ARCH MUSIC NEWS for 2/21/13
ARCH MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Apparently Adele is still holding a grudge over last year’s BRIT Awards when she flicked off producers after her speech was cut short. She referenced the incident while accepting the award for Best British Single for “Skyfall” via video. While Adele had to send a taped message back home because of Oscar conflicts, a number of U.S. artists popped over across the pond to perform at the award show Wednesday night. Taylor Swift caused a stir with her performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She came on stage in a poofy white wedding gown, which she ripped off provocatively halfway through to reveal a sexy black jumpsuit. Justin Timberlake donned his suit and tie to perform an edited-down version of his latest single “Mirrors.” One Direction took the stage to sing their recently released cover of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another,” which they recorded for Comic Relief.
Lady Gaga is finally getting treatment for her ailing hip. The pop star tweeted Wednesday morning that she was “going in for surgery now,” adding thanks for the love and support she has received. She signed off saying, “I will be dreaming of you.” The “Mother Monster” was forced to cancel her tour after a hip injury left her unable to walk. Reports say she suffered a tear in the muscle that holds her right hip joint in place.
A former Spice Girl has been named the newest judge of “America’s Got Talent.” NBC announced on Wednesday that Melanie Brown, also known as Scary Spice, will be replacing outgoing judge Sharon Osbourne on the talent competition. NBC President Paul Telegdy tells “Entertainment Weekly” that Mel B is a “very frank, strong enduring entertainer” who has a “strong point of view.” He says he felt the show needed the edge that she offers, and that the network feels she is “qualified for the job.” Mel B. will be joining previous judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern on the show’s upcoming season. “EW” is also reporting that “America’s Got Talent” might not be done recruiting. The show may be considering adding a fourth judge to the table for the first time in its history. Telegdy says it’s possible, if the right person shows their hand. “America’s Got Talent” returns on March 25th.
Kesha‘s documentary series “My Crazy Beautiful Life” now has a preview and release date. The series will premiere on MTV in April, and follows the singer over the course of two years, before and after she shot to fame with “Tik Tok” in 2010. The first-ever preview of the doc shows Kesha at her best – and weirdest. The clip starts off normal enough, showing Kesha at a restaurant with a group of friends. But things take a wild turn when the waiter presents her with a canoli, which she proceeds to “baby bird” into the mouths of several of her friends. She manages to get to nearly everyone in the restaurant, screaming, “It’s professional!” and “I’m the boss!” As the preview indicates, “My Crazy Beautiful Life” gives unprecedented access into the singer’s personal life, as it was filmed by her younger brother. It premieres on April 23rd on MTV at 11 p.m. Eastern.
Pearl Jam‘s landmark debut “Ten” can now change its name to ten-million. According to Billboard.com, the grunge classic is now the newest member of the ten-million-sellers club. It’s the 22nd record to pass the mark since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking sales in 1991, the same year “Ten” was released. Last week, the album sold another four-thousand copies, which brings it’s grand total to about one-thousand copies over ten-million — and counting. But “Ten” still has a long way to go before it catches up with the best-selling SoundScan era release. Metallica’s self-titled smash — also released in 1991 — tops the list with sales of more than 15-million.