Look Who’s Rocking the Billboard Charts
If you are starting to tire of the 24/7 coverage of Taylor, Taylor, Taylor, here’s great news!!! Cher and Dolly Parton (both 77) have new albums out that are topping the charts at #1 and #2! And let’s not forget the guys. The Rolling Stones have an incredible new album and are out touring again. And the Beatles’ new song tops the charts at #7. So move over Taylor, the boomers are still rockin’ it!
Cher’s first Christmas Album is #1 on the Top Holiday Albums
“Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart returns for the 2023 holiday season, with Cher’s “Christmas” album debuting atop the tally (dated Nov. 4). It’s the pop superstar’s first holiday collection. The 13-song set has a blend of classic tunes and newly written tracks, and boasts a starry lineup of guests in Michael Bublé, Cyndi Lauper, Darlene Love, Tyga and Stevie Wonder.” ~Excerpt from Billboard. GET THE MUSIC at Amazon Music Unlimited.
Dolly Parton’s First Rock Album Hits The Top of the Charts
After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which she tried to turn down because she is not a rocker, Dolly decided to make her first rock album. According to Billboard, “Dolly Parton’s 30-song set Rockstar, released Nov. 17, blasts in atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top Rock & Alternative Albums charts (dated Dec. 2). The legend adds her ninth No. 1 on the former and her first on the latter.” GET THE MUSIC at Amazon Music Unlimited.
The Beatles New Song Tops the Charts at #7
“Now and Then” is billed as the final Beatles song, first recorded as a demo in 1977 by John Lennon and initially intended for the band’s three-edition Anthology series in the mid-‘90s before being shelved. The song was completed at last by surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, among others, after new technology helped extract Lennon’s vocals from the original demo, while George Harrison guitar parts from the initial attempt to finish the track were also incorporated into the song.” Excerpt from Billboard. GET THE MUSIC at Amazon Music Unlimited.
The Rolling Stones “Hackney Diamonds” Makes #3 on the Billboard Chart
“The Rolling Stones have become the first act to reach the top 10 in the United States with new albums in every decade since the 1960s.The veteran band’s latest studio album, Hackney Diamonds, has entered the Billboard chart at number three. They also extended their record as the act with the most US top 10 albums of all time, with 38 in total – ahead of second-placed Barbra Streisand on 34.
Hackney Diamonds is the band’s first collection of original songs since 2005, and features contributions from Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and former Stones bassist Bill Wyman.” Excerpt from BBC. GET THE MUSIC at Amazon Music Unlimited.
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Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato