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.”
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.
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…
*You can’t sit with us*
‘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 Fancy ‘Clueless‘, 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
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 week – Anaconda 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.
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!
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.
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!
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
Best Collaboration: Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Best Video With A Social Message: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Best Cinematography: Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
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:
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 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.
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!
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head||T.I.||2012||Grand Hustle||521,000|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|All 6′s & 7′s||Tech N9NE||2011||Strange Music||230,500|
|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|
|UGK 4 Life||UGK||2009||Epic||200,611|
|Asleep In The Bread Aisle||ASHER ROTH||2009||Universal||196,227|
|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|
|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|
|By Any Means||Kevin Gates||2014||Atlantic||18,000|
|Pinata||FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB||2014||Madlib Invazion||13,200|