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Billboard Factors YouTube Streams Into Charts; Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” Tops Hot 100

Just a week after hitting the point where a viral sensation becomes a viral annoyance to many (see: any of the hundreds of videos released daily), Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” has found itself debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 with barely any radio play or exposure outside the internet.

So how did this happen?

Starting this week, Billboard has begun factoring YouTube streams into their charts. It’s a transition that has been a long time coming, as many people now choose the video service when hoping to listen to free music online, and the impact of the switch needs no further explanation. Now when a video or song goes viral, the charts will reflect it, and no one has more traction in the music video space right now than Baauer. He has yet to release a video himself, but the countless dance memes made featuring his music has done most of the leg work for him. Those unfamiliar with the song and meme can stream videos featuring each, below. Continue reading ‘Billboard Factors YouTube Streams Into Charts; Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” Tops Hot 100′

Stream Juicy J’s New Collaborative Single With The Weeknd, “One Of Those Nights”

Juicy J has been part of the music scene since the early 90s, but it wasn’t until the release of “Bandz A Make Her Dance” last Summer that his solo career garnered much attention from the press. Now that he’s reached the peak of pretty much every chart that follows urban music, people want more new material than ever, and last night Juicy released a single that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

Joining forces with Canadian sensation The Weeknd, “One Of Those Nights” finds Juicy J leaning heavy on a simple drum and bass beat with light synth accompaniment for a track meant for late nights that seem to never end. This may seem like nothing new from a lyrical perspective, but it goes down smooth nonetheless. You can discover “One Of Those Nights” below: Continue reading ‘Stream Juicy J’s New Collaborative Single With The Weeknd, “One Of Those Nights”’

Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ Just Received Diamond Certification

1991 was a lot longer ago than many of us would like to admit. It’s even possible some of you reading this now weren’t alive then, but in the time that has passed since you’ve entered this world and possibly even graduated high school.

Anyways, in 1991 Pearl Jam released their now legendary album, Ten. The record was a massive success that rode the coattails of the grunge movement throughout the early 90s, spawning many top ten singles that are still in rotation today. Now, after nearly twenty-two years of shelf life and sales of just over 4000 copies in the last week, Ten has finally sold 10 million in the US and become the twenty-second album to ever reach Diamond Certification.

Join us in celebrating this event by enjoying the video for “Jeremy” below: Continue reading ‘Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ Just Received Diamond Certification’

How To Destroy Angels Announce US Tour; Stream New Album

Trent Reznor’s How To Destroy Angels have announced plans to embark on their first US tour of the year following the upcoming release of their new album, Welcome Oblivion.

Kicking off in Mid-April with a performance at Coachella, the latest outing from How To Destroy Angels will take the group from coast-to-coast in less than three weeks. Venues for every stop have yet to be revealed, but the cities they will be appearing in are as follows: Continue reading ‘How To Destroy Angels Announce US Tour; Stream New Album’

Tyler, The Creator Releases “Bimmer” Video Featuring Frank Ocean

The world is still recovering from the premiere of Tyler, The Creator‘s “Domo 23” music video last week, and already the young rapper has unleashed a second set of unique visuals to get fans excited for his forthcoming Sophomore release.

Teased at the end of “Domo 23,” “Bimmer” is a track that leans heavily on chillwave sounds to create a relaxed track that can be likened to a mix between “White” (off OF Tape Vol. 2) and “She” (off Tyler’s debut, Goblin). The visuals feature Tyler and a girl who could double for an American Apparel model living up their young love under California sunshine. Click below to enjoy the video. Continue reading ‘Tyler, The Creator Releases “Bimmer” Video Featuring Frank Ocean’

One Direction Cover “One Way Or Another;” Release Music Video

It was less than a day ago that we posted about One Direction‘s unstoppable promotional train, and here we are again with yet another new development.

Last night, the boys from One Direction released a music video for their cover of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another.” The track was recorded as part of a charitable effort with Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, which raises money and awareness for causes around the world, and the video features behind-the-scenes footage of the globe-trotting group. You can view the footage below: Continue reading ‘One Direction Cover “One Way Or Another;” Release Music Video’

Bruno Mars Announces Massive ‘Moonshine Jungle’ World Tour

Pop sensation Bruno Mars is planning to take his chart topping album Unorthodox Jukebox on the road this Summer, and chances are he’ll be coming to a city near you.

The Moonshine Jungle tour will be Mars’ first major outing since Jukebox hit shelves in December. Support for the run will come from “Lights” hitmaker Ellie Goulding, as well as Fitz And The Tantrums. Dates for the run can be found below following the official tour trailer: Continue reading ‘Bruno Mars Announces Massive ‘Moonshine Jungle’ World Tour’

A Rocket To The Moon Release “Ever Enough” Music Video

It has been a minute since A Rocket To The Moon graced our headlines, but today they’re back with a new music video that is going to surprise you.

“Ever Enough” is a song that showcases A Rocket To The Moon’s evolution from teen-leaning pop rock act to full-blown alternative folk rock juggernaut with a finesse that is second-to-none. The clip features a couple on the run, with plenty of heartstring tugging sequences young love to make the lady in your life swoon. You can view the video below: Continue reading ‘A Rocket To The Moon Release “Ever Enough” Music Video’

Miguel Premieres “Candle In The Sun” Video

“It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.”

The quote above was made by rising pop sensation Miguel when asked to describe his new single, “Candle In The Sun,” which premiered online earlier today. The visuals feature a black and white (literally) look at subjects like religion, ideologies violence, and government policies, all with the smooth croon of Miguel leading the way. You can view the video below: Continue reading ‘Miguel Premieres “Candle In The Sun” Video’

Skinny Lister Perform “Rollin’ Over” for Balcony TV

Side One Dummy Records’ Skinny Lister have been blazing a folk-loving trail across the US this winter while touring as direct support Flogging Molly. This has, of course, resulted in many new fans discovering their unique take on traditional music, and now even more can hear their sound thanks to a new video feature from Balcony TV.

At the beginning of February, Skinny Lister took to the rooftops of New York City to film a brilliant performance of their single, “Rollin’ Over,” which is taken from their recently released debut album. The group faced chilling temperatures, but held their composure throughout, delivering a truly enchanting performance. You can view the video below. Continue reading ‘Skinny Lister Perform “Rollin’ Over” for Balcony TV’

 


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