10 Songs That Require ‘Work’ To Be Put In


Sometimes in order to earn something, you simply have to put the work in. In the case of this list of 10 songs, the “work” is the key ingredient. Continue reading 10 Songs That Require ‘Work’ To Be Put In

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Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, Pretty Girls © RCA

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Misfire On “Pretty Girls”


Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea • Pretty Girls – Single • RCA • Release Date: May 4, 2015 There’s really just one question to ask – have Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea lost their minds? YES (not YAAASS)! Listening to the pair’s corny new single, the question is DEFINITELY a rhetorical. “Pretty Girls” is nothing short of a hot mess – strike that – a … Continue reading Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Misfire On “Pretty Girls”

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly © Aftermath : Interscope

25 Chart Takeaways: Kendrick Lamar On Top Again


During a quiet week, Kendrick Lamar holds at number one. The highest debuting album comes by way of Action Bronson (Mr. Wonderful). Those and 23 more takeaways you won’t want to miss – with a dash of humor thrown in from your resident music nerd! 1) Kendrick Lamar spends a second week atop the Billboard 200. In other words, To Pimp A Butterfly ain’t going … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Kendrick Lamar On Top Again

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly © Aftermath : Interscope

25 Chart Takeaways: Kendrick Lamar Tops The Charts


Releasing To Pimp A Butterfly a week early certainly paid off for Kendrick Lamar. Not that it would’ve mattered as KL was destined for the number one spot. That takeaway along with 24 more! 1) Kendrick Lamar easily had the best week on the Billboard 200, taking To Pimp A Butterfly to that “Number One Spot” to quote Ludacris. 2) It’s continues to be a … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Kendrick Lamar Tops The Charts

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25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 


The first American Idol victor has been able to establish a career beyond the show. This week, Kelly Clarkson lands her third number one album. That and many more chart takeaways worth examining! 1) Kelly Clarkson scores her third number one album with Piece By Piece. The numbers – sales and overall impact – are down significantly from previous efforts. 2) Fifty Shades of Grey … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 

Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise © Def Jam

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 only slightly less than Rock’s previous album did. 3) Fifty … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Scores His First #1 

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25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Makes It Ten 


Didn’t you know it was only a matter of time before Taylor Swift reclaimed her crown? That and 24 more chart takeaways!  1) New York and the rest of the United States have been good to Taylor Swift as she spends a 10th nonconsecutive week at #1 on the Billboard 200. 2) Meghan Trainor stays put at #3. Her Title remains in the top three … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Makes It Ten 

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25 Chart Takeaways: It’s “All About That Bass” 


It takes a big album to knock off Taylor Swift, and that’s exactly what Meghan Trainor did. It also takes a special R&B album to debut within the Billboard 200 top 10, and Jazmine Sullivan’s superb Reality Show was unable to do so. The aforementioned observations and more make up this week’s 25 chart takeaways. 1) It’s “all about” those numbers as Meghan Trainor debuts … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: It’s “All About That Bass” 

One Direction, Four © Columbia

25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”


The theme of this week’s chart takeaways – “No New Friends.” Why “No New Friends” you ask? Because there are no new debuts of note on the Billboard 200 – it was a quiet week. 1) Taylor Swift and Nick Minaj remain atop the Billboard 200. This marks Swift’s eighth nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard 200 and Minaj’s third consecutive week at #2. 2) Ed … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: “No New Friends”

Fabolous, The Young OG Project © Def Jam

Chart Takeaways: Taylor and Nicki Remain Numbers One and Two


25 chart takeaways – here goes nothing! 1) It’s all about girl power within the top two spots of the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj keep the #1 and #2 spots warm this week. 2) One Direction’s Four rose from #7 to #4 this week – coincidence? 3) Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour rises from #6 to #5, though J. Cole’s hot-selling … Continue reading Chart Takeaways: Taylor and Nicki Remain Numbers One and Two