The end of the Olympics provided a pretty slow sales week for the music industry, which allowed the 43rd edition of the Now That’s What I Call Music! compilation series to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 111,000 copies.
August 15, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
July 10, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Timbaland is releasing new music, this time for the soundtrack of Step Up Revolution, the next chapter in the series of flashy, high energy dance movies. Timbo is joined by his eternal hat-wearing companion Ne-Yo for another one of those high-octane desperation-anthem (“let’s party because it’s all that we’ve got left!”) type of euro-dance influenced pop songs. Check out the video, for your daily dose of choreography and wacky faces.
June 15, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
At the age of eighteen, Nate “Danja” Hills had one objective — usurp the throne from an industry-leading super-producer named Timbaland. After a chance encounter, Danja moved into a spare room in Timbaland’s Miami home, where the two would work together for the next two years.
May 16, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Last night, Much Music announced the nominees for the 2012 Much Music Video Awards, shining a light on Vancouver angst-pop band Marianas Trench, who logged 7 nominations. Both Hedley and Drake trailed the Trench with 5 nominations, while the Bieber-affiliated Carly Rae Jepsen and douche-rockers Down With Webster nabbed 4 nominations each. Justin Bieber scored a pair of nominations for his “Boyfriend” video, and Toronto Polaris-core rockers Fucked Up even earned a nomination for MuchLOUD Rock Video Of The Year.
March 7, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
You’re a Pop Hunter now, and it’s time to start acting like one. Our patented RADIO SURVIVAL GUIDE will feature three songs that are brand new to pop radio, and tell you whether or not they’re worth your time. Welcome to the jungle.
This week on Twitter: Justin Bieber is legal now, Wiz Khalifa is engaged, and Fred Durst is “back in this ho”
March 2, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
February 27, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
So, I guess you watched the Oscars last night, right? I saw your tweets about it. Pretty funny stuff. That Billy Crystal is totally a racist, you’re so right. “Oscars? More like the HUGO awards, amiright?” That one cracked me up. Since you missed out on the NBA All Star Game musical performances, I got you covered. Here’s what went down.
December 31, 2011 | Aaron Zorgel
2011 was a year. And like years before it, people released albums. And like those other years, we ranked what we thought was the best of the genre we cover. Top 15 Pop Tracks: 2011 Nicki Minaj – Super Bass From Pink Friday. Producer: Kane Beatz. Nicki Minaj made the jump from hip-hop buzz-babe to [...]