The Hills Are Alive!
According to the Associated Press, more than fifty years has passed since a major network attempted a live musical on prime time. Multiple Emmy Award Winning musician Carrie Underwood starred as Maria in a three hour live performance of the “Sound of Music” on NBC last evening. As a former American Idol contestant, Underwood is familiar with the pressure of audiences and television but live television is still is not well-chartered territory. Only the substantial talent and perseverance of the star and cast could have made the endeavor such a success.
The Sound of Music Live! Soundtrack is now available on Freegal Music through your member library.
One Direction debuts at #1 for the third time
The third studio album by pop band One Direction, “Midnight Memories” debuted at #1 on Billboard this week. They are the only act to have their first three albums debut at #1 since the Monkees in 1967. They also broke all pre-order records on itunes for this release, and according to Nielson Soundscan (used by Billboard to track record sales) only two other pop groups in their tracking history have had larger sales: The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. Music from all three of these tremendous acts are available on the Freegal Music site.
Go to your library website and download One Direction’s new music today!