58th Annual Grammy Nomination Predictions – The Pop Categories!


The Grammy nominations will be unveiled before we know it. Before they are, here’s a look at who might snag nominations in the pop categories. Yes, that means Taylor Swift is a factor. Here we go! Best Pop Solo Performance  Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” (1989) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My…

25 Chart Takeaways: Florence + The Machine Debuts At No. 1


Florence Welch (and her Machine) returned in a big way with her rather blue, yet beautiful new album, which sits in the penthouse this week on the Billboard 200. But guess what folks – there’s more than Florence at work? How about those 24 other chart takeaways to pass the time? 1) Florence + The…

25 Chart Takeaways: A$AP Rocky Makes It Two Straight #1 Albums


A$AP Rocky surprised everybody by releasing his sophomore album one week early. It’s a good thing – it earned him another #1 album. That and 24 more exceptional chart takeaways – you don’t wanna miss ‘em folks!!! 1) A$AP Rocky scores his second career #1 album with At.Long.Last.A$AP. Had A$AP Rocky NOT dropped his new…

25 Chart Takeaways: Twenty One Pilots Take ‘Blurryface’ to #1


Tyler Joseph (of Twenty One Pilots) may be “Stressed Out” but he shouldn’t be – new album Blurryface easily commands that number one spot on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more fascinating chart takeaways! 1) Nothing is blurred about the #1 album this week. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface easily tops the Billboard 200. Vessel…

Most Forgettable Albums of 2015 (So Far)


Not every album is memorable – in fact many albums can be like “watching paint dry.” Yeah that’s harsh, but true. Some of the albums on this list have earned their title as the most forgettable albums of 2015, while others are forgettable with some redeeming qualities. Regardless, these albums could’ve stood to have stepped…

25 Chart Takeaways: Mumford & Sons Score Second No. 1 Album


Shocking news: Mumford & Sons score their second #1 album! Of course they do – who expected otherwise? That totally predictable news and 24 other takeaways – some of which are much less predictable! 1) Mumford & Sons take their third album Wilder Mind to the penthouse aka #1. The numbers aren’t nearly as triumphant…

25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading! 1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged. 2) Josh Groban…

Review: Michael Bublé, ‘To Be Loved’


Michael Bublé ⎜To Be Loved ⎜Reprise ⎜US Release Date: April 23, 2013 album produced by Bob Rock; featured artists include Reese Witherspoon, Bryan Adams, Naturally 7 and The Puppini Sisters Introduction Maybe its subjective, but does Canadian pop/vocal star Michael Bublé ever miss? (Yes, that’s really rhetorical).  After several platinum albums, 2013’s To Be Loved sounds like it could be on its way to give the…

Chart Moves: Mumford & Sons, Grammy Gains, Harlem Shake


Babel returns to no. 1 following Grammy win After winning the Recording Academy’s biggest prize (Album of the Year), Mumford & Sons see Babel return for a 4th nonconsecutive week to no. 1 on the Billboard Albums Chart.  Initially projected to sell minimally around  150,000 copies, Babel outdid itself by selling 185,000 according to billboard.com.  3 of Babel’s 4 weeks at…

Chart Moves: Groban, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grammys Impact


Josh Groban Bows At No. 1 Josh Groban, who looks as if he’d be boring, particularly since he is a classical-crossover artist, just ignited the Billboard 200 with All That Echoes which debuts at no. 1.  This should be shocking to all… NOT.  Groban didn’t put up the most stellar numbers, but in 2013 no one will chastise 145,000…