10 Hot 100 Takeaways: Drake Dominates


Ed Sheeran remains the one to beat on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Shape of You” spends its ninth week at no. 1. Drake sees multiple songs debut from ‘More Life.’

25 Chart Takeaways: Chris Stapleton Rises To No. 1


Despite a quiet release week, the Billboard 200 turned out to be compelling nonetheless thanks to the rise of Chris Stapleton. Country dominated the top three – a clear departure as of late – while numerous other artists/albums are underperforming without question. Those takeaways and more to check out this week! 1) After winning three…

Risqué Versus Heartfelt: Heartfelt Always Wins


In pop culture, we are in a day and age where being risqué is perfectly acceptable. Risqué has been occurring throughout the years and is nothing new, but as times have progressed, the envelope has been pushed even more. In other words, openly singing and rapping about hardcore sex, irresponsible tales of using drugs and…

25 Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Beats Demi Lovato For Top Spot


  Ah, there was quite a fight for the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week. Ultimately, the a cappella darlings bested the former Disney pop diva, though neither album exactly set a new precedent for album impact or sales. Those takeaways and more! 1) Pentatonix’s self-titled album of originals won the battle to…