ADELE AND GOTYE DOMINATE THE ALBUM AND SINGLES CHARTS
2012 looks like it could be the year of the singer-songwriter with Adele and Gotye taking the top spots atop the album and singles charts. Adele’s 21 retains the spot on the album chart with over 3.69-million copies sold so far this year and brings the total sales up to an incredible 22-million since its release. Gotye’s mega-hit “Somebody that I Used To Know” has sold more than 5.50 million copies this year and claims the title of top single of 2012 so far and comes in with 539-thousand albums to date.
Top Albums of 2012
1. Adele – 21
2. Lionel Richie – Tuskegee
3. One Direction – Up All Night
4. Whitney Houston – Whitney – The Greatest
5. Various Artist – Now 41
6. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
7. Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
8. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
9. Drake – Take Care
10. Adele - 19
KARMIN CANCELLED ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Karmin’s Good Morning America performance did not air on Friday morning as originally intended in the wake of The Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere shooting at an Aurora, Colorado theatre. Their performance was bumped due to extensive coverage of the tragedy, and Karmin were very sympathetic towards the event, tweeting that morning (@karminmusic): “We didn’t air due to the Colorado tragedy. Our thoughts & prayers go out to those involved in the Aurora, CO shooting.” The group instead will be posting videos of their GMA performance on their website, www.karminmusic.com.
WHITNEY HOUSTON, BRITNEY SPEARS AND J. LO ITEMS HIGHLIGHT AUCTION
Costumes worn by Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez will be auctioned off next week in Los Angeles. The Profiles in History auction will take place on July 28th through the 31st and will feature Houston’s screen-used “Rachel Marron” “Queen of the Night” costume from The Bodyguard. The attire is expected to bring in between 20 to 30-thousand dollars. The auction also boasts Britney Spears’ stage-worn sequined catsuit from her “Oops!...I Did It Again” performance at the 2000 GRAMMY Awards and J. Lo’s "Dr. Catherine Dean" signature costume from The Cell.
MARIAH CAREY TO BE HONORED AT THE BMI URBAN AWARDS
Mariah Carey will be honored as the BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards. According to Rap-Up.com, the singer will be honored at the event which will take place at the Sabat Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on September 7th. Carey will join previous BMI Icon honorees The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Al Green, The Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton.
- TIDBIT: Mariah Carey has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart 18 times, which is more than any other solo artist. She has sold more than 200 million albums, singles, and videos worldwide and is the top-selling female artist of all time.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TO HEADLINE 2013’S BIG DAY OUT
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have confirmed that they will headline the Big Day Out music festival in Australia next year along with The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend just to name a few. The festival travels throughout Australia and is a showcase for up and coming local music talent. Big Day out kicks off on January 18th in Sydney Australia.
The full 2013 Big Day Out line-up:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Band of Horses
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Gary Clark Jr.
Every Time I Die
Jeff The Brotherhood
House Vs Hurricane
Nina Las Vegas