Chart Moves, September 18, 2013: Keith Urban’s Narrow No. 1


Chart Rewind: Highlights from Last Week (September 11, 2013)  Ariana Grande found her debut album Yours Truly debuting at no. 1 with 138,000 copies sold.  Tamar Braxton followed behind her in the no. 2 spot with Love and War selling an impressive 114,000 copies.  Nine Inch Nails returned with their first major label effort in…

Chart Moves, September 11, 2013: Ariana Grande Tops


Chart Rewind (Highlights), September 04, 2013 Avenged Sevenfold found themselves in a familiar place, no. 1, with 159,000 copies sold of Hail To The King.  Hip hop had another showing, but definitely not comparable to the summer trifecta of Kanye West, J. Cole, and Mac Miller.  Big Sean debuted at no. 3 with 72,000 copies…

American Idol: Epitomization of a Train-wreck?


American Idol, Reality TV’s vocal juggernaut, continues to age – and NOT gracefully.  You could argue having the somewhat annoying (I’m being kind) Nicki Minaj adds some spice to the judging panel – or not. Regardless, watching Thursday night’s (February 28, 2013) Sudden Death round with the last remaining guys was a testament to how weak…

Brent Rants: Why American Idol Should Be “Canned”


Maybe at times I too critical of things – I chalk it up to being a liberal twenty-something male with a lot to say about everything from the ‘enjoyable’ state of Kentucky (had to get that out, sigh*). But anyways, I knew in my cerebrum and in my heart that American Idol was going to be a…

American Idol Unveils Judging Panel…#SMH


American Idol is the king of singing competitions. It has been ‘tried and true’ throughout its tenure as far as having a consistent audience, even if that audience has dropped off with successive seasons.  It is like what Survivor is to the extreme adventure reality shows – King.  Well, the king has unveiled that the judges…