Chart Moves, Oct. 23, 2013: Pearl Jam’s Lighting Bolt Strikes at No. 1


I believe that it was last week I suggested to readers to ‘take your pick’ at which album would debut at no. 1.  Somehow when formulating such a statement, I must have forgot about a certain veteran band who would manage to sell six figures – oops! Pearl Jam debuts atop the Billboard Albums Chart with 166,000 copies of Lightning Bolt sold.  Pearl Jam definitely … Continue reading Chart Moves, Oct. 23, 2013: Pearl Jam’s Lighting Bolt Strikes at No. 1

Chart Moves, October 2, 2013: Drake 3Peats


Drake’s 3Peat on the Billboard Albums Chart Unsurprisingly, Drake lands atop the Billboard 200 Album Charts with his third solo album, Nothing Was The Same.  Nothing Was The Same sold a career-best 658,000 copies, trumping the 631,000 copies that Take Care sold in 2011.  Ultimately, Drake’s latest sold just a tad below prognostications, but easily took honors as top hip-hop debut of the year and … Continue reading Chart Moves, October 2, 2013: Drake 3Peats

Jack Johnson, From Here To Now To You © Brushfire

Chart Moves, September 25, 2013: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus and Drake


Jack Johnson Tops Without A Hitch  Every time there is supposed to be a slugfest for the no. 1 spot, that just fails to happen.  Again, after it was prognosticated that no. 1 was a toss up – this time between Jack Johnson and Justin Moore (seemed odd being honest), Jack Johnson did what he does – scores no. 1 albums.  From Here To Now … Continue reading Chart Moves, September 25, 2013: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus and Drake

Forthcoming Albums To Anticipate (August 2013 Onward)


As we are transitioning into the late summer, the album releases become increasingly more ‘blockbuster’ like.  Face it, the end of the year is always loaded.  We don’t know all of the releases that will materialize yet, but we already have a rich group of new albums we will be spinning beginning in August. 1 Lady Gaga, ARTPOP  Genre: Pop / Dance Anticipated U.S. Release … Continue reading Forthcoming Albums To Anticipate (August 2013 Onward)