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U2 won big at the 71st Golden Globe Awards this year, taking home the Best Original Song trophy for "Ordinary Love," their first new song in three years, written in honor of the late Nelson Mandela and featured in the Idris Elba-starring biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.


"This really is personal for us," Bono said during the band's acceptance speech. "This man turned our life upside down, right-side up, a man who refused to hate, not because he didn't have rage or anger or these things, but that he thought love would do a better job. We wrote a love song because it kind of is what is extraordinary about the film — it is kind of a dysfunctional love story. That's why you should see this film. You know about the global statesman, you don't know about the man, that's why you should see this film. We're good at the dysfunctional love stories."

U2, who have a new album expected to drop in April, beat out Justin Timberlake's Inside Llewyn Davis contribution "Please Mr. Kennedy," Coldplay's "Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, "Let It Go" from the animated Disney flick Frozen (sung by actress Idina Menzel), and Taylor Swift's "Sweeter Than Fiction" from One Chance. 

U2 are also potential Oscar nominees, after being included in the not-so-short list for Best Original Song. Nominees for the 86th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 16.

Other notable wins at the Golden Globes: 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto earned the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros leader Alex Ebert took home Best Original Score for his work on the film All Is Lost.


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Singer/actor Rain, a pioneer of the "Hallyu Wave" (aka Korean Wave), has just released his much awaited sixth full-length album "Rain Effect," proving to fans and critics he hasn't missed a beat during his four-year absence from recording having spent two years at military service. 

Despite his much publicized relationship with superstar actress Kim Tae Hee, as well as public backlash after being investigated for violating service regulations (which was later dismissed), Rain re-solidifies his position in the K-pop firmament with this latest offering.

"Rain Effect," released under Cube Entertainment (Beast, 4Minute, G.NA), dropped Jan. 2 along with accompanying music videos for double lead singles "30Sexy" and "La Song." 

"30Sexy" is an electrifying dance sound charged with knocking hip-hop drumbeats and sticky synths, in which Rain dares to seduce all women being 30 and sexy. In the music video, the singer is slickly dressed, exuding his tantalizing charisma while flashing hip-thrusting action.


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Beyoncé's latest self-titled album has shifted another 241.000 copies last week and stays at the top of the best-selling albums chart! After only four weeks on the tally the album has sold a massive 2,12 million copies!

Beyoncé's self entitled Album has sold more in its first 4 weeks than all her previous Albums! Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, Beyoncé rules not just R&B but also Pop. The star proves she's still on top and Queen of Pop!


BEYONCE IS NO.1 FOR THE 4TH WEEK IN A ROW!

Posted on January 11, 2014


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No.1 for a fourth week in a row, Beyoncé's self-titled album shifted another 241.000 copies last week. After only four weeks on the World's Best-selling Albums chart, the album has sold a massive 2,12 Million copies.
   
Only two albums on the current Top 40 are showing sales increases: the soundtrack to the Walt Disney motion picture "Frozen" soared up from no.11 to no.2 after selling 188.000 copies. Driven by the continued success of their hit Single  "Counting Stars", OneRepublic's album "Native" rose from no.35 to no.16 after 53.000 units sold.
   
There are no new entries in this week's Top 40, despite the fact that many of the Xmas Albums are no longer on the charts. There are many re-entries including British trip-hop trio who climb to no.27 wirh 32.000 sales and R.Kelly's "Black Panties" reentering at no.28 with 32.000 sales, after an one week's absence from the hitlist.  Passenger, thanks to the success of "Let Her Go", rises to no.10 in its 43rd week on the chart.

"All The Little Things" soars back in to  no.31 with 31.000 sales. The female Trio Haim moves to no.33 with "Days Are Gone" and sales of 30.000 sales; Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" goes to no.35 with 28.000 sales, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" rises to no.36 with 28.000 sales, John Newman's "Tribute reenters at no.37 with 27.000 sales andPearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" returns at no.40 with 25.000 sales.

 


Pitbull goes to no.1 with 'Timber'

Posted on January 11, 2014

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Pitbull goes to no.1 thanks partly to Timber's massive sales of 139.000 copies in its first week in the UK. "Timber" ends the seven week reign of Eminem feat. Rihanna's "The Monster" which slides at no.2 after ten weeks on the World's best-selling Singles chart. OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" remains at no.3 in the Worlds chart but moves up 1 to no.2 on the American Top 100.

Lorde, the best-selling Artist from Australasia, hangs on to her position at no.4 with "Royals". Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" moves up two spots and closes the top 5.
    

Pharrell Williams, the big champion of 2013, enters the top ten with his first solo success. "Happy" from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack soars up the charts from no.13 to no.6 .

Katy Perry's "Roar" slips from 5 to 7 after 21 weeks in the top 10. Avicii's "Hey Brother" remains at no.8. One Direction's smash hit "Story of my Life" slips from 6 to 9 and closing this week's top 10 is Passenger's Let Us Go"

There are 3 New entry's in the Top 40 this week: Japanese rock band Golden Bomber' enters the chart at no.20 with "Kaime No Noroi." Korean rock act M.C. The Max debuts at no.35 with "Wind That Blows" and Russian-German electro music producer DJ Zedd debuts at no.37 with "Stay The Night", a collaboration with Hayley Williams.




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