Billboard 200

  1. EMI Hails Beatles' Global Sales Success

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti says that "Beatlemania has returned" as the major celebrates a global sales success for the digitally remastered Beatles CD reissues. Following the worldwide Sept. 9 release of the band's albums alongs ...

  2. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  3. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  4. Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" (Decc ...

  5. Aged 92, Dame Vera Lynn Has Britain's No. 1 Album

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn&quo ...

  6. Beatlemania Hits Retail, Big Sales For Re-issue CDs

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated reissues of the Beatles' catalog hit stores on Wednesday (Sept. 9) are doing brisk business. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 235,000 albums were purchased in the U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday ...

  7. Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint 3' Likely To Top Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is on course to net his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, as "The Blueprint 3" should cruise to the top of the chart. It's tough to predict how many copies the Roc Nation set will sell in its first week, but cha ...

  8. Whitney Houston Tops The Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston& ...

  9. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Houston: We don't have any problems. Whitney Houston debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "I Look to You." With its opening of 305,000, it gives the diva her fourth chart-topper and her best opening sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  10. George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait 's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson 's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155, ...

  11. George Strait . . . In At No. 1

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend� ...

  12. Sugarland No. 1 On Billboard 200; Jackson Still Week's Top-Seller

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Michael Jackson is still the week's top seller, Sugarland's new Wal-Mart exclusive CD/DVD package "Live on the Inside" enters at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 76,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It& ...

  13. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  14. Michael Jackson: Still King

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is still the king of the Billboard charts. The Top Comprehensive Albums chart that is, where his "Number Ones" set reigns yet again (114,000). The set has now become the second-biggest-selling album of the year and has Ta ...

  15. Fabolous Poised For No. 1 Debut

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fabolous is aiming for his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognosticators project that his "Loso's Way" set could move between 90,000 to 100,000 copies in its first week. But ... "Loso& ...

  16. Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks Headed To Top 10 Debuts

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week Hollywood Records' Demi Lovato looks to be on track to start near the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her second album "Here We Go Again." Industry prognosticators think the set may shift 100,000-120,000 in its first w ...

  17. Daughtry Returns, Nets Second No. 1 Album

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daughtry leads the way this week as the band's second album, "Leave This Town," tops the Billboard 200 with 269,000 . . . And, after three weeks where the top-selling set in the United States came from Michael Jackson, the late King ...

  18. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry insiders suggest the Columbia set could move anything between 275,000 to 325,000 in its ...

  19. Michael Jackson Continues To Shake Up Charts

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week following Michael Jackson's death on June 25, his catalog of solo albums shifted 800,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up a whopping 90% compared with the previous week, when his solo sets moved 422,000 . ...

  20. Michael Jackson Album Sales Total 800K In Pre-Memorial Week

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT On the day the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson, his legacy continues to shine on Billboard's charts, a testament to his lasting musical legacy and impact. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jackson's catalog ...

  21. Michael Jackson Set To Rock Charts Again

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After his record-breaking chart week, the late Michael Jackson will continue to shake up the charts next week, too. Industry prognosticators project that his "Thriller" album may sell as much as 110,000-130,000 by week's end at the ...

  22. Analysis: Jackson Frenzy Drowns Out Competition

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sales of Michael Jackson's catalog drowned out the competition in the week after his death. Consumers flocked last week to online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.com to purchase Jackson’s catalog but the flurry of activity did not help ot ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Michael Jackson Album Sales Estimated In Multiple Six Figures

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is about to rock the Billboard charts. Nielsen SoundScan's sales numbers won't be released until Wednesday (July 1) morning, but industry prognosticators indicate that three of Jackson's albums -- "Number Ones,& ...

  26. Jonas Bros. On Track To Score Second No. 1

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jonas Brothers are on track to score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is on course to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry analysts think the Hollywood Records album may se ...

  27. Black Eyed Peas Poised For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are aiming to go "Boom" with its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week as its new set, "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)," is poised to open in the top slot. Industry sources suggest that the ...

  28. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows on top of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000 units sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Better ...

  29. Dave Matthews Band Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band will likely bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," which industry prognosticators are suggesting could sell as much as 390,000 in its first week. If it debuts at No. ...

  30. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No surprise: Eminem 's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best ...

  31. Eminem Headed For Fifth Straight No. 1 Debut

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four and a half years after he released his last studio album, Eminem is headed for his fifth straight No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200. The artist's "Relapse" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) could sell as many as 650,000 cop ...

  32. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  33. Green Day Headed To No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All signs point to a new No. 1 album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, as we await the arrival of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown." The Reprise/Warner Bros. set will see an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15. (Mo ...

  34. April Album Sales Down 'Only' 9%

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. album sales were down 9.2% in April 2009 (the five weeks starting March 30 and ending May 3) versus April 2008, according to data at Nielsen SoundScan. The deficit is a big improvement over the 17.9% deficit in March and the 11.5% deficit in ...

  35. Bob Dylan On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is headed for his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week as his "Together Through Life" looks like a shoo-in for a debut atop the list. Industry prognosticators suggest the Columbia set will sell over 100,000 c ...

  36. Rick Ross On Pace For Third Straight Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rick Ross is on his way to his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Deeper Than Rap" looks like it will debut atop the list next week. Industry prognosticators project the Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam album will sell over 150,000 copies in ...

  37. 'Hannah Montana' And 'Now 30' Building Big

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart will find a pair of albums perhaps vying for the top slot. Both Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack and the "Now 30" compilation (UMe) are on track to start wi ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200 despite a 32% drop in sales from last week, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 ...

  43. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  44. Taylor Swift Album Starts Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift continues her reign on The Billboard 200 as "Fearless" starts an eighth week at No. 1. The Big Machine effort moved 63,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a mere 1% slip from sales last week. Thi ...

  45. Romance And Indie Rock Hit The Billboard 200

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "Ballads" is the Billboard 200's highest debut, arriving at No. 10, while another romantic effort, Frank Sinatra's "Seduction: Sinatra Sings of Love," also makes a good start . . . It's a grea ...

  46. Swift Makes It Lucky Seven Atop Billboard 200

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a seventh week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Usher's "Confessions" spent nine at the top in 2004. "Fearless" so ...

  47. Lucky Seven For Swift While 'Notorious' Debuts

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . Can you name the last album to spend as many weeks at the top? . . . The first top 10 debut of the year comes in the form of the soundtrack to " ...

  48. Swift Makes It Six While GaGa Gains

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week, the longest run at the top since 2005 . . . As the big chart continues to get back to a normal post-Christmas state, a bevy of albums make headway on th ...

  49. Post-Holiday Chart Blues

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Taylor Swift's "Fearless" hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, she does so with less than 100,000 . . . The chart continues to regain pre-Christmas normality, with holiday titles -- for the most part -- tak ...

  50. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

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