Bob Marley’s Legend Earns Highest Chart Position Ever
Due largely in part to Google, Bob Marley’s iconic greatest hits album, Legend, landed at Number 5 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. Google Play discounted the album from $8 to 99 cents during the Billboard tracking week. Legend, released in 1984, previously peaked at number 18 on the Billboard charts. This makes the album Marley’s highest chart position ever; he cracked the top 10 just one other time, with 1976′s Rastaman Vibration where he earned the number 8 spot.
While this makes for an impressive showing for an album that celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year, it should be noted that Legend regularly sells between 3,000 and 5,000 copies per week. It sat at the number 100 position on the same chart the week before.
Even though it’s been 3 decades since his death, Bob Marley is obviously still getting his message across to youth around the world. The Marley family created a new video for the 1973 song Get Up, Stand Up after asking fans to send in images using the hashtag #getupstandup in honor of the 30th Anniversary of Legend. You can see the resulting video here…
U2 have released their new album ‘Songs Of Innocence’ and are giving it away for free.
The band announced the album as it became available to download via iTunes at the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iWatch Tuesday, after performing its first single, The Miracle (of Joey Ramone).
The album will be available through Apple alone until October 13. Preview or download it HERE.
“Billboard” has compiled a list of the Top 10 most popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos among musicians.
The list is based on the number of views, likes, shares, and comments of videos posted on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Here is their Top 10:
1. Justin Bieber
2. Taylor Swift
3. Eminem and Rihanna
4. The Foo Fighters
5. Selena Gomez
6. Justin Timberlake
7. Lady Gaga
8. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
9. Dr. Dre
10. Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher
Check out Billboard.com to watch the videos.
Weezer has revealed another track from their upcoming album.
Weezer’s ninth album Everything Will Be Alright in the End arrives in October.
We’ve already heard their first single Back to the Shack now the band has unveiled another track called Cleopatra.
In addition to the new song, Weezer also revealed a few pages of artwork from the album booklet.officially arrives October 7th.Click HERE to listen to Cleopatra.
The band also announced that Everything Will Be Alright in the End is available to pre-order now at the iTunes Music Store, with fans receiving “instant gratification” downloads of Cleopatra along with Back to the Shack. The entire album