1. Little Big Town & Avett Brothers Albums Aiming High on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 15, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be a busy one, thanks to a bunch of hot new releases that dropped this past Tuesday (Sept. 11). The likely leader on the chart will be Dave Matthews Band 's "Away From the World" with over 250,000 copies sold (so say…

  2. Imagine Dragons & Lecrae Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 08, 2012 9:55 AM EDT After hitting the top 40 on the Billboard 200 last month with its EP "Continued Silence," rock band Imagine Dragons is on its way to the top five of the Billboard 200 with its first full length set, "Night Visions." Industry sources suggest that the album may sell between…

  3. TobyMac's 'Eye On It' Album Looking at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    August 31, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Christian artist TobyMac is on course for his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as industry sources are now projecting his "Eye On It" will debut atop the list next week with 60,000 copies sold. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of…

  4. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  5. Trey Songz, DJ Khaled & Owl City Albums Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    August 25, 2012 9:25 AM EDT As earlier reported , R&B singer Trey Songz is coasting to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his "Chapter V" should easily top the tally next week. Industry sources are projecting that the set could sell between 120,000 and 130,000 by the end of the tracking…

  6. Insane Clown Posse on Track for Third Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    August 17, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is due to collect its third top 10 album next week, as "Mighty Death Pop" should bow with 30,000 to 35,000 sold -- so say industry sources. Also looking for a high debut, as previously reported, is rapper 2 Chainz with his "Based on a T.R.U. Story…

  7. Elle Varner & Colt Ford Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 11, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Elle Varner is on her way to a better-than-expected bow on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Her debut album "Perfectly Imperfect" should start in the top 10 of the tally as industry sources are projecting it may sell 25,000 to 30,000. That number is…

  8. Joss Stone & Gloriana Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Singer Joss Stone and country trio Gloriana are both aiming for the top 10 on the Billboard 200 with their newly-released albums. According to industry sources, Stone's "The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2" might sell around 25,000 by week's end on Sunday, Aug. 5, while Gloriana&…

  9. The Beatles Headed Back to Top 40 on Billboard 200

    July 28, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Meanwhile, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Poised to Debut in Top 5 The Beatles are headed back to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart with its latest release, the new iTunes-exclusive compilation "Tomorrow Never Knows." Based sales forecasts from industry sources, Billboard…

  10. 'Dark Knight Rises' Soundtrack Flying Towards Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2012 9:15 PM EDT The blockbuster film "The Dark Knight Rises" may not only take over the weekend box office, but also Billboard's music charts. The film's score soundtrack album, by Hans Zimmer, may debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next week. Industry sources say the set is on…

  11. Album Chart Preview: Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean & Hank Williams Jr. Aiming High

    July 13, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart should welcome a new No. 1 from Zac Brown Band , while Frank Ocean will rock the boat with his debut studio set. Further, country veteran Hank Williams Jr. is aiming for a big bow with his new release, "Old School New Rules." The new…

  12. Album Chart Preview: Next Week's Billboard 200

    July 06, 2012 9:13 PM EDT The Independence Day holiday (Wednesday, July 4) seemed to have frightened off some major album releases this past week, as relatively few big titles dropped on Tuesday, July 3. Among the most significant albums that hit retail were Chris Brown 's "Fortune," Flo Rida 's …

  13. R. Kelly Set for 14th Top 10 on Billboard 200, Linkin Park for No. 1

    June 29, 2012 9:39 PM EDT R&B titan R. Kelly is set for his 14th top 10 album next week on the Billboard 200 with "Write Me Back." Industry sources suggest the album, his eleventh solo studio release, may sell around 65,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 1. That should be enough to…

  14. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:25 PM EDT Justin Bieber 's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe" will easily debut at No. 1 on the…

  15. Rush, Ed Sheeran and Josh Turner Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Rock band Rush , British newcomer Ed Sheeran and country star Josh Turner are all on track to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 20. As for No. 1, Usher is looking for his…

  16. The Beach Boys Set For Highest Charting Album in 37 Years

    June 08, 2012 7:51 PM EDT The Beach Boys are aiming for their highest charting album on the Billboard 200 in 37 years as "That's Why God Made the Radio" could debut in the top three next week. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 13. Industry…

  17. Regina Spektor & Edward Sharpe Are Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    June 02, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Though John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album seems to be set for a second week atop the Billboard 200 next week, a couple new albums might break into the top 10. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Wednesday, June 6. Mayer's "…

  18. MercyMe, Slash, Sara Bareilles on Course for Billboard 200's Top 10

    May 25, 2012 6:21 PM EDT John Mayer seems far and way the likely next act to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his "Born and Raised" set should easily debut atop the list next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the album will sell around 230,000 to 250,000 copies by the end of the…

  19. Music, Laughs Served Up at 'Larry's Country Diner'

    May 24, 2012 2:32 PM EDT There is a show business saying about knowing your audience. Larry Black definitely knows the country audience. Since the mid 1990s, he has been the brainpower behind the wildly successful "Country's Family Reunion" DVD series. He also produces and hosts the popular series …

  20. Tenacious D, 'Glee' and Garbage Headed for High Billboard 200 Debuts

    May 18, 2012 10:49 PM EDT While it seems that Adam Lambert is on the verge of his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Trespassing," a number of other acts are set to debut in the top 20 next week. Industry sources suggest that Lambert's "Trespassing" could sell around 70,000 to…

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