Justin Timberlake notches his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Man of the Woods debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Feb. 2 through RCA Records, earned 293,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 242,000 were in traditional album sales. Timberlake scores the largest week for an album -- both in terms of units and pure album sales -- since Taylor Swift’s Reputation flew in at No. 1 on the Dec. 2, 2017-dated chart with 1.24 million units and 1.22 million in album sales. Timberlake claims the biggest week for an album by a man since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. debuted at No. 1 on the May 6, 2017 list with 603,000 units and 353,000 in traditional album sales.
Rihanna has been named the world's richest female musician, thanks to her Fenty Beauty brand. The 31-year-old superstar - whose real name is Robyn Fenty - is known for her Grammy-award winning music career, pioneering her hugely successful inclusive make-up brand and recently becoming the first black woman in charge of a major luxury fashion house. And now the 'Work' hitmaker has been crowned the world's richest female musician in Forbes's 2019 list of America's Richest Self-Made Women, with a fortune totalling $600 million that beat Madonna ($570 million), Celine Dion ($450 million) and Beyonce ($400 million).
Tragic DJ Avicii's death certificate has reportedly been released. The electronic dance music superstar, real name Tim Bergling, died in Oman in April (18). At the time of his passing, Avicii's cause of death was not announced and according to TMZ it is not listed on his death certificate. His name and date of birth have also been redacted on the death certificate, but editors at the website report it does belong to Avicii. Avicii's family previously suggested the late DJ was trying to find "peace" before his death, but have not released any details surrounding his passing. "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions," a statement read. "An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most - music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness." "He could not go on any longer," the statement continued. "He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight..." According to reports, Bergling suffered from health issues related to excessive drinking, and had his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014. Medical officials reportedly conducted two post-mortem examinations and Oman police officers have stated there is "no criminal suspicion" surrounding his death.
If Hollywood salaries were report cards, Emma Stone would earn an easy A. The 28-year-old star claimed the top spot in Forbes’ annual list of Tinseltown’s highest-paid actresses, taking in a cool $26 million for projects like “La La Land” over the 12-month period considered by the outlet. Stone’s starring turn as aspiring actress Mia in the Los Angeles–set movie musical helped propel the 2016 film’s domestic gross to $151 million. Next in line on Forbes’ list are Jennifer Aniston, who pulled in $25.5 million, and Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $24 million.