High music sales for Whitney Houston after death not surprising

With Whitney Houston’s televised funeral just one day away, her music sales remain at an all-time high. Currently, Houston’s The Ultimate Collection holds a top two-album position on iTunes, and the same rings true for Whitney: The Greatest Hits on In fact, the only artist currently outselling Houston is Adele, which, considering the way […]

Popular musicians draw inspiration from personal lives

The 2012 Grammys have come and gone, but an interest in the honorees’ artistic inspiration remains. For many of the hottest artists, their personal lives make for songwriting gold — and sometimes the messier their lives are, the more brilliant an artist’s work becomes. Adele took home a whopping six Grammys, including record of the […]

Amy Winehouse album to be released posthumously

Does anyone remember Michael Jackson’s posthumous album “Michael” very well? That might be for good reason. The album was a product of varying artistry, lacking Jackson’s input (obviously) in any production after the initial recording process. Add this tremendous flaw to the awkward duets with Lenny Kravitz, 50 Cent and Akon and the album was […]

Billboard makes (sound)waves with Social 50

Billboard, a music industry company known for its Hot 100 and weekly magazine, has recently added a new chart to its catalogue. Joining the Hot 200, which tracks the best-selling albums of the week and the celebrity popularity meter the Social 50, is the K-Pop Hot 100. The K-Pop chart was created with the help […]