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This week in music...

Beyoncé shoots to Number 1 on the Billboard music charts' 200 albums listing!!!
Mrs. Carter's record label believed that she would debut at the top of the charts despite the negative criticism that flooded the Internet early-on, pre-release of her latest album "4" (released June 28th, 2011. Columbia Records). Critics widely panned the album because of its lack of uber-pop hits such as "Crazy In Love," "Single Ladies," etc. (both, previous #1 singles).

Reporting for billboard.com, writer Gary Graff interviewed Columbia/Epic Label Group Chairman Rob Stringer, in which Stringer says, "All the speculation that gets around is frustrating when it's just not true... The story about us being unhappy with the record and stuff is just not true. There's never been any doubt or conversations about moving the record or changing it... Those conversations never existed. We're really, really happy with it." Further commenting on Graff's story, one Beyoncé fan (billboard.com handle: nicegregs), says, "I think Beyonce's 'I [Am...] Sasha Fierce' is her 'Thriller'..She will chase it for the rest of her career..the same way the King of Pop chase his Thriller album."

* Video (Beyoncé, Best Thing I Never Had, copyright 2011)



Whether she falls short of Michael Jackson's Thriller or not, Beyoncé continues to chase success, and has proven critics wrong, once again, with "4;" the songs are easily digestible and flow, one song, after the other (with no song-skipping necessary)! Some standout tunes, include "Rather Die Young," "Party" (featuring André 3000 and Kanye West), and "I Care" (produced by The Neptunes' Chad Hugo). All-in-all, we give Beyoncé's "4" ...a 4-Star Rating!

"4" can be purchased/downloaded online, at iTunes (www.apple.com/itunes)


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References:
http://www.google.com/, http://www.beyonceonline.com/, http://www.billboard.com/ (Gary Graff, nicegregs)

!!! FIREWORKS !!!


HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

* Video (Fireworks, 4th of July, 2011)
*double-click to play video*
 

STYLE 101: hopes you enjoy the time spent with loved ones... Please Stay Blessed and have a GREAT Summer!!!

:-D
xoxo

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References:
www.google.com, www.facebook.com/MrDoorSee

Rihanna x "Man Down"


* Video (Rihanna, Man Down, copyright 2011)


Colorlines.com wrote an interesting news article about the meaning behind Rihanna's video, read it here:
http://t.co/jfqXyiR

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References:
http://www.google.com/, http://www.vevo.com/ (Rihanna), http://www.colorlines.com/ 

Nicki Minaj x "Super Bass"


* Video (Nicki Minaj, Super Bass, copyright 2011)


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