Welcome to yet another episode of Blerd Radio! In this episode, your hosts Mike & Jesse pay tribute to a cultural phenomenon by acknowledging the thirtieth (!) anniversary of MTV. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that the advent of Music Television changed the industry as well as pop culture. Over the course of this episode, we discuss our favorite classic videos, shout out some iconic VJs, and bemoan the constant “16 & Pregnant” marathon the [...]
Here’s your weekly wrap-up on the interesting happenings on the Billboard charts. Top 200 Albums: Adele bounces back to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 21. It’s spent three of it’s first four weeks at the top spot and has easily cruised over 750,000 albums sold. The British songstress adds another 98K to her total this week. Hardcore band Rise Against scores the biggest first week of their career, arriving at #2 with their latest effort, Endgame. It [...]
Lookie, lookie! Our first six-figure total of 2011 has arrived, and it only took two months for it to happen! (Sarcasm, folks). The 37th volume of the venerable “Now That’s What I Call Music” series takes the top spot on this week’s Billboard Album chart with 151,000 copies sold. It’s by far the best sales week of the year for any album, and it’s also the best sales week for the “Now” franchise in quite some time. This week’s chart [...]
Taylor Swift hangs on to the top spot for yet another week on the latest Billboard chart. She’s gonna come within a hair of scoring 2010’s top-selling album, but Lady Antebellum and Eminem are standing in her way.
Check out DJ Earworm’s mash-up of the best in pop music this past year, featuring Taio Cruz, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Usher and The Black Eyed Peas.
Susan Boyle retakes the chart throne this week, selling 272,000 copies of her album “The Gift”. Meanwhile, The Black Eyed Peas debut at a disappointing #6.
A look at this week’s Billboard 200 album chart. Kanye West debuts at #1, while Nicki Minaj scores the best sales week for a female rapper ever.
Links to reviews of new albums by The Black Eyed Peas and El DeBarge on popdose.com
There are lots of new albums coming out 11/30, including the latest from The Black Eyed Peas. Also out, new albums by the “Glee” cast, Tim McGraw, and a bunch of solid-seeming R&B records.
The American Music Awards may have fallen to third place on the importance list behind the Grammy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards, but it’s still a pretty important show where it counts…at the cash register. It’s pretty well-watched, and lots of people that see performances or award winners end up going to their local store (or to iTunes) and picking up a single or album by someone they caught on the show. The AMAs began in 1974 as [...]
I swear it was totally coincidental that I decided to drop will.i.am into the 5ive at 5 on the same week that the Black Eyed Peas released a new single. Unfortunately, most of the goodwill I’d developed through writing those posts dissipated the second I heard the group’s new single, “The Time”. This song is so ridiculously lowest common denominator awful that I couldn’t even make it through the whole thing. It was quite obviously meant to follow in the [...]