Tyga Disses Drake & Nicki during Interview with Vibe Magainze

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Fresh from his twitter rant bashing his record label, Tyga is yet again making headlines. And this time, it’s not because he’s rumored to be dating the youngest Kardashian sister, Kylie Jenner. But, because in his last effort to separate himself from the label he’s taken aim at label-mates Nicki and Drake.

The Star went on to tell Vibe, “Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki Minaj“, but, that’s not all he said. He went on to tell the magazine, “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris Brown for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang.”

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The question that everyone has been asking is, “Why now”? Why did he he just now decide that since he’s leaving the label chose to air out that fact he doesn’t like Drake or Nicki Minaj. In fact, he was just the opening act for her world wide arena tour along with Misha B.

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Just a few months ago he was partying with the star and shot a video with her and Young Money CEO Lil Wayne.

Why pretend to like them? There are plenty of artist that are on the same label but won’t do songs together because of personal differences. Tyga, the fact you’ve pretended to like them pretty convincingly, makes you almost as “fake” as Drake doesn’t it?

Besides, we all know who the true breadwinners for Young Money Are…

Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne

*You can’t sit with us*

IGGY: Teases ‘Beg For It’ Director & Reveals Possible Pushback for her Re-release

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Fancy‘ rapper Iggy Azalea revealed during a twitter discussion that she’s enlisted one of the industry’s top directors for her new music video. As it stands, Lachapelle will be directing the star’s new video.

Lachapelle has worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Huston etc. So, it will be interesting to see what he cooks up with Azalea.

It will be more interesting to see if Iggy will continue her stream of movie recreation. The star has used multiple classics to deliver videos that felt sort of – reductive! Black Widow used ‘Kill Bill‘, and FancyClueless‘, but neither seemed to capture and delivered the iconic quality of the films into their respective videos.

During the discussion, the star also revealed that the original Nov. 24th release date for The New Classic ‘Reclassified’ is unlikely. The star is determined to boost the sales of her debut album. The set has managed to shift 570K Worldwide since it’s release in April, earlier this year.

When you take into account that star has garnered two top-three hits, the sales seem lack luster. Her Problem collaborator ‘Ariana Grande‘ has managed to top these sales with her new LP ‘My Everything‘ in just two months.

So, it’s clear why Azalea chose to re-issue the album. The questions is why is the re-issue facing a possible pushback. Is it because she wants the video to be released before the album, or is it because the day will be flooded with releases from even bigger stars?

Eminem (Shady XV), Beyonce (Beyonce Platinum Edition), and Nicki Minaj (The Pinkprint) will all be releasing their albums on Nov.24th as well. All are typically album sellers, so it would be almost impossible for Azalea to brake through the clutter and come out on top.

Should Azalea push back her re-release? Let us know below

Nicki Minaj: Anaconda Slithers To The Number 2 Spot

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The past few weeks have given Minaj much to celebrate. After earning her 51st hit single on Billboard, that said single has now skyrocketed to the top 10 of the charts.

The song debuted at #19 on the Hot100, most of it’s points coming from sales. The following week the song dipped down to #39, from a decline in sales and hardly any streaming points. This decline is common when tracking new singles, especially if a video hasn’t been released.

But, this week the song spiked back up the charts.

Anaconda racked up 120K in sales, placing it #6 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. As, reported last weekAnaconda stood a chance in entering the top 20 after the release of it’s video.

After her performance at the VMA‘s this past Sunday, the single earned an extra boost. As of right now, the single is currently #4 (Explicit Version) and #69 (Clean Version) on the iTunes charts. The video has also continued to hold the crown for most streamed video, day by day.

Nicki now has two songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Anaconda’ at #2 and ‘Bang Bang‘ at #9. No doubt that Bang Bang will too soar up the charts next week after the accompany of it’s party themed music video.

Taylor Swift: Shakes Up The Billboard Hot 100

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After gifting us with the best surprise ever last week, the world decided to reciprocate and give Taylor Swift a gift.

For, this week Taylor has managed to snag herself another number 1 single, making it her overall second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Shake It Off’ debuted with sales over 500K this week, outselling every last single in the top 10.

This being an incredible feat, as Taylor is much more of a album seller. Swift, can sell a ton of albums – but she has trouble shifting her singles in the same way. So, again this is much to celebrate, congrats Swifty

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Read The Excerpt From Billboard Below:

“Shake” arrives with 544,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum marks the greatest weekly total this year and the fourth-best bow all-time, two of which now belong to Swift. Flo Rida’s “Right Round” began with 636,000 (Feb. 28, 2009), followed by Swift’s “Together” (623,000, Sept. 1, 2012). Katy Perry’s “Roar” ranks third with 557,000 sold in its first week (Aug. 31, 2013).
 
Previously, Pharrell Williams held this year’s best sales mark, when “Happy” sold 490,000 (March 22). The prior top debut of 2014: Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, which opened with 438,000 (May 17).
 
“Shake” marks Swift’s seventh Digital Songs No. 1 (all of which have debuted at the apex). She ties Britney Spears for the fourth-most leaders, following Rihanna (13), Perry (10) and Eminem (nine).
 
On the Streaming Songs chart, “Shake” catapults in for a No. 2 debut with 18.4 million first-week U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS. With the song not available on on-demand audio subscription services, it arrives with 98 percent of its streaming points from Vevo on YouTube clicks for its video.

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj: Unveil their New Bang Bang Video at VMA’s

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The trio seems to be living it up in their new Bang Bang video. Not, that there isn’t much to celebrate.

After much anticipation the trio finally released the visual for their hit single Bang Bang, after a stellar performance at last night’s VMA‘s.

The performance started within Ariana singing her solo single ‘Break Free‘. Then next is Nicki‘s turn as she breaks out a solo performance of her new track ‘Anaconda‘. Just as she disappears, Jessie J pops up and starts the Bang Bang performance.

Tired of hearing me talk about the video and performance? Check out both below!

Performance:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/videos/break-free-anaconda-bang-bang-medley/1066931/#id=1729742

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2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Winners List

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Now that the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are over, all of the winners have been announced.

Aired live from The Forum in Los Angeles, California, the action-packed extravaganza boasted many memorable moments.

With everyone wondering who won what – see if your favorite artist won a moonman of their own last night. Check out the full list of winners below:

VMA Winners 2014

Best Lyric Video “Don’t Stop” – 5 Seconds of Summer

Best Female Video “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry & Juicy J

Best Male Video “Sing” – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Video “Problem” – Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea

Best Hip Hop Song “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake

Best Rock Song “Royals” – Lorde

Artist to Watch Fifth Harmony

Video of the Year “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Beyonce

Best Collaboration: Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Video With A Social Message: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”

Nicki Minaj: Unwraps Her Lethal Anaconda Video

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The wait is over! Nicki Minaj has just unleashed the video for Anaconda upon the world.

After many doubted the single would even impact the Billboard Hot100, Minaj kicked dust in the face of nay-Sayers by securing a top 20 position. The song hit #1 on iTunes garnering 141K in sales for the week.

This, without one ounce of promotion. The track got no live performances nor a accompanying music video to help it gain momentum on the chart (Until Now).

The success for Anaconda is a huge accomplishment for any urban single. And although, the track is expected to tumble quite a bit on Billboard for the tracking week ending Aug.17th.

Anaconda is sure to rise back into top 20 territory after being officially sent to radio today. The track has gained over 35 adds across Top 40, Rhythmic, and Urban Radio today. Not to mention her hotly anticipated performances at the VMA‘s this Sunday!

Check out the visual featuring a cameo of Drake below:

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, & Ariana Grande: Launch Bang Bang Promo With New Beats Commercial

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The dynamic trio has officially launched the promo for their new single Bang Bang. Although, the single has been consistently in the top two of iTunes since release – the track has never seen any professional promotion.

Grande and Minaj have been busy promoting their solo releases, both of which have seen the top 20 of the Billboard Hot100. Grande is set to take the stage twice, while Minaj is set to make at least three appearances at this year’s VMA‘s.

So, with the trio set to perform the single, and the visual due that midnight – expect to see their parent label Universal Republic pull out all the stops to ensure the single’s success.

Jessie, Ariana, and Nicki are all set to release new albums within the next few months. So, the single is sure to give their perspective albums a nice buzz.

Check out the latest roll-out from their promo train below:

Taylor Swift: Abandons Country Completely and Shakes Off Haters In New Video

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Taylor pulled a fast one and attempted a Beyonce. The “former” country star surprised fans with a new video, album title, and cover art today. Swift went full on pop star in the new number – leaving all her country roots behind.

Her new album will be titled “1989“. This happens to also be the year in which the star was born. According to Swift, she’ll be channeling the 1980s throughout the album which is why she felt the need to name her album that. The record is due for a fourth quarter release, and the official date is: October 27th.

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Swift went on to say that “1989” will be her first official pop album! You can pre-order “1989” on Swift‘s website beginning Monday night, assuming the site isn’t overloaded.

Watch the twerk friendly video below!

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Best Selling Rap Albums Since 2008

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Rap is one of the most popular yet lowest selling genres in music today. That is, if you’re not Eminem or Lil Wayne. These two rap icons have taken over the industry and boast the highest selling albums of late.

Eminem came in at number one selling a total of: 8,949,039 albums since 2008. Eminem has only released three albums during this time period: ‘The Relapse‘, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2‘ and ‘The Recovery‘. It’s the latter that topped the list as best selling rap album since 2008.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne came in second selling a total of: 8,605,960 albums since 2008. However, Lil Wayne has released 5 albums during this time frame (The Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being 1 & 2, Both Tha Carter 3 & 4), that’s two more releases than his fellow chart topper Eminem.

Find out where your favorite rap album ranked below:

Album Name Artist Year Of Release Label Album Sales
Recovery EMINEM 2010 Interscope 4,541,000
Tha Carter 3 Lil Wayne 2008 Young Money 3,811,000
The E.N.D BLACK EYED PEAS 2009 Interscope 3,237,000
The Carter IV Lil Wayne 2011 Young Money 2,320,000
Relapse EMINEM 2009 Interscope 2,238,039
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 EMINEM 2013 Interscope 2,170,000
Paper Trail T.I 2008 Grand Hustle 2,151,000
Take Care Drake 2011 Young Money 2,113,000
The Blueprint 3 Jay Z 2009 Roc Nation 1,932,783
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj 2010 Young Money 1,910,000
808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 2008 Good Music 1,740,500
Thank Me Later Drake 2010 Young Money 1,713,000
Nothing Was The Same Drake 2013 Young Money 1,604,000
Watch The Throne Jay Z & Kanye West 2011 Roc Nation / Good Music 1,591,000
The Hiest MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS 2012 Independent 1,381,000
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 2010 Good Music 1,365,000
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City Kendrick Lamar 2012 Interscope 1,234,000
Magna Carta Holy Grail Jay Z 2013 Roc Nation 1,144,000
LAX The Game 2008 Interscope 1,113,000
I Am Not A Human Being Lil Wayne 2010 Young Money 1,049,000
The Recession Young Jeezy 2008 Def Jam 938,000
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj 2012 Young Money 920,000
Man On The Moon Kid Cudi 2009 Good Music / Republic 840,000
Rolling Papers WIZ KHALIFA 2011 Young Money 821,000
Rebirth Lil Wayne 2010 Young Money 820,960
Trilla Rick Ross 2008 Maybach Music 797,000
Hell: The Sequel EP BAD MEETS EVIL 2011 Interscope 773,113
The Beginning BLACK EYED PEAS 2010 Interscope 753,964
Teflon Don Rick Ross 2010 Maybach Music 741,205
TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition Young Jeezy 2011 Def Jam 690,000
Born Sinner J Cole 2013 Roc Nation 683,000
Cole World: The Sideline Story J Cole 2011 Roc Nation 677,000
Based On A T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz 2012 Good Music 665,000
Yeezus Kanye West 2013 Good Music 656,000
Theater Of The Mind LUDACRIS 2008 Def Jam 651,779
So Far Gone EP Drake 2009 Young Money 632,373
I Am Not A Human Being II Lil Wayne 2013 Young Money 605,000
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray B.O.B 2010 Grand Hustle 597,000
Definition Of Real Plies 2008 Atlantic 589,934
No Mercy T.I. 2010 Grand Hustle 589,000
Battle Of The Sexes LUDACRIS 2010 Def Jam 588,751
We Are Young Money Young Money 2009 Young Money 570,560
God Forgives, I Don’t Rick Ross 2012 Maybach Music 565,000
Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager Kid Cudi 2010 Good Music / Republic 529,395
Untitled Nas 2008 Def Jam 523,149
Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head T.I. 2012 Grand Hustle 521,000
Lasers LUPE FIASCO 2011 Atlantic 517,813
Planet Pit PITBULL 2011 RCA 509,000
Ambition Wale 2011 Maybach Music 485,000
Before I Self Destruct 50 CENT 2009 G Unit 474,843
Long. Live. A$AP A$AP ROCKY 2013 Good Music 468,000
Cruel Summer G.O.O.D MUSIC 2012 Good Music 468,000
The Gifted Wale 2013 Maybach Music 468,000
Last Train To Paris Diddy Dirty Money 2010 Bad Boy 450,000
Deeper Than Rap Rick Ross 2009 Maybach Music 442,135
The State vs Radric Davis Gucci Mane 2009 Warner 425,556
O.N.I.F.C WIZ KHALIFA 2012 Def Jam 421,000
Ego Trippin SNOOP DOGG 2008 Interscope 401,317
Mail On Sunday FLO RIDA 2008 Atlantic 399,412
Blue Slide Park Mac Miller 2011 REMember Music 391,000
Incredibad LONELY ISLAND 2009 Universal 387,100
Life Is Good Nas 2012 Def Jam 384,000
Finally Famous Big Sean 2011 Good Music 380,000
Dreams & Nightmares Meek Mill 2012 Maybach Music 380,000
Pluto FUTURE 2012 Epic 368,000
Plastic Beach GORILLAZ 2010 Warner 364,922
The Last Kiss JADAKISS 2009 Def Jam 361,747
Mastermind Rick Ross 2014 Maybach Music 360,000
Careless World : Rise of the Last King Tyga 2012 Young Money 355,000
Hot Sauce Committee BEASTIE BOYS 2011 Def Jam 353,030
Flockaveli Waka Flocka Flame 2010 Atlantic 345,000
Loso’s Way FABOLOUS 2009 Def Jam 318,187
Nelly 5.0 Nelly 2010 Universal 316,000
Strange Clouds B.O.B 2012 Grand Hustle 302,000
Jesus Piece The Game 2012 Interscope 301,000
Project X Original Soundtrack 2012 WaterTower Music 298,000
The R.E.D. Album The Game 2011 Interscope 287,000
The New Classic Iggy Azalea 2014 Grand Hustle 282,869
Self Mad Vol.2 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP 2012 Maybach Music 281,000
Malice ‘N Wonderland SNOOP DOGG 2009 Interscope 272,156
Indicud Kid Cudi 2013 Good Music / Republic 271,000
Finally Rich Chief Keef 2012 Interscope 265,000
R.O.O.T.S FLO RIDA 2009 Atlantic 264,001
La Revolucion WISIN & YANDEL 2009 Universal 259,987
Wake Up! John Legend & The Roots 2010 Def Jam 259,880
Distant Relatives NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY 2010 Def Jam 258,427
because the internet CHILDISH GAMBINO 2013 Universal 257,000
Shock Value II TIMBALAND 2009 Interscope 250,712
Self Mad Vol.1 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP 2011 Maybach Music 246,269
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time 2 Chainz 2013 Good Music 244,000
Goblin Tyler, The Creator 2011 Wolf Pack 241,000
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty BIG BOI 2010 Epic 240,000
Turtleneck & Chain LONELY ISLAND 2011 Universal 238,799
Oxymoron SCHOOLBOY Q 2014 Interscope 236,000
Gravity LECRAE 2012 Reach 234,500
All 6′s & 7′s Tech N9NE 2011 Strange Music 230,500
Camp CHILDISH GAMBINO 2011 Universal 228,000
Watching Movies With The Sound Off Mac Miller 2013 REMember Music 222,000
Lace Up MACHINE GUN KELLY 2102 Interscope 221,000
How I Got Over It The Roots 2010 Def Jam 211,552
Stay Trippy Juicy J 2013 Columbia 211,000
Rebelution PITBULL 2009 RCA 208,097
UGK 4 Life UGK 2009 Epic 200,611
Asleep In The Bread Aisle ASHER ROTH 2009 Universal 196,227
Radioactive YELAWOLF 2011 Interscope 193,000
PriceLe$$ Birdman 2009 Young Money 189,092
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 LUPE FIASCO 2012 Atlantic 188,000
Wolf Tyler, The Creator 2013 Wolf Pack 181,000
Hotel California Tyga 2013 Young Money 175,000
I AM Yo Gotti 2013 Epic 169,000
My Name Is My Name Pusha T 2013 Good Music 167,000
Excuse My French French Montana 2013 Interscope 159,000
Something Else Tech N9NE 2013 Strange Music 148,000
Hall Of Fame Big Sean 2013 Good Music 146,000
My Krazy Life YG 2014 Def Jam 133,000
My Own Lane KID INK 2014 RCA 121,000
Honest FUTURE 2014 Epic 110,000
Testimony August Alsina 2014 Def Jam 108,000
Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon Kid Cudi 2014 Good Music / Republic 102,000
Rise Of An Empire Young Money 2014 Young Money 53,000
Neverland EP ANDY MINEO 2014 42,000
Beach House EP TY Dolla $ign 2014 Atlantic 19,000
100 EP KB 2014 Reach 18,000
By Any Means Kevin Gates 2014 Atlantic 18,000
Pinata FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB 2014 Madlib Invazion 13,200