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Japanese idol group Arashi's new album "Love" is the world's best-selling album selling  670.000 copies in its first week at retail, according to Oricon. Sales have already exceeded those of B'Z's greatest hits Album "B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998" which debuted at No.1 after selling 579,000 copies. "Love" is the Japanese Album which sold the most in 2013 in its first week! "Love" is Arashi's 11th consecutive chart-toppng album. The only other Japanese act to have topped the Album ranking for 11 consecutive years is the Group Exile!

Katy Perry's new Album "Prism" debuts at No.2 with sales of 453.000, of which 285.000 in the USA, 53.000 in United Kingdom, 31.000 in Canada, nearly 20.000 in Germany, 15.200 in France and 14.600 in Japan. Katy Perry's album "Teenage Dream" also debuted at No.2 in August 2010, shifting 239.000 units, overtaken only by the J-pop group Kobukuro in the world's best-selling Album chart.

Behind "Prism" at No.3, but far behind in sales, is James Blunt's new Album  "Moon Landing" which debuts with sales of 129.000. His debut album "Back To Bedlam" from 2004, has sold 12,5 million copies to date.

Last week's No.1, "Juke Box" by Kanjani 8, slips to No.27, selling just 26.000 units after its amazing first week.

Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" slips from No.2 to 4 in its second week on the chart and Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" is at No.5 in its third week with 93.000 in sales.

This weeks Greatest Gainer is Imagine Dragon's "NIght visions" with sales of 30.000. The Album has already sold over 2.5 million copies.

New entry this week for British Rock Band Motörhead and their 21st studio Album "Aftershock" at No.13 with sales of 41.000.

Japanese Rocker  Kanzuyoshi Saito scores big with two new entries: "Saito" at No.18 with sales of  32.000 and "Kanzuyoshi" at No.22 with sales of 29.000. At No.19 is AFI's burial which also shifted 32.000 copies in its first week at retail.

X Factor American Girl Group Fifth Harmony enter at No.23 with "Better Together" and sales of 28.000. DJ Khaled debuts at No.25 with his new Project  "Suffering from Success" and sales of 27.000.

And from Continental Europe, new entries include Italian Crooner Andrea Bocelli who debuts at No.28 with "Love In Portofino" and sales of 25.000.

German Rock Band Unholy Ground are a new entry at No.29 with sales of 25.000 for their new Smash Album "Sunrise Avenue" which is already a hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

French Rapper Kaaris enters the chart at No.37 with "Or Noir" and sales of 20.000.

R & B Girl Group TLC are back after an 8 year hiatus with a new album called "20" at No.36 this week and sales of 19.000.


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Eminem JUST released his highly anticipated single Monster with Rihanna and we can't get enough of it!! Eminem and Rihanna have crossed paths many times before, including the 11-time platinum single "Love The Way You Lie" in 2010, and now the duo are back at it once again to give us their latest collaboration "The Monster". "The Monster" will be appearing on Eminem's upcoming eighth studio album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2".

'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is set to arrive in stores on November 5th. The standard edition of the album will include 16 tracks while those who buy the deluxe bundle on Eminem's website will receive an extra 5 tracks. You can purchase 'The Monster' on iTunes and take a listen below to the monsterous beat. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSshMQRETUY



New Album for Yuna!

Posted on October 28, 2013

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Unless you didn't know, Yuna is an amazing Malaysian-born singer-songwriter about to take the world by storm!

 

Yuna's most anticipated second American album "Nocturnal" is out this week. The Album is a collaboration with the famous DJ Chad Hugo from The Neptunes and Robin Hannibal from the LA based Indie Duo Rhye.

Yuna's meteoric rise on the Malaysian indie music scene was largely due to the strong following she gained when she joined Myspace in 2006. In 2008, she released the single "Deeper Conversation" off her first Album which became a huge hit. Yuna comes from a strong jazz folk influence but when she moved to America 3 years ago, she learned how to mix R&B, hip-hop and Pop and started working with world famous Producers like Pharrell Williams who produced her single "Live Your Life" in January 2012. 

On April 24, 2012, Yuna's U.S. debut self-titled Album was released and debuted at No.23 on the Pop chart and No.86 on the Top 100 Albums on iTunes. Accolades from fans and critics alike, such as Billboard, NPR, Elle, NY Times, Vibe, Allure, Seventeen, MTV Style, Marie Claire and National Geographic all raved about her because her sound is “fresh, honest and deeply personal." She has toured with Graffiti6 and performed at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. She also contributed to the Savages soundtrack on the track, "Here Comes the Sun". In 2012, Yuna was recognized with a National Youth Icon Award, awarded by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, for her exceptional achievements in arts.

Yuna recently signed with Verve Music Group. Multiple Grammy-winning producer David Foster, who heads the creative operations of Verve, tweeted: "I'm really excited about the next hot artist to join Verve Music. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for Yuna in 2013".


Britney's Most Personal Album

Posted on October 28, 2013

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Britney Spears says "Britney Jean", her new Album out December 3rd, will be her "most personal record." The artwork was released on Friday (October 25)

 

"I poured my heart and soul into this album, and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years," she wrote in the handwritten letter. "I can't believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but it's true and I'm really proud of that." 

 

Britney also thanked many of the folks who helped her work on the album. "I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life," she said. "There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys."

 

The album's release will come just weeks before Britney takes the stage in Las Vegas for her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood on December 27.

 

The announcement also revealed that "Perfume", a ballad she had previously described as "really beautiful," will be available on November.


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Lady Gaga's "Do What U Want," her duet with R. Kelly from the upcoming Album "ARTPOP" is No.1 in 64 countries!

"The song hit No.1 on iTunes in 64 countries," says Dennis Dennehy, head of artist strategy and media for Interscope Records. "We are overwhelmed by the worldwide response + excitement for 'Do You Want' feat. R. Kelly & are happy to announce it as 2nd Single!"

Coupled with what Dennehy calls "the immediate and overwhelming worldwide reaction" to the song, the critical response to "Do What U Want" has been blindingly positive. "It's Official: Lady Gaga's New Song Featuring R. Kelly Is The Best Thing," announced a Buzzfeed headline, while the Daily Beast called the song "pure pop heaven," Slate described it as "surprisingly beautiful" and Popjustice gave the song an 8 out of 10 rating. The single zoomed to the top of the iTunes Store's top sellers list and will likely debut high on next week's Single charts. It's projected to sell between 150,000 and 160,000 digital downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, according to industry sources. 

"Applause" has stayed in the World's Top 10 Singles for over two months.

But Gaga's artistic vision is not sales numbers. "I write for the music not the charts," she posted on Sunday night before the release of "Do What U Want," referencing the perceived "battle" between "Roar" and "Applause" that stemmed from the singles' concurrent release periods last August.




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