So far, the new album by rapper Soulja Boy hasn’t exactly been able to “crank dat.” MTV reports that “DeAndre Way” sold only 13,000 copies in its debut week.
Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Way, has had greater success in the past, having broken onto the music scene in 2007 with the hit single "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)."
A Billboard feature about the rapper reported that the single was the 14th-best-selling digital song of all time with 4.6 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He also found success in 2009 with the singles "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" and "Turn My Swag On."
It could be that fans prefer Soulja Boy in smaller doses. Billboard reports that “Pretty Boy Swag,” the first single off his new album, has sold more than 500,000 copies.
Just three days before his death in December, 1980, John Lennon opened up in a candid interview with Rolling Stone, discussing the message in his music, what he thinks of those who criticized him during his five-year hiatus, and whether or not he’d ever find his way back to the road again.
The latest issue of Rolling Stone contains Lennon’s full interview with writer Jonathan Cott, which is sure to provide memorable quotes for fans. For example, how he felt about those aforementioned critics: "What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean," Lennon said. "I'm not interested in being a dead [expletive] hero...so forget 'em, forget 'em."
But, as all Lennon fans know, this celebrated, influential artist wasn’t afraid to say exactly what was on his mind.
Michael Bublé understands the love of a mother.
That’s why the crooner didn’t even seem to mind when an enthusiastic mom stopped his concert recently in England. So what that the show was being filmed for television? Her son could sing, she insisted, and Bublé really needed to hear him.
The amused Bublé was a good sport about it and invited the (really embarrassed we are sure) 15-year-old named Sam on stage to sing his signature “Feeling Good” song.
Needless to say, Sam rocked it, much to the delight of Bublé. It was a little bit of magic that makes us just love the Canadian singer all the more.
Mom Dina may claim to have been a Rockette, but Lindsay Lohan has no interest in kicking up her heels in public. A rep for the troubled 24-year-old actress is denying recent reports that she'll join "Dancing With the Stars" next season.
According to RadarOnline, the ABC reality competition has been wanting Lohan to be part of the show for quite some time.
“The producers were concerned about her erratic behavior, but they are taking another look at asking her to come on for the next season because she is doing so well at her sober living facility,” a source tells the site. “The producers are aware that she would be available because she isn't going to be filming 'Inferno.'"
The cast of "Blue Valentine" must be tickled pink now that the rating for the controversial drama has been changed from an NC-17 to an R.
Elizabeth Kaltman, vice president of corporate communications at MPAA, confirms to CNN that the rating was, in fact, overturned at a meeting yesterday attended by the movie's producer, Harvey Weinstein. Nothing was cut or toned down to appease the board and the film remains unchanged, says Kaltman.
As Marquee previously reported, "Blue Valentine" stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams were outraged that the film was slapped with an NC-17 because of its explicit sex.
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