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Britney Spears' 'Blackout' Selling High on Day One

November 01, 2007 07:24:43 GMT


It looks like Britney Spears' 'Blackout' will not only reach #1 on Billboard Hot 200 chart ending next week (November 7), but also breaking the number record this year. The album has sold an approximate 124,000 copies just on the first day after its release on October 30.

The report was issued by Nielsen SoundScan yesterday (October 31) based on the data accumulated from eight music chains. The estimation from Zomba reach 330,000 to 350,000 in the opening week, according to Billboard.com. It potentially doubles up when the number is revealed on Thursday (November 8).

Coldplay Finish Two New Tracks, Hint on the Sound

November 01, 2007 06:51:00 GMT


More updates on Coldplay's highly-anticipated album has been posted on their official site. Apart from the already announced tracks, the band have finished two more, titled 'Famous Old Painters' and 'Glass of Water' which will be released with the rest in early 2008.

The band have been working on the album with producer Brian Eno and, reportedly, Timbaland. "As you'd expect with Brian Eno, there's experimentation and exploration," the post read. "But the music still has integrity. It's real and honest. There's no posturing or bombast. When the deadline comes and the work is done, this will be the album I always dreamed we'd make."

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Planning a Joint 40/40 Show in Las Vegas

November 01, 2007 06:46:59 GMT


Not only Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z make a good couple off stage, but on-stage as well. The longtime celebrity couple is set to close the year 2007 in style with a joint show in Las Vegas.

JustJared.buzznet.com is quoted Life & Style as reporting that Beyonce and Jay-Z are planning for a new year's duet, taking the stage together to mark the Las Vegas opening of his new 40/40 Club.

Epic to Drop Jennifer Lopez for Poor Sales?

November 01, 2007 06:23:26 GMT


The rate of Jennifer Lopez's 'Brave' sale apparently did not match that of the promotional and production cost. The heavy flow seems to tip on the expenses rather than the income, sending the artist in career jeopardy.

Rumors are circulating now that Lopez will be dropped by Epic Records because her latest effort didn't bring much profit to the label. "She costs too much money and doesn't sell enough," a source said. "Her last album cover alone cost $60,000 in hair and makeup, lighting, photographers, re-touching, etc. The video budget was in the neighborhood of $300,000."

Nicole Scherzinger's Debut Album Pushed to 2008


November 01, 2007 05:14:47 GMT


For the third time, Nicole Scherzinger's solo album has been pushed back. Interscope has come to the decision to release 'Her Name is Nicole' only in 2008, reportedly due to the flop of the album's first two singles.

According to Entertainment Weekly some insiders said that Scherzinger's team is "rethinking the roll-out while leaving an option open for more studio time."

'Sexual Eruption', Snoop Dogg's First Single From New Album


October 31, 2007 08:26:08 GMT


Snoop Dogg has put up a new Shawty Redd-produced single from his upcoming album on MySpace. The rapper is both letting fans know the first taste of the single which is titled 'Sexual Eruption' and asking their feedback.

The song will be the lead single from Snoop's 2008 album 'Ego Trippin''. He had decided to give the album such title because he plans to fully go solo on this piece. He said, "This record, I'm seriously ego-tripping like, 'I don't want you on my album. Nah, I don't need you.' "

New Cover Art: Kanye West's 'Flashing Light'

October 31, 2007 07:39:51 GMT


Rap-Up.com has put up the new cover art of Kanye West's new single, 'Flashing Light'. The title is shaped in neon pink fonts while a topless animated woman stands in the middle of star rain.

The design is part of the whole concept done in 'Graduation' by Takashi Murakami. The Japanese artist also helmed the art works of West's first two singles from the album, 'Can't Tell Me Nothin'' and 'Stronger'.

Jay-Z Sold 'American Gangster' Tickets Within Seconds


October 31, 2007 07:07:09 GMT


The retirement that Jay-Z announced last year apparently triggered his fans to buy his tickets once he announced a tour. The rapper sold his tickets to 'American Gangster' tour within, not hours or minutes, but seconds!

The November 12 date in Philadelphia was sold out in 30 seconds according to Roc-a-Fella.com. The kick off date in Los Angeles meanwhile beat it by more than half at 11 seconds but still Chicago hold the record by selling within mere 8 seconds.

New Video: John Legend's 'Another Again'

October 31, 2007 06:41:38 GMT


One year after 'Once Again' was released in October 2006, John Legend is still pulling out singles from the album. The latest one that he just made a single is 'Another Again', a track produced by him and Ken Lewis and became the fourth from the album.

The soul singer shot the music video for the single in Tanzanian island, Zanzibar and has just premiered it. It was reportedly directed by Neon who had penned several clips for him previously.

Ja Rule Puts Back 'The Mirror' in Shelves for 2008 Release


October 31, 2007 06:08:29 GMT


Murder Inc Online has announced that Ja Rule's new album will be pushed to next year. 'The Mirror' which was scheduled for November 13 release will only be dropped in 2008.

The album that has been pushed back once the last time, met "sample clearance issue" that the producer Irv Gotti still working on. The post also said that the album has "no confirmed release date".

Cover Art of Jordin Sparks' Debut Album

October 31, 2007 05:50:07 GMT


Amazon has revealed the cover art of Jordin Sparks' upcoming album. The debut album from the American Idol cycle 6 winner will be self-titled instead of the previously reported 'Madamoiselle'.

Apparently the title 'Madamoiselle' is one of the tracks that appear on the album. Rumor has it that the song will be a collaborative piece between her and either fellow Idol Blake Lewis or her favorite singer, Chris Brown.

Chris Brown's Full Album on MTV's 'The Leak'

October 31, 2007 04:50:08 GMT


MTV has given a sneak peek of Chris Brown's upcoming album 'Exclusive'. The album that will only placed on the shelves next week (November 6), is streamed on MTV's The Leak.

'Exclusive' has lifted two singles, 'Wall to Wall' and 'Kiss Kiss', ahead its release. The third single expected to roam the market will be 'With You'. Several other tracks within the album have also been leaked in the recent months.

'Williamsburg', New Video From Armor for Sleep

October 31, 2007 04:24:34 GMT


The alternative rock band Armor for Sleep have debuted the music video of their new single 'Williamsburg'. The song is the lead single from the band's third studio album 'Smile for Them' that was released on Tuesday, October 30.

MTV's TRL premiered the clip on Monday (October 29) and had the band appeared in their studio for a live performance. Shot with the intention to be a social commentary on the Hipster scene, the video gives a satirical lesson straight from the Hipster 101 classroom.

Goo Goo Dolls to Release Stronger Album and Greatest Vol.2

October 30, 2007 06:58:30 GMT


Goo Goo Dolls want more "muscle" in their next record. The rock band - that will release the first volume of their greatest hits compilation on November 13 - said that there will be a work with new producers who will give their upcoming album the energy of playing live.

"I want the next record to have a little more of an edge on it," frontman John Rzeznik told Billboard.com. "I don't want the rough edges taken off so much. The band's gonna play live on it more, not so many overdubs. I want it to sound more like we do live. It's a lot more energy. It's a more aggressive sound."

The Smashing Pumpkins Release 7th Edition of 'Zeitgeist'

October 30, 2007 06:26:08 GMT


After six different versions of 'Zeitgeist', The Smashing Pumpkins decide to add another one to their list. This time, which could as well be the last, is 'Best Buy CD/DVD Reissue' that is available today (October 30).

The complete edition is topped with 'Inside the Zeitgeist', a DVD featuring 'making-of' documentary of the album, two bonus tracks from previous deluxe edition such as 'Death from Above' and 'Stellar' as well as an exclusive new bonus track 'Ma Belle'.
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