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.
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 & 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.
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.
Full List Of Winners From The 2013 MTV VMAs
The 2013 MTV VMAs have come to a close. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Justin Timberlake came out with the most moonmen, earning 3 a piece. Outside of those two artists, there weren't very many winners in the Rap/R&B sphere. If you missed the performances, you can watch all of them here. View the full list of winners below. BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGEMacklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” SONG OF THE SUMMEROne Direction, “Best Song Ever”
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.
Macklemore Says He Is Surprised By Massive Success Of "Thrift Shop"
One of the surprising breakout artists of 2012 was the collabo team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis whose The Heist LP moved some major units, especially considering their indie status. Recently, their big single off the project “Thrift
Charts Don’t Lie: January 27th
This week we see a new chart-topper arrive, the New York rapper who takes on that southern style, A$AP Rocky. Rocky's debut album, Long.Live.A$AP did surprisingly well. We see albums leak all the time-- usually it's just a week prior to the album's release though. In Rocky's case, we saw it leak a month early. However, Rocky continued doing promo and dropping singles, not worrying about the album leak or bumping his release date up. And it worked out well for him, he still sold a large amount of copies, and landed #1 on the Billboard 200.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead AMA Nominations [Update: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis To Perform]
With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being just about everywhere this year, and hitting platinum for "Thrift Shop" time and time again, it may come as no surprise that they're leading the AMA nominations. Today the annual AMA awards announced the nominees for each category. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis received six nods total, including ones for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
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: 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.
Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke To Perform At The Grammy Nominations Concert
We're approaching Grammy time, and today the annual awards ceremony announced a big (and surprisingly hip-hop/r'n'b) line up for their Nominations Concert. The Grammys are tapping previous award winner Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and country star/four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban to perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live.
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 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.
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: 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 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 "White Walls" Music Video - Sneaker Spotlight
Macklemore has blown up since his hit single, Thrift Shop, and is continuing to not only put out good music but stellar videos to complement the songs. The newest visual features TDE artist Schoolboy Q and is from the song White Walls that was released on his album, The Heist.
Big Sean, Soulja Boy, Wale & More In Celeb Kicks Of The Week
This was a big week for the 11's. Both the Jordan 11 and the LeBron 11 got their fair share of exposure this weekend in multiple colorways.DJ Khaled showed off a pair of Gamma Blue Jordan 11's and his crew was also rocking J's all week; including French Montana in the Jordan 3Lab5. Nate Robinson, who is a known sneakerhead, also posted pictures of his "Bred" Jordan 11's, along with his early release Gamma Blue 11's.