Published August 05, 2011
Katy Perry's Friday night anthem kicks off this week's 411 Playlist as it hits the number one spot of Billboard's pop charts. According to Reuters, "Last Friday Night" is the fifth single off of Perry's "Teenage Dream" album to hit number one, breaking the record once held by Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.
Not to be outdone, Gaga breaks a record herself as Billboard reports that the "The Edge of Glory" is her tenth number one hit on the Dance/Club Play Song list in just under two and half years, faster than any previous artist. Next up for the unorthodox pop star is a collaboration with Tony Bennett on his album "Duets II."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers continue to dominate the rock charts with their hit tune "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie." The song is number one for the second week in a row.
In new tunes this week, John Hiatt release his twentieth studio album "Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns." A deluxe version of the album is available, which includes a special behind-the-scenes DVD. The acclaimed musician is set to take his act on the road with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Also in new music, the inspirational Justin Hines makes his U.S. debut with "Days to Recall." The Canadian singer/songwriter who continues to share his talent while battling with Larsen Syndrome, a joint dislocation condition, is featured in a PBS concert special.
Meanwhile, the Kings of Leon have cancelled their entire U.S. tour citing "vocal issues and exhaustion" on their website. The cancellation comes after lead singer Caleb Followill abruptly stopped a Dallas concert complaining of the heat. Adding to fan's concerns, US Weekly reports fellow band members are pushing for Caleb to enter rehab for alcohol abuse. The band is set to resume touring in Vancouver, BC on September 28th.
FOX 411 catches up with "Gleek" Matthew Morrison, as he mentors a new group of students. The "Glee" actor performed and chatted with kids at the Grammy Foundation's Annual Camp held, for the first time, in New York. Morrison is doing his part to help promote arts education in American schools.
To hear more what Morrison has to say, be sure to click play on this week's 411 Playlist!