Posts Tagged ‘Jill Scott’
Today marks the day of the 54th Annual Grammy Award Show in Los Angeles, CA. Tons of celebrities are packing out venues all throughout the area, and showing love to the most respected figures in music. Some of the biggest parties of the year are happening, including yesterday’s Roc Nation Pre-Grammy award Brunch. Tons of singers and actors piled in the Soho House for the Jay-Z Label imprint celebration including Rihana, Beyonce, Melanie Fiona, Gabrielle Beauvais, Kelly Rowland and more. Check out the pics after the jump! (more…)Read More
1. Tony Bennett – Duets II – 179,317 - The man’s a living legend with this number one album added to a list of achievements already 100 miles long. Respect.
3. Adele – 21 – 116,859 - She’s going to be in the top five for foreseeable future. I can’t wait to see what her number do during the holiday season. She’ll probably release a new single around that time too. Just a hunch.
5. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV – 84,139 - Fresh off his birthday (29th, I believe), Weezy’s still nestled in the top five selling albums in the country with 1.5M in arms reach. Seriously, it’s crazy he’s not 30 yet. Feels like he’s been around forever. (Keep reading…)Read More
Consider this the happy hour edition of “Billboard Breakdown.” The first drink is free before 8 p.m. EST.
1. Adele – 21 – 77,130 - The songbird appears to get more and more popular as the weeks go by and the numbers prove such. With over 2.75M already scanned and in households across America, she’s still moving 77,000 a week.
5. DJ Khaled – We The Best Forever – 52,914 - Probably not the numbers Khaled wanted to see, but pretty much expected from my seat in the arena. “I’m On One” is still my favorite single of the summer, if that’s any consolation.
9. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black – 37,332 - After not even appearing on the charts last week, the deceased star’s Back To Black lands at the nine spot. Her death all but guaranteed a spot in the top 10, so I guess Jadakiss was right. “Controversy sells, but not like death.”
25. Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun – 259,191 - Congrats to Jill for this. 300K looks more like a formality than a goal now.
27. Big Sean – Finally Famous: The Album – 14,340 - He better go on and drop that “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” video while the getting is good. “Ass,” too. (Keep reading…)Read More
1. Beyonce – 4- 115,000 - Gold by next week. Platinum by the end of the summer. And if she can somehow get Three Stacks out of hiding to shoot a video for “Party,” watch out. She’ll probably ride “Best Thing I Never Had” out for a minute though, not that I blame her.
7. Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun – 32,000 – This brings the total to roughly 223,000 making 300K a real possibility sometime in the future.
9. Big Sean - Finally Famous: The Album – 27,000 - What’s ironic is that even though the he’s seeing massive amounts of success right now – which is great for him, by the way – is the fact he’s only 115,000 copies sold. It just feels like he scanned more copies than that. Maybe his album was undershipped. Maybe it will be one of those projects that sells consistently every week for a few months straight. Maybe I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. Or maybe it’s a combination of all three.Read More
1. Beyonce – 4 - 311,000 - Not really a surprise this lands at number one. Had this not leaked damn near three weeks earlier, we could probably be looking at numbers near the 500,000 sold mark. I won’t lie though. That “Best Thing I Never Had” song is my sh*t though. Don’t tell anybody.
3. Big Sean – Finally Famous: The Album - 87,000 - Part of me believes this album was undershipped, but that could be the conspiracy theorist in me talking. “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” is the next single, but I wouldn’t be surprised if “Ass” gets the NSFW treatment sometime soon. “So Much More,” while not a single, is the best song on the album.
5. Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun – 55,000 - Creeping up on 200,000 with the very real possibility of hitting 300K later this year. If she’s touring, which I suspect she is, that has to be a win.
22. Curren$y – Weekend At Burnie’s – 23,000 - Let this marinate. That’s 23,000 with NO radio play and minminal love on TV. That’s brand confidence for one of the hardest workers in the industry at the moment. He’s just caking all that tour money which is a smart move in 2011. Oh, and he’s still got two more albums coming this year. (Keep reading…)Read More
1. Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun – 136,000 – She looked great and performed even better at the BET Awards and from what I hear about this album, it’s well worth the price of admission.
6. Royce & Eminem (Bad Meets Evil) – Hell: The Sequel – 63,000 – This brings the tally to 234,000. Just wait until they release the video for “Lighters” (aka the song with Bruno Mars). That should give them another pop culture steroid shot; even if I’m not a huge fan of the record in particular.
7. LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking – 27,000 - Regardless if they go on to become bigger celebrities than what they already are, or fizzle out by the end of this year, “Shots” will forever be a party classic. (Keep reading…)Read More
Jill Scott will be making her way back to the music scene as she is preparing for her upcoming album “Light Of The Sun” which will be released this summer. Above is the behind the scenes footage of the newest song off of the album which will feature Eve. The video was shot in Philadelphia and receives cameos from Meek Mill, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, and many more. The official visuals will hit the internet later on this week.Read More
Barbershop was on TV not too long ago and Eve’s role got me to thinking when (or if) she would ever return to the vocal both. I mean, it’s not like she didn’t have some quality records back in her day (“Love Is Blind” is still one of the more underrated singles in a long, long time) and rumors of a new album in the works had been around for a minute. Hell, she even had a record produced by Swizz Beatz featuring T.I. awhile back, but nothing ever came of it.
One feature doesn’t amount to a “comeback,” but it does get the wheels turning.
Jill Scott enlists the former Ruff Ryder and fellow Philly native to ride shotgun on her new record “Shame” which is slated to appear Scott’s new album The Light Of The Sun coming later this year.Read More