Grammy-award winning singer Adele is back in full force. Her first single titled "Hello" from her upcoming third album "25" recently broke a previous record in terms of number of views on Vivo, according to a report in Fortune. With 27.7 million views as of October 26, it bested Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" which got 20.1 million views in May of this year. Her new album will be coming out on November 20 as previously announced by the singer herself via her Instagram account.
According to the report, this is a good sign for the artist, as it somehow assures her that her new album will be received well by buyers who will hopefully end up buying her album. On iTunes alone, her record has become number one in 93 countries, according to another report in Telegraph, while the single "Hello" is the number one most downloaded song in 102 countries.
The video for the single has also gone viral, with over 25 million views on YouTube. The Fortune report noted that aside from the merits of the song itself, fans of Adele were also talking about two striking things shown on the video. First of these is the singer touting an antiquated flip-phone and second is how she was shown making tea in the video. Comments about these two things were all over social media, particularly Twitter, partly resulting in the video becoming viral. more >>
When gospel music artists perform at secular events, they often use the platform as an opportunity to plant seeds of change within viewers. That's exactly what Grammy Award-winning singer Erica Campbell plans to do when she teams up with fellow gospel artist Tasha Cobbs for a special performance at the Soul Train Awards on Nov. 6.
"I'm a big Tasha Cobbs fan. Not only do I love her voice, but I love her spirit. So to be able to present gospel at the Soul Train Awards is amazing," Campbell told The Christian Post. "We're really excited about this collaboration, to make sure that we represent gospel music in the best possible way. I'm totally just excited about the possibilities."
The 43-year-old "I Luh God" singer, who built her music career with the gospel duo Mary Mary before finding solo success last year, told CP about her mission to bring Jesus to people at an event filled with its fair share of secular hip-hop, R&B and soul music. more >>
Rock'n'roll isn't just for young people, as one 80-year-old man showed a surprised music store employee. Folks from the "good old days" can still string a tune.
Bob Wood, an octogenarian who has been playing guitar probably since the days of Elvis Presley, decided to put down some beats last October.
Picking up a guitar in the British Audio Service store in Nashville, Tennessee, Wood showed that he can still rock the house, much to the surprise of onlookers. more >>
The iconic Winter Jam Tour Spectacular will return next year with some familiar faces co-headlining the biggest Christian music tour in the world — Matthew West and for KING & COUNTRY.
Announced Monday evening at Nashville's Sudekum Planetarium, the 2016 lineup will feature Crowder, RED, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong, KB, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Lauren Daigle and evangelist Tony Nolan.
Winter Jam founder NewSong, as well as a number of participating performers, expressed excitement for the upcoming shows that will begin Jan. 2 in Charleston, West Virginia before hitting close to 50 venues across the country and ending April 3 in Louisville, Kentucky. more >>
Ever wonder what people are going to call to mind 20 years from now as music from the "Good Old Days?"
Well, you might get a good example from Main Street, a hilariously talented modern day barbershop quartet based in Orlando, Florida.
Members Roger Ross (Tenor), Tony DeRosa (Lead), Mike McGee (Baritone) and Myron Whittlesey (Bass) perform a musical medley in traditional quartet garb and sound. more >>
Country music singer Chris Janson recently debuted his brand new single "Messin' With Jesus," featuring Grammy Award-winner Tim McGraw, and the acclaimed country music star explained the concept behind his provocative title.
Released Friday via RollingStone, the redemptive song is from Janson's forthcoming debut album Buy Me a Boat. McGraw lends his vocals to the catchy, rock n' roll-infused track, and although the title has raised eyebrows, the lyrics allude to everyday struggles of walking in faith and fighting to overcome temptation.
"With the title you might go, 'What the hell?'" Janson, who is a Christian, told Rolling Stone Country. "But there's a sarcastic tension to it, kind of like an ebb and flow. It's like black and white, black and white: 'I got a dark side but I try to live right/So I stay up late and I pray all night/'Cuz I ain't messin' with Jesus.'" more >>