album sales

‘Yeezus’ Goes Platinum

The new year hasn’t been a fabulous one thus far for Kanye West. A cryptocurrency is using his name and face, which he doesn’t appreciate the way Coinye had hoped he would. When he took legal action, the currency turned from homage to South Park-referencing insult. Two days ago, TMZ revealed that Kanye West is […]

Carpe Di-amn: Beyonce Sells Over 400k Albums In One Day

Every now and then a day comes along where I feel like I’m able to write something ever-so-slightly above average. That feeling of having done as good, if not better than I thought I could is incredibly satisfying, but after reading how Beyonce outdid herself on Friday you may want to start setting higher personal […]

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Taylor Swift’s “Red” May Go Platinum In Its First Week

Country darling Taylor Swift has come a long way in her young life, and it seems like the good just keeps getting better. According to HitsDailyDouble’s rumor mill, Swift’s new album, Red, is selling so well in its first week of release that it may cross the one million units threshold before next week arrives. […]

Trailer for Jay-Z & Kanye’s “Watch The Throne” Tour

Jay-Z & Kanye have dropped a pretty amount of coin promoting a tour that needs no hype with an all new trailer that you can view here on UTG. In case you missed the news earlier this week, Jay-Z and Kanye have already had to add additional dates to their upcoming run. Call us crazy, […]

J. Cole Debuts At Number One, Blink Opens In Third

“Rapper,” which I’m using lightly here, J. Cole has debuted atop this week’s Billboard album chart, leaving a pop’s new queen and pop punk’s aging deities in the dust. According to a report on Hits Daily Double, Cole’s Cole World: A Sideline Story moved an estimated 161,576 units in the final week of September, besting […]

Katy Perry ties Michael Jackson’s #1 Record, Doomsday Inches Closer

Okay, maybe we are going a little overboard with the title, but something about this feels wrong and dirty. Katy Perry, the same pop star that “Kissed A Girl” and told us about “California Girls,” has tied Michael Jackson’s long-standing record of having five singles reach number one on the Billboard Singles Chart from the […]

“Watch The Throne” Opens At Number One

Though it may come as a shock to none, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort Watch The Throne is officially the number one album in the country. Following yesterday’s news the duo shattered iTunes sales records, their total haul for last week was 436,079 copies (320,893 digital units and 115,186 physical). This number is impressive, […]

“Watch The Throne” COULD Go Gold This Week

Though it has only been out for a day, early estimates for Watch The Throne‘s sales are already coming in and 400,000-500,000 copies domestic (USA) seems to be the highest figure we’ve found. Considering the state of the music industry as well as the state of the world currently, you’d think we’d be excited to […]

An Open Letter To Jay-Z & Kanye West

Jay-Z and Kanye West, otherwise known as The Throne, are dropping one of the most anticipated albums of the year next week. Fans are anxious, labels are anxious, press are anxious, but not everyone feels this way. You see, Hov and Yeezy made one mistake when planning the release of Watch The Throne and that […]

Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” is Back on Billboard

When people die, we remember them. For some, that means looking at pictures, others video, and still others, especially when it’s a celebrity-related death, need to spend to feel better. Need proof? Amy Winehouse’s death, though some may try and claim was eventual, shocked the world this weekend and as a result, album sales are […]

Bon Iver sells 100k+ first week despite early leak

Hits Daily Double is reporting that Bon Iver’s new self-titled album has opened at number two on the Billboard albums chart this week, moving 104,687 copies. This is not only an impressive figure considering Bon Iver’s niche market and grassroots fan base, but the record itself leaked over a month ago. Elsewhere on the chart, […]

Bad Meets Evil opens at #1 on Billboard, Of Mice & Men hit career high

Hell: The Sequel, the latest EP from rap duo Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5’9″), has opened at number one atop this week’s Billboard album chart. The album sold a staggering 166,992 units this week, beating Jackie Evancho’s Dream With Me, which opened at number two with 159,139 units. Elsewhere on the chart, […]