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Freegal Music News                                December 8, 2015

Highlights & Happenings

Adele has ruled the music headlines lately. In addition to having record-breaking release week sales of over three million albums, '25' is now the only record in music history to have sold over a one million LP's in it's second week of sales. Billboard had already proclaimed '25' to be the best-seller of 2015 after week one. Download music from '25' with your library card.

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If you are looking for some holiday music, we have compiled a holiday playlist for you in this newsletter. The Freegal site also has nine of the top ten holiday songs that appear on the BillboardHoliday Chart. They are: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee, "White Christamas" By Bing Crosby, "Mary, Did You Know?" byPentatonix, "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole, 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Bobby Helms, 'Have A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, 'Let it Snow' by Dean Martin and 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' by Gene Autry.

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The 2016 Grammy Nominees were just announced.  In addition to our featured artist below, music from many of the nominees can be found on the Freegal Music site. They include nominees for: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album- 'Silver Lining' by Tony Bennet & Bill Charlap, 'Shadows In the Night' by Bob Dylan; Record of The Year-'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson, 'Really Love' by D'Angelo & The Vanguard; Best Pop Vocal Album-Uptown Special by Mark Ronson, Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson; Best Urban Contemporary Album- 'Ego Death' by The Internet, 'Wildheart' by Miguel;Best Rap Album- '2014 Forest Hills Drive' by J. Cole; Best Americana Album-'Something More Than Free' by Jason Isbell; Best Rock Song-'Ex's & Oh's' by Elle King and many more. For a more complete list of nominees and a link to this newsletter, please visit our blog:http://freegalmusic.blogspot.com/

 

Here are this week's chart toppers, hot new releases and most listened to music:

Happy Holidays

MARIAH CAREY
All I Want For Christmas is You

PENTATONIX
Mary, Did You Know?

AVRAM SILVERMAN
The Dreidel Song

BILLY PAUL WILLIAMS
The Kwanzaa Song

NAT KING COLE
The Christmas Song

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Here Comes Santa Clause

DEBBIE FRIEDMAN
The Latke Song

BRENDA LEE
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
Carol Of The Bells

RABBI JOE BLACK
Eight Nights Of Joy

THE KIBOOMERS
Kwanzaa is Here!

KENNY G
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

ELVIS PRESLEY
Blue Christmas

MICHELLE CITRIN
Pass The Candle

BING CROSBY
White Christmas

KELLY CLARKSON
Baby It's Cold Outside

CINDY PALEY
Eight Candles

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR
Joy to The World

Country   

CHRIS YOUNG
I'm Comin' Over

CAM
Burnin' House

JASON ALDEAN
Gonna Know We Were Here

LOCASH
I Love This Life

KELSEA BALLERINI
Dibs

KENNY CHESNEY
Save It For A Rainy Day

PARMALEE
Already Callin' You Mine

RANDY HOUSER
We Went

BRAD PAISLEY
Country Nation

MIRANDA LAMBERT
Bathroom Sink

GRANGER SMITH
Backroad Song

 Jazz

CINDY BRADLEY
Button Legs

RICK BRAUN
Can You Feel It

PIECES OF A DREAM
All In

NILS
Alley Cat

JULIAN VAUGHN
Limitless

AMINA FIGAROVA
Blue Whisper

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
Dee Dee's Feathers LP

PATRICK WILLIAMS
Home Suite Home LP

TERELL STAFFORD
Brotherlee Love LP

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
Live In Cuba LP

ANDREA BRACHFIELD
Lotus Blossom L

New Releases

ADELE
25 LP

ONE DIRECTION
Made In The A.M. LP

JOHNNY CASH
Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971

JOHN LEGEND
Under The Stars (Single)

RUTH B
The Intro EP

WALK THE MOON
Different Colors EP

SIA
One Million Bullets (Single)

DOLLY PARTON
The Collection LP

G-EAZY
When It's Dark Out LP

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection LP

FRANK SINATRA
A Voice On Air (1935-1955 LP)

KYGO
Stay (Single)

PLACIDO DOMINGO & THE PIANO GUYS
Silent Night (Single)

CHRIS YOUNG
I'm Coming Over LP

 

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Featured Artist

Icelandic singer Björk is known for being innovative. In addition to her willingness to work in various musical genres, she can play a wide variety of instruments. They include the piano, keyboard, flute, clarinet and the harp. The artist began her career as the lead singer of an alternative rock band, but she ventured out on her own less than six years later.  Björk's first solo album 'Debut' had influences of jazz and electronic. Per her websit, the LP was widely credited with being one of the first to put electronic music on a pop record. Since then, Björk has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and she is a Time Magazine 'Icon'. This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a full-scale retrospective exhibition dedicated completely to the artist. Her most recent record 'Vulnicura' was just nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award under the category of Best AlternativeMusic Album. Music by Björk is on Freegal.

Frank Sinatra

December 12th marks what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. To commemorate this event, we have created our own playlist of top Frank Sinatra Songs:

My Way  

New York, New York

Strangers In The Night

Come Fly With Me

I've Got You Under My Skin

Luck Be A Lady

I Get A Kick Out Of You

My Kind Of Town

Fly Me To The Moon

Young At Heart

In The Wee Small Hours of The Morning

Young At Heart

 Blues

BUDDY GUY
Born To Play Guitar LP

B.B. KING
Christmas Celebration

MIKE ZITO
Nothin' But The Truth

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
Everybody's Talkin' LP

DOROTHY MOORE
Misty Blue

CANNED HEAT
Let's Work Together

LUCINDA WILLIAMS
Burning Bridges

HOWLIN' WOLF
Smokestack Lightnin'

JOHN MAYALL
The River's Invitation

CHRIS O'LEARY
One More Saturday Night

TRUDY LYNN
Ella Johnson's Blues

RUTHIE FOSTER
Singing The Blues

Coming Soon

DAVID BOWIE
Blackstar LP

JOHN WILLIAMS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Star Wars-The Ultimate Digital Collection LP

CHRIS BROWN
Royalty LP

RACHEL PLATTEN
Better Place (Single)

CAM
Untamed LP

R. KELLY
The Buffet LP

CHRIS BROWN
Royalty LP

MILES DAVIS & ROBERT GLASPER
Everything's Beautiful LP

JOSHUA BELL
Einstein's Light LP

MONICA
Code Red LP

JEFF BUCKLEY
You & I LP

ORIGINAL TELEVISION CAST OF THE WIZ LIVE!
The Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event

 

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Top 40/Pop

ADELE
Hello

MEGHAN TRAINOR feat. JOHN LEGEND
Like I'm Gonna Lose You

ONE DIRECTION
Perfect

R. CITY feat. ADAM LEVINE
Locked Away

CALVIN HARRIS & DISCIPLES
How Deep Is Your Love

ELLE KING
Ex's & Oh's

SIA
Alive

RACHEL PLATTEN
Fight Song

DAYA
Hide Away

EMPIRE CAST
Powerful

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Drink You Away

OMI
Cheerleader

PENTATONIX
Can't Sleep Love

HALEY REINHART
Can't Help Falling In Love

ELLE KING
Ex's & Oh's

FIFTH HARMONY
Worth It

TINASHE
Party Favors

WALK THE MOON
Shut Up & Dance

MILEY CYRUS
Hands Of Love

Rock

COLD WAR KIDS
First

HOZIER
Someone New

THRONE
Bring Me The Horizon

COLEMAN HELL
2 Heads

CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Mess Around

GEORGE EZRA
Blame It On Me

NOTHING BUT THIEVES
Trip Switch

RED SUN RISING
The Otherside

THREE DAYS GRACE
Fallen Angel

ALL THAT REMAINS
Victory Lap

Music Videos

ADELE
Hello

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Heartbeat

PENTATONIX
Joy To The World

ONE DIRECTION Perfect SNAKEHIPS feat. TINASHE
All My Friends

THE CHAINSMOKERS
Until You Were Gone

YO-YO MA
Brahms Lullaby

CHRIS BROWN
Fine By Me

MACHINEHEART
Best Thing

KELLY CLARKSON
Piece By Piece

R. CITY
Make Up

COLD CREEK COUNTY
Till The Wheels Come Off

Classical Corner

The New York Times has called operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann "...the most important, versatile tenor of his generation." Mr. Kaufmann is a native of Germany and was born in 1969. He started playing piano at the age of eight and he sang in his elementary school choir. The artist finished his time in school at the The University of Musicand Performing Arts Munich. He was given small roles at the Bavarian State Opera while completing his coursework. Mr. Kaufmann continued working in Opera houses around Germany and soon progressed to international roles. In 2006, he debuted at the Royal Opera House in London and received  critical acclaim for his performance. Not long after that debut, the artist's first solo album was released. Mr. Kaufmann has since released several more albums including 'Winterreise', 'The Verdi Album' and most recently 'Nessun Dorma-The Pucinni Album'. It was just announced that Mr. Kaufmann's most recent record has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Classical Solo Vocal Album. Music from the artist, including his newest release, is on the Freegal site.

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