B-Sides Report for 12/05/2015

Adele Sets New Record For Second Week Sales With 25

(Scoop) Adele's 25 has surpassed 1 million U.S. album sales in its second week of release, making it the only album in Nielsen SoundScan history (since 1991) to sell at least one million copies in two separate weeks, according to Nielsen Music.

Last week, 25 made history by becoming the fastest-selling album in a single week (3.38million for the week ending 11.26). 25 became just the 20th album to sell at least a million copies in a single week (in Nielsen history) when it arrived with 3.38 million sold in the week ending Nov. 26. Until this week, no album had ever sold a million copies in more than one week.

With just under one day of data still being processed for the week ending 12.3.2015, while sales of 25 in its first week almost evenly split between physical and digital formats, sales in the second week have been driven largely by the physical format with more than 75% of sales coming from CD purchases, buoyed by strong Black Friday and Small Business Saturday activity.

Billboard is scheduled to report 25's final second-week sales on Sunday, Dec. 6, once Nielsen has finished processing the full week of data. here.

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Erykah Badu Tops iTunes Charts With But You Caint Use My Phone

(CMG) Erykah Badu has scored a hit with her newest music project, But You Caint Use My Phone, which has debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes R&B album charts and landed at No. 2 behind Adele on the overall iTunes album chart.

But You Caint Use My Phone is also No. 1 on both the overall Apple Music Streaming Charts and Apple R&B Streaming Charts. Released last Friday as an Apple exclusive, the mixtape is expected to debut highly on the Billboard Album Charts next week.

But You Caint Use My Phone was written, recorded and mixed in Badu's own Dallas, TX home over the course of a twelve-day period with producer Zach Witness.

The title of the release is a reference to Badu's hit song "Tyrone," taken from her 1997 Live album. Check it out on Spotify here.

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Jeremih Playing Free Shows To Mark Surprise Album Release

(B3) Jeremih surprised fans with the release of his new album on Friday and he has announced that he will be playing a series of free late night shows this week in three cities across the country to celebrate.

The intimate late night shows will celebrate the release of Jeremih's third studio album Late Nights: The Album and will be taking place in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles this week.

Fans can sign up for free admission here (while spots are still open). The first show takes place tonight, December 5th in New York City at SOBs, followed by tomorrow night (Dec 6) in Chicago at the Double Door and concluding in Los Angeles at The Roxy on December 10th.

Late Nights: The Album includes the hit singles "Don't Tell 'Em" featuring YG, and "Planez" featuring J. Cole. The album also features guest appearances from Big Sean, Future, Migos, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J and Twista.

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Method Man Releases The Purple Tape Video Feat. Raekwon

(CPG) Method Man has released the official music video for "The Purple Tape," which also features his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck. We were sent the following details:

Also joining the track is Method Man's son, Rae Butta aka Raekwon, who lays down the chorus to the record reinforcing Ol Dirty Bastard's bold declaration, "Wu-Tang is for the children."

The track is featured on Method Man's late August release of his collaborative project, The Meth Lab, which stacked with features from iconic rappers and MCs on the rise. Watch the new video here.

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Faulkner's Revolutionary Video Scores 2 Million Views

(Webster) The music video for Faulkner's debut single "Revolutionary" has been viewed over two million times. The video, which was shot in Kauai, Hawaii, was directed by the band's singer/guitar player/songwriter Lucas Asher's alias Prometheus.

"'Revolutionary' was written in about ten minutes and recorded entirely in one day," says Asher. "We flew to Kauai to shoot the music video and just felt like it was something that was 'in the air' and perfectly described how we were feeling."

Soon-to-be-released debut album "Street Axioms" features collaboration with Wu Tang Clan's RZA; co-produced by RZA, Mark Needham and JP Bowersock. here.

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The Knocks Release New Song New York City Feat Cam'ron

(Atlantic) The Knocks have released the new track "New York City" (feat. Cam'ron) which is a song off long awaited forthcoming album '55' that will be arriving in early 2016 via Big Beat/Neon Gold Records.

The Knocks had the following to say about the track, "New York hip-hop has been a quintessential point of inspiration for us throughout our career. Our early aspirations included working with the likes of Cam'ron, so for us, this collaboration is the definition of a dream come true. We feel very blessed to be able to finally share this with the world, and we hope everyone gets as much enjoyment out of listening to it as we do."-

The new album will also feature Alex Newell, Cam'ron, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fetty Wap, Justin Tranter, Magic Man, Matthew Koma, Phoebe Ryan, POWERS, Walk The Moon, Wyclef Jean, and X Ambassadors. Stream the song here.

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Underworld Announce First New Album In Five Years

Underworld have announced that they will release their first new album in five years, entitled "Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future," on March 18, 2016.

The duo has released the track details and the visualizer the song "Shining Future, Pt. 1," to gives fans a first taste of the album. Check out the video clip here.

Underworld's Karl Hyde and Rick Smith had the following to say, "We're really excited to be working with the team at Astralwerks...they've been a constant in the world of electronic music throughout our career and it's fantastic to finally work with them on our new album". See the tracklisting here.

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Vinyl Theatre Release Gold Video and Announce Ones To Watch Tour

(Atlantic) Vinyl Theatre has released the official video for "Gold" from their debut album "Electrogram" and announced that they will be coheadlining Live Nation's "Ones to Watch" tour with Finish Ticket in early 2016.

Watch the new video here. The tour is scheduled to kick off on February 17th in Saint Petersburg, FL at The Local 662 and conclude on March 26th in Houston at the Bronze Peacock.

Vinyl Theatre's "Electrogram" album was released through Fueled by Ramen and features the hit single "Breaking Up My Bones" which hit no. 2 on ALT 18 and the title track that charted at #1 on Billboard's "Next Big Sound". See the tour dates here.

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The Suffers Announce North American Tour With Lake Street Dive

The Suffers have announced that they will be launching a 20-city North American tour in 2016 supporting Lake Street Dive in support of their self-titled full length album.

The Suffers are set to release the album on February 12, 2016 and the tour with Lake Street Dive will kick off on February 22nd in Phoenix, AZ at the Crescent Ballroom.

The group have also announced a couple of shows in Texas this month including the 18th in Austin at Emo's with Galactic and a New Year's Eve show in Houston at the House of Blues.

They have also lineup up a few music festival appearances next year including performance at Slingshot Festival (March 31st), the Savannah Music Festival (April 1st), and Old Settler's Music Festival (April 15). See the tour dates here.

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Miike Snow Announce iii Album and Stream New Song Genghis Khan

(Atlantic) Miike Snow has announced that their first new studio album since 2012, entitled iii, will be released world wide on March 4, 2016 via Downtown/Atlantic Records.

The Swedish/American trio are giving fans an early taste of what to expect with the release of the album's lead single "Genghis Khan," which can be streaming online here.

We were sent this background information about the new album: The new album wasn't crafted in one fell swoop. Instead, Miike Snow (Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg) collaborated across space and time, meeting in Stockholm, Los Angeles and New York for short periods over almost two years. Each musician began with different songs, sometimes sending them back and forth digitally when they couldn't be together in one room. The combination of the musicians is an electric one, as exemplified on the album and in their live shows. "I think we really weren't meant to be in the studio together and do music together and then we do and it just works," Karlsson reflects. "I think that's the whole magic with this band. We have so much trust and respect for each othernothing comes together easier than Miike Snow. The pieces just fall into place."

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G-Eazy Releases When It's Dark Out

(B3) Gerald Gillum, a.k.a. G-Eazy, has released his new sophomore studio album "When It's Dark Out" which features guest appearances from Chris Brown, Big Sean, Kehlani, Keshia Cole, Too $hort and more.

Production for the new effort was handled G-Eazy himself as well as long time collaborator Christoph Anderson, Boi-1da, Southside, DJ Spinz, Kane Beatz, and Remo.

The video for the album's breakout single, "Me, Myself, and I" featuring Bebe Rexha has already amassed over 5.3 million views on YouTube since its release in late October. Watch it here.

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