The old adage of men are from Mars and women are from Venus once again proves it’s correct. According to Mashable, the genders have massively different habits when it comes to social networking sites. Women prefer Facebook and Twitter, while men have a bigger presence on professional social networks like LinkedIn and Google+.
The discrepancy is even greater when it comes to Reddit and Pinterest. Men make up 84% of Reddit’s users, while 82% of Pinterest users are female. I guess I’m a woman at heart because I use Pinterest more than Reddit. LOL. Check out Mashable’s illustration below. It’s quite revealing and entertaining.
These days selling one million copies is an incredible feat. Adele is the only artist so far in 2012 to move that many units. You can only imagine the magnitude of Usher’s latest accomplishment. His hit 2004 album, “Confessions“, finally hit the 10 million mark last week. The CD sold 2,000 copies last week pushing it over the benchmark and given diamond status.
“Confessions” is the 19th album to move 10 million copies since Neilsen SoundScan started tracking sales back in 1991. When Usher released “Confessions”, it sold more than 1.1 million copies its first week, becoming one of 17 albums to do so. His most recent offering, “Looking 4 Myself“, bowed at No. 1 but only moved 128,000 copies.
The biggest selling record on SoundScan is Metallica’s 1991 “Metallica” which has sold 15.8 million units so far. Shania Twain’s 1997 “Come On Over” earns runner up status with 15.5 million under its belt. Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” is in third place, having sold 14.8 million since it was released in 1995. Check out the other albums to sell more than 10 million copies below.
On Friday afternoon, Donovan, Nic and myself went and checked out SFP 2012 (Summer Playland Festival) here in Vancouver to catch Carly Rae Jepsen live. It’s finally getting hot here in Vancouver so what better way to spend a hot summer day that to watch Carly Rae Jepsen sing “Call Me Maybe,” the summer song of 2012. Well, the song of 2012 pretty much.
After the crowd continuously shouted “Carly, Carly,” she finally came out and kicked off her set. She probably sang about ten songs in total. Some songs were from her current ‘Curiosity‘ EP, including the title track, “Talk To Me” and “Both Sides Now“, while others were older or unreleased tracks from her upcoming album. And yes, of course she ended off her set with “Call Me Maybe” which the crowd went crazy for.
After the show, we got to meet Carly backstage and she thanked us for all for the support in all the coverage on our site, which was really sweet of her! She also told Donovan she like his hat (haha). Anyway, we had a fantastic time and she’s as lovely in person as she is on screen or in your ears. Check out some of the photos below.
If you’re in the mood to shed a couple of tears today, definitely watch this. Nelly Furtado just released a lyric video for her new single, “Spirit Indestructible“, and it’ll definitely move you. That is, unless you’re completely dead inside ;). While the lyrics appear on the screen, the video chronicle’s the journey of Furtado’s friend Spencer West. On June 13, 2012 West attempted to redefine possible.
Spencer began his climb to Mt. Kilimanjaro’s peak by using only his hands. West lost both of his legs at the age of five. He now is a motivational speaker, talking about “overcoming stereotyping and bullying, about finding meaning and happiness in a material world and how he never lost the hope or courage needed to mount personal obstacles.” Check out a few words by Nelly talking about her friend below
Spencer is a true hero who knows how to “redefine his possible” every day. I wrote this song in tribute to humanity, as I believe we are all capable of triumphing over whatever obstacle life brings. The spirit indestructible is in all of us. People like Spencer have proven this to me. – Nelly Furtado
Watch out Storybrook, there are two new princesses heading your way. The show already upgraded Emilie de Ravin’s Belle to full-time status for Season 2. Now, two of Belle’s Disney compatriots are joining her on “Once Upon A Time“. The ABC hit series just announced fan favorites Mulan and Sleeping Beauty are being added to the list of fairy characters.
Mulan originated from an ancient Chinese poem before adapted into the 1998 hit animated musical starring Ming-Na as the titular character and Eddie Murphy. Not sure how Mulan will fit into the current storyline, but her character is being described as having “a spirituality that enhances her tactical and strategic abilities. She has suffered past betrayals, so her trust is hard-won, but once she gives her oath of friendship her loyalty knows no boundaries.” Also, “when she falls in love, she falls hard.” Find out who’s playing Mulan and Sleeping Beauty after the jump.
Ever since Regis Philbin retired in November, people have wondered who would be his successor. In the meantime, Kelly Ripa has hosted Live! with a revolving door of potential co-hosts. After months of testing and speculation, producers have finally narrowed it down to three final candidates.
When Philbin first left, early reports suggested that Andy Cohen, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Consuelos were in contention. Since then, Ripa has commented that hiring her husband Consuelos for the gig would be bad for their marriage. That put him out of the mix real quickly. The others soon fell off the radar as well due to time commitments with several projects. Find out who the three potential successors to Regis are below.
We’re halfway through 2012, and what better time than now to reflect on the past six months in music. Soundscan has tallied mid-year sales totals for both albums and singles, giving us the Top 20 in each category. For the first time ever, only one album has moved more than one million units at this point of the year. Not surprisingly, it’s Adele’s “21” that holds that honor. Her sophomore album also held the top spot at the mid-year point in 2011 and eventually came out on top at the end of the year. The British songbird is on her way to topping the charts again for 2012. If she does, it’ll be the first time an album lands at No. 1 on the year-end chart two years running. Amazing.
Coming in the runner-up slot for best-selling album is Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee“. Not to shabby for the veteran singer who came out of left field with this surprise hit. This album was his first No. 1 since 1996′s “Dancing on the Ceiling“. The third-biggest selling set is from British group One Direction. When their CD dropped, it became the first debut album by a UK group to ever bow at No. 1. Next up is Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Hit’s” set, obviously buoyed by her untimely death. Rounding out the Top 5 is another NOW compilation. I can’t believe there have been 41 editions from the franchise. Who is buying these albums?
Over on the Top Singles chart, Australian singer Gotye is top dog. His infection hit has moved 5,501,000 downloads. “Somebody That I Used To Know” could become the first song to pass the six million mark. Coming in second place is fun’s duet with Janelle Monae with 5,087,000. Potential summer song of 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” lands in third place with 4,064,000. Rounding out the Top 5 are Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and “Starships” respectively. Check out the entire Top 20 list for both categories below.
Taylor Swift does have a propensity to date famous men. Could Schwarzenegger be the next to join her already famous roster of famous exes like Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner. Better yet, can we expect Schwarzenegger to become the inspiration for one of her upcoming songs? Good luck finding anything to rhyme with that last name ;)
According to TMZ, Swift was spotted in Massachusetts with Schwarzenegger. The two were seen chatting, laughing and getting along as they walked on the beach. They were also seen hanging with several members of the Kennedy clan as they celebrated Independence Day. I wonder if Schwarzenegger and Swift saw fireworks, and I’m not talking about the ones in the sky.