Impact: Mumford & Sons Say 'Wilder Mind' Is 'a Development, Not a Departure'"We fell back in love with drums!" says Marcus Mumford. "It’s as simple as that." The band is also scheduled for a Legends on Letterman live stream on May 5.
Impact: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Pop Side on New Album '1989'"This is my very first documented, official pop album," Swift said of "1989." At the same time, she said it's also "the most sonically cohesive album I have ever made and my favorite album I have ever made."
Impact: Train Aims to 'Get Into People’s Lives' with 'Bulletproof Picasso'"Bulletproof Picasso" is the seventh studio release from Train, and the band is our Impact artist this week. "I want to get into people’s lives with this album," said singer Pat Monahan.
Andy Grammer Champions Honesty on New Album 'Magazines or Novels'
IMPACT: Ed SheeranEd Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.
IMPACT: O.A.R. Go Back to Their Roots On 'The Rockville LP'"This isn’t about us going back to our musical roots per se," said lead singer Marc Roberge. "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people. Rockville was the catalyst then, and it’s the catalyst now."
IMPACT: Jason Derulo Gets Very, Very Honest on 'Talk Dirty'“My first album was written when I was 19-years-old. I wanted to be sure this album was far different from that one, to make sure that the growth was present."
IMPACT: The Fray"We've always been walking that fine line and dancing between John Mayer and Fall Out Boy," Slade said.
IMPACT: Plain White T's Gear Up for New Album with 'The Giving Tree'"Sometimes adding to a song like that just takes away. What you really want to do is suck the listener in to only hear the story and the vocal," Tim Lopez said.
IMPACT: Daughtry Steps Out of the Comfort Zone for Folk-Tinged New Album, ‘Baptized’"The songs are very much what I do lyrically and melodically. It's real and authentic. This is where I am right now."
IMPACT: Backstreet Boys"We didn't want to write songs anymore that were just like a boy band recording songs. We wanted to be able to feel these songs. That's how the best songs come out. It's all emotional, it's feeling," Nick Carter said.
Lady Antebellum Totally 'Golden', Earns Third No. 1 AlbumA solid year for country music on the charts continues this week, as Lady Antebellum takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The three-piece vocal group sold 167,000 copies of its fourth studio album, Golden, according to Nielsen SoundScan.