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#3. Big Sean – Hall of Fame – 72,000 (72,000)

#4. Juicy J – Stay Trippy – 64,000 (64,000)

#5. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines – 55,000 (392,000)

#13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 25,000 (1,042,000)

#14. Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail – 24,000 (937,000)

#44. A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord – 9,000 (41,000)

#46. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city – 9,000 (1,020,000) 

#49. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris – 8,000 (57,000)

#53. J. Cole – Born Sinner – 8,000 (587,000) 

#56. Krizz Kaliko – Son of Sam – 8,000 (8,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.

source: NYPost

A group of rap-star wannabes blew a $130,000 marketing loan on drugs, first-class airplane tickets and cross-country trips to entertainment festivals — where they weren’t even performing, a new Manhattan lawsuit claims.

While Bronx-based Da YoungFellaz, who have rhymed with Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg, boast on their Web site that they “haven’t just sat around and waited for fame to land in their lap,” their legal adversaries tell a very different story.

StigmaSound, a Manhattan recording studio, says YoungFellaz Joseph Aguiar, Johnny Aguiar and Brett Officer blew through their first $25,000 loan, meant to rocket the group “toward A-level stardom in the entertainment industry,” in just three months by last October.

“The defendants used loan money . . . for illegal purchases of marijuana,” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit alleges. Read More

Google slashed the cumulative view counts on YouTube channels belonging to Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG, and RCA Records by more than 2 billion views Tuesday, a drastic winter cleanup that may be aimed at shutting down fake view count-building techniques employed by a community of rogue view count manipulators on the video-sharing site.

source: DailyDot

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