Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Sremm Life’ Album Debuts At No. 5 On Billboard 200 Chart

Rae Sremmurd scored the first hip-hop top 10 debut of 2015. Their debut album, SremmLife, has debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart, coming in behind J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive(no. 3) and Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint (no. 4).

With streaming and traditional sales combined, SremmLife sold 49,000, with 33,000 of that being regular album sales  for the first week. The album, which was mainly produced by the duo’s mentor Mike WiLL Made It, features Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Big Sean and Jace of Two-9.

Fox’s ‘Empire’ Grows in Week Two, Dominates in Demos

 

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After its monster bow a week ago, Fox’s “Empire” looked even more impressive Wednesday by becoming the first rookie drama of the season to post ratings gains in its second week and standing as easily the night’s No. 1 show in young adults.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” averaged a 4.0 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall during the 9 o’clock hour, rising sharply in the demo from its timeslot-leading lead-in from “American Idol” (2.9/9 in 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall). The music contest, which was down only a bit from its premiere and was Wednesday’s most-watched program overall, is likely benefiting from its new skedmate.

“Empire” was up 5% in the demo from its week-ago premiere for the top score for any broadcast drama since the series premiere of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” in September 2013. ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” which had tied “Empire” as this season’s top premiere in 18-49, fell 16% in its second week (3.8 to 3.2).

The Fox soap impressively dominated its tough drama competition, drawing more young adults than the combined tune-in for CBS’ “Criminal Minds” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) and NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall). “Criminal” was up a tick from its low set with its most recent episode (2.1), and “SVU” matched its season low.

“Empire” beat runner-up ABC by 40% in teens, 60% in adults 18-49, 38% in adults 25-54 and by 113% in adults 18-34. In fact, “Empire” was so dominant in all under-55 categories that it even edged out CBS’ “Criminal Minds” in total viewers.

Also hitting lows were the ABC comedies in the 9 o’clock hour, “Modern Family” (3.0/9 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall) and “Black-ish” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall), with the latter Anthony Anderson-led rookie likely losing African-American viewers to “Empire” in a rare head-to-head showdown of series fronted by African-Americans.

Despite the lower-than-usual scores in the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s comedy block as a whole was up 20% vs. the comparable night a year ago (2.4 vs. 2.0).

At 8 o’clock, ABC’s “The Middle” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) and “The Goldbergs” (2.3/7 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall) were a solid second to “American Idol” in 18-49, down a bit from their season highs of the previous week. Sophomore “Goldbergs” has matched or exceeded its lead-in with every original episode this season.

CBS won the 8 p.m. drama battle, with “The Mentalist” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall) steady week to week and sending NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” to its low (1.1/3 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall).

In Wednesday’s 10 p.m. drama battle, it was a draw in 18-49 between CBS’ “Stalker” and NBC’s “Chicago PD” (1.5/5), with the former pulling ahead in total viewers (7.8 million to 6.7 million); both shows were a tick above their season lows. ABC’s repeat “Forever” ran third among the broadcasters (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall).

Caesars Palace Bankruptcy Robert De Niro Stiffed No Cash for Nobu

Robert De Niro has beef with Caesars Palace … actually he has Kobe beef, because his swanky Nobu restaurant has been stiffed by the house.

De Niro is the co-founder of the high-end restaurant chain and his company, Nobu Hospitality, is listed as a creditor in the bankruptcy case the hotel just filed. According to legal docs — obtained by TMZ — Caesars owes Nobu nearly $460K.

And the actor’s not alone. According to the docs, Caesars owes Gordon Ramsay $307K. Ramsay also has a restaurant — Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill — in the hotel complex.

Mariah just signed a residency deal with Caesars.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/15/caesars-palace-bankruptcy-filed-casino-bankrupt-mariah-carey/#ixzz3Ovnc9zsI

DJ Cable Demonstrates Serato Flip with Reloop Neon

Hard !!!

DJcity UK team member DJ Cable demonstrates how to use Serato Flip with Reloop’s Neon controller in a new routine video. The English DJ is a three-time DMC champion and resident on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s #SixtyMinutes show.

Animated Kobe Bryant Stars Let It Tank

LOLLLLLLL !!!!

Kobe Bryant stars in an animated Frozen parody Let it Tank.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

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