Music News for Tuesday with Miley, Taylor and more

October 31, 2017 - 6:30am

ANDY GRAMMER ANNOUNCES THIRD ALBUM IS 'VERY CLOSE': Andy Grammer says his third album is "very close." In a video message posted to Twitter, the singer reveals his latest effort is called The Good Parts. "The Good Parts" is the album's title track, which Andy calls one of his favorite songs he's ever written. He sings a little of the hook, which has the lyrics, "Tell me your story, but don't leave the good parts out." He didn't give a release date.

MILEY CYRUS, TAYLOR SWIFT AND EMINEM TO APPEAR ON 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE': Saturday Night Live has announced the guest hosts and musical artists for its next three shows in New York City. Larry David will headline this weekend's edition, while Miley Cyrus will take the stage and sing. Tiffany Haddish will host on November 11th when Taylor Swift performs some of her hits songs. The November 18th installment of the NBC program will feature Chance the Rapper as host and Eminem as the provider of the evening's musical entertainment.

TAYLOR SWIFT TIES RIHANNA FOR MOST DIGITAL SONG SALES NO. 1S: "Gorgeous," the third song released so far from Taylor Swift's album Reputation, due November 10th, blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart dated November 11th, with 68,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending October 26th, according to Nielsen Music. The song soars in at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, as, powered by its official audio clip, it also bows at No. 16 on the Streaming Songs chart with 16.9 million U.S. streams. With the chart-topping start of "Gorgeous" on Digital Song Sales, Swift ties Rihanna for the most No. 1s in the list's history: 14 each. Swift also extends her record for the most No. 1 debuts to 13. Reputation is the first album to generate at least three Digital Song Sales No. 1s since Drake's Views produced three in 2015-16 with "Hotline Bling," "Pop Style," featuring The Throne, and "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla.

NIALL HORAN IS NO. 1: Flicker, Niall Horan's debut solo album, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 152,000 equivalent album units earned during the week ending October 26th. To date, Flicker has topped iTunes Top Albums chart in 61 countries. Flicker contains 10 original songs, including the Platinum-certified hit "This Town," "Slow Hands" - which topped the Pop Songs airplay charts in the U.S. and Canada for two consecutive weeks and is also certified Platinum – and Horan's new single, "Too Much To Ask." Niall tweeted a sweet message to thank fans, writing, "My mind is completely blown." Combined with fellow One Direction vets Harry Styles and Zayn, the group now has three solo No. 1 albums, matching The Beatles.


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