Thursday, 18 December 2014

Tyga Reveals Cover Art For ‘The Gold Album,’ Which Was Designed By Kanye West

Tyga likes gold so much he goes by Instagram handle kingofgoldchains. He likes it so much he claims to have invested $5 million in a company that makes gold rolling paper.
That is probably a terrible idea. However, naming his upcoming album The Gold Album and then featuring on the cover a photo of a Kanye West designed gold-figurine of Horus, the Egyptian god of the sun, seems like a better application of T-Raww’s precious metal obsession.
The Gold Album, which will be Tyga’s first since his break with Young Money, is set for 2015 release.

Is Azealia Banks Right That Eminem Only Picks Fights With Women?

Azealia Banks is a Twitter troll. Let’s just get that out of the way. And, given the lack of sales of her debut album Broke With Expensive Tastes, not a particularly successful one.
One of her favorite targets of social media venom is Eminem. In her latest attack against Shady, she points out that for all of his reputation as “a diss god” the only folks he seems to be slaying are women or harmless pop cultural figures like Moby.
Banks isn’t entirely correct; Em’s gotten into it with Ja Rule, Benzino (which she acknowledges), Cage, Everlast, Limp Biscuit and Canibus.
Nevertheless, that’s not exactly a murder’s row of talent, especially considering Em’s stature. Does Banks have a point about Shady only picking fights he can win? Or can her opinions be dismissed as just more trolling?

Sam Smith,the only million seller in UK & US for 2014

Sam Smith has become the only artist in the world to score a million-selling album in both the UK and the US during 2014, the Official Charts Company confirms today.

Smith's In The Lonely Hour passed the 1 million landmark in the UK during the past 24 hours, making it only the second artist album to reach the landmark this side of the Atlantic.

The confirmation comes 24 hours after his album was confirmed a million-seller in the United States, by Nielsen Music.

Sam told "OFFICIALLY sold 1 MILLION copies of In The Lonely Hour! To say I am ecstatic is a huge understatement. Thank you so much to every single person who has purchased my album."

By Midnight last night, In The Lonely Hour had sold 1.007 million copies (based on Official Charts data), making it only the second artist album to achieve the feat in the UK this year, after Ed Sheeran's X hit the milestone at the end of November. In the US, Only Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and the Frozen soundtrack have passed the million-mark this year, according to Nielsen Music.

The success of Smith and Sheeran also makes 2014 the first year since 2011 when more than one album has passed 1 million sales in the UK ' in 2011, Adele's 21 and 19, Michael Buble's Christmas and Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans all passed 1 million sales.

In The Lonely Hour debuted Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart in May and June this year with impressive first-week sales of 102,000. It spent a second week at the top returning for a further fortnight 12 weeks later.

The record has also been a regular feature at the top end of the chart, having spent just one week outside the Top 5 since its release.

Sam's album has also spawned a string of successful singles, including Number 1s Money On My Mind and Stay With Me, as well as Top 10s I'm Not The Only One (Number 3) and Like I Can (9). To date, To date, tracks downloaded from his album total 2.48 million, have been streamed 87 million times and viewed on video streaming sites in the UK 48 million times.