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Justin Timberlake Tops Album Charts with 968,000 Copies Sold!

Justin TimberlakeIt’s official: Justin Timberlake’s new album “The 20/20 Experience” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  This is the highest achievement on the charts so far in 2013.

“20/20,” released on March 19, is Timberlake’s second No. 1 album and logs his best sales week yet. It follows his last release, 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which arrived atop the list with his previous high: 684,000. Timberlake’s first album, 2002’s “Justified,” debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a 439,000 start.

What’s more, with reports that a sequel could be released by Thanksgiving, Justin may need a few tuxedos to go with his “Suit & Tie.”

Get it JT

Chris Brown Has The Last Laugh When Abuse Warning Label Backfires!

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Remember those warning labels unofficially slapped onto Chris Brown’s latest album, Fortune, telling people not to buy it because he beats women (most notably Rihanna)?
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Well, it seems the ploy has backfired — his album sales are actually UP at that store!

One representative thinks that now that the protesters have brought the album back into the the limelight (the whole thing went viral), that they inadvertently revived interest in it as well.
Whomp whomp!

Here’s what that rep said:

“We were as surprised as anyone when the stickers appeared. Obviously someone must have snuck in to put them on a handful of CDs, and although they weren’t up very long before staff removed them, the person responsible managed to take a snap and send it out to media.

“I guess they got their point across pretty effectively – with widespread coverage around the world, though, by the same token, quite a few more people now know there’s a new Chris Brown album out.”

Well, that’s some positive news for Breezy as he’s due back in court to discuss probation related things in less than a week!

Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E Album Lands At #1

Chris Brown’s neighbors better get their ear plugs out because we feel a house party coming on!

Final sales numbers for the week are in and Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E” album will claim the top spot on Billboard this week with over 273k sold. F.A.M.E is his second highest selling album to date, following the release of Exclusive in 2007, which sold 295k in it’s first week. It’s follow up Graffiti, which was released in 2009, only sold 102k in it’s first week.

Talk about a comeback!

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson has snagged the #2 spot selling 167k units of her new album “I Remember Me”.

Source

NO U AINT of the DAY…. Soulja Boy Says He Spent $3 Million On Gold Jewelry, Sells Only 13,000 Copies Of ‘The DeAndre Way’ Album

NO U AINT of the day goes out too Soulja Boy…Soulja Boy is known for his often off-the wall jewelry collection and according to the SODMG head, he recently spent as much as $3 million on gold alone.

The rapper sat down for an interview with MTV’s RapFix where he revealed the extravagant amount he spent on neckwear. Continue reading

Nas emails L.A. Reid demanding that Def Jam spend more money on his album

Our good friends over at Mediatakeout.com put us up on this one!  WORD HAS IT that rapper NAS is not too happy with Def Jam or the execs over there!  He allegedly wrote the letter below and apparently he feels that despite the negative sales of his last few albums, the company should invest more money in his new project.

Below is the FULL email,sent to Def Jam head LA Reid.

From: Nas
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!

Peace to all,

With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.
I won’t even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they don’t connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artist’s dream and aspirations. You don’t help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you don’t even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You aren’t…. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didn’t work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesn’t understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation

This isn’t the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about “my label.” I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reason……. they believed in me. The didn’t give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine said….those dudes had me.

Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. It’s smart and after 5 years it’s still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what I’m feeling is disturbing. Don’t get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.

You don’t get another Nas recording that doesn’t count against my deal….PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ain’t many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You don’t even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Let’s get money!

-N.Jones

Tell ’em why you mad son!  NO U AINT!