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Why Each Album of the Year Nominee May or May Not Win (58th Annual Grammys)


Ahead of the Grammys we at Brent Music Reviews examine why each of the five Album of the Year nominees may or may not win come 58th Annual Grammys night on Monday, February 15, 2016. Continue reading Why Each Album of the Year Nominee May or May Not Win (58th Annual Grammys)

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25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1


The best way to summarizes this week’s charts? Adele. Yep – nuff said! 1) Adele makes it five weeks at #1 with 25. 25’s fifth week gave the album its third million-plus selling week and second best week overall, behind its 3.38 million start. 2) Justin Bieber remains the second most consistent artist on the charts behind Adele. Purpose stays put at #2 and has … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1

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Early 2016 Grammy Nomination Predictions – October Edition  


  The Grammy nominations don’t occur until December, but folks are already beginning putting their two cents into who will be nominated when the time arrives. Billboard has already dropped a list of potential nominees, and we did so at the end of August (big categories) and early September (specific categories). So here we go again – another stab at who might be nominated in … Continue reading Early 2016 Grammy Nomination Predictions – October Edition  

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If the Grammys Were Held In September… [Part 2]


Pop, Rock, Urban & Country Categories  Let’s keep it short and sweet – if the Grammys were held in August, would these be the nominees. Here are some thoughts on specific categories, including pop, rock, R&B, rap, and country. Cheers! Pop Best Pop Solo Performance:  The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Andy Grammer, “Honey, I’m Good” Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like … Continue reading If the Grammys Were Held In September… [Part 2]

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25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album


Shocking news: Mumford & Sons score their second #1 album! Of course they do – who expected otherwise? That totally predictable news and 24 other takeaways – some of which are much less predictable! 1) Mumford & Sons take their third album Wilder Mind to the penthouse aka #1. The numbers aren’t nearly as triumphant as they were for Babel back in 2012. Speaking of … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album

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25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading! 1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged. 2) Josh Groban had a solid week, but missed out on landing what … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album

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25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200


It was a good week for Alabama this week – both Alabama Shakes and Yelawolf came to play on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes downgraded while Sam Hunt upgraded. All those takeaways (and more) here for your partaking! 1) Alabama Shakes debut at #1 with its sophomore album, Sound & Color. 2) Furious 7 continues to dominate all facets of pop culture. The soundtrack remains … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Alabama Shakes Top The Billboard 200

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10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions