beyonce lemonade

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.

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Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage is over. The estranged couple is divorcing after 8 years of marriage. Beyonce pours out her frustration and bitterness in a collection of songs on her latest album, Lemonade, which dropped Saturday on Tidal after the premiere of her HBO special of the same name.

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Beyonce Knowles

Yesterday, Beyonce Knowles dropped her latest music video, "Formation", to make sure all eyes are on her leading up to the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Supposedly, this lame music video broke the Internet last night. I guess it doesn't take much to break the Internet these days.

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Boosie Young thug

Rapper Li'l Boosie made headlines last year when he announced he had kidney cancer then deleted his Instagram post.

The deleted post led to speculation that he was lying about having cancer. Less than a month later Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was in the hospital undergoing an operation. Again, the rumor mill went into overdrive.

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Rihanna

As you know, Rihanna's eighth studio album, ANTI (pronounced "Auntie"), supposedly leaked "accidentally" on Jay Z's flop music streaming app, TIDAL.

After the 27-year-old Bajan singer feigned outrage on social media, she provided a link for her social media followers to download the entire album for free.

Well, just 24 hours later, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Rihanna's album had gone platinum.

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Rihanna

In other publicity stunt news: Rihanna was supposedly outraged that her album ANTI (pronounced "Auntie") was "accidentally" leaked online yesterday. The 27-year-old Bajan singer supposedly went ballistic after her boss Jay Z "accidentally" leaked her entire album on his flop Tidal music streaming service Wednesday.

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Monica Brown Code Red

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.

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Coldplay featuring Beyonce

A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyonce turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.

“Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.

What a difference a few years makes.

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