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Rihanna Named Highest Selling Artist in UK

The good news for Rihanna just keeps on coming. Continuing to break records, Rihanna has been named the highest selling artist in the UK for the 2011. According to The Official Charts, Rihanna holds down the number one spot for most sold albums with Loud. She also holds the number two spot with Talk That Talk and spot  fifteen with Good Girl Gone Bad.

When it comes to singles Riri comes in second, eleventh, and nineteenth with "S&M," "What's My Name," and "Only Girl (In The World)." Check out the full lists below:

Top 20 R&B / hip hop albums of 2011
01 Loud- Rihanna
02 Talk That Talk- Rihanna
03 The Lady Killer - Cee Lo Green
04 4 - Beyonce
05 The Defamation of Strickland Banks- Plan B
06 Disc-Overy- Tinie Tempah
07 Jukebox- JLS
08 Back To Black- Amy Winehouse
09 F.A.M.E.- Chris Brown
10 On A Mission- Katy B
11 Pink Friday- Nicki Minaj
12 Outta This World- JLS
13 Take Care- Drake
14 Good Things- Aloe Blacc
15 Good Girl Gone Bad- Rihanna
16 At Your Inconvenience- Professor Green
17 Stereo Typical- Rizzle Kicks
18 Watch The Throne- Jay-Z & Kanye West
19 Recovery- Eminem
20 Love- Jennifer Lopez

Top 20 R&B / hip hop singles of 2011
01 "On The Floor" Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
02 "S&M" Rihanna
03 "I Need A Dollar" Aloe Blacc
04 "Earthquake" Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah
05 "Super Bass" Nicki Minaj
06 "Best Thing I Never Had" Beyonce
07 "Read All About It" Professor Green Feat. Emili Sande
08 "Champion" Chipmunk Feat. Chris Brown
09 "Don't Wanna Go Home" Jason Derulo
10 "Good Feeling "Flo Rida"
11 "What's My Name" Rihanna Feat. Drake
12 "She Makes Me Wanna" JLS Feat. Dev
13 "Coming Home" Diddy/ Dirty Money Feat/ Skylar Grey
14 "Buzzin" Mann Feat. 50 Cent
15 "Down The Trumpets" Rizzle Kicks
16 "Black & Yellow" Wiz Khalifa
17 "I Need A Doctor" Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem and Skylar Grey
18 "No Regrets" Dappy
19 "Only Girl (In The World)" Rihanna
20 "Eyes Wide Shut" JLS Feat. Tinie Tempah

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Gucci Mane, XXXTentacion, & More Friday Releases You Need To Hear

Another week, another list of Friday music releases. The week's of 2018 are dwindling, but there is a little more time left for some last-minute music releases. From Gucci Mane, to XXXTentacion, and Ice Cube, here are the albums and singles that you need to hear.

Gucci Mane – Evil Genius

Gucci Mane's 13th studio album is here. The rapper dropped his new project, Evil Genius, featuring an all-star list of talent, including, Quavo, Kevin Gates, Lil Skies and 21 Savage. The LP also features production by Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz and Southside.

The latest music drop marks the perfect finish to an eventful year for Guwop. He previously dropped DropTopWop, Mr. Davis, and El Gato The Human Glacier this year. Even so, the rapper suggested that he wants to make a bang with Evil Genius.

"I think this time, this album was like the first time I kind of had more fun making the records," he said during an interview with Beats 1. "With the intentions of just going in the studio and just had fun and this is what came out. But before, I was kind of going and expressing myself, talking through the mic, like I had a lot of my chest. This album was like, let's find the best beat, make the best song and put it out."

XXXTentacion – Skins

In celebration of XXXTentacion's posthumous album, Skins, his estate and friends through a livestreamed event at 9p.m. EST, featuring Trippie Redd, PnB Rock, Ski Mask the Slump God, Matt Ox and more.

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding the late rapper's new release. It's his first since his death in June 2018. The album features only one guest appearance from Kanye West. On the track, which is entitled "On Minute," Ye reportedly addressed abuse allegations brought against X. In support of the album, Kanye also released a Yeezy capsule collection, commemorating their single.

Since X's death he has been regarded as a young legend, gone too soon. His sophomore album ?  peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Listen to Skins below.

Ice Cube – Everythang's Corrupt

Ice Cube is make with Everythang's Corrupt. The album's only feature is OG rapper Too $hort.

Cube already got fan excited after released the one of the LP's single "Arrest the President." The track takes aim at President Trump's corruption and racist policies. The album's cover art features Cube holding a 100-dollar bill in his bloodied hands.

Everythang's Corrupt is Cube's tenth studio album and his first in eight years. It's a follow-up to 2010's I Am the West.

Sneakk Ft. YG & Tyga – "Spray"

New artist Sneak has joind forces with YG and Tyga to bring their new banger "Spray." It's Sneakk's first track released through Def Jam. The single definitely sounds like the new stripper anthem or the perfect track to ride down the block to.

Ahead of the single's release, the rapper's shared a teaser on social media featuring a behind the scenes look at their music video.

Michelle Williams – "Fearless"

Michelle Williams is back. The songstress – best known as a member of the popular girls group Destiny's Child – recently dropped a new solo record entitled "Fearless."

The pop record is an inspirational anthem, encouraging fans to face their fears and chase their dreams. This is a huge moment for Williams, as it is her first single in nearly four years. It also follows an overwhelming year for the singer, who got engaged in Apr. 2018, as well as publicly revealed her battle with depression and mental illness.

Listen to the new track below.

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Premiere: Fuego And A. Chal Take Over The Strip Club In "Dancin" Music Video

Dominican trap artist Fuego has created an ode to the art of stripping with his new single “Dancin,” featuring producer and R&B extraordinaire A. Chal. The visuals for the track are laced with bright blue club lights and brief salacious interludes of voluptuous young ladies dancing provocatively.

The two are seemingly in a never-ending party in efforts to promote strip club etiquette through their tantalizing lyrics. There's no denying that Fuego's sound is reminiscent of today's prominent trap artists like Migos and Future, but he packs in a Latino flair, like his contemporaries Bad Bunny and El Alfa. The Washington D.C. native's sound is similar, but it's worth noting he's been on the scene for a while, steadily etching his mark as his musical prowess rises within hip-hop and Latin audiences.

“For some reason, I've always wanted to do a sound that American hip-hop has, and then break that my way,” he tells VIBE. “When it comes to putting stuff together and making fusions of music, I've done it all my life. When I first started out, I did reggae beats, but I was rapping over them. There’s a little more urban, hip-hop sound in the Latin community. Before, it was mad reggae. It either had to be a tropical type song or reggaeton song. I've always wanted to come out with hip-hop music."

Watch the video for "Dancin" below.

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Noname Tells A Tale Of Black Boy Plight In 'Blaxploitation' Visual

Noname's first music video is better than expected as the artist takes on the topics of dangerous implicit biases toward young men of color.

On Tuesday (Dec. 4), the Chicago rapper/poet released "Blaxploitation," a standout from her critically acclaimed album, Room 25. Directed by Alex Lill (Sampha, Joey Bada$$,  Lil Yachty) and written by Noname, the short film includes homages to Blaxploitation films of the 70s through its the style of multiple frames at once as a toddler wrecks havoc on a small-scale version of Chicago.

The music video gives the metaphorical message of how the black boy is criminalized from the beginning of his life. Even in the joy of imagination, his existence is subjected to a criminal or as the townspeople deem him: a monster baby.

The 27-year-old singer will continue riding high off the critically and streaming success of her debut album Room 25 as she will embark on a 37-city trek across the country and Canada.

The Room 25 tour kicks off in Detriot on Jan. 2nd. Dates can be found here.

READ MORE: Noname To Replace ‘Room 25’ Album Art After Designer Abuse Accusations

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