In October of 2019, Lewis Capaldi performed his global breakthrough “Someone You Loved” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Friday, he made another appearance on the show – this time from the comfort of his own home.
Indeed, Capaldi appeared via video chat in the latest “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition.” Distance did not prevent Capaldi from making an impact; he delivered a strong rendition of his single “Before You Go.”
A video of the performance follows, as do clips of Fallon’s interviews with Miley Cyrus and Rachel Brosnahan.
Last week, Kygo reached the Top 10 on the US iTunes sales chart with his Zara Larsson and Tyga collaboration “Like It Is.” This week, he returns to the region with new Sasha Sloan collaboration “I’ll Wait.”
The song, which re-teams the collaborators behind 2017’s “This Town,” is #9 on the all-genre US iTunes chart as of press time at 10PM ET Friday. “I’ll Wait” is notably one of only two Friday releases currently in the Top 10; Drake’s “Toosie Slide,” the other, is #4.
Five of the other eight Top 10 positions belong to the late Bill Withers; Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light” (#5), The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (#6), and Andra Day’s “Rise Up” (#10) hold the others.
“I’ll Wait,” which is Sasha Sloan’s first Top 10 seller on the all-genre chart, concurrently occupies the #1 position on the iTunes dance chart.
Chord Overstreet just scored his first RIAA platinum song certification, as “Hold On” officially crossed the 1 million unit mark in the US.
The RIAA formally certified the achievement on April 3, 2020. Each of the million units is equal to either 1 paid download or 150 streams.
Overstreet first released the track in early 2017 to a solid audience reception. A Deepend remix of the track also garnered attention among music fans. Videos for the remix and an acoustic version each boast millions of plays on YouTube.
“Hold On,” as noted, is the artist’s first RIAA-certified song.
The Grammy-winning Billie Eilish just received a handful of new digital song certifications from the RIAA, thrusting her into the Top 25 on the RIAA’s all-time ranking.
The highest of Eilish’s new certifications is a 6x platinum award for “bad guy.” The award signifies 6 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.
Eilish’s other new multi-platinum awards include a 4x platinum honor for “when the party’s over” (4 million), a 3x platinum award for “bury a friend” (3 million), a 3x platinum award for “ocean eyes” (3 million), a 2x platinum award for “idontwannabeyouanymore” (2 million), and a 2x platinum award for “you should see me in a crown” (2 million).
Additional song certifications include the following:
Platinum – all the girl girls go to hell (1 million)
Platinum – i love you (1 million)
Platinum – xanny (1 million)
Platinum – my strange addiction (1 million)
Gold – ilomilo (500K)
Gold – party favor (500K)
Gold – 8 (500K)
Gold – &burn (500K)
With the new certifications, now boasts 37.5 million in formally certified US digital song units. The count places her at #23 on the all-time list. For context, she is right between Ariana Grande (40 million) and Sam Smith (37 million).
— Eilish additionally received a 3x platinum album award for “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” The award confirms at least 3 million in US album units, each equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.
Beginning next week, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will join its fellow talk shows by producing new episodes with video interviews. One episode will feature a remote chat with New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and wife Brittany.
The Breeses will discuss their recent $5 million donation to COVID-19 relief in Louisiana.
Other upcoming virtual “Ellen” guests include John Legend and Chrissy Teigen (April 6), Jennifer Lopez (April 7), and David Spade (April 9).
All listings for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as a reminder, are subject to change.
Amid the news of Bill Withers’ passing, fans are reacquainting themselves with his iconic discography. As a result, his biggest hits have been soaring up the US iTunes sales chart.
“Lean On Me” is #1 as of press time at 4:50PM ET Friday. “Ain’t No Sunshine” follows at #4, while “Lovely Day” is #5.
An additional version of Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” appears at #7 on the listing.
Other top-performing singles at the moment include Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light (featuring Reba, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin & Keith Urban)” (#2), Drake’s “Toosie Slide” (#3), and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (#6).
By 9AM ET Friday morning, a handful of new album releases had moved into the upper reaches of the US iTunes album sales chart.
Sam Hunt’s new “Southside” leads the way at #1 on the chart, while All Time Low’s new “Wake Up, Sunshine” is #2. Red’s new “Declaration” follows at #3, ahead of Ashley McBryde’s new “Never Will” at #4 and August Burns Red’s “Guardians” at #5.
New releases also occupy the next few spots on the chart. Phish’s “Sigma Oasis,” which spent time at #1 on Thursday, is now #6. Testament’s “Titans of Creation” is #7, and Thundercat’s “It Is What It Is” holds the #8 position.
Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia,” which sits at #9, is the highest-ranking holdover album.
The first “New Music Friday” of the April 2020 includes a new release from Drake.
The global superstar released his new single “Toosie Slide” Friday, and it immediately captured the attention of the music industry. It is certain to spend the foreseeable future as the focus of discussions, social distancing listening sessions and TikTok videos.
It is also in position to score some big early streaming numbers. Already essentially guaranteed by being a new Drake single, the strong opening day performance will become a lock thanks to ample playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music. Spotify has “Toosie Slide” atop numerous major playlists, including Today’s Top Hits, Rap Caviar and New Music Friday.
Apple has “Toosie Slide” at #2 on Today’s Hits and #1 on Rap Life. It will almost certainly be #1 on New Music Daily when said playlist refreshes.
— Not simply commanding attention on social media and digital platforms, “Toosie Slide” will make an impact at radio. Several stations (spanning multiple formats) have confirmed plans to play the song every hour for much of its release day.
Like many other talk shows, “Live With Kelly & Ryan” is using video chat to develop new episodes during the Coronavirus pandemic.
One upcoming episode will feature a remote appearance by Dove Cameron.
According to new listings, the singer and actress will conference in for the Tuesday, April 14 edition of the daytime talk show. That morning’s broadcast will also feature a video chat with Denise Richards.
Given the unpredictability of today’s landscape, talk show lineups should be treated as particularly subject-to-change. Headline Planet will share an update if the Dove Cameron interview is canceled or moved.
Maren Morris is on the verge of scoring her first solo #1 hit on the Mediabase hot adult contemporary radio chart.
Played 3,520 times during the first four days of the March 29-April 4 tracking period, “The Bones” claims #1 on the Mediabase building/real-time chart. The count tops the same-time-last-week mark by 4.0%.
“The Bones” does have some close competition, but none are currently rivaling its momentum. Maroon 5’s building #2 “Memories” and Post Malone’s building #3 “Circles” are both down in airplay from last week, while Dua Lipa’s building #4 “Don’t Start Now” is basically flat. Assuming those three songs do not dramatically reverse course in the coming days, “The Bones” will remain #1 as the chart goes final.
“The Bones” would mark her first solo leader on the chart, although Morris did previously hit #1 as part of “The Middle” with Zedd and Grey.