CHART REFLECTION. We covered the super diva Carola Häggkvist after her performance at ‘Sommarkrysset’ earlier this summer. According to Aftonbladet, the singer will join the celebrity judges of ‘The Voice.’ These sources have not been officially confirmed by TV4. The panel will consist of merited Swedish artists Magnus Uggla, Ola Salo (of The Ark) and rapper Petter.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. By and large, spaghetti western in the style of Sergio Leone and Guisseppe Tornatoro owes a lot to the music composed by Italian 80+ veteran Ennio Morricone.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. Following years of decline, sales are finally spiking in the US. It’s headline news that the music industry’s sales are up according to USA Today. In total, sales were up 8.5% year-on-year according to a recent Nielsen SoundScan/Billboard report. Adele’s 21 sold 2.5m copies. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way is the runner-up with… Fortsätt läsa Adele Sets Fire to the Rain with Spiking Sales
CHART SPOTLIGHT. There is a great chance that the new-found success of Example will open the doors to an international breakthrough. “Change the Way You Kiss Me” performed very well on yesterday’s UK singles tally, selling 115,046 copies last week. It’s the highest tally for a number one for 10 weeks and the first single off Examples third album according to Music Week. Knocking Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer off the No.1 spot, this is Example’s first ever UK No.1.