Ladies and gentlemen, the numbers are in. Topping the charts in this mid-year music report is (surprise, surprise) Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, which has reached half the world’s population in merely six months with 571,000 plays on terrestrial radio.
When he returned to his alma mater yesterday, John Legend was arguably on top of the world.
For the first time since February, “Happy” hasn’t danced and clapped its way to the No. 1 spot in the country. Instead, it’s all solemn pianos at the top of the charts.
This year it seemed like the words “And the GRAMMY goes too” were hardly uttered during the night’s live broadcast, leaving plenty of room for the performances, which there were 20 of. All of which we ranked.
The show will also see a reunion of the remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Star.
With Alicia Keys’ new song “Queen of the Field” off the ’12 Years a Slave’ soundtrack she sings about the struggle of one particular female slave.
One of the biggest contenders to take home Oscar gold this year is also getting a soundtrack crafted by John Legend and featuring Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys, Alabama Shakes and more.
The singer announced that the high-end Italian fashion brand Gucci will design the wardrobe for his “Summer Love” international tour.
“’Gospel Inspired By Lula’, [is] a gospel album I’m doing in tribute to my mother. I promised her I would do it. She always wanted me to do it before she passed away,” he said.
Adele made a rare public appearance on Friday (June 21) to pay tribute to the man responsible for first giving her a record deal.