Artist Countdown: Britney Spears Top 40 Hits 1pm ET @britneyspears

December 1, 2013
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BSpearsBritney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, former television music competition judge, and occasional author. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears’s first and second studio albums, …Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!… I Did It Again (2000), became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her third album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her fourth album, In the Zone (2003), which yielded the worldwide success “Toxic”.

In 2007, Spears’s much-publicized personal struggles sent her career into hiatus. Her fifth record, Blackout, was released later that year, and spawned hits “Gimme More” and “Piece of Me”. Her erratic behavior and hospitalizations continued through the following year, at which point she was placed under a still on-going conservatorship. Spears’s sixth album, Circus (2008), included global chart-topping lead single “Womanizer”. Its supporting tour The Circus Starring Britney Spears was the highest-grossing global concert tour in 2009. Later that October, “3” became Spears’s third single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Her seventh album, Femme Fatale (2011), became her first to yield three top-ten singles in the United States: “Hold It Against Me”, “Till the World Ends” and “I Wanna Go”. In 2012, Spears was featured on will.i.am’s single “Scream & Shout”, which topped charts in over 24 countries. She also served as a judge during the second season of the American version of The X Factor. Spears’s eighth studio album Britney Jean is scheduled to be released in December 2013, at which time she will also begin the two-year residency show Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Spears was established as a pop icon and credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s. She became the ‘best-selling teenaged artist of all time’ before she turned 20, and garnered honorific titles including the “Princess of Pop”. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, six MTV Video Music Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, nine Billboard Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, Billboard ranked her as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade, and also recognized her as the best-selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century, as well as the fifth overall. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) named Spears as the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 34 million certified albums. Nielsen SoundScan ranked her the tenth best-selling digital artist of the country, with more than 28.6 million digital singles as of January 2012. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments of all time, while VH1 ranked her eleventh on their “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in 2012, and Billboard named her the sexiest woman in music.[13] Forbes reported that Spears was the highest paid female musician of 2012, with earnings of $58 million, having last topped the list in 2002.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 …Baby One More Time
2 Scream & Shout (will.i.am featuring Britney Spears)
3 S&M  (Rihanna featuring Britney Spears)
4 Oops!… I Did It Again
5 Toxic
6 Womanizer
7 Gimme More
8 (You Drive Me) Crazy
9 Lucky
10 Sometimes
11 3
12 Me Against the Music (featuring Madonna)
13 Hold It Against Me
14 I’m a Slave 4 U
15 Stronger
16 Till the World Ends
17 Work Bitch
18 Everytime
19 Piece of Me
20 Circus
21 I Wanna Go
22 Boys (The Co-Ed Remix) (featuring Pharrell Williams)
23 If U Seek Amy
24 Break the Ice
25 My Prerogative
26 I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
27 Do Somethin’
28 I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
29 Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know
30 Overprotected
31 Radar
32 Born to Make You Happy
33 Perfume
34 Criminal
35 From the Bottom of My Broken Heart
36 Ooh La La
37 Someday (I Will Understand)
38 Shattered Glass
39 Out from Under
40 Anticipating

Feature LP: Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne (2013) 8pm ET

November 7, 2013
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Avril_lavigne_(album)Avril Lavigne is the self-titled fifth studio album by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. It was released on 1 November 2013, by Sony Music Entertainment.

On 9 April 2013, the album’s lead single “Here’s to Never Growing Up”, produced by Martin Johnson of the band Boys Like Girls, was released.] The track peaked at No. 20 on Billboard Hot 100 in the US, as well as the Top 20 in Australia and the UK and the Top 10 in Ireland and Japan. A lyric video featuring submitted photographs of fans “never growing up” was released onto Lavigne’s official Vevo account the same day as the release of the single. The song’s official music video was later released on 9 May 2013.

The second single “Rock n Roll” premiered on Lavigne’s official YouTube channel on 18 July 2013 and was released on 27 August, with the music video premiering a week earlier on 20 August. A lyric video for featuring fan-made videos submitted through Instagram was released onto Lavigne’s official Vevo account on 12 August 2013. The song peaked at the top spot of both the Lebanon and South Korea charts and No. 5 in Japan, while reaching No. 91 on the US Billboard chart.

“Let Me Go” featuring Chad Kroeger was confirmed as the album’s third single. It premiered on the radio station KBIG on 7 October 2013 and was later released onto iTunes along with its music video on 15 October.  (Source: Wikipedia)

 

 No. Title Length

 

1. “Rock n Roll” 3:26

 

2. “Here’s to Never Growing Up” 3:34

 

3. “17”   3:24

 

4. “Bitchin’ Summer” 3:30

 

5. “Let Me Go” (featuring Chad Kroeger) 4:27

 

6. “Give You What You Like” 3:45

 

7. “Bad Girl” (featuring Marilyn Manson) 2:54

 

8. “Hello Kitty” 3:16

 

9. “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” 3:13

 

10. “Sippin’ on Sunshine” 3:29

 

11. “Hello Heartache” 3:49

 

12. “Falling Fast” 3:13

 

13. “Hush Hush” 3:59

 

 

 

Artist Countdown: Journey Top 35 Hits – 9pm ET

November 13, 2012
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Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987, after which it temporarily disbanded. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including 1981’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”, which became in 2009 the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band’s eighth and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms”. Its 1983 follow-up, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band’s appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid 1990s, and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.

1 Who’s Crying Now
2 When You Love a Woman
3 Don’t Stop Believin’
4 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
5 Open Arms
6 I’ll Be Alright Without You
7 Only the Young
8 Girl Can’t Help It
9 Be Good to Yourself
10 Faithfully
11 Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
12 Send Her My Love
13 The Party’s Over (Hopelessly in Love)
14 Still They Ride
15 Wheel in the Sky
16 Suzanne
17 Message of Love
18 Lights
19 Any Way You Want It
20 Ask the Lonely
21 If He Should Break Your Heart
22 Walks Like a Lady
23 After the Fall
24 Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever
25 Can’t Tame the Lion
26 Just the Same Way
27 After All These Years
28 Stone in Love
29 Where Did I Lose Your Love
30 Anything is Possible
31 All the Way
32 Only Solutions
33 Raised on Radio
34 Dixie Highway
35 Natural Thing
EXTRA Too Late
EXTRA Feeling That Way / Anytime
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