CHART SPOTLIGHT. Expect the second single off Chris Brown’s latest album F.A.M.E. to receive renewed interest as “Look at Me Now” picks up a BET Award in the Collaboration category. Issued in February, the track manage to top the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts. The track has also been covered by Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. His partners Lil Wayne is currently charting with J-Lo and Enrique Iglesias while Busta Rhymes is featured on tracks with Tïesto and Tech N9ne.
WelcheMusic recently covered Brown’s Australian hit “Beautiful People” which has broken internationally.
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CHART SPOTLIGHT. The US nu metal band Limp Bizkit released the new album Gold Cobra in the UK today. The set was issued in Germany on the 24th and will bow internationally tomorrow. This is the first album since The Unquestionable Truth (Part1) from 2005 and the first with the original band members since Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
The first lead single “Shotgun” was indeed issued in the UK as a digital download, but failed to chart. The title track was also issued as a single in early June.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. The US indie folk band Bon Iver crashes into the UK album chart this week with their eponymous sophomore set. Founded in 2007 by the singer Justin Vernon, the band issued the debut album For Emma, For Ever Ago back in 2008. It peaked at No.42 in the UK and No.64 in the US.
Uncrate writes “this eponymous follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago keeps the most intimate, important piece of the prior recipe — Justin Vernon’s voice — while expanding the band’s repertoire and scope, mixing in bits and pieces of other genres until it culminates in a final track that’d be perfectly at home alongside ’80s ballads yet never sounds derivative.”
Potholes in My Blog gives it a 3/5 rating saying that “the musicianship proves that a Bon Iver is now a band. The album does not break ground—and it is not an extension of For Emma.”
WelcheMusic will closely monitor the success for Bon Iver’s sophomore set in the home country. For Emma, Forever Ago didn’t happen overnight. The set eventually sold 321,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan. According to a recent Billboard story, Bon Iver is expected to sell within the 80,000 copies range and bow on Thursday’s tally.
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Jason Derülo tops the UK singles chart this week with “Don’t Wanna Go Home.” It’s the singer’s second number one – “In My Head” topped list in February 2010. His sophomore album Future History is slated for release this September.