Charts | The Audio Perv - Part 2
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08 Jul

International music sensation Pitbull just off an unprecedented national television launch including The Voice Finals and the biggest crowd yet for this Summer’s Today Show Concert Series continues to dominate the charts this week as “Give Me Everything,” the second single from his critically acclaimed album Planet Pit, climbs to #1 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream and Rhythm charts. A global phenomenon, the smash hit went #1 in the UK and reached the Top 10 in over 15 countries.

The growing success of “Give Me Everything,” which features Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, builds on the momentum started by the album’s first single, “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor),” a Top 10 smash at Rhythm and Top 40 last fall. The massive popularity of these singles has fueled anticipation for the arrival of his sixth studio album Planet Pit, which was named “Best Party Album” by Entertainment Weekly. The New York Times said “Pitbull, now more important than ever, and more popular, thanks to his irrepressible new album” and The Washington Post said “Planet Pit is its own future Greatest Hits package.”

Tailor-made for summer’s sunny days and endless nights, the album pulses with relentless rhythms and rapid-fire rhymes, featuring contributions by pop music luminaries such as Planet Pit’s next single with Latin Megastar Marc Anthony in “Rain Over Me”, others include Jamie Foxx (“Where Do We Go), Chris Brown (“International Love”), and Kelly Rowland (“Castles Made of Sand”). Planet Pit also includes appearances by some of today’s hottest artists, including T-Pain and Sean Paul, plus top producers like Dr. Luke, David Guetta, Max Martin and Afrojack.

In just two years, Pitbull has compiled an impressive record by notching four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Hey Baby,” “Give Me Everything,” “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service.” Pitbull has also demonstrated his massive crossover appeal with “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service.”

In addition to the highly anticipated release of Planet Pit, Pitbull just released his first application for the iPad. Produced by Roba Interactive, the app will provide fans with interactive liner notes that include high-end audio and video, interviews, text, photos and more. Later this year, Pitbull and his live band will tour U.S. arenas with Enrique Iglesias and special guest Prince Royce. The tour begins September 22 in Boston and will visit nearly 20 cities before ending October 22 in Miami for what promises to be a triumphant homecoming show for Pitbull.

Sept. 22 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Sept. 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 24 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sept. 27 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Sept. 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
Sept. 30 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
October 1 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
October 2 Milwaukee, WI** Eagles Ballroom
October 3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 6 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
October 8 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort and Spa
October 12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 13 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 15 El Paso, TX Don Haskin Center
October 16 Laredo, TX Laredo Events Center
October 18 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
October 20 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
October 21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
October 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

** = Pitbull only

23 Jun

Having sold some 10,000 DVDs and downloads since its release, the feature-length documentary Foo Fighters: Back & Forth (Spitfire/Roswell/RCA) has debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart.

Foo Fighters: Back & Forth was released digitally via iTunes June 7, on DVD June 14, and is available on Blu-Ray exclusively at Best Buy through July 12.

From Academy Award winning director James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara) and Spitfire Pictures’ Grammy and Peabody award winning producer Nigel Sinclair (Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, The Last Play at Shea) , Foo Fighters: Back & Forth chronicles every stage of Foo Fighters’ 16-years-and-counting career: From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos through their ascent to their current status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Intimate one on ones with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, former members and other associates recall every triumph and tragedy of the band’s existence, culminating in a behind the scenes look at the direct-to-analog tape sessions in Grohl’s garage with producer Butch Vig that produced the seventh FF album Wasting Light–which debuted #1 in a dozen countries (including the band’s first U.S. #1) and is currently perched at #12 on the U.S. album chart.

Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a worldwide tour that will include a sold out 130,000-capacity July 2-3 headline weekender at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK, a headline appearance at Lollapalooza 2011, and North American arena dates running through November and beyond. For further information, updates, tickets, etc., go to or

“a classic rockumentary arc… Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life (FOUR STARS)”–ROLLING STONE

27 May

Newcomers Il VOLO have officially landed in America. Their self-titled album, released May 17th on Geffen Records has debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. This impressive debut comes after a jam packed week of TV appearances including American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Saturday Morning, Ellen (aired today) and tune in tomorrow May 27th to see them perform on Extra TV at 7pm ET/PT on NBC.

Already certified platinum in their native Italy IL VOLO showcases the astonishing vocal talent of Piero Barone (17 years old), Ignazio Boschetto (16 years old), and Gianluca Ginoble (16 years old.) Their debut album Il VOLO is a mix of reimagined classics and original material that includes Italian standards “O Sole Mio” and “Il Mundo,” and two new tracks penned by multi-platinum songwriter Diane Warren.

IL VOLO are the first Italian artists to sign with Geffen Records in the United States

For the latest information on the boys and to check out their video for “O Sole Mio,” visit

15 Nov

Canadian band My Darkest Days had a dream, that their debut single on Mercury Records, “Porn Star Dancing,” would be played in stripper clubs across North America and go to #1. The dream comes true this week, as “Porn Star Dancing” rises to #1 on the Active Rock chart with a radio audience of 8 million and digital sales topping 200,000 copies.

“Porn Star Dancing” is the lead track from MY DARKEST DAYS, the self-titled debut album from the Ontario-based band. Next week, they head out on a month of shows opening for Oklahoma City’s Hinder. Dates begin November 18th at Austin’s Saloon in Liberty ville, Illinois, and wrap up December 18th at the Diamond Ballroom in Hinder’s hometown. (Please see complete itinerary below.) This is the first major tour for MDD since their August-September U.S. dates with Sick Puppies (and later Hinder and Godsmack) in support of the September 21st release of MY DARKEST DAYS.

A tribute to hard-working strippers everywhere, “Porn Star Dancing” was co-produced in Vancouver by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, who signed My Darkest Days to his production company, Mountainview Records. Adding to the excitement, “Porn Star Dancing” is making the rounds in two different versions, both featuring cameo appearances by Kroeger: a rock version with guitarist Zakk Wylde, and a hip-hop rap mix featuring Def Jam labelmate Ludacris. “Luda totally killed it,” says MDD guitarist and lead singer Matt Walst. “We sent the song to him, he dug the track, and his rhymes are just awesome.”

My Darkest Days – Matt Walst (vocals, rhythm guitars), Brendan McMillan (bass, backing vocals), Doug Oliver (drums, backing vocals), Sal Coz Costa (lead guitar, backing vocals) – built a strong Canadian after tours with Theory Of A Deadman, Papa Roach and Three Days Grace, whose bassist Brad Walst (Matt’s older brother) has always been a staunch supporter. In addition to “Porn Star Dancing,” other album highlights include “Come Undone” (country twang with sassy vocals from another labelmate, Jessie James); the autobiographical tales “Every Lie” and “Like Nobody Else”; “Fucked Up Situation” (adding some small town S&M adultery to the mix); the X Files-inspired “World Belongs to Me”; and the album’s closing, flick-your-cell phone arena-rock anthem, “Without You.”


Date City Venue
Nov. 18 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Saloon
19 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
20 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
24 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ball Room
26 Little Rock, AR The Village
27 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino

Dec. 10 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
12 Sayreville, NJ Starland Room
15 Charlotte, NC Amo’s Southend
16 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
18 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

26 Oct

After seven months at radio, “Tighten Up,” the first single from The Black Keys’ acclaimed May 2010 release, Brothers, is #1 at Modern Rock radio (on both the BDS/Billboard and Mediabase charts). This is the duo’s first #1 hit as well as the first in Nonesuch’s 40-plus year history.

On Black Friday, November 26, in honor of Record Store Day, The Black Keys will release a special, limited edition numbered box set. Included in this package are the original double 45 RPM vinyl and CD versions of Brothers as well as a bonus 10” featuring six previously unreleased live recordings and a limited edition poster. See below for bonus 10” track listing.

Brothers debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and #2 on the Current Albums chart—the band’s highest chart positions ever. Furthermore, the video for the #1 single recently won Breakthrough Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The song was produced by Danger Mouse and the winning video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero. The video can be seen at the band’s web site,
Aside from “Tighten Up” and a cover of the Jerry Butler classic “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the songs on Brothers are written, performed, and produced by The Black Keys. Drummer Patrick Carney and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach recorded the bulk of the album at the legendary Alabama studio Muscle Shoals with additional sessions at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound System in Akron, OH and The Bunker in Brooklyn, NY.

The Black Keys’ iTunes Session is currently available exclusively on the iTunes Store. Recorded live in studio in August, the 10-song digital album includes songs from Brothers as well as “Your Touch” from 2006’s Magic Potion and “Chop and Change,” which was featured on the soundtrack of this year’s blockbuster film Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Side A
1. “Everlasting Light”
2. “Next Girl”
3. “Tighten Up”
Side B
4. “Howlin’ For You”
5. “She’s Long Gone”
6. “Too Afraid To Love You”

07 Oct

Mushroomhead debut at # 44 on Billboard Top 200 selling 11,486 and debuting at # 9 on the Billboard Independent Chart.

Mushroomhead released its new studio album Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children on Sept 28, and although the album is available in all stores, both physical and digital — the band has made a big push into digital by being the first metal band creating an iTunes LP and debuting all content online, including forthcoming viral videos and personalized videos by request of the fans. Traditionally, metal bands sell about 90% physical and don’t embrace the digital experience.

The band spoke with AOL about the new album, tech giant Myspace, ugly people, Lady Gaga, and James LeBron. Catch the great interview:

Details on Apple’s iTunes LP:

iTUNES LP features an “easter egg” hunt where the user unlocks content, plus settings the user can customize, exclusive content, and photos.

“The goal was to be more forward-thinking and try to recreate the ‘album experience,’ says Skinny of Mushroomhead. “We are a visual band and so we have to duplicate those visuals in a digital sense.”


“Visionary and groundbreaking, Mushroomhead remain an original.” – KERRANG

10-5 – The Pit, Jacksonville FL
10-6 – Firestone, Orlando FL
10-7 – State The., St. Petersburg FL
10-8 – Floyds Music, Tallahassee FL
10-9 – Fire, Jackson MS
10-10 – Downton, Little Rock AR
10-11 – Drifters, Fayetteville AR
10-13 – DownUnder, Tyler TX
10-14 – Trees, Dallas TX
10-15 – Scout Bar, San Antonio TX
10-16 – Scout Bar, Houston TX
10-17 – War Legion, Amarillo TX
10-18 – Marquee, Tulsa OK
10-19 – Muse, Salina KS
10-20 – Peoples Ct, Des Moines IA
10-21- Dead Celeb Ball, Chicago IL
10-23 – KUPD FEST, Phoenix AZ
10-26 – POP’s, Sauget IL
10-27 – Canopy, Urbana IL
10-29- Al Rosa Villa, Columbus OH
10-30 – Agora, Cleveland OH
10-31 – Machine Shop, Flint MI
11-06- Crypticon, Minneapolis MN
11-07 – Rave, Milwaukee WI

17 Sep

Far East Movement (also know as FM) members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman will release their debut album ‘Free Wired’ on October 12th through Cherry Tree/Interscope Records.

The album’s lead single “Like A G6″ has been exploding on the country’s sales and radio charts, currently #7 at iTunes and #16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 making FM the first Asian American group to land on the mainstream pop music charts. The song has consistently grown each week since its release and was the #2 most added song at Top 40 radio the week it went for adds in Top 40 markets. Collectively the song and its accompanying music video have received over 7 million YouTube views and 4.5 million MySpace streams. The music video was also the #1 rated music video on MySpace the week it debuted.

FM who rock stylish shades, skinny ties, shiny blazers and fresh kicks have come a long way since they interned in the publicity department of Interscope Records, the label they are now signed to through the Cherry Tree Records imprint, home to artists Lady Gaga, Robyn, La Roux and LMFAO.

The quartet have taken their lifestyle and the current Los Angeles club scene global with ‘Free Wired,’ a movement they coined, that represents everything they do from fashion to technology in addition to describing the music that blends elements of hip-hop, electro and dance.

“”Free Wired’ is about ‘geekin out’ however you feel most comfortable. Whether it’s partying at the club, at home online, dressing a certain way, enjoying a certain activity, whatever. To live free and stay connected 25 hours a day, 8 days a week is where it stems.” states Kev Nish.

Far East Movement had their breakout year in 2009 when the hit ‘Girls On The Dance Floor’ rose to #1 at Los Angeles radio. The explosive club banger led to television and film executives to take notice to their ‘Free Wired’ sound and started featuring the music on hit shows like Entourage, CSI, Gossip Girl and blockbuster movies like Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and Get Him To The Greek.

The attention they started receiving led to tours with Lady Gaga (Monster’s Ball), N*E*R*D (Army Tour), Robyn/Kelis (All Hearts Tour) and LMFAO (Party Rock). They are currently on the road for the ‘Up In The Air’ tour with ‘Cooler That Me’ hit maker Mike Posner.

We’ve played at every club in southern Cali and thrown parties getting ‘Free Wired’ at friends lofts and rooftops in downtown LA until the sun came up and want to continue that tradition around the world.” states Prohgress.

The group created where they interpret their movement and stay connected to fans through daily news postings, FM Satellite Webisodes, restaurant reviews and anything that relates to the ‘Free Wired’ way of life. The group also hosts a weekly radio shows and chat rooms on

The ‘Free Wired’ album is a star-studded affair with appearances from Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Lil Jon and production from the Stereotypes (Grammy nominated), Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars and Phil Lawrence), Roger Sanchez (Grammy winning) and Fernando Garibay.

If the Internet has created dozens of overnight success stories, the Far East Movement is a testament to the old model: steady grinding, building a solid hometown fan base and paying dues. – Los Angeles Times


#7 on iTunes
#16 on Billboard Hot 100
7 million views of song and video
4.5 million plays on MySpace

#1 song in Los Angeles
2.5 million collective views of song and video
6 million plays on MySpace
Reached # 27 on Billboard Latin Rhythmic chart


1) Girls On The Dance Floor Ft. The Stereotypes
2) Like A G6 Ft. The Cataracs & Dev
3) Rocketeer Ft. Ryan Tedder
4) If It Was You (Omg) Ft. Snoop Dogg
5) She Owns The Night Ft. Mohambi
6) So What?
7) Don’t Look Now Ft. Keri Hilson
8) Fighting For Air Ft. Frank Musik
9) White Flag Ft. Kayla Kai
10) 2gether

Go Ape Ft. Lil Jon & Colette Carr
2 Is Better Ft. Ya Boy & Natalia Kills

09 Sep

Multi-platinum recording artists Disturbed have claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their new release Asylum. The album hit stores on August 27th and sold 179K copies in its first week. This is the fourth consecutive number one release for the band. You can purchase a copy of the album on iTunes here:

The band have released two videos from the new album. One for lead single, “Another Way To Die” and one for album title track “Asylum.”

Disturbed are also headlining the Rockstar UPROAR Festival. Go to for the full list of dates.

01 Sep

Katy Perry has cemented her status as a best-selling pop superstar with her second studio album Teenage Dream, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, scanning 192,222 units in its first week of release. Katy is now one of the top 10 artists with the best-selling debuts of the year and one of only two pop artists to appear on this list. Teenage Dream is the two-time Grammy Award nominee’s highest album chart bow yet. Katy’s debut album, One of the Boys, scanned 46,767 units in its first week.

Katy has now achieved the highest pre-album street date track sales of all time, with 4.4 million digital tracks sold prior to the album’s release — setting a Nielsen Soundscan-era record. 445,746 total tracks were sold during Teenage Dream’s first week of release. In addition, with the Top 5 chart positions of the album’s first two singles, the six-week No. 1 “California Gurls” and “Teenage Dream,” Katy has become one of only ten female artists in history to have two songs in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Currently Katy has 12 songs charting on the Soundscan Current Digital Tracks chart simultaneously including Teenage Dream album tracks “Firework”, “Peacock” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)”.

Katy is a pioneer in the new world order of pop superstardom, where success is measured not just by album sales, but also by sales of digital singles, ringtones, and music videos (clips for both “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls” have remained in the iTunes Top 10 Music Videos chart for weeks). Measured in “TEA”’s (industry parlance for “track equivalent albums,” in which the sale of 10 digital singles is counted as the sale of one album), Teenage Dream, plus individual tracks sold, totals the equivalent of nearly 720,000 albums sold by the end of Katy’s first week. This follows on the heels of One of the Boys, which has sold five million copies worldwide.

Teenage Dream has easily averted the sophomore slump, with opining that it is “the best second effort in pop music history.” USA Today raves that “the ambitious brunette serves up percolating confections laced with saucy humor and disarming earnestness,” while Rolling Stone has called Teenage Dream a “pool-party pop gem.” The New York Post declares Teenage Dream “a total success” that “may have the juice to topple Michael Jackson’s Bad as the U.S. record holder for most singles released from one album.”

Katy co-wrote each of Teenage Dream’s 12 songs, collaborating with a red-hot production team that includes Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Tricky Stewart, Benny Blanco, Greg Wells, and Stargate. Released in May, “California Gurls” spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, shattered BDS and Mediabase weekly airplay spin records, and become the definitive anthem of Summer 2010.

The Santa Barbara, CA-born Katy performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Today Show’s Summer Concert Series during Teenage Dream’s release week and recently co-hosted the 2010 Teen Choice Awards with the male cast of Glee. She has appeared on the covers of dozens of publications, including recent issues of Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Q, Billboard, the New York Times’ Arts & Leisure section, and USAToday’s Life section. Katy has been nominated for two 2010 MTV Video Music Awards for “California Gurls” (“Best Female Video” and “Best Pop Video”) and became a portrait subject for renowned contemporary artist Will Cotton, whose confectionary landscape painting of her graces the cover of Teenage Dream.

10 Aug

Singer, songwriter, producer, Mike Posner is currently holding down the #1 position on the iTunes Album Charts with the release of his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (J Records.) With Takeoff having been released TODAY — it looks likely that Posner will continue to dominate the #1 for the foreseeable future.

Critics have been praising Posner and the album, with Rolling Stone saying “Mike Posner is at the head of a new genre…” and praising it’s “…big, club-friendly synth hooks”. Entertainment Weekly called it “…sly, electro-pop…” and USA Today stated it is “…breezily infectious…”

Last week Posner premiered his album on MySpace Music where he is an “Introducing…” artist as well as on SIRIUS XM where it was also announced he will be hosting a weekly SIRIUS XM show, The Mike Posner Show, which debuts September 10 on SIRIUS XM’s Faction, SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52. The show will air Friday nights at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.

In the past week Posner has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live! With Regis & Kelly, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Wendy Williams Show performing his Top 5 smash single “Cooler Than Me”. Posner has also performed on America’s Got Talent, Lopez Tonight and Last Call With Carson Daly.

Posner will be hitting the road this fall on his first headlining club tour, The Up In The Air Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Tickets are available now at The Up In The Air Tour will make 22 stops at premier clubs throughout the country, with shows confirmed through October 15th in Toronto, Canada at the Mod Club.

In mid-May the Los Angeles Times declared “Mike Posner is on a quest to be pop’s next best thing.” This was about a week after Posner opened for Drake at his sold out Nokia Theater show and a mere four days after he walked across the stage in Durham, North Carolina to receive his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Duke University.

In March of 2009, Posner’s first mixtape A Matter of Time (recorded in his dorm room) rose to the #1 position on iTunesU, promptly garnering him the attention of major labels. After signing a deal with J Records that summer, Posner returned to Duke to finish up his course load, all the while beginning work on his debut album, self-releasing his second free mixtape One Foot Out The Door (featuring collaborations with 3Oh!3, Bun B, Kid Cudi, Wale) through iTunesU and rocking shows every weekend at colleges and festivals across the country.

22 year old Mike Posner hails from Southfield, MI and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Duke University in May 2010 with a BA in Sociology and Business.