1. R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly finds himself in a familiar spot atop The Billboard 200 with "Double Up," his sixth No. 1 on the tally. The Jive set moved 386,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, R. Kelly finds himself in a familiar spot atop The Billboard 200 with "Double…

  2. Feist Forward: Canadian Singer/Songwriter Gets Major Push

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die," Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist realized she had really just been making "baby steps toward an undetermined future." So ra After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die…

  3. Chart Beat

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Beyonce, Shakira, Elliott Yamin and more! LIAR, LIAR, CHART ON FIRE: In the nearly 49-year history of The Billboard Hot 100, no song has ever jumped 90 places or more -- until this week. Breaking the old record of an 88-place move, "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) by the…

  4. Proclaimers Remake Hits No. 1 In U.K.

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One single raising money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal replaced another at the top of new U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 25). Scottish duo the Proclaimers' remake of their 1988 hit "I'm G One single raising money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal…

  5. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah…

  6. Better 'Late' Than Never: Jones Debuts At No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No. 1 on the chart with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note), which sold 405,000 first-week copies in the United States, according After a three-year absence from The Billboard 200, Norah Jones earns her third No.…

  7. Ask Billboard

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Christina Aguilera, Spears v. Federline, Ricky Martin and more! Dear readers: We're doubling up on 'Ask Billboard' this week. Our newest three questions are followed by last week's three questions (which were posted belatedly on Jan…

  8. Gym Class Heroes

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gym Class Heroes is a great band name, but unlike so many great band names, it actually has something to do with the live hip-hop quartet's history. Gym Class Heroes is a great band name, but unlike so many great band names, it actually has something to do with the live hip-hop quartet&…

  9. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce a In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "…

  10. NORTHERN SKY

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A group of childhood pals try to instigate a British folk revival in this seriocomic tale by Radcliffe, a BBC radio deejay. A group of childhood pals try to instigate a British folk revival in this seriocomic tale by Radcliffe, a BBC radio deejay. Narrator Ed Beckinsale is so sensitive he&…

  11. Young Jeezy, Hicks Enter Atop The Billboard 200

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his second Def Jam album, "The Inspiration," The set sold 352,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his second…

  12. Incubus' 'Grenades' Ignite At No. 1

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with the Epic set "Light Grenades," which moved 165,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. After six weeks o Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with the Epic…

  13. Ask Billboard

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Annie Lennox, Janet Jackson and Kelis. Answers to readers' questions about INXS, Bilboard's singles charts and Madonna. RETURN OF A 'DIVA'? Hello Keith, Since learning a few months ago that Annie Lennox is working on a new album, I&…

  14. Evanescence Zooms By Killers To Take No. 1

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open Door" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Wind-Up effort moved 447,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open…

  15. Early Bee Gees Albums Expanded For Reissue

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The first three Bee Gees albums to enjoy international release have been expanded and grouped for the six-disc boxed set "The Studio Albums 1967-1968," due Nov. 7 via Reprise. The first three Bee Gees albums to enjoy international release have been expanded and grouped for the six…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city.<b 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his…

  17. 'Block' Rockin'

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "Block Music" this week via Disturbing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "…

  18. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The…

  19. Shawnna Heads Back To The 'Block'

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "Block Music" June 27 via Disturbing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. The album features appearances from L Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will…

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Toni Childs, Paula Cole, the RIAA, Nielsen SoundScan and Ricky Martin. UNION FIRE Hi Keith, I was curious if you could give me sales figures for two artists, Toni Childs and Paula Cole, who have each released three albums. I realize that Toni Child&…

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