
Cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker
2013 | Fantasy | PGSummary: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can ...Director: Raja Gosnell
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria
1988 | Fantasy | PGSummary: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
2014 | Family | GSummary: Music rules and rainbows rock as Twilight Sparkle and pals compete for the top spot in the Canterlot High "Mane Event" talent show. The girls must rock their way to the top, and outshine rival Adagio Dazzle and her band The Dazzlings, to restore harmony back to Canterlot High.Director: Ishi Rudell, Jayson Thiessen
Cast: Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Andrea Libman, Ashleigh Ball
1983 | Drama | RSummary: The worlds of graffiti and art collide in this brash and vibrantly alive film set in the early ‘80s in New York City just as old-school hip hop artists like Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee and co-star Fab 5 Freddy were making themselves heard.Director: Charlie Ahearn
Cast: Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy
2013 | Drama | NRSummary: A new crew of gangsters takes hold of Birmingham, England in the days after World War II, before expanding to London. Season Two guest-stars Tom Hardy.Director: Steven Knight
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
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