25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1


The best way to summarizes this week’s charts? Adele. Yep – nuff said! 1) Adele makes it five weeks at #1 with 25. 25’s fifth week gave the album its third million-plus selling week and second best week overall, behind its 3.38 million start. 2) Justin Bieber remains the second most consistent artist on the…

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…

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 Moves May, 29, 2013: Daft Punk


Chart Rewind Last week, Vampire Weekend notched their second chart topping album with Modern Vampires of the City with 134,000 copies sold. George Strait gave the Ivy Leaguers some competition with Love Is Everything (his millionth album it seems) bowing closely at number two with 125,000 copies sold.  Demi Lovato was in the race for number two initially, but fell short 15,000 copies to bow…

Chart Moves, May 22, 2013: The Vampires Rule


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Lady Antebellum  managed to sell 167,000 copies of their fourth studio album,  Golden.  The nearest competition came via the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, which debuted at no. 2 with 137,000 copies.  BTW, a review of The Great Gatsby soundtrack will post tomorrow on brentmusicreviews.com. Vampires, A Cowboy, and a Pop Star Vampire…

Chart Moves, May 15, 2013: Lady Antebellum, Gatsby and Now


Chart Rewind, May 8, 2013 Last week, Kenny Chesney topped the charts with Life on a Rock, which sold 153,000 copies.  A couple of notable new efforts missed the top ten including LL Cool J (Authentic) which debuted at no. 23, and Jessica Sanchez (Me, You & the Music) at no. 26. Lady Antebellum Golden with Third…