2021 – Taylor Swift has tied with Michael Jackson for the fourth most weeks at number one on the U.S. albums chart after taking Evermore back to the top. The pop star’s surprise follow-up to last year’s bestselling release Folklore was released in December, and spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 […]
Led Zepplin wins copyright on Stairway to Heaven
2019 – The Beatles’ Abbey Road returned to No.1 in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts
2019 – The Beatles’ Abbey Road returned to No.1 in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts after the release of an expanded anniversary edition. The feat also sees the album set a record – the gap of 49 years and 252 days since its initial chart-topping run ended in early […]
2019 – Ed Sheeran broke yet another streaming record. His latest collaborative album No. 6 Collaborations Project, racked up 69 million streams in a month on Spotify, which was the highest by any artist. This new record wasn’t the first that Sheeran has broken. His last album Divide set a new record of 56 million […]
2019 – Ariana Grande became the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the US Hot 100 in the same week, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles. The songs: No.1: ‘7 Rings’, No.2: ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ and at No.3: ‘Thank U, Next’.
2018 – Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million Ed Sheeran’s wealth increased by $38 million (£28 million) in 2017, more than any other musician in the U.K. and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of […]
2017 – Gregg Allman, whose hard-jamming, bluesy sextet the Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the ‘70s, died Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, confirmed to Variety. He was 69.
2017 – Roger Waters approves of Trump pig protest on This Day in Rock History! Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are, You well heeled big wheel, ha ha, charade you are. — Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Roger Waters The opening words from the Pink Floyd track Pigs (Three Different Ones) could […]
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”.
2017 – Katy Perry denied claims her feud with Taylor Swift insisting the record doesn’t “call out any one person”. The Chained to the Rhythm star and Shake It Off singer have long been at the center of feuding rumors, with many fans assuming that Taylor’s track Bad Blood was written about Katy. It was […]
2017 – Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shape of You’. The song peaked at No.1 on the singles charts of 34 countries, including the US Billboard Hot 100. In December 2018, the song became the first song to hit 2 billion streams and the most streamed song on Spotify. […]
2016 – EThe Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 returned to the US album chart thanks to a 99-cent sale price in the Google Play store. The album, released in 1976, was already the largest selling compilation album in history with worldwide sales of over 42 million copies.
2016 – Ed Sheeran was being sued in America over claims that his track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ rips off a Marvin Gaye song. The family of the man who co-wrote ‘Let’s Get It On’ says it copies key parts of the track. Ed Townsend’s relatives were asking for a jury to decide if they’re owed […]