Three New Albums To Check Out

11/24/2015 1:12pm EST
The Vamps Lead Albums To Check Out This Week
Call November 27, 2015 what it is – the week after Adele took over the world. Basically, after weeks of highly anticipated releases from Adele, Justin Bieber and One Direction among others, this week falls short in the new release department. Why are there so few releases? It’s Thanksgiving weekend, not typically a good time to release prominent new albums. Next week, December 4, the new release steam picks up once more. The few albums listed here aren’t big-time releases by any means, but if Adele isn’t STILL captivating the listening rotation, here are three newbies to consider. Yes, you ...

Justin Bieber Beats Out One Direction For Top Spot

11/24/2015 8:17am EST
Justin Bieber Easily Tops The Billboard 200
It was expected to be a hard-fought battle – one comprised of scrapping, clawing and crazed tween girls! Ultimately, Justin Bieber handily outperformed British boy band One Direction for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Both Justin Bieber and One Direction touted impressive, robust numbers, but the discrepancy between the two is shocking. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we?

Justin Bieber’s Purpose ended up impacting to the tune of 649,000 units, hence making Purpose the highest debuting album of 2015. Even considering that 80% of that total make up pure sales, that’s still a b...

Celebrity Gossip: The Real Reason For Kylie Jenner's Single Status & More!

11/21/2015 1:27pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Cheating Real Reason Behind Kylie Jenner/Tyga Brea
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Did Tyga Cheat On Kylie Jenner?: The gossip world was stunned when just three months after going public with their relationship, Kylie Jenner and Tyga suddenly called off their love affair.

But what was the real reason this young and in-love couple called it quits? The rumor mill is buzzing with the fact that Tyga cheated. Is that true?

Verdict: True! According to People Magazine, the couple have sp...

Forgotten Friday Flick – Do You Remember 'Wanted: Dead Or Alive' From 1987?

11/20/2015 12:15pm EST
Keeping the el lobo solo tough guy theme going it’s time yet again for another tale of a bitter man of action doing what he does best – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is about a man who actually isn’t afraid to have friends…until they all end up face down. Nothing a good harmonica, cool motorcycle or catching a criminal for profit wouldn’t fix. Ahh, the trials and tribulations of a modern day bounty hunter when you’re…"Wanted: Dead Or Alive."

Nick Randall is a bounty hunter with a surprisingly good life. Having quit the CIA for the private sector, he now call...

Chris Stapleton Comes Up Big For Second Straight Week

11/17/2015 11:08am EST
Chris Stapleton Makes It Two Weeks Atop The Billboard 200   
Chris Stapleton sure came up – big time. After reentering the Billboard 200 with his critically lauded debut Traveller at number one, Stapleton keeps the top spot warm. Why is this surprising this week? There were several new albums, but none of them had the support to unseat the country singer/songwriter. Interestingly, Stapleton still had a big impact, to the tune of 124,000 units (78% of those were sales).

The newbies also couldn’t take the runner-up spot, with Eric Church’s surprise effort Mr. Misunderstood improving from #3 to #2 despite losing support. Still, with a modest 65,000 uni...

Adele’s Much Anticipated ‘25’ Leads Album Releases The Week

11/17/2015 10:50am EST
Adele Leads Albums To Check Out This Week -- See Full List
Following a jam-packed week including a showdown for the top spot on the Billboard between Justin Bieber and One Direction, this week is top-heavy. While the return of rapper Jadakiss is notable, the artist that makes this week top heavy is none other than Adele Adkins, better known as simply Adele. Ask anyone in the industry – everyone KNOWS Adele is a lock to sell a lot of albums and score her second consecutive number one album. Honestly, who would want to compete against a juggernaut?

1) Adele, 25 (Columbia)

After a four-year hiatus, British soul-pop chanteuse Adele returns with h...

Celebrity Gossip: U2 In Danger Following Paris Attacks, Scott Disick Leaves Rehab Early, More

11/14/2015 12:05pm EST
Rumor Patrol: U2 In Danger After Paris Attacks, Jill Duggar Jeal
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

U2 In Danger After Paris Attacks: U2 was to perform in concert in Paris the night of the deadly attacks across the city on Nov, 13 that left more than 100 people dead. The band was in danger after being near the areas where the attacks had taken place, rehearsing for their show and an upcoming HBO special.

Verdict: True! Although the group was nearby the place of attack, the band was safely sequester...

Forgotten Friday Flick - The 1986 Action-Packed Thriller 'Murphy's Law'

11/13/2015 12:15pm EST
With award season style movies well on their way the lack of old school bitter man of action yarns was becoming evident and needed now – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today we’re heading back to a time when guys were bitter and sullen, gals were sassy and revenge was still a dish best served cold. (We are talking about the 80’s, right?!) All bow before the Cannon bravado of the Bronson ala…."Murphy’s Law!"

Jack Murphy is an LAPD Detective – he’s also a mess. He’s hardened from years on the job, a ton of drinking and an ex-wife who has become a stripper. But someone from Mur...

9 New Album Releases This Week To Check Out

11/10/2015 11:19am EST
Justin Bieber And One Direction Among Albums To Check Out This W
For the music industry, Friday, November 13th isn’t the least bit unlucky. Why? Everybody and his brother decided to release a new album, hence November 13 is something like, say The Promised Land. The question isn’t if any albums will sell this particular week, it’s how much will albums sell this week. Another burning question is, who will take number one honors on the chart – New look One Direction or comeback kid Justin Bieber. What is clear is that Justin Bieber and One Direction lead a stacked field of new albums to check out this week.

1) Justin Bieber, Purpose (Def Jam)


CMAs Lift Chris Stapleton To Top Of Charts

11/10/2015 10:01am EST
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It’s amazing how quickly things can change in life. For underrated country musician Chris Stapleton, he went from unknown to hot commodity thanks to unexpected victories at the Country Music Association Awards. After his album, Traveller debuted at #14 earlier in 2015, this week, Stapleton finds himself at #1 on the Billboard 200. Crazy right? Furthermore, Stapleton made more than a dent on the charts this week, impacting to the tune of 177,000 units, with 86% of those being sales.

So with Stapleton receiving his just due, it also confirms that this week wasn’t a power week in new release...

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