In February, the Billboard Hot 100 chart methodology was rightfully changed to reflect online streaming data from authorised YouTube audio and video products. Now, the RIAA has joined the growing list of companies that recognise the rapidly changing patterns of consumer behaviour by announcing a revamped system for the awarding of certifications.
Men controlled the top spots of the US charts this week but women certainly put up a good fight. In fact, a pair of divas – Fantasia and Mariah Carey – gave their counterparts quite a battle, particularly the former, who still controls a lofty position on the Billboard 200 tally.
Mariah Carey clearly has a hit on her hands with her new singe, “#Beautiful”. In little over 12 hours since the it was issued to digital retailers across the globe, the Miguel-assited song has already made major moves to the top of the charts, including the US iTunes top 200.
By now, you’ve heard the news that Fantasia’s Side Effects of You album has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. However, she isn’t the only female superstar rocking the US charts this week. Both Pink and Rihanna made major moves on the Billboard Hot 100, thus proving that girl power is the name of [...]
Despite conducting an impressive promotional campaign, the humble sales predictions for Fantasia’s Side Effects of You were right on the money. Still, the album has debuted near the top of the Billboard 200 and secured the singer the third top ten entry of her nine-year career.
People often refer to Rihanna as just a singles artists but as her consistent album sales prove, she is actually relatively successful across the board. For example, the Bajan’s latest studio offering, Unapologetic, has become her sixth consecutive album to be certified platinum in the US.
Fantasia made quite an impression on the viewers of American Idol last week with her stunning performance of “Lose to Win” but was it enough to make her Side Effects of You a success? Unfortunately, sales predictions indicate that although the record will debut high on the charts, the numbers will be far from impressive.
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience is the top-selling already album of the year to date but don’t expect it to lose momentum on the US charts any time soon. In fact, more than month since its March 19th release, the record remains a force on the Billboard 200 and has officially been certified double platinum.
Pink is one of the most successful touring artists in the world, she is a brilliant singer and dancer, and she has sold millions of albums. Yet, the diva never gets the acknowledgement she deserves on the blogosphere. I really doubt that she cares about that, though, because she gets praise where it counts most [...]