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Drake’s “More Life” holds onto the No. 1 spot for a second week. Once again, Drake‘s More Life sits atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 225,000 equivalent album units in its second week of release. Of that number, 169,000 are streaming equivalent units, earning More Life the second largest streaming week ever for an album. The record was set […]

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Kendrick Lamar gets his second No. 1 album in under the year. Kendrick Lamar‘s surprise compilation album untitled unmastered. tops this week’s Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album moved 178,000 equivalent album units (and 142,000 pure album sales) for the week ending March 10. With this week’s top spot, Kendrick Lamar has earned two […]

Congratulations are in stored for Travis Scott who’s “Antidote” record has officially gone platinum.On Friday night, the Def Jam artist took to twitter to announce that the lead single off his debut album, Rodeo, has sold over a million copies. Performed on various late night talk shows & outlets, the song was destined for success from […]

Not only does the holiday season bring out the best of gift giving guides and holiday wear, but it’s also time for the end of season sales.

After selling 334,000 pure albums in week one, Drake and Future’s WATTBA reportedly sold 65,000 albums in week 2, an 81% decline in sales. Looks like it’s gonna be a while before it goes platinum…While it is typical for albums to experience steep drop offs in week two sales, WATTBA’s drop off ranks among the most precipitous in recent rap history. Here are […]

Are we seeing a resurgence in vinyl or is it a fluke? All my old heads and hip hop junkies remember the days of carrying vinyl around in the milk crates! Read the full story below: http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/88681

  According to TMZ the film starring Mimi from “Love & Hip Hop” is one of the best selling  pre-sellers ever. The entertainment guru Steve Hirsch claims they’ve made more than…

Monica’s sixth studio album, “Still Standing” is close to selling 100K units on the first day!! According to Hits Daily Double, Monica is projected to sell 165-200K in the first week and she could give teen idol Justin Bieber a serious run for the #1 spot.