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CHART SALES: Kanye West’s “Yeezus” DEBUTS AT #1 With 328K, J. Cole LANDS At #2 With 297K + NEW PROMO For “The Real”

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It was a great week for music industry sales as Kanye West headed to the top of the pack (as expected) followed by strong showings from J. Cole and Kelly Rowland.  See the chart listing inside and watch an all-new promo of the daytime chat fest "The Real"….

 

It was a good week for Hip Hop and R&B music as the top four sales slots were all claimed by acts from the genre.  As expected, Kanye West came in strong with Yeezus, finishing at #1 week with 328k in sales. But the sleeper hit of the summer was J. Cole who far surpassed expectations for Born Sinner and moved 297 units. Rounding out the top slots, indie rapper Mac Miller took the #3 spot with 101k while Kelly Rowland’s promotional tour landed her Talk a Good Game at #4 with 65k.

Check out the full chart here:

 

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And in daytime television news…..

Beginning July 15th, “The Real,” a 4-week test, produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will be available on select FOX-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston and Tampa. "The Real” is led by five bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley who unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships.  Watch the new promo above.

 

EXTRAS:

1.  "Forever More" singer Puff Johnson succumbs to cervical cancer at age 36.  Story.

The Randomness:

1.  Scottie Pippen claims beat down victim spit at him and used "N" word.  Story.  

2.  OWN doubles their order of "Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots."  Story.

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Whitney Houston Posthumously Makes History on Billboard 200 Chart

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Even after death, Whitney Houston is still making history on the Billboard 200. This week, the late pop icon posthumously became the first female artist to simultaneously Continue reading

Whitney Houston Is Back in the Top 10 of Albums Chart

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Following Whitney Houston‘s untimely death on Feb. 11, her album ‘Whitney: The Greatest Hits’ has re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. According to Nielsen Continue reading

Today’s Best Tweets: LMFAO Ousts Rihanna as No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

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You know what’s sexy? Being No.1. And you know who knows it? LMFAO. After Rihanna reigned the charts for eight weeks straight, she has been dethroned by the party rocking duo LMFAO and their accompanying Speedos. Mac Miller also had some good news as his debut album, ‘Blue Slide Park,’ went gold! Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were partaking in a bit of Twitter flirting and Kanye West was praising the wonders of special effects in movies. Rebecca Black had a run in with Zooey Deschanel while Game was telling people to get their butts to the gym. New year be damned! Bow Wow was all up in arms about getting older and Weird Al had a very important question. Read what your favorite stars were chirping about!

I have my first gold record. dope.

I don’t want to see any movie that doesn’t have mind blowing special effects… #EVERAGAIN

Why wait til New Years to take yo fat ass to the gym…. Its open today too !

I wish we still settled our differences with duels…cause that would make road rage a lot more interesting.

Does anybody know the expiration on whoop-ass? I opened a can last week and I’m not sure if it’s still good.

so I just met one of my favorite actresses of all time, @zooeydeschanel. love her. she’s so sweet! no Starbucks could compare to this. : D

Damn… Im staring at 25 straight in eyes bro

Wale’s ‘Ambition’ Debuts At No. 2 on Billboard Album Chart

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Wale‘s ambitions has finally paid off for him. The D.C.’s rhyme-slinger’s second album, ‘Ambition,’ premiered at No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 album chart. The set moved 164,000 copies in its first week of release.

Not bad for a guy who two years ago was dropped by Interscope Records after his debut LP ‘Attention Deficit’ was a commercial failure (it only sold 28,000 units in its first week). Now with songs like ‘Lotus Flower Bomb‘ (featuring Miguel) getting radio love and the streets embracing his anthemic title track, it looks like Wale has become a major player in the rap game.

Wale’s ‘Ambition’ will most likely drop in sales next week, especially, since Drake‘s second LP ‘Take Care’ will hit stores on Tuesday. The Maybach Music Group artist revealed to Rap-Up that he and Drake recorded a song together. “Me and Drizzy do have something coming,” he teased.

Since their collaboration, Wale hopes to put together a major hip-hop tour featuring himself, Drake and fellow rapper J. Cole. “I told Drizzy about it,” he tells Rap-Up. “I said, ‘Yo, me, you, and Cole should do a tour.’ I don’t care if I gotta go first. I’m all about the f—ing culture. This is gonna be like the ‘Hard Knock Life’ tour of our generation.”

Watch Wale Perform ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ With Miguel on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’