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Nielsen Reports Album Sales Down...Unless You're Taylor Swift or Drake

Nielsen has released its midyear music sales report and things are looking about how you'd expect: Streaming is way up, overall album sales are down, and the vinyl trend continues. Taylor Swift and Drake are among the few performers that can feel ...

Back of The Billboards: 'ZABA' by Glass Animals

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Rod Stewart Lawsuit Focuses on "Copying" Blues Standard "Corrine, Corrina"

Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit for a song more than a century old, as the estate of Bo Carter (legal name: Armenter Chatmon) is suing over a version of the song "Corrine, Corrina" that the former Faces vocalist included on his 2013 album Time. The ...

Meghan Trainor Cancels Tour Dates Due to Vocal Hemorrhage; How Long Is She Out?

Meghan Trainor is the most recent young pop star to withdrawal from the road because of a vocal hemorrhage. The performer announced online that she'll be canceling two dates for the immediate future but didn't shy away from the fact that if recent ...

Flo Rida Pulls Out of Miss USA Pageant Following Donald Trump’s Racist Remarks

Following Donald Trump's racist remarks, Flo Rida has decided to pull out of the Miss USA pageant. ...

Billboard Hot 100 vs. Official Charts Company: 2Pac, Wiz Khalifa and 40 Years of No. 1s

Few people realize just how different the music across the pond is from that we listen to in America, that the Hot 100 doesn't exist in the UK, and that its equivalent to our singles chart doesn't just feature a whole bunch of American artists with ...

Breaking Benjamin, Tori Kelly, and Kacey Musgraves Top Albums Chart

This week's albums chart wasn't too much of a shakeup from the Billboard 200, except that all of the records that dropped in the Top 10 of the latter managed to move up a few places on the former. Breaking Benjamin, Tori Kelly and Kacey Musgraves ...

Billboard's 50 Acts for 50 States: Taylor Swift, Eminem, More Rep Hometowns

Billboard came up with a fun project for the July 4th holiday, assigning a music performer that best represents each of the 50 states. According to the site, final decisions were largely based on sales results from its charts, but a performer's ...

Billy Joel Beats Elton John's Madison Square Garden Record with 65th Show

Billy Joel set a record especially relevant in his hometown as he played his record 65th concert at Madison Square Garden, trumping the previous mark set by his pal and fellow "piano man" Elton John. ...

Debbie Harry by Decade: Celebrating the Blondie Frontwoman's 70th Birthday

The year 1945 was an astounding one for music history, giving us Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, John Fogerty and Carly Simon. Add another big 70th birthday to the year, as July 1 marks the near-diamond anniversary of Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. Music ...

Greece, Colonel Tom Parker, Allen Klein and Other Bad Money Managers

Odds are, if you're reading Music Times right now, you aren't all that interested in the current financial crisis of Greece, or the fact that the nation failed to pay the 1.5 billion euros it owed the International Monetary Fund as its bailout ...

Rihanna Named RIAA Best Selling Singles Artist Of All Time

Earlier today, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) declared that Rihanna is the highest selling singles artist in its history. The "BBHMM" singer became the first artist ever to ever cross the mind-boggling threshold of 100 million ...

Breaking Benjamin Breaks Sales Mark with New Album; Tori Kelly + Kacey Musgraves Follow

Apparently the waiting only makes desire stronger, or at least that's what Breaking Benjamin learned with its most recent release, 'Dark Before Dawn.' The band had gone more than six years without a new album but the new release debuted with 141,000 ...

Producer Destroyed Demos for Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black' Follow-Up

The new documentary shining light on the life of Amy Winehouse has generated both raves and controversy, but there's at least one bit of news that nearly everyone can agree is good: The final demos that the vocalist created before her death have been ...

Thom Yorke Albums on Apple Music...Despite Unadulterated Hatred for Streaming

Taylor Swift has become the figurehead of the anti-streaming movement in the last year thanks to pulling '1989' and the rest of her discography from Spotify during 2014, but Radiohead's Thom Yorke has hated the concept longer and more deeply than ...

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