The Beyhive is all abuzz.
Beyoncé has achieved another sweet career feat with two albums in the top 10 of Billboard’s 200 Albums Charts this week.
The surprise release of “Homecoming: The Live Album,” the soundtrack to her 2018 Coachella extravaganza, is No. 4, moving up three positions from its debut at No. 7 after its midweek arrival on April 17.
The former Destiny’s Child frontwoman’s long-awaited “Lemonade” masterpiece has re-entered the chart at No. 9 — after finally being released to all major streaming platforms following three years of exclusivity on Tidal, the streaming service in which she is a partner with her husband Jay-Z. The Grammy Award winning opus debuted at No. 1 when initially released on April 23, 2016.
According to “Billboard,” this week marks the first time that the “Formation” creator claims a pair of concurrent Top 10 albums.
Beyoncé is the first woman with two simultaneous Top 10 albums in more than two years.
Following the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show performance, Lady Gaga scored two Top 10s with 2016’s “Joanne” and her breakthrough 2008 debut “The Fame.”
Last year, red-hot rapper Future made Billboard history with the back-to-back releases of two albums both claiming the top spots on the charts on week after another. By the second week of release, he boasted the No. 1 and No. 2 spot for his self-titled and “Hndrxx” albums respectively.
Jonas Brothers announce a 40-date tour ending at Hollywood Bowl
The Jonas Brothers are going out on a “Happiness Begins” tour with a schedule that starts in August and ends in October at the Hollywood Bowl, the group announced Wednesday.
Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw are also on the bill.
“The moment we’ve all been waiting for … The #HappinessBeginsTour is coming to a city near YOU. Can’t wait to bring this show to life and hit the road with @beberexha and @jordanmcgraw!,” the band tweeted.
Included in the North American effort, which starts Aug. 7, is an Oct. 6 stop at the Honda Center in Anaheim, and the JoBros will hit the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 20.
“We all kind of felt that there was a magic … when we’re together that we missed,” Nick Jonas said in March on SiriusXM, discussing the group’s recent decision to reunite. They’d gotten together to work on a documentary a year and a half ago and found themselves drawn together again, he said.
Before the tour, on June 1, the Jonas Brothers will appear at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson and then hop over to the U.K. for a concert at Wembley Stadium on June 8.
Tickets go on general sale Friday for Wango Tango and on May 10 for the tour. The Jonas Brothers’ new album, “Happiness Begins,” drops Tuesday.
Rick Schroder arrested on suspicion of domestic violence again
Rick Schroder was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of domestic violence, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. It is the second time the actor of “NYPD Blue” and “Silver Spoons” fame has been booked for the felony in 30 days.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department received a call of domestic violence at about 12:43 a.m. When deputies arrived at the actor’s Topanga residence, they said there was evidence of a physical altercation between Schroder and a woman — allegedly his girlfriend. He is currently in custody, and his bail is set at $50,000.
A similar incident occurred between the 49-year-old actor and the same woman at the residence on April 2. That time, he was released on bond.
Schroder got his start in show business at an early age, appearing alongside Jon Voight in the 1979 film remake “The Champ” and in the 1980s on the sitcom “Silver Spoons.” His other notable credits include the miniseries “Lonesome Dove” and the shows “Strong Medicine” and “24.” More recently, he wrote and directed the miniseries “The Fighting Season” and appeared in Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” movies.
Schroder and designer-entrepreneur Andrea Schroder filed for divorce in 2016 after more than 20 years of marriage.
B2K member in Minneapolis jail on domestic assault allegation hours before Target Center concert
MINNEAPOLIS — A member of the R&B pop ensemble B2K was jailed in Minneapolis on a domestic assault allegation early Wednesday, the same day the group had an evening concert scheduled at Target Center.
Raz B, who was booked into jail shortly before 4 a.m. as 33-year-old De’Mario Monte Thornton, is being held on suspicion of assaulting a woman, according to the jail log.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office can take as long as Friday before charging Thornton or releasing him pending further investigation of what police say was an assault involving strangulation occurring about 3:10 a.m. in a downtown parking ramp.
An initial report released by police withheld the identity of the woman involved in the encounter. The report said officers took photographs, and the “victim refused to complete domestic supplement and medical release form.”
Police also said officers had their body cameras recording during their response to the incident.
The jail is withholding for now release of Thornton’s booking photo. Police spokesman John Elder said investigators do not want exposure of the photo to influence any future witness interviews.
The band has booked Target Center for Wednesday night’s show. “I can confirm the show is still on tonight,” Target Center spokeswoman Anna Barberio said early Wednesday afternoon.
B2K formed in 1998, released its first album in 2002 and starred in the major motion picture “You Got Served” in 2004.
The group scored a Billboard No. 1 single with “Bump, Bump, Bump” off its December 2002 album “Pandemonium.”