Billboard dodged a lawsuit from angry rap producer DJ Khaled who was deeply hurt when his album, Father of Asahd, failed to debut at No. 1 on the charts last week.
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Reports that DJ Khaled threw a tantrum at his record label over the sales of his album, Father of Asahd, were greatly exaggerated. A source says Khaled's anger had nothing to do with the record label or his label mate Tyler, the Creator.
DJ Khaled threw a tantrum at his record label after his album, Father of Asahd, failed to debut at number 1 on the album charts.
Ciara's new album Beauty Marks sold just 10,000 copies in its first week of release. The GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar released her highly anticipated seventh studio album on May 10.
Rap artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is the latest rapper to experience low album sales after promoting his music on social media.
The Bronx rapper's current album HOODIE SZN is the country's No. 1 album, but his album sales hit rock bottom at a total of 823 physical copies sold.
R. Kelly's music is in demand following the premiere of Lifetime Network's much-hyped docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. The docuseries aired on Thursday night, and sales of his music went through the roof on Friday.
Drake has earned his eighth consecutive number 1 album in America with the biggest album debut of 2018. Drake's new album Scorpion smashed streaming records upon its release on June 29.
Beyonce and JAY-Z suffered a blow to their fragile egos when their surprise album, Everything is Love, debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.
The numbers are not favorable for Kanye West's 7-track album Ye. The album is expected to stream only 175,000 times by Thursday. Of those streams, only 70,000 are expected to be paid downloads.
Chris Brown is very upset that the RIAA will only count 3 days of sales for his new double album Heartbreak On a Full Moon.
Brown is probably kicking himself for releasing his emotional album on a Tuesday rather than the previous Friday.
Keyshia Cole has returned to the top of the Billboard charts for the first time since her 2014 album Point of No Return.
Keyshia's seventh studio album 11:11 Reset is #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.
So Jay-Z lied about his album's numbers. No surprise there. The aging rapper is known to stretch the truth about his numbers, including his age.
If you're looking for Jay-Z's 13th album to make the Billboard Top 200 Albums list, you have a long wait. Apparently numbers do lie.
British chanteuse Adele finally lost at something. Prince Rogers Nelson was crowned America's top-selling album artist in 2016.
In the months following the music icon's untimely death in April 2016, the "Purple Rain" star's albums and songs sold a combined 7.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
Joy Villa stole the spotlight at the 2017 Grammy Awards held on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old singer shocked everyone when she revealed a custom red, white and blue dress with the words "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" and "TRUMP" emblazoned in sequins.
If you need any more proof that hip-hop is dead, look no further than the first week sales for 2 of the most highly anticipated album releases this year.
Rap honchos The Game and Gucci Mane both dropped much-anticipated albums last week.
Congratulations to Soul singer Solange Knowles! Her album Seat at the Table tops the Bilboard album chart without her sister Beyonce's help or influence.
I bet Beyonce is somewhere celebrating that she no longer has to support her baby sister financially.
R&B Diva Keyshia Cole tapped musician Frank Ocean to record a duet on her long-anticipated 7th studio album.
According to Hits Daily Double, Beyonce's new album, Lemonade is expected to sell just 500K copies in its 1st week.
Beyonce released Lemonade on her husband Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service on Saturday night after the premiere of Lemonade: the movie on HBO. This helps explain her low first week numbers. Lemonade is now available on iTunes.
The news is bad for Rihanna and Jay Z. Despite their best efforts, RiRi's eighth studio album, Anti (pronounced "Auntie") is a spectacular flop.
Chris Brown unleashed his frustration on "fake" social media followers for not buying his album, Royalty.
The 26-year-old singer slammed his huge social media following in a series of tweets on Tuesday. Brown has over 35 MILLION followers on Twitter.com and Instagram.com combined. But his album, Royalty, is estimated to sell a little over 165,000 copies in its first week.
Singer Monica Brown's new CD, Code Red, is estimated to sell 30K-35K units in 1st week sales.
At best, Code Red is expected to sell or stream 37,000 units in the 1st week.
This comes after Mo and her management put together a well-organized promotional campaign that saw the Atlanta songbird performing promo shows around the country to promote her album and appearing on talk shows.
Monica's estimated 1st week sales provide more evidence that social media follows and 'likes' are worthless and often do not translate to sales for artists.
R&B singer Monica Brown gave her faithful fans the news they've been waiting for on Sunday.
The mother of 3 announced the release date for her long-anticipated LP Code Red.
It's official: R&B singer Ciara's new album, Jackie, is a flop. According to industry estimates, Jackie is expected to move about 22,000 units in 1st week sales (that includes online streaming). Those are pretty dismal numbers when you think about how far Ciara has risen since her "Goodies" days.
G.O.O.D./Def Jam artist Big Sean squeaked by rap/rocker Kid Rock to score his first #1 album on the Billboard charts. Sean's album Dark Sky pushed 180K in sales.
Rap icon Lil Kim went from 0-100 on R&B singer and reality star K. Michelle yesterday. Before we get to the roasting I should mention that K. Michelle's current album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? (Atlantic Records), is on pace to top 100,000 in record sales next week. That puts her in very rare company as only 2 other urban artists -- and no other female R&B singer -- sold more than 100K records in all of 2014!
Furthermore, I listened to K. Michelle's album yesterday and it's actually pretty good. So put aside your personal opinion of her and go support our urban artists by copping the CD!
Now on to the roasting!
Despite topping every money-related list this year, pop singer Beyonce missed the mark by a wide margin on the only list that counts in 2014 (no, not Forbes).
Beyonce raked in $115 million in record and tickets sales in 2014. But that wasn't enough to surpass a musician who outearned her by about half a billion dollars. Click the link below to see who it is.
Harlem socialite Azealia Banks and her family bought up as many copies of her new album as they could afford. But she still failed to crack the top 20 on the Billboard charts this week. Her debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, barely sold 11,000 copies -- a dismal failure in anyone's book.
1st week sales figures for rap mogul T.I. Harris' 9th studio album, Paperwork (Grand Hustle/Columbia Records), beat estimated projections.
Rap mogul T.I., aka Tip, went on a shopping spree in Los Angeles yesterday, and he picked up a few things for Sandrarose.com readers! Peep T.I.'s receipt after the break!