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We’ve Moved! WATMONLINE.COM


After years of contemplating, I decided to move my site and change its name. Not only the name, but its purpose. WorldAccordingtoMonte.com is now WATMONLINE.COM. When I launched worldaccordingtomonte.com in 2009, I had NO idea what I was getting into. All I wanted to do was post few stories and give my opinion, in hopes of getting a few readers and call it day. Back then, I was clueless to the work, time and energy it takes to keep up a blog, especially when you enjoy it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music. I might not know the day of the week, but I KNOW when Grammys are. Long story short, I took my obsession beyond friends and family and made it public to anyone with access to the Internet, and that’s how worldaccordingtomonte.com was born.

Since my first post about Barbara Streisand keeping Mariah Carey out the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, worldaccordingtomonte.com has grown beyond my expectations. Knowing that nearly a half million people have, at one time or another, visited the site blows my mind. In the grand scheme of things that’s a small fraction of world’s Internet population, but to me, that’s EVERYTHING!

As World According to Monte becomes WATM ONLINE, I’m confident in knowing that this is only the beginning. I’ve seen what a hard work and dedication can do and I refuse to give up until I reach my goals. Whenever I do decide to take on something, I want to be the best; regardless of how it takes to get there, I’m willing and will work my ass off to get to the next level.

There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of music-related websites, offering music and entertainment news, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, etc., but few are actually credible. And that’s what will set WATM ONLINE apart from the run-of-the-mill music blog.  I want to give the facts, then give my opinion, even if the facts and my opinion conflict. My hope is to highlight artists, known and unknown, with stories that will spark conversation and become your go-to for the latest about your favorites and the best you never heard.

If you’ve ever clicked on a link, left a comment, scrolled down the homepage, liked on Facebook, retweeted a Tweet, subscribed via email, or have been involved with worldaccordingtomonte.com in any way, I humbly thank you!

I’m excited about the new journey and look forward to all that lies ahead! Head over to WATMONLINE.COM and subscribe to receive posts via email, bookmark the site, and if you’d like, drop me a line at monte@watmonline.com. (The fact that I have personalize email for the new site is the coolest shit, EVER!)

See you there!

— Montè

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Chart News: Nas Snags Sixth No. 1 Album with ‘Life Is Good’


 

 

Nas’ latest, Life Is Good, bows atop the Billboard 200 with a larger-than-expected opening week sum.

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Chart News: Frank Ocean’s ‘channel Orange’ debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200


Country group Zac Brown Band may have scored its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, but it’s Frank Ocean’s channel Orange that is (once again) making headlines.

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Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200


Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Fortune claims the top spot, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The album follow his last release, and first No.1, F.A.M.E., which launched with 270, 000 in 2011.

Billboard notes that Brown is the second R&B star to score a No. 1 debut with comparably soft numbers within the last month. Four weeks ago, Usher’s latest, Looking 4 Myself, bowed atop the Billboard 200 with 128,000 — a significant slide from the 329,000 start for Raymond v. Raymond in 2010.

If you haven’t already check out my review of Breezy’s Fortune.

See more chart stats below.

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Usher’s ‘Confessions’ (Officially) Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales


As his latest album, Looking 4 Myself, rests at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 this week, his 2004 juggernaut Confessions LP reaches a milestone achievement, surpassing 10 million copies sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen Soundscan.

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New Music: Pink – “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”


P!nk’s new single, “Blow One (One Last Kiss),” arrives a week earlier than expected. Listen below.

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Chart News: R. Kelly Set for 14th Top 10 on Billboard 200


R. Kelly is set to score his 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with his eleventh album, Write Me Back

The album may sell around 65,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, which ends today (July 1), according to Billboard.  The 70s-flavored disc is the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy nominated Love Letter

Write Me Back’s top 10 start is good news for R&B’s reigning king, who fell ill earlier this week. While en route to New York City for a string of TV appearances, the three-time Grammy Award winner was forced to cancel his promo run for the project after “suffering from complications” from the throat surgery he under went last summer.

“Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords,” according to a statement released on Thursday. “It is unclear how long Kelly may be sidelined.”

The launch party and signing for his memoir “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” released on June 28, was also cancelled.

Rolling in the Deep: Adele Pregnant With First Child


Adele’s got a bun in the oven!

The “Rolling in the Deep” singer has announced that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.

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