MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018
SHAWN MENDES - NUMBER ONE
Shawn Mendes has landed his third number-one album. His self-titled album moved 182-thousand units last week, putting it on top of the Billboard 200 album chart. Mendes' two other albums, ``Illuminate'' and ``Handwritten,'' also were number one. The Pickering, Ont.-raised pop singer, at age 19, is the third-youngest artist to achieve three number-one albums. Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber did it when he was 17, and Miley Cyrus did when she was 15.
PRINCE ESTATE - VANITY 6 VIDEOS
Prince's estate is suing a man in Yukon, Oklahoma for alleged copyright infringement. The lawsuit says Phil Shadid is distributing Vanity 6 videos on the music distributor TuneCore without permission. The lawsuit says Prince put Vanity 6 together and wrote the music for their 1982 self-titled album. It says TuneCore complied with the estate's request to remove the videos until Shadid contested that. The lawsuit says TuneCore will repost the videos unless a court orders it not to do so. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Shadid could not be reached for comment.
SHOT FIRED - CHIEF KEEF
New York police confirm Chief Keef was not hurt after a shot was fired near him early Saturday. Authorities say the shot was fired outside the W Hotel. They cannot say whether Chief Keef was the target. His agent did not return a request for comment.
JUKEBOX THE GHOST - ``EVERYBODY'S LONELY''
Jukebox The Ghost wrote the song ``Everybody's Lonely'' based on keyboardist Ben Thornewill's conversation with his grandmother. She had asked her mother during the World War II era why songs on the radio were all about love, and her mother said, ``Because everybody's lonely, dear.'' Guitarist Tommy Siegel calls it Thornewill's ``attempt to write this meta song about writing songs based on hearing songs on the radio.''
MADDIE AND TAE - MADDIE IS ENGAGED
Maddie Marlow of Maddie and Tae is going to be a bride. She tells People magazine her boyfriend of seven years, Jonah Font, proposed late last month. They met as high school students in Texas. Marlow says the centre diamond on her engagement ring came from her mother's original engagement ring. She says her parents have been married 25 years and her father bought her mother a new ring. Her mother had hoped to pass the original one down someday. No word on a wedding date.
(The Canadian Press)