Going head to head on hip-hop album release dates is nothing new for Kanye West. His September 11, 2007 Graduation album topped 50 Cent's Curtis in first week sales after a much publicized face-off where 50 Cent declared he would quit his solo recording career if he finished second. Unfortunately fo ... More >>
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It's now official! Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco can now claim a No. 1 album on his musical résumé, with first week sales of Lasers coming in at more than 204,000 copies. The Nielsen SoundScan numbers confirmed the expected, as the new release edged out and ended Adele's two-week rei ... More >>
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Antoine-Dodson/Last week, Antoine Dodson's Autotuned remix by the Gregory Brothers surprised us when it hit No. 3 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart. This week? The "Bed Intruder Song" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89, almost exclusively from download sa ... More >>
The past year produced plenty of quality music but you wouldn't know it perusing the Nielsen SoundScan's sales tallies, which landed in my inbox today. Other than Kings of Leon, Jay-Z (who probably would serve his legacy best by re-retiring) and Eminem, whose best album, The Slim Shady LP, came ... More >>