Rihanna's Unapologetic Debuts on TouchTunes
Emerging from humble Caribbean roots, in just a few short years Rihanna skyrocketed to the top of the charts to become one of the biggest international superstars in the world. Her debut single, "Pon de Replay," captured the attention of the music industry and was quickly followed up by a platinum-selling sophomore album, 2006's A Girl Like Me. Rihanna's momentum continued with the release of back-to-back smash records Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rated R (2009), Loud (2010) and Talk That Talk (2011), each of which included a slew of chart-topping singles. At just 24, Rihanna has released a total of six studio albums and has earned herself twelve Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, three Grammy Awards and eighteen Billboard Music Awards. November 19, 2012 marked the debut of the starlet's seventh studio album Unapologetic on TouchTunes, and if her past is any predictor, the new record will be another massive success for pop music's golden girl.
Kelly Clarkson Releases Greatest Hits: Chapter One
On November 19, 2012, Kelly Clarkson became the first American Idol winner to release a Greatest Hits album. Since winning the show's inaugural season in 2002, Clarkson has sold over 11 million records and released five albums, enjoying a multitude of hit singles including "Since U Been Gone," "Breakaway," "My Life Would Suck Without You" and her most recent single, "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)," the biggest hit of Clarkson's career to date with almost 4 million downloads. Her latest release, Greatest Hits: Chapter One, will feature all of Clarkson's hits along with three new songs including "Catch My Breath," "Don't Rush feat. Vince Gill" and "People Like Us." Timed with its official release, Greatest Hits: Chapter One will be promoted on TouchTunes nationwide and in Canada.
3 Doors Down Releases Greatest Hits Record
Hailing from the small town of Escatawpa, Mississippi, 3 Doors Down hit their peak in the early 2000s with a string of post-grunge singles, most notably "Kryptonite," "When I'm Gone," and the ballad "Here Without You." "Kryptonite" was the catalyst for the band's career, generating an unprecedented buzz at a local radio station -- Biloxi's WCPR. Such support helped make 3 Doors Down a regional favorite, allowing them to draw large crowds to local shows and, consequently, extending their popularity beyond the Deep South to internationally famous clubs like New York's CBGB's. It was their CBGB showcase that brought 3 Doors Down to the attention of Republic Records who signed the band and issued their major-label debut, 2000's The Better Life. Featuring a new version of "Kryptonite, the album was certified 6 times platinum. Sixteen years and four albums later, the band recently released a "Greatest Hits" set. The album, which is being promoted on TouchTunes nationwide, features nine of the band's hit singles and three new tracks including "One Light," "There's A Life" and "Goodbyes."
Phillip Phillips Debut Album Now on TouchTunes
On Nov. 19, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips released his debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, via Interscope Records. Phillips' unique brand of rock and undeniable likeability won him the coveted American Idol title and on the same day that he claimed his victory, Phillips released his first single, "Home." The song quickly reached #1 on iTunes' pop charts and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold. After Phillips came off the American Idol's Live Tour in September, he went directly into the studio to record his first album. Even though Phillips didn't write Home, he did write most of songs on The World From the Side of the Moon. Reviews of the release, which is now being promoted on TouchTunes, have been extremely positive and mainly center on Phillips' potential as an artist. For more on Phillip Phillips and his new record, visit his www.phillipphillips.com.