With just 5 days to go before Eminem officially releases his highly anticipated album Marshall Mathers LP 2 he graces the cover of Billboard Magazine. The edition is in stores on November 9th. MMLP2 is out on November 5th.
BONUS: After the jump check out Eminem’s SNL promo where he is due to appear and perform on November 2nd.
NWTS first week sales are in! Drake’s third album has shifted 658,179 units, which is more than “Take Care,” and overall Drake’s greatest selling album.
“Nothing Was the Same” also debuted at number one on the Billboard charts for the third time and is the second highest debut of the year, right after Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience,” which sold about a million copies in its first week.
Congrats to Drizzy and his OVO crew!
By Sara Ergen – @ergense
Jay-Z has been featured on the cover of Billboard magazine’s latest edition. The cover story focuses on Jay-Z “New Blueprint” deal with Samsung, his album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and what it means for the music business. His album is due out on July 4th.
J. Cole covers the latest edition of Billboard magazine which is due out tomorrow. Is this J. Cole’s year? Can he outsell Kanye? Born Sinner is due out on June 18th.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are having an incredible and record breaking 2013. Here the independant duo grace the cover of Billboard magazine.
Rihanna is taking over newsstands. She has landed a total of 3 covers in the last two months. First she covered Vogue, then GQ, now she’s landed on the cover of Billboard’s November issue. This is all in promotion of her new album, Unapologetic, dropping on November 19th.
Alicia Keys is on fire right now. Her brand new album titled, Girl On Fire, drops on November 27th. To promote the album, she’s featured on the November issue of Billboard magazine.
Cash Money Records, where dreams come true. Everything is easy when you leave it up to Birdman & Slim. That’s why the brothers grace the cover of Billboard’s Urban Power List issue. Cortez Bryant, Diddy, Benjy, Tech N9ne and Rick Ross also made the Urban Power List. The issue is now on newsstands. Hit the jump for a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot.
Wale and his boss Ricky Ross rep for Maybach Music on the latest issue of Billboard Magazine. In the excerpt below, Ross talks about God Forgives, I Don’t. Read the rest of the feature here.
“This album is almost like a movie,” Ross says. “I wanted [the title] to be something that was extremely emotional, to set up a real roller coaster ride as far as the music and thought process. It sounds like a term of retaliation, and with the picture that I’m painting, it felt perfect.”