Meek Mill has the number one album in the country this week:
The set earned 229,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 42,000 were in traditional album sales.
The 1975 had the top selling album, and came in at number four:
Rock band The 1975 bows at No. 4 with its new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, as the set begins with 66,000 equivalent album units. Of that sum, 48,000 were in album sales, which also makes the set the top-selling album of the week.
The notable artists on your television this week include: Kurt Vile (Kimmel; 12/13), Grimes (Fallon; 12/10), Lil Wayne (Colbert; 12/12), Gwen Stefani (Corden; 12/13), Phoebe Bridgers (Daly; 12/10), Lucy Dacus (Daly; 12/11), and Meek Mill (Daily Show; 12/11).
Lauren Levy, writing for Vulture:
But despite the artist’s problematic pasts (and, for some, present), the labels have come running. That’s because these musicians have acquired relevance and cultural cachet, but even more so because of their financial potential. They bathe in an ocean of endless streams, the most valuable currency in today’s music industry.
Ryan Ross and Z Berg have premiered their Christmas duet “The Bad List” with AltPress.
Steve Baltin, writing for Variety:
The series, which Variety can exclusively announce is being put into development, will be written and executive produced by Aaron Karo. DeLonge, The Cartel’s Stan Spry and Jeff Holland and Strike Entertainment’s Russell Binder will serve as executive producers.
DeLonge, who played guitar in Blink and fronted his own band, Angels and Airwaves, spoke with Variety about the new series and his long-term plans for “Strange Times.”
Ticketmaster has launched a new verified fan-to-fan resale website.
Imogen Heap has announced some new tour dates.
The lineup for Travis Barker’s Musink Festival has been announced.
The Movielife will be performing Has a Gambling Problem and 40 Hour Train Back to Penn on their upcoming tour.
All Time Low performed covers of Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy at a small show in in Brisbane, Australia. A couple fan shot videos can be found below.
Pitchfork have revealed their list of the 100 best songs of 2018.
The Hold Steady have released a new live album called Live from Philadelphia 7-26-18.
Billie Joe announced on Instagram that he’s currently writing new songs for Green Day.
Lucy Dacus has announced some new tour dates.
The trailer for Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy has been released.
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Avril Lavigne has shared the album cover and track listing for Head Above Water.
Mat Kerekes, the lead singer of Citizen, has shared his new solo song “Ruby.”
December marches on!
In this week’s roundup, I write a little about Smart Playlists in iTunes and how I use them for holiday music, talk about wanting to ramp up my comic book reading again, share thoughts on the music and entertainment I enjoyed this week, and post the weekly ten song playlist. It’s been a very Copeland, Japanese House, and The 1975 dominating week around my house. The supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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