WK 6: The Higglytown Badonkadonk
BOSTON, MA Saturday May.14.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- This week the FML 'Bleeds like Me': Decide for yourself who is a Honky Tonk Badonkadonk or a Higglytown Hero, which artist 'jerks it out' and why you should care.
Bleed Like Me
It's been four years since Garbage's last album, and they return with sounds that evoke the modern-grunge-rock music, which made them famous. 'Bleed Like Me' is their radio-friendly disc getting some sugar, as Garbage debuts on the FML. The band briefly broke up last year while recording its new record but the realized they 'loved the music' too much to stay away. Recently Shirley Manson, lead singer of the quartet, got into a fight with police during one of their gigs after she appeared to have her own 'wardrobe malfunction'. Security staff stormed the stage in order to cover her up and the fight ensued. Manson later explained she was actually wearing a flesh colored bra. Meanwhile, Caesars also debuts on the FML this week with their hit single "Jerk it Out."
As much as we would like to think that Country star, Trace Adkins 161% jump in revenue is due to his guest appearance on the Disney Channel's animated Higglytown Heroes, we can deduce that it's thanks to his newest disc Songs About Me. Adkins voiced the role of the Cowboy who comes to the aid of the Higgly kids by wrangling a cow that wanders into the street. Adkins did this after learning the animated show was his pre-school children's favorite. Adkins brings in a cool $1.2 million to the lucky FML labels wise enough to buy the music legend. One of Adkins most requested songs from his new album is "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and that little ditty makes him a Higglytown Hero...in our eyes.
One of the top revenue generators of the FML will continue making music since 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) will likely avoid jail time for allegedly trampling two women and punching a third during a concert last year. As long as 'fiddy' stays drug free for two years, the charges will be dropped. Green Day, The Killers, and Kelly Clarkson are the only other FML artists generating more revenue than 50 Cent.
Speaking of Kelly Clarkson, American Idol hasn't had a good week, thanks in part to the latest drama: Paula-gate. (The 411, as if you don't know, - Idol judge Paula Abdul was fined and sentenced to two years probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving. But the big news was the news magazine, Prime Time Live special that focused on her alleged sexual relationship with contestant Corey Clark.) Anyway, wishing she were the next Kelly Clarkson, last year's American Idol winner Fantasia saw her revenue power drop 74% since last week. Unfortunately for Fantasia, she is proving to be more like Justin Guarini.
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