25 Chart Takeaways: A$AP Rocky Makes It Two Straight #1 Albums


A$AP Rocky surprised everybody by releasing his sophomore album one week early. It’s a good thing – it earned him another #1 album. That and 24 more exceptional chart takeaways – you don’t wanna miss ‘em folks!!! 1) A$AP Rocky scores his second career #1 album with At.Long.Last.A$AP. Had A$AP Rocky NOT dropped his new…

Postlude: Watch YouTube Cover Maroon 5 Hit “Summer’s Gonna Hurt”


Recently, yours truly crowned Maroon 5’s latest single, “Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherf—–r” as the guilt pleasure of Summer 2015. Here’s a quick look back: Ultimately, Maroon 5 have something with this big pop single. No it won’t supplant their classics, but this just might be one of the better songs of their career….

25 Chart Takeaways: Twenty One Pilots Take ‘Blurryface’ to #1


Tyler Joseph (of Twenty One Pilots) may be “Stressed Out” but he shouldn’t be – new album Blurryface easily commands that number one spot on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more fascinating chart takeaways! 1) Nothing is blurred about the #1 album this week. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface easily tops the Billboard 200. Vessel…

25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 


The first American Idol victor has been able to establish a career beyond the show. This week, Kelly Clarkson lands her third number one album. That and many more chart takeaways worth examining! 1) Kelly Clarkson scores her third number one album with Piece By Piece. The numbers – sales and overall impact – are…

25 Chart Takeaways: It’s “All About That Bass” 


It takes a big album to knock off Taylor Swift, and that’s exactly what Meghan Trainor did. It also takes a special R&B album to debut within the Billboard 200 top 10, and Jazmine Sullivan’s superb Reality Show was unable to do so. The aforementioned observations and more make up this week’s 25 chart takeaways….

Review: Maroon 5 Deliver A Captivating Effort on ‘V’


  Maroon 5 • V • Interscope • US Release Date: September 2, 2014 Overexposed, Maroon 5’s fourth album marked a change of pace for Maroon 5. After three albums of a clearly established sound with minor tweaks, Overexposed opted for trendier pop. Despite drawing the ire of some critics and fans, it also produced…

Maroon 5 Love…


On September 2 – this guy’s birthday – Maroon 5 dropped their fifth studio album, V. Heading up to the release of V, I composed a couple of different articles centering around a personal favorite band. Yeah, yeah, Maroon 5 got some criticism from yours truly in regards to their Overexposed album, but that never…

Music Spotlight: Ranking Maroon 5’s Albums


My love for Maroon 5 stands tall. Songs About Jane will always be one of my favorite albums – period. That said Overexposed was a ‘weaker cup of coffee’ where Hands All Over was brewed incredibly strong. But enough about coffee, with their fifth studio album V arriving September 2 (my birthday, holla!), here is…