Congrats to PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL for hitting number 1 with "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" in the UK on Amazon!
The song is number 1 on the indie charts and number 12 overall.
You can purchase "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" here.-DocFB
Diagnosis : Much Love to 3RDEYEGIRL and the #PRINCEARMY
By now, I am using #gamechanger just to upset the people upset at how Beyoncé got so much press for releasing an album with no promotion.
You can now add that the idea netted her the iTunes record for most album sales in a week...although he album was only out for 3 days!
Beyoncé sold 617,000 copies of her new album in 3 days, breaking the iTunes single week record. The album has sold over 800,000 copies world-wide so far and will debut at number 1 on this week's Billboard Charts.
Lady Gaga sold 662,000 digital copies of "Born This Way" which included Amazon and a promotion to buy the album for 99 cents. B's album was for $15.99 and no discount.-DocFB
Diagnosis: This puts B as the biggest selling female debut of the year over Lady Gaga and Katy Perry who promoted their album's months in advance.
Garth Brooks is sitting pretty at number one this week on the Billboard Album Charts with a box set that is only available at Wal-Mart.
Brooks set "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," sold 146,000 in its second week on the charts, preventing Britney Spear's new album "Britney Jean" from debuting at number one with only 107,000 copies sold, her lowest number ever for first week sales and debuting at number 4.
Garth's set includes 6 CD's and 2 DVD's and it is his 9th number one album. The set is only $29.99 for everything and is on sale for less than $25.00. It is the first multi-disc album to hit number one since 2003.
One Direction dropped to number 2 with 117,000 copies sold.
Sales are still down when comparing numbers to last years unit's moved, a trend that the music industry just cannot stop.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Now did each CD count 6 times as a sale or did the box set just count as one sale? Hmm....
EMINEM has 4 songs in the top 20 of Billboard's hot 100. The last artist(s) to do that? The Beatles in 1964. At one point earlier in 1964, The Beatles had 6 songs in the top 20.
"The Monster" with Rihanna sits in at #3. "Berzerk" is at number 15 followed by "Survival" at number 16 and "Rap God" is at number 17.
Eminem's "MMPL2" will debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts next week.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Maybe he really is a rap God. At least a God on the Billboard charts...
Justin Timberlake has hit #1 on the Billboard album charts with "The 20/20 Experience Vol. 2" selling 350,000 copies of the CD.
This is Justin's second number 1 album of the year. Only Country singer Luke Bryan has 2 number one album's as well.-DocFB
Diagnosis: With Justin releasing 2 records this year, how many years will we have to wait for a follow up?
Katy Perry released the video for "Roar" the same day the song hit number #1, knocking "Blurred Lines" from the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Roar" is Katy's 8th number one hit on Billboard.
She did not kill off images of herself like the preview clips lead us to believe. She is still the same playful Katy....minus the whipped cream shooters.-DocFB
Diagnosis: How can I not like a song that finally knocked "Blurred Lines" from the top spot? Come on now!
Billboard editor Bill Werde is taking aim at Lady Gaga for what he feels is unfair and questionable promotion for her latest single "Applause" with a contest and a link that allowed you to watch her new video 150 times in a row.
Billboard is taking exception to the tweet she has since deleted where it allowed you to watch the "Applause" video 150 times in a row on YouTube. YouTube views now count towards chart positions so Billboard is upset that she was trying to manipulate the charts. Gaga and other Interscope acts had views taken away from them late last year as Billboard was about to implement the views into chart positions.
Also, Gaga was and still is asking for her fans to buy multiple digital copies of "Applause" along with screen shots of radio requests, selfies/video and the fan who did it the most would be flown out to see her perform at the iTunes Festival in London.
Bill Werde took to Twitter to explain his frustration with Gaga.