Monday, November 24, 2014

Most Downloaded Singles Of The Week. 11/24/14

After last week’s numbers saw Nicki Minaj’s short reign at #1 with “Only” cut short, this week the Top 3 remained the same. Even so, Iggy Azalea’s latest single push, the M0 featuring “Beg For It,” is on the rise for the fourth consecutive week, this time reaching within two thousand units of the #3 spot.

Along with the top two tracks, Azalea’s “Beg For It” and Rae Sremuurd’s “No Type” were the only recurrent singles to sell more than the week before. Eminem brought his Detroit crew along for a Top 10 debut at #9 with “Detroit Vs. Everybody” as well.

Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 11/16/2014

#1. ILOVEMAKONNEN feat. Drake - “Tuesday” - 69,167 (410,644)

#2. Big Sean feat. E-40 - “I Don’t F**k With You” - 64,658 (371,538)

#3. Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne - “Only” - 44,472 (178,630)

#4. Iggy Azalea feat. M0 - “Beg For It” - 42,781 (135,312)

#5. Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - “Black Widow” - 42,207 (1,892,334)

#6. Jeremih feat. YG - “Don’t Tell ‘Em” - 41,972(1,218,406)

#7. Rae Sremmurd - “No Type” - 37,466 (214,054)

#8. Bobby Shmurda - “Hot Boy” - 33,433 (557,870)

#9. Eminem feat. Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Def Loaf, & Trick Trick - “Detroit Vs. Everybody” - 27,843 (27,843)

#10. Rich Gang feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan - “Lifestyle” - 23,577 (443,091) 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekly Hip Hop Album Sales 11/20/14

Big K.R.I.T. Debuts At #5 Again

Big K.R.I.T.’s sophomore album sold a total of 43,756 units in its first week, just short of 4,000 more than the first week sales numbers he put up with Live From The Underground. Units aside, for his second album in a row K.R.I.T. debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/16/2014

#5. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica - 43,756 (43,917)

#33. T.I. - Paperwork - 10,303 (132,906)

#37. Ariana Grande - My Everything - 9,765 (349,739)

#53. Chris Brown - X - 6,658 (267,520)

#64. Lecrae - Anomaly - 5,934 (190,992)

#69. Logic - Under Pressure - 5,579 (95,426)

#77. Bobby Shmurda - Shmurda She Wrote - 5,091 (5,187)

#78. Teyana Taylor- VII - 5,066 (21,074)

#81. Anthony Hamilton - Home For The Holidays - 4,927 (9,448)

#84. Jeezy - Seen It All - 4,823 (242,675)

#98. Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste - 4,096 (15,261)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Is Actually Showtime vs HBO. .

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the most popular, talked about and controversial boxers alive, but they’ve never fought each other. One fighter continues to claim the other is “running from” the opportunity, and some say Floyd talks a good game but isn’t interested in being presented with the opportunity to adda blemish to his ridiculous unbeaten record: 47-0. Pacquiao initially appeared to be on the same track as Floyd, but he hit a road block in 2012 when Juan Marquel Marquez sent Pacquiao, also known as Pac Man, flying to the ground in a 6th round knockout. It wasn’t Pacquiao’s first loss, but one so damaging to his reputation most still believe a fight involving him and Mayweather won’t be as marquee a matchup as it would’ve been had it happened prior to the Marquez fight.

Still, one thing is pretty clear. A Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao bout would most likely be the highest grossing fight in boxing history, and if it’s one thing these two boxers don’t argue with–especially Floyd Mayweather–it’s money. So, it should come as no surprise that today that nationally renowned boxing promotor Bob Arum is reporting that HBO and Showtime are in talks to broadcast a Mayweather/Pacquiao bout in 2015.

According to GMA News, Arum revealed that CBS–the parent company of Showtime, who has a 6-fight deal with Mayweather–is hard at work on a deal that would make the fight happen next year. In addition that, should everything go well and the fight becomes a go, Arum said it’ll likely be staged at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

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