Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Claims Third Number One Album

Shawn Mendes became the third-youngest artist to claim three Number One albums as the Canadian singer’s self-titled third album opened atop the Billboard 200.

Shawn Mendes sold 182,000 total copies in its first week of release, the best debut week of the 19-year-old singer’s career; 2015’s Handwritten opened with 115,000 copies and 2016’s Illuminate moved 145,000 first-week copies. Only Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were younger when they scored their third Number One album, Billboard reports.

A trip of new rap releases entered the Top 10, with Pusha-T’s Daytona leading the way at Number Three. The first of Kanye West’s five recorded-in-Wyoming albums, Daytona sold 77,000 copies in its first week, with 39,000 copies coming from traditional sales. While streaming equivalent albums, or SEAs, usually make up the majority of hip-hop album sales, Daytona‘s SEAs number (36,000) was hindered by the album only having seven tracks, bucking the industry trend toward overstuffed rap albums.

By comparison, A$AP Rocky’s Testing, Number Four this week, opened with 60,000 SEAs and 13,000 traditional copies for a 75,000-copy total. Testing boasts 15 tracks, giving it more real estate to accumulate SEAs. Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance entered the Top 10 at Number Eight in its second week of release and first full week of availability.

Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys held at Number Two and 104,000 total copies; Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy stayed at Number Five, followed by last week’s Number One, BTS’ Love Yourself: Tear, which fell to Number Six. Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever (Number Seven), The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Nine) and J. Cole’s KOD (Number 10) closed out the Top 10.

Next week, Kanye West’s seven-song Ye should easily open atop the Billboard 200, giving the rapper his seventh straight solo Number One album.

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Salix Presents Positive Phase 3 Investigational Study Data For Repeat Rifaximin Treatment In Patients With Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Logo (PRNewsfoto/Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.)WASHINGTON, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Salix Pharmaceuticals, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the presentation of new investigational data from a post-hoc analysis of Phase 3 safety data…


Jazz Pharmaceuticals Presents Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Data from Phase 3 TONES 5 Study of Solriamfetol for Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea

DUBLIN, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that its investigational treatment solriamfetol demonstrated long-term maintenance of efficacy and a tolerable safety profile in the open-label Phase 3 TONES 5 study of excessive sleepiness (ES)…


Close To 8,000 Runners Finish The Inaugural Italy Run By Ferrero To Celebrate Italian National Day In Central Park

NEW YORK, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Close to 8,000 runners finished today’s first annual Italy Run by Ferrero, a five-mile race to celebrate Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), hosted in partnership with the renowned New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier…


comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of June 3, 2018

327730LOGOLOS ANGELES, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 3, 2018, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
As the trusted industry partner for real-time box office reporting,…


Taylor Swift Gives Speech Celebrating LGBT Pride Month at Chicago Concert

Taylor Swift delivered a speech in support of Pride Month and the LGBTQ community Saturday during the singer’s Chicago concert.

“It’s very brave to be vulnerable about your feelings in any sense, in any situation, but it’s even more brave to be honest about your feelings and who you love when you know that it might be met with adversity from society,” Swift told the Soldier Field audience (via Billboard).

“And so this month and every month I want to send my love and respect to everybody who has been brave enough to be honest about how they feel, to live their lives as they are, as they feel they should be, as they identify. And this is a month where I think we need to celebrate how far we’ve come, but I think we also need to acknowledge how far we still have left to go.”

Swift’s comments came prior to the singer performing her Reputation single “Delicate,” which landed at Number One on Rob Sheffield’s list of the Top 25 Songs of 2017.

“I want to send my love and respect to everybody who, in their journey in their life, hasn’t felt comfortable enough to come out. And may you do that on your own time and may we end up in a world where everyone can live and love equally and no one has to be afraid to be vulnerable to say how they feel,” Swift said.

“Because when it comes to feelings and when it comes to love and searching for someone to spend your whole life with, it’s all just really, really delicate.” She then segued into the Reputation track.

Watch fan-shot video of Swift’s speech below:

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Celebrates 22nd Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion

The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's 22nd Annual Family ReunionPHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, more than 2,000 people, including patients and families from over 22 states, found an important reason to return to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) – the Annual Fetal Surgery Family Reunion. The event, hosted by the Hospital’s…


BerGenBio Provides Interim Update on Phase II Clinical Programme With Selective Oral AXL Inhibitor Bemcentinib

CHICAGO, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BerGenBio ASA (OSE:BGBIO) announces that interim data from its Phase II clinical development programme with bemcentinib, a selective AXL inhibitor, was presented at a reception hosted yesterday by the company in Chicago, IL, USA. The reception, which…


Watch Ariana Grande Debut New Song 'The Light Is Coming' at Wango Tango

Ariana Grande debuted her new song “The Light Is Coming,” a track off the singer’s upcoming Sweetener, during her set at Los Angeles’ Wango Tango Saturday.

“So, I’m putting out a new album in August, and I wanted to tell you the pre-order goes up this month on the 20th. And on the 20th you get a new song called ‘The Light Is Coming’ which features my big sister Nicki Minaj, and we wanted to give you a little preview of it tonight,” Grande told the Banc of California Stadium crowd. “I’m so nervous. Let’s go.”

Although Minaj was not in attendance, Grande still unveiled the rapper’s verse during the performance. “The Light Is Coming” will likely be the second single off Sweetener, following “No Tears Left to Cry.” Grande previously teased “The Light Is Coming” with a 20-second preview on Twitter.

The Wango Tango set marked Grande’s first full concert of 2018; the singer previously made a surprise appearance at Coachella, performed “Be Alright” at the March for Our Lives protest and delivered “No Tears Left to Cry” at the Billboard Music Awards and with the Roots on The Tonight Show.

In a recent interview with Time, Grande discussed how Sweetener aided in the singer’s healing process following the Manchester terror attack. “I was never as involved,” Grande said of the album, which she co-wrote. “I felt more inclined to tap into my feelings because I was spending more time with them. I was talking about them more. I was in therapy more.”

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Dixon Leads Detroit Sweep for Honda

Scott Dixon scored the 42nd victory of his Indy Car career Saturday, winning the opening race of the Detroit doubleheader race weekend in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda .DETROIT, June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Honda drivers dominated the opening round of the Dual in Detroit doubleheader Verizon IndyCar Series weekend, leading all 70 laps, with Scott Dixon spearheading a Honda sweep of the top six finishing…