Ice-T performs at the CBGB Music & Film Festival 2013 – By Invitation Only ICE-T Performance on October 12, 2013 in New York City
*Ice-T will again use the mic to speak his mind – this time through talk radio.
Next month, the rap veteran will launch a new podcast titled “Ice-T: Final Level” via iTunes and his website, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Ice-T will co-host the venture with his longtime friend and manager, Mick Benzo (known as Zulu Beatz on Sirius XM). Topics will focus on relevant issues, while the duo will take calls from listeners and feature celebrity guests.
The show will release new episodes twice a month, beginning Jan. 7.
*Billboard is reporting that Beyonce’s new self-titled album was illegally downloaded 240,000 times in the first 10 days since its release, resulting in $3.8 million of lost revenue for the singer.
The record, which had a surprise Dec. 13 release on iTunes, also clocked up just under a million legitimate sales in the same time period, according to Billboard, putting the album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the two subsequent weeks.
*Beyonce’s new self-titled album has passed yet another landmark, with sales of over one million copies on iTunes since its ninja release less than a week ago.
The singer shocked the world last Friday when she dropped her fifth studio album on the digital site with no warning or promotion. It quickly became the site’s fastest-selling album in history within days.
And around 11:15 a.m. PST on Wednesday, “Beyonce” reportedly hit the one million mark.
*Who needs Target when you can sell over 820,000 albums in 3 days?
Not Queen Bey!
It’s official! Beyonce is the first woman to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with her first five studio albums, says Billboard.com.
“Beyonce” is succeeded by the chart-topping “4″ (2011), “I Am… Sasha Fierce” (2008), “B’Day” (2006), and “Dangerously In Love” (2003). All five albums also debuted at No. 1.
The icon covertly released the fifth solo album via iTunes at 12 a.m. EST on Friday, December 13 and is shattering records as the fastest selling album ever.
*Digital retailer iTunes is the exclusive seller of Beyonce’s new fast-selling self-titled surprise album through at least Dec. 18, when some brick-and-mortar retailers in the U.S. could begin to receive copies of the album.
Target has announced it will not be one of them.