So far since its release Girl On Fire has only sold 669k. If Alicia plays her cards right I’m sure she can push the album to platinum status. Personally Alicia should have never dissed “New Day” for “Girl On Fire,” because “Tears Always Win” would have be a great follow up. Hopefully everything works out because Girl On Fire is an amazing album! You can listen to “Tears Always Win” below:
“The Hawaiian-born star talks to senior writer Brian Hiatt about his 25-year history as an entertainer, which started when he began impersonating Elvis Presley in the family band at age two. Before he was even in kindergarten, Mars was leading the group in their hugely successful show in Hawaii, but when the band broke up Bruno's family struggled to pay the bills, and life as he knew it fell apart. "I wouldn't trade it for anything," he says. "Because I feel like I can enjoy this so much."
Bruno Mars will soon be kicking off his area tour this coming June. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet make sure to click here. Bruno’s issue of Rolling Stone will hit news stands tomorrow.
Coming into this track, I was expecting a *Tibs Fav. but I am left feeling disappointed from a weak rock production that Layzie doesn't have his usual slick flow over. And on top of that, it's not your usual booming hook from Bruno. His vocal stylings fit the track, but it's not my preferred style from him. Undoubtedly the upcoming solo single for Layzie Bone, but I think it falls a tad short.
The projections for the albums released yesterday, December 18th, are in via HDD. And T.I. leads the way with 150-175K sold, with the other high-profile rap album coming from Chief Keef at a much tamer 50-55K. Not surprised by the numbers; good to see the King selling strong without a single that I feel was in the mainstream consciousness ("Ball" made its waves in the clubs, but I wouldn't say it's known to the very casual listener).
To recount the week that was prior: Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox debuted at #2 with 192K, Game's Jesus Piece at #5 with 87K, and Big Boi's Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors at #33 with 30K. How was Big Boi not higher?!
Dah well... The numbers are just numbers at the end of the day. It's by no means the end all, be all barometer.