Cash registers were ringing with music sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving week. One Direction tops the chart, but an overwhelming majority of albums experiences week-to-week sales gains during the busy holiday frame. For a closer look, we present this week’s installment of SoundScanner:
As it turns out, a lot of people have collaborated with Britney Spears. And interestingly enough, a lot of prominent singers have lent their vocals to the singer — appearing on a number of her tracks, including “Piece of Me” and “Lucky.” It makes you wonder what the song would have sounded like if they had taken over. But alas, we’ll never know.
Before Frank Ocean was thee Frank Ocean he was Lonny Breaux penning hits for the likes of Jay-Z and wife Beyonce, Brandy and Justin Bieber. A couple years later the phenomena that is Channel Orange was born. Read more…
So, we were sitting around the VH1.com offices, discussing the various merits of Britney’s bad-good hit “Till the World Ends,” when we remembered that pop tart Ke$ha actually wrote the song (yep, the gin-soaked starlet is a total wordsmith)! Which begged the question — how many other pop stars in their own right had penned huge smashes for other artists?
Why has rapper M.I.A. been slapped with a restraining order? Who is Ke$ha standing up for and what she is standing up against? The answers to these questions plus the return of Paramore in today’s “While You Were Sleeping”.
Bruno Mars lays claim to his first No. 1 album on a chart that was shaped heavily by some deep discounting from Amazon’s MP3 store. Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales figures: Read more…
It’s time to take a really quick break from our “Die Young” dance party to wish Ke$ha a very happy 26th birthday! And what better way to do that than with a gallery of her wildest looks?