The Billboard charts wrapping up 2012 have been released, and the big winners were Adele and Taylor Swift. Find out who else ranked amongst the year’s top sellers-and find out who flopped, as well.
In today’s Blerd Briefs: Lil Wayne topples a chart record, The Beatles arrive on vinyl, and…the “Always Sunny” cast changes?
Nicki Minaj debuts at #1 on the album charts this week, but the big news is Madonna’s 87% week 2 drop. Read on for more chart news.
Adele, Katy Perry and Whitney Houston combine to set all kinds of records on the Billboard charts this week.
So, I’m sure you’ve all seen various news articles saying things about the state of the music industry in the previous year. Here are a few irrefutable facts as well as a listing of the top selling albums of the year. Music sales are up vs. the previous year for the first time in seven years. Despite a so-so fourth quarter, sales of prerecorded full-length albums were up 1% over 2010. Does this mean the CD is on the rebound? [...]
Well, folks: we’re about to wrap up the chart year. There’s only one week left, and industry watchers are on the edge of their collective seats, wondering if music sales will actually increase over the year before. As we headed into late fall, that looked like a sure thing, as sales of albums were trending at about 4% over 2010. However, a 4th quarter schedule devoid of blockbuster releases a la Taylor Swift and Kanye West last year has narrowed [...]
A big ho ho ho to Michael Buble, as the Canadian crooner holds at #1 on this week’s album chart with his album Christmas. The album sells a healthy 293,000 units, easily outdistancing second weeks for the many debuts that entered last week. With no immediate challenger in site, it’s pretty easy to assume that Buble will retain pole position on the chart for the remainder of the year, and while there’s no way in hell he’ll pass Adele to [...]
Will G’N R reunite now that they’ve become the latest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees? Find out who else got inducted in this week’s Blerd Briefs column.
Who is this dude and why does he have the #1 album in the country?
Coldplay scores the biggest debut for a rock album in nearly three years. How did the other albums that came out last week fare on the Billboard charts?