25 Chart Takeaways: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes #1  


Pitch Perfect 2 has taken over the world – or at least this week’s Billboard 200! That takeaway and 24 more! 1) The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 unsurprisingly takes the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. 2) Though Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind falls just one spot to #2, the percentage drop in overall…

Rankings: Best R&B Albums of 2014


Ranking things is hard – understatement. So look, there were many sound R&B albums in 2014 – don’t let the abysmal sales dissuade you. That said, there were only a couple of truly great ones – led by one unopposed homerun – that sit atop the standings. Here are the 25 26 Best R&B albums of…

Leela James’ Soulful Tour de Force


If you need to be ‘soul-a-fied,’ then  you need to look no further than Leela James‘ new album, Fall For You.  A true proponent of soul, regardless of its popularity or lack thereof,  James ‘stays in her lane’ and owns it.  Strike that –  she’s in full-on ‘beast’ mode. Make sure to check put the reviewed I…