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This week the industry will see three big releases from Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, and Linkin Park. This is a monumental week because all three artists are expected to sell over 100k which is rare.

As of now, Lana Del Rey is on the top of the heap with expected sales to reach 175k. Lana Del Rey is at the peak of her career and has definitely captured the public’s curiosity. Her “sad melancholic sexual songs” along with her carefully crafted Instagram videos have done well for her.

Smith could move over 150,000 with his debut album or higher. His single “Stay With Me,” has sold 697,000 downloads so far, and moved 167,000 in the week ending June 8th.

Linkin Park’s stands at 100,000 to 125,000. This band is one of the few rock acts that can still burn up the charts with a new record.

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Maria-Carey

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Mariah Carey has proven to be the most elusive chanteuse. Her latest album, “Me I Am Mariah, The Elusive Chanteuse” has crashed and burned. Fast. Despite great reviews, “Me I am Mariah” is now number 157 on iTunes and 75 amazon.com. It was released on May 27th, just two and a half weeks ago. Saleswise, the album has sold a paltry 75,000 copies through this past Sunday and probably not too many more after that.

The failure of “Me I Am Mariah” should be a lesson for everyone in her age group and generation still recording and releasing music. Jennifer Lopez should be watching all of this very carefully. Carey took off five years after her last album, and even that CD was not a smash hit. Carey’s last real hit album was “The Emancipation of Mimi” in 2005.

But “Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel” (2009) had no hit singles and was already signalling that Carey had aged out of the hit pop radio market. “Memoirs” sold only 550,000 copies, a far cry from its predecessors.

Now Carey faces a total write off of “Me I Am” unless DefJam can figure out a way to resuscitate it. But even electric shock paddles may not be enough. Mariah needs to drop the Diva act (including campy stuff like being photographed on the subway in a tight fitting ball gown). Her best bet is a knock out, heart string pulling video for the George Michael gospel song “One More Try,” or something witty and self-parodying for the upbeat “Thirsty.”

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Buzz Track: Fifty Five Fires

Imperial Mammoth has become a Kings favorite, plus, this indie pop duo brings a solid story. The new album Gold Confetti was produced by Nate Pyfer, Ryan Petersen & Imperial Mammoth and mixed by Mark Needham (Walk The Moon, the Killers, Imagine Dragons). Their debut single “Requiem On Water” was on the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack. The Twilight placement helped catapult the band finding music placements in Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, Switched At Birth, Drop Dead Diva, and Parenthood among others. Check them out on June 24th in LA at The Bootleg. This is a band to watch.
Contact: bleed101music@gmail.com

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YoungRisingSons

Buzz Track: High

Young Rising Sons is an alternative indie rock band from Red Bank, NJ. Although new to the scene, these guys have a top 40 smash ready to conquer the airwaves. The same production team behind American Authors, Dirty Canvas Music (Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta) produced the latest single High. The video for the single has already garnered over 90,000 views
Contact: Shep.Goodman@gmail.com

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