Archive for July 6, 2011
The dynamic duo will put out solo albums by year’s end in anticipation of an Outkast release next year.
Before beginning work on their current solo projects, Big Boi and Andre 3000 promised fans that their individual albums would be followed by another joint group release.
Now, HipHopWired reports that both ATLiens will drop new albums by the end of 2011, followed by the next Outkast record within a year’s time. “Outkast is on track to release a new album by early next year,” an industry source told the site. “Both Dre and Big are working on solo projects; they want those out by the end of 2011.”
In January, Big Boi revealed that he was already at work on Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader, the follow -up to his July 2010 debut album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, making it probable that the record would be out by year’s end. Then he revealed that Andre’s highly-anticipated solo LP would premiere before the release of his own album.
If the timing adds up correctly, this puts us on track to have three new albums from the Outkast duo within the span of a year.
Detroit rapper Eminem has become the first artists ever, to sell 1 million digital copies of an album in the United States.
Eminem’s latest album Recovery has sold over 1 million copies since being released in June of 2010.
The Grammy award-winning album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 charts upon its release.
Recovery is now the best-selling digital album of all time.
His latest album Hell: The Sequel with Royce Da 5’9 as Bad Meets Evil, also debuted at #1 when it was released in June of 2011, making Eminem the first artist in the past five years to score two #1 albums, within a 12 month period.
“Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” added Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman. “I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I’m delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on his amazing journey.”
In related news, Bad Meet Evil recently released a new single titled “LEighters,” featuring Bruno Mars.