12 posts categorized "BILLBOARD"
Patrick Leonard, one of Madonna's most beloved collaborators ("Like a Prayer," "Oh Father," "Frozen"), has granted Billboard's Keith Caulfield an extensive interview on the occasion of the Like a Prayer album's 25th birthday.
Unfortunately, he denies recent rumors that he's been spotted with Madonna and/or is about to work with her.
Gay-activist rapper Macklemore scored the #1 hit of 2013, according to Billboard's year-end Hot 100. He's got two hits in the Top 5, and his explicitly gay-friendly anthem "Same Love" comes in at #43.
The full chart is fascinating to me, with some songs I feel I've heard 1,000 times (Katy Perry's "Roar," in at #10; Gaga's "Applause," barely making the Top 40) appearing lower than I would have somewhat blindly guessed.
After all these years, and even though I could not ID probably 25% of the songs...I still love Billboard's charts.
Belgian trans man chooses euthanasia after botched gender surgery; Mom shrugs.
Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. (Not j/k.)
Cher can't get played on the radio...doesn't need to.
Even if you're a Britney stan, this is hilariously written.
Eating out with Henry Cavill.
Votes are there to pass a clean budget bill, but Boehner cries foul.
Pop-Up Museum of Queer History in Brooklyn.
Rihanna humps the air in a throne.
Here's the video of the 54 kiss between Phillippe and Meyer.
Bethenny Frankel and Hoda Kotb get inspired by Macklemore.
Madonna's Super Bowl garb is a 2013 Halloween costume.
Tim Tebow does the right thing.
Rob Kardashian pulls a reverse Boy George.
Dance like no one's watching...and everyone will.
"Harlem Shake" hits #1 as Billboard embraces YouTube.
The Bushes are all A-holes, even Laura.
Designers are A-holes, too. With bad memories.
Boy Culture's Facebook page wants you!
So does Boy Culture's dirty tumblr.
Indiana teacher who called gays "purposeless" suspended.
Why straight women & gay men heart each other.
With thanks to Johnny: Madonna's performance on Billboard's year-end charts is pretty great—30 years after her debut, she is the #23 overall artist of the year, #42 among Billboard 200 Artists, #3 among Dance/Electronic Artists, #5 among Dance/Club Artists.
Most impressively, Madonna's MDNA was the #1 tour of the year (numbers reflect only part of the tour, which ain't over yet):
With the #1 debut of his album Trespassing, Adam Lambert becomes the very first out gay artist to debut at #1 and the first to have a #1 album at all. (Not counting that out gay artist who did it during Reconstruction.) Others like Melissa Etheridge or George Michael hit #1, but never after coming out. Congrats, kid!
Speaking of out singers, Matt Zarley is offering his fans a chance to co-star in his new music video for "Change Begins With Me".
Enter to win the co-starring gig by shooting and uploading a video of yourself displaying a written phrase (five words or less) that explains how you can make yourself a better person. Creativity counts, people! Matt will pick his 25 favorites to be used in his video.
Submit your film (10 seconds or less) here. (Log-in and password are both changevideo.) The contest is open through June 10th. Good luck!
Nicki Minaj is someone I...really don't get. I want to get her, but I don't. I will say that my impression of her has a Lady Gaga clone (clown?) is only based on her fashion sense as none of her songs has sounded much like Gaga (right?), least of all "Beez in the Trap." With an impressive 6.5 million views in a few days, the video ballsily starts out with, "Bitches say shit and they ain't say nothin'" before...well...she says shit and says nothing:
But I wouldn't go this far—this is the top comment on the video at the moment:
Lovely. Nicki's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is out now and looks like it will be #1 on Billboard next week with over 220,000 or so sold. I wonder how many copies are due to the presence of this little number all over NYC:
Madonna's MDNA is coasting to #1 on Billboard, her fifth album in a row to do this (poor Ray of Light got capsized by Titanic) and her eighth album to top the charts. (Lionel who???)
Improving on her sales from Hard Candy four years—and many bumps in the record-buying atmosphere later—is an unqualified triumph. Imagine where it would have debuted with a bona fide hit single at radio or with traditional promotion?
With thanks to Chris, some trivia for chart fanatics...