Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Robin Thicke, Pete Wentz, Gerard Way, Riot Fest Chicago, The Ramones
June 12, 2014


Iggy Azalea
Australian-born Def Jam rapper Iggy Azalea set a new record for single-week U.S. streams on Spotify with her smash hit, "Fancy." In fact, for three consecutive weeks, the song set new single-week records on Spotify's U.S. streaming service. The first week ending May 18, Azalea had a weekly streaming tally of 2.9 million for "Fancy." The following week, she smashed her own record by being streamed 3.369 million times in the U.S., and then broke her record again with streams of "Fancy" the next week (ending June 1) hitting 3.398 million. This is also the first time in Spotify history that single week streams for one song exceeded 3 million for three consecutive weeks.

Apparently in an effort to win back estranged wife Paula Patton, Robin Thicke is naming his new album after her. Paula will be the title of Thicke's seventh album, according to www.Rap-Up.com, and it is set to arrive on July 1 via Star Trak/Interscope Records. Thicke debuted the first single, "Get Her Back" (obviously there's a theme here), at the Billboard Music Awards last month.

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz will re-launch his record label, Decaydance, under the moniker DCD2. DCD2's first release will be from LOLO, the singer who gained exposure last year with a feature on Panic! At The Disco's single "Miss Jackson." An album from the band New Politics will follow. Meanwhile, LOLO and New Politics both will join Fall Out Boy on their Monumentour this summer.

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has digitally released his first solo single called "Action Cat." His debut solo LP is due in the fall, and it finds Way handling vocals, guitar and keyboard. Earlier this year he wrote on his website: "I am continuing full-steam into comics, art, and more importantly to some of you - music. I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist [to] Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion... I am excited. It's starting again."

Riot Fest has expanded its lineup for the Chicago edition of the festival, adding Primus, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything and others. The Chicago installment will take place September 12 – 14 in Humboldt Park with headliners such as The Cure, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, The Flaming Lips, and Weezer.

Thirty-eight years after its release, the debut album from The Ramones has finally been certified Gold by the RIAA for reaching sales of 500,000 copies. It seems hard to believe that the album featuring "Blitzkrieg Bop" did not go Gold until 2014. Moreover, the band of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers has only one other Gold record to its name: the 1988 compilation album Ramones Mania, which was certified Gold in 1994.




 
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Pop Genre, 1989 & More
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: The Grammys, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, The Grateful Dead
Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
One Direction Goes "On The Road Again"
Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake, New Now Next Awards, Foo Fighters, Jake Miller, ShipRocked
Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids
Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance
U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, U2, Snoop Dogg / Pharrell, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
Breaking News
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Beasley Broadcast Group Issues Third Quarter Results
Pandora Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results
Deezer Acquires Stitcher
In Brief - October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
Nielsen Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results, Announces $1B Share Repurchase Authorization
iHeartRadio Now Available For Use In Apple's CarPlay
In Brief - October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014
Pandora AMP Allows For "Large Scale" Artist Analytics
Spanish Broadcasting System Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM, New York Market
The Conclave To Honor Ginny Morris With The Rockwell Award
In Brief - October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
Report: Ron Fair Departs Virgin Records
Adobe, Nielsen To Create Comprehensive Measurement Platform For Digital Content
DMR/Interactive Names Doug Smith VP/Marketing Strategy
Triton Digital's August 2014 Ranker: Major News Events Show Impact On Top 20 Streaming Audio Markets
October 20, 2014
iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Mark Adams PD of KYLD & KIOI
Premiere Networks Promotes Claudine Cazian To VP/Programming & Branded Entertainment
Entercom Names Carlos Lamadrid VP/National Sales, Strategic Partnerships
Pandora Hires Steve Bené As General Counsel
In Brief - October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
In Brief - October 17, 2014
The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
October 16, 2014
FMQB NOW

Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

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!