Weekly US music releases: Rihanna's 'Loud,' Springsteen's 'Promise,' and Kid Rock
Monday 15 November 2010
On October 16, new music from Rihanna and Kid Rock and a special reissue box set from Bruce Springsteen. Also, Pink releases her first greatest hits albums, and a couple of collections join the holiday season's favorites.
Number six on Amazon's R&B chart, Rihanna's latest release follows 2009's Rated R, which sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. The Barbados native drops her fifth studio album on SRP/Def Jam Records with the second single "What's My Name?" leaping to number one on the US Billboard singles chart. Eleven edgy pop songs feature collaborations with Ne-Yo and Timbaland, among others, produced by StarGate. A deluxe edition includes a DVD about the making of this new album.
Bruce Springsteen, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
A 3-CD and 3-DVD reissue package from rock icon and 20-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen includes the remastered 1978 classic album Darkness at the Edge of Town with a feature-length documentary and an 80-page notebook with archival materials and, never-before-seen photos. Number two on Amazon's rock chart, number 11 on Amazon's music chart, and number seven in pop. On Columbia/Sony Records, a scaled-down version includes 21 previously unreleased songs and an essay by Springsteen.
Kid Rock, Born Free
Number three on Amazon's rock chart and nine in pop, this 12-track collection on Atlantic/Top Dog Records was produced by Rick Rubin (Linkin Park, Metallica) and recorded with members of Los Lobos and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rap-rocker's eighth studio album features a diverse group of guests from Sheryl Crow to T.I. to country music's Zac Brown, plus fellow Detroiter Bob Seger. The follow-up to Rock N Roll Jesus, which sold 3 million copies in 2007.
Also, Glee, the hit television show, drops another collection, Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, and Annie Lennox interprets seasonal carols with the release A Christmas Cornucopia.
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
A statement was published on his fansite, True To You, following release of new album
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