J.Cole Wins

After two years of hype and speculation, it seems that J.Cole will come out on top with his debut album Cole World: the Sideline Story. Early reports from Billboard suggest that the LP could push 240,000 to 250,000 copies this first week. Not only does this come as a blow to all of Cole’s naysayers, but also to Blink 182, who will have to settle for the runner-up spot with a predicted 140,000 for their “comeback” album.

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Quick Notes: Billboard

A few things happened on the Billboard charts this week, so I decided that I’m going to make a quick run down of all the things that I think matter.

Remember to check out all the charts when the are posted online tomorrow. And if you really love music you should get into the habit of checking every week. Whether you want to admit it or not, Billboard is really all that matters to most labels, so it would be in you best interest to see how you favorite artists are doing.

Here’s the run down:
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The Weeknd Fails Florence

The Weeknd has been gaining some serious attention these past few months with the releases of his free internet albums. So it comes as no surprise that artist would be running up to collaborate with the singer/producer/sometimes rapper.

Don’t get me wrong, The Weeknd is solidifying himself in a tough industry Continue reading

New Beyonce Single Decided

After weeks of uncertainty and rumors it seems that the Beyonce camp has finally decided on the fourth single from her latest album 4.

The single will following the moderate success of ‘Run The World (Girls)’ and ‘Best Thing I Never Had’. Different reports and pictures have been spreading across the web since August, each report claiming a different song.

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Watch M@d Hause

Anxiously waiting for the new Beyonce video? Peep this in the meantime!

New York dance team M@d Hause recreates Beyonce’s ‘Move Ya Body’.

Find more M@d Hause on twitter, youtube, and facebook.

Usher Loses It

I’ve been worried about Usher for a while now. It’s hard for me to remember my musical journey without remembering Confessions, one of the finest R&B albums that I have ever heard. Usher became a megastar after Confessions dropped, adding more pressure for his next album.

It’s hard to comeback after a stellar album, I understand that and have seen it happen countless times. Usher’s next album, Here I Stand was met with weak reviews even Continue reading

‘We Found Love’ – Rihanna

This week marks the debut of the new Rihanna single “We Found Love”, the first offering from her upcoming sixth studio album due later this year. The single was produced by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who is currently charting worldwide with his Kelis collaboration “Bounce.”

With Loud only being out for 10 months, the premiere of “We Found Love” was unexpected for most, and was met with mix reactions.

I don’t really know how to start reviewing “We Found Love” because of the circumstances surrounding the song. “Cheers”, the seventh single from Loud, just advanced to number 8 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. Why would Def Jam begin a new album campaign when Loud Continue reading

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