Thursday, January 10, 2019

Eminem Sold More Albums Than Any Other Artist In 2018

BuzzAngle Music’s annual year-end music report has revealed Eminem sold more albums than any other artist in 2018.

According to the data, Slim Shady is at the top of the list with a pure album sales total of 755,027 units. Roughly half of those numbers are attributed to Kamikaze, Em’s 10th studio album.

South Korean boy band BTS landed in the No. 2 spot with 603,307 total units, while country star Chris Stapleton settled in at No. 3 with 577,287.

Em also ranked at No. 4 in the Total Consumption category, trailing behind Drake (No. 1), Post Malone (No. 2) and XXXTENTACION (No. 4).

The Detroit-bred rap behemoth succeeded in the streaming category as well. With more than 2.5 billion streams, he reached the No. 4 spot.

Kamikaze was streamed over 760 million times and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart following last August’s release.

It also kicked off the highly publicized beef between Em and Machine Gun Kelly. As a result, MGK fired off the “Rap Devil” diss track & Em retaliated with “Killshot.” The latter marked YouTube’s biggest Hip Hop video debut in the platform’s history.

Britney Spears Cancels Las Vegas Residency to Focus on Father’s Health

Britney Spears has canceled her forthcoming Las Vegas residency after her father was hospitalized and almost died.
The pop star, 37, was due to begin her ‘Britney: Domination’ concerts at Park Theater inside the new Park MGM resort on February 13.

Captioning an Instagram throwback photo of her with her parents, Spears wrote: “I don’t even know where to start with this, because this is so tough for me to say.

“I will not be performing my new show Domination. I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart.

“However, it’s important to always put your family first… and that’s the decision I had to make. A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died.

We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”

Spears’ father, Jamie was rushed into surgery after his colon spontaneously ruptured, a press statement reads. Jamie is now he recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery. The news means that Spears is taking an indefinite work hiatus.

The pop star performed 250 shows for her previous ‘Piece of Me’ residency, which was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2013 and concluded in December 2017.

My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero Announces New Band for 2019

Frank Iero, the former My Chemical Romance guitarist, has revealed the name of his new solo project for this year.

The musician, who has already released albums under frnkiero & the cellabration as well as Frank Iero & The Patience, enters his third chapter as a solo artist under the name: Frank Iero and the Future Violents.

Iero announced the news via a video on Instagram earlier this week. In the clip, he reveals the new project’s name by writing it on a piece of paper.

In the caption he wrote: “here’s to a happy and healthy new jeers” and hints that music will be released this spring.

Meanwhile, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has been busy with his own solo work.

In 2018, Way shared ‘Getting Down The Germs’ and ‘Baby You’re A Haunted House’, and in 2017 he released two singles for Record Store Day: ‘Into The Cave We Wander’ and ‘Pogi’s Cavern’.

Diddy Reveals Battle With “Deep Depression” After Kim Porter’s Death

Diddy has opened up on how he’s battled “deep depression” after the death of Kim Porter.

The hip-hop icon recently posted a photo of his mother Janice Combs and 12-year-old twin daughters Jessie and D’Lila on Instagram, alongside a caption that revealed his personal battles.

Porter, who dated Diddy for more than 10 years, was the mother to the twins and also shared sons Quincy and Christian with him. She passed away in November last year after a battle with pneumonia.

Diddy wrote: “Mama and the babies. GOD IS SO GOOD. THE GREATEST!!! I’m the luckiest man in the world. The way my family has been strong has humbled me. They have led me. They brought me out of a state of deep depression. Their strength and love brought me back into the light. I love my family!! THANK YOU GOD @CombsFamily #MamaCombs @the_combs_twins @myfancychance they’re all born on the same day!!!! Dec 21. My mother and the twins.”

At the time of her death, Diddy had previously described Porter’s passing as a “nightmare.”

“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare,” he wrote.

“But I haven’t. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try & find the words to explain our unexplainable relationship.”