The best advice I can give you is to go to your local music store, independent or significant, and learn the record-keeping system that each label uses. Most brands have a letter or number assigned to their releases (R1, R2, R3…), and companies like Arista Records use numbers in their numbering system, which makes it easier to keep track of releases , with each CD release having three letters. For example:
Arista CD #21.3 – or just #21.3
To view where “21” would be on the chart, look at the top 100 chart below:
Entering this site will allow you to see how a CD has been doing for one label over time:
15 The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers album was released by Island Def Jam on February 11, 1994, and debuted at #6 with 1,000 units sold in its first week. After one year on the Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart, the album had reached #9 with sales of 2,000 units. A total of 1 million albums were sold within two years after its release making it “the best-selling reggae album in the U.S..” It remained at #15 for five charts weeks before falling out of the top 100 for 11 weeks until it reappeared again at #37 during November 2000.. An estimated 15 million copies were sold worldwide from 1994-2001. This is more than any other group’s single albums. Overall it was certified platinum (over 1 million units sold) in nine countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S. As a result of its popularity: by 2004, 7” singles were selling for $85-$100 on eBay. In 2003 Live Aid’s revenue rose
- I was playing in a band by the time I was 15.
- My high school love for Paul Simon and Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” changed my life.
- When I first heard “Chicks Ain’t Shit” by KRS-One, I thought it was a novelty song.
- When I first heard Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal,” I understood the power of music.
- That song started me in KRS-One’s career.
- Mos Def’s debut record gave me an introduction to alternative hip-hop.
- As the old saying goes, you can’t be what you can’t hear.
- The music business is competitive and constantly changing.
- Discovering your love for music was important in your life.
I was playing in a band by the time I was 15.
I was playing in a band by the time I was 15. We played covers of popular songs, and we also played at parties and school dances. We were playing at local bars and clubs as well.
My high school love for Paul Simon and Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” changed my life.
The summer of 1989 was a pivotal time for music and pop culture. The song “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy, released in July, helped launch rap music into mainstream consciousness. It also helped me discover my love for hip-hop, which has remained an essential part of my life ever since then.
The song’s lyrics are powerful enough that they’ve been sampled thousands of times over the years, from artists like Kendrick Lamar (who featured it on his debut album) to Jay Z (who tested it on “99 Problems”). If you want an idea about how much impact this track had on people at the time—and still does today—look at how many people have gone by some variation on “I’ll fight till I’m black and blue/And I won’t stop until we’re free.”
When I first heard “Chicks Ain’t Shit” by KRS-One, I thought it was a novelty song.
When I first heard “Chicks Ain’t Shit” by KRS-One, I thought it was a novelty song. I didn’t understand the power of music then and how important it is to appreciate what you hear.
When I first heard Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal,” I understood the power of music.
I first heard Gang Starr’s “Mass Appeal” in 1991. At the time, hip-hop was starting to become popular with the youth, and I was 14 years old. The song made me understand what music could do for you: it could make you feel good, or it could make you feel sad. It was so powerful!
I also learned that there were different kinds of hip-hop—and that many types of people listen to music and pop culture. Some people like rap, while others prefer rock or country music; some enjoy listening only while they’re dancing, while others enjoy listening while walking outside with friends or sitting on their couch watching T.V. shows together (which is how I’ve spent most of my free time since moving out on my own).
That song started me in KRS-One’s career.
KRS-One is a hip-hop artist known for his political lyrics and rap skills. He has also been involved in activism and music since the beginning of his career.
KRS-One’s style can be described as a mix between RZA, Wu-Tang Clan, and Public Enemy; it combines fast rapping with complex lyrics about real-life issues like racism and police brutality against people of color.
Mos Def’s debut record gave me an introduction to alternative hip-hop.
I would have been ten years old when I first heard Mos Def’s debut record, “Black on Both Sides.” It was 1994, and I was at my grandparents’ house listening to their stereo. My grandfather had a copy of this album and let me borrow it for a few days. The first track that caught my attention is called “Definition.” It has an intro where Mos Def talks about how his life has changed since he became famous as one half of Black Star and how he feels like an outsider now because people think they know him from his music. Still, they don’t know him personally anymore because he has become so famous over the years (which still holds today).
I remember being blown away by how amazing this song sounded—it was different than anything else that was coming out at the time; there were no other rappers who were talking about politics or social issues in their lyrics so much as just having fun while rapping about whatever was going on around them during those days before 9/11 happened!
As the old saying goes, you can’t be what you can’t hear.
You have to be willing to try new things.
It’s easier said than done, but you should always be open-minded and ready for new music, whatever your taste. If you’re not listening to any of these genres or artists, I highly recommend setting aside some time every week or two just for attending—it’ll help expand your horizons and make sure that everything sounds good when it comes out!
The music business is competitive and constantly changing.
The music business is a tough place to be in and constantly changing. To succeed as an artist or musician, you must keep up with the times and adjust your sound accordingly. This can be challenging if you need to be used to thinking creatively about how your music will appeal to fans or grow as an artist.
It can also be challenging if you’re starting because so many other artists have already made names for themselves by doing things differently than everyone else has done before them (which means they’ve already done it right).
Discovering your love for music was important in your life.
Before you can truly enjoy music, you need to be open-minded. You need to be able to listen to a wide variety of music and identify with it. The more you can relate to the artist and their lyrics, the better your experience will be. And remember: if they’re on your favorite album or song list, they must also impact you!
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