25 Chart Takeaways: Fall Out Boy Score Third #1


For a second week, Taylor Swift has been held at bay! Fall Out Boy gets it done to secure the top spot, hence holding Swift in the runner-up slot. That said here’s my weekly, sometimes humorous 25 chart takeaways. 1) Fall Out Boy had a terrific week as American Beauty/American Psycho bowed atop the Billboard…

Dim Sales During a Big Week for Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and Prince 


Another loaded week of new releases was unleashed Tuesday, September 30. These star-studded releases where from preeminent artists including Prince, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton. Prince even went so far as to release two albums following a five-year hiatus stateside (20Ten didn’t see the light of day here). Despite the supposed luster of the big…

Review: Miranda Lambert, ‘Platinum’


 Miranda Lambert goes “H.A.M.” on her homerun latest LP Platinum Miranda Lambert • Platinum • RCA Nashville • US Release Date: June 3, 2014 “I live in Oklahoma / and I’ve got long, blonde hair / and I play guitar, and I go on the road / and I do all the sh-t you wanna…

Review: Shakira, ‘Shakira.’


Shakira. is a sound, enjoyable effort, misses a “Hips Don’t Lie” caliber hit Shakira • Shakira • RCA • US Release Date: March 25, 2014 Latin-pop star Shakira returns following a five-year hiatus between English-language albums (she released Spanish album Sale el Sol in October 2010).  2009 LP She Wolf was Shakira’s previous album of…

Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Blake Shelton, OneRepublic


Timberlake’s ‘Experience’ Keeps On Shinin’ As expected, Justin Timberlake keeps no. 1 locked down, despite releases from the likes of  Lil Wayne (I Am Not A Human Being II), Blake Shelton (Based On A True Story), Alan Jackson (Precious Memories: Volume II), OneRepublic (Native), and Depeche Mode (Delta Machine).  Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience  sold a whopping 968,000 copies last week (Justin Timberlake Starts Atop Billboard…

Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake, American Idol, Lil Wayne


#Winning: Justin Timberlake’s Very Big Week Justin Timberlake has a lot to celebrate this week.  First things first (and most importantly), his third solo effort The 20/20 Experience dropped last week, March 19.  That is celebration in itself, especially for all those who had been waiting for ‘sexy’ to come back a minute ago.  But now comes the…