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The Year in Touring Charts 2020: Elton John Crowns Top Tours in Abbreviated Year

Elton John Reissues Debut Self-Titled Album In Honor of 50th Anniversary Troubadour Set | Billboard News

Perhaps the least of our worries, this shutdown chopped Boxscore numbers into pieces, halting the Northern hemisphere’s stadium season and postponing scheduled tours to 2021 and 2022, while canceling others outright. And though the touring industry will look ahead to the coming years to reshape and rebuild, 2020’s shortened but still stellar box office results provide some hope for the future.

Billboard‘s Year-End Boxscore charts are based on engagements that played between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Gross and attendance totals include traditional touring, drive-in concerts, and livestream events.  

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour began the 2020 chart year with 10 shows in North America, kicking off the new decade with $21 million in domestic grosses. He then went to Australia for a 37-show sweep that added $93.1 million before

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The Year in Charts 2020: Roddy Ricch Is the Top New Artist

Roddy Ricch caps a banner year on Billboard’s charts, as the 22-year-old hip-hop star is named 2020’s top new artist.

The coronation comes after his debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, spent four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 chart earlier in the year, while he also landed a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart that teamed up for 18 weeks atop the list.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts dated Nov. 23, 2019, through Nov. 14, 2020. The rankings for Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based year-end recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings.

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Roddy Ricch has Apple Music’s top album, song of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Roddy Ricch is the king of Apple Music: The rapper has the music platform’s most-streamed song and album of the year.

Apple announced Thursday that Ricch achieved the feat with his hit “The Box” and his debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.”

Rappers dominated the Top 5 most-streamed albums on Apple Music, with Lil Baby’s “My Turn,” Pop Smoke’s “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake — LUV vs. The World 2” claiming spots two through four. R&B star Summer Walker’s “Over It” came in fifth.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the second most-streamed song of the year, followed by Australian singer Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey,” DaBaby and Ricch’s “Rockstar” and “Life Is Good” by Future and Drake.

“Dance Monkey,” originally released in 2019 but reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year,

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The Top Social Media Apps Of 2020

As 2020, the year of most screen time per capita, begins to thankfully come to a close, it’s worth reviewing which social media apps captivated the American attention. These are the most downloaded apps — representing new downloads, not total users — across iOS and Android smartphones from January 2020 through November 2020, according to Apptopia, a software and data analytics company. 

Top standard social media apps

No surprise here, the winner is TikTok

Despite President Trump’s numerous attempts to ban the short-form video platform, or perhaps because of

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Roddy Ricch claims Apple Music’s Top Global Album of the Year

Roddy Ricch’s ‘Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial’ has been named the Top Global Album of 2020 by Apple Music.



a man wearing a purple shirt: Roddy Ricch


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The rapper-of-the-moment’s debut record leads the streaming service’s Top 25 Albums of the Year list.

Standout track ‘The Box’ – which garnered 13.7 million plays worldwide in its debut week – also topped the Top Global 25 Songs of 2020, and the track has been Shazamed over 6.7 million times globally.

What’s more, fans have spent 246,000 hours viewing the lyrics of the song, the fourth most time spent with a song’s lyrics on Apple Music.

Rounding out the Top 5 Albums of the Year, is Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’, late rapper Pop Smoke’s posthumous LP, ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’, Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Eternal Atake – LUV vs. The World 2’, and Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’.

Billie Eilish’s ‘When We All

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Red Nation film Festival Awards ‘Monkey Beach’ Top Prizes

The Red Nation Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2020 Red Nation Film Festival Awards, and Loretta Todd’s “Monkey Beach” swept with Best Picture, Lead Actress, Lead Actor and Best Director.

The festival, which pivoted to virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, also handed out prizes to “Gather” in the Best Documentary race and “Blackwater” in the animated short race.

Festival director and curator Joanelle Romero said, “Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s 25th RNCI Red Nation Awards presented by Red Nation Television Network and Red Nation Celebration Institute. With attendees and filmmakers across the United States and around the world, we came to you virtually, from everywhere, we reached Indigenous nations globally. The success of the festival this year was beyond anything we’ve experienced in previous years. The challenge now is making the impossible possible, in hiring Native talent in front

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As Networks Dim in Age of Streaming, Studio Exec Becomes TV’s Top Gig

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To say that 2020 requires a certain fortitude of the spirit, an ability to roll with the punches, is perhaps an understatement.

Amid the backdrop of the pandemic and the ongoing, years-long digestion of several mega-mergers, from Disney-Fox to ViacomCBS to AT&T’s WarnerMedia, pretty much every legacy entertainment house in town is in the process of maneuvering a massive ship-turning effort to better point their armadas in the direction of streaming.

This digital-first weltanschauung is itself unsurprising; that writing has been on the wall for years. But it has prompted realignments that are still trickling through corporate hierarchies as we approach the new year — as evidenced by the semi-monthly assortment of restructuring and layoff announcements — and slowly spelling out what it means to be a Hollywood executive in the new era.

With the Walt Disney Company’s latest reorganization of its television

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Brit Taylor’s Real Me Debuts in the Top 40 Americana Radio

Brit Taylor's Real Me Debuts in the Top 40 Americana Radio

Real Me, the semi-autobiographical album by emerging Americana sensation Brit Taylor, debuted on the AMA/CDX Americana Radio Chart at No. 37 yesterday, the highest ranking debut album on the chart and just 10 days after the album’s release. It also cracked the top 5 for the second time since September as the 2nd most added album on the chart. “Back In The Fire,” Taylor’s current single, debuted at No. 46 on the AMA/CDX Americana Top 50 singles chart. A second song from the album, “Married Again,” is in the top 10 of most added singles on the chart.

“I’m surprised and really happy about this exciting news,” says an emotional Taylor. “I just really wanted the music to be heard because there’s a lot of talented musicians and songwriters on this project. And it’s happening. I couldn’t be more thankful.”Listen below.With this record, Taylor has caught the attention of radio,

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020

‘THE POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF BRÁS CUBAS’ By Machado de Assis. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson (Liveright). The most modern, most startlingly avant-garde novel I read this year was originally published in 1881. Jull Costa and Patterson offer a peerless translation of this comic masterpiece, narrated from beyond the grave by a feckless, pretentious, impossibly winning aristocrat. The Brazilian novelist Machado was besotted with the license afforded by fiction and the social critique permitted only by comedy. Read this witty, wildly inventive work and how conservative, how painfully corseted so much modern fiction will suddenly seem. (Read the review.)

‘A WOMAN LIKE HER: The Story Behind the Honor Killing of a Social Media Star’ By Sanam Maher (Melville House). In 2016, Qandeel Baloch — “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian,” the country’s first social media star — was murdered by her brother Waseem Azeem, in a so-called honor killing. In this

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Morgan Wallen Breaks Country Record to Top Apple Music Pre-Add Chart

Luke Combs has been country music’s streaming king for the past few years, consistently the sole Nashville artist in the upper ranks of Rolling Stone’s Artists 500 Chart. But Morgan Wallen is proving that there’s room for more than one country star at the top of the charts.    

After releasing three new songs off his upcoming second studio album, Dangerous: The Double Album, all three landed on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs Chart this week, with “Somebody’s Problem” leading the way at Number Four. Now, Dangerous tops Apple Music’s Pre-Add Chart, launching exclusively on Rolling Stone, for the week of November 20th through November 26th. Not only that, the Tennessee native has broken the record for the most pre-added country album in the platform’s history.

Pre-adds allow listeners to play one song off an upcoming album and adds the album to their library when it’s released, offering a good

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