Congratulations are in order! First to Taylor Swift. Her album Folklore finishes 2020 as the top-selling album of the year in the US and the only album to sell at least a million copies during the year. Plus, she has now claimed the top-selling album of the year five times-becoming the first act to earn the honor. In both 2020 and 2019, only one album sold a million copies in the US and both were by Swift.
Lil Nas X is celebrating a major milestone with Old Town Road. The iconic hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has become the highest certified song ever by the Recording Industry Association of America, reaching 14-times platinum status in the US. To say Lil Nas X was excited was a bit of an understatement as he took to his socials to share the announcement and meanwhile Billy Ray simply said he was speechless. Just a huge accomplishment for those guys so congrats!
Zayn’s got his upcoming album Nobody is Listening on speed dial—literally—and you can too. He shared a new phone number for fans to hear snippets of each song on the upcoming album, which comes out Friday. After dialing 323-991-ZAYN, callers can press any number from 1-9 to hear previews of the nine songs that have yet to be released ahead of the album. The 11 song projects also includes two previously singles Better and Vibez. And despite the album titles, lots of people are listening to Zayn.
Justin Bieber, future Shark? The Biebs made a surprise appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank to co-sign an entrepreneur’s office chair. In an effort to gain funding, one CEO using a video message from Bieber to help make his pitch to the sharks. Meanwhile, when Bieber’s not endorsing office products in the Shark Tank, he’s been busy readying new music for 2021, releasing his latest single Anyone on New Year’s Day.