All the Right Reasons

  1. Business Matters: Are Market-Based Solution the Future of Music? Ask GreenLight Music, EMI Music Publishing

    June 14, 2012 5:34 PM EDT Market Solutions May Be Answer to Copyright Questions Copyright law isn't broke, but it needs private enterprises to find solutions. Take last week's news that Clear Channel had struck a comprehensive royalties agreement with Big Machine ...

  2. Katy Perry Lands 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Mainstream Top 40 (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 6:37 PM EST It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 ...

  3. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Squeaks Past Nickelback to Take No. 1 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 a little more tha ...

  4. Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

    August 30, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Nig ...

  5. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  6. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  7. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  8. New Nickelback Album Due In November

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single "If Today Was Your Last Day" will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30. The Canadian rock outfit is recording the ...

  9. Slipknot Ties Up First No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Slipknot earns its first chart-topper, as "All Hope Is Gone" bows in the penthouse with 239,516 . . . The Game's arriving "LAX" is a close second with 238,382 . . . In other ...

  10. Winehouse, Duffy Rule Euro Charts

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) lands an 11th aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums, another Universal-signed female artist, A&M's Duffy, moves 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Mercy.& ...

  11. Winehouse Stays On Top In Europe

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Amy Winehouse retains the leadership of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), Leona Lewis moves back to No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/S ...

  12. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  13. Winehouse Back To Europe Chart Summit

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as the 14-week run by Timbaland presents One Republic's "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Intersco ...

  14. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  15. 'Thriller' Reissue Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's augmented 25th anniversary reissue of "Thriller" (Legacy/Epic) enters in pole position on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackg ...

  16. Johnson's 'Sleep' Awakens European Albums Chart

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson makes a winning start across Europe with his new release "Sleep Across The Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island), debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums as he does on the new Billboard 200. "Apologize" (Mosley ...

  17. Winehouse's Euro Chart Streak Continues

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse starts her seventh consecutive week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), as "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic m ...

  18. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  19. Nickelback: A View From The Top

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's Chad Kroeger recalls the words of caution he received at the end of the cycle for 2001's "Silver Side Up"—a five-times-platinum juggernaut that launched three hit singles including the monster "How You Remind ...

  20. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Chesney showdown, sales are still down 9 ...

  21. 'High School Musical 2' Still Tops On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop of the The Billboard 200 for a fourth week. The set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., a 22% decrease from last week's total. It ...

  22. 'Musical' To The Tune Of 615,000

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" makes a grand entrance at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 615,000 units, the year's second-largest sales week. It's also the best debut for a soundtrack since 2002 ...

  23. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  24. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving 223,000 copies in the United St ...

  25. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  26. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  27. Hot 'Damn,' Avril's No. 1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne takes "The Best Damn Thing" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies. It's her second chart-topper, following 2004's "Under My Skin" ... Nine Inch Nails notches its fourth straig ...

  28. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  29. Daughtry Edges Out 'Dreamgirls' To Claim No. 1

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's debut RCA album, released under his last name, ascends to No. 1 in its ninth week on The Billboard 200 by selling 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His ma ...

  30. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  31. '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 and Jennifer Hudson, moved 60,000 co ...

  32. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  33. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  34. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Preview

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once-imprisoned Southern rapper and an R&B diva in the throes of a major comeback. Now, Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige ar ...

  35. Inaugural Impala Awards Handed Out

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent labels body Impala has named the first honorees under its new certification scheme, which recognizes indies' trade shipments across the continent. Pan-European independent labels body Impala has named the first honore ...

  36. Timberlake Earns First No. 1 Album With 'FutureSex'

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 684,000 copies in the United States. In a major week for new releases, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (Jive) rises to the top of The Billboard 200 with 684,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  37. Beyonce's 'B-Day' Makes Big Bow At No. 1

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 541,000 units first week. Beyonce racks up her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "B'Day," bypassing her best one-week sum by more than 220,000 copies. The Columbia set moved a whopping 541,000 units in its first week, acc ...

  38. Dylan Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1976

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also his hi For the first ti ...

  39. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 346,000 copies in the United States. Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according ...

  40. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 187,000 copies in the United States. Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 ...

  41. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  42. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  43. Juno Awards Nominations Unveiled

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albertan rockers Nickelback dominate nods. With six nominations Albertan rockers Nickelback dominated the nomination list for the 2006 Juno Awards announced today (Feb. 15) in Toronto. Nickelback (EMI Canada) garnered nominations for top group, fa ...

  44. Jamie Foxx Back On Top

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musi ...

  45. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Returns To No. 1

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After sitting behind Jamie Foxx's "Unbreakable" at No. 2 for two weeks in a row, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Matriarch/Geffen release debute After sitting be ...

  46. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  47. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200. The J Records set makes the upward move despite a 67% slip to sales of 200,000 copies in the Uni After debuting a week ago at No ...

  48. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves 727,000 copies in the U.S. Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboar ...

  49. Eminem 'Curtain Call' Tops Chart For Second Week

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Eminem retrospective "Curtain Call" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 thanks to sales of 323,700 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sou The Eminem retrospective "Curta ...

  50. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upp ...

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