WK 8: Over $51 Million in Platinum
'Go Crazy' Over a Secret
BOSTON, MA Saturday Aug.27.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- This week, the FML Insider is flush: Learn the identity of 'Da Snowman,' how Gwen Stefani proves she's more than a Rich Girl, discover Tony Hawk's favorite FML stars and why a platinum kiss helps you win.
This week the FML awarded $51,560,000 in bonus revenue to 41 artists who have remained on the charts for the past 8 weeks. Some labels are flush thanks to top Platinum Bonus earner Gwen Stefani who brought in over $4 million. Surprisingly, Stefani is not the most widely held artist in the FML. In fact, none of the top five platinum bonus artists -- Stefani, followed by Coldplay, Green Day, Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson --take the honor of most widely held FML artiste. Maybe folks are just disappointed Stefani is blowing off the MTV VMAs...
Young Jeezy says his main goal in rapping is to motivate street thugs, and by looking at his success on the eTracks, his message must be reaching somebody. The Atlanta rapper, a member of the Boyz N Da Hood crew, makes his solo debut on the FML this week. Jeezy's nickname says it all: he's the Da Snowman, iced out in diamonds. And the blizzard continues; Jeezy's also giving back to fans that've purchased his disc, Lets Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Anyone with an official copy of the CD can unlock the new version of hit single Go Crazy at Jeezy's official site. Another FML debut artist is P$C, whose hot tune I'm A King was the first single released from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack.
Always looking for ways to expose people to new music, video games have become the latest avenue with must-have gaming soundtracks. The most highly anticipated one â€" Tony Hawk's American Wasteland -- packed with FML artists. The tracks are performed exclusively for the game and include: My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice and others.
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