Billboard Update

Once again the Billboard charts were refreshed this morning, and here is a quick list of all the significant moves that have happened.

Sidenote: I feel like a different record is being broken every week this year. With each broken record comes the realization that we are in a changing industry. But what’s more admirable that the broken record is the person who originally set it. You need to consider that fact that most of these records were set in a time with no digital records, and that makes a huge difference.

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Billboard Update

Adele logs in her sixth week at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song shows no sign of slowing down, gaining 1% in audience impressions this week. ‘Rolling in the Deep’ is a hit on multiple formats, which makes its staying power even stronger. At this rate Adele will not only claim the most successful charting album on the Billboard 200 (10 weeks thus far), but also the most successful single of the year. As of now, ‘Rolling’ is tied with ‘Born This Way’ for longest number 1 of 2011. That will change next week I’m sure.

Nicki Minaj scores her first solo top 10 hit as ‘Super Bass’ moves 11-10 this week. The song makes a huge jump on the radio chart (31-14), and is up 8% in digital sales. Nicki was last seen in the top 10 at number 6 with Trey Songs on ‘Bottoms Up’ and at number 2 with Young Money on ‘Bedrock’. If she still plans on releasing ‘Fly’ as her Continue reading

Billboard: Katy Perry Scores

Katy Perry continues her winning streak as her single “E.T” advances to number 1 this week. The song is Katy’s fourth to land the top spot from her sophomore album Teenage Dream.

I still do not understand why Katy has found so much success. I will admit that she did shine with “Teenage Dream” and “E.T.” is pretty good as well. Aside from those two I do not understand her overall appeal. She’s average at best in my opinion, but the public seems to disagree with me.

Teenage Dream is now one of the 9 albums in history to produce 4 number 1 singles. The last album to do so was Confessions by Usher.
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Miguel Covers Britney

In light of today being the release of Britney Spears seventh studio album Femme Fatale, it only feels right to do a post that is Britney related.

As part of Billboard’s Mash-Up Monday’s, singer Miguel stopped by the studio to give his rendition of the Britney Spears smash “Hold It Against Me.”

Miguel turned the pop song into a smooth soul jam lead by his powerful vocals and a blaring synth. While he did forget some of the lyrics overall he did a good job and I would argue that the song sounds better stripped down like this.

Covering a song is never easy, especially when you are trying to make it your own. Miguel successfully twisted the song into his style, while keeping some of the aspects the public fell in love with.
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End of the Year Charts: Hot 100

With the end of the year only three weeks away it’s time for the year end charts to be coming out. Billboard revealed the end of the year charts today, and I was surprised by some of the results.

The results are  drawn up from the amount of airplay and digital sales that a song has sold over the year. So keep that in mind as you read the list before you get angry.

Since my Grammy features went over so well I am going to Continue reading

Sugarland On Top

With 203,000 copies sold, Sugarland lands the number 1 spot with their album ‘The Incredible Machine’. This is the fourth time that the group has been in the top spot. Once again this proves that country acts consistently have strong opening weeks. A with Taylor Swift predicted to hit anywhere from 800,000 to 1,000,000 copies next week,  I think its safe to say that the country genre has owned this years album sales.

King Of Leon open at number 2 with 184,000 copies sold. ‘Come Around Sundown’ has the highest opening both in sales and position for the group. Their last album, ‘Only By The Night’ opened at 5 with 74,000. This is a significant step up, selling over 100,000 more. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering Continue reading

‘I Am Not A Human Being’ Update

With one full day as the number 1 selling album in the itunes store, Lil Waynes newest album ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ looks like it will be have a high debut next week. According to Billboard the album could see as much as 90,000 copies this week alone. With Kenny Chesney’s new album also out this week, physically and digitally, it is impossible for him to get another number 1 album. That is not saying that he won’t later on though.

In October the album will be released physically as well with an extra two songs that are not included on the digital version. There is a chance that he could take the top spot that week if his digital sales continue to stay up. I am still confused as to why the album was released separately, but Continue reading

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