WK 9: Can I Have it Like That
Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old)
BOSTON, MA Saturday Dec.3.2005 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML Insider is never 'frontin': Which debut artist was named 'Best Dressed Man in the World', guess who is driving with Jesus, learn which country music superstar makes chicken fried in potato chips and the secret sounds to win big.
In My Mind
It must be tough to be Pharrell Williams, one half of the hip hop duo The Neptunes. First Pharrel is considered one of the hottest music producers of all time, working with megastars like Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Sting. Then he wrote and produced the song that defined a summer, rap star Nelly's hit, "Hot in Herre," then Esquire magazine named him the best dressed man in the world. Now this music icon prepares his highly anticipated solo album, In My Mind which is set to drop later this year. The upcoming solo disc has 14 tracks, 7 hip-hop tracks and 7 R&B tracks with guest stars like Gwen Stefani, Daddy Yankee and Jay-Z. Finally to top off all his success, this week, Pharrell Williams debuts on the FML.
The only other artist making a debut on the FML this week is America's latest darling, Carrie Underwood. This young country diva is the latest winner of American Idol, the TV show that has given us Kelly Clarkson and um...Clay Aiken. Regardless, Underwood's hot single that is ruling the eTracks -- "Jesus, Take the Wheel."
Power of Potato Chips
Once again the strength of country music is felt in the FML. The top artists this week making the biggest revenue gains for their lucky labels are mainly country crooners. Garth Brooks proves his country worth with over 790 percent in a revenue jump thanks to his with his new boxed set, "The Limited Series." Additionally while recently hosting Good Morning America, Brooks shared his recipe for chicken breasts fried in potato chips. And in our last bit of Garth Brooks news, the first single from his box set is Good Ride Cowboy, a tribute to singer and rodeo rider Chris LeDoux, who died of cancer earlier this year. Brooks was a total fan and had even mentioned the rodeo rider in an earlier hit, Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old). Other country stars getting a nice bump in revenue, Kenny Chesney with 259 percent revenue increase and Chris Cagle with 121 percent gains. Meanwhile FFaith Hill remains the most widely held country artist in the FML
Sounds to Win
Now you have another amazing tool at your disposal to get seriously connected on the FML. Give it up for the free Net Music Countdown Podcast. Get the inside scoop on your favorite artists, a quick look at who's ruling the NMC eTracks charts, and who's going for the prizes in our Fantasy Music League.
FYI, our Fall Season comes to a close December 16th, which is week 11. Weeks 12 and 13 will be the 2005 Net Music Countdown eTrack Top 40 Countdown.
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