New Look Country Has Widespread Crossover Appeal 


“The new guard’s so different from the old.” Ah, so true, so true. The context of this “new guard” here is that the country music of old is not what’s dominating the genre’s landscape. Sure, someone like Alan Jackson will always be a king in country music, but his heyday in the limelight have come…

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200


The Weeknd was destined to break through, right? Right! He takes two spots in this week’s 25 Chart Takeaways. Don’t fret though – there are still 23 more takeaways to read! 1) Unsurprisingly for anyone who’s kept up with pop culture as of late, ubiquitous R&B artist The Weeknd debuted BIG atop the Billboard 200…

25 Chart Takeaways: Disturbed Claim Fifth No. 1 on Billboard 200


Disturbed debut at number one – not surprised. Carly Rae Jepsen misses the top ten. Again, not surprised. Those absolutely “exciting” chart takeaways and 23 more – most of which probably ALSO aren’t surprising. The sarcasm is free by the way! 1) A Five-year hiatus seems to have little effect on rock band Disturbed –…

25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks At The Top


Nobody could stop him – Luke Bryan that is. He got a great fight though from Ed Sheeran of all people, who’s been dominating since 2014. Sigh, that’s the music industry for you. Here are 25 chart takeaways to check out this week! 1) Luke Bryan keeps the #1 spot warm for a second week….

25 Chart Takeaways: Luke Bryan Bests Dr. Dre For No. 1


After having a terrible albums sales week, this week sees Luke Bryan and Dr. Dre up the ante. Besides those two actually selling in respectable, robust pure sales, there’s some other chart takeaways both good and bad! Here are 25 chart takeaways!  1) Luke Bryan does it again – scoring a #1 album that is!…

25 Chart Takeaways: Wale Lands Second #1 Album


It feels so good to be Wale and take a second album to the top of the charts! It’s not so bad being the Furious 7 soundtrack or Ludacris – just not as a good as being Wale! Those chart takeaways and many more in this week’ 25 awesome chart takeaways! 1) Wale may have…