With the likes of Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs, British singers are pretty much dominating North American air waves right now. What else has appeared? Boy bands. Yes, boy bands. Good thing the biggest difference between these boy bands and the ones we’ve had in the 90′s is that well, they’re not so corny.
I’ve put together a little chart to see which boy band you’re most like. Yes, I know Lawson’s not really your typical boy band, but with their awesome looks, girls can’t help but swoon over them, so I decided to put them on there. Check out the chart underneath, and let’s see what you got. (Don’t worry, if you didn’t get what you wanted, you can always try again!)
A friend of mine recently commented on one of the many Oscar links I’ve shared on Facebook and said reading the story I just posted made him care less about the Oscars (blasphemy!). He also added the following:
“My Oscar nominations are based on: Number of aliens slain by Iron Man, quality of wizard/hobbit relations, and whether or not the lead character would survive in the Hunger Games.”
Touché, friend. Touché. But I have to wonder: who would win based on his criteria?
Considering Academy’s best picture nominees do not include Iron Man, aliens, wizards or hobbits, we’re going to pick our Oscar favourites based on the lead character’s ability to survive The Hunger Games. Here we go!
(Graphic by Kathleen Obtinario)
I’ll have to find out if he was right during tomorrow’s Oscar broadcast!
Fizzled out pop icons of the 80′s better watch their back! Rihanna’s in it to win it. The 23-year-old singer has now beaten Madonna as the fastest solo artist to reach 20 Top-10 hits.
Rihanna’s newest single, “Talk That Talk” with Calvin Harris currently sits at #9 in its second week on the charts, giving her a total of 20 songs on the Top-10 charts in just six years and four months.
For the Queen of Pop herself, well it took her a little bit longer. Slow and steady didn’t win the race, it seems. Madge was beaten by just five months.
It appears Rihanna’s popping hit after hit since Pon De Replay. while Madonna’s giving us flop after flop. I mean, remember her urban pop album Hard Candy? Yeah, we don’t either.
Miley Cyrus may have a No.1 movie at the box office, but she doesn’t have a No. 1 album. Country trio Rascal Flatts took the top album spot with their latest “Unstoppable,” selling 351,000 copies. Meanwhile, the “Hannah Montana soundtrack” sold 196,000 copies, per Nielsen SoundScan numbers.
Still, it looks like Cyrus benefited from the “Hannah Motana: The Movie” release because the film’s soundtrack sold 57,000 more discs then it did during the CD’s debut.
Also, Cyrus’ on-screen and off-screen father Billy Ray Cyrus reached the No. 41 spot with his latest album “Back to Tennessee.”
It took eight weeks for another album to top the Billboard albums chart: Bruce Springsteen was able to knock Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” album from the No. 1 spot with “Working On A Dream”.
According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, Springsteen’s latest album will top the album’s chart on sales of 223,000. Meanwhile Taylor Swift will hold onto the No. 2 spot.
Despite his widely viewed performance at the inauguration of President Barack Obama and his Super Bowl appearance, Springsteen’s latest album sold 100,000 fewer copies than the band’s 2007 album “Magic” in its first week.
Beyoncé’s “I Am … Sasha Fierce” landed the No. 3 spot selling 51,000 copies followed by “Dark Horse,” the latest from Nickelback. Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” earned the No. 5 spot with 33,000 copies, while the newcomer 2009 Grammy Nominees is at No.6 with 32,000. Jamie Foxx follows with “Intuition” (31,000) and “A Different Me” by Keyshia Cole reaches No. 8.