The Numbers Are In…

The weekly album sale numbers are in, and it’s not looking too good for some people. Taylor Swift, yet again, has returned to the top spot selling 259,000 copies of ‘Speak Now’. The album is currently the third best seller of the year, and at this point there’s no way for her to win, so congrats to Eminem for having the top selling album of the year.

Susan Boyle continues to sell with her album, ‘The Gift’, moving 254,000 copies. The new Michael Jackson album, ‘Michael’, debuts with 228,000 copies at number 3. It looks Continue reading


Album Review: ‘Basic Instinct’

I honestly believe that Ciara’s talent is underrated. After bursting onto the scene with her 2004 hit ‘Goodies’, Ciara took over the radio with her debut album, followed by successful second album ‘The Evolution’. Ciara’s showmanship and singing began to steadily improve leading up to third album ‘Fantasy Ride’, but somewhere everything fell apart.

‘Fantasy Ride’ was actually a strong album, but I believe the main problem was in the promotion. ‘Love, Sex, & Magic’ was a top 10 single, and while the first week sales of the album were low, another single could have saved them. Yet, whatever the reason, everything was dropped on the project Continue reading

Ciara Proves Her Worth

With her second live performance of the week Ciara decided to remind everyone that she is one of the top performers out right now. I was not planning on posting this performance because I assumed that it would be identical to the Ellen performance, but Ciara outdid herself with this one.

Again there was another strong display of vocals, something that is not typically associated with Ciara. There are very few Continue reading

Performance Corner: Ciara

Better late than never- Ciara finally has began to promote her album ‘Basic Instinct’ this week with her first televised performance of her single ‘Gimmer Dat’.

Without a shadow of a doubt Ciara killed this performance. She was never one to have strong voice, but her vocals have improved greatly since her ‘Fantasy Ride’ era. Normally Ciara sing-talks her way through songs, not actually singing especially when it’s during an upbeat song.

Vocally she was one key the whole time, and she didn’t even have background singers, which is pretty risky, but she really held her own.
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How Much: ‘Basic Instinct’

It seems like Ciara announced her fourth album ‘Basic Instinct’ a decade ago, but today is finally the day that the album drops.

I can’t decide if the road to release has been worse for ‘Fantasy Ride’ , her last album, or ‘Basic Instinct’, but regardless it’s safe to say that Ciara has seen her fair share of struggles these past few albums. Between album leaks, and lack of promotion I really don’t know how the future of Ciara’s career, let album ‘Basic Instinct’ will end up.

Reviews for the album have been largely mixed, but many boast about Ciara’s lure as an artist. Ciara has everything it Continue reading

‘Gimme Dat’ Remix

I realized this morning that Ciara’s fourth album, ‘Basic Instinct’, is due in only 3 days. Considering the lack of presence on both the stage and the charts I don’t know how well the album is going to do it’s first week.

Two weeks ago I heard the official remix to her single ‘Gimme Dat’. Originally I had no intention of posting the track because I thought that it was a sad attempt to gain some last Continue reading

Album Preview: ‘Basic Instinct’

After a few mishaps Ciara is gearing up to finally release her fourth album ‘Basic Instinct’ on December 14th. (Just an interesting note, isn’t it odd that both Ciara and Diddy-Dirty Money are releasing their insanely delayed albums on the same day?)

‘Ride’ was released as the first single back in April. The song hit big on the R&B chart peaking at number 3, but the album was pushed back from its August release date to ensure stronger sales.

Months later and Ciara has failed to gain another hit from the record. ‘Speechless’ failed to catch on and ‘Gimmer Dat’ has Continue reading

‘Gimme Dat’ Hit…

With ‘Gimme Dat’ leaking a day early Ciaras team, once again, has to deal with the aftermath. In today’s industry no one is safe against early leaks, and recently music vidoes have been dropping early like wild fire. Last month Rihanna’s video for ‘Who’s That Chick’ dropped almost two months before the release date. Ciara is quite familiar with leaks. Almost all of her last album ‘Fantasy Ride’ leaked months in advance, and there have even some leaks for ‘Basic Instinct’. Her latest problem occurred today when her video ‘Gimme Dat’ leaked one day before it’s release day. With all of these leaks I am wondering how this will affect Ciaras new album and her chance Continue reading

Poll: November Anticipation

With November less than a month away it is gearing up to be the biggest month of the year for high profile releases. With Kanye announcing on his twitter today (as I reported last week) that his album is coming out on November 22nd, I wanted to see whose album you are dying to have. I’m going to have to save my money because there is at least one album a week that I am going to need to buy. Tell me who you think will sell the most in the comments section as well. My money is on Kanye, but Susan Boyle is also releasing her album this month, and last year she blew the competition away. No one had a chance of coming close to her sale, and I was not happy in the slightest. Hopefully that won’t happen again this year but you never know! Let me know your predictions and vote in the poll below:

Remix: ‘Deuces’- Ciara

Even though her ‘Basic Instinct’ single are still trying to fit in radio playlist (‘Speechless’ is at number 76 on the R&B chart), Ciara has continually dropped remixes from her Basic Instict Mixtape. Even though she is not ruling the airwaves, you can’t knock her down for continually putting her name out there.

Less than a week after the official ‘Deuces’ remix, Ciara released a female version. She keeps the same flow and some of the same lyrics as the original, but add her own attitude to the track. She sounds great over the beat, and Continue reading

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