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Metallica’s “Black Album” Extends Record, Hits 16 Million Sales
3 years ago

Metallica’s “Black Album” Extends Record, Hits 16 Million Sales

The biggest album of the Nielsen SoundScan era continues to get bigger.

According to Billboard, Metallica’s self-titled 1991 release, which has been dubbed “The Black Album,” this week crossed the …
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Tiesto, Tove Lo, Echosmith Score Early Adds at Pop Radio
3 years ago

Tiesto, Tove Lo, Echosmith Score Early Adds at Pop Radio

If Tiesto’s “Wasted (featuring Matthew Koma)” posts an unimpressive add count when it officially impacts pop radio on June 17, it will not be because radio programmers rejected the song.


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Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato Again Score at Top 40 Radio
3 years ago

Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato Again Score at Top 40 Radio

With no blockbuster new track from which to choose, Top 40 radio programmers largely spent the week adding previously released songs to their rotations.

According to Mediabase, Jennifer Lopez’ recently …
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Austin Mahone’s “The Secret” Album Sales Pacing for 50-55K
3 years ago

Austin Mahone’s “The Secret” Album Sales Pacing for 50-55K

While Austin Mahone’s “The Secret” scored the early lead on the iTunes Album Sales chart, its overall debut sales count will trail that of Mariah Carey’s fellow newcomer “Me. I …
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Mariah Carey’s “Elusive Chanteuse” Album Sales Pacing for 60-65K
3 years ago

Mariah Carey’s “Elusive Chanteuse” Album Sales Pacing for 60-65K

Update: Despite hope to the contrary, it appears the initial sales forecast might have overstated interest in the new Mariah Carey album.

According to revised estimates from Hits Daily Double, …
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Alex & Sierra Release Debut Single “Scarecrow,” Listen Now
3 years ago

Alex & Sierra Release Debut Single “Scarecrow,” Listen Now

The third–and final–act to win the United States version of “The X Factor” has finally released its (post-show) debut single.

Folk-pop duo Alex and Sierra, which garnered considerable entertainment buzz …
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Austin Mahone Leads Album Sales Chart, Mariah Carey Follows
3 years ago

Austin Mahone Leads Album Sales Chart, Mariah Carey Follows

Update: While Austin Mahone claimed the early lead on iTunes, Mariah Carey’s album will have the larger overall sales week. The first estimates for the Mahone, Carey and Cher Lloyd …
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MAGIC!’s “Rude” Hits #4 on iTunes, AJR’s “I’m Ready” Goes Top 100
3 years ago

MAGIC!’s “Rude” Hits #4 on iTunes, AJR’s “I’m Ready” Goes Top 100

Noteworthy movement is occurring at both ends of the iTunes Top 100.

The uppermost portion is home to a continued ascent from MAGIC!’s breakthrough single “Rude,” which Monday advanced to …
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Rising Songs: Becky G, Pharrell, Demi Lovato Near Top 40
3 years ago

Rising Songs: Becky G, Pharrell, Demi Lovato Near Top 40

The subject of Becky G’s new song might have her singing in the “Shower,” but radio programmers are increasingly trying to get listeners to sing it in their cars.

Following …
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Justin Bieber Teases Song “It’s Working,” Selena Speculation Erupts
3 years ago

Justin Bieber Teases Song “It’s Working,” Selena Speculation Erupts

The same phrase serves as both the title of Justin Bieber’s new song and an assessment of his latest social media stunt: “It’s Working.”

Bieber released a snippet of the …
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