Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meghan Trainor’s Debut Album is #1 in the U.S.


Massachusetts native Meghan Trainor had the number one song in the country for eight weeks with her debut single “ All About That Bass”. Now her first full-length album called “Title” has just made it to the top. According to Billboard. com, she is only the thirteenth female artist in music history to have her first single and first LP both debut at #1.  (Eleven of the thirteen artists on that list can be found at your library. Please see the list below) Ms. Trainor’s record also brings the highest numbers in sales for a female artist debut in over five years. Other hit albums in the top 5 this week that you can find on Freegal besides “Title”are:

Kidz Bop Kids last LP  “Kidz Bop 27” debuted at #3 this week
Mark Ronson’s debut LP “Uptown Special” is now at #5


Female Artists in Music History with debut songs and albums at #1 on Freegal in addition to Meghan Trainor:

The Singing Nun (1963)
The Singing Nun, "Dominique"

Mariah Carey (1990-91)
Mariah Carey, "Vision of Love"

Lauryn Hill (1998)
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Britney Spears (1999)
...Baby One More Time, "...Baby One More Time
Christina Aguilera (1999)
Christina Aguilera, "Genie in a Bottle"
Alicia Keys (2001)
Songs in A Minor, "Fallin' "
Kelly Clarkson (2002-03)
Thankful, "A Moment Like This"
Beyonce (2003)
Dangerously in Love, "Crazy in Love"
Leona Lewis (2008)
Spirit, "Bleeding Love"
Ke$ha (2010)
Animal, "TiK ToK"



Monday, January 19, 2015

Tess Henley to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live



Early last year, multi-Grammy winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Bonny Raitt) hand-picked Tess Henley out of a group of 10,000 performers. Ms. Henley had entered the Guitar Center Singer-Songerwriter Artist Discovery Program and Mr. Was felt she had outshone everyone else there, stating that she has “a true gift”.  IndieMusicReviewer writes that “Soulful is the best way to describe Tess and her voice. Soulful and effortless. Her songs are relatable and you can feel what she is feeling. She gets it.” Tess will debut on national television this Wednesday, January 21st on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It airs at 11:35pm EST on ABC. Her music is currently available on Freegal through your library website. Be sure to also lookout for her new EP “Wonderland” in early February.