Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party" starts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart with 110,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's previous studio set, 2012's "Living Things," bowed at No. 1 with 223,000 sold.
With the second-longest span between No. 1s in the chart's 50-year history, and the longest for a living artist, Willie Nelson closes a 28-year gap at the Top Country Albums summit, as "Band of Brothers" arrives as his 12th leader with 37,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Nelson had last reached No. 1 when "The Promiseland" spent its first of two weeks atop the May 31, 1986, list.
Yesterday, Katy Perry was presented with yet another award in her record-setting three-album career. The Recording Industry Association of America named Perry its most awarded digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center.
Iggy Azalea notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and holds at No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Meanwhile, MAGIC! tops Digital Songs with "Rude," which stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, and Maroon 5 makes its way to the Hot 100, as "Maps" debuts at No. 14.
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey captures her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Ultraviolence" bows atop the list. The album, which was released June 17, sold 182,000 in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen SoundScan — her best sales week yet.
June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. Here, Jackson's top 50 singles are ranked based on a track's performance on the Hot 100.
British singer Sam Smith and rock band Linkin Park are heading for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with their just-released albums -- though it looks like Lana Del Rey will block both acts from the No. 1 slot.