1. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving Caillat her first topper. Caillat&…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Country Albums, "Keep On Loving You" …

  3. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 11:11 AM EDT It's all about country music on top of the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, as Reba McEntire scores her second topper on the chart. McEntire's "Keep On Loving You" enters at No. 1 with 96,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- her second visit to the…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  5. Miley Cyrus' Pole Dance At Teen Choice Awards Sparks Controversy

    August 12, 2009 2:56 PM EDT Three days after her performance of new single "Party in the U.S.A." at the Teen Choice Awards, Miley Cyrus is still facing controversy over the risqué number, which featured a prominent pole and some questionable dance moves. Cyrus appeared at the Sunday night (Aug. 9) awards show,…

  6. Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller

    August 05, 2009 10:52 AM EDT The rapper Fabolous makes his "Way" to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career, but Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" collection still reigns on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and becomes the year's second-best selling album. Jackson's…

  7. Demi Lovato Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, But Michael Jackson Still Reigns

    July 29, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Demi Lovato rules the Billboard 200 chart this week, as the Disney singer/actress' sophomore album "Here We Go Again" (Hollywood Records) debuts at No. 1 with 108,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first set, "Don't Forget," bowed at No. 2 less…

  8. Daughtry Returns, Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 22, 2009 11:11 AM EDT After three weeks of Michael Jackson owning the top selling album in the U.S., the late King of Pop steps aside as Daughtry reigns with "Leave This Town," which tops the Billboard 200 after selling 269,000 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan. For Daughtry, "Leave This Town…

  9. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  10. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Hit The Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:04 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  11. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Debut High On Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  12. Chart Beat: Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, Britney Spears

    July 15, 2009 5:13 PM EDT LADY FIRST, PART 1 : Lady Gaga becomes just the third artist in the 16-year history of the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart to collect three No. 1s from a debut album. "LoveGame" rises 2-1, marking Lady Gaga's third No. 1 following "Just Dance" (two weeks) and "…

  13. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now," also opened at No. 1 with a then-best 296…

  14. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now," also opened at No. 1 with a then-best 296…

  15. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Shakira

    July 09, 2009 4:43 PM EDT JACKSON ACTION: Tuesday's (July 7) star-studded, and oftentimes touching, memorial at Los Angeles' Staples Center may have begun to engender a sense of closure for fans of Michael Jackson following his passing June 25. On the newest Billboard charts, however, the King of Pop…

  16. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 9:43 AM EDT Maxwell 's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry prognosticators suggest the Columbia set could move anywhere from 275,000 to 325,000 in its first week. The R&B singer's…

  17. Chart Beat: Miley Cyrus, 3OH!3, Alice In Chains

    July 08, 2009 2:57 PM EDT 'CLIMB' COMPLETED: Miley Cyrus has spent the second half of the 2000s topping various Billboard album charts. This week, she notches her first No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary radio airplay survey. "The Climb" ascends 2-1, pushing fellow teen Taylor Swift to No. 2 after a…

  18. Placebo Holds Off Black Eyed Peas On Euro Album Chart

    June 25, 2009 12:06 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moves back to the top of Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles, but the group's "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is again held off No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums by Placebo's independent…

  19. Jonas Brothers Debut Atop Billboard 200

    June 24, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut last August, when it…

  20. Metro Station Ready To Roll With Miley

    June 19, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Touring with your little sister may not seem appealing to most rockers. But when the sibling in question is Miley Cyrus, older bro Trace Cyrus and his band, Metro Station -- riding high with its own hits "Shake It" and "Kelsey" -- are all too happy to be aboard her…

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