Adele Makes Pitch Perfect Return With “Hello”


  Adele • 25 • XL/Columbia • Release Date: November 20, 2015 (album) One of the most arduous tasks following an extended hiatus is returning with the same vigor and fire that you once had. For Adele, it’s understandable that she not follow up 2011 diamond-certified effort 21 quickly – there was no reason to….

25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”


The theme of this week’s chart takeaways – “No New Friends.” Why “No New Friends” you ask? Because there are no new debuts of note on the Billboard 200 – it was a quiet week. 1) Taylor Swift and Nick Minaj remain atop the Billboard 200. This marks Swift’s eighth nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard…

Chart Moves: Bruno Mars, Baauer


Bruno Mars Ascends To No. 1 Bruno Mars does something he has never done before – hit no. 1 on the Billboard 200.  After Unorthodox Jukebox was discounted for $1.99 on amazon mp3 (and later marked back up to just $3.99), Mars found himself at the top of the penthouse with 95,000 copies sold.  While Mars’s spike…