Billboard 200

  1. Chart Moves: Boz Scaggs Returns, Colton Dixon Gains, How to Destroy Angels Debuts, Replacements Return

    March 15, 2013 10:29 AM EDT This past week on the Billboard 200 , Luke Bryan claimed his first No. 1 with Spring Break . . . Here to Party , while Jimi Hendrix notched his highest charting album in 44 years with the No. 2 debut of People, Hell and Angels . Outside the top ...

  2. Luke Bryan Debuts At No. 1, Jimi Hendrix at No. 2 On Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new compilation, Spring Break . . . Here to Party , debuts atop the list. It sold 150,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and marks his b ...

  3. Jimi Hendrix Set For Highest-Charting Album on Billboard 200 in 44 Years

    March 08, 2013 9:57 PM EST Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the ...

  4. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars' Slow Climb to No. 1, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side' Turns 40

    March 08, 2013 9:48 PM EST This past week on the Billboard 200 , Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumped to No. 1, thanks largely to sale pricing by Amazon MP3. The move gave Mars his first No. 1, and an unusual achievement: It was the slowest climb to No. ...

  5. Bruno Mars Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200, Atoms For Peace at No. 2

    March 06, 2013 10:18 AM EST As forecasted last week, Bruno Mars claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Unorthodox Jukebox jumps one slot to the top of the tally. The set, largely fueled by Amazon MP3 sale pricing, sold 95,000 copies in the week ending March ...

  6. Chart Moves: Nick Cave Scores Highest Charting Album, Eagles Fly Back Onto Billboard 200

    February 28, 2013 8:17 PM EST It was a slow week on the Billboard 200, where not a single album debuted in the top 10. That said, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" held on to the No. 1 slot for a fifth non-consecutive week, making it the longest-running No. 1 album by ...

  7. Bruno Mars Eyeing First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    February 27, 2013 8:08 PM EST Bruno Mars could notch his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week, thanks to Amazon MP3. On Feb. 26, the digital retailer offered a bevy of albums for just $1.99, including Bruno Mars' latest, "Unorthodox Jukebox." Sources ...

  8. Chart Alert: Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 For Fifth Week On Billboard 200

    February 27, 2013 10:57 AM EST While there was a lot of excitement on last week's Billboard 200 thanks to the impact from the Grammy Awards, things get back to a (dreary) normal on this week's tally. Mumford & Sons' Babel remains at No. 1 for a fifth nonconse ...

  9. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Set for Fifth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 22, 2013 8:37 PM EST After this week's Grammy Awards-charged Billboard 200 albums chart, where many albums saw large gains in the wake of the show, next week's list will be very sleepy. Next week's likely No. 1 album, Mumford & Sons' Grammy-win ...

  10. Chart Moves: Soundtracks Sales Sizzle Thanks to 'Pitch Perfect,' ‘Les Miserables’

    February 14, 2013 9:10 PM EST Josh Groban crowned the Billboard 200 this week with "All That Echoes," his third No. 1 album . The pop singer sold 145,000 copies of the set in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10: Tim McGraw arriv ...

  11. Josh Groban's 'All That Echoes' Eyeing No. 1 on Next Week’s Billboard 200 Chart

    February 06, 2013 9:21 PM EST For the moment, it seems as if Josh Groban will collect his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week with his latest release, "All That Echoes." It would follow his chart-toppers "Closer" (2004) and "Noel" (2 ...

  12. Chart Moves: Randy Houser Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200 Chart, '12-12-12' Album Returns

    February 01, 2013 8:22 PM EST After a 16-year wait, country singer Gary Allan nabbed his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this past week, as his "Set You Free" debuted atop the list with 106,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only two albums bowed in the ...

  13. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

  14. 'Grammy Nominees' Album Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 25, 2013 10:24 PM EST The long-running "Grammy Nominees" compilation series should earn its 12th top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. The star-studded "2013 Grammy Nominees" set could bow in the top five with around 35,000 copies sold, according ...

  15. Gary Allan Set for First No. 1 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    January 24, 2013 5:21 PM EST After a Billboard chart career that dates back to 1996, country singer Gary Allan is on course for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that his new release, Set You Free , may sell around 80,000 to 90,000 cop ...

  16. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Sales Sizzle, Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    December 29, 2012 10:06 AM EST The "Les Miserables" musical film soundtrack is on course to jump straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters are suggesting the 20-song "Highlights" set may sell around 100,000 copies ...

  17. Chart Moves: Beatles For Sale on Billboard 200, Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' LP Hits 1 Million Sales

    December 28, 2012 4:14 PM EST It was a familiar story at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past week, where Taylor Swift's "Red" held atop the chart for a sixth nonconsecutive stanza. The singer's album moved another 276,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundS ...

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Headed for Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 27, 2012 8:59 PM EST For the final sales tracking week of 2012, it seems as if a familiar face will rule the Billboard 200 albums chart again: Taylor Swift. According to label sources, the star's "Red" album is likely to remain at No. 1 for a seventh no ...

  19. 'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart

    December 27, 2012 4:00 PM EST A little over a week after NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope its season three winner on Dec. 18, the singer now crowns Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. Her "Voice" best-of album, titled "The Voice: The ...

  20. 'Les Mis' Mania: Album Bows at No. 1 on Sdtks Chart, Anne Hathaway's 'Dream' Biggest Selling Track

    December 27, 2012 2:00 PM EST It's "Les Miserables" mania on the Billboard charts this week. "Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" arrives at No. 1 on the Soundtracks chart with 43,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It c ...

  21. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200

    December 27, 2012 10:55 AM EST As predicted last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, selling 276,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%), as do most of ...

  22. Taylor Swift Going for Six Weeks at No. 1 With 'Red' on Next Week's Billboard 200

    December 21, 2012 9:47 PM EST Taylor Swift is dreaming of a "Red" Christmas, it seems. Industry sources are forecasting that her latest album, "Red," is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. T ...

  23. 2013 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST the breakout stars who shined brightest this year Alabama Shakes Mixing blues-rock and Southern soul, Alabama Shakes began building major buzz following a glowing New York Times review about its 2011 performance at the CMJ Music Marathon. In the m ...

  24. Chart Moves: 'Nashville' Nets Year's Best Sales Week for TV Soundtrack on Billboard 200

    December 21, 2012 8:30 AM EST Billboard 200 On the Billboard 200 albums chart this week , Bruno Mars' second release, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived in the No. 2 slot, selling 192,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It surpasses the No. 3 peak of his 2010 debut ...

  25. T.I., '12-12-12' Albums Heading for High Debuts on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    December 19, 2012 8:25 PM EST As the year comes to a close, the last big new albums hit retailers this week, with T.I.'s "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" leading the charge. Industry sources are forecasting that the hip-hop star's latest album -- his first ...

  26. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album Rules at No. 1, Bruno Mars Debuts at No. 2

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM EST Taylor Swift continues to rule the roost on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Red" stays steady at No. 1 with 208,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 25%). It's the Big Machine album's fifth non-consecutive week at No. ...

  27. Bruno Mars Vs. Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 17, 2012 1:16 PM EST After a surprisingly robust weekend of sales for Bruno Mars' new album "Unorthodox Jukebox," it is now in the hunt for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Last Wednesday, it looked like the Atlantic Records album was on course ...

  28. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Comeback: Album Headed for No. 2 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    December 14, 2012 10:15 PM EST More than a year after its release, Michael Buble's blockbuster "Christmas" album is on the comeback trail -- and heading for No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. "Christmas" could sell upwards of 150,000 ...

  29. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan, One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Next for 2012's Million-Sellers Club

    December 14, 2012 9:35 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" returned to No. 1, selling 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the album's fourth non-consecutive week atop the list. The tally's high ...

  30. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  31. Bruno Mars' 'Unorthodox Jukebox' Aiming for Top 5 Debut on Next Week's Billboard 200

    December 12, 2012 8:11 PM EST Fresh off earning his fourth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, Bruno Mars now has his sights set on the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. "Locked Out of Heaven," the lead single from Mars' second album, "Unorthodox Ju ...

  32. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back At No. 1, Wiz Khalifa And Kesha Debut In Top 10

    December 12, 2012 10:55 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77 ...

  33. Ke$ha's 'Warrior' Headed for Top 10, Taylor Swift Set for No. 1 Return on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2012 7:38 PM EST After vacating the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks, it looks like Taylor Swift's "Red" will return to No. 1. The current tracking week isn't over yet, but industry forecasters suggest that the Big Machine Re ...

  34. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  35. Wiz Khalifa's Album Set for Highest Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 05, 2012 6:07 PM EST Wiz Khalifa's "O.N.I.F.C." album will be the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart -- but it might not be No. 1. Industry sources are forecasting the set to sell between 135,000 to 145,000 copies by the end of the tr ...

  36. Alica Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST Alicia Keys crowns the Billboard 200 for the fifth time in her career, as her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," debuts atop the list with 159,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keys previously led the list with her first four al ...

  37. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2012 9:54 PM EST As previously reported, Alicia Keys' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27 ...

  38. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  39. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  40. Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    November 29, 2012 9:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' new album, "Girl On Fire," is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- and with a likely No. 1 bow. But Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil her party with a post ...

  41. Rihanna Gets First No. 1 Album, Phillip Phillips & Kid Rock Debut In Top Five

    November 28, 2012 11:00 AM EST The busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping week has predictably shaken up the Billboard 200, sending a diva to No. 1 for the first time and rearranging many of the albums on the tally. As earlier reported, Rihanna's "Unapologetic" opens ...

  42. Adele's '21' Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    November 27, 2012 8:08 PM EST Adele's mega-selling "21" album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, &quo ...

  43. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston, Rolling Stones' New Greatest Hits Albums Debut

    November 23, 2012 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, One Direction found a home at No. 1 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia effort moved 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-large ...

  44. One Direction Tops Billboard 200, 'Twilight' Debuts At No. 3

    November 21, 2012 11:00 AM EST As earlier reported, One Direction crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia set sold 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-largest deb ...

  45. One Direction, the Weeknd, 'Twilight' Albums Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST As previously reported , One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 and 575,000 sold by Nov ...

  46. Chart Moves: 'Glee' 'Grease' Tribute Album Debuts, Lianne La Havas Sees 978% Sales Gain

    November 16, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" reigned for a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new "Now 44" compilation arrived in the No. 2 ...

  47. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 With 500,000 Debut

    November 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST One Direction's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell more than 500,000 copies in the United ...

  48. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  49. Chart Moves: Calvin Harris' '18 Months' Album Debuts, Paul McCartney's New 'Christmas Song' Helps 'Holidays Rule'

    November 08, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" continued to rule the roost, as it sold another 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It blocked debuting rapper Meek Mill from grabbing the top slot with hi ...

  50. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Reigns For Second Week At No. 1

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with ...

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