One Direction made an appearance on The Today Show this morning performing their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful." The song, which has already topped the UK Charts and won a Brit Award for Best British Single, is now rapidly ascending the charts here in the US. There was an estimated 10,000 fans in the crowd for the performance this morning, one of the largest the show has ever had. 1D releases their debut album Up All Night tomorro, and will now also be appearing on Saturday Night Live April 7.
Watch "The Voice" tonight to see Sacramento resident Lindsey Pavao perform in the Battle Rounds. If she wins tonight, she will move on to next month's live voting rounds. I'll keep you posted with her progress so we can all get behind her if she advances. Watch the interview I did with Lindsey and learn a little bit about our local girl!
The Wanted are in talks to appear on the big screen! It has been reported that The Wanted will appear in the "Entourage" movie. The group hit it off with executive producer Mark Wahlberg, who happens to be a big fan of the guys. Mark Wahlberg wants them to star in the film in some way. This can be the next big step for the band.
The money has been counted and Taylor Swift made more profit than any other singer in 2011. She made $37.5 million thanks largely to her successful tour, which is where artists generally make most of their profit. Rounding out the Top 5: U2, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne. Gaga's $25 million earnings in 2011 was way down from her 2010, but hey, $25 mil ain't bad! You might be surprised not to see Adele on that list, since 2011 was pretty much her year. While she did indeed sell more albums than anyone else last year, she did have to cancel many of her live shows in the US due to her throat surgery. The British songstress did make about $13 million to finish the year at #10.