Hit Pick: Jay-Z “Empire State of Mind”

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

“Empire State of Mind” is #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and #1 on the Digital chart).

Number five already!?

OK I saw this one coming. I just didn’t see it happening so fast.

Just last week “Empire State of Mind” debuted at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. I thought I had time to wait a week or so before posting a hit pick for it but apparently not. That sucks. So much for the saved draft I was working on a few days ago…

“Empire State of Mind” is a certified hit right now but there’s still a little room left for a few Billboard predictions so here goes:

Top 5 – R&B/Hip-Hop
Top 10 – Rap
Top 20 – Pop, European Hot 100

Current chart stats:

#19 – Rap
#41 – European Hot 100
#51 – R&B/Hip-Hop

“Empire State of Mind” is nowhere on the Pop chart but if it sustains heavy rotation at urban stations and stays inside the top 10 of the Hot 100 for about a month, pop stations will start playing it and this song will make its way onto the Pop chart.

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

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We featured “Empire State of Mind” on New Music Monday a few weeks ago on the day after it was released as the official second single off Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 album.

Two days later “Empire State of Mind” was our Song of the Week.

We graded “Empire State of Mind” an A!

See how much we love this song?

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

Reader Input

How do you feel about “Empire State of Mind”?

Does Jay-Z still have it or is he falling off?

Are you feelin’ Alicia Keys on the hook?

Let us know what you think in the comments section šŸ™‚

JayZ

Click pic to play "Empire State of Mind"

by:

Dexter Bryant Jr. (DbryJ)
DbryJ Music Media

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