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After its rocky rollout to fans, Rihanna’s latest album, Anti, has managed to stay among the top albums in the country since its release almost six weeks ago. Thanks in part to her monster hit song, the Drake assisted “Work,” which has tallied a third consecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Anti logged another…

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Rihanna is finally on top once again, as her latest studio album, Anti, hits number one on the latest Billboard Top 200 chart after debuting at No. 27 last week. As we previously reported, thanks to the album’s unusual release, which included being exclusive to Tidal users for the first three days and free downloads via…

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After two weeks away, Adele has managed to regain the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart despite Rihanna’s latest album, ANTI, registering more than 1.5 million downloads shortly after its January 27 release. Showing surprisingly strong staying power three months after its release, 25 was able to rack up another 116K equivalent albums (97K pure…

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For a moment, it looked as though Adele was coming to re-claim her crown and take back the top spot on the Billboard 200 but alas it was not meant to be, as Las Vegas based rockers Panic! At The Disco snuck in to earn their first ever number one album. Panic’s latest offering, Death Of A Bachelor,…

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Fans around the world obviously touched by the January 10 death of pop icon David Bowie have propelled his final album, Blackstar, to the top of the charts to mark the first number one album ever for the innovative rocker. Compiling 181K impressions (174K pure sales), Blackstar made light work of Adele’s 25, which had…

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Though rapidly running out of steam in its descent back to Earth, Adele’s 25 still mustered enough power to hold on to its position as number one album in the country for a seventh consecutive week. 25‘s run atop the Billboard 200 marks the first time since Whitney Houston’s landmark sophomore album, Whitney, that a female…

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Though she has tallied another week atop the Billboard 200 chart, the end of the holiday season may signal the beginning of the end for Adele’s impressive six-week run as the No. 1 album in the country. Despite a 70 percent percent drop in sales from last week, 25‘s 363,000 impressions (307,000 pure sales) were good enough to head…

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Another week, another million sold. It was just a normal week at the office for British singer Adele as her latest album, 25, sold another 1.16 million copies. Thanks to a Christmas sales surge, 25 is now the only album (non-reissue) in the history of SoundScan to sell more than a million copies in three separate…

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  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…

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Adele’s music simmers with sincerity, a sort of lived-in pain and hope that resonates deeply with many listeners. She’s been able to turn her heartache into gripping art in a way that feels more mature than contemporaries like Taylor Swift — and more timeless. But regardless of how you may love Adele’s music, make no mistake — Adele is definitely benefiting from White privilege.

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