Miley Cyrus’ critically acclaimed new album Bangerz (RCA Records)debuts at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270k albums sold. Additionally, during release week, Bangerz hit #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. This marks Miley’s second #1 album and biggest sales week (outside of Hannah Montana properties) since 2008. Bangerz also debuted at #1 in Canada, Australia, Ireland and the UK where Miley currently has a double #1 with “Wrecking Ball” hitting the top slot on the UK singles charts. Bangerz debuted top 10 in at least a dozen other markets including New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, Portugal, Sweden and more. Miley also sold 426,000 tracks from her album last week placing 14 songs on the Top 200 Digital Songs Chart.
Multi-Platinum selling recording artist Daughtry reveals today “Waiting for Superman,” the first single from their upcoming fourth album Baptized, due out November 19 on 19/RCA Records.”Waiting for Superman” is produced by Martin Johnson and written by Chris Daughtry, Martin Johnson and Sam Hollander and is available at all digital providers now. Recorded while on tour this summer, the infectious new single takes Daughtry to a new musical level.
“We’re excited to unveil our new musical direction,” says Chris Daughtry. “We wanted to remain true to our roots but at the same time felt the need to push ourselves creatively more than ever. ‘Waiting For Superman’ is a perfect example of the overall theme to the new album.”
Daughtry launched a social media campaign with Hyperactivate last week to release the single artwork and track. Fans could log ontohttp://www.daughtryofficial.com/superman, answer a question and choose to add their Facebook and/or Twitter image to a pixilated picture of the artwork, which eventually comes together like pieces in a puzzle to form the final image.
Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 7.5 million albums, 17 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album and Daughtry’s third album Break The Spell was certified gold in 4 weeks of its release. In addition to recording and touring the globe, Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes including an ambassadorship with DC Comics We Can Be Heroes campaign.
On September 30th Justin Timberlake will continue the journey of his critically acclaimed and worldwide best-selling album of the year, The 20/20 Experience with the release of The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 on RCA Records. The soulful first single, “Take Back The Night” picks up right where he left off and The 20/20 Experience continues.
“Take Back The Night” was written by Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon and James Fauntleroy and produced by Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Jerome “J-ROC” Harmon.
The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 is available today for pre-order on the iTunes Store (iTunes.com/JT) as well as The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience which features all 21 tracks. In addition, fans who pre-order either version of the album will instantly receive a download of the single “Take Back The Night.” The single is also available on Amazon and all digital service providers.
The album will feature 11 all new tracks as well as a special surprise from Justin. “I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago. But, when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many that I loved – I couldn’t resist… I had to throw in something extra on the 2nd half.”
Fresh off his outstanding performance at the 2013 BET Awards, Justin will kick off his 12 city Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour with JAY Z on Wednesday in Toronto. He will also perform as a headliner at the iTunes Music Festival in September. Additionally, Justin will head back to the stage this fall on October 31 for The 20/20 Experience World Tour making this his first solo tour in six years.
Go coast to coast with Miley. Mark your calendars guys….
Straight from “JKL” (11:35 p.m., ET / 10:35 p.m., CT), Cyrus will hop on a jet and travel across the country to New York City, where “Good Morning America” will capture every moment of her adventure. Fans will be able to relive her journey with “GMA” the next morning, WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 26, and enjoy a performance by Cyrus at “GMA” studios in the heart of Times Square. The entire experience will conclude with a final stop at “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” where Cyrus will sit down with co-host Michael Strahan and guest co-host Kristin Chenoweth.