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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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  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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This past Wednesday a British music publishing company filed suit in Los Angeles claiming that The Weeknd’s hit song, “The Hills,” infringes on the copyright of composer Tom Raybould’s song “Revolution” from the soundtrack of the 2014 movie, The Machine. Publisher Cutting Edge Music Services alleges that in March of this year, producer Million Dollar…

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Chris Stapleton

Record companies absolutely live for the usual post-awards show bump in record sales but even the best Hollywood writer couldn’t dream up country music star Chris Stapleton’s fortune. After winning all three categories he was nominated in at the recent Country Music Awards, and putting on a show-stopping performance with pop star Justin Timberlake, Stapleton’s debut album,…

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Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer beat out “American Idol” alum Carrie Underwood to earn their second straight No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200. Following in the footsteps of the band’s 2014 debut self-titled full-ength album, their latest release, Sounds Good Feels Good, fueled by their pop smash “She’s Kinda Hot,” bowed at an impressive…

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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…

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After releasing a record-breaking string of hits, it only seems right that Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album would claim the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Powered by the top 10 singles “Trap Queen,” “679,” “My Way” and “Again,” Fetty’s album, released via RGF/300 Entertainment, tallied 129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 1,…

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  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.…

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