Thursday, December 13th 2012
Despite voluntarily falling out of the public eye in recent months, ‘Skyfall’ singer Adele is still slaying charts with her sophomore effort ’21′ (released February 2011). Featuring the hits ‘Rolling In the Deep’, ‘Someone Like You’, and ‘Set Fire To The Rain’, the chart topping set blazed through 2011′s competition with repeated record-breaking runs atop the Billboard 200.
Fast forward a year later and it appears she is still finding her name in running with 2012′s biggest sellers. For, today saw Itunes unveil its year-end chart – tallying the year’s most downloaded albums. Guess who’s number 1….
Friday, August 31st 2012
Tuck into Wacka Flocka Flame’s brand spanking new video ‘Get Low‘, featuring Pop Princess Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and ‘Rack City’ maestro Tyga.
Making its television debut a matter of minutes ago, fans can now peep the video online below….
Wednesday, August 29th 2012
As reported here, Young Money members Nicki Minaj & Tyga are taking their signature stylings to ‘Get Low’ – the latest offering of Waka Flocka Flame.
Also featuring ‘Low’ hitmaker Flo Rida, the assortment of emcees will see their effort aboard Flame’s forthcoming studio effort ‘Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family’.
With ATL playing host to the Benny Boom-directed visual, catch your extended peek behind the scenes of this soon to be club hit below:
Friday, August 24th 2012
Despite album sales suffering a steep decline over the past years, single sales have conversely & steadily reported upward trends since the advent of download services such as Itunes, Amazon, and more.
And while pop acts like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, & Lady Gaga have seen their names atop many a digital tally in months past, a rap act has acted as a silent dominator – boasting almost double single sales of many of his nearest hip hop competitors.
With Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and others consistently reigning as hip hop heavyweight champs over pop and urban charts, see who Billboard recently named the best selling rapper of the ‘digital age’ (comprised of data reviewed from 2003-2012). It may come as quite the surprise…
Thursday, February 16th 2012
The Queen’s court looks to take new meaning this upcoming sports season as news reports indicate that Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige is one of many Hip Hop/R&B acts tapped to take center at this year’s NBA All Star weekend. The singer, who’s putting the finishing touches on ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues Act 2′ (due this May), will lend her soulful vocals to a performance of the U.S. national anthem.
Elsewhere, ‘Fly’ fashionista Nicki Minaj will perform a medley of hits, including her recently launched ‘Starships’ during the halftime show. The cut, lifted from her April 3rd due sophomore set ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, is the rapstress’s first official offering this era (following buzz singles ‘Stupid Hoe’ and ‘Roman In Moscow’).
Rappers Pitbull, will.I.am, J. Cole and Flo Rida will also guest the NBA All Star weekend, with singer Ne-Yo also tapped to make an appearance as well. Fans can catch the NBA All Star game February 26th on TNT.
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
‘Rolling In the Deep’ diva Adele’s ’21′ album is still rolling over competition on both album and single charts despite debuting almost a year ago. Already crowned 2011′s best selling album and spending 43 of its 44 week shelf-life in Billboard’s top 5, the songstress moved back to #1 after moving an additional 144k albums this week. Such feat ties her with fellow female powerhouse vocalist Whitney Houston’s 1986 self-titled debut for a 14 week run atop Billboard’s album charts. The only other female (or female led) albums to know such reign would be ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack (20 weeks from 1992-1993) and Carole King‘s ‘Tapestry’ (15 weeks in 1971).
On the singles front, the British beauty is commanding the lower half of the chart’s top 10 with ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Set Fire To the Rain’ at no.8 and no.9 respectively. At the chart’s higher end, ‘Party Rock Anthem‘ duo extend their top 10 reign at #1 and #6 respectively with their party favorites ‘Sexy and I Know It’ and ‘Party Rock’. Filling out the top five, gal pals Rihanna and Katy Perry can be found at #2 and #3 respectively with ‘We Found Love’ and “The One That Got Away”.
Finally, while the ladies have run this motha- for quite sometime, the men are finally getting in on some of the action. Bruno Mars makes a splash with ‘It Will Rain’ at #4, Flo Rida makes good at #5 with ‘Good Feeling’, and Jay Z/Kanye settle at #7 with ‘Ni**as In Paris’.
Saturday, October 1st 2011
Last year saw Electro-Pop star Taio Cruz become a staple on singles charts across the globe. And now, after a brief hiatus, the Brit singer-songwriter is back with a little help from Flo’Rida.
Check out their new single ‘Hangover’ – the lead from Cruz’s latest studio album – after the jump…
Friday, September 2nd 2011
Rapper Flo Rida was most recently spotted at the 2011 Video Music Awards readying fans for the release of his latest single ‘Good Feeling’. Unveiled earlier this week, the song features production/sampling from producer/DJ Avicii as well as Dr. Luke.
When asked on the inspiration behind the record, Flo Rida cited ‘Single Ladies’ singer Beyonce‘s portrayal of the R&B legend in the 2008 film ‘Cadillac Records.
Sampling Etta James‘ 1962 recording ‘Something’s Got a Hold On Me’, hear the song and find out what else ‘Right Round’ rapper said about his ‘legendary’ single on after the jump:
Wednesday, August 31st 2011
Harajuku Barbie Nicki Minaj joined Grammy winning producer/DJ David Guetta on the first televised performance of their song ‘Where Dem Girls At’ tonight. Lifted from Guetta’s newly released ‘Nothing But the Beat’, the two were accompanied by rapper Flo Rida on this evening’s episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’.
See the trio rock the show after the jump: