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  1. Hustle And Flo

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In February, Flo Rida broke the record for the most digital song downloads in a week when "Right Round," the lead single from his second album, "R.O.O.T.S.," sold 636,000 copies in its first week, according to Niesen SoundScan. ...

  2. Flo Rida Topples Single-Week Download Mark

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida breaks his own record for most weekly digital song downloads as "Right Round" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart with 636,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total smashes the mark he set with ...

  3. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  4. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  5. Jazz Musician, Ray Charles Band Member Newman Dies

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST David ‘Fathead’ Newman, jazz saxophonist/flutist and member of the Ray Charles band, died Jan. 20 of pancreatic cancer in upstate New York. He was 75. Newman graduated from Lincoln High School in Dallas, where his music teacher gave him the nickna ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United St ...

  8. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  9. Flo Rida, Songz, Monae Help Gap 'Mix It'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlantic artists Flo Rida, Trey Songz and Janelle Monáe will be the face of an upcoming Gap holiday campaign. The "Merry Mix It"campaign, which launches Nov. 13, consists of TV, print and online ads and uses images of the artists. In add ...

  10. Zac Brown Band Signs With Atlantic

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based country act Zac Brown Band has signed with Atlantic Records, Billboard.biz has learned. The group's album, "The Foundation," will be released on Atlantic/Home Grown/Big Picture on Nov. 18 and was produced by Keith Steg ...

  11. Simple Plan Donates Song Proceeds To Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. "It hit me hard," Bouvier tells Billboard. &qu ...

  12. Metallica Holds At No. 1, Ne-Yo Arrives In Second

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 while new arrivals from Ne-Yo, Nelly, Darius Rucker, DJ Khaled and Buckcherry all start in the top 10 . . . In Progress Reports, we've g ...

  13. Staind To Open Doors On Mobile Pre-Orders

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records is teaming up with Amazon.com to let Staind fans pre-order the band's upcoming album via mobile phones. Staind is the first band to take advantage of Amazon's new TextBuyIt service, which allows them to pre-order the new ...

  14. Primal Scream Unveils 'Future'

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream launched their new album "Beautiful Future" (B-Unique) with an invite-only set in London last night. The Scottish rockers played six new songs at the 26-32 Britannia Street venue, to an audience including Swedish singer Lyk ...

  15. Lil Wayne's Back At No. 1; G-Unit And John Mayer Start In Top 5

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- pushing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" to No. 2 -- two new albums arrive in the top 10. G-Unit and John Mayer start i ...

  16. Atlantic Sues Stone Temple Pilots' Weiland, Kretz

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records sued two members of Stone Temple Pilots yesterday (June 12), accusing them of trying to prematurely end their recording contract with the Warner Music Group label. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, claims lead s ...

  17. Concerns As Canadian Album Sales Slump

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian music biz continues to be rocked by lackluster sales, with album sales dropping 15% this week compared to the previous week, and tumbling 30% from the same period in 2007, according to the latest figures from Nielsen Soundscan. The to ...

  18. Death Cab For Cutie Scores First No. 1 Album

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab For Cutie claims its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs" starts at the top slot on the Billboard 200. The Atlantic set moved 144,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. Death Cab's prior album, 2005's ...

  19. Jet Takes Off With Manager Kovac

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock band Jet has parted ways with its Sydney-based management company Winterman and Goldstein after six years. The band will now be handled by veteran U.S. manager Allen Kovac, whose clients include Buckcherry, Meatloaf, Hanson and Pap ...

  20. TobyMac Among Top Honorees At GMA Music Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Israel & New Breed and the David Crowder band were among the top honorees at the 39th annual GMA Music Awards last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The focal ...

  21. Mariah's On Fire: Diva Notches Sixth No. 1 Album

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the singer/songwriter her sixth chart-topping set. With a 463,000 bow, "E=MC2" earns the best sales week for an album this year, Carey� ...

  22. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  23. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  24. Plies Keeps It 'Real' On Sophomore Set

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ft. Myers, Fla. rapper Plies is prepping the release of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," set for a June 24 release via Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Records. The set arrives less than a year after his debut, "The Real Te ...

  25. Perry Sues Warner Music Over Blunt Royalties

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. songwriter and record producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties from the debut album of her protege, English singer James Blunt. Perry's California-based record company, Custar ...

  26. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  27. Flo Rida's 'Low' Continues To Rule Hot 100

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Flo Rida continues to fend off all challengers on the Billboard Hot 100, as his single "Low" beings an eighth week at No. 1. Chris Brown's "With You" remains at No. 2 and is the fastest growing track at radio, while ...

  28. Bebo, Music Nation Team For Artist Competition

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Social networking site Bebo has joined with independent artist site Music Nation for Bebo Onstage, a competition that will identify an up-and-coming band and help launch their career with a record deal and a performance at this year's SXSW. T ...

  29. Pierre Named President Of Bad Boy

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Harve Pierre, former executive VP/GM/VP of A&R of Bad Boy Records, has been named president of the label. Pierre, who joined Bad Boy upon its inception in 1993 as an intern, will now oversee the finance, creative, promotional, marketing, A& ...

  30. The Son Remains The Same

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Will Led Zeppelin tour in 2008? The legions of fans that didn't make it to their successful Dec. 10 reunion show at the O2 Arena in London certainly hope so. Jason Bonham, who took his father John Bonham's seat at the drums with the band ...

  31. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Monday night's Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. But as the dust settles on the gig at London's O2 Arena, a Billboard round-up of executive attendees suggests the performance certain ...

  32. Led Zeppelin Triumphs At London Show

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tonight (Dec. 10) in London, one of the greatest bands of all time was back in front of its adoring public, if only for two-plus hours. Led Zeppelin's 16-song set at London's O2 Arena came as part of a benefit for late Atlantic Records f ...

  33. iTunes Welcomes Zeppelin

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On what one of its top executives calls "the day we've been waiting for, for four years," Led Zeppelin today (Oct. 23) made its catalog available for pre-order at Apple's iTunes Music Store, leaving the Beatles and Radiohead as ...

  34. Zeppelin Goes Digital

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will end its digital-music holdout when Warner Music Group makes the legendary rock outfit's entire catalog available to download from Nov. 13. All online music retailers will offer the group's full albums or a la carte down ...

  35. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  36. Atlantic Act To Power Soundtrack To Bebo Webisodes

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records' UK division is teaming up with social networking site Bebo to promote emerging act The Days. The band's music will be featured in Bebo's online series "Kate Modern" -- a spinoff of the "Lonlygirl15&q ...

  37. Ghosts Materialize For Hard Rock Charity Event

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. arm of Hard Rock International has lined up indie-rock act Ghosts to play exclusively at the restaurant chain next month as part of its global Rocktober string of events. The Atlantic Records band will perform at branches of the music-the ...

  38. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  39. '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 ...

  40. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  41. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  42. EMI, Atlantic Team With ShoZu

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Records and Atlantic Records U.K. are opening up new digital channels for their artists through mobile media service ShoZu. The record companies have struck separate European content pacts with San Francisco-based ShoZu, which will allow artis ...

  43. Atlantic Taps ShoZu For Mobile Marketing

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records has tapped mobile video social network provide ShoZu as part of its artist street marketing team. As part of the agreement, certain Atlantic artists will received ShoZu-enabled mobile phones that will allow them to upload both pho ...

  44. Nominees Announced For 2007 Juno Awards

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading this year's Juno Award nominee list with five nominations each are Geffen Records' Nelly Furtado -- who will host this year's annual Canadian awards show -- EMI Canada rapper K-os and Atlantic/WEA rock band Billy Talent. The ...

  45. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in increasing its profile in the worlds of music ...

  46. Diddy Partners With Burger King

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes a YouTube branded channel. In his latest role, Bad Boy Records founder/CEO and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs becomes a brand ambassador for Burger King. In this capacity, he will assist the fast food retailer in incre ...

  47. P.O.D. Parts Way With Atlantic Records

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band: 'it's not the same place anymore.' Hard rock act P.O.D. has parted ways with Atlantic Records, to which it has been signed since 1999. According to a statement sent to members of the group's email list, the group became d ...

  48. Baumgartner Named VP At Rust

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exits "Kingsley's Country Top 40" for role. Country record industry veteran Rick Baumgartner has joined independent label Rust Records as VP of promotions, reporting to label president Ken Cooper. In joining Rust, Baumgartner exits ...

  49. Legendary Producer/Arranger Arif Mardin Dies

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 74. Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, died yesterday (June 25) in New York. Mardin was 74 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer ...

  50. Staind Inks With Agency Group

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tour of North America begins Feb. The Agency Group VP Ken Fermaglich has signed Staind to an exclusive booking deal for most worldwide markets, Billboard.biz has learned. The band had been booked by the William Morris Agency. TAG will represent th ...

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