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: Pentatonix Beats Demi Lovato For Top Spot


  Ah, there was quite a fight for the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week. Ultimately, the a cappella darlings bested the former Disney pop diva, though neither album exactly set a new precedent for album impact or sales. Those takeaways and more! 1) Pentatonix’s self-titled album of originals won the battle to…

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…

30 Simply Filthy R&B Songs!


Love hasn’t faded from R&B completely, believe it or not. That said sex is definitely in its trendiest position ever within the genre. Folks, parental advisory labels are popping up everywhere these days and for good reason. Basically, “Darling Nikki” would barely qualify the explicit label these days. Some R&B songs are just simply filthy….

Review: Panic! at the Disco, ‘Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die’


  Panic’s latest effort packs a sizable punch despite its brevity Panic! At The Disco⎪ Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! ⎪ Fueled By Ramen⎪⎪US Release Date: October 8, 2013 Panic! At The Disco is: Brendon Urie, Spencer Smith & Dallon Weekes Produced by Butch Walker If there is one thing that has…

Opinion: Is Kelly Rowland Overdoing ‘The Do’ (If Ya Catch my Drift)?


Kelly Rowland is absolutely stunning – few would deny this.  Rowland also has lovely voice – some may dispute this given the type of records Destiny’s Child made as well as Rowland’s own, but I think some would agree.  Rowland does have the ‘package’ to be an R&B star, BUT she has yet to breakthrough.  There are several…

Opinion: Advice To 10 R&B Artists


Sometimes, I like to give advice… quite often actually.  Today, the victims, err…benefactors of my advice are some R&B artists. Usher Usher, your album Looking 4 Myself was a good album. BUT, I’d love to hear you return to your roots for your next album.  It is hard to recapture Confessions, your diamond-selling juggernaut, but I think…

Will “Blurred Lines” Reinvigorate Interest in Robin Thicke?


Robin Thicke had some tough luck with 2011’s Love After War. How tough? Well the album debuted at no. 22 on the albums chart, which is a good sign the album is headed NOWHERE.  Gone now are Thicke’s glory days where “Lost Without You” made people everywhere believers in blue-eyed soul and The Evolution of Robin Thicke broke through….