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."




 
Music News
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
The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting
Quick Hits: Phantogram and Tupac Shakur
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Grammys, Deftones, Lollapalooza, Charlie Puth
Kanye West Announces Saint Pablo Tour
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Colbie Caillat, BET Awards, Breakaway Music Festival
Singer Christina Grimmie Shot and Killed After Concert
Drake Enjoying The Views At #1 Again
Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Bonnaroo, Elvis Costello
Breaking News
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
NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge
Report: Syndicated Radio Morning Host Kane Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Wife
In Brief - June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Famers Starts Today
Music Artists & Industry Unite for DMCA Reform Appeal
iHeartMedia Launches First Programmatic Private Marketplace For Digital Radio
In Brief - June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016
CBS Radio Houston Names Rich Pangilinan APD/MD At KKHH (Hot 95.7)
Nielsen: The Modern Dad: An Untapped Audience For Marketers
Alpha Media Portland Names Kelsey McDaniel Director of Marketing
June 16, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Dan Mason as Senior Advisor for Broadcast Relations
Y100 Announces Mia Amini as Assistant Program Director
CMG Atlanta Radio Names Amanda Allwood Promotions Director
Universal Music Publishing Group Names Mike McCormack as Managing Director, U.K.
In Brief - June 16, 2016
June 15, 2016
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!