Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Juno Awards, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Justin Bieber
February 20, 2013


Kelly Clarkson
Following the release of Clive Davis' new autobiography yesterday, Kelly Clarkson took to her blog to revisit the he said-she said issues surrounding her time working with the industry legend. Clarkson said she was responding to what Davis wrote about her in his book, claiming that "his stories and songs are mixed up." Clarkson added that Davis "completely sabotaged" her 2007 album My December in front of staffers at RCA. Davis responded with his own statement online, saying that, "As anyone who has read The Soundtrack of My Life knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences. I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together." He added that five fact checkers went over the contents of his book and stands by its contents.

Canadian Pop sensations Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen lead the nominees for Canada's 2013 Juno Awards. Jepsen is up for five awards while Bieber is up for four, and they will go head-to-head in four categories: best artist, best album, best pop album and fan choice. Other multi-nominees for Canada's equivalent to the Grammys include Billy Talent, Hedley, Leonard Cohen, Marianas Trench, Metric and Rush. Juno organizers also announced that Jepsen, as well as Michael Buble, will perform at the ceremony, which will be held April 21 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Chris Brown
announced yesterday that he is working on a new and sixth studio album, set to be released later this year.  He will be working with producers Timbaland and Danja, both of whom worked on his Grammy-nominated album Fortune. He will also be working with Diplo, who worked with him on his 2011 album F.A.M.E. Title and exact release date have not yet been announced. MTV News reports that it has also been confirmed by Brown's representative that he and Rihanna are working on new music together.

Frank Ocean already has eleven tracks laid down for his next album and also intends to get in the studio with producer/musician Danger Mouse after his vacation. Ocean told BBC Radio 1 about the upcoming album, "It's another cohesive thing bordering on a concept record again." The musician plans to continue work on the road, having said, "I'm going to Bora Bora when I get back... I put a studio in my house, but it's all in road cases. I'm going to take it all to Bora Bora and work for a few weeks." Ocean recently stated in a New York Times Magazine profile that he intended to move to Shanghai for two years to write new music and finish a novel that he is working on, though it would seem that his plans have been altered. Meanwhile, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Ocean crossed paths in the studio with his band recently as well. Gahan says that Ocean recorded a new track with Depeche Mode's Martin Gore and producer Christoffer Berg which could also appear on Ocean's next record.

Beyoncé's self-directed Life Is But a Dream documentary topped HBO's ratings, making it the most viewed HBO documentary since Nielsen altered the means in which it measures viewership in 2004. She pulled in a record 1.8 million viewers, topping Spike Lee's 2006 miniseries on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which brought in 1.7 million viewers. The documentary also pulled in ratings three-times higher than recent episodes of HBO's show Girls. Not only did her documentary set a new record, but her interview with Oprah on the OWN network reached just over 1.3 million viewers, which was aired shortly before the documentary.

Pearl Jam's debut album Ten has delivered the band into the prestigious 10-million-sellers club in the U.S. Ten was released back in 1991 off Epic Records; it is the 22nd album to reach such a milestone since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking data in the same year the album was released. Ten is the fourth album to hit 10 million sales in the U.S. since the start of 2012.

Justin Bieber isn't quite done with Believe.  Though he has already topped the charts again with his Believe Acoustic album, he confirmed on Twitter that he's going back to his 2012 album to drop his collaboration with Drake, "Right Here," as the next single from the album. Both Canadian performers consider each other to be pals, Bieber told MTV, "We talk about everything," while discussing their recording session. They will, however, be competing for a number of Juno Fan Choice Awards.




 
Music News
Does It Inspire You?
Quick Hits: Scotty Moore, Rihanna, Democratic National Convention, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records
Quick Hits: Pink Floyd, Riot Fest
BET Awards Honor Prince, Get Political
Drake Still at #1, Chili Peppers Debut at #2
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Names Tony Banks Director of Talent Development for Central Division
Elvis Duran To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
WMGC/Detroit Pulls The Plug On Sports Talk
In Brief - June 29, 2016
June 28, 2016
jâcapps Cracks The Connected Car Code For Radio
ABC Radio, SLS Las Vegas & Skyview Networks Announce Strategic Sales & Radio Programming Relationship
WLTW/New York Celebrates Broadway This Summer At 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park 2016
CBS Radio Grabs Its Share of Gracie Awards
WXPN/Philadelphia Reaches A Milestone 30,000 Members
June 27, 2016
iHeartMedia-Columbia Names Jonathan Reed Program Director At WNOK
Hilary Returns to 91X/San Diego
Greater Media Restructuring Leads to Layoffs
June 24, 2016
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Community Broadcasters Purchase Florida Stations From Apex Broadcasting
jâcapps to Host Webinar on Understanding the Connected Car
FMQB NOW

Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!