Artist: Chris Brown
Title: Sweet Love
Album: Fortune (2012)
“Sweet Love” is a R&B genre song recorded by American recording artist Chris Brown from his upcoming fifth studio album, Fortune. In the United States, the song was released to urban contemporary radio on April 10, 2012 and was released digitally on April 17, 2012. The song serve as the second single from Brown’s upcoming album. “Sweet Love” debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart. According to Brown, his new album will be released in the United States on July 3, 2012.
Artist: Kanye West
Featuring: Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz
Genre: Hip hop
Album: GOOD Music
Label: G.O.O.D., Def Jam
“Mercy” is the title of a song written by Kanye West, Tauheed Epps, Sean Anderson and Terrence Thornton, and recorded by American rapper Kanye West, with American rapper Big Sean, Pusha T and southern rapper 2 Chainz. The song was released in the United States on April 6, 2012 as a digital download, and serves as the lead single from West’s debut studio album, GOOD Music. It was also released to Urban radio on April 24, 2012.
Title: Eyes Wide Open
Genre: Indie rock
Album: Making Mirrors
“Eyes Wide Open” is a song written and recorded by Australian-Belgian singer and songwriter Wouter “Wally” De Backer (born 21 May 1980), professionally known by his stage name Gotye. He released the song in mid-October 2010 in Australia and was officially released on November 5, 2010 for digital download by Eleven: A Music Company. The “Eyes Wide Open” single received generally positive reviews and reached number 25 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2010. In the United States, “Eyes Wide Open” debuted at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. Gotye performed “Eyes Wide Open” on Saturday Night Live on April 14, 2012.
Artist: Linkin Park
Title: Burn It Down
Genre: Electronic rock, rap rock
Album: Living Things (2012)
Label: Warner Bros.
“Burn It Down” is a song written and recorded by the American rock band Linkin Park from their fifth studio album Living Things (2012). It was released on April 16, 2012 and serves as the lead single from their fifth album. On the week of May 05, 2012, “Burn It Down” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number thirty. What made the song interesting was “the really high energy and the really strong electronic melodies and hooks kind of set this song apart- Chester Bennington. To accompany the song “Burn It Down”, a music video was directed by Joe Hahn.
Artist: Maroon 5
Featuring: Wiz Khalifa
Genre: Pop rock, pop rap
Album: Overexposed (2012)
“Payphone” is a song written by Adam Levine, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, Shellback, Dan Omelio and Cameron Thomaz. Performed by the American pop rock band Maroon 5 with American rapper Wiz Khalifa. The song serves as the lead single from their upcoming fourth studio album Overexposed (2012), and released on April 16, 2012 in the United States. The group performed “Payphone” on the American reality talent show The Voice (2012).
Artist: Justin Bieber
Writer(s): Justin Bieber, Michael Posner, Mason D. Levy, Mat Musto
Label: Island Records
“Boyfriend” is the title of a song written by Mike Posner, Mason Levy, Justin Bieber and Mat Musto and performed by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released as the first single from his upcoming third studio album, Believe (2012). The song debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart for the week of April 14, 2012. Musically, “Boyfriend” is a R&B and hip-hop influenced song that features club beats reminiscent of American record producer Pharrell Williams and pop band ‘N Sync. The song is the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week in the United States, selling a total of 521,000 digital download.
Title: So Good
Genre: Alternative hip hop
Album: Strange Clouds
Label: Atlantic Records
“So Good” is the third single performed by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B. The song is to be on his upcoming second studio album Strange Clouds. It was written by Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Ryan Benjamin Tedder and Tyler McGowen and the production was done by Ryan Tedder. The song was then officially released as a single in digital download format on February 21, 2012 in the United States. The song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Songs at number eleven.
Artist: Kanye West & Jay-Z
Title: No Church in the Wild
Featuring: Frank Ocean
Album: Watch the Throne
Producer: 88-Keys, Kanye West, Mike Dean
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam
“No Church in the Wild” is the opening track for the first collaborative album Watch the Throne, by American hip hop artists Kanye West and Jay-Z. Produced by 88-Keys, Kanye West and Mike Dean. The song features vocals from American singer-songwriter Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux; October 28, 1987), better known by his stage name Frank Ocean. “No Church in the Wild” debuted at number one hundred on the US Billboard 100 chart. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 436,000 copies in the United States. As of January 2012, the album had sold 1,285,000 copies in the United States. Watch the Throne was released by Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings.
Artist: Mary J. Blige
Title: Mr. Wrong
Album: My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Label: Matriarch, Geffen
“Mr. Wrong” is a song recorded by American R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige, taken from her tenth studio album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1). The song features Canadian recording artist and actor Drake. It was written by James Scheffer, Aubrey Drake Graham, Butler, Daniel Morris, Gamble, Huff and C. Gilbert. In the United States, “Mr. Wrong” was released as a Digital download on October 28, 2011and serves as the album’s second official single, it impacted Urban radio on November 8, 2011. The album “My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1)” was released on November 21, 2011 through Matriarch and Geffen Records. As of January 2012, the album has sold 439,300 copies in the United States.
Featuring: Lil Wayne
Genre: Hip hop
Album: Careless World: Rise of the Last King
Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
“Faded” is a song by American rapper Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), better known by his stage name Tyga. It was released on January 26, 2012 as the fourth official single from tyga’s second studio album Careless World: Rise of the Last King. “Faded” features American rapper Lil Wayne. The fourth official single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 52. Tyga’s Careless World: Rise of the Last King will be released on february 21, 2012 on Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.