AMP Music Minute: Drake Tops Hip Hop Records With 11th No. 1, Madonna Gives MDNA Release Date And Adam Levine Responds To Randy Jackson Critisicm

[photogallerylink id=138479 align=left]Toronto born rapper, Aubrey “Drake” Graham  is riding high on his way to this year’s Grammy Awards. The Young Money headliner has just broken the record for the most number one songs by or featuring a hip hop artist.

So many people thought that this honor would go to Eminem, who remains one of the best selling hip hop artists of all time (2 Diamond records and 4 of the remaining 5 albums are certified at least Double Platinum).

But once Drake’s Nicki Minaj assisted track “Make Me Proud” hit the airwaves on SNL back in October of 2011, the wheels just kept it rolling all the way to number one. You are likely familiar with some of Drizzy’s other Number Ones: “Fancy,” “Best I Ever Had,” “Aston Martin Music,” “Headlines,” “Over”… obviously we could go on.

Currently there is no talk of a video for his latest number one single but has been quoted saying that many of the songs from his latest album, Take Care “deserve visuals.”

“Make Me Proud” by Drake and Nicki Minaj

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[photogallerylink id=144305 align=right]While reviews for Madonna‘s Super Bowl performance remain largely mixed, we here at AMP think she ripped the stage with her new and old hits. But this isn’t a review of Madonna’s incredible stage production.

Madge made it a point to give a hard date for her new album MDNA. So expect a whole album full of new Madonna on March 26th. It’s currently available for pre-sale and as of Feb. 3rd, she was at the top of the pre-sale Charts on iTunes.

In related news Cee-Lo Green, who performed Madonna’s final number “Like a Prayer” with her during the Super Bowl show called  the experience ”awesome. A very, very, very wonderful, monumental experience to be a part of.”

Fo’ sho’!

“Give Me All Your Love” by Madonna

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Maroon 5 front man and “The Voice” judge, Adam Levine has always been vocal when he feels he’s been wronged. (remember that time he told FOX News to “never use his band’s @#%^@#$@!!!  music again” or something to that effect?)

[photogallerylink id=143974 align=right]Well this time, the tatted pop crooner goes after “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson who criticized “The Voice” for allowing people with former careers to audition. During an interview on “The Ellen Show” alongside the other “Voice” judges Levine responded.

“Randy said that ‘The Voice’ is basically kind of a second-chance place. People that don’t get in someplace else go to ‘The Voice’,” pointed out Ellen. Adam quickly retorted, “I heard about this. Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that.” He continued on, “Because he, out of anybody, should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances. So we love and embrace that being part of the show, he is a household name now. It was an irresponsible thing to say that.”

We rarely expect Adam to hold his tongue anymore, which is a trait we certainly respect about him. And frankly, in this case we agree. Where would anyone be without second chances?

The Voice’s second season debuted immediately after the Superbowl. You can catch the next episode tonight, and every Monday at 8pm on NBC.

“Stereo Hearts” Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine

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