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‘Despacito’ ‘Billboard’s’ Number 1 Song Of The Summer

'Despacito' 'Billboard's' Number 1 Song Of The Summer

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber is “Billboard’s” number one song of the summer of 2017. The huge hit tops “Billboard’s’ annual Songs of the Summer chart, and is the first predominantly Spanish-language track to do so since Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” in 1996. Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” landed in…

Kelly Clarkson Teases First New Single In 2 Years

Kelly Clarkson Teases First New Single In 2 Years

Kelly Clarkson is preparing to release her first new single in two years. Clarkson announced the news in a teaser video via Twitter on Labor Day. Yesterday morning she teased fans with a 13-second listen to the a cappella with the hashtag #LoveSoSoft. Clarkson’s official website has a countdown that expires at six o’clock Eastern…

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ Equals ‘Billboard’ Chart History

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' Equals 'Billboard' Chart History

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is once again reshaping chart history. The singer-songwriter’s worldwide hit just became only the seventh song to have spent at least 20 weeks at number one on the “Billboard” Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart. The track ties Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” with 20 weeks atop the survey,…

Taylor Swift Track Could Earn 2017’s Biggest Weekly Sales, Streams

Taylor Swift Track Could Earn 2017's Biggest Weekly Sales, Streams

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is on track to land the biggest weekly sales and streams this year. Whether or not she accomplishes those feats, Swift’s new single is almost certain to easily debut at number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 singles chart. According to several music industry forecasters, the first…

Justin Bieber Reaches 100M Followers On Twitter

Justin Bieber Reaches 100M Followers On Twitter

Justin Bieber is adding yet another major accomplishment to his already long list of career highlights. As of yesterday morning, the 23-year-old pop star reached 100-million followers on Twitter. Bieber is in very rare company with this social media milestone, with the only other musician with 100-million Twitter followers being Katy Perry. The next most-followed…

Sam Smith Hints Something Is Coming ‘Very, Very, Very Soon’

Sam Smith Hints Something Is Coming 'Very, Very, Very Soon'

Sam Smith is sending serious signals that new music may be on the way soon. Yesterday the singer-songwriter took to Instagram and posted a note to fans thanking them for being “so patient” and for allowing him to escape into his “mind and write music so freely.” He went on to say, “The wait is…

‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Director Defends Taylor Swift

'Look What You Made Me Do' Director Defends Taylor Swift

The director of the video for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is defending the pop star against what he believes are gendered double standards. Yesterday Joseph Kahn took to Twitter to bash the music industry, saying if he plans something as a man, “I’m a ‘genius,’” but if Swift “as a woman”…

Taylor Swift Track Breaks Psy’s 24-Hour YouTube Views Record

Taylor Swift Track Breaks Psy's 24-Hour YouTube Views Record

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is breaking records at an almost daily pace. The song’s video now holds the record for YouTube global streams in a 24-hour period, topping previous record-holder Psy’s “Gentleman.” Swift’s song saw just over 43-million views in a 24-hour period, while Psy’s tune had 36-million when it debuted…

Viewership Down For 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Viewership Down For 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Viewership for the MTV Video Music Awards is continuing to go in the wrong direction. Sunday’s event hosted by Katy Perry drew a total of just over five-and-a-half-million viewers over ten networks, down from six-and-a-half-million in 2016 and just under ten-million in 2015. By comparison, in 2002, back when the show was seen only on…

Lady Gaga Starting To Write For Her Next Album

Lady Gaga Starting To Write For Her Next Album

Lady Gaga says she has “started writing” material for her next album in part because she has “a lot of ideas.” In a recent interview with “Entertainment Weekly,” Gaga said the future album is in the early stages of conception and just might precede another single from her current album “Joanne.” But fans shouldn’t be…

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