Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday performing at the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. According to Billboard, Drake worked “happy birthday” into the lyrics of their massive hit “What’s My Name?”. Rihanna performed several tracks, including “Only Girl” and “Umbrella.”
Congratulations to Frans who bows on the UK singles chart this week with ‘If I Were Sorry’ at No.47. Last year’s winner Måns Zelmerlöw managed to place ‘Heroes’ just outside the UK top ten (it peaked at No.11). Previous winner Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’ made it all the way to No.3 back in 2012.
Frans Jeppsson Wall dominates the Swedish Spotify chart with ‘If I Were Sorry.’ It qualified for the Melodifestivalen final on Saturday and proved a welcome comeback. As a 7-year old, Frans sang a celebratory song for Zlatan, which rendered him a Swedish hit.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. WelcheMusic is looking forward to Skylar Grey’s exclusive showcase at Stockholm’s Nalen on Aug.25.The singer is set to bow her latest single in the UK ‘Invisible’ at the end of September. Née Holly Brook Hafermann, the 25-year old Wisconsin-born singer has already enjoyed success as a guest vocalist on Fort Minor’s ‘Where’d You Go,’ Diddy–Dirty Money’s ‘Coming Home,’ Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Words I Never Said’ and Dr. Dre & Eminem’s ‘I Need a Doctor.’