“Last Train to Paris by Diddy Dirty Money is great example of modern futuristic music. And I’m not surprised because this product comes from one the most influential taste-makers of NYC – Sean P-Diddy Combs and incredibly talented songwriters Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper. Well, if you read this blog you wouldn’t be surprised aether, because in one of our previous exclusive interviews with Dawn Richard she told us about futuristic influence on her and her future releases. There is already second week after album being released worldwide, and if you don’t heard it yet, I strongly recommend to buy it asap! You need to stay in touch with trends and futuristic movement. This album is truly sophisticated, taste-making, and essentially fresh.” – by Mark Holiday aka Trendsetter.
This album was highly anticipated, And now we are extremely interested how trendy futuristic music is selling these days… According to our usual source Hits Daily Double, which builds albums sales chart and updated every 5 minutes Mondays and Tuesdays, before results gets to SoundScan, Diddy & Dirty Money’s “Last Train To Paris” album has sold 87,380 copies on its first week of release (#10 on the sales chart), which is FINAL of sales collected for his first week of release.
Here what Hip-Hop Wired wrote about it:
Diddy Dirty Money‘s highly publicized, Last Train To Paris pulled in 100,900 paying passengers in it’s first week, debuting at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Diddy’s first album since 2006’s Press Play was only predicted to move 60,000-65,000 units by industry insider Hitsdailydouble.com
Michael Jackson also returned to the charts for the first time since his 2001, Invincible album.
According to Nielsen SoundScan, the singer’s posthumous release, Michael moved 228,200 records after a week in stores, landing at the No. 3 position. The collection of unfinished recordings, took the No. 1 slot in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden.
Pink Friday continues to produce; pushing an additional 97,500 CDs off the shelves over the last week, making Nicki Minaj‘s four-week total 658,400. Barbie comes in at No. 8 on the charts.
T.I.‘s latest disc, No Mercy moved another 69,400 in its second week (slipping form No. 2 to No. 21 on the chart), making his two week total equal 229,100.
Eminem received another boost in sales after fans purchased an additional 68,500 copies ofRecovery, landing him at the No. 22 spot. In 26-weeks, Em has sold 3,214,300 discs.
Kanye‘s latest opus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy stands at the No. 23 slot moving 66,100 copies, making its total stand at 738,100.
Here is the http://concreteloop.com Story:
After much talk and several delays, Dirty Money delivers the futuristic love story on their much anticipated album,Last Train To Paris, which is in stores now.
Last Train To Paris is probably rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs’ first foray into the world of conceptual albums. With it being three years in the making, Combs describes the album as a vivid love story, following his character on a journey from London to Paris. Along with former Danity Kane star, Dawn Richard and singer/songwriter, Kalenna Harper (who’s characters are named Neon and Flux), Diddy finds the woman of his dreams, loses her, finds her again, only to lose her once more, and then reunite with her a final time. Some may have argued that such a task may have been a little ambitious for Combs, but Last Train To Parisflows almost seamlessly to tell the story.
At first, it may have been fair to say that Diddy was jumping on the bandwagon of the electronica, Europop and dance sound for his latest album, but judging from the material on the album, Combs really understands the groove and feeling of the sound. It sounds quite authentic, and rightfully so, with the myriad of the producers that appear on the album, including Rob Holladay, Swizz Beatz, Danja, Seven Aurelius, Polow Da Don and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, to name a few. Usually, when an album boasts so many producers, listeners can tend to get lost in the sauce, but the sounds fuse very well, which also deliberately showcases Diddy’s taste, which some may think comes into question a lot. It’s almost as if you can listen to the album track by track, without knowing when the song switches, until the mood does.
One might also argue that a distraction lies on the album with a conflict between Dawn and Kalenna being featured vocalists and the sixteen other featured artists on the album. But the honesty of the situation is, when listening to the album, you’re enjoying yourself way too much to even notice. The collaborations fit in strategically, and Kalenna and Dawn stay afloat as the supporting characters to Diddy’s protagonist. Besides, who could get mad at features from Grace Jones, Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Notorious B.I.G., and Bilal? And that’s just where they begin.
The story is told effortlessly, but there are few moments on Last Train To Paris that shine brighter than others. The highest points lie on the tracks where the most emotions are displayed, be it in the vocal or the lyrics. Chris Brown and Diddy lay it on thick on“Yesterday,” where Chris croons, “Yesterday I fell in love/Today feels like my funeral/I just got hit by a bus/Shouldn’t have been so beautiful/Don’t know why I gave my heart, gave my trust, gave everything…” while the rapping Diddy cosigns by chanting, “I don’t comprehend how you can’t love, when it’s so easy to.”
Kalenna and Dawn have their crowning moments on the album too, with the blaring “Ass On the Floor,” the album’s next single, as well as Grace Jones-assisted “Yeah Yeah You Would”and the smooth, piano-driven, “I Hate That You Love Me.” Another moment on the album can be found in “Shades,” which feels like something stolen straight off of Prince’s B-Sides.
There’s no denying that Last Train To Paris delivered, despite the time it took to wait for it. It’s clear that after the success of the Keyshia Cole-featured “Last Night” from 2006′s Press Play, Diddy decided to stretch the feel into a whole album, and did so with much success. It’srefreshing to get a concept album in a genre that would usually conflict in, considering that more recently, we haven’t gotten to see as many sides and dimensions of hip hop and R&B.There’s most definitely something for everyone here. VIA CONCRETELOOP
Tracklisting from wikipedia:
||“Yeah Yeah You Would” (featuring Grace Jones)
||Combs, Hills, Richard]], Vick, Watson
||“I Hate That You Love Me”
||Combs, Daniels, Jerkins, Duggan, McCants, Watson
||Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins
||“Ass On the Floor” (featuring Swizz Beatz)
||Combs, Dean, Richards, Vick, Watson
||“Looking for Love” (featuring Usher)
||Jones, Lackey, Roberts
||J.Lack, Polow da Don (co.)
||“Someone to Love Me”
||Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis, Arden “Keyz” Altino (co.)
||“Hate You Now”
||Combs, Hills, Richard, Vick
||“Yesterday” (featuring Chris Brown)
||Brown, Graham, Johnson, McCall, Winans
||“Shades” (featuring Justin Timberlake, Bilal, Lil Wayne,James Fauntleroy)
||D. Carter, Combs, Emile, Fauntleroy, Timberlake
||“Angels” (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Rick Ross)
||Angelletie, Broady, S. Carter, Combs, Fauntleroy, Lawrence, McDaniels, Myrick, Wallace, Whitefield, Winans
||Diddy, Mario Winans
||“Your Love” (featuring Trey Songz)
||Boodram, Hollins, Jackson, Jones, Michel, Roberts
||Polow da Don
||“Strobe Lights” (featuring Lil Wayne)
||D. Carter, Combs, Tim McEwan, Richard, Vest, Vick
||7 Aurelius, DEEKAY (co.)
||“Hello Good Morning” (featuring T.I.)
||Araica, Butler, Harris, Hills
||“Last Night, p2.”
||Combs, Winans, Fauntleroy, Butler
||“I Know” (featuring Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa & Seven (of Richgirl)
||Boodram, Brown, Hollins, Hollywood Hotsauce, Michel, Thomas, Don Trip
||Awesome Jones, Hollywood Hotsauce
||“Loving You No More” (featuring Drake)
||Garrett, Graham, Richard, Snoddy, Winans
||Sean Garrett, Team S. Dot, Miykal Snoddy
||Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart
||The-Dream, Tricky Stewart
||“Coming Home“” (featuring Skylar Grey)
||S. Carter, Cole, Grant, Grey
||Alex da Kid, Jay Z (co.)