Adele Goes Diamond While Sales Plummet

I’m calling it people Adele has gone Diamond denoting sales of ten million units in the United States. Well not officially but its bound to happen with sales currently at a phenomenal 9,973,415 as of Oct. 7. Impressive right.

But how did Adele sell so much in such a market where her peers are struggling with most not making the once common platinum mark.

Well many would argue that her music is just better than everything else out there. But I strongly disagree. The fact is there are countless amounts of artist making “good” music such as Jill Scott but for some reason Adele is the only one moving units.

Personally I can’t explain, perhaps stronger marketing perhaps. Anyways congratulations Adele!

*It’s official

According to Nielsen SoundScan, in only its 92nd week of release, Adele’s album 21 has past the 10 million U.S sales mark.

The last album to sell as many copies in a shorter span of time was ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” which raced to 10 million in its 43rd week (January 2001). Only one album in the SoundScan era hit 10 million faster: Backstreet Boys’ “Millennium,” in its 39th week in February 2000.

via Billboard.com

Grammys 2013 and Low Expectations

Is it me or is there absolutely no hype, excitement or anticipation surrounding the 2013 Grammys? I mean seriously, think about it. For the most part the music was dull, sales were dry and there is no favorite.

Over the years I’ve realized that people love to have a clear winner before the competition even begins. Take for instance Usain Bolt. The 100m was the most watched sport at the 2012 London Olympics. Even though most people could predict a bolt of Bolt across the field they still watched expectantly with sparkles in their eyes.

Just look at the 2012 Grammys. Everything was all about Adele; the central piece, the “it girl” for the event. People loved it.

Fast forward 2013 Grammys there is no front runner and the entire idea of a big show just comes across as bland and boring and I haven’t even seen the show. Nor do I know what they have in store. O well lets hope for the best here are my predictions.

Album of the Year:

Lionel Richie – Tuskegee (winner)

Drake – Take Care

Gotye – Making Mirrors

Jack White – Blunderbuss

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

I see Tuskegee winning because its a composition of classics infused with some of the biggest acts music has ever seen. The vintage meets contemporary; its bound to score loads of votes.

Record of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Gotye (featuring Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used to Know

Katy Perry – Wide Awake

Fun (featuring Janelle Monáe) – We Are Young

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Song of the Year

Frank Ocean- Thinkin Bout You

Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know

Maroon 5 – Payphone (featuring Wiz Khalifa)

Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Lionel Richie – Endless Love (with Shania Twain)

Best New Artist

Frank Ocean

Fun.

who knows who else, just expect anything even your favorite band.

Vybz Kartel – Freaky Gal 3 Review

Once again Vybz Kartel has unapologetically declared his taste for women of a particular flavor in his Freaky Gal Part 3. So why is the presently incarcerated ”World Boss” so outspoken with his desires and is receiving so much warm reception from an island of people who claim dem don’t ina dem tings deh?

First off it must be understood that this man has never been the one to hold any bottles when he wants to make his points be known, so whether with crush ice or soothing caress ladies of a particular nature have evidently long entices Vybz Kartel and as I suspect many hide and eat Jamaican men. But for some reason Vybz is the only one who unrelentingly makes it unmistakably clear that regardless of perceived social norms, there are just certain things he just can’t live without. Freaky Gal a one a dem. *poor ting him lock up* :(

My major disappointment with the song however is a very common one. Vybz why you neva balance the ting? Why you don’t want to give the full hundred regarding your frisky tales? Vybz did you return the favour? Did you swipe the swiper? Or are you just enlightened in oral therapy through secondary knowledge like the King a reading himself, Ragashanti.

“I have read”

“I have read” seems to be popular radio host Dr. Kingsley “Ragashanti” Stewart’s favorite line. It tends to appear most frequently when the matters concerning oral escapades are brought forward. Vybz Kartel, Raga and Jamaican men tend to try and distance themselves regarding freaky business. But mek yuh mention woman giving it to them and see how quick dem talk up di tings dem.

Overall the song delivered what you would expect from Vybz Kartel; raw entertainment. Some will hate, some will love, some start mek plans when them hear it. Overall I like it and CaribTorch give it a five star because you know Kartel girls dem jus a shine suh. Big up unu self and Jamaican men weh unu a wait on to come out of that freaky closet and admit what you all have been down to.

*Warning some may find the following content offensive!

*Don’t get it twisted, Vybz Kartel has proven himself to be VERY amazing when deliberating on social realities so I won’t take part in any ignorance which tries to put the man in a unidimensional shell. If you a make case against the breda come good because I have several issues with the whole “slackness” argument. Not to mention the Broadcasting Commission which I believe is a wing of the same elitist Jamaicans who thought of the Wailers as a gang of dutty dreads who weren’t worthy of air play.