“Happy,” Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated ditty remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its fourth week, while the Top 10 welcomes some newcomers.
It’s been three years since Brantley Gilbert’s 2011 “Halfway to Heaven” album. Ask the country singer what took so long for him to craft follow-up, “Just As I Am,” out May 19, and he jokes, “I needed a nap.” Then when that doesn’t sound dramatic enough, he goes for “I was cryogenically frozen.”
Jennifer Lopez will release her first studio album since 2011’s “Love?” in June.
After breaking through with”Torches’” hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” the most uplifting infectious song ever about a serial killer, Foster the People returns three years later with its second album, “Supermodel.”
Sia, who penned “Diamonds,” released her new song, “Chandelier” today. If you liked Sia for her quirky solo material or for her vocals with Zero 7, this is a whole different kettle of fish. Her voice is heavily processed on the verses as she does her best Rihanna imitation.
Metallica unveiled a new song, “The Lords of Summer,” on tour in Bogata, Colombia Sunday night and it’s a lightweight ditty about sand between your toes and gentle beach breezes… Not….
As Spring nears, “Frozen” will spread one more cool blast over the Billboard 200 as the soundtrack is poised to return to the top spot one more time. In its 16th week, the set will likely bounce up from No. 3 with projected sales of up to 80,000.
Tim McGraw gets trippy in more ways than one in his video for his video for “Lookin’ For That Girl.” He’s got a green screen and he is not afraid to use it.
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris usually turns to one of his muses, such as Rihanna or Ellie Goulding, to give voice to his dance tracks, but with “Summer, “ his newest tune, he handles vocal chores himself. (Though he certainly has been known to take the lead occasionally before, on tunes lie "Feel So Close.")