When Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being was released digitally on September 27th, it debuted at number two on the Charts and a week later, dropped to number 16. But since its retail release last Tuesday, Weezy grabs Billboard’s spot this week after moving 125K copies. Even in Rikers, Dwayne’s out of this world.
Nicki Minaj has established herself as the current go-to female MC all without releasing a full-length album. The Young Money star has set a new record on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart by having the most singles on the chart at one time, with seven entries including Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad”, Lil Wayne’s “Knockout”, Trey Songz’ “Bottoms Up”, Usher’s “Lil Freak”, Sean Kingston’s “Letting Go (Dutty Love)”, and Jay Sean’s “2012.” Per Soundscan, the… Continue
I saw Rihanna on the cover of October's Billboard magazine and got a little annoyed. No, not because she STILL insists on rocking this clown-red hair but because she claims "My fans don't really know who I am". We have been with Rihanna through 4 albums, 17 hair colors, multiple style changes, various boyfriends AND a domestic violence…
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
Added by Brown Suga on July 23, 2010 at 12:32am —
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.
"The only good thing about this is that it's got nothing to do with hip hop this is all Pop and r&b Eminem falls into this category cos of the poppy songs he keeps coming up with every album. What happened to Eminem that used to s*** on…"
"I agree these award shows are ridiculous. It's so mainstream and homogenous....the only thing I wanted to see was JLo an Iggy perform...and of course,the old geeser fell asleep. But I do wonder...what happened to rock n roll...where is it.Last…"
"It's called back fire. They all Pop artist. All the EM fans get so emotional, but honestly ask yourself when Em put out a hot lyrical mainstream rap song. He been making more Rihanna collabs then ever. She's been on top of her game yall…"