“Don’t call it a mixtape,” but J. Cole recently released 5 new songs via his website to hold fans over until his sophomore album, Born Sinner is released.
Born Sinner was originally scheduled for a January 2013 release, but has sense been pushed back so I’m sure it was a nice treat for fans to wake up to new music from Cole. Especially fans that are used to him dropping mixtapes.
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Bruno Mars announced his “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” supporting his latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox. The singer will fittingly be joined on tour by Ellie Goulding and Fitz and the Tantrums. Dates have yet to be announced but Mars says the North American leg will start this summer and Euroupe will be toured in the fall.
In what comes as no surprise, Justin Bieber’s Believe Acoustic debuts at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The song moved 211,000 units and gives him a No. 1 album four years in a row. Justin also has the honor of being the youngest artist to have five No. 1 albums all before even turning 19 years old! The Biebs previously has four other albums debut number one: My World 2.0 back in 2010, Never Say Never: The Remixes a year later in 2011, Under the Mistletoe that same year and Believe in 2012.
Ellie Goulding’s video for her toned down single “Explosions” matches the song’s dramatic and intimate feel. The black and white clip features Ellie on stage in two different performances. There’s also backstage/behind-the-scenes footage. Check it out below! Continue reading
Just hours ago, the GRAMMYs announced via Twitter that Justin Timberlake will be performing on the show! There’s no word on exactly when he is scheduled to take the stage (opening, closing, what have you) but expect to see him make his return February 10th on CBS!
Are you pumped??
Releasing his third remix album to date, Believe Acoustic showcases Justin’s growth as an artist. Besides re-recording tracks from last year’s Believe acoustically, he adds several new songs to the album. Continue reading
The first listen for Tegan & Sara’s new album Heartthrob is here! The album, due next Tuesday, features synth-y dance tracks. The 80′s infused opener “Closer” demonstrates the sister’s move from folksy pop music. It’s a big step in a new territory, which is what they wanted. Listen to the full-length album here!
Long.Live.A$AP, the debut album from A$AP Rocky has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart! The album sold 139,000 copies to make it there and the album is having success elsewhere. On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart “F****** Problems is in the top five. That single, featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, sold 854,000 downloads.
Last year, A$AP was featured on Rihanna’s “Cockiness” remix and spent four weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs sales chart. That single sold 54,000 downloads.
Justin Timberlake’s comeback single “Suit & Tie” is set to make a big debut on the Billboard chart. According to sources from the label, the song is set to sell 300,000-350,000 downloads by Sunday. That would be the best sales week for Justin, doing better than “SexyBack” which got 250,000 in 2006.
The song is currently at no. 6 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and is getting spins of 2,000 on pop radio. “Suit & Tie”, the lead single from The 20/20 Experience that follows 2006′s Future/Sex/LoveSounds, is also set to debut on the Hot 100 this week.
Ciara is teaming up again with rumored bf Future on the track “Wake Up, No Make Up”. The song is produced by Mike Will and premiered on Atlanta’s V103 (hence the tag). Ciara doesn’t initially sing on the song, instead she raps and then sings a little on the hook. Stream the song here.