Music News Digest: Week Of March 7, 2021

March 14, 2021 by Amy Gold

During the week of March 7, 2021, Alice Cooper's latest album, "Detroit Stories," hit the ground running when it made its debut at no. 1 on Billboard's Top Current Album Sales chart. This recording also debuted at no. 47 on the Billboard 200, at no. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, and at no. 5 on the Top Rock Albums tally.

Also that week, the Recording Academy announced that John Fogerty, Gladys Knight, and Patti LaBelle are among the featured performers to take part in "A Grammy Salute To The Sounds Of Change" airing March 17, 2021 on CBS. This upcoming special, which will also be available via livestream and on-demand platforms, pays tribute to various songs throughout pop music history that have inspired social reform.

"Queen The Greatest," a new video series in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary, will premiere on March 19, 2021 and will run for 50 weeks. This upcoming series, which features clips highlighting 50 key moments in Queen's history, can be previewed at the band's official YouTube channel.

Also that week, it was announced that Jackson Browne will appear in the upcoming 47th season of "Austin City Limits." The first taping of this program's new season will take place April 28, 2021. Browne's appearance, to be taped sometime later this year, will feature songs from his upcoming new album.

Finally, Neil Young & Crazy Horse were nominated for a Juno Award in the category of Rock Album of the Year for "Colorado," which was released in late 2019. The 2021 Juno Awards will be held virtually and will air May 16 on the CBC network.

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