Billboard 200

  1. Monkees' Albums Sales Gain 1,265% Following Davy Jones' Death

    March 08, 2012 1:18 PM EST Following the death of the Monkees' Davy Jones on Feb. 29, the pop group returns to the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time since 2003. Davy Jones and the Monkees' Billboard Chart Legacy "The Best of the Monkees" re-e ...

  2. Adele May Block Bruce Springsteen From No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200

    March 07, 2012 4:26 PM EST Bruce Springsteen's new studio album Wrecking Ball is on course to sell over 200,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, March 11 -- so say industry prognosticators. However, that may not be enough to bump the reigning Adele from the top slo ...

  3. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  4. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 9:39 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third ...

  5. Adele's '21' Going for 23rd Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 01, 2012 9:19 PM EST Adele's "21" album seems on course to spend a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The set could sell more than 200,000 by week's end on March 4. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings & ...

  6. Chart Moves: Usher's 'Climax' Arrives, Young the Giant's 'Glee' Gain, Maroon 5's 'Hands' Hits 1 Million

    March 01, 2012 9:09 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and vocal group the Wanted blasts 23-5 with its debut hit, "Glad You C ...

  7. Davy Jones and the Monkees' Billboard Chart Legacy

    February 29, 2012 7:08 PM EST One week before the official 1966-67 television season began, NBC previewed two of its new fall series. Both turned out to be pop-culture milestones, winning millions of fans around the world and making an impact that lasted far beyond the shows&# ...

  8. Whitney Houston Becomes First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 4:38 PM EST (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier) This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down les ...

  9. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  10. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 8:18 PM EST Adele's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest t ...

  11. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston's Album Sales Rise 144%; Madonna's Post-Super Bowl Slide; Adele's 'Rumour' Returns

    February 23, 2012 9:11 PM EST The Billboard 200 It was all about Adele on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts this week. The British singer's "21" album, fresh off the her six Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12, spent its 21st week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart ...

  12. Historical Analysis: Adele Matches The Beatles, 50 Cent With Hot 100, Billboard 200 Moves

    February 23, 2012 4:30 PM EST As reported yesterday , Adele's sophomore album 21 marks multiple new milestones on the Billboard 200. Most notably, 21 registered its best sales week (730,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan), following her six wins at the 54th Grammy Awards ...

  13. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings '21' Biggest Sales Gain In SoundScan History

    February 22, 2012 5:50 PM EST Not counting albums that were released on an irregular schedule, or arrived early due to street-date violation sales, Adele's 21 achieves the largest weekly unit gain for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. It earned ...

  14. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  15. Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2012 8:34 PM EST Adele's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12. The album sold 730,000 copies in the United States ...

  16. Adele's '21' Bump Getting Bigger: Now Aiming for 650-680,000 Sales Week

    February 17, 2012 9:35 PM EST Adele's "21" is shaping up to have an even bigger week than first thought. Presently, the set is now projected to sell somewhere in the range of 650,000 to 680,000 by week's end on Sunday, Feb. 19, according to industry sources ...

  17. Chart Moves: Madonna's Super Bowl Wrap-Up, 'Twilight's' 204% Increase, Calvin Harris' New Single Debuts

    February 16, 2012 10:23 PM EST The Billboard 200: It wasn't exactly a quiet week on the Billboard 200 this week as Adele rocked the top of the tally, spending a 20th week at No. 1 with "21." The set posted a 95% sales gain in the wake of the diva's six Gramm ...

  18. Adele's '21' Set for 21st Week at No. 1 With Sales of Half-Million or More

    February 16, 2012 5:35 PM EST Adele's "21" album is going to celebrate its first year on the Billboard 200 chart in grand style. Fresh off her six Grammy Award wins on Sunday (Feb. 12) night, "21" is on course to sell between 500,000 to 600,000 copies ...

  19. Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' Hit No. 1 on This Date in 1986

    February 15, 2012 11:40 AM EST As Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200's top 10 with Whitney: The Greatest Hits , which re-enters the chart at No. 6 with 64,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan (in the tracking week that ended Feb. 12, thus r ...

  20. Whitney Houston Re-enters Top 10 on Billboard 200, Surges on Digital Songs Chart

    February 15, 2012 10:19 AM EST Following the death of Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, the diva's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in the tracking ...

  21. Whitney Houston U.K. Price Hike a 'Mistake,' Sony Statement Says

    February 14, 2012 5:52 PM EST After two days of silence, Sony has issued a statement in response to the furor over the company's U.K. office's decision to raise the price of two Whitney Houston titles, "The Ultimate Collection" and "Greatest Hits," ...

  22. Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Hits' Poised to Re-Enter Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 12, 2012 1:00 PM EST Whitney Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album could re-enter the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 this week, based on early sales projections. Though Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ends at the close of business ...

  23. Van Halen, the Fray, Dierks Bentley & Paul McCartney: Heading for Top 10

    February 10, 2012 9:10 PM EST As Grammy Awards weekend descends upon us, we're looking towards next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, where a bevy of new releases are aiming for high debuts. Van Halen could notch its first No. 1 album since 1996 with its new "A ...

  24. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  25. Van Halen Vs. Adele For No. 1 on Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 08, 2012 6:03 PM EST Van Halen might be on its way to a sixth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- unless Adele's 21 stands in the veteran band's way. Industry sources suggest that Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth may sell about 180,000 ...

  26. Lana Del Rey Debuts At No. 2, Adele Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200

    February 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST Much talked-about singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey makes her expected arrival at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "Born to Die," selling 77,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the highest entry for a female artist's f ...

  27. Lana Del Rey and Leonard Cohen: Billboard Top 10 Bound

    February 03, 2012 8:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's major label full-length debut album, "Born to Die," is off to a fast start. Industry sources say that the set may sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5. That should eas ...

  28. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  29. Lana Del Rey Aiming for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Album Chart

    February 01, 2012 12:58 PM EST Lana Del Rey's just-released Born To Die album is on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The set will perhaps sell between 60,000 to 70,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Feb. 5 -- so say industry ...

  30. Adele Takes 18th Week at No. 1 As Seven Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 01, 2012 11:00 AM EST As is usually the case in January, few major albums are released in the first few weeks of the year. Now, as we get back to normal -- post-holidays -- we see an influx of seven new albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. That's the most de ...

  31. Billboard Power 100: Rob Stringer & Steve Barnett

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 19 Rob Stringer & Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO, Chairman/COO Columbia Records Millions And Millions Sold... Columbia Records chairman/CEO Rob Stringer knows a good thing when he hears it. "When we signed this artist, we said this would ...

  32. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  33. Billboard Power 100: Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch

    January 26, 2012 10:56 PM EST No. 46 Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch Owners Q Prime Twitter: @maindepowr (Mensch) Kings Of Rock... Q Prime owners Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch are the powerhouse management team behind the success of many acts through the decades, includi ...

  34. Etta James Sales Jump 378% in Days After Her Death

    January 25, 2012 2:39 PM EST The late, great Etta James makes a powerful impact on the Billboard charts this week, following her death on Jan. 20. On the Billboard 200 chart, she nets her highest-charting album ever as "The Best of Etta James - 20th Century Masters: The ...

  35. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any ...

  36. 'Joyful Noise' Soundtrack Could Soar Into Top 10 Next Week

    January 20, 2012 10:29 PM EST The soundtrack to the film "Joyful Noise," which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton , is aiming to make a praiseworthy leap straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), ...

  37. Chart Moves: Van Halen's 'Tattoo' Debuts, Train's Chart 'Drive,' the Wanted Arrives

    January 20, 2012 7:30 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reporte d , Rihanna reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. The song becomes of one just 11 by lead female artists to rack at least 10 frames o ...

  38. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  39. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  40. Adele Helps UK Pop Music Sales Reach 11-Year High, Rock Sales Drop

    January 17, 2012 11:20 AM EST Big-selling albums by Adele, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped push pop sales in the United Kingdom to their highest level in over a decade, according to figures released by British labels body the BPI and the Official Charts Company (OCC) . Adele&# ...

  41. David Crowder Band Headed for No. 2 Debut

    January 14, 2012 11:01 AM EST On Billboard's Building chart, Adele's "21" is at No. 1 while new albums from David Crowder Band ("Give Us Rest") and Snow Patrol ("Fallen Empires") appear at Nos. 2 and 3. The two albums are aiming to sell ...

  42. Chart Moves: David Guetta's Turned 'On,' Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' Sizzles, Mindless Behavior's Steady Success

    January 12, 2012 9:06 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit for a ninth total week at No. 1 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. That's the longest reign since Ke$ha's "TiK ToK ...

  43. Adele's '21' Hits 15th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 11, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" album hangs in for a whopping 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 14%). It's the only title to move over 100,000 this week, as the No. 2 set -- ...

  44. Skrillex May Get First Top 10 Album This Week

    January 09, 2012 9:13 AM EST Five-time Grammy Award nominee Skrillex may be on his way to his first top 10 album, as his latest release, "Bangarang," could charge into the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 this week. He just earned his best week ever on the Billboar ...

  45. Rock Lives (Still): Mumford & Sons, Foster The People Lead 2011's Growing Rock Retail

    January 06, 2012 6:00 PM EST Every few years pundits say, "Rock is dead." And like clockwork, an act will come along and throw a wrench into those death proclamations. Plus, in 2011, of the overall music categories, rock had the biggest gain, up 1.9% to 105.7 millio ...

  46. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Deep' Year, Michael Jackson's 'Ones' Rises, Lady Antebellum's 'Merry' Move

    January 06, 2012 5:34 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It" and Adele stakes out three spots in the top 30. Who else starts the new year with notable chart news? -- Adele: ...

  47. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:29 PM EST With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele's "21" will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It's projected to sell anywhere betwee ...

  48. Adele's Ascent in 2011, By the Numbers

    January 05, 2012 9:00 AM EST It's been said a thousand times already: 2011 has been a hell of a year for Adele. Her sophomore record, "21," has sold more than 5.8 million copies -- by far the best of the year -- and has reigned atop the Billboard 200 for 14 wee ...

  49. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  50. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

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