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 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.
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....
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