U.S. Cassette Album Sales Increased by 74% in 2016

While the continued return of vinyl rightfully draws a lot of attention, there’s another format that’s on the comeback trail: the cassette. Cassette album sales grew by 74 percent in 2016 with 129,000 copies sold (up from 74,000 in 2015) according to Nielsen Music. Certainly, 129,000 is a tiny figure compared to the total number of albums and vinyl albums that were sold in 2016. Overall album sales totaled 200.8 million (down 17 percent), while vinyl albums sold 13.1 million (up 10 percent). But, considering that cassettes were effectively a dead format that had little love from audiophiles (unlike vinyl aficionados, who are devoted to the warm grooves of the LP), selling any cassettes at all is a pretty major feat. Cassettes have seen growth thanks to specialty releases of recent albums, ...

Kim Kardashian Shares Family Photo With Kanye, Obama & Crying North West

Kim Kardashian bid farewell to Barack Obama on Friday (Jan. 20) by posting family photos of her, Kanye West and baby North meeting the former President. “Thank you Mr. President. You will be missed!” she wrote with one photo of her and Obama. From there, she recalled the meeting, remembering that North fell and began crying before their group photo with the President. Obama gave her some White House M&Ms to help her feel better, but Kardashian said she wanted to keep them as a memento, making North cry again.   See the pics here: View image on Twitter Share3 Tweet +1 Share PinShares 3

Barack Obama ‘Sings’ Kendrick Lamar, Promises ‘We Gonna be Alright’

If you’re of the American sect that is feeling wary following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday (Jan. 20), look to our former President Barack Obama for some words of comfort — “we gonna be alright.” A new video by Baracksdubs has edited together footage of the 44th President of the United States speaking to make him sing Kendrick Lamar’s perseverance anthem “Alright” and the result is pleasing, to say the least. Share10 Tweet +1 Share PinShares 10

Davido Signs New Artiste To DMW

Recently, Davido was in the news for firing his manager Kamal Ajiboye and bullshitting the international market. The OBO is back in the news again  as he signs a new act to his fast growing DMW imprint. The new act is Yonda.   See Davido’s announcement on IG below Welcome @yonda_music to DMW !!!!! 2017 BAD BOY BOUTTA BURN IT UP!!! Big up @abbricks (Lazyboy management) .. YONDA ITS YOUR TIME !! A photo posted by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on Jan 20, 2017 at 9:11am PST Share4 Tweet +1 Share PinShares 4

J.Lo confirms collaboration with Drake

Jennifer Lopez has confirmed there’s more to her relationship witn Drake than runours of a secret romance. The “Ain’t your mama” singer revealed she and Drake have done a song together. “We did one song together… I don’t know if we will do more – we will see.” – She told Extra TV. We really can’t wait to hear what a J.Lo and Drake collaboration will sound like. Meanwhile, do you think J.Lo and Drake make a good couple? Share3 Tweet +1 Share PinShares 3

Snoop Dogg reveals the only person who has ever outsmoked him

Snoop Dogg is one MC who has been around and been relevant for over two decades but rap music is not the only thing the California rapper is known for. The self styled Dogg father is also known for his love for “Mary J” and while they are millions of MJ lovers all around the world, only a few people have been known to have outsmoken Snoop Dogg in the puff, puff pass game. Snoop even berated Wiz Khalifa who tried to outdo him live in front of a concert crowd. “Wiz Khalifa can’t out-smoke me. He can’t. He’s a young, aspiring… his karate is good, but he could never,” – he boasts. The only person whom Tha Dogg had to doff his hat for when it comes to the puff game is R&B star Willie Nelson. “That’s the only person that’s ever smoked me under the table,” he says. Vibe reports: When asked ho...

Veteran producer Cobhams Asuquo to drop debut album ‘For You’

Veteran music producer and singer Cobhams Asuquo is finally set to drop his debut album. The C.A.M.P boss who has produced for the likes of Asa, Bez, Timi Dakolo and Ugovina took to his Instagram to reveal he’ll be dropping the album titled ‘For you’ on the 12th of March. According to Cobhams, it took him 5 years to make this album. We can’t wait to hear what the album sounds like. Share Tweet +1 Share PinShares 0

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris poses braless in a see-through top

Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, posed braless in a see-through top with her boobs almost completely exposed during a photoshoot for Chanel. See more photos after the cut… See photos after the cut… Share5 Tweet +1 Share PinShares 5

Humblesmith Presents “Beautiful Lagos” Track To Gov. Ambode

Fast rising highlife artiste, Humblesmith met privately with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, to present his new single dedicated to the strength of Lagos which turns regular visitors into superstars. The presentation happened shortly after Governor Ambode met with all the artistes who performed at the just concluded One Lagos concert. Humblesmith recently released Beautiful Lagos to the admiration of the Governor who has now become his fan. There is no slowing down for Humblesmith who is also ready to drop more songs in the coming days. Fillers from his management is that the Governor’s assent on his music is motivating him to do more and show the world what is possible when a person throws himself into his work. Humblesmith was one of the top artistes who dazzled fans at the One...

Fat Joe signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Management

  In a move that marks an important reconciliation between former foes, Fat Joe is joining Jay Z’s Roc Nation. On Wednesday (Jan. 18), Don Cartagena’s publicist issued a statement on the news, calling Joey Crack’s upcoming Plata o Plomo project with Remy Ma his “first release after joining the Roc Nation management family.” This is another sign of harmony between Jay Z and Fat Joe, following a longtime feud. Crack alluded to this on “All the Way Up (Remix),” which featured Hov and was released via TIDAL. “They ain’t wanna see the Squad and the Roc,” he rapped. Their past differences date back to the 1990s, when a fight between Terror Squad and Roc-A-Fella reportedly broke out. Former T.S. member Cuban Link later revealed that Memphis Bleek and/or other members of the Roc initiated the...

John Legend to perform at the Grammys

John Legend will return to the Grammy stage next month. The “Love Me Now” crooner is among the first round of performers to be announced for the 59th annual ceremony. A 10-time Grammy winner, Legend took part in a musical tribute to MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie last year. In addition to Legend, Music’s Biggest Night will feature superstar performances from Metallica, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. While Legend is not nominated this year, he released his most recent album Darkness and Light in December. Beyoncé leads the Grammys with nine nominations including Album, Record, and Song of the Year, while Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West follow with eight nominations apiece. Hosted by James Corden, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles o...

Chance the rapper’s brother comes out as bisexual

Taylor Bennett bravely opens up about his sexuality. On Wednesday (Jan. 18), just one day shy of his 21st birthday, the younger brother of Chance the Rapper courageously revealed that he identifies as a bisexual man. “My birthday is tomorrow & moving into next year I’d like to be more open about myself to help others that struggle with the same issues,” he tweeted. “Growing up I’ve always felt indifferent about my sexuality & being attracted 2 one sex & today I would like to openly come out to my fans. I do recognize myself as a bisexual male & do & have always openly supported the gay community & will keep doing so in 2017. #ThankYou.” On Jan. 25, Bennett is set to release Broad Shoulders, a film based on his 2015 album. “Sometimes, you find out that the standards ...