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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Drake Drops From #1 After 9 Consecutive Weeks


The Billboard 200 reign of Drake‘s fourth studio album, ‘Views,’ has been nothing short of historic.

Topping the tally for a whopping 9 consecutive weeks, the project has undoubtedly set the streaming bar extremely high for any act to follow.  With over 1 billion collective streams of its content, as of time reporting ‘Views’ has “sold” a cool 2.5 million units (with only half of that figure coming from traditional sales).

However, as the age old adage goes, all good things must come to an end.  For, as previously reported, rock group Blink 182 rocked the rapper’s tenure at the top this week with their latest project.  But, fans of Drizzy needn’t worry.  Reports are already indicating he will most likely be #1 again next week.

Until then, see this week’s updated chart below:


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Foxy Brown & Angie Stone Slam VH1 For Excluding Them From #VH1Honors (#ICYMI)

Brown and Stone Among Female Rap Pioneers Omitted From List of VH1 Honorees

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VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ definitely missed the spot for fans of ‘Hot Spot’ hitmaker Foxy Brown.

The annual tribute ceremony may have served up epic performances in homage to female rap pioneers Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and more, but some fans complained the edition had some noticeable exclusions from its list of honorees – namely Brown and Lauryn Hill.

While Hill has opted to remain mum on the snub, Brown has joined her fans in ‘checking’ the music network for not doing their homework.

Read her statement below:


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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1998 #TBT

Shania Twain Enjoys Hot 100 Peak Of Her Career With 'You're Still the One'

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’re still jamming to ‘You’re Still the One’ – the most successful crossover single of country Queen Shania Twain.  Lifted from Twain’s tertiary release, ‘Come On Over,’ ‘One’ is not only widely recognized as the song that launched the songstress to pop radio and audiences, but also helped propel its parent album to heights of 40 million+ sold (making it the best-selling album by a female ever).

While ‘One’ never actually reached #1 on the Hot 100 due to being held at bay by Brandy & Monica‘s massive hit ‘The Boy is Mine’, it still etched its way into history books and hearts – ours included.  Tuck in below to see who joined B-Rocka, Mo, and Shania this week in 1998 in the upper rankings of the Hot 100:


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Taylor Swift, Rihanna, & Adele Lead Women on Forbes ‘Highest Paid Celebs’ List

2016 List Lacks Serious Girl Power

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A sure firestarter between fan groups of today’s top artists, Forbes released its annual ‘Highest Paid Celebrities’ list recently.

Calculated from data of revenue generated between June 2015 to June 2016, the list is comprised of 100 celebrities across all entertainment mediums (movies, television, sports entertainment, music, etc) who are raking in the dough in front of and behind the scenes.

And, while ‘Tears On My Guitar’ singer Taylor Swift may be crying tears of joy from seeing her name at #1 on the list for her whopping $170 million earned over the last year, the real tears may be shed over the absence of women on the list.  In fact, the list of 100 celebs only has 15 women – a point even Forbes itself noted:

“[The ‘highest paid celebrities’ list] is comprised 85% of men—who earned a combined $4.2 billion, compared to the women’s $892.5 million. The imbalance reflects the gender pay gap endemic across industries–and national borders.”

See where your favorite diva o’ the day landed on the list:


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Report: Music Sales Suffer Dramatic Decline / Streaming Up 60% In 2016

2016 Sees Sales Reach Historic Lows

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If music industry analysts were hoping the successful releases of Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, and Beyonce would be enough to save 2016 from the sales woes of 2015 (read more here), their hope was misguided.

As detailed by the mid-year Nielsen report created to reflect American music consumption trends, 2016 is off to a much worse start than last year.  In fact, compared to this time last year, traditional sales are seeing a steady decline with physical numbers down 14% while digital numbers are down a whopping 18%.

However, not all is lost. For, as the releases of Drizzy, Rih, and West have proven, streaming is not the wave of the future, but it is the wave of the now (read more here).  Helping boost total music consumption upward (sales plus streaming), tuck in below to get the positive stats on streaming year to date (tracking ended June 30):


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The Numbers Are In: Maxwell’s ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ Sold…

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Much to the delight of his diehard fans, Maxwell kicked off the month of July with the release of his long-awaited sixth album, ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ (his first in nearly 7 years).

The second in a trilogy of projects of the same name (different emphases), part 2 of ‘BSN’ was launched on the back of the #1 Adult R&B single ‘Lake by the Ocean’ and a number of other critically acclaimed cuts to support it.  However, while critics have sung the album’s praises, the commercial response hasn’t exactly been singing a similar tune.

Initial reports indicated the first week sales of part 2 of the trio of albums was on track to land somewhere in the 58,000-68,000 range.  If true, that would barely be a fifth of its predecessor’s first week figures.  Now, with the Nielsen tracking week officially over, tuck in below to see how close (or far) industry analysts’ predictions were to the final figure:


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Read: Rich Homie Quan’s Apology For Flubbing Biggie Smalls Lyrics At #VH1Honors

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Twitter is still alight with roasting Rich Homie Quan after his less-than-stellar rendition of Notorious B.I.G.’s verse from Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s ‘Get Money’ with Lil’ Kim at VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ (see the performances here).

Originally some thought he was opting out of the song’s more provocative lyrics for the sake of TV, but further review proved homeboy just flubbed majorly.  After a serious backlash ensued (and is still ongoing), RHQ took to Instagram to offer an apology and his take on what happened.

Did you miss it?  Read his apology and relive the awkward moment below:


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