Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Rises On Billboard 200


A new week, another Billboard 200 chart to analyze – Here it goes – enough said! 1) “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate,” but Taylor Swift keeps on selling like crazy. 1989 is the ‘second coming’ – of album sales that is. 2) Pentatonix continues to win America’s hearts as That’s Christmas To Me is…

Review: Luke Bryan, ‘Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever’


Luke Bryan’s Spring Break series rolls right along…for a sixth time Luke Bryan • Spring Break 6…Like We Ain’t Ever • Capitol Nashville • US Release Date: March 11, 2014 Spring break is a rite of passage of sorts for many college-aged kids.  The ever youthful Luke Bryan, however, continues to place himself back in his…

It’s Frozen… At The Top of The Charts Again!


The Frozen Soundtrack is sort of like winter itself – it just don’t stop! Once more, Frozen finds itself atop the Billboard 200 Albums Chart selling 89,000 copies.  It is surprising that Frozen was able to rise to the top once more, particularly after Eric Church blew the competition out of the water with last…

Eric Church Gets It Done At No. 1 Once More


Let the “Church” say yes… Corny, I know.  But one of country’s rising stars, Eric Church, just continues to rise.  The Outsiders gives Church his second no. 1 album, selling a healthy 288,000 copies.  Sub 100K weeks are done, at least this week.   How does The Outsiders’ numbers compare to the numbers that greeted Chief?…

Shopping List: Seven ‘February 18’ Albums You Should Consider Purchasing


Ah, another week and the necessity for new music.  February has been a slow month, particularly last week’s scant choice of releases.  The three most notable releases last week included two country music artists Eric Church (The Outsiders) and Frankie Ballard (Sunshine & Whiskey), as well as a more underrated R&B release from British singer…