Somewhere, probably on a beach, country sand bum Kenny Chesney is likely celebrating the #1 debut of his latest album, Hemingway's Whiskey, which will top the Billboard 200 chart next week thanks to sales of 183,000. He easily beat out the week's other top debut, the digital release of incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being album, which sold 110,000 copies, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. The physical release of…Continue
"America seems to always be at war," John Legend muses as he casually plinks the keys of his piano at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. "While politicians go home safe to their families, we've got a government willing to sacrifice people's lives every day."
Backed by four members of the hardest-working band in hip-hop, the Roots, Legend then launches into a kinetic, 12-minute cover of Bill Withers' "I Can't Write Left Handed," about a… Continue
How strong is Eminem's run at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart? In addition to locking down the #1 spot for seven out of the nine weeks since its release, Slim Shady will manage to hold his perch next week despite a rush of four new titles debuting in the top five.
The rapper, who was just added to the roster of performers at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, will keep his pole position again thanks to sales of 116,000,…Continue
Just weeks after a track titled "Repercussions" leaked on the internet, the elusive Lauryn Hill debuts on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 94 -- her first debut as a lead artist in over 10 years.
The last time the West Orange, New Jersey, native charted as a lead artist on the tally was back in November 1999, when "Turn Your Lights Down Low," featuring Bob Marley, peaked at No. 49. In 2006,… Continue
Provided below are the seven classiest quotes from Katy Perry’s cover story in Billboard Magazine (the full interview you can read here), strictly in anticipation of her upcoming album Teenage Dream, which is due out August 24th (KINGZ Edit: Updated with the magazine cover below):
1. “I’m not coming out trying to prove anything to anyone, like, ‘Oh, I’m in assless chaps!’ or ‘I can’t be tamed!’ I’ve already been through that phase. I… Continue
Next week, it looks like Rick Ross' fourth studio album "Teflon Don" could be the Billboard 200's new No. 1, as industry prognosticators predict the set might sell somewhere around the 150,000 to 180,000 range.
Ross' first three studio efforts all debuted at No. 1 as well, with his last one, 2009's "Deeper Than Rap," arriving with 158,000. Eminem's "Recovery," which has been No. 1 for four weeks running, will likely slide… Continue
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As expected, Eminem & Rihanna have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with their smash ‘Love The Way You Lie’. This is his first back-to-back Number 1s for Eminem as ‘Not Afraid’ topped the charts in May. Also, his album Recovery has taken the top position on the Billboard 200 for the 4th consecutive week with sales of 195,000. Marshall matters.
Eminem's 'Recovery' album is doing crazy numbers. In addition to debuting at # 1 this week with 741,000 copies sold. The album has basically taken over the Billboard Hot 100 with 7 songs in it's singles chart.
This is just an insane accomplishment that nobody could have predicted.
For the first time, the Artist of the Decade covers this week’s edition of Billboard. Peep a couple of excerpts below.
On being the best-selling artist of the last decade
“I don’t think I’ve actually stopped to think about it,” Eminem says by phone from his home in Detroit, while on a brief break between trips to promote Recovery. “I never thought that my life would amount to this. But to be able to sit back… Continue
I swear this dude has no promo going for this album. Anyways, he talks about his singles off the album, how the album came about, the sound of the project, partying, and working with LMFAO. Crunk Rock hits stores on June 8th.
Add another triumph to the long list of achievements for Eminem. The Detroit lyricist will land atop the Billboard Hot 100 on Thursday, when his latest single, "Not Afraid," debuts at #1, marking only the 16th time in the chart's history that a record has premiered in the lead slot.
According to Billboard, Eminem has now joined a select group of artists that includes Michael Jackson ("You Are Not Alone"), Whitney Houston ("Exhale… Continue
Former XXL Freshman alum B.o.B. is making big moves lately. The Atlanta MC snatched up the No. 1 position on The Billboard Hot 100 singles charts this morning (April 22) with his hit collaboration with Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ on You.”
XXLMag.com caught up the Grand Hustle artist during the Coachella Valley MusicandArts Festival last weekend—where he performed alongside Jay-Z, Wale and De La…Continue
Monica continues to reign atop the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart.
Scoring a fourth week on top with "Everything To Me," Monica fought off Usher's well charting single "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) (no.2)," "Rude Boy (Rihanna)(no.3), and "My Chick Bad," Ludacris' hit single with Nicki Minaj.
The latter of three, "My Chick Bad" is this week's top airplay gainer, moving… Continue
Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released today (Thursday, March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1.
"Rude" is Rihanna's sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and fifth as a lead artist. Her most recent chart-topper had been as a featured vocalist on T.I.'s "Live Your Life" in 2008. Her other leaders are "SOS" (2006, three weeks), "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z (2007, seven weeks), "Take A…Continue
According to Billboard’s Hot 100 list, Ludacris has secured his fifth number one hit with a little help from London singer/songwriter Tao Cruz on their collaboration “Break Your Heart.”
The feat puts Luda as the first and only rapper to reach the mark in Billboard history. Mr. Bridges snatched his first number one single with the Kanye West-produced “Stand Up” from his third solo project “Chicken-n-Beer” back in… Continue