Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SOUL MUSIC SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE - Chrisette Michelle & Maxwell works it out

True story! Real music is showing signs of life. Chrisette Michelle beats Ciara and is now in competition with the Hannah Montana soundtrack for the top spot. Yes, now Chrisette can say she's on track for mainstream success. I think me buying her album for a low $2.99 from had something to do with it. Yes, I'm taking undeserving credit but hey it's the music business right? Just call me Mr. Beyonce.

Ok, back to soul music showing signs of life. Congratulations to Chrisette Michelle hopefully this is a motivation to her to sing on key more often.

Everybody's boy Maxwell has returned to the Top 100, the first time since 2002! Yes, it has been that long since Maxwell was killing us all with his fantastic take on soul music.

The single "Pretty Wings" takes flight at No. 22, marking the chart's highest debut this year. It shatters the previous top arrival, a No. 54 start for T-Pain's "Freeze" in January. It's the list's best launch since Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" burst in at No. 20 on the Oct. 25, 2008, chart according to

The new title also returns Maxwell to the Billboard Hot 100, where it debuts at No. 89, for the first time since June 29, 2002. "Pretty Wings" previews Maxwell's first album in eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," due July 7.

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