1. 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&…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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&…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. '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 "…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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&…

  12. Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood). Sales of the set were down 58% over last week to Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard&…

  13. Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week, with Rascal Flatts holding onto the lead despite a strong challenge from Toby Keith. The former's "Me and My Gang," which Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week,…

  14. Rock Acts Have 'Superman' On The Brain

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists like the Academy Is..., Jack's Mannequin and American Hi-Fi have contributed songs to "Sound of Superman," due May 23 via Rhino. Artists like the Academy Is..., Jack's Mannequin and American Hi-Fi have contributed songs to "Sound of Superman," due May 23…

  15. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The…

  16. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on…

  17. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fourth place among the Brooklyn native's…

  18. Lil Jon, 50 Cent Labels Join Forces

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as rapper/producer Lil Jon's BME Recordings and rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit have joined forces to cross-promote their artists. Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as…

  19. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two The Glass Houses tour, Billy's fourth extensive and extended tour in as many years, played throughout Israel and Europe during the early days of the spring of 1980, and played throughout the United States until late into the summer. In June he played another five sold-out nights…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artis 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver…

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