LIVE REVIEW: Middle Of The Map Fest (05/04/16-05/07/16)

Almost annually, Under The Gun has had the opportunity to cover the yearly club festival in Kansas City called Middle Of The Map Fest. This festival has grown substantially over its five years of existence and brought names like Fun., Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as showcased some great […]

SoundScan Will Not Count Jay-Z’s 1 Million ‘Magna Carta’ Sales Through Samsung

Following up on a discussion sparked earlier this week in the wake of Jay-Z’s album announcement through Samsung, MTV has confirmed that the 1 million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail purchased by the mobile giant will not count towards his Billboard ranking. In a new story put together with help from Billboard, MTV reveals […]

Fun. Go Platinum Once Again With “Carry On”

This weekend has been a relatively slow one as far as news is concerned, but at least today we have a new reason to celebrate the success of those who give their all to entertain us. Continuing the year-plus success of their 2012 sophomore effort, Some Nights, the RIAA has announced fun.’s single “Carry On” […]

Linkin Park

JAW DROPS: Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ Reaches 10 Million In US Sales

Linkin Park‘s stunning debut album Hybrid Theory has reached 10 million in US sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan reports. The album debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart on November 11, 2000 and hit its highest mark at number 2 on January 12, 2002. Relive the memories of this fantastic release by watching […]

“Tha Carter IV” Goes Double Platinum

Whether or not you love Lil Wayne, there is no denying the man’s ability to sell records. Word is coming in this morning that Tha Carter IV, the latest release from Young Money CEO Lil Wayne, has gone double platinum after only three months of release. This is great for the YMCMB team, but not […]

Never Shout Never’s “Time Travel” Moves 10K First Week

Sometimes growing up isn’t as easy as you’d hoped it would be. Take for instance, Christofer Drew. His musical project, Never Shout Never, has been praised by fans and publications alike for years, but somehow it just isn’t translating to numbers. Today it was revealed Drew’s latest outing, Never Shout Never’s Time Travel, moved 10,000 […]

“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 […]

US Music Sales rise for first time since 2004

The music industry is not dead yet! According to a new report from tracking company Nielsen SoundScan, music sales in the US have actually improved in in the first half of 2011, rising 4 percent to 221.5 million units, from 213.6 million a year ago. The figure includes compact discs and digital albums. Nielsen also […]

Eminem breaks yet another sales record

Recovery has been on shelves for over a year, but that isn’t stopping it from continuing to shatter sales records worldwide. Today it was revealed that Recovery has become the first album to digitally sell a million copies. Yes, not just a song, but the whole album has been purchased online over one million times, […]

Amazon loses millions over Gaga

The numbers are in and while Gaga is currently celebrating million+ sales of Born This Way, Amazon is sulking in the corner and licking their wounds. Turns out, charging only .99 to purchase Born This Way when it was released last week made the company lose over 3 million dollars.

Silverstein open at #37

The numbers are in and all three post-hardcore releases last week had good openings on the Billboard chart. Silverstein’s Rescue opened at #37 with 11,060 units sold, while Memphis May Fire’s The Hollow arrived at #109 and Texas In July found One Reality at #139. Congrats to everyone, but we can do better! BUY MUSIC!

Khalifa sells nearly 200k copies “Rolling Papers”

After announcing they were lowering first week estimates, many wondered if Wiz Khalifa’s debut was more hype than anything else. Well, the numbers are in and it’s apparent that Wiz is here to stay. Opening at #2 behind Britney Spears, Khalifa’s Rolling Papers sold 191,777 copies last week. Did you pick up a copy? If […]