November 6, 2015 Music Releases Set To Flop Commercially


Sigh, so much for the hype of the first week of a jam-packed November. According to Billboard’s early prognostications for next week, Chris Stapleton maybe having the second best week of his career. While we are happy for Stapleton’s “come up,” the prognosticated 100,000 units for Traveller are trouble…for the newbies that is. Billboard broke…

Musical Leftovers That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Ignored


Being the human that I am, I couldn’t possibly review or analyze every single album – dang it!  Like Lil Wayne and Young Money once rapped, “I wish I could love every girl in the world…” (In amended form mind you). Well not that I wouldn’t want to “love every girl in the world”, but…

Five Music Takeaways from 2013…


Ah, there is always plenty to write about the music industry and the number of trends that come and go, as well as those remaining constant.  2013 was another interesting year, whether merely for its pleasant surprises or its disappointments.  Many observations will and can be made of the year musically and pop-culturally in regards…

‘Way Too Early’ 56th Annual Grammy Winner Predictions


So the Grammy nominations just came out, and guess who is already putting his two cents in about who’s gonna win? This guy is! Yep it is technically ‘way too early’, but who cares? How about some December predictions for what’s gonna go down in January? The Big Four Record of the Year “Get Lucky”,…

Thoughts on the 56th Annual Grammy Nominations


The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking…

Chart Moves, May 8, 2013: It’s All About Kenny


Chart Rewind: May 1,2013 Last week, Michael Bublé was certainly ‘loved’ as To Be Loved debuted at no. 1 with 195,000 copies.  Fantasia may have had her lowest numbers of her career (91,000 copies), but she managed a no. 2 debut, not too shabby for an R&B effort these days, believe it or not. Phoenix debuted at no. 5 with Bankrupt! selling…

Chart Moves: Groban, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grammys Impact


Josh Groban Bows At No. 1 Josh Groban, who looks as if he’d be boring, particularly since he is a classical-crossover artist, just ignited the Billboard 200 with All That Echoes which debuts at no. 1.  This should be shocking to all… NOT.  Groban didn’t put up the most stellar numbers, but in 2013 no one will chastise 145,000…

Chart Moves: Bieber, Macklemore, Numerous New Releases…


Chart Moves details the bestselling music of every given week. Believe Acoustic Hits No. 1 Unsurprisingly, Justin Bieber has his fifth no. 1 album with Believe Acoustic.  Equally unsurprising is the fact that the set moved more copies than expected, 211,000 copies.  Forecasts has prognosticated the effort initially somewhere between 180,000 and 190,000, then upgraded that number to 200,000 copies….