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Wednesday November 30th, 2011 16:39 Michael Buble Gifts a Bag of Coal to Rockers NickleBack While Rihanna Debuts at a Disappointing No.3

It was a big week for the music industry this week as the Christmas sales season got off to a strong start!

According to Billboard, the entire top eight albums on this week’s tally all sold in excess of 100,000 each, the first time since the chart dated Jan. 8. That was when the top 11 all sold more than 100,000 — reflecting the sales week that ended Dec. 26, 2010.

In even more interesting news though, the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years occurred this week as Michael Buble‘s “Christmas” edged out Nickleback‘s new album “Here and Now” for the No.1 spot by a 0.18% margin.”Christmas” sold just over 227,000 while ”Here and Now” sold a bit under 227,000.

Arriving in at a depressing No. 3 this week is Rihanna‘s “Talk That Talk,” with sales of about 197,000. Last years “LOUD” debuted at No.2 to a slightly better figure of 207,000. Rihanna is definitely one of the biggest radio jaugernauts of our time, so it’s peculiar to me why she fails to sell heaps of albums. “Talk That Talk” deserved the throne, God Damnit!

Moving right along, last week’s mega debut, Drake‘s “Take Care,” falls to No. 4 with 173,000 (down 73%) while Mary J. Blige‘s ninth studio album, “My Life II: The Journey Continues, Act I,” debuts at No. 5 with 156,000 sold.

Adele‘s “21″ also gains this week, but is forced backwards four places to No. 7 (140,000; up 24%). According to Billboard this is the first time “21″ has left the top five of the tally in its entire 40-week chart run. WOWZA!

As for the rest of the Bilboard 200, you can find it here, however I think I’ve covered all of the important points.

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Wednesday November 30th, 2011 15:54 Zooey Dechanel Performs “This Christmas Waltz” Live on Jay Leno

I absolutely love them!

Zooey Dechanel and real life beau M. Ward dropped by The Tonight Show for a special Christmas performance on Monday night.

The duo better known as She & Him performed “This Christmas Waltz” from their already released Christmas album, “A Very She & Him Christmas.” Zooey does such a wonderful job here and her voice is as beautiful as ever.

“A Very She & Him Christmas” was released on Ocotber 25th and is a delightful compilation of porcelain covered yuletide melodies.

Check out the video above and see the duo’s performance!

 

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Wednesday November 30th, 2011 15:39 Video Premiere: Nicola Roberts, “Yo Yo”

Check out the flawless new video for Nicola Roberts third single “Yo Yo” from her gorgeous and equally flaw free debut album “Cinderella Eyes.”

In the opening scene of the Freddie Helwig directed video we find a stunning Miss Roberts posing for the camera in a plethora of different outfits as she waits for her hunky boyfriend to take her to an intimate house party where they dance and show public displays of affection. But is anything ever really as it seems?

As the party progresses we discover that Nicola‘s faithful stead has plans of his own. By the time the ginger princess is whrithing in emtional pain against the shower wall, it becomes clear, he’s playing her like a yo yo y’all!

Overall the video is a beautiful representation of the emotions captured in the song. The lighting is spectacular, the sets are moody, and Nicola looks fabulous.

Well done Girl. I’m sure Girls Aloud fans all around the worl are gleaming

 

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 15:46 The Twelve Daze of Christmas!

Happy HO-lidays!

I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with fun, family, and love.

I am definitely thankful for all of my dedicated readers which is why I’d like to break into the holiday spirit by sharing with you a little treat: “The Twelve Daze of Christmas,” by Fay McKay.

“The Twelve Daze of Christmas” is a hilarious paraody of holiday classic “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” where Miss McKay tries to recall all of the alcoholic beverages she recieves from her true love during the yuletide season. Let’s just say she starts having trouble around the 7 day mark.

Seriously the ensuing hilarity will have you in tears!

Do yourself a favor and click above! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 15:27 Video Premiere: Avicii, “Levels”

Check out the just premiered video for Avicii‘s worldwide smash “Levels.” The 22-year-old Swedish producer/DJ has already released the track globally to massive reception. Currently it resides at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs. It’s only a matter of time before this tune is percolating from every car and dance club in the nation.

Click above to watch the humorous video where an unhappy business man is taken over by the infectious nature of the danceworthy track much to the dismay of his fellow office workers.

Enjoy!

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 15:16 World Premiere: Mike Posner, “Looks Like Sex”

Mike Posner has just unveiled his brand-new single “Looks Like Sex,” the first offering from his sophomore album “Sky High” due out in early 2012. The track features a luscious ambiance and breathy vocals that ride the fine line between sexy and creepy. The pre-chorus jibberish is also pretty catchy but I can’t help but notice that the song feels like the little train that could–essentially having a hard time breaking into the crashing dance number it so desperately wants to be.

What do you guys think?

“Looks Like Sex” becomes available digitally on December 6th.

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 14:58 Avril Lavigne’s Band Covers Britney’s “Baby One More Time”

I recently came across this exceptional cover by none other than Avril Lavigne‘s house band. The six talented gentleman that normally assist Avril took the time to cover Britney Spears classic “Baby One More Time” during a day off from touring. The cover, filmed in a Canadian hotel, is simply everything with it’s acoustic stylings, rugged vocals, and unique arrangement.

I’m totally loving it.

What do you think?

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 04:08 Reppin’ the Bay: Drake & Lil Wayne do Rap Justice on “The Motto”

Behold the masterpiece that is Drake‘s, “The Motto.”

The song, which features Lil Wayne, is a bonus track from the deluxe version of  the Canadian rapper’s newly released album, “Take Care.”

The Lil Wayne assisted track is easily one of the best urban releases I have heard in quite sometime.–ultimately boiling down to the fact that the lyrics and one-liners are out of this world!

Straight bananas!

Not only does every verse contain multiple “oh shit!” moments thanks to creative rhymes and playful metaphors, but the sparse backbeat comprised of an 808 kick drum, a looped clap-note, and a moody bass line, works to highlight the exquisite lyrical content while simultaneoulsy adding that “go stupid” vibe that makes it more than easy to swag to. And when Drake isn’t busy swapping braggadocios with Lil Wayne about living the life of a young rap superstar, he’s showing love to the San Francisco Bay Area by reppin the re-occuring YOLO theme which is Bay Area slang for “You Only Live Once.”

All I know, is if you only have one song to listen to, let it be this one!

Lyrical highpoint: Seven grams in the blunt/ Almost drowned in her pussy so I swam to her butt

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 03:24 Sophia Grace Brownlee Slays Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life”

Wow! I’m literally speechless!

By now you’ve surely heard of the YouTube sensation known as Sophia Grace Brownlee. Everyone’s favorite pint-sized princess from Britain recently catapulted to world wide fame following her cover of Nicki Minaj‘s “Super Bass” with fellow hype girl Rosie. Since the video went viral just two months ago, Sophia and Rosie have made numerous appearences on Ellen, met with A-list celebrities like Rihanna, and Katy Perry, and have even created their own professionally filmed show.

Well, little Sophia is at it again and this time she’s filmed a live, professionally recorded rendition of her hero’s R&B smash “Moment 4 Life.”

I am incredibly impressed at what a great rapper this little girl is! She’s got the confidence and swagger of someone 3 times her age and it’s magical to watch!

She absolutely SLAYS every single word from beginning to end and the most endearing part of all is that she is having a great time while doing so.

It’s a MUST WATCH, so do yourself a favor and click above!

 

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011 02:54 Video Premiere: Cee-Lo, “Anyway”

Check out Cee Lo Green‘s latest video for, “Anyway,” a groovy feel-good jam about the pleasures of unconditional love. The song serves as the lead single from re-release of “The Voice” judge’s third studio album, “Lady Killer,” due out November 28th. “Anyway” was penned by WallpaperRoss Golan, and Weezer‘s River Cuomo and eminates an outstanding feeling of euphoria with it’s ringing back-beat, and suttle base-line. Cee Lo‘s upbeat vocal delivery is spot-on and acts as the mortar that holds the perfection of the track together.

That being said, the magnificence of the song almost begs the question: why is the video is so terrible?

Watch as Cee Lo and a gaggle of Atlanta’s finest gap toothed lookers give an array of grotesque close ups in front of some pretty pathetic visual sets.

Oh well, I still can’t get enough of the song!

Enjoy, above!

 

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