25 Chart Takeaways: Empire Bests Madonna!


What do you get when the soundtrack of TV’s hottest show goes head to head with an iconic pop star – A winner and a runner-up obviously! In this battle, it was the new, hot TV soundtrack that came out on top, besting the legendary pop star. That and more chart takeaways! 1) Empire: Original…

Chart Takeaways: The ‘SremmLife’ is Upon Us At Number Five


It was a quiet week, but there are still takeaways to be made so HERE THEY ARE! 1) Taylor Swift makes it nine weeks at number one with 1989. Shocker right? 2) The new Billboard 200 tabulation formula has been great for Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, whose respective albums sit at #2 and #10…

Chart Takeaways: Nicki Minaj Comes In Second


Since Nicki Minaj didn’t top the Billboard 200, don’t we know he did? 25 Chart takeaways – take it away! 1) You already know who’s number one this week… Should’ve left this one as a “Blank Space.” 2) Yes, people are “looking a Nicki Minaj’s butt” – just not enough to make her sell/impact more…

Chart Takeaways: J. Cole’s Scores Third #1 Album


Two words – CHART ACTION – Let’s get it! 25 Takeaways – GO!  1) It would take a special album to unseat Queen Taylor Swift. It finally happened (for a second time) when J. Cole sold a robust 354,000 copies (375,000 “units”) to hit #1 for the third time in his career. 2) Poor Taylor…

Chart Takeaways: Mary J. Blige’s Underwhelming Debut


“Same sh*t, different day,” the profane saying goes. Adapted to the Billboard Charts, “Another week, a different chart.” Okay, okay it doesn’t quite work, but you can’t blame me for trying. As has been the trend every Monday, here’s analysis of the latest Billboard 200 chart. There is some more of the “same sh*t” of…

Who Should Win Grammys: Winning Predictions Before Nominations!


Grammy nominations haven’t even occurred yet, but in my mind, there are scenarios already brewing. After looking at the categories and looking back over the year, here are some key categories and who I think will come out on top. Yeah, this is a dumb post as there are no nominations yet, but at least…

10 Most Anticipated October Music Releases


October is among us my friends and fellow music enthusiasts. There is no shortage of new albums being released. That said, some project stick out more than others, and that doesn’t necessarily mean every ‘bandwagon’ act necessarily stands out (at least to this guy right here). That said, here are 10 of my personal, most…

57th Annual Grammys Scorecard (Take 2…)


The official cut-off date for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is September 30, 2014. The end of September is filled with albums that are certainly looking to compete for music’s most prestigious awards. That said, there are also notable albums released after last year’s cutoff date that can’t be written off. From my perspective,…

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…

MTV VMAs: A Reflection


View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:01am PDT So on Sunday night, that famous (or infamous) show known as the VMAs took place on MTV. It’s sort of funny you know? At one time, MTV actually played true to its name – music television. Not…