1. Casting Crowns Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Back at No. 1

    October 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele 's "21" jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week (rising 2-1), marking its 13th week atop the tally. That's the most weeks at No. 1 since the soundtrack to "Titanic" set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at the top. "21" sold…

  2. Adele & Casting Crowns: Duking It Out For No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 21, 2011 11:20 PM EDT As we reported on Wednesday , Christian band Casting Crowns could be on its way to its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week with "Come to the Well." However, a certain British songbird named Adele is putting up quite the fight for the top slot. While industry…

  3. Pegi Young Talks Bridge School Benefit at 25, Neil's Memoir

    October 20, 2011 1:50 PM EDT Between organizing the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts , readying 25th anniversary CD and DVD sets and making an album of her own, Pegi Young can rival her husband, Neil, these days for a perpetually busy schedule. Young is gearing up for the concerts, which take place Oct. 22-23…

  4. Adele Still Atop Hot 100, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Debut

    October 19, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Contrasting sounds bookend the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as Adele 's sparse piano ballad "Someone Like You" spends a fourth week atop the tally, while rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa soar in at No. 10 with "Young, Wild & Free." "Someone"…

  5. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200 chart, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee, last released an album in 2006, when "The Open Door" debuted at No. 1…

  6. Evanescence, Lauren Alaina Targeting Billboard 200 Top 10

    October 14, 2011 6:15 PM EDT As previously reported, Evanescence could be cruising to its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the band's self-titled third release may sell more than 110,000 by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 16. Watch Our Live Q&A With…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Foster the People, Richard Marx

    October 14, 2011 11:05 AM EDT ADELE'S ADULT ADULATION: "There are two sounds right now: Adele ... and everyone else." That's how an industry colleague says that his two teenage children recently described what they're hearing on the car radio of late when driving with dad. Billboard's charts…

  8. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" The song logs a second frame at No. 1 on…

  9. 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 with their first studio album, and at 18…

  10. Rihanna Finds Sixth No. 1 on U.K. Chart

    October 10, 2011 9:33 AM EDT James Morrison 's "The Awakening" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart Sunday (Oct. 9), as Rihanna raced to the singles summit after only four days on sale with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. With modest second-week sales of 36,000, according to…

  11. Scotty McCreery, Jack's Mannequin Aiming for Top Billboard 200 Debuts

    October 07, 2011 6:30 PM EDT As reported on Wednesday , "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is on track to top next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with his first album, "Clear As Day." Industry sources suggest the set will bow with perhaps 170,000 copies -- or more -- by the end of the…

  12. Lady Gaga Announces 'Monster Ball' DVD, 'Born This Way' Remix Album

    October 07, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Last month, Taylor Swift announced the Nov. 21 release of "Speak Now World Tour - Live," a live Blu-Ray/DVD set that chronicles her most recent blockbuster tour. On Friday (Oct. 7), Lady Gaga announced a live Blu-Ray/DVD release that chronicles her own blockbuster tour -- and,…

  13. Adele Reclaims Hot 100 Throne, B.o.B Blasts Into Top 10

    October 05, 2011 4:30 PM EDT A busy week on the Billboard Hot 100 finds Adele reclaiming the apex and rapper B.o.B blasting into the top 10. Additionally, as previously reported , Rihanna roars to a 20th Hot 100 top 10 faster than any other solo artist , as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9…

  14. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot with "Cole World: the Sideline Story,…

  15. Bragging? Not in Tony Bennett's Repertoire at London Concert

    October 04, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Most artists playing a show in the week of their No. 1 album triumph would shout their achievements from the stage. Some might play it down a little. Surely only Tony Bennett would not mention it at all. The record-breaking octogenarian is not just the king of the charts with his "Duets…

  16. Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Get Giddy in 'Tramp' Video

    October 03, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga stay classy in the music video for "The Lady is a Tramp," their duet from Bennett's chart-topping "Duets II" album. The clip, which features the pair shimmying in the recording studio and showing off their stellar pipes while performing the…

  17. J. Cole, Blink-182 Prepare to Rock Billboard 200 Chart

    September 30, 2011 5:45 PM EDT As reported earlier, J. Cole is looking to snag his first No. 1 album -- with his first release -- next week on the Billboard 200 as his "Cole World: the Sideline Story" should easily top the list. Industry sources say the set is on track to sell around 240,000 copies by the end of…

  18. J. Cole's 'World' Album Headed for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Watch for J. Cole to debut atop the Billboard 200 next week with his first album "Cole World: the Sideline Story," which could move as many as 240,000 to 250,000 copies by week's end on Oct. 2, so say industry prognosticators. If the 26-year old Roc Nation/Columbia rapper opens…

  19. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100 as LMFAO Get 'Sexy' in Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT While Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges onto the Hot 100 at No. 16 with "We…

  20. Tony Bennett, 85, Achieves First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold in its first week according to Nielsen…

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