Quickies: Lady Gaga, Aly & AJ, And James Bay & Julia Michaels
‘A STAR IS BORN’ SOUNDTRACK SURPASSES ONE MILLION IN US SALES: The soundtrack for A Star Is Born has surpassed one million copies sold in the U.S. It sold 16,000 copies in the week ending March 21st, helping it reach its new total of 1,003,000 after 24 weeks, according to Billboard. This marks Lady Gaga’s fourth million-selling album, following Born This Way, The Fame and The Fame Monster. The last album to sell a million was another soundtrack, The Greatest Showman, which was released in December 2017 and reached the milestone after 23 weeks. A Star Is Born, which includes the Oscar-winning No. 1 hit "Shallow," is so far the top-selling album of 2019, with 298,000 copies sold this year.
ALY & AJ GO TO ‘CHURCH’: Aly & AJ has released a brand-new song titled "Church." Sisters Aly and AJ Michalka, ages 30 and 27, respectively – debuted the track on Friday. "Church" is the lead single from their forthcoming 5-track EP Sanctuary. On their upcoming Sanctuary Tour, the sisters are teaming up with The Trevor Project, bringing donation bins and awareness booths to every tour date. "Music has been like therapy for us, and we wanted to let our fans know that we’re not just going to write music that deals with relationships," Aly said. "It is our duty to write some songs that we felt were socially conscious."
JAMES BAY & JULIA MICHAELS DROP MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘PRESSURE’: James Bay and Julia Michaels have dropped an intimate music video for their new song "Peer Pressure." The duo get close as they sing together in a night club and starry lights are projected around the room. The "Peer Pressure" video premiered on video screens in New York’s Time Square Friday ahead of its YouTube release. Bay previously said of the song, "I think it can be easy to stay very guarded in life, and not let anybody in, past your personal armor. These guards we all put up every day for different reasons. In writing ‘Peer Pressure’ Julia and I wanted to talk about how, when the right person comes along, they can break through any armor and with love, get straight to you. It’s about that person who, no matter how much of a guard you hold up, finds their way through to you." James is currently on his North American headlining tour, while Julia is weaving headlining tour dates in between her supporting gigs for Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tour. Julia also recently released a video of an acoustic performance of her other duet, "What a Time," with Niall Horan.