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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.

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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!

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Queen Bey sets the Royals

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.

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Wiz Khalifa shoe launch at Foot Locker

Rap artist Wiz Khalifa launched his new sneaker line, the Chuck Taylor All-Star Wiz Khalifa Collection, at The Foot Action store in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday. The shoe release came on the heels of his #1 Album, Blacc Hollywood, which you can download on iTunes.

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Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri part ways

Songbird Mariah Carey seems to be blaming her manager and producer Jermaine Dupri for the poor performance of her current album.

Mariah’s unfortunately named album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, sold a measly 83,000 total albums in the US. That wasn’t good enough for the 45-year-old Diva who has 17 top ten albums to her credit.

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