Ciara’s ‘Jackie’ is a Spectacular Failure

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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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Big Sean Outsells Chris Brown & Tyga 180K vs a Paltry 52K

Big Sean and Chris Brown

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.

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Lil Kim Destroys K. Michelle

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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Beyonce is Not the Highest Paid Musician in 2014

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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Azealia Banks is Still Broke

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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.

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1st Week Sales for T.I.’s ‘Paperwork’ Beats Projections


1st week sales figures for rap mogul T.I. Harris’ 9th studio album, Paperwork (Grand Hustle/Columbia Records), beat estimated projections.

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SR Exclusive: T.I. ‘Paperwork’ Contest

T.I. performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Rap mogul T.I., aka Tip, went on a shopping spree in Los Angeles yesterday, and he picked up a few things for readers! Peep T.I.’s receipt after the break!

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