Billboard Breakdown: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Bloom’ Debuts In The Top 10


Machine Gun Kelly makes his third entry in the top 10 with his third studio album, as Bloom debuts at number 8 with 57k units. What’s crazy is both his first and second albums (Lace Up and General Admission, respectively) also sold 57k units in the first week, though they both debuted at number four.

Elsewhere on the chart, last week’s number one has fallen to number 12, as Logic‘s Everybody sold another 35k units. Russ‘s There’s Really A Wolf has also fallen in its second week, going from number 7 to number 26, selling an additional 21k.

Check out this week’s top 10 below!
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Billboard Breakdown: Logic Lands First #1 Album & Russ At #7 + MGK Sales Predictions


Logic landed his first number one album this week with Everybody, his third studio album. The project moved an impressive 247k units, beating his previous record of 2015’s The Incredible True Story. That project debuted at number 3, which was also his highest debut until now. His debut album, Under Pressure, debuted at number 4 in 2014.

Russ also had a strong debut this week, with his debut album, There’s Really a Wolf, coming in at number 7 with 49k units.

Elsewhere on the chart, Brother Ali’s new album, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, debuted at number 125, and Wale‘s Shine has dropped to number 45 in its second week.

Looking ahead to next week, Machine Gun Kelly will make his debut with his third studio album Bloom. According to early forecasts, he’s estimated to come in at number 5 with around 65-70k. We’ll know the final numbers this weekend, but in the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below.
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(Video) Machine Gun Kelly Talks Turning Down A Major Role, Being Welcomed By Zoo Gang + More On Ebro In The Morning


Machine Gun Kelly was in NYC for a sold-out show on his Alpha Omega tour, so he stopped by Ebro In The Morning to discuss his new song, “Bad Things.” The track is his first-ever Top 40 record (“Wild Boy” only hit #89 believe it or not!,) and it features Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello.

During the chat with Rosenberg and myself, MGK discussed how LeBron James breathed life into Cleveland, why he turned down a movie role over the N-word, being welcomed by the Zoo Gang while filming a video in Paterson and more!

Tune into the interview below. “Bad Things” is available now on iTunes.
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Machine Gun Kelly Announces Lineup For EST Fest 2016: YG, A$AP Ferg + More


Since 2013, Machine Gun Kelly quietly puts on a HUGE festival in his home state of Ohio, attracting thousands upon thousands of fans and big name artists like Waka Flocka, Kid Ink, Juvenile and more. The third annual EST Fest goes down August 5 and 6 at Ohio Dreams in Butler, OH, and joining MGK on the stage this year will be YG, A$AP Ferg and more to be announced.

Each year has a theme, and this year, MGK has gone with “The Last Weekend on Earth,” following 2014’s circus theme. (2015 was skipped due to tour and movie commitments.) Tickets, camping information and more is available here. Will you be in attendance?
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Short N’ Sweet Clicks: MGK Performs At Cavs Parade; ‘Reasonable Doubt’ LA Pop-Up Shop; Anderson .Paak’s XXL Freestyle


In celebration of Reasonable Doubt‘s 20th anniversary this week, Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke is launching a pop-up shop in LA, alongside denim brand Fourth of November. The store opens up with a kick-off party on Saturday, and will be open through July. Attendees will listen to the album, see Roc memorabilia, and be able to purchase Fourth of November items, limited edition New Era Reasonable Doubt anniversary hats and more.
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Mass Appeal BBQ 2016: Nas, Ty Dolla $ign, MGK, Mannie Fresh, Kamaiyah + More!

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Somehow, the Gods up above (or the people at Mass Appeal…) put together my favorite artists on one stage, in my city, two days before my birthday. Bruh… WHUT?!

Hosted by label co-owner Nas, Mass Appeal’s annual NYC barbecue and show this year includes Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Shadow, Machine Gun Kelly, Mannie Fresh, Araab Muzik, Kamaiyah and more, hosted by Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez. Food served will be from Sweet Chick. The levels of IN THERE I’m about to be?!!?

It all goes down Monday, July 25 at 5pm at Summerstage in Central Park. Tickets available here. See you there?
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New Music Round-Up: Songs From MGK, Jeezy ft. Future & 2 Chainz, Logic ft. Pusha T + More!


Jeezy is back! Last night, the Atlanta rapper unleashed “Magic City Monday,” an ode to the famous Atlanta strip club that features fellow ATL superstars 2 Chainz and Future. Hopefully this means an album is on the way…

To celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers getting that ring, Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly remixed his song “Till I Die” in support of the team. The song was already an anthem for the city, so I’m sure this is only going to make it even more so!

These tracks below, plus new music from Logic with Pusha T, Famous Dex with Wiz Khalifa and Rich The Kid and more!
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