Ed Sheeran Leads Take That in Race for U.K. Albums Chart Title

AP Photo/Antonio Calanni Ed Sheeran performs during the Italian State RAI TV program “Che Tempo che Fa,” in Milan, Italy on March 12, 2017. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html Drake couldn’t usurp Ed Sheeran, and early indications suggest Take That won’t have enough to snatch the U.K. albums chart title. On the midweek chart, Sheeran’s Divide (Asylum) holds at No. 1, though Take That’s Wonderland (Polydor) has done typically … Continue reading Ed Sheeran Leads Take That in Race for U.K. Albums Chart Title

Member Of Atlanta Counterfeit CD & DVD Ring Gets Five Years

Getty Images Compact disc cases stacked on shelf A Senegalese man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for his participation in an Atlanta counterfeit DVD and CD ring. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 41-year-old Mamadou Aliou Simakha pleaded guilty in March 2010 to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, to traffic in counterfeit goods and counterfeit labels. Read More … Continue reading Member Of Atlanta Counterfeit CD & DVD Ring Gets Five Years

The Evolution of GFriend’s Uniform Style: From Gym Clothes to Military Chic

Courtesy Photo GFRIEND, “Fingertip” Upon debuting at the top of 2015, GFriend brought a refreshing change to the K-pop scene, not only with their throwback sonic style but also a visual one. Among the sexy girl groups concepts that were the trend of the moment, the sextet came out with an innocent, school uniform-inspired look that signaled a fresh new group was ready to take over. Despite not coming from a well-known … Continue reading The Evolution of GFriend’s Uniform Style: From Gym Clothes to Military Chic

Beyonce Surprises Cancer Patient With FaceTime Call

Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images Beyonce attends TIDAL X: 1020 at Barclays Center on Oct. 20, 2015 in the Brooklyn, New York. http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-6/html/container.html One young high school student’s dreams came true when she got to talk to her idol Beyoncé. Ebony Banks, a senior at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, is battling stage 4 of a rare form of cancer. Knowing Banks’ dream was to … Continue reading Beyonce Surprises Cancer Patient With FaceTime Call

GOT7’s ‘Arrival’ Lands Fourth No. 1 on World Albums Chart, Scores Best First-Week Sales

GOT7, “Never Ever” GOT7 can rest easy after their Arrival earned them a slew of new chart accomplishments. The septet’s new Flight Log: Arrival EP debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart with about 3,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. Arrival marks the boy band’s best sales week in America, selling a few hundred copies more than their previous best when they they moved also … Continue reading GOT7’s ‘Arrival’ Lands Fourth No. 1 on World Albums Chart, Scores Best First-Week Sales

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ & 4 Other Songs That Added Writers After Release

Ed Sheeran performs at Henham Park Estate on July 17, 2015 in Southwold, England. The Chainsmokers, Miguel, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson have all added attributions on their tracks. News came Tuesday (March 21) that Ed Sheeran added the writers of TLC‘s “No Scrubs” to the credits of his current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Shape of You.” Since the Sheeran’s song’s release, the pre-chorus … Continue reading Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ & 4 Other Songs That Added Writers After Release

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ Dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday (Feb. 18). He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for a few … Continue reading Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ Dies at 73