Macklemore continues his streak at #1, with his impossible-to-miss smash, “Thrift Shop,” alongside pickup for The Heist itself. Other chart stalwarts dig their heels into the top slots, but they better watch out for Lil Wayne, whose Tuesday release of I Am Not a Human Being II is sure to eclipse some of the stuff that has been dominating the first part of the year.

Check out who made it to the top below and listen to more on the Music Unlimited service.

Top 10 Songs

  1. Macklemore“Thrift Shop (ft. Wanz)”
  2. Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future“Love Me”
  3. Drake“Started From the Bottom”
  4. A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar“F**kin’ Problems”
  5. Kendrick Lamar“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
  6. 2 Chainz“I’m Different”
  7. Lil Wayne ft. Detail“No Worries”
  8. Juicy J ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz“Bandz A Make Her Dance”
  9. Chief Keef“Love Sosa”
  10. Kendrick Lamar“Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”

Top 10 Artists

  1. Eminem
  2. Drake
  3. Wiz Khalifa
  4. Bruno Mars
  5. T.I.
  6. Kendrick Lamar
  7. Rihanna
  8. Macklemore
  9. Linkin Park
  10. Lil Wayne

Top 10 Channels

  1. Favorites
  2. Rap Top 100
  3. Global Top 100
  4. Hot Songs
  5. Local Top 100
  6. R&B Top 100
  7. Country
  8. Pop Top 100
  9. Rock & Metal Top 100
  10. Rap

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The big-screen adaptation of the stage musical Les Misérables is a hit with both audiences and critics, winning big at the Academy Awards and making moviegoers cry along with the spectacle on display. Now Sony Entertainment Network is bringing it all to you.

Watch Les Misérables on the Video Unlimited service and see what everyone is talking about. With an Oscar-winning appearance from Anne Hathaway as well as strong performances from Hugh Jackman and the rest of the ensemble cast you don’t want to miss the French Revolution as told through the lens of these very personal and intimate stories.

You’ll also find the movie’s soundtrack, featuring vocal performances from Hathaway, Jackman, Sacha Baron Cohen and the rest of the cast, on the Music Unlimited service. It’s the perfect way to revisit the music that stirred the emotions of audiences worldwide.

Whether you need something to listen to around the house or watch while you’re out with your favorite Sony mobile device, Sony Entertainment Network always brings you the best of the entertainment world. Enjoy!

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Last week, we had the chance to host Joey Bada$$ during the Music Unlimited Presents showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. Fans packed into Sony City on the rooftop of Hangar Lounge, celebrating the Brooklyn-based Hip-hop prodigy. This was the start to The Beast Coastal Tour, featuring his collective Pro Era, which kicks-off officially tonight in Portland, OR and winds around North America through April. Read more about Joey Bada$$ in our Sony City Spotlight.

We talked to Joey about the tour, Pro Era and staying in school while launching his career. Check out the video along with The Beast Coastal tour dates below.

 
 
The Beast Coastal Tour

3/22 Portland, OR Peter’s Room
3/23 Whistler, BC Garfinkel’s
3/24 Vancouver Vogue Theatre
3/25 Seattle, WA Neumos
3/27 Reno, NV The Alley
3/28 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
3/29 San Diego, CA Porter’s Pub
3/30 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
3/31 San Bernardino, CA Nos Center
4/3 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
4/4 Boston, MA Middle East
4/5 Providence, RI PVD Social Club
4/6 Montreal Underworld
4/7 Ottawa Ritual Nightclub
4/8 Hamilton Spasso Event Center
4/10 Pontiac, MI Crofoot
4/11 Oxford, OH Brick Street
4/12 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
4/13 Madison, WI University of Madison
4/14 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
4/15 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
4/17 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
4/18 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
4/21 New York, NY Gramercy

 
 
 
 
 

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It’s NCAA tourney time! The nation’s attention has turned to brackets, rankings and nail-biting decisions as this year’s college basketball tournament drags on through the end of March.

To get you ready for three weeks of manic March Madness we’ve put together a list of flicks to keep you in a proper hoops state of mind. You can find them all on the Video Unlimited service now, giving you something to watch this weekend – or after your bracket falls apart and you swear never to take part in your office pool again.

  1. He Got Game
  2. Air Bud
  3. More Than A Game
  4. Space Jam
  5. Love & Basketball
  6. Finding Forrester
  7. Coach Carter
  8. White Men Can’t Jump
  9. Blue Chips
  10. Hoosiers

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You’ve enjoyed free movies and TV shows on your Crackle app on the PlayStation3 and now there’s another way to find them. Introducing Crackle in the PlayStation Store!

The PlayStation Store has been your one stop shop for games, movies, TV shows, add-ons, themes and more, and now it brings you amazing free content. Starting today on your PlayStation3 system, you can discover all the amazing content Crackle has to offer right inside the PlayStation Store. With the convenience of Crackle now directly inside the PlayStation Store, you’ll be able to discover more movies, TV shows, and exclusive original series all for free. And while you are enjoying the free content, don’t forget to check out the latest Hollywood blockbusters, often available weeks before DVD and Blu-ray, the latest TV shows, often available the day after they air, and other bonus features and exclusive content inside the store.

Here’s how you’ll find new amazing free movies and TV shows:

  1. Log on to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation3 device.
  2. Scroll down to the Movies section and/or TV Shows section.
  3. Scroll down to Crackle and enjoy!

Be sure to tell your friends about the newest addition to the PlayStation Store by joining us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Amp up your jams! By selecting the new high quality streaming option in your Music Unlimited settings, you will be able to enjoy playback on the entire catalog in crystal clear 320 kbps AAC high fidelity audio on the web or through apps on PlayStation 3, Android smartphones and tablets, and Sony Android Walkman.

Here’s how to do it:

PlayStation 3:

  1. From the Music Unlimited interface go to [Settings]
  2. Select [Sound Settings]
  3. Select [High Quality Streaming]

Android smartphones, tablets & Sony Android Walkman:

  1. From the Music Unlimited interface, go to [Settings]
  2. Select [High Quality Streaming]
  3. Turn the feature off to conserve your data usage

*Please note that High Quality Streaming is not available for Offline Mode

Web:

  1. From the Music Unlimited site select your username on the top right of the screen and select [Settings]
  2. Select High Quality Streaming [ON]

Turn it on and crank it up! Check out what New Releases you can try in HQ (might we suggest Justin Timberlake?) or listen to your old favorite albums in a new way. Enjoy!

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There’s a new spread of options available this week on the PlayStation Store including some sweet bundles.

Now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 3 is the anticipated title Defiance. This massive multiplayer online shooter is a prequel to the Syfy series of the same name. Play as an Ark Hunter and journey across the San Francisco Bay Area as you search for and help survivors and attempt to find your leader Von Bach, after your Stratocarrier is mysteriously shot down.

defiance lead

Also available this week for PS3 is The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. This first-person shooter is a prequel to the phenomenal TV series and focuses on fan favorite brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon as they make their way to Atlanta during the early days of the zombie apocalypse.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts for PS3

New to PS Vita this week is the epic tactical action game Nun Attack. Help the nuns by joining in the battle between light and dark and leading your squad to defeat the Fallen Nun and restore balance to the world.

Nun Attack on PS Vita

There’s also a plethora of new bundles now available including: Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland, Darksiders I & II Bundle, Dead or Alive 5 PS3 & PS Vita Bundle, Dead or Alive 5 Plus & Dead or Alive Paradise, MX vs. ATV Ultimate Bundle, and more.

Check out the complete list of this week’s updates and ongoing sales on the PlayStation Store here.

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Passion Pit released their dynamic 2nd album, Gossamer last year. Propelled by singles like “Take a Walk” and “Carried Away” it led the band to hit big milestones, including headlining New York City’s Madison Square Garden and more. The critical acclaim matched that of their debut album, Manners, which introduced us to the band three years ago.

Passion Pit- Photo Credit: Joyce KimPhoto Credit: Joyce Kim

Today, we are proud to bring you an exclusive Behind the Scenes look at the making of their video for “Cry Like a Ghost.” The video was directed by the award-winning duo Daniels (Manchester Orchestra “Simple Math”) and features a mind-bending journey through a young woman’s reflections on past relationships. Watch as the directors step you through the process, how they are tied to Passion Pit and the Music Unlimited service’s role in making this video a reality.

Next week the band will be releasing the official video and we will have the story you didn’t see in a special prequel on the Sony Entertainment Network YouTube page. In the meantime, check out the video from the shoot, then go back and crank up other music from Passion Pit on the Music Unlimited service.

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Despicable Me 2: Gru and the girls are back! This time Gru has been enlisted by a secret agency to fight evil. Plus, more Minion action, which is really what matters.

Get more animated goodness by watching: Despicable Me, The Lorax

Good Vibrations: The riveting, true story of how a Belfast record shop owner started an underground label which shaped Belfast’s punk rock scene for generations.

Watch more movies about record shops on the Video Unlimited service: High Fidelity, Empire Records

Love is All You Need: Pierce Brosnan stars as a confirmed bachelor who finds he may have to rethink his love life when he meets a woman at his son’s wedding in Italy.

Find more movies about reluctant suitors: Hitch, Intolerable Cruelty

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Just as we were winding down from SXSW and getting ready for Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, rumors have begun swirling about another one of the biggest musical gatherings: Lollapalooza. A short list of rumored headlining artists has leaked, many of which aren’t too surprising, but still a solid line-up if it turns out to be true.

For today’s Video Round-Up, we’ve gathered these rumors and collected some great live videos from the bands we’ll hopefully be seeing in Chicago this August. Watch the videos and listen to the songs on the Music Unlimited service.

Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man” (Live in Denver)

The Killers – “Human” (Live on Letterman)

Vampire Weekend – “White Sky” (Live on QTV)

The National – “Slow Show” (Live in Brooklyn)

Phoenix – “1901” (Live in Paris)

The Postal Service – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

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