Madonna takes the party to the Italian countryside in her new video for “Turn Up The Radio.” Madge dodges paparazzi before hopping in the back of a vintage convertible and parties through the streets in the clip.
The Queen of Pop filmed the video in Florence last month at the start of her world tour in support of her twelfth studio album MDNA. The North American leg kicks off August 28 in Philadelphia and runs through November.
Roc Nation’s Rita Ora takes her cue from Andy Warhol on the cover of AMMO magazine’s second annual ‘art + music’ issue. The talented Brit, whose debut album is expected later this year, shares her love of Harlem, talks fashion, and dishes on Beyoncè, Madonna and Gwen Stefani being her inspiration. Check out excerpts from the interview below.
She catches hell from critics but damn, Rihanna knows how to move a single.
Rihanna snags her 22nd top 10 single on the Hot 100, as “Where Have You Been” vaults 11-9 in its seventh week.
The song’s ascension into the top 10 moves Rihanna closer to the record for most Hot 100 top 10s among women in the chart’s almost 54-year history, according to Billboard.
If you thought Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim’s “beef” was comedy, NOTHING tops this!
Madonna reclaimed her crown as pop music’s biggest bitch (and I say that with love) by performing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”at opening night of her MDNA tour.
At her show in Tel Aviv, Israel, Madonna included the song in a medley of “Express Yourself” and “She’s Not Me,” a track from her Hard Candy album.
D’Angelo is on the comeback trail. After a 12-year hiatus, the reclusive crooner opens up about his time away from the spotlight, “evil” in the music industry, the negative effects of the “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” music video, his encounter with Madonna and more in a six-page feature in the June issue of GQ.
Questlove, Chris Rock, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his son Angie Stone, and Paul Hunter, who directed the “Untitled” music video, also provide commentary on the singer and his absence.
D’Angelo’s long-delayed third album, his first in 12 years, is rumored for release in September. Earlier this year, he returned to the stage for a series of concerts in Europe; he’s scheduled to perform at the opening night of the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 6.
Read excerpts from the interview below.
Carrie Underwood scores her third No.1 album as her fourth set, Blown Away, debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In its third week on the chart, Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee climbs to No.1 on Billboard’s Top 200, keeping Adele’s 21 from claiming its 24th week at the top.
Last week, industry insiders predicted Adele’s 21 to reclaim the Top 200, but Richie’s sales surged during the weekend, thanks to his CBS special “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie & Friends in Concert.” The all-star special garnered 7.7 million viewers, and was the most-watched show of the night. Selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Tuskegee becomes Richie’s third No. 1 album, and his first since 1986’s Dancing on the Ceiling spent two weeks atop the chart.
Elsewhere on the chart….
Adele’s 21 holds at No. 2 with 92,000 while last week’s No.1, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, falls to No. 3 with 81,000 copies. Monica’s New Life starts at No. 4 with 69,000, becoming her fifth consecutive top five debut. All her releases have reached the top ten of the Top 200, except her 1995 debut, Miss Thang, which opened at No. 36. She hit No. 1 once, with 2003’s After the Storm.
One Direction’s Up All Night stays at No. 5 with 66,000 while industry vet Bonnie Raitt makes a splash at No.6 with Slipstream, selling 64,000. The set is her highest-charting album and posts her best sales week in nearly two decades. Following his performance on Saturday Night Live, Gotye’s Making Mirrors flies back to the top 10 (15-7) with 54,000. This is the best sales week yet for the album, coming one week after it lodged its highest frame (26,000).
Check back for full chart updates tomorrow.