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Eminem’s Recovery Debuts At No # 1, Moves 741k Copies

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday some preliminary numbers dropped (via Hits Daily Double), but here’s the ‘final’ sales numbers for Marshall’s Recovery. According to Billboard, Em’s latest album sold a whopping 741,000 copies in its’ first week. This becomes his 6th straight #1 album. Congrats to this dude!

“Recovery’s” debut week sales surpasses the first week of Eminem’s last set, “Relapse,” which began at No. 1 in 2009 with 608,000. It also beats the opening of 2005’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” which entered at No. 1 with 441,000 in 2005.

Eminem’s new album also wows digitally, as downloads made up 255,000 of its first week. That’s the second-biggest digital week for an album in history. Only Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends” notched a larger frame, when it debuted with 288,000 downloads in the summer of 2008.

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Kanye West Enlists Nicki Minaj For His New Album

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Despite not having album out yet, the Young Money princess Nicki Minaj continues her streak of hot collabos and features. Over the weekend, BET Executive Vice President Stephen Hill revealed to Rap-Up that Kanyeezy will have a track with Nicki on Good Ass Job. Here’s what he said:

BET’s Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill was one of the lucky few invited to hear Mr. West’s eagerly-anticipated new project. “He’s got a track with Nicki Minaj that’s so dope,” he exclusively revealed to Rap-Up.com. “You won’t believe it when you hear it.”

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IRS After Swizz Beatz For Unpaid Income Taxes

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Swizz Keys is in trouble with the tax man again. According to public records, Alicia Keys’ fiancé was slapped with an IRS lien of $652,727 on June 3 for unpaid 2008 income tax. He has had a string of liens filed against him and his former wife, Mashonda, in New York, Georgia and California. Their debts stand at about $2.2 million. A lawyer for Beatz said, “We have been discussing the issue with the government for years and are currently negotiating an amicable resolution of the dispute.” ~NYPost

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Usher Feels “UK Acts Ruin R&B Scene”

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Tell em how you really feel, Ursher! The world famous entertainer recently told The Daily Star that he feels British acts such as Taio Cruz and Jay Sean should be classed as pop music as they are bring the down the value of R&B:

“There’s a very fine line between what’s R&B and pop these days. Just because it’s sung by a male minority doesn’t mean you’re urban or R&B. “Those artists are pop. The true value of R&B has been brought down.” ~DigitalSpy

On a related note, Usher has just shot the video for “There Goes My Baby”.

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Prince Prepping New Album ‘20Ten’ For Release In July

June 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Apparently, Prince is gearing up for the release of another studio album (his 27th) titled 20Ten sometime in July. According to internet reports, the album will make its debut in Belgium on July 10th free with Het Nieuwsblad newspaper and in Germany on July 22nd, 2010 with Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine has also published an article based upon a preview of the album along with a track list, but there are also some rumors going on that it may be a double CD.

You can check out the official cover and tracklisting below.

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Method Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

June 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Former Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man pleaded guilty on Monday to evading state taxes over a four-year period, costing the music star more than $100,000 in fines and fees. The rapper, 39, whose real name is Clifford Smith, was arrested in October 2009 owing nearly $33,000 to the New York state government from 2004 through 2007.

His attorney, Peter M. Frankel, said the mistake was caused by a previous accountant, who has since been replaced. “He had business people who were supposed to file, but didn’t,” Frankel said. “As soon as he found about it, he took responsibility.” Method Man ended up paying a total of $106,000 in back taxes, penalties, fines and interest. reuters

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Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson (BET Awards 2010) [Video]

June 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Chris Breezy was finally allowed to pay tribute (a year later to the greatest musician/entertainer that ever lived and he did not disappoint in single-handedly bodying any and every MJ tribute I’ve seen thus far. He got emotional during his performance, but it was completely understandable. Chris Brown, congratulations. Incredible job! You can head over to this site for all the performances.

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