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
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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.
Too BLESSED to be pressed: opPRESSED, dePRESSED, rePRESSED, supPRESSED Stanning for legends is my only option. 32 flavors of delectable quality, impact, success and influence (LEARN ABOUT QUALITY/NOURISH/REPLENISH UR SPEARIT): Tier 1: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Nas, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, U2, Adele, Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill, TLC, Alanis Morrisette. Tier 2: George Michael, Sade, Shakira, Aaliyah, Monica, Chaka Khan, Outkast, Kelly Clarkson, The Fugees, No doubt, Shania Twain, Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Drake.
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.