"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
This is amazing and unbelievable at the same time. Adele’s album, “Roll” will see it’s 7th week at #1 on top of the music sales charts, with a projected total to come in at 150,000 copies sold… ON HER SEVENTH WEEK !!!! “Roll” will likely see an album sales total of 1 1/2 Million copies in the U.S. and 2 Million overseas. Congratulations Adele, 7 weeks straight only gets seen by albums from the likes of Eminem, Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle.
Let’s put this into contrast on two grounds. First, Eminem’s album “The Eminem Show” released in May of 2002 went 6 weeks at #1 and “The Marshall Mathers LP” released in 2000.. Now while both album sold 1.3 Million albums (in a short week) and 1.76 Million albums in their first weeks respectively, it was also before our culture has fully been conditioned to no longer buy music through internet piracy. File sharing was just beginning then.
Other females that have hit such weeks at #1 are Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift and Norah Jones, with Taylor racking up an impressive 11 weeks at #1 for her “Fearless” album. Fearless and powerful indeed.
But what makes this even more impressive to me, is that J. Lo pulled out every promotional vehicle you could think of… Extra with Mario Lopez, American Idol, Hard Rock Cafe appearances with fans and interviews, with major celebrity help even from Audrina Patridge and Pia Toscano… And J. Lo still couldn’t even come close to phasing Adele’s 7th week at #1 after already selling 4 Million albums worldwide.
Wow… What makes that even more fu@ked up, is that J. Lo is only likely to sell around 60,000 copies for her “Love” album’s first week in release. Dangit, those 3 fine ladies couldn’t even pull out 20,000 albums for each beautiful celebrity lady face. So in other words, in this instance… “Sex Did Not Sell” !! Remember that ladies and gentlemen. Sex will not guarantee a sale, regardless of the industry’s theorized ideal. Even with the help of 20+ Million weekly American Idol viewers.
Holy crap. So yeah, biggest props to Adele ever. You’re knockin out superstars left and right. And the way things are looking for next week, without another J. Lo promo machine type contender, Adele may just “Roll” hera$$ onto 8 weeks at #1, tying “The Marshall Mathers LP”.
Even The Three Faces Below, Couldn’t Benefit J. Lo
Today marks the 17 year anniversary of when Rock Legend Kurt Donald Cobain tragically took his own life after years of battling Heroine addiction. This was a tragic ending to a life that held so much promise, as he was only 27 years old at the time of his death. Kurt formed the band Nirvana in 1986 after a tumultuous childhood, with his parents divorcing at a young age, and being bullied in high school by jocks who called him “queer”.
Nirvana recorded their debut album, Bleach, under the independent label Sub-Pop Records, before signing to Geffen Records in 1991, which released Nirvana’s landmark album, Nevermind.
Kurt married Courtney Love in 1992, who gave birth to their daughter Francis Bean Cobain in August of that year. in the same year, the group released the album Incesticide, and the following album, In Utero was released in 1993.
On March 4th, 1994, Kurt was taken to a hospital in an apparent suicide attempt that was declared an accident. Courtney Love and other family members begged for the legendary rocker to seek rehab, but their attempts were futile as his body was discovered on April 8th, 1994 in his Seattle home. A shotgun was found in his arms, and the firearm had fired into his head. He left a note written in red ink to his wife Courtney and daughter Francis. The last words of the letter were “I love you, I love you”.
In the years since his passing, Kurt is remembered as one of the greatest musicians in modern rock, with Nirvana considered one of the top rock albums of all time, and their greatest hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is still considered the greatest song of modern rock to this day. Sadly, Kurt will always be remembered and missed, and as it seems, Courtney’s love has continued to seem lost without him. She has suffered many years of continued drug addiction, stints in and out of rehab, and many life mishaps that have continued to make her fodder for tabloids. Let’s hope Courtney continues to stay strong, and keep the memory of Kurt’s life even stronger
Now I don’t know if this may or may not come as a surprise to you, But Marilyn Manson, King of Satanic Rock, was seen leaving out of the grand opening of “Vivienne Westwood” in West Hollywood last night, with his own West Hollywood fixture, a man on his hand.
I guess he didn’t try to shake him off hard enough.
I don’t know what’s a creepier sight, these two in bed together as grown girly men writhing around naked and getting their make-up all over each other.. or the fact that his man looks straight out “The Cell” with Jennifer Lopez. Trust, dude would’ve fit in perfectly with that cast.