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  1. 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 ...

  2. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  3. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  4. Europe Continues 'Love' Affair With Beatles

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week. Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian r ...

  5. 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 release ...

  6. Johnson & Friends Bow At No. 1

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'George' companion moves 163K in first week. Jack Johnson and Friends' companion album to the film "Curious George," released via Johnson's own Brushfire label, bows at the top of The Billboard 200 this week. "Si ...

  7. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST albums certified in January. Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by the IFPI. Willia ...

  8. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by t Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams an ...

  9. After 29 Years, Manilow Returns To No. 1

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in nearly 29 years, Barry Manilow tops The Billboard 200. "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" bows at No. 1 with sales of 156,000 copies in the United States, giving the artist his For the first time in nearly 29 years ...

  10. Il Divo Zooms Past Jamie Foxx To Claim No. 1

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Il Divo's "Ancora" ends weeks of dueling for the No. 1 slot with a chart-topping debut on The Billboard 200. One of five debuts in the chart's top 10, "Ancora" notches a career-best chart position for Il Divo's ...

  11. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  12. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  13. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  14. Cowell Re-Ups With Sony BMG

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell, through his production firm Syco, has extended his exclusive relationship with Sony BMG for the next five years. The deal covers all of the music entrepreneur's music and TV activities. Simon Cowell, through his production firm ...

  15. Madonna Floors Euro Chart Rivals

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna achieves supremacy on both of Billboard's pan-European sales surveys, debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Confessions On A Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) and starting a second week Madonna achieves supremacy on b ...

  16. Madonna Floors Euro Chart Rivals

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Confessions,' 'Hung Up' top charts in Europe. Madonna achieves supremacy on both of Billboard's pan-European sales surveys, debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Confessions On A Dance Floor" (Warne ...

  17. Robbie Continues 'Intensive' Run Atop Euro Chart

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. and Ireland celebrated yesterday's successful first-half results by retaining top place on European Top 100 Albums with Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and adding a new en EMI Music U.K. and Ireland ...