Lizzo holds onto the top spot of the Chart


Lizzo on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1009 -- Pictured: Musical guest Lizzo performs on February 5, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

The first artist to hold on to the top spot for two weeks in a row this year, is Lizzo! Is there nothing she cannot do? Seems like she's building to have a massive year. Her album comes on April 19th and she'll start her biggest world tour yet at Coachella.

April is Minnesota Music Month and an important part of that annual ritual has become the Minnesota Music Coalition Summit. I'm pleased to be involved on Friday April 12th introducing the keynotes from Astronautalis and Maria Isa and sitting on a panel of local DJs. Bouncing back in at #3, Amanda Palmer will also be part of the event, performing at The O'Shaughnessy on Saturday April 13th, Minnesota Music Day!

Our Album of the Week is Jenny Lewis' On The Line. As Jill Riley admirably explains in her review, Jenny has put herself on the line with this album, and with the interviews that she has done surrounding it. Details of her past and personal life stud the record with authenticity and some of the tough emotions are rooted in Minnesota. Her father lived in Hastings, where Jenny visited him several times during the creation of the album, before he passed away.

Inducted into the Chart Hall of Fame for the second time, at number five this week, is Sharon Van Etten's "Seventeen," which has become a highlight of her live show, according to a Dublin website last weekend. They describe the performance of the song as 'roof-raising'. Bolstered by the fact that Sharon "delivered a powerhouse vocal right into the eyes of an audience member."

The highest brand new entry this week at thirteen is another one from Easy Way, the new Cactus Blossoms release. They're set to start their biggest headlining tour of America this weekend in Bloomington, Illinois.

Another local hero returns to St. Paul this weekend; Bob Mould stuck at #18 for the second week, has sold out a Turf Club show on Sunday night but still has a few tickets left for The Palace on Saturday, where the opening band, Porcupine features Greg Norton, ex-bass player with Bob's old band Hüsker Dü!

Slipping into the basement space for the first time ever is Yola, a young artist from the UK who got buzz from SXSW last week and did a CBS performance at the weekend that Rolling Stone described as stunning!

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
114LizzoCuz I Love You
267J.S. OndaraSaying Goodbye
3R2Amanda PalmerDrowning In The Sound
428Jenny LewisRed Bull And Hennessey
5410Sharon Van EttenSeventeen
696Andrew BirdBloodless
7108Vampire WeekendHarmony Hall
8164The RaconteursNow That You're Gone
9173Kacey MusgravesRainbow
10112The Black KeysLo/Hi
1159Gary Clark Jr. This Land
12122DessaGrade School Games
13X1The Cactus BlossomsSee It Through
14137Florence and the MachineModeration
1583Billie EilishBury A Friend
16192Jade BirdI Get No Joy
1774jeremy messersmithSweep Me Off My Feet
18184Bob MouldWhat Do You Want Me To Do
19192The NationalYou Had Your Soul With You
20X1YolaRide Out In The Country

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