WK 4: Playboy Geek Chic
When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues
BOSTON, MA Saturday Apr.30.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- This week the FML 'Git it Done': Find out whose got gold in their eyes, why celibacy is the new Geek Chic and thanks to the FML you're Lonely No More.
This week some of you are seeing a Gold Record next to your artists. If you hold onto your artists and they stay on the eTrack charts for four weeks in a row you not only get your very own gold album symbol, but it will generate an additional 10 percent of the artist revenues for the previous four weeks. Hey Open Leaguers, it pays to be loyal! Some of the shiny artists that are bringing in serious bling, for labels this week are Kelly Clarkson, Jack Johnson, 3 Doors Down and Nivea.
First they were with rocking to "Buddy Holly" in their Happy Days attire and now Weezer is mixing it up at the Playboy Mansion. "Beverly Hills," the hot first video from Weezer's upcoming album Make Believe, was shot on location at Hef's estate. This week Weezer debuts on the FML with some serious money making potential. And so you know, signing a debut artist before the trading deadline of Monday noon PT and then keeping them for two weeks will earn your label a Debut Artist Bonus of $250,000. Course all I can think about is their current cover story in Rolling Stone. Weezer lead singer with the black horn rimmed glasses, River Cuomo discusses his passion for vipassana, a strict style of meditation developed by the Buddha and passed down by Burmese monks. Cuomo became so dedicated to this extreme form of Buddhism that he has vowed to remain celibate for two years. Clearly not taking a page from Mr. Hefner's book!
Just a few years ago no one knew about Rascal Flatts. Now, this male country trio is back out on their second headlining tour. Their hit single, "Bless The Broken Road," is still making waves on the eTracks but for the FML, it looks as if their ship has sunk. This week they are the most dropped artist.
The man is a god. Makes serious music with Matchbox Twenty, goes on to win a Grammy with Santana and now defies the odds and becomes a kickin' solo act. And he is crazy in love with his wife, Marisol, who accompanies him on most of his tours. His cool single Lonely No More is actually doing better than Matchbox ever did on the eTracks. On the FML he one of the top 'rain makers' this week bringing in over $1.1 million for his lucky labels. He just may be worth giving up a gold artist for...and at this point almost no label bought Rob Thomas.
Blue No More
There is no stopping Martina McBride the top femme fatale on the eTrack Country Charts. She is having her third baby this summer, as the 2004 recipient of the Home Depot Humanitarian Award is building a playground near her hometown in Kansas and brought in a sweet $1.2 million for her label. She is also helping the kids of American Idol. Contestant Carrie Underwood got to hold on another week after rockin Ryan Seacrest and the gang with her rendition of McBride's single, When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues.
From across the Pond
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last, or so the legend goes. Well, if legends are true, and the month you marry has bearing on the fate of the union, then Sir Elton John must be thrilled. This coming December, the knight will marry a prince. Elton John says he and longtime partner David Furnish will make their relationship official when Britain legalizes same sex unions.
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