J.COLE TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH THE #1 ALBUM SELLING 217,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK

Source: rocnation.com/j-cole

Selling 217,000 copies, Roc Nation artist, J. Cole has scored the #1 album in the country with his debut release Cole World: The Sideline Story. Rolling Stone praises Cole’s “killer punch lines” and USA Today declares “it’s Cole’s own impressive skills that got him into the game and off the sidelines for good.”

This release not only puts J.Cole at the top of the charts, Cole World: The Sideline Story is officially the biggest debut album from a new artist this year and the first debut album by a solo artist to debut in the # 1 position in over 17 months. In addition, J. Cole has scored the biggest digital album debut from a new artist since January 2010.

“J. Cole’s success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole’s hard work,” stated Shawn “JAY Z “ Carter. “I want to congratulate him on a #1 album and more importantly a great body of work.”

“J Cole personifies humility and grace with edge and depth. As an MC, his point of view speaks to and represents me. I’m proud and blessed to be a part of his journey!” added Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music, Sony / JIVE Records and CEO, Bystorm Entertainment.

The mostly self-produced album was propelled by the first single, “Work Out,” which Entertainment Weekly celebrated as, “well worth the wait.” The follow-up single is the Brian Kidd produced banger, “Can’t Get Enough” featuring the multi-platinum artist, Trey Songz.

J.Cole received enormous support from BET, MTV and MTV2. He was the first artist to kick off MTV2’s new music franchise, Sucker Free Road to Release as well as being profiled as an MTV PUSH Artist. BET named J. Cole a “Music Matters” artist, he performed on the 2010 BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, and he appeared on 106th & Park six times over the past year, which culminated with his BET 106 & Park takeover on September 27th.

J.Cole has taken audiences by storm and has also earned rave reviews for his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Friday Night Lights and for his opening slot on international superstar Rihanna’s LOUD Tour this summer. He is currently headlining Cole World…World Tour across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

With the ability to write thought provoking songs packed with sharp wit and clever lines, Cole is able to connect with listeners in a way that is seldom seen among MCs today. Cole’s unique abilities have led him to successful tours with Rihanna and Drake, an appearance on JAY Z’s “A Star Is Born” (Blueprint 3), as well as the covers of the Source, XXL, and being named one of BET’s “Rising Icons”.

Cole World: The Sideline Story available October 2011 in music stores nationwide only from Ivory Music & Video, the official licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines.

 

BRITNEY SPEARS I WANNA GO SINGLE ART REVEALED

Britney revealed today on twitter (@britneyspears) the single art for her third single “I Wanna Go” from her latest album ‘Femme Fatale.’ The photo used on the cover came from the music video shot 2 weeks ago (May 25) and it looks like the video will be as fun, bright and as cute as this picture!

Britney Spears recently added European dates to her Femme Fatale Tour that will start in North America on June16 at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out her full tour schedule HERE.

And if you want to sing-along to “I Wanna Go,” here’s an amazing yet funny lyric video made by plus full lyrics below:

Verse:
Lately I’ve been stuck imagining
What I wanna do and what I really think
time ta’ blow out
Be a little inappropriate
cuz I know that everybody’s thinking it
when the light’s out

Shame on me, to need release
Uncontrollably

CHORUS:
I wanna go all the way, taking out my freak tonight
I wanna show all the dirt I got running through my mind
I wanna go all the way, taking out my freak tonight
I wanna show all the dirt I got running through my mind

Verse:
Lately people got me all tied up
There’s a countdown waiting for me to erupt
Time to blow out
I’ve been told who I should do it with
to keep my hands above the blanket
When the light’s out

Shame on me, to need release
Uncontrollably

CHORUS

Shame on me, to need release
Uncontrollably

CHORUS

CHRIS BROWN “F.A.M.E.” ALBUM CERTIFIED GOLD WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF ITS RELEASE

Source: jiverecords.com

CHRIS BROWN’S “F.A.M.E.” ALBUM

CERTIFIED GOLD WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF ITS RELEASE (US)

“Look At Me Now” Featuring Lil Wayne And Busta Rhymes  

 Holding # 1 Spot On Both Rhythmic And Urban Mainstream Charts

New Single “She Ain’t You” Quickly Climbing The Charts

New York, NY —Multi-talented artist Chris Brown’s fourth studio album F.A.M.E. (Jive Records) has just been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. just three weeks after its release.  The singer/songwriter earned his first chart-topping album debut when F.A.M.E. secured the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with total album sales of over 271K.

F.A.M.E. spawned three consecutive No. 1 singles and is the third highest-selling debut album of the year (US).  Brown reached his third successive No. 1 Urban Mainstream with his single “Look At Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.  This is the single’s 5th consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart and its first week at No.1 at Rhythmic radio.   The video is in rotation on MTV and MTV2 and in the Top 5 on BET’s 106 and Park countdown.  It was preceded by “Deuces” featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall (which spent 10 weeks at the top of the chart) and “No BS”.  “Yeah 3X,” another track from F.A.M.E., rose to Top 5 at Rhythmic radio. Collectively, the four singles represent combined cumulative digital and mobile sales of over five million.

On the heels of the gold certification, Brown just released his new mid-tempo single “She Ain’t You” which is already showing early signs of success.  The track was # 1 most added at Urban Mainstream and for two weeks in a row a Top 5 greatest gainer at the format.  The single will impact at the Rhythmic radio format this week.

Brown co-wrote the majority of F.A.M.E., the follow-up to his 2X Grammy-nominated 2009 album, Graffiti. Collaborations on the album include Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Ludacris, among others.