Posts tagged with "Billboard 200 Albums"

Big Sean – What A Life

BIG SEAN AND HIT-BOY TEAM UP FOR NEW EP WHAT YOU EXPECT, AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY 10/29 VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS

WHAT YOU EXPECT INCLUDES A NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “WHAT A LIFE”

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated artist Big Sean and longtime collaborator, Grammy®-winning super-producer Hit-Boy have announced their new EP collaboration WHAT YOU EXPECT, arriving this Friday, October 29 via Def Jam Recordings.  Included on the project is “What A Life,” the scorching new single and video unleashed by the duo last week.

Sean and Hit’s long list of collaborative efforts go back to the 2012 G.O.O.D. Music banger “Clique,” and beyond. Last year, the two joined forces for three songs on Detroit 2, Sean’s third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Detroit 2 is eligible for Best Rap Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. “Deep Reverence” featur­ing Nipsey Hussle, garnered a Grammy® nomination for Best Rap Performance in 2020.

Hit-Boy has emerged as one of the music industry’s most successful and sought-after producers over the past decade, with a discography reading like who’s who in popular music and four Grammys® under his belt for Best Rap Song in 2011 (Jay-Z and Kanye West’s 4x-platinum “N*ggas In Paris”); Best Pop Vocal Album in 2018 (Ariana Grande’s global #1 Sweetener); Best Rap Performance in 2019 (“Racks In the Middle” collabo with Nipsey Hussle and Roddy Ricch); and Best Rap Album in 2021 (King’s Disease by Nas, released in 2020).
Hit-Boy won new acclaim this year for his work as executive producer on the Nas sequel, King’s Disease II (August 2021), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #3 on the 200 Albums chart. Hit-Boy was also the executive producer of Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.  Its buzz and success was unprecedented, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack Albums chart, and rising to #12 on the 200 Albums chart.

Taylor Swift illustration for 360 magazine

Taylor Swift Achieves 12 New RIAA Certifications

Taylor Swift has garnered a total of 12 new certifications from the RIAA. Among them, her critically-acclaimed, 5 star 2020 album, folklore, has achieved gold and now certified platinum status.

The new album, folklore arrived this summer and quickly gained widespread acclaim and major audience excitement. It rapidly became the top-selling record of 2020 worldwide and is the only album this year to cross 1 million albums in pure sales in the U.S. 

Swift notably completed “the longest consecutive run at number one since 2016” by acquiring six straight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. Additionally, folklore returns to number one this week on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching eight nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the chart. What’s even more notable, Taylor has achieved 48 cumulative weeks at number one across all of her chart-topping albums which marks a record among women artists. 

Other RIAA certifications include “You Need To Calm Down” which minted triple-platinum, platinum, and gold and “The Man” which is certified gold and platinum. Her song “Me,” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, is now double-platinum. Additionally, the single “Lover” picked up gold, platinum, and double-platinum certifications.

Taylor stands out as the only artist to have seven albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week. Her albums, Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover and folklore, have all been a stellar success. Plus, she remains the first and only female artist in the 21st century to score five number one studio albums in the UK. 

Folklore is the ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, record-breaking superstar’s eighth album and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Swift. 

SOFIA CARSON

(Photo Credit: Michael Schwartz)


SOFIA CARSON RELEASES VIDEO 
FOR NEW SINGLE “INS AND OUTS” 

WATCH HERE

Hollywood/Republic Records Recording Artist Sofia Carson released today the video for her latest single “Ins and Outs.” The video directed by John-Michael Triana, follows Carson on an epic night out in NYC. Featuring Dutch model and social media star Twan Kuyper, the night takes on a life of its own and becomes a night to remember. Watch video HERE

“Ins and Outs,” written by Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Jason Evigan, and produced by Jason Evigan, is on sale digitally and available for streaming globally ! now. 

Multi-hyphenate Carson stars as “Evie” in Disney Channel’s global hit Descendants 2, which reached over 26 million Total Viewers in with an unprecedented simultaneous premiere (Friday, July 21) across six networks. The soundtrack debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the VEVO/YouTube music videos for the franchise have surpassed 1 billion views. Both Descendants soundtracks have over 130 million streams worldwide. 

Carson’s past two singles, “Love Is The Name” and “Back To Beautiful” have combined views of over 100 million. 

Carson recently performed “Ins and Outs” on the season finale of ABC’s Boy Band and on the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day Special on ABC. Next, Carson will continue to travel the globe promoting Descendants 2, including stops in London, Paris, Madr! id and Tokyo. She will also headline the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 8th Annual Los Angeles Family Day on October 7th. 

Carson has starred in five movies including Disney’s Adventures in Babysitting and Warner Bros. A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits. She has hosted several high-profile events, including “The Oscars: All Access,” “Radio Disney Music Awards,” and ABC & Disney Channel Holiday Specials. Carson is also a fashion icon, and has appeared on several best-dressed lists, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Los Angeles Times. Carson as amassed a legion of fans with over 10 million followers on social media.

 

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