Adele surpasses Usher as ’25’ stays atop Billboard 200 chart

If by chance you’re sick of the Adele-mania, it appears that you are in the vast minority. Not only is the British pop star riding high atop the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth consecutive week with her blockbuster album, 25, but the “Hello” singer also managed to see a 13% increase in sales from just a week ago. The set […]

A capella group Pentatonix lands atop Billboard chart with 1st ever No. 1 album

Arlington, Texas based a capella group Pentatonix narrowly held off pop star Demi Lovato in a hotly contested race to score its first ever number one album on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Propelled by the group’s hit lead single, “Can’t Sleep Love,” Pentatonix’s self-titled album tallied just over 98K impressions (88K pure album sales), while Lovato’s Confident was just […]

Drake and Future top Billboard 200 with ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

As expected, Drake and Future’s surprise collaborative mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, has debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album, only officially announced a day before dropping, though heavily speculated about for a week in advance, bowed with 375,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 24, […]

The Weeknd makes history as album remains No. 1 for 3rd straight week

The good times just keep on rolling for Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd. The “Can’t Feel My Face” singer’s album Beauty Behind The Madness managed to hold off five new releases to maintain its position atop the Billboard 200 chart for the third week in a row. Beauty Behind the Madness is the first album to spend […]

Where were you when Taylor Swift was born in 1989? (performance photos and video)

On December 13, 1989, when pop music prodigy Taylor Swift was born, this writer had just completed her first and last semester at the newly formed Clark Atlanta University, formerly Clark College. Back then, you could find me cruising through the streets of Decatur, Georgia groovin’ to Janet Jackson’s “Miss You Much” while riding in […]