Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Forbes' top-earning women in music, Pearl Jam, Slipknot, Jack White
December 13, 2013

Bruno Mars
Billboard has released its year-end charts, while naming Bruno Mars the magazine's Artist of the Year for 2013. Mars topped eight of Billboard's 2013 Year-End charts, including Hot 100 Artists and Top Overall Artists. To celebrate, Mars has unveiled the next leg of his "Moonshine Jungle World Tour." The trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning in the Summer of 2014. Thus far, Mars has only announced the 38 cities, but not dates, venues or ticket info, which is coming soon. Of course, Bruno Mars will be playing the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, February 2.

Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience was Billboard's top-selling album of the past year. JT is the first solo male artist to have the #1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums chart for the year since 50 Cent in 2005 with The Massacre. The 20/20 Experience was the best-selling record between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013. Adele's 21 was the #1 album in both 2011 and 2012. The rest of 2013's top five was rounded out by Taylor Swift's Red, Take Me Home from One Direction, Bruno Mars with Unorthodox Jukebox and Mumford & Sons' Babel.

Forbes has released its latest list of top-earning celebrities, this time ranking the highest-grossing women in the music world. Madonna is #1, bringing in $125 million in 2013 thanks to her MDNA tour wrapping up earlier this year. Lady Gaga was ranked #2 with $80 million, followed by Taylor Swift with $55 million. Beyoncé was ranked fourth with $53 million and Jennifer Lopez came in fifth with $45 million this year. The top ten was filled out by Rihanna, Katy Perry, P!nk, Carrie Underwood and a tie between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Pearl Jam has announced a summer 2014 European tour, beginning in Amsterdam on June 16 with shows up to July 11 at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK. 

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has parted ways with the Rock band. A statement on the group's website reads, "We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot."

Jack White's divorce from singer/model Karen Elson became official late last month, according to the Nashville Tennessean. The pair made the news earlier this year when Elson filed a restraining order and some ugly details of the divorce proceedings made it into the press. However, Spin notes that the terms of the divorce "effectively preserves the status quo between White and Elson."

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Jon Zellner
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