25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1


The best way to summarizes this week’s charts? Adele. Yep – nuff said! 1) Adele makes it five weeks at #1 with 25. 25’s fifth week gave the album its third million-plus selling week and second best week overall, behind its 3.38 million start. 2) Justin Bieber remains the second most consistent artist on the…

25 Chart Takeaways: Fetty Wap Tops The Billboard 200


  Another week, another chart… Another week, another set of 25 chart takeaways. Some came up (Fetty Wap) and others came way down (Iron Maiden and Prince among ‘em). Here are 25 chart takeaways – read if you dare! 1) Fetty Wap takes his self-titled debut to the top of the Billboard 200. Although he…

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Rules For a Second Consecutive Week


The Weeknd decided not to budge from the number one spot on the Billboard 200. He killed the vibe of some rockers who kill with their five fingers – or something like that! Also, notable R&B albums find themselves slipping down the charts. Those chart takeaways and more!  1) The Weeknd makes it two weeks…

Review: Zedd Delivers Pleasant Sophomore Album With ‘True Colors’


Zedd • True Colors • Interscope • US Release Date: May 18, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors is an enjoyable, pleasant listening experience. The pleasantry that it is, that characterization alone doesn’t necessarily make True Colors particularly distinctive per se; many songs run into one another. That isn’t to…

Review: Troye Sivan, ‘TRXYE’


Troye Sivan • TRXYE – EP • EMI • Release Date: August 15, 2014 There are few 19-year old artists that can blow listeners away. That said, the multi-talented Troye Sivan just might be the one. Sivan’s off-cycle EP release, TRXYE was released Friday, August 15, throughout the world. With EPs ‘testing the waters’ for…