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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Whitney Houston's 'Exhale' Topped the Hot 100

The song became the late legend’s last No. 1. Plus, remembering feats by Oli Newton-John, Nirvana & Taylor Swift. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history. Nov. 20, 2010Nelly notched his fifth, and most recent, Pop Songs No. 1, “Just a Dream.” His first four leaders: “Hot in

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Whitney Houston's 'Exhale' Topped the Hot 100

The song became the late legend’s last No. 1. Plus, remembering feats by Oli Newton-John, Nirvana & Taylor Swift. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history. Nov. 20, 2010Nelly notched his fifth, and most recent, Pop Songs No. 1, “Just a Dream.” His first four leaders: “Hot in

What to buy bedroom producers for Christmas 2017: Gift ideas from $6 to $749

Whether you just need a fun stocking filler or a feature-packed drum machine, picking out the right present for a musician or producer can be difficult. In this list, FACT gives all the gift advice you’ll need to score a hit this holiday season. Coming up with gift ideas is never easy, but it can

Black Dave 'Speaks Volumes For The Black Punk Movement' in New 'NYPDK' Premiere

Bronx native Black Dave announced in January 2016 in a now-unavailable Instagram post that he was no longer going to make rap music, which set the table for his new video for punk track “NYPDK” today (Nov. 15). He said around that time that he had been feeling like growing up, a mixture punk rock

Red Velvet Talks 'Perfect Velvet' Album, Changing Up Their Style for 'Peek-A-Boo'

After kicking f the year by falling in love with a “Rookie” and then giving Korea a summer hit with “Red Flavor,” Red Velvet is back with the most Perfect Velvet side themselves yet with their second full-length album and a brand new single, the taunting “Peek-A-Boo.” Released on Friday (Nov. 17), the 9-track Perfect Velvet presents a

Spotify acquires online production studio SoundTrap to let users make their own music

A free recording tool from the streaming giant. Spotify has acquired the free recording studio program SoundTrap in order to allow users to make their own music. The Stockholm-founded SoundTrap is a free browser-based production studio designed to be easy to use for new and experienced producers alike. It also allows multiple users to work

7 must-hear mixes from October 2017

It’s almost impossible to keep on top everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to fer. In our new monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes the last 30 days, whether you want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set vinyl-only obscurities. We’re living

<i>Power</i> Recap: Season 3 Ep. 9: “I Call The Shots”

It’s a secret society. All we ask is trust… It seems simple enough — Tommy wants to be involved in all facets Ghost’s plans. Since we’ve started watching Power, he’s proven his loyalty throughout the years they’ve been a team. Tommy chose Holly, Lobos and even his own life in the hopes that Ghost and

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Classic Rock Now

This weekend saw the launch the second annual Meadows Music Festival in Queens by Citi Field. Founders Entertainment, the production and promotion company also responsible for the city’s annual Randall’s Island summer bash Governors Ball, has approached the business adding to New York’s annual festival load very carefully. By nudging Meadows out into September, it

Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart dies from cancer, aged 56

Grant Hart, best known as the drummer alt rock and punk band Hüsker Dü, has died at the age 56 after a battle with cancer. As news Hart’s death broke, the ficial Hüsker Dü Facebook page posted a photo Hart with no caption, and Variety later confirmed the news. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id=”selection-marker-1″ class=”redactor-selection-marker” verified=”redactor”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id=”selection-marker-1″ class=”redactor-selection-marker”

Hüsker Dü Co-founder and Drummer Grant Hart Dead at 56

Grant Hart, co-founder and drummer for the seminal Minnesota hardcore band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after a months-long battle with kidney cancer. Variety first reported the news, which was later confirmed by the band’s publicist, as well as front man Bob Mould. “Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller,

5 Reasons to Check Out Chewing Gum, a Netflix Hidden Gem

In a time where it seems as if there is too much TV, somehow there simply aren’t enough shows like Chewing Gum. Created by Michaela Coel, the series follows Tracey (played by Coel), a 24-year-old virgin living in a London housing estate who spends most her time trying to get laid. Complicating matters, Tracey’s family

All 274 Jay-Z Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

If Jay-Z had his way back in 1996, this list would be too brief to warrant compiling. The skinny kid from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects intended to drop just one album — a musical I was here statement — before partnering with a major label and falling back into a comfy executive role, becoming a vessel