This is the third most popular record in the country right now. So, one more qualification for Arcade Fire's still pretty respectable #2 this week: they snagged it amidst the worst seven days in SoundScan history. The industry managed to move a paltry 4.95 million units last week, a number th ... More >>
Chrisette Michele's weepy, fiery, only occasionally baby-shaking Epiphany debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, a huge coup for the vaguely retro-minded r&b belter. Her legacy, alas: At 83,000 sold, it's the weakest #1 record in Nielsen SoundScan's nearly two-decade history. She just won the last g ... More >>
I know, petty but, here's Ryan Seacrest on American Idol last night: "He's been dominating the charts since he came on the scene nine years ago. Here to perform his number one "Heartless" from his multi-platinum album, 808s & Heartbreak, it is: the one and only Kanye West!" Cue fearsome performanc ... More >>
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
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