The first word that comes to a lot of minds when they think of music today is… GARBAGE!!! But then, you have artist like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna who have all seem to pump some type of life back into the 808s.
According to Billboard, Rihanna has set the record for having the most Number Ones in this Millineum. She had a total of 4 #1’s drop this year with two going back to back, “Only Girl In The World” and “What’s My Name?” When the album “Rated R” was release, we all could have sworn after Rihanna’s punching bag fiasco, her career wasn’t looking to bright with a track like “Russian Roulette” but then she hit back with “Rude Boy” and everyone forgot about the song of death. Rihanna’s new album “LOUD” was released last week selling 200k units so, far.
Now on to Kanye West… Mr. West has been releasing ‘FREE’ music for the past two months and everyone has been eating it up. Even with him releasing dayyumm near 10 tracks, only about 3 free songs ended up being on the album, which left people wanting more. Kanye is predicted to sell about 500K in his first week but we think it will be a little bit more. Maybe not seeing how he just went off on Bush, Matt Lauer and Taylor Swift… AGAIN!!!
Then there is Nicki Minaj… her CD dropped on Monday and is flowing right behind Mr. West. Having Diddy in her corner might have been the best thing she could have done besides hooking up with Lil Wayne. Nicki also teamed up with Mac for an exclusive lipstick that will be dropping on Black Friday. Wonder if these extras day actually helped with album sales… for her sake we hope so but other than that, we haven’t heard too much about how her album is doing besides being #3 on iTunes.
Who’s Music Will You Be Bumping for the Holidays???