Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
Stream Tank's New Album "Sex, Love, & Pain 2"
Tank's 2007 album Sex, Love, & Pain debuted at #2 on the charts and sold over 100,000 units its first week. Following December's somewhat acrimonious split of TGT, his supergroup with Tyrese and Ginuwine, the veteran R&B crooner marches onward into the future with a new album, Sex, Love, Pain 2. Not much has changed for ol' Tank.
Ginuwine Calls Tyrese "Wack Lil Boy" For Announcing TGT Split On Instagram
Tyrese took to Instagram yesterday to announce the split of TGT, his R&B supergroup with singers Ginuwine and Tank. The big news is not the group's breakup so much as how it went down -- Ginuwine, furious with Tyrese's IG post, clapped back with a post of his own:
Tank Reveals "Sex, Love, & Pain 2" Cover Art & Tracklist, Shares New Single
R&B crooner Tank is slated to drop Sex, Love, & Pain 2 -- a succinct summary of his music -- on January 22. Yesterday, the R&B crooner unveiled a triumvirate of gifts for his fans -- the album cover art, tracklist, and a new song called "Better For You." Tank is looking yoked in the cover art, which you can view in the image gallery. The album will get guest appearances from the likes of Rich Homie Quan, Chris Brown, Sage The Gemini, Yo Gotti and more. Here's the tracklist.
Meet J-Doe: Conglomerate Records' Next-Up
You probably know O.T. Genasis as the new face of Busta Rhyme's Conglomerate Records. Busta's first signee, though, is another L.A. guy, J-Doe, who's had years of industry experience under his belt. You might remember his 2011 hit, "Coke, Dope, Crack, Smack," or more likely, the remix and video, which featured T-Pain and David Banner. Though the titles of both of the Conglomerate signee's biggest hits are similar, J-Doe is a whole different kind of rapper.
Tank Arrested For Failing To Obey Police Officer
Is Tank embarrassed by his driver's license photo? Considering the awe his body inspires in his many female fans, that seems unlikely, but the R&B singer did just refuse to give his license to a police officer -- an offense for which he was arrested.
Stream Tank's New Album "Stronger"
Tank is following up his group effort with TGT from last August, Three Kings, with a new solo album Stronger due out in five days time. His last solo effort was This Is How I Feel from 2012.
Chris Brown & Tank Talk About "Shots Fired" Collaboration and Being Patient With Women
Chris Brown and Tank recently teamed up for Tank's new banger "Shots Fired." The single, which seems to be gaining more and more momentum since its release, is also getting the visual treatment.