Those Billboard rules are only for the first 4 weeks of an album's release. Anything after 4 weeks, very low prices for albums will be tracked into Soundscan's system.
Uh oh. I could see this catching on. Labels will wait until the 5th week to discount the album to a couple of pennies in hopes of breaking a record. The sad thing is that people are using what would be a good deal for all the wrong reasons. I'm all for making digital albums much cheaper than they currently are, but don't do it to compete with another website or break a meaningless record.
flavors of the moment: rihanna | the 1975 | sky ferreira | frank ocean | beyoncé
beach house | florence + the machine | blood orange | willow | solange
- last.fm | tumblr | twitter -
Well, I completely disagree with this but I need for them to do this for Rihanna's new album, Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday (at 1.8M I need this to hit 2.0M) and Adele just for the heck of it.
MJ, Britney, Riri, Katy, Adele, U2, Mimi, A.Keys, Toni, Mary J., Janet, Sade, Aaliyah, Nas, Missy, Lil Kim, Lauryn, DMX, Drake Britney in Apr 99': All you've got 2 do is make good music, music the audience wants 2 hear & u'll b around for a long time. Stronger: You... might... think that i can't take it... but you're wrong.
Overprotected:I need time. I need space. Fed up w/ ppl tellin me 2 b some1else but ME.
Gimme more: You're gonna have to remove me, cuz I ain't going nowhere. Oow.
Break the ice: It's been awhile. I know I shouldn't have kept u w8ng. But Im here now.
Unusual you: Boxer in the ring trying to defend myself. Unusual you.
Approaching a song rhythmically, rather than melodically, is something synonymous with Beyonce/DC and probably her claim to fame in respects to the question being posed.Of course CIL pretty much popularized "Go-Go" in popular music. The only other notable "Go-Go" song prior to CIL is "Doin' The Butt", and that was 1988.
An argument could be made that Beyonce is the one who popularized the heavy Urban/Hip-Hop driven backing with R&B outside of the US. "Deja Vu", "Drunk In Love" (in time), and CIL just to name a few.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are" - B.F.