The Black Keys’ Turn Blue tops the Billboard 200; Jackson settles For No. 2


In a tight race for the “Number One Spot” (slick Ludacris reference, right), The Black Keys outsell Michael Jackson to secure top honors.  Turn Blue sold a respectable 164,000 copies, besting the 157,000 copies that Jackson’s Xscape sold.  While Jackson was unable to add another no. 1 to his collection, peak-wise, Xscape lands a spot…

Now 50 Tops Billboard 200 Albums Chart


 Now 50 is the only album to sell >100K  Now 50 (Now That’s What I Call Music) unseats the Frozen Soundtrack from the top spot on the Billboard 200. Now 50 sold a respectable 153,000 copies, easily outdoing the 99,000 copies that Frozen moved.   Following Now 50 and Frozen, the numbers are generally so-so. The…

Music Shopping List: 7 Albums To Consider Purchasing May 13, 2014


After April was a sluggish month for blockbuster new music releases (and tepid sales generally), May looks to infuse the music industry with some legitimate buzz and potentially better sales figures.  Sure nothing’s the sure thing until the final chart tally arrives, but May 13, 2014 looks like a good day for the industry, at…