25 Chart Takeaways: Rihanna Takes ‘Anti’ To The Top


Despite its ‘anti’ minded rollout, Rihanna’s Anti ascends to the no. 1 spot after debuting 27th following its nontraditional release. It’s not all about Rihanna this week though – there are 24 more takeaways that DON’T include Ms. Fenty! 1) Rihanna’s ANTI takes top honors on the Billboard 200 to no one’s surprise. Yes there…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Complete!


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 100 Best Songs of 2013: Part 3 (#50 – 26)


After a year filled with numerous albums and even more songs, choosing 100 of the best is an incredibly difficult task.  Like with the best albums of 2013, there will be surprises as well as snubs.  Sometimes the snubs are oversights while at other items there are just so many notable songs that some just…

The 50 (+1) Best Albums of 2013


Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses.  2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed,…

Playlist: Favorite August Tracks To Launch You Into September


As September approaches, we all need some good tunes to jam to, right? I have prescribed ten that tickled my fancy (or came pretty darn close to doing so) in August 2013. Sure, Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Lady Gaga’s “Applause” made a fair share of noise, but others rule the roost on my list. Enjoy!…

Chart Moves, August 21, 2013: Luke Crashes Onto the Albums Chart


Chart Rewind – Quick Highlights Last week, The Civil Wars landed at number one with The Civil Wars selling 116,000 copies.  Now 47 found itself debuting at number two with 82,000 copies. Asking Alexandria debuted at number five with 41,000 copies of From Death to Destiny sold.  Tye Tribbett broke through the top ten with…