Tuesday, June 30, 2009
When your music is so universal, it will live on forever!
Such is the case with the melodies and tunes of the late Michael Jackson. In spite of the tragedy of his death, his music lives on in his absence, being played on every radio station, every iPod, and every place you can possibly imagine.
It then comes as no surprise to anyone that the King of Pop is back where he belongs: right atop the Billoboard charts. Though the official numbers won't be released until tomorrow, industry experts indicate that three of Jackson's albums, Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson, and Thriller, each sold around 100,000 copies last week. (The tracking week ends on Sunday, so really, they sold 300,000 units in 4 days!)
All three titles will rein as the top 3 albums on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart, and Jackson may secure anywhere from six to nine slots in tally's the top 10 with some of his other albums. In fact, there is a good chance that the entire top 10 on the Pop Catalog chart may be filled with Jackson albums, counting the two Jackson 5 compilations, making him the first artist to ever pull off the achievement. And if anyone can do it, Michael can!
Of course, in our digital age, the majority of album purchases came from online. Sources say the three aforementioned albums each sold more than 30,000 digital copies, with Essential moving more than 70,000 downloads alone.
We're sure Michael would be proud to see his music see this kind of rejuvenation.
Drake, just scored big with a record deal with Young Money and Universal Republic.
Drake's debut album, Thank Me Later, is slated for a late 2009 release and features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z.
Drake will be supporting Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy this summer on their Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival tour.
All the labels were trying to sign him and he ended up going with Wayne's label for a cool $3 mill.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson has passed away, TMZ is reporting.
The singer suffered a cardiac arrest Thursday afternoon and was rushed to the emergency room.
When paramedics arrived at Jackson's home, he had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate Jackson but they had no luck.
Such a sad loss, especially for his three young children.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
After two years of divorce rumors, R&B singer Usher Raymond and his wife Tameka Foster-Raymond, are calling it quits. According to reports, the singer filed divorce papers this morning in Atlanta and moved out of their Atlanta home several weeks ago.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The auto-tune king recently copped himself a new chain, and posted photos of the new piece on Twitter, which he said cost a hefty $410,000, 197-karat accessory, weighing in at 10 pounds.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This young man was granted a visit to the White House and asked a simple enough question to our President. “Can he feel his hair, to see if it felt just like his?”
Barack Obama being elected President of the United States is a monumental occurrence for so many around the world.