Billboard 200

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Billboard 200 Preview: An Even Dozen Weeks at No. 1 for Adele's '21'?

    August 03, 2011 6:43 PM EDT At the rate we're going, Adele's monster "21" album might be at the top of the chart come Christmastime. The set is poised to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week for a 12th non-consecutive frame. The album, whi ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Jay-Z? Susan Boyle? Howard Stern? Which No. 1 Albums Spent Shortest Time on Chart?

    July 28, 2011 6:34 PM EDT As Adele's "21" spends a remarkable 22nd consecutive week in the top three of the Billboard 200 - its entire chart life since its debut on the March 12 tally - it raises the question: Just how amazing is that top-three streak? As it ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Adele's '21' Ties 'Saturday Night Fever' as the Longest-Running No. 1 U.K. Album in 40 Years

    July 26, 2011 4:53 PM EDT It's no secret that Adele is the biggest star to hit the British charts in a long time, but here's some perspective: By securing an 18th week at No. 1 on this week's tally, her "21" is now tied with the "Saturday Nigh ...

  9. Chart Moves: Bad Meets Evil's 'Lighters' Ignites on the Hot 100; Adele's 'Someone' Returns

    July 21, 2011 9:18 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock. Other notable moves, however, highlight this week's Hot 100 rankin ...

  10. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While he has ...

  11. Adele's '21' Surpasses 1 Million Downloads, Is Best Selling Digital Album of All-Time

    July 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Just a week after Eminem's "Recovery" became the first album to sell 1 million digital downloads in the U.S., now Adele's "21" has hit the milestone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And, "21" goes further -- ...

  12. Britney Spears Earns Third Top 20 Single From 'Femme Fatale': Chart Moves

    July 14, 2011 3:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : As previously reported, LMFAO logs its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne and OneRepublic work their way up the top 10. Other no ...

  13. Will Blake Shelton Get His First No. 1 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200?

    July 14, 2011 7:57 AM EDT Timing is everything. And this week, country star Blake Shelton picked just the right time to release his new album, "Red River Blue," as its on course to become his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources sugg ...

  14. Beyonce's '4' Will Go For 2 Weeks at No. 1

    July 06, 2011 5:33 PM EDT It looks like Beyonce's "4" album is going to hold at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, as a serious lack of high-powered new releases pose little threat to the diva's station atop the list. The biggest new album th ...

  15. The Jill Scott/Bon Iver Phenomenon: Top Albums Without a Top 40 Hit

    July 01, 2011 1:33 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Jill Scott and Bon Iver arrived at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with their "The Light of the Sun" and self-titled sets. For Scott, it marked her first topper on the list and for Bon Iver, it wa ...

  16. Britney Spears Snares 21st Top 40 Hot 100 Single; Florence & the Machine Bounces Up Billboard 200: Chart Moves

    June 30, 2011 12:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is deep-sixed on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1, as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, ...

  17. Beyonce's '4' Headed For No. 1 with Perhaps 300,000

    June 29, 2011 8:03 PM EDT Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart with maybe 300,000 copies sold by week's send on Sunday, July 3, according to industry prognosticators. If it starts at the to ...

  18. Jill Scott Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200, Bon Iver in at No. 2

    June 29, 2011 11:00 AM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott celebrates her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her fourth studio effort, "The Light of the Sun," debuts atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. She's been notching hi ...

  19. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Continues Dominance -- Even Crosses Into Latin Pop

    June 23, 2011 4:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : -- Adele : "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a fourth frame atop Hot 100 Airplay (153 million in audience, up 1%, according to Nielsen BDS). It drops, however, ...

  20. Jill Scott Aiming For First No. 1 Album, Unless Bon Iver Overcomes Long Odds

    June 22, 2011 5:52 PM EDT R&B singer Jill Scott looks like she's on the verge of earning her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as her just-released "The Light of The Sun" is headed for the top next week. Industry sources suggest the set could ...

  21. 'Book Of Mormon' Makes Billboard 200 History; Adele Returns to No. 1

    June 15, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" returns, as expected, to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 (114,000; down 5%) for a 10th nonconsecutive week and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" falls to No. 2 (100,000; down 42%), the real news is th ...

  22. Adele Headed to Back No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lady Gaga Likely Slipping to No. 2

    June 08, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Adele's latest album, "21," is headed back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will likely slip to No. 2 after two weeks leading the tally. If "21" returns to ...

  23. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Tops Billboard 200 for a Second Week, Despite Sales Drop

    June 08, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" continues to rule the Billboard 200 for a second week as the set shifts 174,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's down a steep 84% from its historic 1,108,000 start last week. While it&# ...

  24. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' To Remain At No. 1 Next Week

    June 01, 2011 7:15 PM EDT After Lady Gaga's historic start atop the Billboard 200 chart with 1.11 million sold of her newest album, "Born This Way," according to Nielsen SoundScan, the diva will most certainly spend a second frame at No. 1 next week. While i ...

  25. Did Amazon's 99-Cent Lady Gaga Sale Save the Recorded Music Business?

    June 01, 2011 5:22 PM EDT Did Amazon save the music business with last week's controversial 99-cent Lady Gaga album sale ? Say what you will about the pricing strategy, one thing is clear: That sale helped the U.S. music industry achieve its first year-to-date album-s ...

  26. Lady Gaga Roars to Top of Billboard 200, Brad Paisley at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and ...

  27. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  28. Update: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Will Sell 1.15 Million in Its First Week, Billboard Projects

    May 27, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Billboard projects that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will debut with first-week sales of at least 1.15 million units, far outpacing earlier projections , thanks to explosive sales at Amazon, which priced the album at 99 cents for two ...

  29. Editor's Note: Why Billboard Isn't Revising Chart Policies for Lady Gaga's Amazon Deal

    May 26, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Ice-T's rage is nothing compared to the fury of Britney Spears fans questioning Billboard's chart policies ... Ah, remember the old days? Back when the Billboard 200 albums chart was as simple as adding up the receipts for thousands of d ...

  30. 'The Book of Mormon' Cast Album Scores Impressive Chart Debut

    May 26, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Last week, the original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" converted a lot of fans into followers. The cast album flies onto the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 13,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  31. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  32. Neil Diamond to Perform at Billboard Music Awards, Receive Icon Award

    May 17, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Legendary singer and songwriter Neil Diamond will receive the 2011 Billboard Icon Award at this weekend's Billboard Music Awards. Diamond will also take to the stage and perform. The award, which honors the cultural impact of an artist whose ...

  33. Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" spends a lucky seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds ato ...

  34. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Javier Colon, Adele, Carole King

    May 05, 2011 12:40 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry, Adele: Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, having sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, e ...

  35. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  36. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele

    April 28, 2011 11:15 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at ...

  37. 'Glee's' Warblers Album Flies High on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "Glee Presents the Warblers," the latest entry from the the Fox TV series' line of soundtrack albums, flies in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, debuting with 86,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Warblers" -- a showcase fo ...

  38. Foo Fighters Earn First No. 1 Album

    April 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As forecasted last week, Foo Fighters finally get their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wasting Light" debuts atop the list with 235,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The start is the band's second-largest sales w ...

  39. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elton John, Lil Wayne, Celtic Thunder

    April 07, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: Spurred by the premiere of its out-of-this world special-effects-heavy video March 31, "E.T." spends a second week at No. 1. The fourth Hot 100 leader from "Teenage Dream" surges by 29% to ...

  40. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Britney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women w ...

  41. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Duran Duran, The Civil Wars

    March 31, 2011 11:55 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As previously reported , the singer's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the ninth album to yield four No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004 ...

  42. Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 6:16 PM EDT All eyes are on Britney Spears, as the pop diva is poised to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with her new album, "Femme Fatale." Her seventh studio effort, released on Tuesday (March 29), is on course to top th ...

  43. IRISH TUNES GAIN; CLOSE CALL FOR 'BORN'; BLACK BOWS

    March 28, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Adele's "21" heads back to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," ...

  44. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  45. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Records; Lupe Fiasco, Christian Music on Billboard 200

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Ho ...

  46. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  47. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: -- Britney Spears: Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3" and "Hold It Against Me"), an honor only she and Carey have earned, Spears logs the fifth-highest debut of her 25 Hot 10 ...

  48. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  49. Justin Bieber Retakes Social 50 Chart Crown; Jessie J, Radiohead Debut

    February 24, 2011 6:11 PM EST U.K. pop sensation Jessie J (above) debuts along with Radiohead on this week's Social 50 Lady Gaga may retain the throne on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Born This Way," but she slips from the top slot on the Social 50 t ...

  50. Adele Aiming To Score Her First No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    February 23, 2011 8:05 PM EST The odds are pretty great that British singer Adele's latest album, "21," will score the artist her first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry prognosticators suggest that Adele's sophomore effort may sell ...

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