Saturday, May 26, 2012
SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #96
• Adam Lambert has given us a little behind the scenes look at the video for his new single 'Never Close Our Eyes'. He speaks of rebellion, of revolution and of opening our eyes to different perspectives on life. Check it out HERE.
• Also making the video rounds this week is a new duet by Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. The uptempo pop duet, entitled 'Celebrate', is part of the soundtrack to a film called 'Sparkle', in which both singers star. Filming on the movie ended just three months before Whitney's death in February.
• Lead singer of Sydney based outfit Youth Group, Toby Martin, has announced the forthcoming release of a solo album. Entitled 'Love's Shadow', the solo side project has been preceded by the single 'Postcard From Surfers', which is temporarily available as a free download HERE. 'Love's Shadow' is due in-stores on Friday July 27.
• The search for the next Channel [V] presenter has hit the home stretch, with the network revealing the final 20 hopefuls who'll score one of the best jobs in the music biz. You can have your say on who you think should score the job by voting HERE. The top four contenders will be revealed on 'The Riff' on Saturday June 16.
• On the US albums chart, former Idol star Adam Lambert has debuted in the No.1 spot with his new album 'Trespassing'. It sold just 77,000 copies to get there, but the debut gifts the performer his first US No.1 album. Tenacious D's 'Rize Of The Fenix' debuts at No.4, Beach House's 'Bloom' makes a splash at No.7 and a new Glee soundtrack premieres at No.8.
• And don't forget that you can catch up with all the goings-on on this week's Australian charts with our weekly Chart Watch segment, live on the site from 9am tomorrow.
Posted by auspOp at Saturday, May 26, 2012