Quick Hits: Album Sales, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Beyoncé, Mac Miller, Madonna, The Lonely Island, David Bowie
May 8, 2013

Country star Kenny Chesney earns his seventh #1 album on the sales chart as Life on a Rock debuts at the top this week. The set sold 153,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Chesney's new album is one of only two new debuts in the Top 10 this week, as fellow country act Randy Rogers Band comes in at #9 with Trouble, shifting 26,000. Michael Buble's To Be Loved is #2 this week with 96,000, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience holds at #3 with 68,000, Fantasia's Side Effects of You is #4 with 36,000, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist rises to #5 with 35,000 sold.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as the pair become the first duo act ever whose first two singles have hit #1. "Can't Hold Us" is the #1 single in the country this week, after "Thrift Shop" spent six weeks at #1 (though not in a row). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' other current single, "Same Love," is at #83 on the Hot 100, but that track is currently primarily spinning at the Modern Rock format, while "Can't Hold Us" is climbing the charts at multiple Pop formats. "Can't Hold Us," which is also prominently featured in a new Microsoft ad campaign, has also been the #1 digital track for the past two weeks.

A new Beyoncé song called
 "Rise Up" will be featured in the upcoming animated movie Epic, for which Queen Bey also voices one of the lead characters. The song is written by Beyoncé and Sia and produced by Hit-Boy and Chase N. Cashe. Other members of the voice cast are Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christophe Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler. Epic hits theaters on May 24.

With Mac Miller's new album due on June 18, the rapper has announced that he will head out on the 38-city Space Migration Tour. Opening acts on select dates will include Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill and Action Bronson. Miller also will use the trek to introduce artists from his own REMember Music label, so fans can expect to see Njomza, Dylan Reynolds, the Come-Up, Hardo, Choo Jackson and Primavera Vills as well. The tour will run from June 25 in Austin to August 10 in San Diego.

Madonna will be honored with the Top Touring Artist award at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, thanks to the success of her MDNA tour. The sold out 88-date run was 2012's top-grossing tour, bringing in $305 million. The awards will air Sunday, May 19 on ABC, and performers will include Prince, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Akon, Ne-Yo, David Guetta and Icona Pop.

Musical comedy trio and SNL alum The Lonely Island will offer their third effort, The Wack Album, on June 11. The Wack Album will include appearances from Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Billie Joe Armstrong, Adam Levine and T-Pain.

David Bowie has enlisted actors Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman for his new video for the song "The Next Day." The rather controversial video features Oldman playing a priest and Bowie as a Christ-like character who is singing in a bar. Check it out below:





 
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