What’s The Deal With The ‘DM’ and the ‘Gram’?


Rap trends tend to come and go – this has happened year after year after year. Remember that God awful, irresponsible AF Molly rap trend? Rick Ross got into some hot water when he took it too far in Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” (“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even in know it”). Even Miley…

25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Six In A Row  


  What more can you say – Adele! It’s all about Adele. Well it’s not “all” about Adele, but the chart is definitely top heavy thanks to her. 25 Chart takeaways, here we go! 1) Adele continues to kill the competition, spending her sixth week atop the Billboard 200 with 25. The numbers were her…

25 Chart Takeaways: 5SOS Best Carrie Underwood for No. 1  


  Number one belongs to 5 Seconds of Summer – surprise? No. What if you throw Carrie Underwood’s name in the mix for no. 1, does that make it more of a surprise. Yes. Ultimately, 5SOS Bests Carrie Underwood for top honors on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more takeaways from this week’s chart!…

25 Chart Takeaways: Selena Gomez Takes The Top Spot…Again 


It was a legit fight between Selena Gomez and The Game for top honors on the Billboard 200, but The Game couldn’t seal the deal. Hence, Selena Gomez experiences the glory of the number one spot once more. Others wish they could have a slice of that chart glory – looking at you Collective Soul!…

25 Chart Takeaways: Janet Jackson Takes ‘Unbreakable’ To No. 1  


  Was there ever any doubt that Janet Jackson would debut atop the Billboard 200 with her comeback album? Nah! Janet Jackson is the main attraction, but there are more takeaways to be taken from this week’s chart! Here goes nothing! 1) Janet Jackson scored a seventh number one album with Unbreakable. Sure, the numbers…

25 Chart Takeaways: Fetty Wap Tops The Billboard 200


  Another week, another chart… Another week, another set of 25 chart takeaways. Some came up (Fetty Wap) and others came way down (Iron Maiden and Prince among ‘em). Here are 25 chart takeaways – read if you dare! 1) Fetty Wap takes his self-titled debut to the top of the Billboard 200. Although he…

Early 2016 Grammy Nomination Predictions – October Edition  


  The Grammy nominations don’t occur until December, but folks are already beginning putting their two cents into who will be nominated when the time arrives. Billboard has already dropped a list of potential nominees, and we did so at the end of August (big categories) and early September (specific categories). So here we go…