2013 Music Charts Year end review #Numbersdontlie


2013 was a big year in music for a lot of artist. A lot of milestones were hit and a lot of records fell by the waste side.  Let’s check out  the year in review  in music  for 2013

Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP2  was the top-selling Rap Album of 2013  (1.7 million copies 

Beyoncé’s visual album became the biggest selling album of 2103 by a female (in only 10 days)  1.7 million

The Monster became Rihanna’s 13th #1 single in the U.S only three other artist  have had 13 or more #1 singles since 1958 

Lorde becomes the Youngest artist in U.S digital history to sell a 4 million seller (Royals  16 years old)

Robin Thicke topped the 6 million mark in just 29 weeks faster than any other song in US digital History (Blurred Lines)

Katy Perry’s Roar reached the 4 million mark in its 17th week faster than any other song in US digital history

Roar became Katy Perry’s 7th song to sell 4 million downloads more than any other artist in U.S history

Diamonds became @Rihanna ‘s 11th 3 million seller more than any artist in U.S digital history ca23e-rihanna

Cruise By @FLAGALine feat @nelly became only the 2nd country song to sell 6 million downloads in US digital history (Taylor Swift Love Story)

@Rihanna becomes the 1st artist to tally 11 #1’s on the billboard Pop song  Charts with ‘ The Monster”

@Robinthicke scored the record for most audience impressions in U.S radio airplay history  228.9 million 

@Drake became just the 2nd solo artist to score 12 songs simultaneously on billboard hot 100 chart

@Mileycyrus became the 1st female artist to score five#1 albums on the billboard 200 before the age of 21

@justinbieber  became the 1st artist in US chart history to land five #1 albums  or EP’s while still in his teens



Most weeks  at #1  on the hot 100  

Blurred Lines  12,Royals 9 

Most chart hits on the Hot 100 in 2013

@Drake 20 @liltunechi 16 @justinbieber 14 @2chainz &@chrisbrown12 @S_C_ & @nickiminaj 10

Artist with the Most Hot 100  top 10 singles 

@drake 4  @brunomars @eminem @jtimberlake @maroon5 and @rihanna  all with 3




Usher’s ex wife says “His sympathy for my dead son is all for show”

Usher didn’t care about his ex-wife’s dead son … blew off his funeral … and is only PRETENDING to be affected by the tragedy to court sympathy from the media and his fans … this according to the singer’s ex-wife.

What makes Tameka  Foster say such things?

Tameka Foster states that Usher visited Kile in the hospital only once and claims that Usher did not care about her son in his final days  even though Usher regarded him as a son back when they were married.

Man! Read the pretty incriminating statements she makes about Usher and says that she is still filing for custody of their 2 children

Read The Story Here

Damn Ursher  you can’t be that foul can you?

Usher’s stepson dies after being taken off life support



Prayers go out  to The family of Kyle Glover  who passed away this morning. TMZ has reported that  Usher’s step son whose mother is Tameka Foster Usher’s ex-wife passed away due to injuries sustained in a jet ski accident on July 8th


A COMPLETE Listing Of The 2011 Grammy Winners.


Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Record of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem
New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Song of the Year:
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Pop Vocal Album:
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance,” The Fame Monster
Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are,” Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, The Imagine Project
Pop Instrumental Performance: “Nessun Dorma,” Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion
Pop Instrumental Album: Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Fantasia, “Bittersweet,” Back to Me
Male R&B Vocal Performance: Usher, “There Goes My Baby,” Raymond V Raymond
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade, “Soldier of Love,” Soldier of Love
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Roots, “Hang On In There,” Wake Up!
R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, “Shine,” Wake Up!
R&B Album: Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond V Raymond, Usher

Rap Song:
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, “On to the Next One,” The Blueprint 3
Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, “Not Afraid,” Recovery
Urban/Alternative Performance: “F*** You,” Cee Lo Green

Rock Album:
Muse, The Resistance
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney, “Helter Skelter,” Good Evening New York City
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Keys, “Tighten Up,” Brothers
Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young, Le Noise
Hard Rock Performance: New Fang, “Them Crooked Vultures,” Them Crooked Vultures
Metal Performance: “El Dorado,” Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier
Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, “Hammerhead,” Emotion & Commotion

Country Album: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
Female Country Vocal Performance: Miranda Lambert, ” The House That Built Me,” Revolution
Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
Country Song: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) (Need You Now)
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Country Instrumental Performance: Marty Stuart, “Hummingbyrd” (Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions)
New Age Album:Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort
Contemporary Jazz Album:The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band
Jazz Vocal Album:Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater

Latin Pop Album:
Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: El Existential, Grupo Fantasma
Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tejano Album: Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia
Norteño Album: Classic, Intocable
Banda Album: Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario

Contemporary Jazz Album: The Stanley Clarke Band, The Stanley Clarke Band
Jazz Vocal Album: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater
Improvised Jazz Solo: “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Herbie Hancock (The Imagine Project)
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Moody 4B, James Moody
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Live at Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band
Latin Jazz Album: Chucho’s Steps, Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

Gospel Performance:
“Grace,” BeBe & CeCe Winans, Still
Gospel Song: “It’s What I Do,” Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway), The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter III
Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Love God. Love People, Israel Houghton
Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: The Reason, Diamond Rio
Traditional Gospel Album: Downtown Church, Patty Griffin
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Still, BeBe & CeCe Winans

Dance Recording:
“Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna
Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux

Alternative Music Album:
Brothers, The Black Keys
Americana Album: You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples
Bluegrass Album: Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless
Traditional Blues Album: Joined At The Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
Contemporary Blues Album: Living Proof, Buddy Guy
Traditional Folk Album: Genuine Negro Jig, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Contemporary Folk Album: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
Hawaiian Music Album: Huana Ke Aloha, Tia Carrere
Native American Music Album: 2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit’s Dance, Various Artists
Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Zydeco Junkie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Reggae Album: Before The Dawn, Buju Banton
Traditional World Music Album: Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks, Béla Fleck
New Age Album: Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort

Short Form Music Video:
“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
Long Form Music Video: “When You’re Strange,” The Doors
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling): The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)
Musical Show Album: American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Crazy Heart (Various Artists)
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Toy Story 3, Randy Newman, composer
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “The Weary Kind” (From Crazy Heart), Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters
Instrumental Composition: “The Path Among the Trees,” Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble), Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz—Chamber Music Vol. 2
Instrumental Arrangement: “Carlos,” Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest), 54

Engineered Album, Classical:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero &Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Classical Album:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus
Orchestral Performance:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Nashville Symphony
Opera Recording:Saariaho: L’Amour De Loin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Choral Performance:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra):Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)
Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Paul Jacobs, Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement
Chamber Music Performance:Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Parker Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance:Dinastia Borja, Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya
Classical Vocal Performance:Sacrificium, Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
Classical Contemporary Composition: Michael Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina, Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero), Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony
Classical Crossover Album:Christopher Tin: Calling All Dawns
Surround Sound Album:Britten’s Orchestra, Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

Musical Album for Children:
Tomorrow’s Children, Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends
Spoken Word Album for Children: Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

Comedy Album:
Lewis Black, Stark Raving Black
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Baba Yetu,” Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Calling All Dawns
Recording Package: Brothers, The Black Keys
Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package: Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set), The White Stripes
Album Notes: Keep An Eye On The Sky, Big Star
Historical Album: The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), The Beatles
Engineered Album, Nonclassical: Battle Studies, John Mayer
Producer of the Year, Nonclassical: Danger Mouse
Remixed Recording, Nonclassical: “Revolver” (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix), Madonna

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Most Memorable Performances Of Grammys 2011.

The 2011 Grammy‘s 2011- A total waste of 3.5 hrs! Maybe not, if you’re a MEGA country music fan, because they clearly swept the night with performances & take home trophies. Everything else, oh well, uhmm, ….. a lot of performances. More than usual if you ask me, and minimal award giving. Thought I was at a concert. Anywho, these are the more memorable performances:

The show opened with what should have been a rousing tribute to The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin. And it was … for the most part. But there was a LOT to be desired of that performance. Jennifer Hudson (who ruled that tribute) was joined on stage by Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride, & Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine. Great voices, very little soul, which is a necessity when celebrating the Queen of Soul. Of course Ms. Franklin was not in the audience. She was at home in Detroit recuperating. I know she was glad.

Lady Gaga did her thing, draped in “Condom Couture.” She did her new joint “Born This Way,” which was clearly a cover of the material girl’s (Madonna) “Express Yourself.” Don’t know how I feel about that, but I love Gaga regardless. She indeed is Brilliant.

B.O.B., Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae gave a decent performance. Well, Janelle has a way of waking up the crowd, bringing things to life & making it very real in the atmosphere. But the rest was pretty uneventful. B.O.B. added a nice classy flair by slowing up the tempo & performing with an orchestra. Bruno, did okay with the doo-wop, but his vocals were not up to par as they usually are.

Justin Bieber took to the stage with his mentor Usher. They took us on a stroll through memory lane, reminding us of Justin’s humble beginnings. His performance started off pretty good, giving us a glimpse into the future of our next generation. A few moments in he was joined by Jayden Smith, who is an obvious crowd pleaser. Then, Usher returned to the stage to do “OMG,” which was okay. BUT … I think everyone is a bit tired of the song & it’s not as exciting as it once was, especially absent of Will.I.Am. At any rate, his performance was decent, but he looked mad unkept. And being rejoined onstage by Justin, as they finished the song together, made Usher appear as a washed up, worn out, has been, performer of yester-year. Sorry. I love Usher & I expected more.

As far as I’m concerned Cee-lo Green‘s performance was the BEST of the night. Creative, Innovative, nothing we’d ever seen before. Joined on stage by Gwyneth Paltrow‘s performance, gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. She was in her element & did her thing. Kudos.

Katy Perry had a great night. Her performance was great. But what actually made it memorable was the fact that she added clips of her wedding. Beautiful. I think it cool when industry folk take time to acknowledge & celebrate their love. Cute Katy.

Eminem gave an intense performance w/Rihanna, who looked amazingly stunning. Side Bar- her outfits do be questionable. However, they brought the same level of insensity which made the performance powerful. one of the better of the night. And adding veteran producer Dr. Dre was the added bonus. Always good to see him.

Rihanna came back to the stage a while later w/Drake to perform “Oh, Na Na.” Cute. Love their chemistry, although he makes the FUNNIEST faces when she’s whinin’ up on him. And she ain’t even really going in. (shrugs)

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s Co-Defendant.

Usher BOMBS In Berlin.

It was not Usher‘s finest moment. Forced to cancel his Wednesday concert at Berlin’s 02 Arena at the last minute due to illness, the “OMG” singer, 32, rescheduled the show for the next night and promised his fans, via twitter “the show that you all properly deserve.” Unfortunately, his illness didn’t clear up and Usher lip-synched his first two songs and danced poorly to them, according to local tabloid B.Z. Fans on the edge of the stage reportedly started complaining. Boos were also heard. In response, he reportedly lowered his head and stood silently on the stage for about four minutes before leaving altogether. The stage lights came on and fans were told the star was too sick to continue the show.

According to a statement released by Usher’s rep Friday, the singer is “suffering from upper respiratory illness which is currently preventing him from performing a proper show. After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery.” (Shows in Rotterdam and Antwerp have been rescheduled for March.)

Usher himself expressed his disappointment about the situation. “I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows,” he said in a statement released Friday. “I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve.”

-“The BklynBandette.” Mr. Hollywood’s C0-Defendant.