1. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set…

  2. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. "LET'S GET IT: THUG MOTIVATION 101," YOUNG JEEZY 2. "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey 3. "Wanted," Bow Wow 4. "TP.3 Reloaded," R. Kelly 5. "Monkey Business," Black Eyed Peas Issue date: Sept. 3, 2005 News Bow…

  3. Duff Is 'Most Wanted' On Billboard Album Chart

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The Billboard 200 this week with a greatest hits collection, despite having only released two studio albums. "Most Wanted" (Hollywood) sold 208,000 copies in the U.S., a Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The Billboard 200 this week with a greatest hits…

  4. Staind's 'Chapter V' Debuts At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive…

  5. Hill's 'Fireflies' Lights Up The Billboard 200

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United State Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third…

  6. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Notches Double Platinum

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after its release, Coldplay's "X&Y" has been certified double-platinum in July by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The organization verified shipmen A little more than a month after its release, Coldplay's "X&Y…

  7. Pixies Finalize 2004 Tour DVD Plans

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The bulk of "Pixies Sell Out" is drawn from a July 3, 2004, show in Belfort, France, featuring such favorites as "Gigantic," "Bone Machine," "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "Here Comes Your Man." As first reported here last year, the Pixies'…

  8. 'NOW 19' Still No. 1 On Album Chart

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 19th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecutive week. Despite a 46% fall to sales of 236,000 copies in the U The 19th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!"…

  9. Packed With Hits, 'NOW 19' Bows At No. 1

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" installment -- boasting popular cuts by Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, the Killers and Gorillaz -- this week becomes the series' seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200. T The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" installment --…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

  11. R. Kelly's 'Reloaded' Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to sales of 139,000 copies in the United States, acc R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for…

  12. R. Kelly 'Reloads' At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3…

  13. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  14. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  15. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "X&Y," Coldplay 2. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 3. "In Your Honor," The Foo Fighters 4. "Monkey Business," The Black Eyed Peas 5. "BOYZ N DA HOOD," BOYZ N DA HOOD Issue date: July 9, 2005 News Mariah…

  16. Coldplay Logs A Third Week A No. 1

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capitol album dropped 44% to 181,000 cop Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay'…

  17. New Dandy Warhols Album Due In September

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A video for first single "Smoke It" finds the band performing in front of 40 dogs. The Dandy Warhols' new album, " Odditorium or Warlords of Mars ," will be released Sept. 13 via Capitol. The 12-track set was produced by group leader Courtney Taylor-Taylor in tandem…

  18. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y"…

  19. Carey Single Nets 4th Week On Top

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. For the same length of time, the song it displaced from the chart summit, Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  20. Coldplay Earns First Billboard 200 No. 1

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart…

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