Watch The Throne #1 in 23 Countries -x- Lenny Kravitz Gets Nice -x- Will Smith Back Recording & MIB 3 Pix -x- Katy Perry Makes History -x- VMA Facts


WATCH THE THRONE DEBUTS AT NUMBER ONE!

As predicted, Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne has claimed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart and not just in the US; number one in twenty-three countries! The disc sold a combined total of 436-thousand units – over 320-k were in digital sales, while 115-k were through physical copies. This feat reported marks Hov’s 12th number one album, while this became Yeezy’s fifth consecutive project to top the chart. Be sure to get Watch The Throne today!

AND…

A BUYER’S GUIDE TO WATCH THE THRONE

Wanna dress like Jay-Z? Wanna wear jewelry like Kanye West? If you’ve been listening to their newly released Watch The Throne LP, you know that the rap moguls have name-dropped a lot of expensive items that they own. According to GQ.com, fans who are looking to purchase the stuff Hov and ‘Ye rapped about can now pull out their wallets and see just how much everything costs. From private 38-million dollar jets to fancy watches, you can visit the site to learn more!

· http://www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201109/jay-z-kanye-west-watch-the-throne-buyers-guide-watches-cars#ixzz1VIfeFS3u

 J COLE ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Finally! J. Cole has just revealed the dates for his highly anticipated outing which is begin dubbed the “Cole World…World Tour.” The 65-date trek begins in Vancouver on August 23rd and will hit major cities in Canada, North America and Europe before winding down on December 12th on Paris. CLICK HERE TO SEE TOUR DATES NOW!

· Cole has previously served as opening acts for Jay-Z and Rihanna.

BEYONCE HAS NUMBER ONE CELEB PERFUME

According to SingersRoom.com, Beyonce’s first perfume, Heat, has claimed the number one spot on Britain’s The Fragrance Shop’s Top 10 Celebrity Perfumes. The fiery fragrance beat out other lines from famous faces including Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and more. The diva recently said of her obsession with perfumes, “To me, even if you are dressed to kill and everything is looking fabulous, you are still not done without that touch of fragrance. It’s the cherry on top of the cake.” Here’s who else made the list:

The Fragrance Shop Top 10 Celebrity Perfumes:

1. Beyonce Knowles – Heat

2. Coleen Rooney – Butterflies

3. David Beckham – Homme

4. Mariah Carey – Lollipop Bling

5. David Beckham – Intimately Yours

6. Kylie Minogue – Pink Sparkle

7. Kylie Minogue – Darling

8. Kate Moss – Lilabelle

9. Britney Spears – Radiance

10. Victoria Beckham – Signature

GUCCI, WAKA FLOCKA FAIL TO MAKE TOP 20

Last week, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame issued their first joint album together, Ferrari Boyz. The disc, which dropped during the same time frame as Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne LP, failed to make a huge splash on the Billboard 200 chart. The disc took the number 21 spot, and managed to sell just over 16-thousand copies during its first seven days. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to pick up Ferrari Boyz today.

BIG SEAN TO ISSUE NEW MIXTAPE THIS FALL

Wondering about the status of Big Sean’s mixtape that he promised back in June? Well the G.O.O.D Music rapper recently told Hip Hop Chronicle UK, that his next project should be available within a month and a half. He added, “That’s a real important factor. Mixtapes are different from albums, and I don’t want to ever lose that aspect of my career. That’s how I got on.” In the meantime, keep pressing play on his debut effort, Finally Famous.

· There are whispers going around that Sean might be the opening act for Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne tour.

LENNY KRAVITZ GETS “NICE” 

Lenny Kravitz doesn’t get drunk. In an interview with an Australian radio station, the singer said that he’s never been intoxicated rather, he just gets “nice.” He added that he’s “all about nature and letting things be organic.”

· Lenny has a new album coming out, Black and White America, on August 30th.

ROYCE DA 5’9 TAKES 25 ON BILLBOARD 200

If you checked out the tracklist to his latest album, Success Is Certain, you’d notice that Royce Da 5’9” almost doesn’t have any songs with his Slaughterhouse family. The rapper said that Joe Budden was the only one who made the cut. With limited promotion, the disc sits at the number 25 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, and sold over 15-thousand copies during its first week sales. Be sure to pick it up now!

FACT OF THE DAY: DR. DRE

While many doubt if Dr. Dre’s Detox will live up the hype, we’re confident that the self-proclaimed perfectionist will deliver great material. Just look at his stats. The hitmaker’s last album, 2001, was the most successful release on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart during the 2000-2009 decade. That same project also went six times platinum according to the RIAA. Here’s to hoping Detox arrives later this year!

· 2001 debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 516k copies in its first week.

WILL SMITH WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Not only is Will Smith working on the third installment to the Men In Black franchise, but he’s also back in the studio. Producer La Mar “Mars” Edwards tells XXLMag.com that he’s cooking up new material that will “bring him back.” No further details are known at this time. This will be his first project since 2005’s Lost and Found.

– For those waiting on MIB3, here’s something for ya!

GHOSTFACE ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

According to HipHopDX.com, Ghostface Killah has announced the dates for his upcoming Canadian tour. The Wu-Tang Clan member will head out with opening act Peter Jackson when the trek kicks off November 26th on Toronto, and wraps on December 12th in British Columbia. Visit his official website for a list of tour stops now.

WALE ISSUES NEW MIXTAPE 

Much to his fans surprise, Wale has issued a new mixtape called The Eleven One Eleven Theory. The Maybach Music artists’ 18-track project features appearances from Lloyd and J. Holiday, as well as production from DJ Toomp, Hit-Boy, and Lil C. Visit his official fansite to download the tape today.

· Wale has just recently passed the one-million followers mark on Twitter.

· His next album, Ambition, is supposed to arrive later this year.

HARD WORK BEING BRUNO MARS’ GIRLFRIEND

 

It’s dangerous work being Bruno Mars’ girlfriend. According to the New York Post, model Jessica Caban, who is currently the “Grenade” singer’s main squeeze, is being harassed by people on Facebook and Twitter who are saying that she’s not good enough for Bruno. In fact, someone even tried to accost her outside of a nightclub recently, calling her hurtful names. Because of this, Caban’s rep told the Post that she will now have a bodyguard with her wherever she goes. Read more at NYPost.com.

KATY PERRY MAKES HISTORY

Katy Perry has become the first woman to score five number one singles off of one album. Perry also ties the late-Michael Jackson in the history books, who also had five singles hit number one back in 1987 and ‘88. Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is her fifth single from her Teenage Dream album to peak at number one, following “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “E.T.” She will play her hits in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night.

MORE VMA FACTS

At the 2010 VMAs, Lady Gaga broke the record for most nominations in a single show with 13, and took home eight awards, seven for “Bad Romance” and one for “Telephone.”

In 2002, the VMAs took place on Michael Jackson’s birthday.

OutKast won a VMA for Video Of The Year in 2004 for “Hey Ya.”

Arsenio Hall hosted the VMAs four times, while Eddie Murphy hosted once at the 1985 VMAs.

Eminem is the only artist to win two Video Of The Year awards.

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    • Breaking News
    • August 18th, 2011

    Watch Jessica Caban address her rumored relationship with Bruno Mars : http://t.co/b14dqoC @iamshaystar

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