For the first time in memory -- and quite possibly ever -- a student-produced college musical's cast recording debuts on a Billboard chart. And the student show album that takes the honor is the, ahem, cheeky "Me And My Dick" from a troupe at the University of Michigan.
Universal Music Group has signed a new, long-term global deal with Andrew Lloyd Webber, which renews and expands an existing agreement with the British composer whose new musical "Love Never Dies" opens in March.
After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The Trent Reznor-led act's "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) racked up first week sales of 272,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is NIN's second chart-topping album, as 1999's "The Fragile" also bowed at No. 1.
After nearly six years away, Nine Inch Nails rebounds to the top of The Billboard 200 as "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) earns sales of 272,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set displaces Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) which falls No. 5 on a 54% decline to 102,000.