Britney Makes Billboard History; Lionel Richie Goes Country
According to Billboard.com, Britney Spears has become the second artist in the 52-year history of the Hot 100 chart to have more than one song debut at Number One. This week, Britney enters the list in the top spot with her new hit, “Hold It Against Me.” Her first Number One debut was with “3” in 2009. Mariah Carey is the only other artist to have multiple chart-topping entries on the Hot 100. They were “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day” in 1995 and “Honey” in 1997. Britney’s “Hold It Against Me” also debuts at Number One on the Digital Songs chart with 411,000 downloads sold.
Etheridge to Make Broadway Appearance
Lionel Richie Goes Country
CD Box Set to Honor Aretha Franklin
Johnny Cash Among GMA Inductees
New Album Releases January 25:
“The Best of the Great American Songbook” by Rod Stewart
“One More Love” by David Guetta
“Planet Pit” by Pitbull
“2011 Grammy Nominees” by various artists
“Love” by Corrine Bailey Rae
“Greatest Hits” by Joe Nichols
“Sound Advice” by Patti Austin
“Early In The Morning” by James Vincent McMorrow
Look Who's Going On Tour!
Country singer Craig Morgan and his band will head overseas on January 27 as part of the “Stars for Stripes” tour. They’ll entertain U.S. military troops in Iraq and Kuwait through February 3. This marks Craig’s ninth trip overseas to visit troops. Morgan says, “In addition to showing our support for the service men and women deployed, I find a growing sense of pride in the good our country does while on these visits. We are not just fighting a war and helping people gain democracy and human rights in their own country, but our military is over there building hospitals and schools…modern structures and plumbing that didn’t exist before 9/11.”
On January 28, Country star Blake Shelton will launch his first headlining tour in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Blake has a busy year planned. He recently announced that he’ll co-host the April 3 Academy of Country Music Awards with Reba McEntire. And, in the coming months, he’ll marry his girlfriend of five years, Country singer Miranda Lambert.