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Check Out These New Albums Coming Out This Week

5/24/2016 1:30pm EDT
Fifth Harmony’s '7/27' Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, it’s the final new music release week in May! Like weeks prior, there are some highly anticipated albums. It’s a toss-up who’s the favorite – X-Factor US alums Fifth Harmony or well-established country singer Dierks Bentley. Regardless, both should make an impact on the Billboard 200. The rest of the newbies aren’t quite as ‘big’ but certainly seem worthwhile listening experiences…at least on paper…

1) Fifth Harmony, 7/27 (Epic)

7/27. 7/27 arrives little more than a year after the girl group’s debut Reflections. 7/27 runs just 12 tracks in its deluxe version. Single “Work from Hom...
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Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200

5/24/2016 8:35am EDT
Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200
Regardless of the criticism that has greeted Drake’s fourth studio album Views, it continues its stay atop the Billboard 200. In its third week in the penthouse, Views moves another robust total – the tune of 239,000 units. That is less than last week, unsurprising, but the most notable discrepancy this week is between streams plus sales versus pure sales. Only about 35% of the 239,000 units are pure sales (83,000)!

Interestingly, Beyoncé actually sold more albums than Drake, topping the Top Album Sales chart. The top album sales chart was formerly the Billboard 200 before the new SPS form...
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Hollywood's Hottest Bikini Bodies!

5/23/2016 1:06pm EDT
Hollywood's Hottest Bikini Bodies!
Hailey Baldwin shared this bikini shot on Monday, captioning it with a plug for taxi app Lyft.

"thanks for my rides at the beach this weekend @lyft," she wrote.

She shared this shot on Sunday, with no caption other than a panda emoji.

Actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld hit the beach in Miami over the weekend. She was in town to perform at an iHeartRadio pool party.

Hailee was spotted on her hotel balcony snapping pictures on Saturday...

Her derriere is glorious.

UFC Ring Girl Arianny Celeste shared this hot shot from Bali on her Instagram page on May 17, writing, "Vil...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Killer'

5/20/2016 12:10pm EDT
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We’re keeping the five-star foreign factor going with another must-see gem one critic proclaimed ‘guaranteed to tingle the most jaded moviegoers palate’ (good quote Joe Leydon of the Houston Post!) – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re diving headfirst with two guns drawn into a masterpiece so mesmerizing, so unique and so utterly breathtaking that it literally inspired waves of action films that followed. It took all the typical tropes audiences associated with guns and ammo and infused it with a signature style and one hundred percent pure adrenaline for a cinematic experience that...
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Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200

5/17/2016 9:17am EDT
Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200
In a development that’s surprising to no one, after a robust first week, Drake sees his fourth studio album Views remain firmly planted atop the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, Views moved another 219,000 units, with 80% of that total comprised of pure sales. Despite a huge drop in impact between week one and week two, Drake still himself to be the artist to beat this week (more on that later).

Beyoncé’s Lemonade spends a second week behind Drake’s Views in the runner-up slot after debuting at no. 1. While Lemonade’s “sweet” and glorious days atop the Billboard 200 may be done thank...
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Album Releases: Lots Of New Music To Check Out This Week

5/16/2016 10:58am EDT
58th Annual GRAMMY Awards 2016 - Arrivals held at the Staples Ce
May 2016 rolls right along with another jam-packed new music release week. Last week brought us Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Nettles and the highly anticipated return of Corinne Bailey Rae. This week remains intriguing with the third studio album by a pop standout, not to mention the tenth album by a country superstar, and a pair of legendary rock musicians. Here are seven albums to check out this week.

1) Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman (Republic)

Grande’s third studio album, Dangerous Woman, serves as the follow-up to her 2014 album My Everything, a no. 1, Grammy-nominated pop affair. Dan...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Substitute'

5/13/2016 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Substitute'
Since we’ve been focusing on American films a ton lately, in the coming weeks we’re looking abroad to partake in some savory foreign fare for once – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! For our cinematic studies, we’re off to Denmark for an odd and unusual horror outing filled with many lessons to be learned. Seems a strange teacher has come to town and brought with her a very unconventional lesson plan – some say it’s downright out of this world. We see if the woman in question is truly of this earth as we pay heed to…"The Substitute!"

For most students getting a substitute means t...
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Meghan Trainor's 'Thank You' Leads Albums To Check Out

5/10/2016 2:30pm EDT
Meghan Trainor in Concert on NBC's
Here it is – the second music release week in May! Yes, Friday, May 13 is a big day for the music industry with a number of new albums arriving. At the top of the ticket is a Grammy-winning pop star (Meghan Trainor), the clear favorite to put up some numbers on the Billboard 200. There’s more fresh blood from both familiar and new names, whether it’s the return of Corinne Bailey Rae, known for her “Put Your Records On,” or the introduction of electronic artist Kygo (Cloud Nine) to the world. Here are 10 albums to check out this week.

1) Meghan Trainor, Thank You (Epic)

Meghan Trainor ma...
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Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200

5/10/2016 10:19am EDT
Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200
Beyoncé’s Lemonade might’ve surprised us more than Drake’s Views where content is concerned, but Drake easily wins the numbers race. That’s right, Drake’s Views starts off platinum, scoring 1.04 million units, easily debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 1.04 million units number should come with reservations – Views sold approximately 82% of that total or 852,000 copies. What does that mean? In regards to pure sales, Drake didn’t score a million seller, but he did score the best numbers of his entire career. Clearly, the “6God” doesn’t seem to be fading.

Don’t feel bad for Beyoncé...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Snake Moan'

5/6/2016 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Black Snake Moan'
With superheroes taking over this weekend, it felt like the movie universe needed an equally grandiose show of past work prowess – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re reminiscing and dissecting a brilliantly wondrous cinematic conundrum of sex, passion, and Memphis Blues. It’s a tumultuous tale of tough love and the ties that bind – with some great music to boot! We’re getting hot and heavy with the thought of…"Black Snake Moan!"

Lazarus is a troubled Mississippi man who is at a crossroads in his life. His wife’s had an affair and left him leaving Lazarus bitter and...
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