Zac Brown Band Earn First #1 On Billboard Albums Chart With “You Get What You Give”. The Zac Brown Band earns their first #1 album this week on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with the release of their latest album, “You Get What You Give.” “You Get What You Give,” their first album since 2008’s “The Foundation,” sold 153,000 copies its first week. The album, which features collaborations with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, is their second to crack the top 10 on the albums chart. Following in second with their latest debut is Maroon 5 with “Hands All Over,” the band’s third studio album. Selling 142,000 copies in their first week, the album features first single “Misery.” It’s the group’s third top 10 album and their first album since 2007’s “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” which sold a much heftier 429,000 copies its first week. Last week’s #1, Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns,” is down to #3 this week, with 70,000 copies sold. Selena Gomez & The Scene debut with their second top 10 album, “A Year Without Rain.” The album debuts at #4 selling 66,000 copies in its first week, propelled by the hit title track and first single “Round & Round.” Santana debuts at #5 with “Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time,” his 12th top 10 album. The album features collaborations with Chris Daughtry and India.Arie, among others. The album sold 66,000 copies its first week. Down to #6 this week is Eminem with “Recovery,” selling 66,000 copies. Trey Songz drops from #2 to #7 this week with his latest album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure.” The album also moves 66,000 copies. At #8 is a debut from John Legend & the Roots on the collaboration album, “Wake Up!” The album is Legend’s fifth top 10 album and the Roots’ sixth. The album moves 63,000 copies its first week. At #9 this week is a debut from country singer Billy Currington with “Enjoy Yourself.” Moving 45,000 copies, the album is Currington’s first top 10 on the chart. Closing out at #10 for another week is Justin Bieber with “My World 2.0.” The album, featuring hits “Baby” and the new single “U Smile,” sells another 33,000.
Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending October 9th, 2010:
1. You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band
2. Hands All Over, Maroon 5
3. A Thousand Suns, Linkin Park
4. A Year Without Rain, Selena Gomez & the Scene
5. Guitar Heaven, Santana
6. Recovery, Eminem
7. Passion, Pain & Pleasure, Trey Songz
8. Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
9. Enjoy Yourself, Billy Currington
10. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
Th 5/6: Samuel L. Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Jason Derulo on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, NBC. Kara DioGuardi is a born and raised New Yorker, but she is of Albanian and Italian descent. DioGuardi attended Duke University and completed a degree in political science. However, she decided on a career path far away from her degree – she applied for a job on the marketing and publishing departments of Billboard Magazine. During her desk job at Billboard, Kara started writing her own songs. By 1995, DioGuardi successfully secured a record deal with MCA. However, Kara DioGuardi’s lyrical career only began when her friend Paula Abdul gave Kylie Minogue a copy of Kara’s album. Minogue used the song “Spinning Around” on her album and became a top-charting single worldwide. Since then, Kara DioGuardi’s lyrics are unstoppable. DioGuardi is an outstanding songwriter – a fact proven by artists that made her songs reach the top of the charts repeatedly. Such artists include big American names like Faith Hill, Pink, Santana, Backstreet Boys, Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff and Britney Spears, among others. Kara DioGuardi has also helped international artists like Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Belinda, Thalia, Anastacia and Diego. American Idol stars, including Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Clay Aiken and David Archuleta have also sought the help of Kara DioGuardi. From all the artists Kara has helped, her songs have sold over 100 million copies altogether. From 1995 to 2008, Kara DioGuardi has successfully written over 40 international-charting singles, helping 45 albums reach the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. In 2003, Kara won a BMI Cable Award for co-writing and performing the theme song “Somethin’ to Say” for “For The People” – a Lifetime TV series starring Cecilia Suarez, Debbi Morgan, Lea Thompson and A. Martinez. The Grammy-nominated songwriter has also won the 2007 SOCAN Award and the 2007 “BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year,” after having been given 10 BMI Pop Awards for the “most-performed song on the radio” for four consecutive years. One of Kara DioGuardi’s recent achievements is a nomination for the Latin Grammys for “Best Song” after co-writing Belinda’s single “Bella Tracion” with Ben Moody, Mitch Allan, Nacho Peregrin and Belinda. Aside from songwriting, Kara DioGuardi also co-owns the Arthouse Entertainment, a publishing company that helps record companies, artists, songwriters and other music entities that need compositions, artists, productions and other music-related services. She also works with the non-profit substance abuse service organization, Phoenix House, which helps educate teens in operating recording studio equipments.
The rock video game war will heat up again in the fall: both of the industry’s flagship series are hitting consumers with tantalizing titles in 9/09. Harmonix’s The Beatles: Rock Band arrives September 9th, and now Activision has confirmed Guitar Hero 5 is due September 1st. The game will boast 85 brand-new master recordings, and this week Activision is announcing the band lineup in a series of scavenger hunt-like stories; fans who track down all the featured artists can enter a sweepstakes to win five tickets to concerts at a venue of their choice. Tracks from Queen & David Bowie (presumably “Under Pressure”), Kings of Leon, Santana, Sonic Youth and A Perfect Circle will appear in the game. The title will also come equipped with tunes by Weezer, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Elliott Smith and the Bronx. According to information posted on the game’s official Website, the entire set list will be available for play immediately, and for the first time home rockers will be able to select any combination of instruments — so multiple guitarists, bassists, drummers or vocalists will be able to play at the same time (the perfect use for that army of plastic instruments cluttering your living room). There’s also a new Play Party Mode, which allows instruments to join and drop out of a song without interrupting or ending the track; players need to just pick up an instrument and hit a button to join the action without navigating any menus. Gamespot reports that there’s a new series of competitive modes called RockFest, which include Momentum (difficulty level shifts mid-play) and Streakers (bonus for nailing 10-plus perfect notes). A new Revival Meter allows band members to save a weaker player who has failed out. CNET adds that Guitar Hero 5’s new features and downloadable content will be compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour. The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower,” Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and the White Stripes’ “Blue Orchid” will also appear on the game’s set list, along with songs by Blur, Blink-182, Kiss, Band of Horses and Iron Maiden.
Ethan Bortnick – 8 Year Old Pianist, Musician, Composer, Actor, Artist. Born December 24, 2000 Ethan Bortnick is a Pianist, Composer, entertainer and actor who loves to entertain. He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs/pieces of music that are being published. Ethan plays Classical, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Children’s music. Ethan has appeared on Oprah, the Tonight show with Jay Leno (Multiple times), Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and last night on the last shows that Jay Leno hosted and many more national and international programs . He has performed both live and televised concerts, both National and International. His range of music is remarkable, he has performed and led symphony orchestra’s and opened at the Kick-off show at the Hard Rock Arena, for Nelly Furtado’s recent tour. He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Josh Groban, Santana, Natalie Cole, Nelly Furtado, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The pointer Sisters and Many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people. Ethan has performed for the inauguration of the 111th congress and Speaker Pelosi as the Sole performer, and the list goes on…. Ethan has raised record amounts for children’s charities and recently raised $12,000,000 for Miami children’s hospital, where they saved his Little Brother with 2 heart surgeries. He also recently co-hosted a Telethon raising over $8,000,000 for the charity and getting a worldwide viewership of over 20,000,000 viewers on this Live TV program. Ethan’s accomplishments are comparable to those of well-known established musicians and entertainers, but………………… he’s only 8 Years old………..
Sampling of Recent Performances and Appearances:
Appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno THREE times.
Appeared on The OPRAH Show
Appeared on Martha Stewart, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition,
Performed as the only performer for the Dinner to celebrate the swearing in of the 111th Congress and Nancy Pelosi.
Hard Rock Live – Opened for Nelly Furtado on her tour Kickoff (performed 5 songs)
Appeared on all Major Networks, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS Television.
Performed/Opened for/with Beyonce, Josh Groban, Nelly Furtado, Santana, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Wyclef Jean, Gloria Gaynor and many more…
Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and is appearing on both Disney and Nickelodeon.Performed at the American Airlines Arena (Over 20,000 people)
Sold Out Solo Performances on a 4 day tour. Performed his own 75 minute show for a sold out crowd on all 4 dates.
Sold Out Performace at the Sydney Convention Center (Australia)
Charities (Participated and/or performed)
One X One with Matt Damon, Santana, Josh Groban, Wyclef Jean and others.
Lili Claire Foundation
American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club
Kids in Distress
“Heart 4 Heart” Foundation
Children in the Arts
Miami Childrens Hospital – Diamond Ball raising over $12,000,000 with Beyonce, Smokey Robinson and Gloria Gaynor.
Our Daily Bread Mission
Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation
For Inquiries and/or performance inquiries, please contact:
Gene or Hannah Bortnick
CD and DVD produced by Lily Saborit – Savor Records