25 Chart Takeaways: James Taylor’s First No. 1 Album


Finally after a lengthy career, James Taylor does something he’s never done before – topped the Billboard 200! That shocking bit of news and 24 other worthwhile pieces of chart information you’ll probably never use in life but enjoy reading!!! Can’t get a better intro than that, right? 1) Veteran Singer/Songwriter James Taylor scores the…

25 Chart Takeaways: A$AP Rocky Makes It Two Straight #1 Albums


A$AP Rocky surprised everybody by releasing his sophomore album one week early. It’s a good thing – it earned him another #1 album. That and 24 more exceptional chart takeaways – you don’t wanna miss ‘em folks!!! 1) A$AP Rocky scores his second career #1 album with At.Long.Last.A$AP. Had A$AP Rocky NOT dropped his new…

10 Random and Ridiculous Songs 


Not every song is eloquently penned with substantial or outward depth – this is definitely true in modern musical times. Some songs are born from a random place and because of little context or the idiosyncratic artists/songwriters; the final product sometimes comes over, well ridiculously. Sometimes ridiculous isn’t even the appropriate word – sometimes the…

25 Chart Takeaways: It’s “All About That Bass” 


It takes a big album to knock off Taylor Swift, and that’s exactly what Meghan Trainor did. It also takes a special R&B album to debut within the Billboard 200 top 10, and Jazmine Sullivan’s superb Reality Show was unable to do so. The aforementioned observations and more make up this week’s 25 chart takeaways….

Chart Takeaways: Foo Fighters Settle For #2


Chart positions can be very telling, aka who’s selling and who’s not! There’s not many people moving lots of albums, but there is some hope – at the top at least. 1) Foo Fighters settle for second place this week, as Taylor Swift sells another 312,000 copies of 1989. Sonic Highways by no means underperformed…

Chart Takeaways from Billboard 200 (Released October 23, 2014)


The Billboard 200 Albums Chart has become the spawn of Satan – to many of its artists… Here’s some chart takeaways from last week’s chart, released October 23, 2014. 1) Unsurprisingly, Florida Georgia Line score their first #1 album with excellent sales – 197,000 copies of Anything Goes.  2) Sam Smith is back home –…

12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition


View this post on Instagram First stop tomorrow morning @goodmorningamerica #NickandKnight album release performance @nickcarter @jordanknightofficial! Join us in the VIP audience! Access details to #GMA #September2nd in #TimesSquare! Here http://t.co/OZVFhxIvUK A post shared by Nick and Knight (@nickandknight) on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT Let’s keep it short and sweet – this post…

Review: Chase Rice’s Major Label Debut ‘Ignite The Night’ Is Solid


Chase Rice • Ignite The Night • Columbia Nashville • US Release Date: August 23, 2014 Chase Rice may be a ‘household’ name for different reasons than being a country solo artist. Most pertinent to his career itself is Rice co-write the gargantuan country crossover hit “Cruise” (Florida Georgia Line). Outside of his full-time job,…