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Adele’s “25” Leads 2015’s Album Sales Chart; Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” Ranks as Top Single
1 month ago

Adele’s “25” Leads 2015’s Album Sales Chart; Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” Ranks as Top Single

Nielsen Music has officially announced the best-selling albums and singles of 2015, and a clear leader exists in both categories.

With pure US sales of 7.441 million in the December …
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Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” Has Sold Over 1 Million US Copies in 2015
1 month ago

Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour” Has Sold Over 1 Million US Copies in 2015

During the December 11-17 tracking week, Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” became the fifth album to sell over 1 million US copies in 2015.

During the December 18-24 tracking week, Sam Smith’s …
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Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Reaches 7X Platinum in the US, “Nirvana” Gold
2 months ago

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Reaches 7X Platinum in the US, “Nirvana” Gold

Sam Smith’s breakthrough solo hit — and Grammy-winning — “Stay With Me” has earned a new multi-platinum certification from the RIAA.

His “Nirvana,” meanwhile, has attained gold status in the …
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Ratings: Elizabeth Banks, Disclosure “SNL” Falls From Trump Episode
3 months ago

Ratings: Elizabeth Banks, Disclosure “SNL” Falls From Trump Episode

Featuring host Elizabeth Banks and musical guest Disclosure (with Lorde and Sam Smith) — and notably no Donald Trump — Saturday’s “SNL” suffered week-over-week losses in the overnight ratings.

Per …
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Undertaker Tombstones A Turkey On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)
3 months ago

Undertaker Tombstones A Turkey On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)

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Update: Wednesday’s “Tonight Show Suggestion Box” segment featured appearances by The Undertaker, Brad Maddox and Henrik Lundqvist.

A video of The Undertaker’s portion, which saw the wrestling icon tombstone a …
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Sam Smith, Lorde Joining Disclosure For “SNL” Performances; Elizabeth Banks Hosting
4 months ago

Sam Smith, Lorde Joining Disclosure For “SNL” Performances; Elizabeth Banks Hosting

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The host and musical guests for the November 14 “Saturday Night Live” have officially been confirmed.

Per an announcement from NBC, actress Elizabeth Banks will host that night’s edition of …
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Rudimental & Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding Tie For Most-Added at Hot AC Radio
4 months ago

Rudimental & Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding Tie For Most-Added at Hot AC Radio

Like it did last week, Rudimental’s “Lay It All On Me (featuring Ed Sheeran)” claims the top spot on this week’s hot adult contemporary radio add board.

Unlike last week, …
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Sara Bareilles’ “She Used To Be Mine” Enters Hot AC’s Top 40; Sia Sam Smith, P!nk Top 50
4 months ago

Sara Bareilles’ “She Used To Be Mine” Enters Hot AC’s Top 40; Sia Sam Smith, P!nk Top 50

Last week, Sara Bareilles’ “She Used To Be Mine” came within striking distance of the Top 40 at hot adult contemporary radio.

This week, it officially enters that portion of …
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Hot 100: Sia, Sam Smith, Drake & Future, Bryson Tiller, Others Debut This Week
4 months ago

Hot 100: Sia, Sam Smith, Drake & Future, Bryson Tiller, Others Debut This Week

Several songs debut on this week’s edition of the Billboard Hot 100.

Sia’s “Alive” is the highest-charting of the bunch.

The new single arrives at #56 on this week’s edition …
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Sia’s “Alive” Reaches the Top 60 at Hot AC, Pop Radio
4 months ago

Sia’s “Alive” Reaches the Top 60 at Hot AC, Pop Radio

Based on the airplay it received during the September 27-October 3 tracking week, Sia’s “Alive” earns a Top 60 ranking at the hot adult contemporary and pop formats.

The new …
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