Sunday, January 12th 2014
With digital downloads and online streams becoming two of the more dominant ingredients in the recipe of most of Billboard Hot 100 hits today, critics started to argue that topping the chart had become easier than ever to achieve. But, despite the likes of Jay Z, Drake, and Beyonce making headlines in 2013 for moving some of the year’s most impressive numbers on Billboard 200, they have another commonality – no Hot 100 #1 singles.
In fact, they join a bevy of African American hitmakers (i.e. Alicia Keys, Kanye West, J. Cole) who delivered chart-topping albums in late 2012 or 2013 without the aid of a similarly successful single.
Even this generation’s Hot 100 queen Rihanna, whose #1 single ‘Diamonds’ was dethroned two weeks before 2013′s beginning, did not see her name stamped atop the tally [as a leading act] for a song she released this year…
Tuesday, December 24th 2013
After rocking many a playlist with the gem that was ‘As Long As You Love Me‘, Justin Bieber and Big Sean join forces once again this year…doing so on the cut ‘Memphis.’
Pulled from his brand spanking new release ‘Journals‘, the jam goes a long way to prove that Bieber is fast becoming the go-to guy for radio ready R&B.
Press play below…
Monday, December 23rd 2013
Good music alert!
Seemingly more eager than ever to put talent over tantrums this year, Justin Bieber continues to wow the world with fresh material that’s given many a music critic no choice but to re-evaluate their stance on the star!
Now, in completing his latest release ‘Journals’, the Pop sensation enlists rapper Lil Wayne to join him on ‘Backpack’, a hit we can’t wait to see both acts perform live!
Check it out after the jump!
Friday, December 13th 2013
As 2013 draws to close, the onslaught of year-in-review charts are making their way online. For music fans everywhere, however, there is only one set of charts that truly matter – Billboard’s year end charts.
Based solely on commercial performance, the tallies are always a list of ‘who’s who’ of the year set to close. With this year’s headlines being dominated by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, P!nk (Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’), and newcomers Lorde and Macklemore, many assumed one of the aforementioned would lead as the tally’s ‘artist of the year’.
However, as it has been revealed via the full chart’s unveiling today, the chart’s champion is indeed Bruno Mars. Listing four Grammy nominations, top-selling tour, #1 singles and the # 1 album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ to his credit, Mars’ has had a year that was unquestionably out of this world.
But, now that you know who’s #1, do you care to know where your fave landed on the listing? Tuck in below and sound off:
Monday, December 9th 2013
Ten weeks after launching the creative venture, Justin Bieber‘s #MusicMondays has now bid farewell to the world with one final song today…named ‘Confident.’
Featuring Chance The Rapper, the steamy jam deal with the matter of ‘experience’ when engaged in matters of the ‘bedroom’ with a lady far more skilled than the Pop heart throb had anticipated.
A racy Biebs below…
Saturday, December 7th 2013
It’s that time of year again!
Indeed, tonight saw the 2014 Grammy nominations unveiled as per usual of its nomination concert special weeks before the actual showing. But, what comes with the ‘per usual’ showing are the jaw-dropping surprises, snubs, and all out “shut-outs” that accompany the annual spectacle.
Always a heated debate-starter, the coveted tally saw the likes of Christina Aguilera, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Brandy, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, India.Arie, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga all go without mention.
For Bieber – whose manager made headlines for his rant regarding his 2013 Grammy shutout – this would be a second-go-round despite consistently clocking some of the year’s biggest hits.
Tuck in below for a list of other surprises and snubs:
Tuesday, December 3rd 2013
After making an appearance in his commercial for ‘The Key’ fragrance, Justin Bieber‘s ‘All That Matters’ unlocked the doors to its very own video today- sharing itself with the world via director Colin Tilley.
Unfortunately, despite being one of the vocalist’s strongest releases, the clip’s genius did little to mask the unintentional joke that is his acting.
Acting, that sees him attempt to ‘up his Hip Hop game’ with moves that scream Diet-Drake. Moves, that lack the effortless nature that make the ‘Hold On’ Rapper’s performances so enjoyable to watch.
Find out what we mean below…
Monday, December 2nd 2013
It’s Music Monday again!
Yes, in what has brought the world many an unexpected ‘bop’ from the performer, Justin Bieber‘s ‘Music Monday’ campaign continues to flourish today, with the arrival of a brand new single named ‘Change Me.’
Released before the 7pm unveiling of his new video for the single ‘All That Matters’, ‘Change’ marks a bold new turn for the Pop Prince, bidding adieu to the cheese that fuelled his rise to serve a sound that’s both mature and refreshing…at least from an Urban music lover’s stand point.
Check it out below…