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Nelly Blames Record Label For Poor Album Sales

“A record deal is a 50/50 partnership! As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell, Thing about the partnership is that n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the 1 who catches 90% of the blame.” via The […]

Eminem leads U.S. album and singles charts

The album sold 195,000 copies during the week ended July 18, taking its total to 1.5 million. He becomes the first artist to log a four-week stretch at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since Susan Boyle began a six-week stint in November. Read more @ Reuters

Eminem sells 741,000 copies of new album in U.S.

Eminem will blast in at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart on Wednesday with the biggest week for a single release since 2008, according to sales data from Nielsen SoundScan. Read more @ Reuters

Drake and Tom Petty lead U.S. album charts

Drake’s “Thank Me Later” sold 447,000 copies during the week ended June 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the third-best sales week of the year, surpassed only by the opening rounds of Sade’s “Soldier of Love” (502,000 in February) and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” (481,000 in January). Read more @ Reuters

Eminem’s `Relapse’ tops charts, sells 608,000

NEW YORK– Eminem’s new album, “Relapse,” has sold more copies in its first week of release than any other album this year. Nielsen SoundScan says the Detroit rapper’s first album in nearly five years sold 608,000 copies. “Relapse” is Eminem‘s fifth straight No. 1 album. His last disc, 2004’s “Encore,” sold 711,000 in its first […]

Lady GaGa claims chart milestone with second No. 1

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Lady GaGa has become the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with her first two chart entries. The New York pop singer’s “Poker Face” rose one place to end the six-week reign of Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” Read more at […]

Lil Wayne A Lock To Top Next Week’s Album Chart

It’s all about Lil Wayne this week as The Billboard 200 prepares for the arrival of “Tha Carter III.” The rapper’s new Cash Money/Universal album will easily bow at No. 1 next week, as it leads Nielsen SoundScan’s Building Chart, to be released this afternoon (June 11) at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest at […]

Disturbed Destroys Weezer, Journey, Ashanti, Jewel

Indestructible had to live up to its name this week. Disturbed faced big-time competition as Weezer, Journey, Ashanti, Jewel and the latest installment in the powerhouse Now That’s What I Call Music! series all debuted in the top 10, but the self-produced Indestructible was an unstoppable force at No. 1. The Chicago metal act won […]