As we head into the big holiday weekend, all four (soon to become three) major distributors are represented in the Top 5. Michael Buble holds on to the #1 spot for a fifth week and moves up to the #2 best-selling album of 2011, unseating Lady Gaga's Born This Way. Adele scores her best-ever sales week at #2. And, unless something very unexpected happens next week, the Britpop thrush should reclaim the #1 spot for the final chart of 2011. Due to the holiday weekend, please expect a greater than usual margin of error.
Michael Buble (Reprise) 425-450k
Adele 21 (XL/Columbia) 375-400k
*Young Jeezy (Def Jam/IDJ) 200-225
Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 175-200k
Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 115-125k
Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic) 100-110k
Nickelback (Roadrunner) 100-110k
Andrea Bocelli (Decca) 95-105k
Scotty McCreery (Mercury Nashville/19/Interscope) 90-95k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 90-95k
The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 90-95k
Now 40 (Capitol/EMI) 90-95k
Coldplay (Capitol/EMI) 80-85k
Adele 19 (XL/Columbia) 75-80k
Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 75-80k
Saturday, December 24, 2011
What would a year in music industry be if there weren't any new acts adding sprinkle to the competition? Sure, the battle among the already-established artists would be interesting enough for music fans and critics alike to sit and watch since it gets tougher every year, but the addition of the newbies would undoubtedly make the game even more dynamics than it has already had. In honor of those budding artists, AceShowbiz compile 10 out of the many based on their achievements in the past twelve months.
2011 has its fair share of new music acts. The likes of J. Cole, Foster the People, Scotty McCreery, Jessie J and The band Perry are picked because they have proved themselves in their own unique ways. Those rising stars stole attention and stood out among the rest either by busting the charts, making history with their record-breaking music, or going viral with their genre-bending sound. If they keep up the good work, they won't be just one hit wonder and will continue to shine in the years to come.
Scotty McCreery is the new American sweetheart. He becomes a quick favorite due to his boyish look and deep voice combined with his passionate delivery which he showcased throughout the tenth season of the "American Idol". The North Carolina native overshadowed the others and won a record-breaking 122.4 million votes from household across the country. At the age of 17, he became the youngest male contestant to ever win the first place in the nine-year history of the FOX show.
The real competition, though, was out there, and Scotty didn't fail. He busted the chart with his debut single "I Love you This Big", soaring into the Top 25 after only three weeks of the release and having the highest chart debut for a new artist on Billboard Country Songs chart in the SoundScan era. He nicely sealed his record-breaking achievement by bowing at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 with his first album "Clear as Day", making him the first country act to top the chart at first try.
Posted by Donna at 12/24/2011 07:56:00 AM
First off ALL OF US here at Fans of Scotty would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Tomorrow in honor of the holiday Fans Of Scotty will not be posting, so that everybody may enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends. Again, enjoy your holiday everybody!
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The First Noel
Mary Did You Know
Posted by Donna at 12/24/2011 07:47:00 AM