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Beyonce’s Music Sales Increase By 230% Following SuperBowl Performance!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BEYONCE, BILLBOARD, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on February 6, 2013 by RJDAMONARCH

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Beyonce has started 2013 extremely strong; endorsements with Pepsi and H&M, a documentary with HBO, a new album coming and one of the greatest half time shows ever didn’t hurt things at all! Her music has been flying off the shelf and iTunes since Sunday’s performance!!

Billboard reports the following:

Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show has predictably sent sales of her music skyrocketing.

The diva headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime festivities in New Orleans last night (Feb. 3), where she performed eight songs and reunited with Destiny’s Child.


SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!

Industry sources suggest that in the week ending Feb. 3, Beyonce’s digital album sales jumped by over 230%. Meanwhile, those of her group Destiny’s Child soared by more than 600%. That latter increase is inordinately large as it includes sales of the trio’s brand new “Love Songs” compilation, released last Tuesday. The set features one new recording, “Nuclear.”

The album sales gains are also aided by discount pricing in both the iTunes and Amazon MP3 stores. The former discounted key earlier titles from Beyonce and Destiny’s Child to $7.99 while the latter marked them down to between $5 and $7.99.

In terms of digital song sales, Beyonce’s grew by an estimated 85% while Destiny Child’s rose by over 300%.

Beyonce’s biggest selling song of the week was “Halo,” which closed her eight-song halftime set. The biggest Destiny’s Child song of the week, according to early data, looks to be “Say My Name” (which was not part of the halftime medley). Two Destiny’s Child tunes were performed at the Super Bowl: “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women (Part 1).”

The week’s official Nielsen SoundScan sales figures for Beyonce and Destiny’s Child will be released on Wednesday (Feb. 6). Further impact from the halftime show will be felt next week, after a full seven days’ worth of sales are registered post-game.

Bruno Mars Scores 4th #1 Single With “Locked Out of Heaven”!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, BRUNO MARS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on December 14, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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We don’t really care for Bruno but this 4th chart topper is monumental. Billboard report the following:

“Heaven” marks Mars’ fourth Hot 100 topper since his arrival in 2010. His first entry, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You,” on which Mars guested, began a two-week reign the week of May 1, 2010. His debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” which reached No. 3 in a 112-week (and counting) run on the Billboard 200, yielded Mars two Hot 100 No. 1s as a lead artist: “Just the Way You Are” (four weeks, beginning Oct. 2, 2010) and follow-up “Grenade” (four weeks, starting Jan. 8, 2011).

How historic is Mars’ accumulation of four Hot 100 No. 1s in a span of just two years, 10 months and one week, dating to the Feb. 13, 2010, arrival of “Nothin'”? It’s the fastest collection of a male artist’s first four No. 1s in exactly 48 years. Bobby Vinton first entered the Hot 100 with “Roses Are Red (My Love)” the week of June 9, 1962. It became his first No. 1 five weeks later. Vinton then added leaders with “Blue Velvet” (1963), “There! I’ve Said it Again” and “Mr. Lonely” (both in 1964). When “Lonely” lifted 2-1 on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 12, 1964 – 48 years ago today – Vinton had rung up four No. 1s in a stretch of just two years and six months from his first chart appearance.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” Re-Enters Billboard’s Hot 100!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, MARIAH CAREY, NEW ALBUMS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on December 13, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

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The song is decades old yet Mariah manages to cash in on the song’s popularity every year! Billboard reports the following:

The singer’s 1994 holiday chestnut returns at a new peak, as titles of any era are, as of this year, eligible to appear on the list if ranking in the top 50.

Eighteen years after its release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 at last.

With airplay and sales for holiday hits increasing, the track, from Carey’s 1994 album “Merry Christmas,” re-enters the chart at No. 29, a new peak position. “Christmas” had logged one prior frame on the chart, reaching No. 83 the week of Jan. 8, 2000. It didn’t reach the Hot 100 upon its original release, as it was not available as a commercial single in 1994; per chart rules at the time, such tracks were not eligible to appear on the Hot 100. The carol did, however, rise to No. 12 on the Radio Songs chart the week of Jan. 7, 1995 (the highest rank for a holiday song in the chart’s 22-year history).

How does an 18-year-old song show on the Hot 100 alongside current hits (including those by Justin Bieber, who was not yet a year-old in late 1994)? Per current rules, any title, regardless of age, is eligible for the chart if it ranks in the top 50. Hot 100 rules changed at the beginning of the 2012 chart year to include titles of any era should they place in the list’s top half; tracks by Whitney Houston benefitted from the revision following her February passing, with, most noticeably, her 1992-93 Hot 100 No. 1 “I Will Always Love You” returning and soaring to No. 3 in March.

Two other versions of Carey’s modern-day Christmas classic charted on the Hot 100 before the original’s return this week, both last year. Bieber’s take (subtitled “Superfestive!”), with Carey, ranked at No. 86 the week of Nov. 19, 2011, and Michael Buble’s ballad interpretation made a cameo at No. 99 six weeks later (amid a five-week reign on the Adult Contemporary chart).

Carey’s original “Christmas” returns to the Hot 100 with digital sales of 69,000 (up 79%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It bounds 37-19 on Digital Songs and leads Holiday Digital Songs for a fourth consecutive week. (The song has sold 2.3 million download to date). On Holiday Airplay, “Christmas” receives Greatest Gainer honors, lifting 7-5 with 26 million in audience (up 17%), according to Nielsen BDS. It re-enters Radio Songs at No. 48. “Christmas” tops the Holiday Songs chart, which measures sales, airplay and streaming, for a third week in a row.

Aiding the song’s momentum, Carey appeared on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Dec. 4, performing a merry version of the song with Fallon and the show’s house band the Roots on miniature instruments (including xylophone, bongos and wood blocks). A chorus of children added background vocals. The clip has racked 7 million YouTube views since its posting.

Upon her return, Carey claims her 34th top 40 hit on the Hot 100 (and first since “Obsessed” climbed to No. 7 in 2009). She breaks a tie with Connie Francis and Rihanna (each with 33) for the fourth-most top 40 Hot 100 entries among women. Madonna leads all female soloists with 49 top 40 hits, followed by Aretha Franklin (43) and Taylor Swift (39). Elvis Presley leads all acts with 80 top 40 Hot 100 entries (not counting his numerous hits that predate the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch).

Billboard.com’s entire menu of charts, including the Hot 100, Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Holiday Songs, will refresh tomorrow (Dec. 13).

It’s Official; “Diamonds” Becomes Rihanna’s 12th #1 Single!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on November 21, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YESSSSSS!!!! #RihannaNavy to the death of us!! 

“Diamonds” shifts 2 to 1 this week thanks to increased airplay and digital sales! She has now surpassed both Janet Jackson (10) and Whitney Houston (11), tying OG pop diva Madonna and only trailing Billboard’s reigning queen, Mariah Carey, who has 18 #1 singles total!!

This is MONU-F****-MENTAL!! Rihanna is making history with every single, every album! The only other person doing that is Mimi… The Rihanna reign shows NO SIGNS of letting up anytime soon!!

Oh btw, the album is expected to take the #1 spot and be one of Rihanna’s biggest first weeks ever!!! #RihannaNavy

Britney Spears & Will.I.Am New Music!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, BRITNEY SPEARS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, WILL.I.AM with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YESSSS!!! Britney’s last album was epic and Will.I.Am is one of the brightest! We’re off our asses about them working together again!!

In addition to a 2013 album from Will, Britney is expected back in the studio before the year’s out to begin work on her brand new album!!!

RapUp reports the following:

According to Billboard, the eagerly-awaited collaboration, “Scream & Shout,” will debut at radio at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, November 19.

An accompanying video will premiere during FOX’s “The X Factor” on Thursday, while the single will be available for purchase sometime next week.

“Scream & Shout” is the latest record off will.i.am’s upcoming second soloalbum #willpower, which has been delayed until 2013. The two previously worked together on “Big Fat Bass” off Britney’s 2011 album Femme Fatale.

Billboard Names Rihanna Top Artist Of The Past 20 Years??

Posted in BILLBOARD, BITCHASSNESS, MARIAH CAREY, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on October 7, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

WTF!!! Mariah Carey has been doing this for 20+ years and has 7 more # singles then Rihanna, has sold 6 or 7 times as many records… How the f*** can they put her at #5 on a list where she is unmatched???

piss us and ALOT of ppl OFF!!

Rihanna’s Official Fan Site Reports The Following:

Rihanna was ranked as #1 Billboard’s Top Artist in their yet another chart summaring the last 20 years in Pop Charts history! Congratulations RiRi!

Having first arrived on Pop Songs only as recently as 2005, her accomplishments are exceptional. She has the most chart appearances (34), the most top 10s (21) and the most No. 1s (nine, a mark she shares with the No. 6 artist, Katy Perry). She’s reigned with “Umbrella” and shined with “Diamonds,” the latter of which debuts this week.

The week of Oct. 3, 1992, Billboard premiered the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as then-new Nielsen BDS-based monitoring technology allowed for unprecedented accuracy in gauging the biggest hits on mainstream top 40 radio. Twenty years later, Billboard is celebrating the anniversary by counting down the top 40 artists on the Pop Songs chart over the past two decades.

THE TOP 40 POP SONGS ARTISTS 1992-2012, Nos. 40-21:

40 JEWEL

39 TAYLOR SWIFT

38 FERGIE

37 KE$HA

36 HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH

35 TLC

34 SHERYL CROW

33 NO DOUBT

32 BRUNO MARS

31 GOO GOO DOLLS

30 3 DOORS DOWN

29 BOYZ II MEN

28 CELINE DION

27 FLO RIDA

26 DESTINY’S CHILD

25 ALANIS MORISSETTE

24 ‘N SYNC

23 EMINEM

22 CHRIS BROWN

21 NELLY

20 AVRIL LAVIGNE

19 MAROON 5

18 JENNIFER LOPEZ

17 BACKSTREET BOYS

16 BEYONCE

15 MATCHBOX TWENTY

14 NICKELBACK

13 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

12 CHRISTINA AGUILERA

11 LADY GAGA

10 MADONNA

9 JANET JACKSON

8 THE BLACK EYED PEAS

7 USHER

6 KATY PERRY

5 MARIAH CAREY

4 KELLY CLARKSON

3 BRITNEY SPEARS

2 P!NK

1 RIHANNA (The Pop Charts Queen)

Rihanna’s “Diamonds” Debuts High On The Billboard Hot 100!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on October 5, 2012 by RJDAMONARCH

YES!!!!! We love the single and we LOVE Rihanna!! Album coming soon, new videos, new music, another year of Riri!! #RihannaNavy

Our friends at RapUp report the following:

Rihanna’s “Diamonds” is already dazzling on the charts. The latest single from the pop star debuts at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

 The song, helmed by Stargate, Benny Blanco, and Sia, is the first single from her upcoming seventh album, due later this year.

Rihanna has historically debuted strong on the singles charts. Her 2011 single “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris entered at the same spot in October of last year, while her collaborations with Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”) and Drake (“Take Care”) debuted at 2 and 9, respectively. “Diamonds” also opens at No. 7 on the Digital Songs chart with 133,000downloads.

If the song reaches No. 1, it would become the 12th chart-topper of hercareer. She currently holds the record for the youngest solo artist to achieve the feat.

Rihanna will perform her latest hit at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing December 4 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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