Music Posts Tagged as 'Legend'
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How Did Older Albums by Madonna, Mariah Carey & Janet Jackson All See Sales Gains This Week?
Thanks to sale pricing and fan promotion, a trio of older albums by Mariah Carey, Madonna and Janet Jackson all jumped into the iTunes Store's always-updating Top Albums tally. On April 27 and 28, Carey’s 2008 album E=MC2 was No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s Top Albums tally, while Madonna’s 1994 set Bedtime Stories visited No. 1 on April 30. Meanwhile, Jackson’s 1986 album Control also visited the top 10 during the week -- and at one point, all three albums were together in the top 10.
Bill Withers' Legacy Is So Much Deeper Than The Hits We All Know
Withers was poised — along with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Carly Simon — to become a generationally transcendent pop star, Withers went with his heart and his desire to write and record great songs, whether they would be pop hits or not. +'Justments, Withers' last album for Sussex, was released in 1974 and spawned three singles, none of which charted higher than 50 on the pop chart. No doubt +'Justments was hampered by the financial struggles at Sussex, but he was also not interested in recording simple pop songs. A key, but underappreciated narrative of Bill Withers' career is not his chart-topping early hits — or his so-called comeback in the late 1970s with "Lovely Day" and few years later with Grover Washington on the Grammy winning "Just the Two of Us" — but the thoughtful, introspective and brilliant albums that he recorded in the interim, with little airplay or fanfare.
Céline Dion - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
A giant inflatable Tina Turner head is coming to Dreamland Margate
Yes, you read that headline right.
Iconic amusement park Dreamland in Margate is known for its traditional fairground fun, great street food and vintage roller discos, but they’ve really outdone themselves with their latest must-see attraction.
Cassettes make a comeback! Sales of reel-to-reel tapes hit 15-year high after Kylie and Madonna both release albums in the old format
Cassette sales have hit a 15-year high, driven by album releases by long- established stars including Kylie Minogue and Madonna.
The number sold more than doubled year on year while the final quarter of 2018 recorded the highest UK sales since 2004.
More recent stars such as Billie Eilish and The 1975 also helped to boost cassette sales to 36,000 so far this year.
An Opera Expert on Why Aretha Franklin Was the Ultimate Diva
In the world of opera, the term “diva” is reserved for a select few. It has nothing to do with outlandish offstage behavior and everything to do with a true gift for communicating in song. It’s the Italian word for “goddess,” but when used for a performer, it’s more like someone touched by the divine for the general betterment of the rest of us.
At first, Aretha Franklin embodied that description literally, as the gospel-singing daughter of the most famous preacher of the day. But then she took it further -- to the blues, R&B, pop and even opera itself.
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Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law opens up about music icon’s private struggles
A new documentary, “Whitney,” explores the meteoric rise of the late music superstar Whitney Houston, as well as her tragic downward spiral. Ahead of the film’s release on July 6, TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones sat down with Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, to discuss the family secrets that are laid bare on camera.
Shirley Manson Looks Back On 20 Years of Garbage's 'Sci-Fi Pop' Odyssey, 'Version 2.0'
“The sonic equivalent of how 'Blade Runner' looks is what we were chasing.”
This week, Billboard is celebrating the music of 20 years ago with a week of content about the most interesting artists, albums, songs and stories from 1998. Here, we talk to Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson about Version 2.0, the band's Grammy-nominated '98 sophomore LP, and how the set proved how ahead of their time Garbage was.
Shirley Manson is feeling reflective these days about Garbage’s 1998 sophomore LP, Version 2.0. Packed with disruptive radio hits like “Push It” and “I Think I’m Paranoid,” the groundbreaking album’s importance in securing Garbage’s status as fierce contenders in the late-1990s alt rock arena is not lost on the band’s front woman.
How Janet Jackson changed the conversation on LGBT rights 20 years ago
I’m sorry if this makes you feel old, but it was 20 years ago last month that Jackson released Velvet Rope, an album about intractable longing that showed the singer was still in control — not only of her voice and her brand, but of what was right and wrong.
Just as 1993’s janet. advanced the national conversation about safer sex, so did Velvet Rope help breakthrough taboos surrounding gay issues. The singer calls out homophobes and celebrates gay and lesbian love on the track “Free Xone,” and the reliable tearjerker dance jam “Together Again” goes out to friends Jackson lost to HIV/AIDS.