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25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Spends A Second Week At The Penthouse


The title says it all. Here are 25 Chart Takeaways, led by one ubiquitous Taylor Swift – she’s everywhere, she’s everywhere! 1) Taylor Swift had another fantastic week on the Billboard 200, selling 402,000 copies – 343,000 copies more than the runner-up, Now 52. Also, Swift won’t be budging next week as another 300,000 copies are in her sales forecast. 2) Bette Midler had a … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Taylor Swift Spends A Second Week At The Penthouse

Jhené Aiko, Sail Out

10 Memorable Tracks from November


Need ten jams to spin? Here’s my list of ten of November 2013’s hottest joints! 1)  Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly, “Do What U Want” (ARTPOP) “Applause” may have been a bust of sorts, but Gaga got herself together with the help of one of R&B’s most salacious presences, R. Kelly.  Playing on words, “Do What U Want” accomplishes Gaga’s love for double meanings.  If examined … Continue reading 10 Memorable Tracks from November

Jake Miller, Us Against Them

Review: Jake Miller, ‘Us Against Them’


Miller eschews the trap in favor for the pop-side of rap  Jake Miller • Us Against Them • eOne • US Release Date: November 5, 2013 Pop-rap doesn’t get the same respect that edgier, more ‘trill’ rap receives.  Why? Because generally, pop-rap loses the “rap” label at all regardless if the artists actually raps.  Pop-rappers are thought to be the biggest sellouts of a genre that seems more focused … Continue reading Review: Jake Miller, ‘Us Against Them’

Arcade Fire Launch at No. 1 With Reflektor


Arcade Fire return to a familiar place, the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts.  The Montreal band’s most recent album, Reflektor moves a respectable 140,000 copies.  Compared to 2010 effort The Suburbs, the most recent figure is just slightly less (The Suburbs moved 156,000 copies).  Arcade Fire knocks Katie Perry off of her perch, sending PRISM to settle for no. 2 selling 92,000 … Continue reading Arcade Fire Launch at No. 1 With Reflektor

Chart Moves, 4.24.13: Fall Out Boy, Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Michael Bublé


Chart Rewind Last week (April 17), Paramore crowned the Billboard Albums chart with 106,000 copies sold of Paramore.  Settling for the runner-up spot was Brad Paisley, who sold 100,000 copies of Wheelhouse.  Outside of the top ten, there was some action I’d like to highlight. On last Thursday (April 18) when the full chart materialized, some newbies saw their efforts bow.  Jake Miller, whom I wrote a post about saw his The … Continue reading Chart Moves, 4.24.13: Fall Out Boy, Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Michael Bublé

New Music: Jake Miller, The Road Less Traveled


Jake Miller ⎪The Road Less Traveled EP ⎪ eOne⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 09, 2013 Jake Miller is an up-and-coming hip-hop/pop artist from Weston, Florida who plays multiple instruments – impressive right? Miller is signed to independent music powerhouse, eOne.  The 20 year old’s latest effort,  The Road Less Traveled EP is available digitally (iTunes – Music – The Road Less Traveled – EP by Jake Miller, The Road Less Traveled), … Continue reading New Music: Jake Miller, The Road Less Traveled