Well here we are, the end of another fabulous week, and we aren’t the only ones celebrating. The music industry is a buzz with new Billboard records, band reunions and much more. In case you missed it, here are some of the tops stories from the world of lights and sounds. You can expect the #musicwrap from us on Fridays, so keep checking back!
Katy Perry Makes History:
Katy Perry has surpassed Swedish pop sensation Ace of Base’s record for the most weeks in a row on the top 10 Billboard’s Hot 100 list, sitting pretty for an entire year. The pop princess started her 52-week run with “California Gurls”, which debuted at #2 on May 29, 2010, and continued her reining success with “Teenage Dream”, “Firework” and now “E.T.” What do you think? Can she keep up the top ten hits or is she on her way out? Either way, we are excited to see what happens next!
YouTube Music Chart:
Speaking of music charts, on Thursday Google launched the YouTube 100 to bring notice to the most popular music videos, both amateur and professional, across the site. Who are the top performers for the debut list? At number three is Katy Perry with her hit “E.T.” – maybe a year from now we’ll be telling you about another one-year milestone. Number two is Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and at number one is “On the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez. Even little Miss Rebecca Black made the list of top 10 hits with her video for “Friday” at number 8.
Beyoncé to Receive Billboard Millennium Award
May 22nd will be abuzz with red carpet glamour, mind-blowing music performances and highly anticipated award presentations as the 2011 Billboard Awards hit the airwaves. One award causing a stir in music news is the Billboard Millennium Award being presented to Beyoncé for her achievements as a member of Destiny’s Child and as a solo performer. With three chart-topping solo albums gaining 16 Grammy Awards and achieving over 75 million record sales, we agree that Beyoncé has worked hard for this recognition.
Lil Wayne Goes Unplugged:
On the heels of the release of Lil Wayne’s ninth studio album, The Carter IV, MTV announces their first rap unplugged concert for the MTV Unplugged concert series since Jay-Z’s 2001special. MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged is set to premiere across MTV2, MTV and MTV.com on Sunday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT.