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  1. Chart Moves: The Doors' Sales Surge, 'Fast 6' Soundtrack Drives In, David Crowder Band's Latest Top 10

    May 31, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Daft Punk barged in at No. 1 with "Random Access Memories," selling 339,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It led a debut-filled top four, where Darius Rucker, the ...

  2. Amy Winehouse Inquest To Be Heard Again

    December 17, 2012 7:56 AM EST Officials in London say the inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and will be re-heard next month. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27 Camden Council says a new hearing will take pl ...

  3. At Long Last, Antibalas

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Afrobeat pioneers-and backing band for 'Fela!'-drop first studio album in five years The stakes are high for Antibalas on the eve of the release of its self-titled, fifth studio album. The project, due Aug. 8 on Daptone Records, represen ...

  4. Amy Winehouse: A Look at U.S. Sales, One Year After Her Death

    July 23, 2012 2:13 PM EDT While the late singer Amy Winehouse -- who died a year ago today (July 23, 2011 ) -- didn't leave behind a very deep catalog of music, her legacy has continued to live on Billboard's charts. Winehouse has sold a sum of 855,000 albums sin ...

  5. Amy Winehouse Estate Worth $4.66 Million, Will Go To The Singer's Parents

    March 29, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Records show Amy Winehouse left an estate worth £2.94 million ($4.66 million) after her death last year. The 27-year-old soul diva was found dead in bed on July 23 at her London home. Probate documents showed Wednesday that she left behind assets ...

  6. Amy Winehouse Coroner Resigns Over Qualifications

    February 02, 2012 7:30 AM EST LONDON (AP) - The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned, her boss said Wednesday - raising the possibility the investigation may have to be held again. Winehous ...

  7. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Sells 479,000 In Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its handsome sales are the largest for a non-debuting album since S ...

  8. In Memoriam

    December 08, 2011 7:40 AM EST Joe Arroyo (b. 1955) Salsa star/composer Discovered by Fruko y Sus Tesos leader Julio Ernesto Estrada and known for his high tenor and hit songs "La Noche" and "Rebelión," Joe Arroyo rose to prominence in the '70s to becom ...

  9. '21' And Up: Adele's Billboard Cover Story

    December 08, 2011 6:55 AM EST Newly bleached blonde bouffant a little askew, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins clasps her hands at her waist and begins to dish. "I came home from touring with my first album, and I caught up with some friends, trying to be all posh and stuff," ...

  10. X Factor Finalists Top U.K. Charts

    December 05, 2011 7:48 AM EST The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) and the charity release by the show's 20 ...

  11. Amy Winehouse's New Music Shocked Her Parents, Helped Them Heal

    November 18, 2011 12:05 PM EST When Salaam Remi gathered together Amy Winehouse's family not long after her death to play unreleased tracks, the veteran producer behind much of the singer's first two albums wasn't sure what to expect. "They didn't know ...

  12. Amy Winehouse Finished Writing Songs for Third LP, Planned Jazz Album With ?uestlove

    November 17, 2011 7:01 AM EST album, "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  13. Amy Winehouse's Third Album, 'Lioness,' Coming Out In December

    October 31, 2011 10:57 AM EDT A new album of recordings by the late soul singer Amy Winehouse will be released in December, Island Records said Monday. The releae said that the new album called "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" will contain 12 songs - previously unreleased ...

  14. Amy Winehouse's Dad Says He Thinks Seizure Killed Her

    September 09, 2011 8:15 PM EDT Amy Winehouse's father says he believes she died after suffering a seizure related to alcohol detoxification and "there was nobody there to rescue her." The soul diva, who had fought drug and alcohol problems for years, was found de ...

  15. Adele Makes U.K. Chart History: First Artist To Sell 3 Million Albums In Same Year

    September 07, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Adele may have walked away from last night's Mercury Prize empty handed but she hasn't had to wait too long to find consolation. The twenty-three year-old London singer is the first artist ever to score three million U.K. album sales in ...

  16. MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Pregnant Beyonce Steal Show

    August 28, 2011 11:53 PM EDT The JayBey Spawn: Beyonce stole the 2011 VMAs announcing her pregnancy on the red carpet (above) and later striking a similar pose post-VMA performance (Getty Images) The MTV Video Music Awards returned to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Sunday (Aug. 28 ...

  17. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Is Now U.K.'s Best Selling Album of the Century

    August 25, 2011 8:39 AM EDT Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The Official Charts Company announced Wednesday (Aug 24) that a surge in sales of Winehouse's sophomore al ...

  18. Amy Winehouse Toxicology: Family Says No Illegal Drugs Were Found

    August 23, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said Tuesday. The family said in a statement that toxicology tests showed "alcohol was present" in the singer' ...

  19. Business Matters: What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies

    August 22, 2011 8:45 PM EDT What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies -- Consumers love cheap tablet PCs, if the price is right. HP's move to chop prices on its tablets -- the company wants to get out of the consumer hardware business and needed to mov ...

  20. Nero's 'Welcome Reality' Tops UK Album Charts; Wretch 32 Has No. 1 Single (Watch)

    August 22, 2011 7:36 AM EDT London artists are triumphant on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, as electro duo Nero follow their recent singles chart-topper "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) with an instant No. 1 album, "Welcome Reality ...

  21. Nero's 'Promises' Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Amy Winehouse Has No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 8:10 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey ...

  22. Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (76,000; down 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Sant ...

  23. Amy Winehouse Holds Top of U.K. Album Chart for Second Week

    August 08, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Amy Winehouse continued her posthumous reign on the new U.K. album chart, published Sunday (Aug. 7) by the Official Charts Company. "Back To Black" (Universal Island) achieved a second week at No. 1 since her death, in addition to the th ...

  24. Amy Winehouse Catalog Makes Full-Week Sales Impact

    August 05, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Amy Winehouse's Back to Black unsurprisingly moves up the Billboard 200 this week, climbing 9-7 (39,000; up 2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) after a full week's worth of sales impact following her death on Saturday, July 23. Last we ...

  25. Eric Church's 'Chief' Album Tops Billboard 200 Chart

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure than expected). The debut mark ...

  26. Amy Winehouse Owns U.K. Charts: Three Albums In Top Ten, Five Singles In Top 40

    August 01, 2011 6:41 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death on July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other a ...

  27. Amy Winehouse Tried to Contact Dr. Drew Before Her Death, He Claims

    July 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT As many mourn and wonder what caused Amy Winehouse's death, others are talking about her passing on radio shows. Dr. Drew Pinsky talked to KROQ's Kevin and Bean Friday morning, and brought up Amy Winehouse right away, claiming that the t ...

  28. Amy Winehouse: Will Unreleased Material Ever Reach Fans?

    July 29, 2011 6:45 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say. The soul diva, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead of unkn ...

  29. Band Perry's Record-Setting Slow Hot 100 Ride; Rihanna's Latest (And Inevitable) Top 40 Hit

    July 28, 2011 4:39 PM EDT with "Back to Black" [LINK TO: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/charts-articles/chart-alert/adele-s-21 ...

  30. Eric Church On Course For First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200, Kelly Rowland Aiming for No. 2

    July 27, 2011 5:03 PM EDT It's looking like we're going to get some church up in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Eric Church, that is. Industry sources project that the country singer's new album, "Chief," could sell as ...

  31. Amy Winehouse Sales, By the Numbers

    July 27, 2011 2:01 PM EDT While this week's charts only track the first 36 hours of sales after news broke on Saturday afternoon of Amy Winehouse's death , fans clearly rushed to retail sites as the news spread. Through the end of SoundScan's tracking period ...

  32. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  33. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Re-enters Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 26, 2011 7:36 PM EDT In the wake of her death on July 23, Amy Winehouse's second album, "Back to Black" (2007), re-enters the Billboard 200 albums chart this week at No. 9 with 37,000 sold in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The week p ...

  34. Amy Winehouse's Two Albums, Seven Singles Storm U.K.'s Midweek Charts

    July 26, 2011 8:22 AM EDT Confirmation of the U.K. sales explosion that followed Amy Winehouse's death has arrived today in the Official Charts Company's first "midweek" sales figures, which cover the period from midnight on Saturday (23) to midnight on ...

  35. Adele Pens Amy Winehouse Blog Post, Says Late Singer 'Paved the Way' For Her

    July 26, 2011 7:31 AM EDT With the news of Amy Winehouse's untimely passing on Saturday, fans and fellow musicians alike are reflecting back on her contributions to the music world. Fellow British singer Adele, and the year's top-selling artist, remembers Winehou ...

  36. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Projected To Re-Enter Top 20 on Billboard 200

    July 25, 2011 5:35 PM EDT The late Amy Winehouse's breakthrough album "Back to Black," as well as a number of her singles, are staging a return to the Billboard charts this week. The new Billboard 200 albums chart -- which will be revealed on Wednesday (July ...

  37. Amy Winehouse Singles: 1,800% Sales Gain Projected for This Week's Chart

    July 25, 2011 5:04 PM EDT In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death on Saturday, the singer's breakthrough album, "Back to Black," as well as a number of her singles, are staging a return to the Billboard charts this week. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to ...

  38. Microsoft Apologizes for Insensitive Amy Winehouse Tweets

    July 25, 2011 1:33 PM EDT Microsoft has apologized after fans criticized the company for capitalizing on Amy Winehouse's death by reminding people to download her "Back to Black" album on Zune. "Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the ground-breaking ...

  39. Amy Winehouse's Posthumous U.K. Sales Spike; Adele, The Wanted Top Charts

    July 25, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Wineho ...

  40. Will Amy Winehouse's Third Album Be Released?

    July 25, 2011 7:17 AM EDT After the initial shock of Amy Winehouse's death subsided, speculation turned would whether fans would ever get to hear her long-delayed third album. The five-time Grammy winner was originally supposed to release the disc months ago. She had ...

  41. Amy Winehouse's Billboard U.S. Chart History

    July 23, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Amy Winehouse, who died on Saturday, had a strong history on Billboard U.S. charts despite releasing just two albums -- the Grammy-winning "Back to Black" and her 2003 debut, "Frank" -- during her career. "Back to Black&qu ...

  42. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

    July 23, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Amy Winehouse performing in 2008 (Getty Images) Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot ...

  43. Amy Winehouse Cancels Rest of European Tour

    June 21, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Troubled diva Amy Winehouse has canceled the rest of her European summer concert tour and scrapped all public performances after an embarrassing appearance in Serbia, her spokesman said Tuesday. Chris Goodman said Winehouse, who has struggled with ...

  44. Amy Winehouse Bruises Ribs In Fall At Home

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is being treated for bruised ribs at a London clinic after falling at home. The singer's spokesman says Winehouse also suffered a cut above her eye after she tripped and fell at her north London house on Saturday. Spokesman Chri ...

  45. Amy Winehouse Pleads Guilty To Assault Charge

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse on Wednesday (Jan.20) admitted assaulting a theater manager at a Christmas pantomime. The 26-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to common assault and public order charges at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court, according to the ...

  46. Will Young Tops List Of Bestselling UK Singles Of Decade

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Will Young's 2002 debut hit "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) was named as the U.K.'s bestselling single of the decade, as the Official Charts Company's 2000-2009 sales data round- ...

  47. In The City Day 2: Calls For Artist Support

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In order to thrive, the music industry needs to take greater care of its members and, more importantly, music consumers. Those were the two dominant themes at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct.19) - the U.K.'s biggest music ...

  48. In The City Day 1: Pirate Party Chairman Provokes Delegates

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Day one of Manchester's In The City conference - the U.K.'s biggest music confab - began in dramatic fashion with a heated debate on the issue of illegal file-sharing. Chaired by Jon Webster, chairman of the Music Manager's Forum (M ...

  49. Michael Jackson: King Of Charts

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As anticipated, the passing of Michael Jackson rocks the Billboard charts, as consumers were moved to purchase the King of Pop's catalog of work. Jackson makes history on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart where the top nine titles are all Jack ...

  50. Michael Jackson Breaks Billboard Charts Records

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As predicted, Michael Jackson is once again the King of the Pop charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, the entire top nine positions on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart will house Jackson-related titles whe ...

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