If I remember correctly, Soulja Boy was the first artist to go platinum off a ringtone. Everyone’s girl, Alicia Keys, is half way there to being the first to do it with ringbacks.
On Monday, RCA announced that she’s gone gold on for her lead single “No One.” Ringbacks play when someone calls a person and they hear the song instead of ringing. Why anyone would pay for that I don’t know, call me & your getting a ring. But go ahead & get that easy money baby, we can use that for our honeymoon.
Seriously though along with those, Keys has also over sold 2 million master ringtones & 4.3 million mobile download since the release of As I Am. All of these range in price from .99 cents to $4.99 depending on the carrier & it makes you wonder how it gets split between all the people involved.
Regardless of that, I’m sure everyone involved is very happy.
Intro – Intro
Mausberg – Non Fiction
Murs & Slug – Life Las Vegas EP
Murs – Do More
Murs – Comurshul
DJ Heat & Blu – (So)ul Amazing (Mixtape)
O’ Neal McKnight Feat. Greg Nice – Check Your Coat [CDS]
Duke Da God Presents Harlem Classics
Brothers Johnson – Right on Time
Lil Boosie – Da Beginning Mixtape
The Click – Down and Dirty(Original Version)
El-P – Wearereallgoingtoburninhell_Megamix (Import)