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Rihanna Reigns At Billboard!!!

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, DEF JAM, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on November 29, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

unapologetic 5

This is the official report, Rihanna is RUNNING SHIT!!

She’s the biggest star in music right now, seemingly making gold of everything she puts her hands on.. The album is brilliant and the ppl just can’t get enough! #RihannaNavy

Her official fan site reports the following:

As Rihanna soaks in the success of “Unapologetic,” which, as previously reported, becomes her first Billboard 200 No. 1 album, bowing with 238,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, she maintains her No. 1 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with the set’s lead single, “Diamonds.”

Rihanna is just the second artist this year to lead both of Billboard’s signature album and song rankings simultaneously. Adele doubled up atop the tallies, respectively, the weeks of Feb. 4 and 11 with “21″ and the set’s third Hot 100 No. 1, “Set Fire to the Rain.”

Diamonds” shines again atop the Hot 100, fueled prominently by its 8% gain on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, where it holds at No. 2 with 126 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. It tallies a third week atop On-Demand Songs with 1.08 million on-demand streams (up 3%) (and 1.24 million overall streams), according to BDS. “Diamonds” dips 1-2 on Hot Digital Songs, although it increases by 3% to 176,000 downloads sold, according to SoundScan.

Diamonds” (atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth week) handily wins the race to No. 1 on the Hot 100, leading Ke$ha’s “Die Young” (3-2) by approximately 5,000 chart points. “Diamonds” gains by 5% in overall points, while “Young” surges by 7%. The latter title pushes 5-3 on Hot 100 Airplay (115 million, up 7%), while remaining at No. 4 on Hot Digital Songs (151,000, up 14%) and slipping 2-3 on On-Demand Songs (870,000, down 4%).

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Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” Out Marches Usher & Chris Brown At Billboard!!

Posted in ALBUM COVERS, ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, FRANK OCEAN, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on July 19, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

Franks debut album hit the the shelves last week and iTunes the week before, he’s moved 131k since then, topping Usher’s “Looking For Myself” which moved 128k and falling just short of Chris Brown’s “FORTUNE” which debuted at #1 with 136,000 units sold!

Frank has NO single and has only had a hand full of live shows to promote this album, this is a AMAZING example of his fans expressing there love and the gay community supporting there own!!

We know the title of the post states that he out marched Chris but Chris sold more records?? Chris Brown has dropped 4 or 5 singles and videos to promote “FORTUNE”, his label spend a fortune making sure he had a decent debut and the public knew this album was coming but Def Jam has barely rolled a dime to promote “Channel Orange”, no music videos, no official single. He debuted at #2 and this is a HUGE achievement for Frank and we’re so happy for him, soooo PROUD of him!!

If you haven’t purchased the album, chazz up and to BestBuy or WalMart, where ever and SUPPORT FRANK!!!

Chris Brown’s “FORTUNE” Debuts At #1!!

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, CHRIS BROWN, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, TREY SONGZ, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on July 13, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

To ou total and complete surprise, “Fortune” has out marched Usher’s “Looking For Myself” in it’s first week, moving a mere 6 thousand more copies then U’s follow up to to 2010’s “Raymond V Raymond!

If these titans couldn’t do a buck fifty then what kind of first week is Trey Songz gonna have?? #NoShade

Billboard reports the following:

Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as “Fortune” debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011’s “F.A.M.E.” That album launched atop the list with 270,000 — more than double the start of “Fortune.” 
Brown is the second R&B hitmaker in a month to debut at No. 1 with a comparably soft launch. Four weeks ago, Usher‘s “Looking 4 Myself” started at No. 1 with 128,000. That marked a significant slide from the 329,000 first week of his last full-length album, the No. 1-debuting “Raymond v Raymond.” 

Had it not been for Brown’s new “Fortune” release, we would have seen a surprise return to No. 1 for Katy Perry, as her “Teenage Dream” set zooms from No. 21 to No. 2 with 80,000 (up 417%) — and its best sales frame since Christmas of 2010. The set was one of 20 titles the Amazon MP3 store sale priced for 99 cents — for one day only — on July 3. (Perry also benefits from buzz earned by the release of her “Part of Me” film, which hit U.S. theaters on July 5.)

 

Frank Ocean Performs “Bad Religion” Live on Jimmy Fallon & Drops Album A Week Early On iTunes!!!

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, DEF JAM, FRANK OCEAN, HIPHOP, LIVE PERFORMANCES, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, TV, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on July 10, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

YESS!!!! We’re a hug supporter of the pioneer himself! Frank delivered a beautiful performance of “Bad Religion” just lastnite and announced that his debut album “Channel Orange” is available on iTunes RIGHT NOW with the hard copy coming 7.17.12!! 

We’re soooo proud of him!!

Usher “Lemme See” Official Video Ft Rick Ross!!

Posted in ALBUM COVERS, ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEW VIDEOS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, USHER, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on June 19, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

YESSSS!!!! The video made me like the song even more, Usher is the muhf**** man rite now!! He’s looking at a hot debut this week with his 2012 album, “Looking For Myself” which is expected to set the sales bar for coming releases from Chris Brown & Trey Songz.. There is only one U! #TeamU

Nicki Debuts at #1, Details!

Posted in ALBUM COVERS, ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, HIPHOP, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, YOUNG MONEY with tags , , , , on April 14, 2012 by JupiterDaTruth

Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as industry sources had suggested last week that the album was on course for a launch somewhere in the 215,000 to 235,000 range. 

It follows her debut studio set, “Pink Friday,” which climbed to No. 1 on the Feb. 19, 2011 chart, just as her “Super Bass” single was taking off. “Pink Friday” bowed at No. 2 on the chart dated Dec. 11, 2010 with 375,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Its big debut was fueled by Christmas shopping as the album bowed during Thanksgiving week.)

“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” is not a reissue of the original “Pink Friday” album — despite its confusing title. It’s an all-new release, led by its official first single “Starships.” The track has already sailed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 The album that “Roman Reloaded” replaces, Madonna‘s “MDNA,” falls to No. 8 with 48,000 (down 86.7%) It debuted at No. 1 last week with 359,000. Its steep drop is the largest second-week percentage decline for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. 

It surpasses the record set by Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way,” when it fell 84.27% in its second week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. “Born This Way” bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart.

Source: Billboard

Sharp decline from the first albums first week, which was held off my Kanye’s genius “Dark Twisted Fantasy” album over a year ago. To be honest, I haven’t spun the new sh** yet… Her transition to pop has a bitter taste in my mouth.. “Starships” could have been ANYONE’S song, Katy Perry, Britney Spears.. Those are her peers now but should too far from hiphop now for my taste… I’m going to go cop the album this weekend, along with new releases from Monica, Lana Del Rey and others.. stay tuned!

Drake Debuts At #1, Adele Makes Billboard History Yet Again!!!

Posted in ADELE, ALBUM COVERS, ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, BILLBOARD, DEF JAM, HIPHOP, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , on November 25, 2011 by JupiterDaTruth

“Take” is Drake’s second chart-topper, following 2010’s “Thank Me Later,” which launched with 447,000. 

It’s unlikely Drake will hold on to the top slot next week, as early forecasts from sources suggest Nickelback‘s new “Here and Now” (released Nov. 21) may open at No. 1. 

As for the rest of this week’s top 10, Michael Buble‘s “Christmas” holds at No. 2 with a big 35% sales gain, selling 165,000. It’s a contender for the No. 1 position the week after next, with an outside shot at topping the tally next week. 

Adele‘s “21” rises 5-3 (113,000; up 8%), marking its 39th straight week in the top five of the chart — its entire chart run since it debuted at No. 1. In turn, it sets a record for the most weeks an album has stayed in the top five, since its debut, in the chart’s 55-year history. It surpasses Michael Jackson‘s “Bad,” which racked 38 straight frames in the top five following its bow at No. 1 on Sept. 27, 1987. 

Source: Billboard

I love “Take Care”, the best hiphop presentation I’ve heard since Kanye’s last album, that’s a tremendous accomplishment. Peep the official TrueClefMusic review for more on the album! I’m VERY proud of him, second biggest debut of the year, F*** Gaga and “Born This Way”, that b**** DID NOT legitimately shift all those units, the amazon 39 or 99 cent discount take more away from what is already an extremely weak follow up to 2008’s “The Fame”..

Adele breaks yet another record, this time one of MJ’s! 39 weeks in the top 5 is astounding, I’m happy for her and even happier that an artist that makes real music is having such success in todays superficial market place. Congrats boo!