Sunday, March 18, 2007

Fergie on Top of the Charts

Fergie, the singer from Black Eyed Peas, just got her second number one single:

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie earned her second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday with "Glamorous," a tune featuring rapper Ludacris.

Thanks to 166,000 digital downloads, the track jumped seven places to end the two-week reign of New York rapper Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot," which slipped to No. 2.

In its nine week history on the Hot 100, "Glamorous" has fallen in and out of the top-10 due to its availability online. Fergie's first single, last year's "London Bridge," was her first No. 1 on the chart.

Akon's "Don't Matter" slipped one to No. 3; the R&B singer is also the featured artist on Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape," as it similarly fell one to No. 4.

Patrick Stump can be heard on the No. 5 and 6 tracks, as the featured artist on Gym Class Heroes' "Cupid's Chokehold" (up two to No. 5) and in his own band Fall Out Boy, whose "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" held at No. 6 for a second week. Rock band Daughtry's "It's Not Over" re-entered the top-10, rising four to No. 7.

As for the others, who are they? Or is that a sign that I'm getting old?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Genesis Returns

Arrrgh! Genesis is back:

The rock band Genesis will tour for the first time in 15 years this summer, but without former front man Peter Gabriel, the group said on Wednesday.

The European and North American tour will feature vocalist and drummer Phil Collins, keyboard player Tony Banks and guitarist Mike Rutherford, reviving the lineup that reached its peak success in the 1980s.

Gabriel, a vocalist and flutist who helped found the British in 1966, will not participate, though Collins left open the possibility that Gabriel might participate in future projects.

"It's not like it's a party that we're holding that Peter didn't come to," Collins told a news conference, declining to explain further.

Genesis will tour Europe this summer, including a free concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome, and the band might participate on July 7 in former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's "Live Earth" event, which is occurring in cities around the world.

Absolutely, without a doubt, something to miss.