December 16, 1988 |
Anita Baker gave it the best that she's got and it's paying off. She's humming victory tunes these days after dethroning U2's "Rattle and Hum" and reigning as queen of the Billboard magazine pop album chart. Edie Brickell popped into the Top 20 with her "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (No. 20). Wild man Sam Kinison has a fast-rising comedy album, "Have You Seen Me Lately?" (No. 43). * This EP, comprising old tracks, remixes and a couple of newies, isn't supposed to be great.
August 17, 1990 |
Anita Baker continues to defy doomsday predictions with her very jazzy "Compositions" album. Some said her pop fans wouldn't like its jazz orientation, which would cut down on pop sales. But so far, the album has been selling very well. It moved up a notch to No. 5 on the Billboard magazine chart, without the aid of a hit pop single. 2 Live Crew's controversial rap album, "Banned in the U.S.A," is big in the U.S.A.--bolting up to No. 21 in just three weeks.