Chart Takeaways: The ‘SremmLife’ is Upon Us At Number Five


It was a quiet week, but there are still takeaways to be made so HERE THEY ARE! 1) Taylor Swift makes it nine weeks at number one with 1989. Shocker right? 2) The new Billboard 200 tabulation formula has been great for Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, whose respective albums sit at #2 and #10…

Who Should Win Grammys: Winning Predictions Before Nominations!


Grammy nominations haven’t even occurred yet, but in my mind, there are scenarios already brewing. After looking at the categories and looking back over the year, here are some key categories and who I think will come out on top. Yeah, this is a dumb post as there are no nominations yet, but at least…

Playlist: 10 Secular-Minded Religious-Referencing Rap Songs


“I know we in church, and the way that I’m thinking wrong”, Compton MC Game spits on “Hallelujah”. Earlier, on the same album (Jesus Piece) on a track entitled “Church”, Game spits as follows: “I’m tryin’ to go to church / get some chicken wings, after that hit the strip club / see some hoes,…

The Frozen Soundtrack Remains Atop the Albums Chart


Beyoncé tried to reclaim the glory of being number one – something that she did for three consecutive weeks, but Disney’s popular Frozen film has also taken the music world a storm remaining atop the Billboard 200.  The numbers are ugly, but a number one album is a number one album right? Well, sort of……

Beyoncé Makes It A “3-Peat”


This one is short and sweet… but informative. Beyoncé continues her stint at no. 1, with fifth LP Beyoncé moving another 310,000 copies. What’s interesting about that total is that that’s about how many copies 4 sold when it debuted! In total, Beyoncé has sold 1.3 million copies in three short weeks! Now who’s “working”…

Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 Spends Second Week at No. 1


In a ‘down’ week for albums sales this week, unsurprisingly given a lack of star power bowing… no offense to those artists releasing albums mind you.  Eminem finds himself in a familiar spot once more as The Marshall Mathers LP 2 ascends to no. 1 after spending a week at no. 2 behind Lady Gaga’s…

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Debuts Big


Eminem unsurprisingly debuts at the penthouse with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. And yes, the numbers are gargantuan.  While Eminem was unable to beat the 968,000 copies that Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, he did sell 792,000 copies.  The former second-largest debut of 2013 was Drake’s Nothing Was The Same (658,000 copies), which now settles…

Arcade Fire Launch at No. 1 With Reflektor


Arcade Fire return to a familiar place, the number one spot on the Billboard Album Charts.  The Montreal band’s most recent album, Reflektor moves a respectable 140,000 copies.  Compared to 2010 effort The Suburbs, the most recent figure is just slightly less (The Suburbs moved 156,000 copies).  Arcade Fire knocks Katie Perry off of her…

Review: Eminem, ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’


Eminem keeps hip-hop ‘alive and well’ on MMLP2  Eminem⎪The Marshall Mathers LP 2 ⎪ Aftermath⎪⎪ US Release Date: November 5, 2013 It seems like a decade since hip-hop was considered to be “dead” – well it’s nearly been a decade actually.  Nas went so far to memorialize the genre on his 2006 album Hip Hop…

How Eminem Devastates the Competition on “Rap God”


Eminem⎪ “Rap God” (single) ⎪Aftermath ⎪⎪ U.S. Release Date: October 15, 2013 In rap music in 2013, everyone seems to want to be the ‘Savior’.  Kanye West proclaimed himself to be a ‘god’ on the blatantly titled “I Am A God”, even foreshadowing beforehand on Yeezus at the end of “Black Skinhead”. A$AP Ferg even…