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Rihanna Tops The Album Charts For Second Time

2/9/2016 10:10am EST
Rihanna Scores Second Career No. 1 Album With 'Anti'
It took seven albums for Rihanna to score her first number one album when 2012’s Unapologetic broke a seemingly unbreakable seal for the urban-pop artist. Now after dropping her eighth studio album Anti and initially debuting at #27 with its unorthodox rollout, Rihanna ascends to number one. How did Anti fare? 166,000 units, though it should be noted that only about 75% of that total are pure sales. Compared to the sales of Unapologetic, the numbers for Anti are down by 114,000 copies. Still, Anti did sell six-figures worth of pure sales, a rarity if your name is not Adele.

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Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now

2/2/2016 10:52pm EST
Meresha Unveils 'My Love Has Come' – Listen Now
New music from Meresha has come at last.

The singer/songwriter has just debuted her latest single, “My Love Has Come,” available for streaming below. The soulful song is a nice change of pace from the artist’s last single, “New Revolution,” which was the #1 Indie song on U.S. radio for a month and entered the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber.

Meresha, who considers Jimi Hendrix, Paramore and Years & Years artists she’s inspired by, believes it’s best as an artist to “focus on things that have meaning for you artistically, and finding the few ways to best...
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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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Panic! At The Disco Tops Charts

1/26/2016 9:48am EST
Panic! At The Disco Tops The Billboard 200 For The First Time
After being an active part of the music industry for a decade, Panic! At The Disco finally got over “That Hump” to quote Erykah Badu – scoring a number one album on the Billboard 200. That’s right; Death of A Bachelor earned Panic! At The Disco – specifically sole original member Brendon Urie – it's first career number one album. The numbers were impressive as Panic! At The Disco impacted to the tune of 190,000 units, with 89% of those units being pure sales.

Sure Urie is the only member left, but things seem to be looking up judging by the numbers and hits from the album. If you ask us, w...
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'Blackstar' Becomes David Bowie's First No. 1 Album

1/19/2016 8:39am EST
David Bowie Posthumously Scores Career First No. 1 With 'Blackst
Two unbelievable things have occurred. The first and most unbelievable thing is the fact that legendary rock veteran David Bowie is dead. The second is the fact that Bowie scored his career first no. 1 album with Blackstar. How is it that an accomplished musician like David Bowie had never previously scored a chart-topping album on the Billboard 200? Aforementioned point aside, Blackstar moved 181,000 units, with 96% of those units being pure sales. Robust numbers by all means.

Bowie’s chart topper means that the queen, Adele, has officially been toppled. 25 doesn’t move far from the pe...
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Guess What Adele Did Again This Week?

1/12/2016 9:24am EST
Adele Tops Billboard 200 For Seventh Straight Week   
Nothing has changed on the Billboard 200 – SHOCKER! The Queen – Adele – spends her seventh straight week at number one with her juggernaut album 25. The numbers are dwindling, but even so, moving 194,000 units (about 85% of those pure sales) in the dead of January is certainly impressive. Interestingly, Justin Bieber’s Purpose also saw six-figures worth of impact (124,000 units), though only 44% of those total were pure sales! So if you do the math, Adele is still “killing it.”

Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to beat Adele on the albums chart, but on the Billboard Hot 100, he has done the...
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Six Weeks And Counting For Adele

1/5/2016 9:21am EST
Adele
After six weeks it will come as no surprise to anybody that Adele once more rules the Billboard 200 with 25. Of course not – she’s a beast! Adele’s ‘beastly’ presence on the Billboard 200 allows for 25 to move another 363,000 units. Yeah, it’s her smallest week to date, but the robust sales of the fourth quarter in general are over, and this particular week accounted for the week right after Christmas – who buys albums then? Almost nobody! For anybody else, 363,000 units would be "victory lap" worthy!

It also shouldn’t surprise anyone that Adele’s dominance continues for a 10th consecutiv...
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Adele Makes It Five In A Row

12/29/2015 8:25am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1
Just know, it’s Adele – period. Adele’s 25 spends its fifth straight week atop the Billboard 200. What’s most impressive about week five is that it marks the third nonconsecutive week that 25 has sold one million copies or more. This week, 25 sold 1.16 million copies, Adele’s second best week after selling 3.38 million in week one. Billboard goes on to say that with tracks thrown into the equation, the overall impact of 25 this week was 1.19 million units. Basically, Adele is dominating the world. Queen her!

But it wasn’t all Adele. Chris Brown’s latest album Royalty debuts at #3 with a ...
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Adele's '25' Continues To Sell Like Hot Cakes

12/22/2015 9:31am EST
Adele Spends Fourth Week Atop The Billboard 200
In news that should shock no one, the unstoppable, invincible Adele spends her fourth week atop the Billboard 200. 25 is “selling like hotcakes” – maybe even better than that! After padding her already robust totals with another 695,000 units last week, sales and impact improve to 825,000 units, with 96% of that total being album sales! Simply put, Adele is killing it, sitting just shy of six million copies in one month of availability. Records are being broken peeps!

Staying on the Adele train, let's shift to the Billboard Hot 100. Guess who’s got number one locked down there? Yep, you g...
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Selena Gomez Named Chart-Topper Of The Year By Billboard

12/19/2015 8:54am EST
Selena Gomez Wins Billbaord Chart-Topper Of The Year Award Amids
Selena Gomez was honored by Billboard Magazine for her latest album, "Revival," and received the award for "Chart-Topper of the Year."

The 23-year-old, who has been in the headlines as of late as her romantic life continues to pique public interest, was honored during the "Women in Music" event, which aired on Lifetime television Friday evening, Dec. 18.

According to a story published by People, the singer and actress was introduced by her "The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving" costar Paul Rudd.

Paul came to give me my award for @billboard women in music!!!

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