As predicted, Canadian rapper Drake’s debut disc Thank Me Later failed to go gold in its first week out. Though he came in at #1, his sales figures actually fell far below the estimated 492,000 that Hits Daily Double had predicted. According to Soundscan, ‘Thank Me’ scanned 447,307 units. The over-the-top hype for this project reminds me of the hype surrounding Nas’ debut album, Illmatic, which garnered a rare 5 mics from the SOURCE magazine in 1994. It also flopped.
Nick Cannon and Common attended the Integration vs. Brand Interruption event in Cannes, France yesterday. It’s too bad Common’s movie with Queen Latifah didn’t do well at the box office. I actually liked it.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan behaved herself at Nylon Magazine’s Music Issue party at SkyBar inside the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood yesterday.
One-hit-wonder singer M.I.A. hosted Nylon magazine’s Music issue party at SkyBar.
That other one-hit-wonder singer Teairra Mari was there too. Kudos to her management team and publicist for keeping her relevant.