Men Lie, Women Lie: Kanye West Has 5th Platinum LP
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy went platinum, marking Kanye’s fifth certified platinum album. Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.
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Season 4 Premiere Of ‘The Game’ Draws In 7.7 Million Viewers
BET scored a major ratings victory last night with the premiere of scripted series The Game, which drew 7.7 million viewers — the network’s biggest audience for a scripted series debut.
The African-American targeted network produced the fourth season of The Game – which follows the lives and relationships of players on a fictional pro-football team – after the CW cancelled the show after three seasons.
BET last night also drew 4.4 million viewers for the debut of a second scripted show, Let’s Stay Together. The series, which takes a look at the relationship challenges of five young, aspirational African-Americans, was produced by actress/singer Queen Latifah’s production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment.
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On the track, released on Kanye’s Facebook page early Tuesday morning, Jay-Z complains that his competitors merely fantasize about what he does on a daily basis — including, but not limited to, schmoozing with Warren Buffet and Steve Forbes. He also cites this writer’s $450 valuation of his personal net worth, rounding up slightly to “half a billie,” before taking a shot at a fellow Hip-Hop Cash King or two: “Really, you got baby money.”
The line is a double entendre meant both as a general reference to the small amount of money that other rappers have in comparison to Jay-Z, and as a specific a reference to the wealth of rapper Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, also known as “Weezy Baby,” and fellow New Orleans rapper and record executive Brian “Birdman” Williams, also known as “Baby.”
Earlier we noted that shares of HNHI added $50 million in market cap today thanks to tweets from 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson.
Obviously he’s being compensated. How much? A LOT.
This SEC filing shows that he owned 30 million shares. Seeing as each one gained $.29 today, that’s nearly $10 million for one weekend of tweeting.
How soon do you think he sells?
Related: Video: 50 Cent’s Wireless Headphones (Sleek) Retail at $350
Men Lie, Women Lie: Album Sales for Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson, & More
1. Taylor Swift – “Now” 330k
2. Susan Boyle – “The Gift” 240k
3. “Glee” Christmas 160k
4. Jackie Evancho – “O Holy Night” 151k
5. Michael Jackson – “Michael” 150k
6. Jaime Foxx – “Best Night of My Life” 144k
7. Eminem – “Recovery” 137k
8. Nicki Minaj – “Pink Friday” 133k
9. Keyshia Cole – “calling All Hearts” 128k
10. Rihanna – “Loud” 111k
Hit the jump below to see Kanye, TI, Diddy, David Banner, & More.
The New York Times Names the Top 10 Albums and Songs of 2010
Top 10 Albums of 2010
1. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
2. Taylor Swift – Speak Now
3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. Drake – Thank Me Later
5. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
6. Gary Allan – Get Off On the Pain
7. DJ Drama & Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service
8. Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
9. R. Kelly – Love Letter
10. Jerrod Niemann – Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury
Top 10 Songs of 2010
Waka Flocka Flame featuring Diddy, Rick Ross, & Gucci Mane – “O Let’s Do It (Remix)”
Rick Ross featuring Gucci Mane – “MC Hammer”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Chris Brown featuring Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, & André 3000 – “Deuces (Remix)”
Miguel featuring J. Cole – “All I Want Is You”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T – “Runaway”
Cults – “Go Outside”
Earl Sweatshirt – “Earl”
Ellie Goulding – “Starry Eyed”
Lloyd Banks featuring Juelz Santana – “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley”
Men Lie, Women Lie: First Week Sales for T.I. and More Albums Reach Gold
Hit the jump below to view the sales of T.I. and see who went gold.