Through a unique marketing strategy and a change in rules by the Recording Industry of America, Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail becomes the first album to be certified platinum on the day of it's release.
Jay teamed up with Samsung, who bought 1 million copies of the album and… Continue
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Blue Ivy Carter is not even a week old and already she's made history by becoming the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts.
Jay-Z featured Blue Ivy's first cries at the end of "Glory," a… Continue
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J. Cole's debut cd is being well received by fans who are showing their appreciation for the Roc Nation rapper by turning out in big numbers to cop the disc.… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on September 28, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Hard work is paying off in a big way for Kelly Rowland. Continue
The singer's third studio album 'Here I Am,' has landed on top of Billboard's Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart, after moving over 75,000 units…
Added by ChasinDatPaper on August 4, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Rihanna is whipping the charts into a frenzy. The pop siren soars to the top of the singles chart this week with “S&M,” smashing records in her path.
Her raunchy Loud single and its remix featuring Britney Spears moves 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming her 10th No. 1 hit. But… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on April 20, 2011 at 6:17pm —
The well-timed leak of his new single yields dividends as "Kush" sells 45,000 copies in two days.
On 2000’s “Forgot About Dre,” Dr. Dre rhymed, “Give me one more platinum plaque / and f*** Rap you can have it back.” And although it’s taken him over a decade, the legendary co-founding member of NWA is getting a headstart on that last plaque with his single “Kush.” The song has debuted at the number 48 spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on November 27, 2010 at 7:20am —
Video After The Jump
Back in July we reported the story of homo thug Antoine Dodson. An Alabama man who saved his sister from an attack by an intruder, then hilariously threatened the would-be rapist on the evening news.
Now Antoine is getting the last laugh, as a song spoofing his threats has gone viral and… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on August 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Chris Brown may be hitting his musical stride again. Notching Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second straight week, the singer is this close to notching a top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Deuces." The breakup song-featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall-moves 15-11 in its sixth week on the chart
Released to iTunes June 29 along with another new Brown song, "No B.S.," "Deuces
" moves… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on August 16, 2010 at 9:31am —
Not even a boss could dethrone Eminem from the No. 1 spot. Rick Ross comes runner-up to Slim Shady on this week’s albums chart.
The Miami MC’s fourth studio album Teflon Don finishes second to Eminem’s Recovery on the Billboard 200. The rappers were neck and neck throughout the week, but Eminem surpassed Ross’ sales by 11,000 to remain No. 1 for a fifth straight week, selling 187,000 copies.
Teflon Don moves 176,000… Continue
Added by Chance on July 28, 2010 at 2:06pm —
Rap rules the chart this week as Eminem, Drake, and Big Boi claim the top three spots.
Eminem’s latest album Recovery breezes into the No. 1 position, selling an additional 229,000 copies in its third week on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last album to hold the top spot for three consecutive weeks was Sade’s Soldier of Love in March. Recovery has sold nearly 1.3 million copies to date in the… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on July 14, 2010 at 2:54pm —
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.
The songs in the top 100 are:
2. Love The Way… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on July 1, 2010 at 1:52pm —
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Game was looking for a friendly chart battle with Drake when both men had albums set for a June 15 release date.
The R.E.D. Album has been pushed back, but his Canadian peer is still set for the summer release.
Before the change in date, Game anticipated going head-up with Drake.
“It's all in the love of Hip-hop I'm a fan of Drake,” the Compton rapper told AllHipHop.com “It's not even a… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on May 8, 2010 at 5:38pm —
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 Music and Arts Festival
last weekend—where he performed alongside Jay-Z, Wale
and De La… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on April 22, 2010 at 1:51pm —
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
' hit single with Nicki Minaj
The latter of three, "My Chick Bad" is this week's top airplay gainer, moving… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on April 18, 2010 at 8:50am —
Boston-area rapper Sam Adams has had quite the roller-coaster month.
His debut album, "Boston's Boy" debuted at the top of the iTunes hip-hop digital album charts after selling just under 8,000 digital units in its first week. But the Cinderella story quickly faded after rumors began to spread that he may have been responsible for most, if not all, of the sales himself as a stunt to gain notoriety.
It certainly wouldn't… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 15, 2010 at 9:27am —
Fabolous will have his way with the Billboard 200 charts next week, when his latest, Loso's Way, snags the top spot in a quiet week of album sales. According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, the Brooklyn MC will easily nab the top spot as the only debut in the top 10, with sales of almost 99,000.
The rest of the heap will remain largely unchanged, with Daughtry's sophomore effort, Leave This Town resting comfortably again at… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on August 5, 2009 at 1:01pm —
In this week’s Nielsen SoundScan report, hip-hop is sparsely represented. Yet Eminem continues to keep registers ringing as he slowly inches closer to platinum status.
Eminem finally drops to the no. 2 slot, after holding onto the top spot for the last two weeks. Shady sold sold 141,200 copies of Relapse this week, bringing his three week total to 961,600.
The next rap release doesn’t fall until 28 spots down at no. 30.… Continue
Added by TheNew50Cent on June 12, 2009 at 8:24am —
fourth solo album, Pray IV Reign
, debuts at No. 1 on this week's 'Top Rap Albums Chart'.
Pray IV Reign
, which features appearances from Ludacris, Ryan Leslie
and Juelz Santana
, reels in 42,900 copies in its opening week.
Debuting at No. 2 is Slim Thug
with his latest effort Boss Of All Bosses
The set, which features appearances from Scarface, Paul… Continue
Added by Black Widow on April 1, 2009 at 8:50am —
Debuting at No. 1 on the 'Top R&B Albums Chart' this week is Keri Hilson
with her first album In A Perfect World.
In A Perfect World
, which features appearances from Kanye West,Ne-Yo
, scanned 94,400 discs in its opening week.
slips to No.2. Love Vs Money
pushed 35,900 units this week. After 3 weeks, the album has sold 242,900 copies.
Posted at No. 3… Continue
Added by Black Widow on April 1, 2009 at 8:30am —
sophomore album, Don't Feed Da Animals
, debuts at the top spot of Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week.
The album, which features appearances from Rick Ross
and Gucci Mane
, scans 31,300 copies in its opening week.
Michigan rap duo Twiztid
debut at No. 2 with their eighth album W.I.C.K.E.D.
The set reels in 22,900 units in its first week.
Added by Black Widow on March 25, 2009 at 8:30am —