Chart Moves, September 11, 2013: Ariana Grande Tops


Chart Rewind (Highlights), September 04, 2013 Avenged Sevenfold found themselves in a familiar place, no. 1, with 159,000 copies sold of Hail To The King.  Hip hop had another showing, but definitely not comparable to the summer trifecta of Kanye West, J. Cole, and Mac Miller.  Big Sean debuted at no. 3 with 72,000 copies…

Chart Moves, September 4, 2013: Avenged Sevenfold Rock Their Way Back To No. 1


Chart Recap, August 28, 2013 Luke Bryan stayed atop the Billboard Albums Chart, selling 159,000 copies after a gargantuan previous week.  He kept an underperforming John Mayer from the top spot, whose Paradise Valley sold only 144,000 copies. Avenged Sevenfold’s Album is The Only One to Sell At least 100,000 copies Avenged Sevenfold debut atop…

Chart Moves August 28, 2013: Luke Still Rules as Mayer Underperforms


Chart Rewind  The big news was Luke Bryan, who dominated the Billboard Albums Chart with a 528,000 bow with Crash My Party. The bridesmaid? K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul, which sold a respectable 72,000 copies. Luke Fends Off Mayer To Retain Top Spot Luke Bryan manages to remain atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with another…

Playlist: 15 Tracks To Spin Heading Into August


So August 2013 has arrived…ugh! Where did summer go? SMH! Well, whether life is in a state of “earthquake weather” because you were an a-hole to your girl, or you see a hot girl and you just want to ask her out for “dinner and a movie”, well music can help you out with that. …

MGK, Lace Up: Album Analysis


Introduction Not being a ‘smart aleck,’ but every time that I hear the statement that “Bad Boy don’t stop,” I chuckle a little. No disrespect to Diddy as I am a fan who actually purchased his most recent albums Press Play as well as Diddy-Dirty Money’s Last Train To Paris (quite underrated), but Bad Boy since…