Billboard 200

  1. Chart Moves: Against Me!'s Highest Charting Album, Sara Bareilles' Grammy Gain

    January 31, 2014 7:23 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 , while the "2014 Grammy Nominees" album entered at No. 2. Meanwhile, a number of albums saw early Grammy-rela ...

  2. Daft Punk, Kacey Musgraves Heading for Huge Post-Grammy Sales Gains

    January 31, 2014 6:29 PM EST Daft Punk and Kacey Musgraves are primed to return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the wake of Sunday's (Jan. 26) Grammy Awards. Daft Punk, which won multiple awards and performed on the show, will likely see its "Rand ...

  3. Casting Crowns, Of Mice & Men Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    January 31, 2014 5:25 PM EST Casting Crowns and Of Mice & Men are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart next week. And for the latter, it'll be their best week ever. Industry sources suggest that Casting Crowns' latest album, “Thrive,” may sell ar ...

  4. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  5. 'Grammy Nominees' Album Aiming for First No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 29, 2014 7:25 PM EST The long-running "Grammy Nominees" compilation series may nab its first No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that the new "2014 Grammy Nominees" compilation -- which boasts an array of artists an ...

  6. Chart Moves: Lorde's Consistent Album Sales, Black Sabbath's Digital Debut Sparks Chart Return

    January 24, 2014 8:14 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Bruce Springsteen collected his 11th No. 1 album with the chart-topping debut of "High Hopes." The Boss' latest release sold 99,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen ...

  7. 'Grammy Nominees' Album With Lorde, Daft Punk Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    January 24, 2014 6:06 PM EST The star-studded "2014 Grammy Nominees" album is aiming for a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. The 18-song album "Nominees" compilation may sell around 40,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 26, according ...

  8. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:53 PM EST Powered by their smash ballad "Say Something," Pop duo a Great Big World is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's "Is There Anybody Out There?" may sell between 45,000 a ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen Scores 11th No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    January 22, 2014 11:02 AM EST Bruce Springsteen earns his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arrival of "High Hopes."   The set, which Columbia Records released Jan. 14, sold 99,000 copies through the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen ...

  10. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits 1 Million in Sales, John Newman's Album Debuts in Top 30 and American Authors 'Day' Dawns

    January 19, 2014 11:58 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" held firm to the No. 1 slot, while Kid Ink took advantage of a sleepy chart week to nab a high debut at No. 3. "Frozen" sold. As usual, ther ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen Heading for Top Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 15, 2014 6:09 PM EST Springsteen's new album "High Hopes" may sell somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Jan. 19, according to industry prognosticators. The set was released on Jan. 14 through Columbia Records. W ...

  12. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway 'Frozen' Ma ...

  13. 'Frozen' May Ice 'Beyonce's' Return to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 13, 2014 4:34 PM EST It seems Beyonce may not be heading back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart after all. Last week, industry forecasters pegged her self-titled album to skip back to No. 1 this week -- pushing the current champ, the "Frozen" soundtrack, d ...

  14. Beyonce Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST After a one-week vacation from the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyonce is heading back to No. 1. The diva's self-titled set could sell around 85,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to in ...

  15. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Hits 1 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Returns to Top 10

    January 10, 2014 3:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" iced Beyonce out of the No. 1 slot. The movie's companion album hopped from No. 4 to No. 1, selling 165,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  16. Kid Ink Set For Top Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 08, 2014 9:27 PM EST Rapper Kid Ink is poised to make the highest bow on next week's Billboard 200 chart with his major-label debut, "My Own Lane." The set, released Jan. 7 on Tha Alumni Group/88 Classic through RCA Records, may sell between 40,000 and ...

  17. 'Beyonce' Outsells Prior Album '4' In Just Four Weeks

    January 08, 2014 1:12 PM EST While Beyonce's self-titled album slides out of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart this week, its sales continue to grow at a rapid rate.   In just four weeks on the chart, "Beyonce," released on Dec. 13, has now outsold the ...

  18. Chart Moves: Bastille Returns to Top 40, Demi Lovato's Big Gain, Zac Brown Band Hits 1 Million

    January 03, 2014 8:41 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Beyonce's self-titled album held firm at No. 1 for a third week, marking the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. While no new albums arrived in the top 10, there was still a lot of movement in t ...

  19. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  20. Beyoncé Leads For Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 02, 2014 1:00 PM EST Beyoncé's self-titled album racks up a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the longest run at No. 1 for any album since last April. "Beyoncé" sold another 310,000 copies during the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen So ...

  21. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 12:43 PM EST Beyonce is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive week.   S ...

  22. 'Beyonce' Closing In on 1 Million U.S. Sales

    December 23, 2013 2:48 PM EST Beyonce's new album is nearing one million in U.S. sales and seems certain to top the Billboard 200 for a second week. After the set blasted in at No. 1 a week ago on the Billboard 200 chart with 617,000 sold in just three days, industry ...

  23. Chart Moves: Nearly One-Third of Albums Chart is Christmas Music, Zac Brown Band's Indie EP Debuts

    December 20, 2013 3:36 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Beyonce, as the diva debuted at No. 1 with her new self-titled album, selling 617,000 copies after only three days on sale (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It was one of three new arri ...

  24. 'Duck Dynasty's' 'Duck the Halls' Album Heading for Sales Gain Amidst Phil Robertson Controversy

    December 19, 2013 4:18 PM EST The controversy swirling around comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson hasn't seemingly negatively impacted the sales of the show's hit album "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas." The holiday ef ...

  25. Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Hits Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 18, 2013 8:10 PM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" joins an elite group of albums this week, as the release jumps from No. 11 to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. It's only the 10th soundtrack from an animated feature film to reach the top ...

  26. Beyonce Makes Billboard 200 History with Fifth No. 1 Album

    December 17, 2013 8:15 PM EST It's official: Beyonce's new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.   It follows the chart-topping "Dangerously In Love" (200 ...

  27. Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days

    December 16, 2013 1:02 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album has broken the U.S. iTunes Store's record for the largest sales week for an album. According to multiple industry sources, "Beyonce" sold 617,000 downloads throu ...

  28. Beyonce's Sales Grow to 550K+, Set for 2013's Biggest Debut By a Woman

    December 15, 2013 10:30 PM EST Beyonce's surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday (14) night. The album may sell 600,000 b ...

  29. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  30. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts at No. 4

    December 11, 2013 11:38 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DV ...

  31. Britney Spears, Jake Owen, 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:48 PM EST Britney Spears' new album, "Britney Jean," is the biggest new release of the week and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 115,000 and 120,000 copies by the e ...

  32. Chart Moves: 'Frozen' Soundtrack Is Highest-Charting for Animated Film Since 'Cars'

    December 05, 2013 8:07 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction's "Midnight Memories" blasted in at No. 1 with 546,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time a group has debuted atop the list wit ...

  33. Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Headed for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    December 04, 2013 6:09 PM EST Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the ...

  34. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, Sells 546K

    December 04, 2013 10:28 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums ...

  35. Chart Moves: Mary J. Blige 'Holiday' Sales Sizzle, AWOLNATION's 'Symphony' Sees Big Gain

    November 28, 2013 11:19 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" returned to No. 1 , spending a second week in the top slot. The album sold 120,000 copies last week (down 43%). Last week's No. 1, Lady Gaga' ...

  36. Chart Moves: Interscope Replaces Itself at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Ellen DeGeneres' Debuts in Top 40

    November 21, 2013 7:57 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Lady Gaga replaced her labelmate Eminem atop the list as “ARTPOP” debuted at No. 1 with 258,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" fell to No. 2 w ...

  37. Five Finger Death Punch Heading for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    November 20, 2013 7:13 PM EST Rock band Five Finger Death Punch is on course for its second top five album this year. The group's new release, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2" may sell around 80,000 copies by the end of the track ...

  38. Lady Gaga Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'ARTPOP,' Beatles 'Live at the BBC' Debuts No. 7

    November 20, 2013 11:05 AM EST As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No ...

  39. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 6:46 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sel ...

  40. Chart Moves: All Eight of Eminem's Albums on the Billboard 200 This Week

    November 15, 2013 4:31 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Eminem was the big news as his "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" debuted at No. 1, selling 792,000 in its first week -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion played a distant runner-up to ...

  41. After Eminem, Can Albums By One Direction, Lady Gaga or Britney Spears Rack Up Monster Debuts?

    November 09, 2013 11:06 PM EST With Eminem's new album on course for a blockbuster first week, are there any other albums left this year than can also rack up huge, half-million-plus debuts? Yes. But that list is very short. As in: There's just one album on it: On ...

  42. Eminem's 'MMLP2' Set for No. 1 With 750K, Celine Dion Heading for No. 2

    November 08, 2013 7:35 PM EST As reported earlier , Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" album is unstoppable, as it will easily debut at No. 1 next week's Billboard 200 with the second-largest sales week of the year. Industry sources say the set could se ...

  43. Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' Passes 1 Million In Sales

    November 06, 2013 7:17 PM EST In its fifth week at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sixth week in the top five of the Billboard 200, Drake's third studio album "Nothing Was the Same" moves 38,000 copies to cross the million copies sold mark, according t ...

  44. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 06, 2013 11:00 AM EST Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Reflektor," selling 140,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the band’s second No. 1 album. It also bowed atop the list with its last set, 2010 ...

  45. Eminem Set for Year's Second-Largest Sales Week, Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    November 05, 2013 5:40 PM EST Eminem is set to rock the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The Detroit rapper’s latest album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and debut at No. 1. Released T ...

  46. Kelly Clarkson, 'Duck Dynasty' Christmas Albums Set for Top 10

    November 01, 2013 8:57 PM EDT New Christmas albums from Kelly Clarkson and the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty" are on course for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart. Clarkson's new "Wrapped In Red," which is her first holiday effort, may sell around ...

  47. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  48. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, Has 2013's Largest Sales Week For a Female Artist

    October 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Katy Perry's new "Prism" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ended Sunday, Oct. 27. It's the largest sales week this year ...

  49. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  50. Katy Perry's 'Prism' Sales Grow, Fifth Harmony Set for Top 10

    October 25, 2013 8:25 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Katy Perry's "Prism" seems destined for at No. 1 debut, as industry sources forecast the album to sell around 290,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Oct. 27. Two days ago, the i ...

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