Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies sold in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Kendrick Lamar and the rest of Top Dawg Entertainment continue to outdo themselves. Lamar headlined day two of SXSW’s iTunes five-night concert series, alongside TDE artists ScHoolboy Q and newcomer Isaiah Rashad.
March 13, 2014 9:55 AM EDT
In celebration of the success of his recent single, “Happy,” and the release of his album ‘G I R L,’ we’ve compiled this special list of Pharrell’s 20 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits, including those he’s written and produced.
So far, Erica's solo career has promise. Her debut single, "A Little More Jesus," was nominated for best gospel song at this year's Grammy Awards. Erica's debut album, "Help," will be released March 25, and it will get some extra attention thanks to Mary Mary's hit WEtv reality series.
Rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg was in the house for the premiere, and he joined director Shore onstage to say a few words following the screening. "I cried and I laughed when I watched this film," said Snoop. "The world needs to know all about this music -- and it's not just music, it's a lifestyle."
While Rick Ross enjoys another No. 1 album debut on this week's Billboard 200 chart with "Mastermind," his Maybach Music Group cohort, R&B singer-songwriter Omarion, is readying his first full-length statement under Ross' hip-hop umbrella.
After their well-received live performances at the Academy Awards, broadcast on ABC on March 2, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go," the latter of which won best original song honors, both shine on the Billboard Hot 100. The former leads the list for a third week, while the latter blasts into the top 10, vaulting 17-9.