Jason Derülo Curates Exclusive Station With Slacker’s “I Am The DJ”

DERULO-DJ-472x472Chances are you have heard of R&B vocalist Jason Derülo. The singer, songwriter, dancer and actor launched his career while still in his teens, first as a songwriter for others and later as a solo artist, which has propelled him to new heights in popularity. His hit single, “The Other Side,” has had a steady spot on the Slacker EQ Top 40 Charts for weeks with no signs of slowing down.

Recently, Slacker sat down with pop superstar Jason Derülo to create a radio station comprised of his favorite artists, from Missy Elliott and Michael Jackson to Madonna and Daft Punk.

Check out this exclusive look into the musical soul of Jason Derülo on his dedicated “I Am The DJ” station as we prepare ourselves for his new album, Tattoos, out on September 24th.

Listen to Jason’s “I Am The DJ” here! 

New Song Stuck in My Head: Sara Evans “Slow Me Down”

EVANS-472x472Singer-songwriter Sara Evans was born in Missouri, but like many of her fellow country stars, eventually made her way to Nashville.

She’s released six studio albums and is hard at work on her seventh (due early next year) but we already have the first single, “Slow Me Down.”

Listen to “Slow Me Down” all week on demand over on Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head! 

 

 

Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head is Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U”

THICK3-472x472Robin Thicke is having a pretty good year.

“Blurred Lines” is behind only “Thrift Shop” as the biggest selling single of 2013, and it topped the Billboard charts for 11 straight weeks, the most of any song this decade.

The follow-up from his new album “Blurred Lines” is called “Give It 2 U.” It features Kendrick Lamar, and it’s Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head. Listen to his new single on demand right here. 

“Elevate” is a New Song Stuck in Our Head!

SongStuck-StLucia-472x472Even if you’ve never heard of St. Lucia, you may have heard his voice. His first hit “All Eyes On You” was in a few TV commercials, and he sang on The Knocks’ indie dance hit “Modern Hearts.”

His debut full length album is due soon, for now fans of ’80s-influenced electronic pop like M83 or Twin Shadow will enjoy his new single called “Elevate.”

Listen to “Elevate” on demand all week on Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head!

 

Check Out This Week’s Slacker EQ Charts for the Top Songs of the Week!

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You’ve arrived at Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 25th! Take a look here. 

In this post-VMA edition of Slacker’s EQ charts for the week of August 25th, we are very interested in tracking and measuring any spikes that artists featured on MTV’s awards show may have received from Slacker listeners. As this data only reflects the 2 days following the VMAs, we will probably see more of this “bounce” effect next week; in the meantime, keep an eye on Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and of course—Miley Cyrus across Slacker’s 7 EQ charts.

On the Overall chart, where the biggest songs across all genres live together in relative harmony, we see Katy Perry’s “Roar” hit number 3 in only its second week on the chart. It’s officially the fastest-rising song in the history of the EQ Chart. Miley Cyrus’ VMA controversy doesn’t seem to have hurt her; ‘We Can’t Stop” is up 3 spots to crack the top 5. Lady Gaga’s “Applause” narrowly misses the top 40 this week. However, on the Pop chart, we see “Roar” within inches of unseating Robin Thicke for the top spot, and “Applause” is up 10 spots to crack the top 20.

Luke Bryan proves that he’s the biggest rising star in country music–after his new album “Crash My Party” was featured as Slacker’s Album of the Week, his new single “That’s My Kind of Night” shoots up 35 spots to debut at 19 on the Country chart. By featuring his new album as Slacker’s Album of the Week, it was exposed to millions of country fans over the course of 7 days, and they clearly loved what they heard!

On Slacker’s Hip Hop/R&B chart, we see two debuts this week: J Cole’s “Crooked Smile” and Rich Homie Quan’s “Type Of Way” are both engaging and winning over Slacker’s hip hop fans. Additionally, Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U” has the biggest jump of the week on this chart, up 10 spots to land at number 26.

Look for Avenged Sevenfold’s “Carry On” to make a big jump on the Rock chart next week; their new album “Hail To The King” is currently featured as Slacker’s Album of the Week. This week, Three Days Grace’s “Misery Loves My Company” jumps 3 spots to take the number 1 spot this week; this is the 3rd song they’ve had a #1 hit with on Slacker’s Rock EQ charts.

Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” holds the top spot on Slacker’s Alt/Indie chart for the 3rd week in a row, and their latest single “Kangaroo Court” makes its debut on the other end of the chart, landing at number 39. And as we predicted, Cage The Elephant’s “Come a Little Closer” makes a huge jump after being featured as a Slacker “Song Stuck In My Head” last week; it’s up 17 spots to land at number 25.

Finally, on Slacker’s EDM chart, we see Sub Focus’ ‘Endorphins” (ft. Alex Clare) and TyDi’s “Something About You” both make debuts, itself an illustration of the wide variety of sounds and styles underneath the “EDM” umbrella. Slacker has over 15 different Dance/Electronic stations for every kind of EDM fan–from Trap to Club Hits.

Check back next Thursday for updated charts–including more post-VMA data—and to see how millions of Slacker music fans are engaging with their favorite music. You can also hear the top 40 Overall tracks from Slacker’s EQ charts in countdown form, on the Slacker Top 40 station, hosted by Parker. Listen here! 

Want to learn more about what the EQ score is? Read more here or check out our nifty infographic here.

“Country A – Z” Gives Alphabetical Snapshot of Nashville’s Greatest Music

COUNTRY A-Z Music Guide2How about a history lesson that doesn’t make you fall asleep? On our brand-new station, Country A-Z, Slacker gives you a compelling country music history lesson that spans almost a century, from the genre’s earliest roots to the pop-laden tunes of today.

Our country experts have gone through the alphabet and chosen for each letter one artist, song, album or event that has defined the genre. We’ve included the music your grandparents probably loved, from the likes of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, all the way to the Taylor Swift tween-country phenomenon of today. There are the quintessential country heartbreakers, like Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” mixed in with tracks for your party playlist, such as Kenny Chesney’s “Young,” and everything in between. There’s even a classic movie and TV show thrown into the mix, both of which helped popularize tunes with twang.

If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll probably know the lyrics to each song played on Country A-Z by heart. And if you’re not a fan, we challenge you to listen with your most critical cap on … and maybe you’ll find that country is pretty cool after all.

Tune in to Country A-Z on Slacker here.

Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” is the Song Stuck in Our Head

SongStuck-EllieGouldingBurn-472x472English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding’s first big hit “Lights” holds the record for slowest climb into the US Top 5, reaching its #2 chart peak two years after its release.

We’ll see if her latest single “Burn” moves a little faster! Based on the singer’s success since that first single, we are willing to bet it will.

Listen to Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” all week on demand over on Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head

Shania Twain is the Artist of the Week

SHANIA TWAIN AOTW15 years ago, Shania Twain scored her sixth number-one country single with “You’re Still the One”. This song went on to become an international mega-hit, and it earned her 4 Grammy nominations, of which she won 2. This week, she celebrates her 48th birthday, and Slacker is paying tribute the Queen of Country Pop.

Shania’s album “Come On Over” is still the best-selling album by a female and the top-selling country album of all time. She was one of the leaders of country music’s renaissance in the 1990s, introducing millions of new listeners to the genre. In 2004, she went on hiatus until she started her “Still the One” residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last year. She is currently working on her fifth studio album, and her fans anxiously await her new music.

On this week’s Artist of the Week station you’ll hear her biggest hits, the music that influenced her as a child when she was singing in bars, and the hundreds of artists that she influenced and inspired.

Listen to Shania Twain on Slacker’s Artist of the Week.

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