LastFM Trends Trends: Paramore’s ‘Exceptional’ Grammy Nomination

2010 was a tough year for Paramore after the shock departure of founder members Josh and Zac Farro, but 2011 kicks off on a great note; a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance By A […]

01/24/2011 Trends: Willow Smith Gears Up For 2011

MTV’s Brand New: For 2011 shortlist is a definitive list of who’ll be shaking up the music industry come the new year. Taking in ten artists from across genres, it predicts the likely chart-toppers of […]

12/14/2010 Trends – Best Of 2010: Part Two Of Its Year-End Roundup‘s countdown of the year’s most-played artists gets a little closer to the top spot this week, as #20 – #11 are revealed today. Find out which names have jumped up this year, and who […]


Could Eminem Take Top Grammy?

Continuing our coverage of the Grammy Awards, today the Trends team takes a look at the nominees for the coveted Record Of The Year award. Featuring some of the biggest records of the year, […]

12/07/2010 Trends: Has Christina Aguilera Made A Welcome Return?

Christina Aguilera has been off the stage for a little while, but finally made her live return this weekend in Vegas. More has been made of Aguilera’s private life than her singing of late, and […]

10/26/2010 Trends: U2 Look To The New Year

Stadium rockers U2 look set to open up the new year with their thirteenth (yes, you read that correctly, thirteenth) studio album. Tentatively titled ‘Songs of Ascent’ we thought we would ask the Trends […]

10/20/2010 Trends: P!nk’s Greatest Hits Stack Up

P!nk has announced a Greatest Hits… So Far set ahead of the holiday season, and it’s a thumping playlist. Trends run down the top five to find out what’s really leading her charts.

10/06/2010 Trends: Bieber Can’t Beat Lady Gaga

© Pamela Littky/UMG The battle is on the see whether Justin Bieber can beat Lady Gaga to the one billion mark on YouTube, but it looks like listeners have already made their preferences known. […]

10/05/2010 Trends: Timberlake Rocks Social Network

Justin Timberlake has been doing the rounds to promote The Social Network, out today. Trends took a look at his most popular tracks; with no plans to return to the studio it might be […]

10/01/2010 Trends: Post-Glee, Get More Britney

She finally did it; Britney burst onto Glee with a bang last night and it looks like you loved it. Old fans and new are turning back to her catalog and giving the girl a […]

09/29/2010 Trends: Springsteen’s “Darkness” Still Strong

Bruce Springsteen has been speaking about documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, which premiered at the Toronto film festival this week. The album marked, he said, the start of […]

09/16/2010 Trends: Where Will John Mayer Fans Go Next?

John Mayer delivered a hefty slap in the face to his three and a half million followers yesterday by quitting social network Twitter. It could well dent his popularity, with listeners forced to go elsewhere. […]

09/14/2010 Trends: What Next After Swift’s “Innocent?”

Taylor Swift fans got a treat during the VMAs as she dropped “Innocent,” a new song aimed squarely at Kanye West after last year’s shenanigans. But with two months to go before Speak Now drops […]

09/13/2010 Trends: Brits Join Celebrities To Stand Up To Cancer

Among the artists appearing on tomorrow night’s Stand Up To Cancer broadcast are two British singers – Leona Lewis and Natasha Bedingfield – pitching in to help the assembled celebrities raise funds to tackle the […]

09/09/2010 Trends: Get The Birthday Party Started For P!nk

It’s P!nk‘s birthday today. The singer – whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore – wrapped up a mammoth stadium tour this summer and is reportedly writing new material right now (although we imagine she’ll […]

09/08/2010 Trends: Did Apple Decide Coldplay’s Top Track?

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin performed new material for Apple users on Wednesday, debuting “Wedding Bells” beside Apple founder Steve Jobs. But Martin also admitted that a lot of the band’s recent popularity had come from the […]

09/02/2010 Trends: Most Popular Artists At Timberlake Benefit

The line up for the annual [lastfm]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] and friends benefit concert has been announced, and it’s looking like it’ll be another huge show. [lastfm]Lady Antebellum[/lastfm], [lastfm]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Salt-N-Pepa[/lastfm] are all set to appear, […]

08/20/2010 Trends: Backstreet Boys vs. NKOTB: Which Boy Band Wins?

Amongst all the talk of an impending joint tour between Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block it looks like fans are forgetting the most important question: which band is the most popular? Lucky […]

08/19/2010 Trends: Happy Birthday To Madonna

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, better known by millions of fans around the world by her first name, celebrates her birthday today. It’s always the perfect occasion to have a look back at the career of […]

08/16/2010 Trends: Katy Perry Poised For Global Takeover

New single, new video, new album, magazine cover features, TV spots, promo tours. Katy Perry seems to be just days away from taking over the world, and we don’t mind one bit. She will perform a […]

08/13/2010 Trends Looks At Lollapalooza Buzz Bands Green Day and Phoenix

As the clean-up begins in Chicago’s Grant Park the internet buzz about last weekend’s Lollapalooza starts to pick up pace. With the press circling Lady Gaga‘s crowd-surfing exploits and all the YouTube clips capturing the […]

08/09/2010 Trends: Katy Perry’s Chart Hits Live On Letterman

The latest guest on Live on Letterman has been announced, and it’s Katy Perry who’ll be gracing the stage of the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater on August 24th. Celebrating the launch of Teenage Dream, the […]

08/06/2010 Trends: American Idol: Who’s On Top?

With judges leaving Idol, by choice or by force, and more shake-ups planned to the format planned for the tenth season, it’s no surprise there are changes afoot for the winners too. The production company […]

08/05/2010 Trends: Green Day Tops Lollapalooza Charts

The wait is almost over. Tomorrow (Friday 6th August) Lollapalooza will kick off, bringing three days of raucous rock right into the heart of Chicago. With headliners Lady Gaga, Green Day and Soundgarden set to […]