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From the Vault: Aaliyah Try Again

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This week’s From the Vault entry comes from R&B princess Aaliyah.

We decided to dust ourselves off and ‘Try Again‘. The aforementioned track ‘Try Again‘ was released as single from the ‘Romeo Must Die Soundtrack‘, a film which the laid star also starred in.

The single debuted at number fifty eight the week of March 18, 2000. It later soared to number one the week of June 17, 2000.

The feat was not only awesome, but historic—the track became the first song in the history of Billboard to reach number one based solely on the strength of its radio airplay. The track peaked in the top five of multiple countries:

  1. United States – #1
  2. The Netherlands – #3
  3. Norway – #5
  4. United Kingdom – #5
  5. Germany – #5
  6. Belgium – #5

Watch the awesome music video below:

Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more join Jay Z’s: Tidal for All Movement

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Today marks the launch of Jay Z‘s new streaming service Tidal. Tidal offers the ability to stream both music and videos, unlike its adversary Spotify.

Many artists have already joined the music titian in the fight of making streaming profitable for all. Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Madonna, Usher, Daft Punk and more have already joined the movement.

One star that surprisingly joined the movement was Taylor Swift.  This is a surprising move on her part considering that she yanked her entire discography down from Spotify last October – citing Spotify and services like it as the reason why music sales are dwindling. The star also pointed out that artists receive less than one cent per streamed song, she also claimed this type of free accessibility lessens the value we as a society place on music.

However, the payment metrics taken on by Tidal will provide artists with an opportunity to make a profit from the music they’ve created. Tidal uses two month-to-month payment options, the ten dollar option grants you access to music video, expertly curated editorial, and music of standard sound quality. The twenty dollar option grants you the same experience, however your sound quality is upgraded to High Fidelty.

Check out Tidal’s promotional video below!

Will you be signing up? Let us know in the comments below

Iggy Azalea: Releases New Video for Fancy

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After previewing the video this morning, Iggy decided to release the full length Charli XCX assisted video.

The retro theme of the video steams from the classic hit “Clueless“.

With her debut album set for a mid-April release, the star is rolling out multiple visuals to promote the album.

While the song doesn’t offer up the rambunctious vibe Iggy usually gives, the song does sound like it could be a huge spring into summer time hit. It will be interesting to see what it fairs on the charts.

View the entire visual below:

Rihanna’s Stay continues to SLAY!

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Weeks after becoming 3X’s Platinum and snatching Halo’s wig for the highest selling ballad produced by an African American female, Rihanna’s ‘Stay’ is an inch closer to making history again.

Last year Rihanna became the only woman in history to win a VMA for ‘Video of The Year‘ twice! And now, she’s a few days away from possibly claiming the throne again for a third time. Rihanna‘s ‘Stay‘ is nominated for ‘Video of the Year’, find out if she wins Sunday!

Until then watch ‘Stay‘ below:

 

Chris Brown: Quitting Music

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So via twitter Chris Brown has announced his retirement after the release of ‘X‘. Reason being: Main Stream media.

Now do I believe that Chris Brown will retire after ‘X‘? In my opinion there might be a small possibility. But, not for the reason he claims.

I believe that Brown’s label is quite tired of his antics. And being that his last release ‘Fortune’ wasn’t exactly successful and hasn’t even pushed Gold yet (a year after release). They may believe Chris isn’t worth the investment anymore.

But, honestly Chris’s singles sale fairly well. So many they won’t drop him. But maybe he’s using this as a publicity stunt to ensure that ‘X’ sells more than ‘Fortune‘. But because I personally think it’s a publicity stunt I’ll leave you with this……

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