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.
Film Leonardo DiCaprio hunts Tom Hardy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
- 2 Stuart Baggs: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 How to cancel Amazon Prime: after Top Gear hiring, how to leave premium service
- 4 Tesco scraps 'unexpected item in the bagging area' as self-checkouts switch to less 'frustrating' audio
- 5 Living in Spain and commuting to London 'cheaper than actually working in London'
Top Gear hires female executive producer Lisa Clark amid reports Jodie Kidd will join Chris Evans fronted show
Frank Ocean, where's that new album at?
Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May officially heading to Amazon Prime for new car show
Jon Snow not dead? Kit Harington spotted in Belfast where Game of Thrones season 6 is filming
Top Gear: Jenson Button reportedly joining Chris Evans as replacement host
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Government is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains