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  1. Kelly Clarkson Likely To Keep Top Spot On Albums Chart

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart should find Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA) holding for a second week at No. 1, but with likely less than 100,000 units. The album debuted atop the tally this week with 255,0 ...

  2. Kelly Clarkson On Track For Second No. 1 Album

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It looks like Kelly Clarkson will score her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as her fourth release, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA/RMG), led Nielsen SoundScan's March 11 Building chart. Industry prognosticators sugges ...

  3. U2 On Track To Score Seventh No. 1

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 is on track to score its seventh No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart, as its "No Line On the Horizon" set led Nielsen SoundScan's March 4 Building chart by a wide margin. "Horizon" will likely charge in wit ...

  4. iTunes To Roll Out Indie Exclusives

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The recently launched iTunes "Indie Spotlight" store will kick off a series of exclusives later today, Billboard.biz has learned. The exclusives will start with a pre-release of new Crystal Antlers album "Tentacles" (Touch and ...

  5. Jonas Brothers On Track For High 'Experience' Debut

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST It looks like the Jonas Brothers will not only dominate the box office this weekend with their new "3D Concert Experience" film, they'll also snare a top five debut on the Billboard 200 next week with the movie's companion soun ...

  6. Mötley Crüe To Reprise Summer Festival

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will reprise their multi-act summer hard rock tour again this year with Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus. The Live Nation-produced tour begins July 19 in Camden, N.J., and run through September 5 in Darien Lake, N.Y. Full tour detai ...

  7. The Billboard Exclusive Q&A: Axl Rose

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been nine years since Axl Rose gave a substantial print interview. For all that time and more, he's been working on the album "Chinese Democracy," which finally arrived in late November. It was an arduous process, to say t ...

  8. Pearl Jam Links With 'Rock Band' For Free Tracks

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Included in Pearl Jam's "Ten" album re-release on March 24 will be a redemption code in the CD booklet that will allow fans to download three tracks for the "Rock Band" videogame. The offer is limited to copies of CDs purc ...

  9. Pandora To Run Audio Ads

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pandora, the online music service that creates "radio stations" based on consumers' musical preferences, is adding something else to the mix: commercials. The service has experimented with audio ads but will now make them a regular ...

  10. Best Buy Offers Used iPhones

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Retailer Best Buy Co, seeking new ways to appeal to cost-conscious shoppers, said on Tuesday it is selling refurbished versions of Apple Inc's iPhone 3G at its stores that are priced about $50 less than new iPhones. The electronics chain said ...

  11. Online Retail Sales Dip

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST If flat is the new up, then the 2008 holiday shopping season was still a disappointment. Consumer online retail spending declined 3 percent this year, according to comScore, which had previously predicted that online shopping would represent a bri ...

  12. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  13. The Year In Music & Touring: Disappointing Guns N' Roses Sales Show The Limits Of Exclusives

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Wal-Mart sold 784,000 copies of AC/DC's "Black Ice" during the album's first week in stores, many label executives believed that more superstars would release albums exclusively through big-box retailers. And when Best Buy ...

  14. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST He's yet to grant an interview about Guns N' Roses' recently released "Chinese Democracy," but last night (Dec. 11) Axl Rose broke his silence by answering questions on the message boards of popular GNR Web sites MyGNR.com ...

  15. NARM Adds Board Members

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers adds Nokia director of global digital music Adam Mirabella to its board of directors, replacing the seat vacate by Napster's Chris Gorag, who resigned following Best Buy's acquisition of the ...

  16. Britney Album On Target For No. 1 Debut

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "Circus" remains on track to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales data reported to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart through the close of business yesterday (Dec. 4). Unweighted sale ...

  17. 6 Questions: Hot Topic CEO Betsy McLaughlin

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music doesn't account for a large portion of Hot Topic's overall business. In fact, CEO Betsy McLaughlin says, music CDs and DVDs are only "a single-digit part of what we sell." Still, the teen apparel and lifestyle retailer ha ...

  18. Britney's 'Circus' On Track To Top Album Chart

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' sixth studio album, "Circus," is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3). Unweighted first ...

  19. MySpace Streaming 'Chinese Democracy'

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N’ Roses are streaming their long-awaited “Chinese Democracy” album (Interscope) on MySpace ahead of its Nov. 23 release date. The new set was on MySpace from midnight earlier today (Nov. 20). It’s released exclusively via Best Buy in the U.S ...

  20. Taylor Swift Poised For No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is on course to earn her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Fearless" (Big Machine) leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Nov. 12). Unweighted sales of "Fearless" through the close ...

  21. Killers, Luda, Kanye Albums Move Up A Day

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam is moving up by a day the release dates for the Killers' "Day & Age," Ludacris' "Theater of the Mind" and Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak," in what it says is an attempt to capita ...

  22. Dr Pepper Making Good On Guns N' Roses Offer

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses fans thirsting for the upcoming "Chinese Democracy" will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen. Dr Pepper is making good on a prior promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if the ...

  23. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine years is running the gamut. &qu ...

  24. New Guns N' Roses Single Hits Radio Tomorrow

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22), constituting the first authorized new music from the group in nine ...

  25. Alleged Guns N' Roses Leaker Pleads Innocent

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of placing unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on the Internet pleaded innocent yesterday (Oct. 20) in Los Angeles federal court. Kevin Cogill, 27, is charged with violating federal copyright law. No date has been set for the trial, ...

  26. Best Buy Posts 'Chinese Democracy' Track List

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The track list for Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is now up on an inactive pre-order page at Best Buy, which will release the album exclusively in the United States on Nov. 23. A small album cover image also appears there. ...

  27. GNR's 'Chinese Democracy' Gets Release Date

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirms to Billboard. As first reported here , the set will b ...

  28. T.I.'s 'Trail' On Track For No. 1 Debut

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) is on course to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The rapper's sixth studio set leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Oct. 3). Unweighted sales ...

  29. Best Buy Snags Guns N' Roses Album Exclusive

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for Guns N' Roses' decade-plus-in-the-making new album "Chinese Democracy" before year's end, sources close to the situation tell Billboard. Some details of the deal are still being ...

  30. Pandora Eyes iPhone For Sales Boost

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pandora is hoping to turn its massive popularity on the iPhone into an ad sales windfall with the launch of new ad platform for the device. Pandora's personalized streaming radio service is one of the more popular music applications available ...

  31. Updated: SanDisk Partners With Majors For New Mobile Format

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have teamed up with SanDisk to offer yet another new physical music format, only this time with an eye towards the digital future - specifically, mobile. The new format, called "slotMusic," basically is a standard 1 GB S ...

  32. EMI Links With Best Buy For 'Together' DVD

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is set to release the DVD documentary "All Together Now" Oct. 21 exclusively at Best Buy and at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The documentary details the evolution of the stage production "Love," Cirque du Soleil's ce ...

  33. Metallica Poised For No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A title missing from last week's Nielsen SoundScan Building charts is destined to be the next No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as Metallica's new "Death Magnetic" has a shot at half million opener. The band's first album throug ...

  34. Blogger Arrested Over Guns N' Roses Leaks

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album, "Chinese Democracy," on his Web site. FBI agents arrested 27-year-old Kevin Cogill this morning (Aug. 27) on susp ...

  35. GNR's 'Democracy' To Be Retail Exclusive?

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The June leak of nine allegedly "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' long-delayed "Chinese Democracy" spurred a renewed round of chatter about whether the Axl Rose-led band will finally release the 14-years ...

  36. Jonas Brothers On Track To Score No. 1

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers are on track to score their first No. 1 album next week on The Billboard 200, as "A Little Bit Longer" (Hollywood) leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released this afternoon (Aug. 13). Unweighted sales of & ...

  37. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow Thursday night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard B ...

  38. Best Buy Snags Police Live CD/DVD Exclusive

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for the Police live CD/DVD "Certifiable," due Oct. 7. As first reported here, the set was filmed last December in Buenos Aires. It will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD set, a single disc Blu-ray/2 CD ...

  39. Sugarland's Sweet Success

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its firs ...

  40. Digital Briefs: Best Buy, Last.fm, iTunes

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BestBuy.com won exclusive rights to stream the final Police concert, being filmed at Madison Square Garden Aug. 7. - Last.fm launches in Japan. - New data from NPD Group has Apple iTunes as the top music retailer in the country, followed by Wal- ...

  41. Miley, Sugarland Continue Charge To No. 1

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood) and Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" (Mercury Nashville) continue their charge towards the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, as the two sets still lead Niel ...

  42. Miley, Sugarland Vying For Next Week's No. 1

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 will greet a new No. 1 next week in the form of Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood) or Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" (Mercury Nashville), which are neck and neck on Nielsen SoundScan's Buildi ...

  43. Nas On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album Next Week

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nas' new Def Jam album may not have a title, but it will have a home at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The veteran rapper is on course to notch his fifth topper on the big chart, as he leads Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building chart with 11 ...

  44. Sony BMG Appoints Schaidler Exec VP

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer "J.J." Schaidler, a long-time key Best Buy music executive, has been named executive VP of sales at Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s sales division. For the last two years, Schaidler, who reports to Sony BMG Music Entertainment pr ...

  45. Coldplay Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Hot 100

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The set leads N ...

  46. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' Builds To Magic Million

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." The Cash Money/Universal album continues to lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 13). Based on the new tally, the album could sell a mi ...

  47. Brands Partner With 'Chosen Few'

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The latest in the “Chosen Few” reggaeton/hip-hop compilation franchise will be getting a boost from Zune, Xbox, Best Buy and C-Town. CD/DVD “Chosen Few III: The Movie” is out June 24 on producer Boy Wonder’s Chosen Few Emerald Entertainment, distr ...

  48. Lil Wayne A Lock To Top Next Week's Album Chart

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Lil Wayne this week as The Billboard 200 prepares for the arrival of "Tha Carter III." The rapper's new Cash Money/Universal album will easily bow at No. 1 next week, as it leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building ...

  49. Usher Continues March To No. 1 Debut

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Here I Stand" (LaFace/Zomba) continues to charge its way towards a No. 1 debut on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, as it will once again lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, when it is released later to ...

  50. Usher Poised For No. 1 Debut

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Here I Stand" (LaFace/Zomba) should stand tall at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the set tops the Nielsen SoundScan Building chart, released today (May 28). Unweighted first-day sales for "Stand" from th ...

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