5 Things That Happened In Music This Week | February 12, 2021
Get caught up on what happened this week in the music world this week.
Cage The Elephant tie Foo Fighters for fourth most #1 alternative singles
This week, “Skin and Bones” by Cage The Elephant went #1 on the Billboard Alternative charts, making it their 10th #1 single. That now ties Cage the Elephant with Foo Fighters for having the fourth most #1 alternative singles.
Linkin Park is in third place with 11 #1 songs, Green Day in second place with 12 #1 songs, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have the most #1 singles with 13!
The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 were announced
Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, Iron Maiden, New York Dolls, Devo, Carole King, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, the Go-Go’s, Kate Bush, and Fela Kuti were all nominated for the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame this year.
To be eligible, you had to have a single or album released in 1995 or earlier. The final class will be announced in May.
Foo Fighters and Jay-Z are both in their first year of eligibility.
Kaleo released a performance video from atop an Icelandic lighthouse
The Icelandic rockers released this video of them performing their song “Break My Baby,” filmed on the top of an 80-year-old lighthouse in their native country.
Their new album Surface Sounds will be out April 23rd.
Phoebe Bridgers made her ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut
Phoebe Bridgers played her songs “Kyoto” and “I Know the End” on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this week in the episode hosted by Dan Levy.
At the end of her performance, she also smashed her guitar which prompted this exchange.
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) February 9, 2021
The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show
The Weeknd performed at the Super Bowl this week in the biggest live music production we’ve seen since the start of the pandemic.
Showtime is also creating a documentary about the creation of the halftime special during a global pandemic, which is set to premiere later this year.