It’s another week in music that has passed and just incase you’ve missed it here’s what’s worth mentioning.
First off, CONGRATS to John Legend for scoring his first #1 on the Hot 100 for ‘All of Me’ and congrats to Iggy Azalea for having 2 tracks in the top 10 and within the top 5 ‘Problem’ (w/ Ariana Grande) and ‘Fancy‘ (feat. Charlie XCX). On Digital Songs ‘Problem’ is in at #1 and ‘Fancy’ is in at #2. In other chart news, Imagine Dragons debut track ‘Radioactive’ has bowed out of the Hot 100 after having spent 87 weeks on the chart. It holds the longest streak surpassing popular favorites, ‘I’m Yours’ (Jason Mraz), ‘Rolling In the Deep’ (Adele), ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (LMFAO), plus more.
As for videos this week there were 3 that really caught my eye: Usher ‘Good Kisser’, Sara Bareilles ‘I Choose You’, and my favorite video release of the week Sia ‘Chandelier’. The video is such an amazing imagery and be sure to click the link for my full review. In the meantime check out the video below:
In other new music Michael Jackson’s, Xscape, is set to hit stores June _ and hot of the heals of the iHeartRadio debut, , two more tracks have been released. Take a listen to ‘Blue Gangsta’ and ‘Xscape’ here.
In other new music I came across this track ‘Made for Me’ by Sebastian Mikael featuring Teyana Taylor. The track is featured I love both of their vocals together and will be doing a full review on his mixtape, Waiting Game, so stay tuned for that. Also I’ll be doing an official track/video for Teyana Taylor’s track ‘Maybe’ which hits airwaves Tuesday, 5.13.14. Check out the track below:
Moving on to the NEWS of the week, and no I’m not talking Rihanna’s Instagram. Dr. Dre is set to become the first RAP BILLIONAIRE after his deal with Apple. Dre and his parter Jimmy Iovine are expected to receive 3.2 billion for the sale of Beats by Dre and the newest project Beats Music. This will be a huge deal for Dre as he will surpass Diddy’s $700 million net worth and a huge deal for Apple as they have not paid over 1 billion for a company. CONGRATS to that!
I don’t like to discuss much celeb ‘scandal’ on here, but let’s get to Rihanna’s instagram. Her instagram was suspended than the account was cleared out. Why? Well if you haven’t read on other blogs it’s all for her topless post of her LUI cover. Will Rih be making a reappearance to Instagram anytime soon? I sure hope so because her posts at times can be quite comical.
Lastly, Chris Brown has been sentenced to 131 for the violation of his parole due to the D.C. fight. He has a hearing for that fight on June 23rd and is charged with misdemeanor assault. Due to the time served already, 200+ days between rehab & current jail time his lawyer expects him to be released soon. Although he is not physically promoting his music, his track ‘Loyal’ is all over the airwaves. It’s #11 on the Hot 100, #13 on Radio Songs.