As you might’ve noticed, Lizzo had a pretty unique breakthrough across 2019. After years of being around, suddenly she rocketed to fame, in part thanks to a handful of now-inescapable singles that, in some cases, had actually been around for several years already. She took the year by storm, one of a handful of pop … More »
Harry Styles’ new album Fine Line, his second solo LP since the end of One Direction, is basically all retro-minded boomer bait. So when he stopped by BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show for Valentine’s Day today, he of course decided to bust out a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow … More »
Since parting ways, the members of One Direction have all carved out their own place in the pop music firmament. Zayn Malik split before the British boy band’s final album, 2015’s Made In The A.M., and immediately banished himself to some hyper-sexualized adult contemporary netherworld. Niall Horan became a folksy soft-rocker … More »
Rare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part of the class of big-time pop singers who haven’t released a full-length project since the middle of last decade — a group that includes Adele, Rihanna, and her former boyfriends … More »
The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
Record sales spiked a record high in the week ending December 19, with sales clocking in at over 973,000 LPs in what was the heftiest week of vinyl album sales in Neilsen Music history, according to the analytics company. It began tracking sales in 1991.
Specifically, vinyl album sales accounted for 25% of the 3.92 millions albums sold across formats during the week of December 19, and 31% of the 3.16 million physical albums moved during this period. At 28,000 copies sold, Harry Styles‘ Fine Line was the most popular vinyl LP purchase through the week. Styles’ metric marks the fourth largest sales week for a vinyl album that Neilsen Music has recorded to date. Fine Line follows in the commercial footsteps of Adele’s 25, Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy, and Jack White’s Lazaretto.
Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, The Beatles‘ Abbey Road, and the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack, Queen‘s Greatest Hits, and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller trailed Fine Line, selling 12,000, 11,000, 10,000, 9,000, and 8,000 units, respectively.
Harry Styles’ sophomore album, Fine Line, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It kicked off with 478,000 units in total, with full album sales making up 393,000 of those units. The former One Direction member’s self-titled 2017 debut album also landed at #1 when it came out, landing 230,000 equivalent … More »
Right now, Harry Styles is doing everything he can possibly do to promote his new album Fine Line, the man’s second solo LP since the end of One Direction. In the past few weeks, Styles has hosted both Saturday Night Live and James Corden’s Late Late Show. Earlier today, … More »
“It’s all about having sex and feeling sad.” That’s how Harry Styles described his new album Fine Line in a worshipful Rolling Stone profile that kicked off the rollout. In the profile, the former One Direction member dons a floppy white hat and yellow purse, cruises LA in cars including a Tesla and … More »