Rihanna can break records by selling popular single, but she barely sells any albums! Rihanna is the third most pirated artist… OUCH!
From EntertainmentWise, “Ed Sheeran and Rihanna are among the most illegally downloaded artists in the UK, according to a new study.
According to MusicMetric, the singer’s debut + is the most pirated album of the year so far followed by Rizzle Kicks’ debut effort Stereo Typical which came in second.
Rihanna’s Talk That Talk in third, Jessie J’s Who You Are in fourth and Olly Murs in fifth with In Case You Didn’t Know.
Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events is in sixth, with Ben Howard, Chase And Status, Chris Brown and Gotye taking the other places on in the top 10.
Manchester emerged as the piracy capital of the UK, followed by Nottingham and Southampton, with more illegal downloads per person than any other in the country.
MusicMetric monitors the global activity of BitTorrent files and discovered that during the first half of 2012, 43 million albums and singles were illegally downloaded in the UK.
Keyshia Cole talks about her new album Woman to Woman…. In a recent interview with Singersroom, Keyshia Cole has some interesting things to say about Mary J. Blige………..
When asked about Being Compared to Mary J Blige and others compared to her.. Keyshia Cole responds, “I’m very happy to have been compared to such a wonderful woman, a strong woman. The only thing that I would’ve changed, that I am now here to do for those that come after me, is to lend a helping hand. I feel that even if it’s not me saying I’m gonna record with you, I’m gonna work with you or let’s go hang out or anything like that; we don’t have to be friends, but at the end of the day, being able to give advice or help somebody that is coming under you is an amazing gift to be able to have. I wish I would have had that from Mary, but I’m not Mary, I’m a different person and if K. Michelle ever call me or anybody for that matter, for advice, I would absolutely give it to them.
Another Interesting thing about Keyshia Cole interview:
On Writing Woman to Woman … Writing this new album, I brought a couple of songwriters on and I decided to collaborate with a few because the girls wanted to hear some more, not angry, but I’m done with the foolishness types of songs. I figured if I bring somebody on that are experienced in some of those things, I can always go back to a place where I’ve been hurt before; bring my ideas to the table…
From NYPOST, “Although he was married when they carried on a torrid affair, Fugees founder Wyclef Jean says it was bandmate Lauryn Hill’s lies about the paternity of her child that doomed the ’90s hip-hop trio.
Jean claims Hill tricked him into believing her firstborn son was his, when, in fact, the father was Bob Marley’s son Rohan.
“In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that,” Jean writes in “Purpose,” at which The Post got a first look yesterday.
The Haitian-born Jean says the betrayal by Hill led to the band’s 1997 breakup.
“She could not longer be my muse,” he wrote. “Our love spell was broken.”
Jean admits to having many problems with his nonprofit, Yele, whose financial irregularites were first reported by The Post.
Jean, 42, performed Friday at the HK Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen with guitarist Prince Charming. The book, which is published by Harper Collins, comes out tomorrow.
Floacist goes in on Marsha Ambrosius for selling out!
From Singersroom, “Since the breakup over six years ago, the Floacist had remained silent, while Ambrosius spoke publicly about leaving the group, but now she is finally saying her piece.
“This is the first Floetry album, after a six year split, and Marsha has been doing a lot of excessive talking during that time, all of which has gone unanswered by myself. My silence could have been confusing to the fans, so I wanted to address the split, at the right time, in the correct medium,” explains The Floacist on her brand new track ”Soul.“
She continues: “It was important for me to comment truthfully on the main issue…Marsha left Floetry, after so much joint success and foundation building, to join Aftermath Records, with no assurance of an album release.
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