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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 charts behind Adele. Purpose stays put at #2 and has … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1

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25 Chart Takeaways: Justin Bieber Takes Purpose To No. 1  


  40% of this weeks chart takeaways hail from the top 10. That’s right, the top 10 of the BB200 is where it’s at this week, with eight new albums all getting the shout out in this week’s 25 chart takeaways. There were still plenty of folks who didn’t feel the chart loe this week as well, but they won’t kill the vibe for those … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: Justin Bieber Takes Purpose To No. 1  

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13 Best Rap Albums of 2014


With the year winding down, opinions –lists – begin being assembled detailing the year’s best albums. Rap hasn’t had the same kind of years it has had previously, but there have been some noteworthy releases. Consider the top of this best rap albums list to be truly top-heavy. Here are the best rap albums of 2014 as of November 2014. 1) Logic, Under Pressure (Def … Continue reading 13 Best Rap Albums of 2014

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Musicians I’m Most Thankful For in 2014


View this post on Instagram #ONLYVideo will be out soon. The Pinkprint arrives on 12.15.14 A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on Nov 17, 2014 at 1:15pm PST 2014 has had plenty of excellent music released, even if the sales haven’t shown it – understatement. Sure, most CDs weren’t flying off he shelves, but there were some standout musicians I’m truly thankful graced my iPod … Continue reading Musicians I’m Most Thankful For in 2014

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Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title


Don’t call this list profound, call it profane! Corny yes, but true! All of the songs on this list feature every college guy’s (and probably girl’s) favorite expletive in some form – that would be the f-word if you were confused. So, here goes the list! 1) 2Pac, “F*ck The World” (Me Against The World) 2) A$AP Ferg featuring A$ton Matthews, B-Real, Fredo Starr, Onyx … Continue reading Playlist: 45 Songs With the F-Bomb in Their Title

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Best Rap Albums of 2014 – November 2014


With the year winding down, opinions –lists – begin being assembled detailing the year’s best albums. Rap hasn’t had the same kind of years it has had previously, but there have been some noteworthy releases. Consider the top of this best rap albums list to be truly top-heavy. Here are the best rap albums of 2014, as of November 2014. 1) Logic, Under Pressure (Def … Continue reading Best Rap Albums of 2014 – November 2014

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12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition


View this post on Instagram First stop tomorrow morning @goodmorningamerica #NickandKnight album release performance @nickcarter @jordanknightofficial! Join us in the VIP audience! Access details to #GMA #September2nd in #TimesSquare! Here http://t.co/OZVFhxIvUK A post shared by Nick and Knight (@nickandknight) on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04pm PDT Let’s keep it short and sweet – this post features 12 songs you should be spinning right now! As … Continue reading 12 Songs You Should Be Spinning – September 2014 Edition

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Review: August Alsina, ‘Testimony’


R&B newbie August Alsina shows tremendous potential on full-length debut Testimony  August Alsina • Testimony • Def Jam • US Release Date: April 15, 2014 The moment has finally arrived for up and coming New Orleans contemporary R&B singer August Alsina to take center stage. Sure, the 21-year old represents the new generation who prefer boldness to subtlety, but ultimately the brasher style suits the … Continue reading Review: August Alsina, ‘Testimony’