Charts Don’t Lie: June 16
This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands. While it's been generally assumed that Yeezy will lord over the other releases, there have been some people who say Cole's Born Sinner will dominate (such as DJ Drama).
Charts Don’t Lie: June 9
This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer. The-Dream writes (and produces) tracks of all kinds for huge stars like Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce etc. It's kind of strange to think that all your favorite female singers get their content from one man.
Photo: Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland In The Studio
Coming at ya with another photo this evening, it looks like Jay-Z, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland are cooking up some new material for us.
Charts Don't Lie: June 2
French Montana joins Charts Don't Lie this week, with his debut album Excuse My French. French, Diddy and the whole Bad Boy team went hard with promo for this one, rounded up the biggest features in the game, but the album wasn't able to move more than 50k opening week. With the decrease of hip-hop album sales forever waning, this isn't horrible, but it isn't the "classic" numbers French may have been expecting.
Charts Don’t Lie: May 26
For now, rap releases have slowed down, but new ones are on the way. The month of June promises to be one full of album drops-- which all fall under a few different dates. The biggest date by far, is, of course, June 18th. The date which 'Ye tweeted a month ago is (unsurprisingly?) turning out to be a huge one in terms of hip-hop. We'll be getting a matured Mac Miller's Watching Movies With The Sound Off, J.
Charts Don't Lie: May 19
This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut. However, there are some chart main-stays which we couldn't have predicted when the album initially dropped-- such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist.
Charts Don't Lie: May 12
Last week we questioned the grip of Will.i.am's influence on the mainstream, with his solo effort, #willpower, moving less than 30k opening week. We could also blame this on the ever-waning sales of albums in general. This week, we get LL Cool J's Authentic album as a new entry in Charts Don't Lie. The old school rapper only moved around 13k, and so we gotta ask, what factors played into his serious lack of sales?
Justin Timberlake Announces "The 20/20 Experience" Sequel Release Date
As reported by MissInfo, Justin Timberlake has just announced the release date for the sequel to his chart-topping "The 20/20 Experience" album. He did so via his Instagram account, posting a photo of himself in the studio with the words "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th" scrawled on a piece of paper taped to a monitor.
Charts Don’t Lie: May 5
The new entries keep coming in on Charts Don't Lie. Recent weeks have seen quite a few releases that are within the hip-hop realm, as is often the case, because rappers like to release projects on the same day. This week, however, the new-comers to the charts don't come in as strong as you might think. Pop-friendly rapper Will.i.am moved under 30k for opening week with his solo album #willpower. This is suprising when you think the target market for Will.i.am is definitely the mainstream and thus the numbers should reflect that.
Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" Single Goes Platinum
Justin Timberlake's winning streak continues. The artist's comeback proved to be a very fruitful one, after selling aroud 980k copies of his album opening week, The 20/20 Experience went platinum quickly after.
Justin Timberlake Enters Long Term Partnership With Mastercard
Justin Timberlake is stacking up the endorsements. The 20/20 Experience crooner who currently holds endorsements with Target and Bud Light, as well as having a well documented stint with McDonalds under his belt, is now partnering up with Mastercard. The arrangement is through MasterCard’s Priceless Cities program and will last for two years.
Wiz Khalifa Reveals Justin Timberlake Will Be On Juicy J's "Stay Trippy", Talks New Album
Wiz Khalifa just released his 4/20 EP, Live In Concert, with Curren$y, but it seems he's taking a note from his prolific counterpart, and already gearing up to release his follow up to O.N.I.F.C., which dropped only last December.
Charts Don’t Lie: April 21
This week we see Tyga make an entry onto the charts, while Tyler, the Creator, whose album dropped last week, fell quite a bit from his impressive #3 debut. Tyga's Hotel California is definitely a venture into the more typical sound that has defined Tyler's career, with plenty of DJ Mustard-esque beats and the accompanying flow. However, maybe this signature sound isn't the signature fans are looking for after all. The album debuted at #7, which is not as good as his last LP, Careless World.
Kid Rock Calls Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake Concert Tickets "Highway Robbery"
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are on top of their respective games right now. JT's new album just went platinum, and Jay can't drop a song without the White House weighing in on it.
Charts Don't Lie: April 14
This week we see a new entry in Chart's Dont Lie, with Tyler, the Creator's WOLF having dropped on April 2nd. The rapper is definitely expanding his fanbase, with this album impressively debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200. Tyler has been known for extreme and controversial lyrics, which may have made him less accessible to the general public in the past. Now it seems like the public is getting desensitized to the rambunctious rapper, or perhaps it's that the OF member is becoming more radio-friendly and mainstream-- what do you think?
Charts Don't Lie: April 7th
This week we saw Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience break another record, after first topping Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV in first week sales, it became the first record in 2013 to crack one million sales, going platinum just two weeks after it dropped. On the other end of the spectrum, we saw Weezy F's album, I Am Not A Human Being II, sell a strong 217k, but it did not really live up to his past LP sales.
Justin Timberlake "Swatted", Hackers Who Exposed Jay-Z & Beyonce's Financial Info Claim They're Behind The String Of Pranks
"Swatting" is a prank which consists of an anonymous call to the police, reporting a false crime at a celebrities home.
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" Will Debut At No. 1 With 980,000+ Sold [Update: Timberlake Tops The Charts Again, "20/20" Certified Platinum]
The early results are in, and it's estimated that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience has moved 980,622 copies this week, easily placing it at number one on the Billboard 200. The debut marks JT's best first week in sales ever, with FutureSex/LoveSounds selling a very respectable, but inferior 684,000 copies its first week.
Charts Don’t Lie: March 31
This week we were extremely impressed by the numbers that Justin Timberlake pulled with his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Within the hip-hop/r’n’b-sphere, we haven’t seen a chart topper sell the amount JT sold in a while. The artist pulled in 980k, which funnily enough takes away a record from Lil Wayne, who happens to also have a new album that released this past week. Wayne previously held the high-selling
Sales Projections For Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" Are High
Justin Timberlake released his new album, The 20/20 Experience, yesterday, with a Part 2 already in the works. The pop star will definitely be racking in the cash with his first release since 2006.