1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' on Cassette Cashes In

    December 06, 2014 8:08 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift's 1989 returned to No. 1 (for a fourth non-consecutive week), while Pentatonix hit a new chart high, as the a cappella group's That's Christmas To Me stepped 3-2. The new chart was also the first compiled using a new…

  2. Watch One Direction Perform Two Versions of New Single ‘Night Changes’

    November 15, 2014 2:49 PM EST One Direction didn’t waste any time performing its newest single, “Night Changes,” on television -- and it was all for a good cause. Who Is Your Favorite Member of One Direction? VOTE! Just hours after the official online release of “Night Changes” on Friday (Nov. 14), 1D performed the new…

  3. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of six new titles to debut in the top 10…

  4. Susan Boyle 'So Excited' for First U.S. Tour

    May 29, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Susan Boyle is ready to conquer America. The Grammy-nominated singing sensation, who burst to fame after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on the TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2009, will undertake a 21-date U.S. tour to begin Oct. 8 in San Diego at the Balboa Theatre before…

  5. Johnny Mathis Q&A: 'This Time Of Year Is Magical'

    December 13, 2013 11:05 AM EST The icon talks his highest-charting AC hit since 1978, his new star-studded duets album and holiday memories With "Sending You a Little Christmas," with Jim Brickman, the legendary Johnny Mathis is enjoying his milestone 50th hit on Adult Contemporary chart. As the song…

  6. Susan Boyle Says Asperger's Diagnosis Was A Relief

    December 08, 2013 11:49 AM EST 'Asperger's doesn't define me.' Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition. Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago,…

  7. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “Under Control” (Columbia/Sony), featuring…

  8. One Direction's Right Direction: The Billboard Cover Story

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST As 2012 dawned, few American adults outside the most dedicated of Anglophiles knew much, if anything, about One Direction . In part, that's because the kind of boy-band pop One Direction had already turned into 2011's fastest-selling debut album in the United Kingdom (aided by the…

  9. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77,000 (down 52%). This is "…

  10. Alicia Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST Alicia Keys crowns the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time in her career, as her fifth studio album "Girl On Fire" debuts atop the list with 159,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keys previously led the list with her first four albums (three studio sets and a live release)…

  11. Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    November 29, 2012 9:15 AM EST Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl On Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- with a No. 1 bow likely. However, Rod Stewart 's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil Keys' party with a post-Thanksgiving sales surge. Industry…

  12. Rihanna Equals Madonna Record, Tops One Direction With U.K. Chart Win

    November 26, 2012 8:00 AM EST Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicised compilation chart, where "Now! That's What I Call Music 83"…

  13. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March 31. With a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard…

  14. Ed Sheeran's Plus-Sized Debut on Billboard 200, Folk Charts

    June 22, 2012 1:40 PM EDT British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran takes a bow at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with his first full-length album, "+." The set starts with 42,000 and also debuts at No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart. Of its first-week sales, 79% were digital downloads. That's not too surprising, as…

  15. Usher Finds Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Rush, Josh Turner, Waka Flocka Flame Among Top 10 Debuts Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010'…

  16. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's leader, Carrie Underwood 's …

  17. Adam Lambert Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 16, 2012 4:10 PM EDT But Carrie Underwood or Adele Could Stand in His Way Good News! Adam Lambert is vying for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Bad News: His "Trespassing" set may only sell around 70,000 to 80,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, May 20, so…

  18. Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Beats Norah Jones, B.o.B

    May 09, 2012 11:10 AM EDT C arrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, "Blown Away," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the chart dated Oct. 1, 2011, when Lady…

  19. Michael Buble Remains No. 1, Adele's '21' Has Best Sales Week Yet

    December 28, 2011 11:00 AM EST Young Jeezy's 'TM 103' Scores Big Debut Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album spends a fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 467,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its sales were up 4% in the tracking week that ended on Dec. 25,…

  20. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two months ago, the album has sold 1.96 million…

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