The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Columbia megastar and Queen of the Universe Beyoncé has topped the HITS Album Sales Chart with around 501k for Lemonade. On the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart, she snagged an additional 163k, bringing that grand total to 664k. And if you break the SPS number down, it’s approximately 92k TEA (with huge single sales) and 76k SEA.
Visitors to the iTunes Store hoping to cherry-pick choice cuts from Drake’s new Views are going to have to be patient—the album is bundled and will remain so for the first week. In this case, the move is as much an artistic decision as a retail strategy.
Drake premiered his fourth studio album, the insanely anticipated Views, with a special episode of OVO Sound Radio that aired Thursday night on Apple Music's Beats 1. The exclusive hang was billed as a "global listening party" for the fans. Not surprisingly, the album (with all songs bundled) has shot to #1 at iTunes...
Despite Beyoncé’s Lemonade having a somewhat subdued arrival in the U.K., where it goes through Colin Barlow’s RCA, the set has hit #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Charts based on Tidal streams and iTunes sales alone. So how did it do numbers wise?
We’ve been wondering who’d be picked to replace Polydor boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, who’s left his job at the UMG U.K. label to form a joint venture with Jason Iley’s Sony Music, and HITS sources have revealed two names...
Calvin Harris dropped a potential banger today with "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia), featuring the one and only Rihanna. It's not the first time the two stars have collaborated, of course; "We Found Love" (Def Jam) hit #1 worldwide in 2011. The new track is currently #2 at iTunes.
BUNDLING UP FOR A TORONTO WINTER
Views is of a piece...for the next seven days, at least. (4/29a)
JOINT PRESIDENTS TO BE NAMED FOR POLYDOR U.K.
Here's Ferdy's replacement, er, replacements. (4/29a)
U.K. CHARTS: LEMONADE LIGHTS UP BLIGHTY (UPDATE)
Pairs well with bangers and mash. (4/29a)
CALVIN AND RI RI
Will lightning strike twice? (4/29a)