1. How Bob Marley's 30-Year Old 'Legend' Album Finally Hit the Top 10

    September 12, 2014 9:55 PM EDT It only took 30 years, but Bob Marley & the Wailers ' 1984 greatest-hits album Legend has hit the top 10 on the Billboard 200 -- and in doing so, gives the reggae great his highest-charting album. Bob Marley's 'Legend' Fina ...

  2. Lecrae Leads Busy Week for New Album Releases

    September 12, 2014 9:41 PM EDT Rapper Lecrae is not only aiming to nab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week with Anomaly , but his album could be one of up to eight debuts in the top 10. Christian Rapper Lecrae on Hip-Hop's 'Inconsistency' & F ...

  3. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' & 'Frozen' Make Up Almost 40% of 2014 Soundtrack Sales

    September 12, 2014 6:49 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Maroon 5 nabbed its second chart-topping album as V debuted atop the list, selling 164,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 7 (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The group last topped the list in 2007 with It ...

  4. INFINITE Become First Korean Act to Top Twitter Emerging Artist Chart, Enter Top Tracks

    September 11, 2014 9:47 PM EDT INFINITE  earn their first Billboard No. 1 this week with "Last Romeo."  The K-pop boy band's '80s-inspired single tops the  Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart and also hits No. 33 on Billboard Twitter Top Tracks . INFINI ...

  5. Chris Brown Rebounds on Social 50 Chart

    September 11, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Chris Brown re-enters the Social 50 chart at No. 22 after a one-week hiatus from the tally, thanks to a flurry of promotion tied to the upcoming release of his sixth studio album, X . Chris Brown's Full Billboard Cover Story A countdown-style ...

  6. CMA Noms Lift Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' Back to No. 1

    September 11, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Leading all acts with nine nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards (announced Sept. 3), Miranda Lambert flies 7-1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with Platinum . With Greatest Gainer honors, the set scores a sixth week at No. 1 with a 94 ...

  7. Maroon 5 Moves to Top of Billboard Artist 100

    September 11, 2014 4:28 PM EDT Maroon 5 tops the Billboard Artist 100 for the first time, vaulting 7-1. The surge is fueled by the band's No. 1 debut atop the Billboard 200 with its fifth album, V . Maroon 5 Tops Billboard 200 With 'V' The Artist 100 provides the ...

  8. Lecrae vs. Jhene Aiko for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    September 10, 2014 8:53 PM EDT Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae and rising R&B star Jhene Aiko are both on course for the No. 1 position on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Jhene Aiko's 'Souled Out': Track-by-Track Review Industry sources forecast the former ...

  9. Pharrell Overtakes Robin Thicke for Most Downloaded Track Ever in U.K.

    September 10, 2014 8:35 AM EDT Pharrell Williams '  "Happy" has become the most downloaded track ever in the U.K. British music sales tracker The Official Charts Company said the song has overtaken Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines," which Williams al ...

  10. U2's 'Songs' Arrives, But Giveaway Model Will Push Back Its Billboard 200 Debut

    September 09, 2014 6:57 PM EDT While U2 surprised the music world by releasing its new album, Songs of Innocence , today as a free download to iTunes Store account holders and for streaming on Beats Music, you won't see it on the Billboard 200 albums chart for another mont ...

  11. Sam Smith Reclaims U.K. No. 1 with 'In The Lonely Hour'

    September 08, 2014 4:51 AM EDT Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) regained the top spot on the U.K. album chart, where it debuted in June, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its new sales data Sunday (Sept. 7). Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz’s “Prayer In C” (A ...

  12. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Brad Paisley & The Ever-Elusive No. 1 Album

    September 05, 2014 8:42 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Ariana Grande 's My Everything debuted at No. 1 , earning the pop singer her second No. 1 album in less than a year. The album sold 169,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  13. Bob Marley's 'Legend' Finally Heading for Top 10

    September 05, 2014 8:23 PM EDT A Legend is heading for the top 10 for the first time. Bob Marley & the Wailers ' greatest-hits album Legend is on course for the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 next week. The album, which was released in 1984, has been a steady seller ...

  14. Super Junior's 'Mamacita' Tops World Albums Chart With Only Three Days of Sales

    September 04, 2014 10:01 PM EDT Almost a decade into their career,  Super Junior 's still got it. The veteran boy band notched their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart by sending  Mamacita: The 7th Album  to the top of Billboard 's World Albums chart. In just three day ...

  15. Chayanne Crowns Top Latin Albums

    September 04, 2014 7:11 PM EDT On the Top Latin Albums chart, singer Chayanne springs 17-1 with his latest album, En Todo Estare . Its jump to No. 1 -- fueled by 10,000 copies sold in the week ending Aug. 31 according to Nielsen SoundScan -- comes a week after early street-date ...

  16. Kem's 'Promise' Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    September 04, 2014 6:59 PM EDT Kem collects his second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as  Promise to Love: Album IV  arrives with 52,000 units sold in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The R&B singer last topped the list in 2005, when  Album ll   ...

  17. VMAs Fuel Social Gains for Miley Cyrus -- Again

    September 04, 2014 6:14 PM EDT For the second year in a row following the MTV Video Music Awards , Miley Cyrus rises to No. 2 on the Social 50 chart -- this time by trading twerking for social advocacy. Cyrus vaults 5-2 on the chart with a 67 percent gain in overall chart point ...

  18. Pretty Reckless Only Female-Fronted Band to Top Mainstream Rock With First 2 Hits

    September 04, 2014 6:04 PM EDT As the Pretty Reckless ' "Messed Up World" hops 4-1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart dated Sept. 13, the group becomes the only female-fronted band to top the list with its first two hits. "Messed Up World" follo ...

  19. Garth Brooks' 'People' Poised for Strong Country Airplay Chart Debut

    September 04, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Garth Brooks prepares to make a head-turning debut on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-fueled Country Airplay chart with "People Loving People," his first proper radio single in six years. The country/rock track previews his first studio alb ...

  20. Maroon 5 On Course for Second No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2014 9:24 PM EDT Maroon 5 are set for their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the group's fifth studio effort -- appropriately titled V -- should debut atop the list next week. Maroon 5 Tighten Up on 'V': Track-by-Track Review The B ...

  21. Metallica, One Direction, Eminem, Among New Adds to Guinness World Records

    September 03, 2014 8:25 PM EDT Metallica , One Direction , Miley Cyrus , Eminem , Katy Perry and Shakira are all among the new additions to the Guinness Book of World Records ' new edition that will be out next week. Metallica's achievement comes for being the first a ...

  22. VMA-Related Music Sales Up 41%, 'Beyonce' Rises By 181%

    September 03, 2014 3:40 PM EDT The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards , broadcast on Aug. 24, spurred a 41 percent gain in VMA-related music in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen SoundScan. VMA-related music is defined as songs performed on the show -- that were not brand-n ...

  23. Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    September 02, 2014 8:13 PM EDT Ariana Grande 's new album My Everything has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the 21-year-old pop singer two No. 1 albums in less than a year. She's the first woman to debut at No. 1 with her first two albums since 201 ...

  24. Royal Blood, Lilly Wood Top U.K. Charts

    September 01, 2014 4:04 AM EDT English rock duo Royal Blood sold nearly 66,000 units to debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 31) with their self-titled Warner Bros./Warner Music album. French-Israeli duo Lilly Wood entered the singles chart at No. 1 with German DJ-pr ...

  25. Kate Bush Sets U.K. Chart Record

    September 01, 2014 3:02 AM EDT Kate Bush has chalked up another record by becoming the first female in history to land eight albums simultaneously in the top 40 of the U.K’s Official Albums Chart. In the new list published Sunday, the revered English singer has two albums in th ...

  26. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

    August 29, 2014 8:45 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1 , giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two previous No. 2-peaking sets. Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in its first week (ending Aug. ...

  27. Ferguson Protest Songs Impact Real-Time Charts

    August 28, 2014 7:28 PM EDT The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 have been an important topic of online conversation on Twitter, particularly among the hip-hop community. Watch Killer Mike Talk Ferguson on Fox News J. Cole , Lauryn Hill ...

  28. David Guetta Shines Atop U.K. Chart With 'Lovers On The Sun'

    August 25, 2014 6:01 AM EDT David Guetta is No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the fifth time as a lead artist, after debuting at the summit yesterday (Aug. 24) with “Lovers On The Sun” (Parlophone/Warner Music), featuring Sam Martin . Ed Sheeran’s eight-week run atop the a ...

  29. Slim Dusty’s ‘Best Of’ Hits Chart Milestone Down Under

    August 25, 2014 12:58 AM EDT The late Australian country great Slim Dusty  has established a new chart milestone with his best-of compilation which appears on the ARIA Top 40 Country Music chart for an 800th week. First released in November 1998, The Very Best Of Slim Dusty i ...

  30. Motley Crue Tribute Set for Rocking Debut on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2014 7:39 PM EDT Paging all "Girls, Girls, Girls!" The new Motley Crue tribute album is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Vince Neil Talks Motley Crue Country Tribute Album Industry forecasters suggest Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mot ...

  31. Robin Williams Remembered on the Billboard Charts

    August 22, 2014 6:51 PM EDT Fans of the late Robin Williams propel the actor/comedian back onto Billboard's charts, as a number of the entertainer's recordings impact our tallies following his death. Robin Williams' 10 Best Musical Moments Williams -- who died ...

  32. 'Bogie and Bacall' Song Sales Up 625% After Lauren Bacall's Death

    August 22, 2014 6:24 PM EDT The death of screen legend Lauren Bacall on Aug. 12 stirred a big sales gain for an obscure song this past week, as Bertie Higgins ' "Key Largo" earned a 625 percent increase in download sales. Lauren Bacall's Top 5 Pop Song Re ...

  33. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Idol' Hits New Low

    August 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack held on to the No. 1 slot for a second week, selling 93,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Just two new arrivals hit the top 10, l ...

  34. Big 'Break': Ariana Grande Gets First No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs

    August 21, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Ariana Grande earns her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as "Break Free," featuring Zedd , flies to the top (3-1). It's also the first No. 1 for Zedd, who reached No. 2 with his smashes "Clarity ...

  35. Sam Hunt Scores Highest Debut on Top Country Albums With 'X2C'

    August 21, 2014 4:22 PM EDT Former college football quarterback Sam Hunt snares Hot Shot Debut honors at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with X2C , his four-song, digital EP which arrives with 8,000 sold in the week ending Aug. 17, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  36. Wiz Khalifa Rolling Toward First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2014 6:48 PM EDT Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa is on track to snare his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 . Industry sources forecast his new release, Blacc Hollywood , to sell perhaps 80,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 24. Wiz Khalifa's 'Blacc Hollyw ...

  37. Taylor Swift Turns Radio On With 'Shake It Off'

    August 19, 2014 5:35 PM EDT As expected, Taylor Swift soared onto radio airwaves with her highly anticipated new single "Shake It Off." Swift released the high-energy, anti-haters pop anthem Tuesday during her Yahoo! live stream shortly after 5 p.m. ET. The song ...

  38. Ed Sheeran’s 'X' Rules U.K. Album Chart For Eighth Week

    August 18, 2014 5:00 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X  (Asylum/Warner Music) extended its U.K. album chart to eight weeks yesterday (Aug. 17), while Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) started a second week atop the singles chart. Sheeran’s album wa ...

  39. Troye Sivan Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    August 15, 2014 8:13 PM EDT YouTuber-turned-major label recording artist Troye Sivan is aiming for a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.  Industry forecasters suggest the 19-year old's TRXYE EP, released on Aug. 15, could sell perhaps 30,000 to 35,000 copies by the ...

  40. Remixed LeAnn Rimes Debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums

    August 15, 2014 4:53 PM EDT LeAnn Rimes debuts on Dance/Electronic Albums for the first time, as Dance Like You Don't Give A... Greatest Hits: Remixes bows at No. 16. The album features all-new remixes of Rimes hits, including her biggest Billboard Hot 100 smash "H ...

  41. Drake & Lil Wayne Team Up for Big Chart Move

    August 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Drake experienced notable social gains during the charting week (ending Aug. 10) as his joint tour with Lil Wayne kicked off on Aug. 8 in Darien Lake, N.Y. The Street Fighter -inspired Drake vs. Lil Wayne trek launched with the release of a new co ...

  42. Chart Highlights: Sam Smith Settles In For A No. 1 'Stay' On Adult Contemporary

    August 11, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday ...

  43. Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ Continues U.K. Chart Streak, Nico & Vinz Score Top Single

    August 11, 2014 2:27 AM EDT Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz have become the first act from that country to score a U.K. No. 1 single since A-ha , more than 28 years ago. Their “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) raced from No. 52 to top Sunday’s (Aug. 10) new Official Cha ...

  44. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Shawn Mendes and the Great EP Comeback

    August 08, 2014 8:58 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers finally claimed its first No. 1 album , as Hypnotic Eye bowed in the top slot, selling 131,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 3, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Of course ...

  45. Godsmack Aiming for Sixth Top 10 Album on Billboard 200

    August 08, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Rock band Godsmack seems set to secure its sixth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with its new album 1000HP . Industry forecasters suggest the set, which was released on Aug. 5, could sell around 50,000 copies by the end of the tr ...

  46. Maddie & Tae's 'Girl' Jumps Into Top 20 on Hot Country Songs

    August 07, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Rookie duo Maddie & Tae make a notable jump on Hot Country Songs with their counterculture anthem "Girl In a Country Song," which leaps 26-16 with both Digital Gainer and Streaming Gainer honors. The track jumps 28-12 on Country Digi ...

  47. Mexican Star's Death Spurs No. 1 Chart Return

    August 07, 2014 7:54 PM EDT Following the death of Banda Los Recoditos' Luis Fernando Muñoz Castro  on July 25, the group re-enters Regional Mexican Digital Songs at No. 1 with "Mi Ultimo Deseo." The track sold 3,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 3, accord ...

  48. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Battling for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 07, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The hot-selling Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack is battling the new Now 51 compilation for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Awesome album could sell just over 100,000 in the wee ...

  49. Action Bronson Cruises to No. 2 on Trending Chart With 'Easy Rider'

    August 04, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Queens native Action Bronson stormed the real-time Billboard Trending 140 chart Monday morning (Aug. 4) with his just-released track "Easy Rider." The song was premiered on WQHT New York (Hot 97) the night before by DJ Peter Rosenberg, a ...

  50. Billboard + Twitter Real-Time Charts: This Week's Emerging Picks Include Daley, Vance Joy

    August 01, 2014 10:31 PM EDT Billboard brings you yet another selection of emerging artists who have broke through to our real-time Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart . Daley, "Look Up"  / Daley — a red-headed native of Manchester, England — released the mus ...

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