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


Billboard Editor Slams Lady Gaga For Questionable Promotion Of “Applause”

Billboard YouTube  Photo: baeblemusic.com

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.

Lady Gaga Artpop Promo

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.

To see Bill's tweets and our diagnosis, click here!


Uh-Oh! …And The New Best Selling Number 1 Song Of All Time Is…..

Justin Bieber & Elton John Photo: ETonline.com

Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" held the title of best selling single of all time, going eleven times platinum. Now, a song has gone 12 times platinum. Who?

"Baby" by Justin Bieber is now the best selling song of all time. With Billboard now taking into account Youtube views, "Baby" surpasses "Candle In The Wind"..although it hasn't sold more.

Bieber's "Baby" featuring rapper Ludacris has sold 3.9 million copies and has been viewed 859 MILLION times on YouTube.

Elton's "Candle In The Wind"/"Something About The Way You Look Tonight" has sold 33 million copies world-wide, 11 million in the U.S. There is no official YouTube channel for the "Candle In The Wind" performance, meaning it falls behind Bieber's YouTube hits, regardless of sales.

As much as I like the step forward Billboard has taken counting YouTube views, it changing the charts of songs that were there for years is disappointing.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Let's see if Bieber is still selling out 60,000 seat arena's 45 years into his career....


Billboard To Start Counting YouTube Views: “Harlem Shake” Hits #1 Under New Rules

Billboard YouTube  Photo: baeblemusic.com

"Harlem Shake" was a song that had 18,000 downloads last year when it was released. 18,000 when it was a FREE download. 4,000 YouTube videos were made for the song just last week, and it had over a 100 million YouTube views, and 262,000 PAID downloads and is now number 1 on the Billboard Charts after not charting at all when it was first released.

Billboard made a ballsy move last week that was being discussed behind the scenes for almost 2 years with YouTube. The writing was on the wall when YouTube started taking away millions of hits from artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, stating the hit count was fabricated.

Psy had a huge hit with "Gangnam Style"..but only hit number 2 on the Billboard Charts. This move would have moved Psy into number 1 where he most likely would have ruled the charts for months. The video itself along with other people's videos will now count towards the Billboard Charts.

Make no mistake; this move had to happen. With MTV, VH1, and BET rarely playing music videos, YouTube became the outlet to get videos out. Video play on TV used to play a huge part in the 80's and 90's with the video channels where the times it played could impact if the song made it into the top 10 or not.

Most of the "Harlem Shake" videos are 30-35 seconds in length and Billboard will need to incorporate if there is going to be minimum of how long a song needs to be to count towards the charts.

Although "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was the most downloaded trakc with over 400,000 download sales, it could not compete with the viralness (Yes, we are making up words) of the "Harlem Shake" this week.

This needed to be done but they are going to need to change certain things like length of the videos make. The system could easily be manipulated with several large fan communities like Bieber or Gaga asking their fans to make videos for their songs.

I applaud Billboard for making their charts relevant again and talked about all at once. They are going to also find a way to find out which songs are the most "social media active" on Twitter and others without it being paid for like back in the day.-DocFB

Diagnosis: What Do U Think Of Billboard Adding YouTube Views To The Charts?


Music Blind Item

Music industry insiders are scratching their heads as very recently a substantial amount of cd's were not counted on a certain chart for a particular artist.

There have been meetings at different labels discussing this very thing today.

Manipulation has come into question of a certain chart because of the amount we are talking about and the company that reported the numbers has never been caught inflating numbers before.

Will this be swept under the rug?-Dr.FB