Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Lars Brandle

Mariah Carey Jingles to Lead on Midweek U.K. Chart

The queen of Christmas is here to reclaim her crown. Based on midweek data published by the Official U.K. Charts Company, Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Columbia) is the race leader, lifting 8-1....

Olly Murs On Track For U.K. Chart Crown With ‘Marry Me’

Olly Murs‘ Marry Me (via EMI) is walking up the aisle for a U.K. No. 1. The English pop singer’s seventh studio LP leads the midweek chart, and is heading for a fifth U.K. No. 1 following In...

Jim Stewart, Founder of Stax Records, Dies at 92

Jim Stewart, the founder of Stax Records, the iconic Memphis, TN label that launched the careers of Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays and many others, and shaped the sound of soul music, died Monday (Dec. 5) at...

U2, Gladys Knight, Amy Grant and More Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

U2 was in the house, and so were George Clooney, Gladys Knight, Amy Grant and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and conductor Tania Leon. To say expectations were high for Sunday night’s (Dec. 6) 45th iteration of the Kennedy Center...

Stormzy Bags U.K. Chart Hattrick With ‘This Is What I Mean’

Stormzy scores his hattrick on the U.K. albums chart with This Is What I Mean (via 0207/Merky). The Brit Award-winning grime star edges Cliff Richard’s Christmas With Cliff (EastWest/Rhino), to make it three-from-three — a streak that...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ Hits U.K. Singles Chart For Six Weeks

Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” (via EMI) is still the boss in the U.K., where it racks-up six consecutive weeks at No. 1. The Midnights tune accumulated just shy of 4.9 million streams during the latest cycle, the Official Charts...

Jimmy Barnes Extends Australian Chart Record With ‘Blue Christmas’

It’s shaping to be a Jimmy Barnes Christmas in Australia, as the legendary rock singer scores another No. 1, this time with a collection of holiday classics. Barnes’ Blue Christmas (via Liberation/Universal) blasts to the summit of the...

‘The Voice’ Finds Its Final 8

Ten became eight on NBC’s The Voice, as one standout survived a nervous Instant Save. The Voice is nearing the pointy end of its 22nd season. After the remaining contestants performed Monday night (Nov. 28), America voted and...

Bodie Shines With ‘Golden Hour’ Performance on ‘The Voice’

“Shine, it’s your golden hour.” Bodie knows what time it is, and he didn’t let the chance go slipping by. During Monday night’s (Nov. 28) Live Top 10 Performances on NBC’s The Voice, the California native performed a...

The 1975’s Matty Healy Has a Viral Hit With Random Auto-Tune Blast

Matty Healy’s latest hit isn’t the kind to impact the charts. The 1975 frontman is having an unusual viral moment, thanks to an off-the-cuff comment he made at security when his voice was filtered through Auto-Tune. Healy...

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