1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Black Keys Hit No. 2

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse, 'Glee,' Korn Also Crash The Top 10 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its handsome sales are the largest for a non…

  5. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Jingles At No. 1 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 11:00 AM EST Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the seventh album to sell a million in 2011…

  6. Michael Buble Bests Nickelback, Rihanna on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2011 11:00 AM EST In the tightest race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in four years, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" rises 2-1 on the tally while Nickelback 's new "Here and Now" debuts at No. 2. "Christmas" sold just over 227,000 -- ahead of Nickelback by a tiny 0.18%…

  7. Drake's 'Take Care' Blasts Onto Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST As expected, Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as "Take Care" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that's a slightly smaller number than initially expected, it's…

  8. Mac Miller Moves In at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST As forecasted, indie rapper Mac Miller 's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 144,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources had expected (180,000 was the optimistic…

  9. Susan Boyle, Rihanna Rise Again on U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:40 AM EST Susan Boyle 's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returning to the summit, where it previously spent…

  10. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first Christmas set by a male artist to debut at No.…

  11. Justin Bieber to Unwrap a Billboard 200 No. 1

    November 04, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Building Chart: Debuts From Wale, Susan Boyle, Florence Could Fill the Top 10 As reported earlier this week, Justin Bieber 's first holiday album, "Under the Mistletoe," is about to decorate the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the singer's…

  12. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Album Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2011 7:20 PM EDT The top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week should welcome new releases from the likes of Justin Bieber , Wale , Susan Boyle and Miranda Lambert , to name a few. Bieber's first Christmas effort, "Under the Mistletoe," will likely give the 17-year old his third No. 1…

  13. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. IT'S…

  14. Susan Boyle Taking Her 'Dream' to Musical Bio

    October 11, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Susan Boyle , best known for her rousing performance in 2009's "Britain's Got Talent," will soon be making a special theatrical appearance. According to BBC News , the 50-year old mezzo-soprano will give a guest performance in "The Susan Boyle Story," a new…

  15. Susan Boyle Announces New Album After 'Talent' Performance: Video

    September 01, 2011 11:30 AM EDT As the calendars roll over to September and the weather starts to turn, the time is right for Susan Boyle to return with new music. After releasing her first two albums, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "The Gift," over the past two autumns, Boyle announced that her third full…

  16. Eminem & Royce da 5'9" Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Bad Meets Evil EP

    June 22, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Bad Meets Evil -- the hip-hop duo of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" -- bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its "Hell: the Sequel" launches with 171,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set beats out 11-year old Jackie Evancho's first major-label full-length effort, …

  17. Susan Boyle Stage Musical to Tour Britain, the U.S.

    June 17, 2011 10:24 AM EDT Producers say the spectacular rise to fame of singer Susan Boyle is being turned into a stage musical that will tour Britain, the U.S. and Australia. Scottish actress Elaine C. Smith has been cast as Boyle, a shy, forty-something church volunteer from a small Scottish town who became an…

  18. Eminem, Royce da 5'9" Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 16, 2011 10:24 AM EDT While it's still early on in the week, it looks like super hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil ( Eminem and Royce da 5'9" ) is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with "Hell: the Sequel." Industry sources suggest the set could sell around 150,000…

  19. Billboard Music Awards 2011 Main

    May 23, 2011 12:05 AM EDT HOME NEWS WINNERS PHOTOS VIDEO BATTLE OF THE BANDS Landing Page _ _ Watch Highlights From the Show See video highlights and photos of the night's most awesome moments: Rihanna and Britney had a pillow fight; Bieber and Taylor won big, Beyonce sang the house down, and much more. The BBMAs…

  20. Billboard Music Awards Style of the Year 2011

    May 17, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Chart Article Billboard Music Awards: Style of The Year A memory-searing spectacle of looks lit up the music landscape this year, along with a few that fizzled. As the Billboard Music Awards approaches, we chart the era of the meat dress, and other prime cuts. Everything Lady Gaga wore this…

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