(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Timberlake Notches UK's Fastest-Selling Album Of 2013
Justin Timberlake's first studio album in seven years, The 20/20 Experience, debuted at No. 1 in the UK with nearly 106,000 units sold, surpassing David Bowie's The Next Day to become the country's fastest-selling artist album of 2013, according to the Official Charts Company. Analysts are predicting Timberlake will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 950,000 to 975,000 when the weekly chart is revealed on March 27.
Jepsen Wins Big At Canadian Indie Awards
Canada's 13th Annual Independent Music Awards took place March 22 with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen emerging as one of the top winners of the night, taking home three awards for Artist of the Year, Most Played Independent Artist or Group of the Year and Single of the Year for "Call Me Maybe." Additional artists taking home awards included GRAMMY-nominated artists Deadmau5 and the Lumineers, and GRAMMY winners the Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons, and Taylor Swift, among others.
Jared Leto, Are You Listening?
The Beatles may have sang, "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song," but no one was supposed to take that literally, right? It seems one 30 Seconds To Mars fan has. In a recent interview with UK radio station Xfm, 30 Seconds frontman Jared Leto revealed he once received a crucial part of the human anatomy in the mail from a fan. "Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange," he said. "The note just said, 'Are you listening?'" This just proves that some people will do anything to be heard. But Leto warned, "Just don't put your entire body in a case and send it to us."