The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Is #1 for the Second Straight Week
THE WEEKND is #1 on the Billboard 200, after “Starboy” sold another 63,000 copies. The “La La Land” soundtrack shot up to #2 with 42,000 in sales, probably because of its success at the Golden Globes last weekend.
The only new entry in the Top 10 was “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” by DROPKICK MURPHYS, which sold 28,000 copies and came in eighth. Here’s the Top 10:
- “Starboy”, The Weeknd . . . 63,000 copies
- The “La La Land” soundtrack . . . 42,000 copies
- The “Moana” soundtrack . . . 39,000 copies
- “24K Magic”, Bruno Mars . . . 36,000 copies
- “4 Your Eyez Only”, J. Cole . . . 30,000 copies
- The original Broadway cast recording of “Hamilton” . . . 29,000 copies
- “Views”, Drake . . . 28,000 copies
- NEW: “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory”, Dropkick Murphys . . . 26,000 copies
- “Stoney”, Post Malone . . . 23,000 copies
- “Traveller”, Chris Stapleton . . . 22,000 copies
Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac to Release First Full-Length Duet Album
Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriters Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham have a long and winding shared history, much of which will be chronicled on the pair’s upcoming duet album, tentatively titled Buckingham McVie.
“All these years we’ve had this rapport, but we’d never really thought about doing a duet album before,” Buckingham told the Los Angeles Times. “There is that album that I did with Stevie back before we joined the band [1973’s Buckingham Nicks], but other than that, it’s all been Fleetwood Mac or solo.”
NIN Trent Reznor on Today’s Musicians…
Trent Reznor has shown time and time again that he’s up for the challenge of creating interesting and engaging music, whether it be for Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels or any of his scoring projects. But one thing has changed since the start of his career that he feels is having a somewhat negative affect on the state of music and that’s the Internet.
In a new interview with Yahoo, Reznor was asked about the challenge of working in music in today’s environment as opposed to when he first started. He responded, “I’m not the same person I was then and I’m less afraid than I used to be. When I took so long between albums, I was afraid to open that book up and see what was inside my head. I was insecure. Now I think I’m more confident in my abilities, but doesn’t make it any less painful to write at times or do anything about the feeling of being naked when I release this stuff out to the world.”
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