Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/16/14 … Congrats To Big K.R.I.T. On A Top 5 Debut!

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It almost feels like the golden era of album sales this week on the Billboard charts, as the top 4 selling albums are all in the 6-figure range, and 3 of the 4 artists actually come from said era! And though he didn’t hit the 6-figure mark, Big K.R.I.T. had a great debut with his new album Cadillactica, moving 44k units in its first week out and nabbing the number 5 spot on the Billboard 200. Congrats! Get the rest of the top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/9/14 … Taylor Swift Continues Her Reign

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The million dollar man woman Taylor Swift continues her reign with 1989, topping the Billboard charts for the second week in a row with an additional 402k copies. This girl is winning beyond belief! Check out the rest of the top 10 below.

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(Photo) Nicki Minaj Speaks On Beyoncé, Long Term Goals, And The Anaconda Video In A Billboard Interview!

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Nicki Minaj is known for keeping it 100 percent REAL in all of her interviews. The multi-talented artist recently shot the cover for Billboard and gave an exclusive point of view on her “girl crush” Beyonce, her accomplishments, and her perception of the Anaconda video. Hearing the songstresses thoughts is always intriguing. Read the rest of the interview below!

Anaconda Video
“Everything we see that’s labeled as beautiful is very skinny. In the song I kind of say, ‘F— them skinny girls.’ But it’s all love. I consider myself a skinny girl.” She adds, “I went overboard with the video to show that I’m not going to hide. And those big-booty dancers I have, they’re not going to hide. Black girls should feel sexy, powerful and important too.”

Beyonce
“There’s something about her work ethic that always made me feel like no matter how hard stuff gets, I’m not allowed to complain. Some women give me the feeling that where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Complacency
“It’s corny when rappers feel like they’ve made it and they don’t have to prove themselves anymore. You should always be competing. You should always be trying to show that you’re the best. My album is going to be important to hip-hop.”

Shady Compliments
“Once I did American Idol, a lot of people would come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re smarter than I thought.’ What does that mean?!”

Accomplishing long-term goals
“I was just a little kid in Southside Jamaica, Queens, hoping one day

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(Photo) Nicki Minaj Calls Who Corny?!

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She may have bust the windows out of her man’s car, but Nicki Minaj’s music career is unstoppable. The, “Only” femcee covers yet another magazine with the latest issue of Billboard.

Nicki talks about her active participation with her behind-the-scenes career choices, and why it’s, “corny” for artists who’ve made to think that they no longer have to prove themselves.

“You should always be competing. You should always be trying to show that you’re the best,” she says. “My album is going to be important to hip-hop.”

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 11/2/14 … Taylor Swift Sells 1 Million In A Week!

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As we approach the end of the year, NO album had gone platinum yet in 2014…and here Taylor Swift comes and does so in a week. Go ‘head, Tay Tay! The young singer’s fourth studio album 1989 has officially sold 1.287 million units in the week ending November 2, making for not only the biggest sales week this year, but the biggest sales week for ANY artist since Eminem’s The Eminem Show in 2002! That’s over a decade ago! Crazy! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/26/14 … Congrats To T.I. & Logic On Top 3 Debuts!

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It was neck-in-neck all week, but T.I. inched past newcomer Logic in the last hour, and came out just above him on the Billboard 200 this week. Tip’s new Paperwork sold 80k copies for the number 2 spot, while Logic came in at number 4 with 73k copies sold of Under Pressure. It’s kind of crazy considering Logic has NO airplay and is a newbie in the game, so he definitely should be proud of such a great debut! Get the full top 10 below.

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(Photos) LHH;Hollywood Castmates Beefing Over THOT Billboard

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This reality TV stuff is entertaining to say the least but really just funny! Apparently Masika tweeted that she has 2 billboards up, 1 the face of clubs, the other a mugshot from when she was younger, and she blames Nikki Mudarris and Hazel E for this.

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(Photo) Usher Covers Billboard Magazine! Talks About Girlfriend & Upcoming Tour!

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With his tour about to commence, Usher takes time out his busy schedule to bless the cover of Billboard Magazine. In the cover story, Usher talks his The UR Experience tour, his girlfriend and manager Grace Miguel, why he isn’t ready to release his new album yet, spending time with his kids, and more. Check out the full story after the jump!

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/19/14 … Congrats To The Game & Hoodie Allen On Top 10 Debuts!

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Both The Game and Hoodie Allen had good debuts with their new albums, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf and People Keep Talking, respectively. The former moved 33k units in its first week out, securing the number 7 spot, while Hoodie was right behind him with 30k at number 8. Congrats! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/5/14 … Prince Has Both A #5 & #8 Debut!

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Prince is having a pretty great week, as he has not one but two albums that debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week. His solo effort, Art Official Age, came in at number 5 with 51k units sold, which his collaborative project with 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrumelectrum, managed to nab the #8 spot with 26k units sold. Check out the full top 10 below!

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