25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Scores His First #1 


The Detroit rapper got it done – Big Sean scores his first #1 album. That takeaway and 24 more! 1) Big Sean finally landed at the top. After two albums debuted at #3, the MC’s third album Dark Sky Paradise debuted at #1. 2) Kid Rock settles for the runner-up spot, but First Kiss sells…

Schoolboy Q Takes Oxymoron To No. 1


Ah, who doesn’t love a good ‘come-up’ story? Schoolboy Q has reason to celebrate as his third LP Oxymoron takes over the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.  Apparently, them “Collard Greens” were pretty potent, as 139,000 people decided to add Oxymoron to their music collection.  139,000 copies isn’t the ‘end all…

Shopping List: 10 Albums to Consider Purchasing February 25


February 25, 2014 is filled with a number of notable new music releases.  Last week had some notable albums released from Cole Swindell, Candice Glover, and Lost in the Trees amongst them, but only Cole Swindell looks to have a bit of momentum behind it.  Bummer.  Maybe better luck this week; the likes of Beck,…

Grammy Dissection, Part 5: All The Rest… (Country, Gospel, Producer…)


Introduction So here is the last category analysis for the grammy nominations. Yeah, leftovers.  We are all more concerned about the other categories. Country is blasé this year (and inconsistent nominations), Gospel is not driving many people’s interest and the producer of the year unveils some album of the year clues. Best Country Solo Performance…