Wiz Khalifa, Ke$ha Score Strong Debuts
December 12, 2012

Taylor Swift is back in the penthouse on the album sales chart this week as Red moves from #2 to #1 by selling another 167,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks Red's fourth non-consecutive week at #1. Combined, Swift's three albums have spent 21 total weeks at #1, tying her with Whitney Houston and Jay-Z for the fourth-most weeks at #1 since SoundScan began tracking data in May of 1991. The chart's highest debut this week comes from Wiz Khalifa, whose second album, O.N.I.F.C., starts at #2 with 141,000 sold. O.N.I.F.C. also spent the week atop of iTunes' Overall Albums and Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums charts. Furthermore, 12/12/12 also is a big day for the Rapper because he was recognized by the Pittsburgh City Council, proclaiming that today be named "Wiz Khalifa Day."

Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas, Baby holds at #3 this week with 127,000, while One Direction's Take Me Home is #4 with 107,000. Michael Buble's Christmas occupies the #5 slot with 106,000 in sales, and at #6, Ke$ha earns the week's second-highest debut with
Warrior, moving 85,000 units in its first frame. Warrior follows her debut studio set Animal, second release Cannibal, and remix album I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance.

Alicia Keys' Girl On Fire is #7 with 77,000, Blake Shelton's Cheers, It's Christmas is #8 with 68,000, and Phillip Phillips' The World From the Side of the Moon is #9 with 65,000. Rounding out the Top 10 is Country duo Florida Georgia Line with its debut studio set, Here's to the Good Times. The album shifted 63,000 in its opening week.

Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Grammys, Life After 1989
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Green Day, Radiohead, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia
Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and More Up For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ciara, Deadmau5
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Cage The Elephant, Kurt Cobain, American Music Awards / Jennifer Lopez
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Brian Fallon, Ten Commandos, The Cure, Lollapalooza South America, JoJo, Courtney Barnett
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar
Breaking News
Report: Most See P1 Station Like A Friend
Greater Media Collects 200,000 Bottles of Water For South Carolina Flood Victims
October 8, 2015
Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
WiLD 94.9 Names Julian On The Radio Afternoon Drive Host
Entercom Atlanta Promotes Michael Chase to Director of Marketing & Promotions At Star 94
KNEV/Reno Turns On Classic Hip Hop
Benztown Partners With Dash Radio
October 7, 2015
Ellen K To Launch A New Morning Show On KOST/Los Angeles
Pandora To Acquire Ticketfly
Slow Jams Launches New Throwback Edition
Steven Meyers Promoted To Director/Digital Operations At Greater Media
October 6, 2015
Bubba The Love Sponge Apologizes For Ratings Tampering
Cumulus Launches Classic Hip Hop 98.3 The Vibe
Jon Platt Named CEO At Warner/Chappell
CBS Radio Names Sam Rogers VP, National Sales & Corporate Partnerships
In Brief - October 6, 2015
October 5, 2015
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Steve Mills Named iHeartMedia’s Chief Information Officer
Puff Daddy Brings Bad Boy To Epic Records
Charlamagne Tha God Renews With iHeartMedia
In Brief - October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015

Mark Adams
San Francisco

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!