Hugh Laurie to release a blues album

“I am drunk with excitement at this opportunity,” Laurie said.

“I know the history of actors making music is a checkered one, but I promise no one will get hurt.

“I am particularly thrilled to be working with Joe Henry, who has produced some of my favorite records of all time, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Rolling Stones, first position in the top of the UK music charts for the first time in 16 years

The album went on sale on May 17, “Exile on Main Street” is a remastered version of the famous album by Rolling Stones in 1972. The album contains 10 original songs, never released by the band before.

Considered to be one of the best albums in history, “Exile on Main Street”, was influenced by social and political instability in the late 60s and has an American influence from rock to blues, gospel and soul.

Rolling Stones, having Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, has sold over 200 million albums worldwide over the past five decades and claimed thousands of concerts with the full house.

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Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now hits the charts

The trio’s new song Need You Now has already claimed almost one-third the sales total of which means they had sold 1,453,000 million copies.

It seems that their debut album sold 43,000 in its opening week to debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in May 2008.

Since Taylor Swift’s Fearless debuted at No. 1 in November 2008 with sales of 592,000 no other song achieve this performance than song Need You Now which racked up the best first-week sales.

Moreover, song Need You Now knocks Fearless from the top spot of the country albums chart which makes Swift slips to second place while Lady Antebellum claims the No. 3 position.

Need You Now positioned as a No. 1 for five weeks on the country singles chart while in Billboard’s pop songs chart the song climbed from No. 37 to No. 30 on this week.

Lady Antebellum’s latest song called “American Honey” reached No. 17 on the country songs chart after being released to radio seven weeks ago.

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