Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/30/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Kelly Clarkson has released a new single called “Don’t Rush,” a duet with country legend Vince Gill. The song will appear on Clarkson’s upcoming greatest hits album, due out November 19th. She’s is up for the Female Vocalist of the Year award at Thursday night’s Country Music Awards and Gill is also up for three awards. Both Kelly and Gill will be performing at the ceremony.
Tony Bennett is adding to the hype surrounding his upcoming jazz album with Lady Gaga. The legendary singer tells “Billboard” he believes the album will affirm to the world that Gaga is “one of the best jazz singers that anyone has ever heard.” Bennett has given up some more details on the project as well. He says it was actually Gaga’s father, Joseph Germanotta, who approached him about the project on behalf of his daughter, who was in Australia at the time. Bennett says he has yet to actually get into the studio with Gaga, but adds that the two have come up with a list of songs they want to include and have also approached arranger Marion Evans to come on board with them.
There’s a new list of the top ten best-selling female musicians in the U.K. over the past 60 years, and not a single Brit is on it. Madonna tops the list with 17-point-eight million singles sold, followed by Rihanna with eleven-point-four-million singles. Madonna’s top-selling hit in the U.K. was 1985′s “Into The Groove.” Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Beyonce and Mariah Carey also make the list. Australians Kylie Minogue and British-born Olivia Newton-John appear at number three and number ten, respectively. Canadian Celine Dion lands at number eight with six-point-seven-million singles sold.
The Official Charts Company, which released the new data, says that it’s possible Rihanna could overtake the Queen of Pop in the next two-and-a-half years if she continues to sell singles at her current pace. The organization released the figures as part of its celebration of 60 years of British charts. It previously named Elvis Presley as the best-selling male singer in the U.K., followed by Cliff Richard.
Taylor Swift is joining LL Cool J to co-host the Grammy nominations concert event next month. The six-time Grammy winner will join the rapper and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star in announcing nominees in some of the major categories during the live one-hour CBS telecast on December 5th. The event will be held in Nashville for the first time since organizers began televising the Grammy nominations in a live show format from Los Angeles five years ago. Performers will include country artist Luke Bryan and pop-rockers Maroon 5.
Guns N’ Roses‘ impact on Las Vegas is already being felt. The group doesn’t start their residency until Wednesday, but on Monday the city made one change in the band’s honor. The street “Paradise Road” has undergone a temporary name change, and over the course of the band’s tenure in Vegas it will be known as “Paradise City Road.” The move honors Guns N’ Roses hit, “Paradise City.” Guns N’ Roses have a picture of the new street sign posted on their Facebook page. G-N-R’s month-long “Appetite For Democracy” run at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino begins on Halloween, and continues through November 24th. The group is commemorating the 25th anniversary of their 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction” with the shows, but their sets will include hits spanning their entire career.
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