Rihanna may have gotten loud on her new album but people still couldn’t hear her over other artists who could actually sing. For the 5th consecutive time in her career the vixen has failed to capture the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 as her ‘Loud’ LP debuts at #3 on the tally.
Susan Boyle’s ‘The Gift’ maintained its reign in the top slot this week with another 323, 428 units sold while Rihanna’s record, despite having a much larger promotional campaign, only managed to sell 206,018 copies. Although this is a career best for the Bajan, it was still not nearly enough to trump even Jackie Evancho whose ‘O Holy Night’ album comes in at #2, selling 239,453units.
Another notable entry on the chart this week is Nelly’s ‘Nelly 5.0′ which managed to secure the #10 spot with 62,454. Ouch.
Nicki Minaj sat down with Honey TV recently to promote her recently released new album, ‘Pink Friday’. The rapper spoke about the record, her rapid rise to success and much more. Check out the interview below:
It looks like Beyonce is finally creating a sound to call her own. The rising icon revealed to MTV News that her next studio effort will comprise a mix of her favourite genres of music, drawing inspiration from Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. See what she had to say about the record below:
One of the biggest sales weeks of the year has arrived! Each year artists capitalise on the Thanksgiving sales offered in the lead up to Black Friday by releasing a string of new material. Indeed, this 2010 is no different.
Three industry heavyweights -Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Ne-Yo – have debuted their latest albums in stores this week.West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is already considered to be a favourite of fans and critics alike after receiving rave reviews from all major publications including Rolling Stones magazine which credited the LP with a 5/5 rating.
However, Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ will undoubtedly give West serious competition. Probably the most anticipated record of the year, the project boasts appearances from Drake, Natasha Bedingfield and West himself. Furthermore, thanks to Minaj’s ongoing feud with Lil Kim, ‘Pink Friday’ remains a consistent talking point across several platforms comprising both the mainstream media and Twitter.
Of course, every battle has an underdog and this time it comes in the form of Ne-Yo’s ‘Libra Scale’. Although the LP has thus far received underwhelming sales in international territories, the singer/songwriter has been promoting the record for weeks on US talk shows, award ceremonies and radio interviews. None of the album’s singles have cracked the Billboard Hot 100’s top 40 but that hasn’t stopped Ne-Yo from performing on every possible stage.
Still, in the end, the only person’s opinion that matters is yours so we want to know: which album will you buy? Also, if you’ve heard the albums, which do you consider to be the best? Share your views below!
Christina Aguilera appeared on ‘Chelsea Lately: Big Interview Special’ last evening. The singer promoted her new movie, ‘Burlesque’, spoke about the experience of shooting the film and much more. Peep the footage below:
ABC will be airing the ‘Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To You’ special on December 13th at 9pm Est. The concert will feature the industry’s head diva belting out tunes from her ‘Merry Christmas II You’ LP (in stores now) from The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Look below for more images via Mariah Daily: