Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Miguel & More Perform At 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Miguel, Chris Brown, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among this year's performers at the 2013 Billboard music awards. The event is still happening live at the MGM grand, but check out footage of the artists that have taken the stage so far, and stay tuned for updates with the latest performances!
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.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Cover Billboard Magazine
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have been dominating the Billboard charts, whether it's on the Billboard 200 with their album The Heist, or with their singles "Can't Hold Us" and "Thrift Shop" on the Hot 100.
Macklemore Upset That OKC Thunder Play "Can't Hold Us" At Games
Seattle is trying desperately to bring basketball back to their city, and a group led by billionaire Chris Hansen is putting up serious cash to entice the NBA in relocating the Sacramento Kings to Seattle where they will be the second iteration of the Supersonics. Losing their basketball team is a sore spot for Seattle NBA fans as their Seattle Supersonics left in 2008 to become the Oklahoma City T
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" Hits Platinum [Update: Song Hits No. 1, Makes Billboard History]
After the success of their last single "Thrift Shop", Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have added another platinum hit under their belt. The duo's recent single, "Can't Hold Us", has officially hit platinum.
Method Man Calls Macklemore Out For Walking On Crowd, Claims He Invented It
Fans at the mtvU Woodie awards were impressed by a stage move Macklemore broke out the show, which found him performing an act similar to crowd surfing, but instead walking across the audience as they held him by his feet. It seems that Wu-Tang rapper Method Man was not impressed by the feat, mainly because he's been doing it himself for some time.
Macklemore Visits A Fan Suffering From Leukemia In Vermont
Macklemore may have a couple of platinum plaques under his belt, but it hasn't stopped him from reaching out to fans.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce Overseas Tour Dates
As Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' quest for music dominance continues, the two are taking their sounds over to Europe for a tour. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announced the world tour dates today, check them out below. Things begin in London on September 9th, running through out the month until October 4th in Stockholm.
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.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Thrift Shop" Sets New Record On Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" continues to do amazing things. After going 5x platinum the other week, the single has now broken a Billboard record on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now 5 Times Platinum
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' viral hit "Thrift Shop" refuses to go away. The track went quadruple plat about 3 weeks ago, and has steadily sold another million, moving 234k units this week.
Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
This week we await the official numbers for Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which is projected to sell huge amounts (750-800k), and will no doubt take over Charts Don’t Lie
Charts Don't Lie: March 17th
As the past few months have been slow all-around when it comes to music, we are not seeing many, if any, new hip-hop entries on the charts. However this shortage of music is coming to a close; the past week or two have seen many big songs drop, and a mixtape or three. We'll definitely begin to see some new names on Charts Don't Lie as early as next week, with Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience dropping on March 19th. Nonetheless, album-wise, we aren't seeing anything new this week. Instead, we have T.I.
Yahoo! Announces Tour With Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More
Yahoo! has announced a new tour which will include the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J.
Charts Don't Lie: March 10th
On Charts Don't Lie this week we familiar faces, along with one that may seem completely random: Flo Rida. We'll get to that one in a minute. As for the regulars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis see their best chart peak this week since they debuted at #2, with a leap from #16 to #4. Once more, it seems like promotion is on the rapper and producer's side, as an appearance on Saturday Night Live seems to have given a boost, perhaps not only to their single "Thrift Shop," but also to their album.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" Now Triple Platinum [Update: Four Times Platinum]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' massive hit "Thrift Shop" continues to spread like wildfire. Since going double platinum earlier this month, the song has now sold another million, achieving triple platinum status.The single off their debut album The Heist has currently sold a total of 3,101,000 copies.
Charts Don't Lie: March 3rd
The spike in album sales we saw accompany the Grammys and Valentine's Day has now subsided, with overall album sales having decreased by 20% over the week. Nonetheless our charts are staying pretty consistent: two female stars continue gripping onto the top spots of Charts Don't Lie, while their male counterparts take spots beneath them. While many artists decreased in album sales this week, the independent phenom that is Macklemore was one of the few to increase sale-wise. What is to blame for Macklemore's increase in LP sales this week?
Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
Artists who performed at the Grammys or (better yet?) won an award, gained more than just the honor—they gained new fans, perhaps reached a wider audience than usual and thus increased sales of their music. Over the past week, overall album sales increased 17%, which is due in part to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, but also, Valentine’s Day-- lest we forget the extremely commercialized holiday. There were definitely some urban artists who benefited from
Macklemore Defends The Use Of "Wing$" For NBA All-Star Commercial
Macklemore has become known for his loyalty to his independent label and the idea of not selling out. However, when his single "Wing$" was used in a commercial for the NBA All-Star break, fans questioned his loyalty to his ideals.
Internet Phenoms: Flash In The Pan Or Here To Stay?
For hip-hop aficionados, out of all the glorious things it has done, the Internet has most importantly allowed the entire music industry to change. Instead of waiting for labels to promote the hottest new artist and go through painstaking processes to find them, Tweets, Facebook shares, YouTube videos allow every musician, big or small, to be heard. This has allowed rappers to rise rapidly to prominence on the back of a few songs showcasing their potential.