Tag Archives: Billboard Hot 100

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Announce Fall U.S. Arena Tour

Breakout artist of the year Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have announced a fall 2013 tour where they will play some of the biggest venues of their career. The group that comes from Seattle, are known for their expertly crafted and innovative music, with star power that helped them to sell out arenas at speeds only seen for Beyonce. They recently ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the global music industry lost an incredible talent- Whitney Houston. The Grammy award-winning pop and R&B sensation was 48 years old. The tragic news were confirmed by her publicist, Kristen Foster. The cause of her death is not yet known. She was discovered in the 1970s by Arista Records music executive Clive Davis. With sales ... Read More »

Katy Perry CD Review: “Teenage Dream”

Pop music queen Katy Perry’s sophomore album Teenage Dream was released in August of 2010, via her label, EMI Music. It opens with the spitfire ballad “Teenage Dream,” where Perry’s vocals are mellifluous and catchier than ever. It is definitely one of the most captivating and uplifting tunes she has recorded in her career, if not her greatest. It is ... Read More »

Scotty McCreery Album Review: “Clear As Day”

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released his debut album Clear As Day on October 4, 2011, via Mercury Nashville. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Country Album Charts respectively, thus becoming the first Idol winner to debut at the top of the charts since Ruben Studdard’s Soulful in 2003. Scotty’s album opens with the upbeat ... Read More »

Taylor Swift Shatters Sales Records With Million-Selling Debut

With 1,046,718 copies sold in the US in the first week of release, Taylor Swift's Speak Now album has scored SoundScan's biggest single-week sales total since 2005 and is the biggest debuting country studio album in history. Speak Now accounted for 18% of total albums sold this week, setting a new record for percentage of total sales in a single week. One out of every five CDs or download sales this week was Taylor's Speak Now album, which was released on Big Machine Records. Read More »