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:
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.
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