Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 Spends Second Week at No. 1

In a ‘down’ week for albums sales this week, unsurprisingly given a lack of star power bowing… no offense to those artists releasing albums mind you.  Eminem finds himself in a familiar spot once more as The Marshall Mathers LP 2 ascends to no. 1 after spending a week at no. 2 behind Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP.  Eminem managed to sell another 120,000 copies of TMMLP2, … Continue reading Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 Spends Second Week at No. 1

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Hits No. 1

Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga finds herself at no. 1 once more with latest album ARTPOP.  Selling 258,000 copies would be pretty impressive if it weren’t Lady Gaga.  Born This Way moved 1.1 million, and while a special discounting offer helped to seal the deal there, 258,000 copies seems like quite the fall off from her previous sales best.  Still, her Gaga-ness outsold her next closest competitions, … Continue reading Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Hits No. 1

Review: Lady Gaga, ‘ARTPOP’

Gaga remains ‘eccentric’, goes über-risqué on Artpop  Lady Gaga⎪ ARTPOP ⎪ Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 11, 2013 Lady Gaga can be likened to CBS’s reality television show Big Brother in one regard in particular: “expect the unexpected”.  Just when you think the pop/dance artist has topped her eccentricities and set that bar to almost unreachable heights, she once more shocks, making one’s mouth … Continue reading Review: Lady Gaga, ‘ARTPOP’

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Debuts Big

Eminem unsurprisingly debuts at the penthouse with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. And yes, the numbers are gargantuan.  While Eminem was unable to beat the 968,000 copies that Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, he did sell 792,000 copies.  The former second-largest debut of 2013 was Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (658,000 copies), which now settles for third-largest debut.  Eminem is the biggest news, but not … Continue reading Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Debuts Big

Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”

Gaga strikes gold on ARTPOP’s second single “Do What U Want”  Lady Gaga (featuring R. Kelly)⎪ “Do What U Want” ⎪Streamline / Interscope ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 21, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t applauding too much over Lady Gaga’s first single “Applause” from her upcoming studio album ARTPOP due November 11.  It was merely ‘good’ in my opinion, but … Continue reading Thoughts: Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want”

Lady Gaga: “Applause” or Not?

Does Lady Gaga’s “Applause” lack some Gaga-ness?  Lady Gaga⎪“Applause” (Single)⎪Interscope  Every move that a celebrity like Lady Gaga makes is gargantuan, period.  Lady Gaga has become one of today’s most inescapable pop artists, transcending platinum albums to basically be recognized as a pop cultural icon.  Yep, it’s that deep.  After only three albums (The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way), Gaga has elevated … Continue reading Lady Gaga: “Applause” or Not?