Black Ice

  1. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  2. Mumford & Sons' Massive 600,000 Debut

    October 03, 2012 8:30 PM EDT What a week for Mumford & Sons. The British band's sophomore release, "Babel", moved a whopping 600,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the biggest debut sales week of the year. It easily scores ...

  3. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Scores Biggest Debut of 2012, Tops Billboard 200 Chart

    October 02, 2012 8:47 PM EDT It's official: Mumford & Sons' sophomore release, "Babel," has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the United States. "Babel" sold 600,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and beco ...

  4. Mumford & Sons, PSY, Green Day, No Doubt, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Maroon 5 Vie For Top In Busy Chart Week

    October 02, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Get ready music fans. Tomorrow, Oct. 3, looks to be one of the busiest chart days in recent memory as major new releases by some of pop music's biggest acts look to top of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts. And, depending on the outcome, w ...

  5. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' on Track to Sell a Whopping 600,000 Copies in First Week

    September 26, 2012 7:10 PM EDT Mumford & Sons is heading for a massive week. The rock quartet's new album "Babel" is on course to sell as much as 600,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 30 -- so say industry sources. The set, released ...

  6. Eminem's Huge 'Recovery' Leads Big Week On Billboard 200

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday , Eminem's "Recovery" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a massive 741,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest sales week for a single album since Oc ...

  7. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  8. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 741,000

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" will blast in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 741,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC's &q ...

  9. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For At Least 700k In First Week

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Things just got better for Eminem. Industry sources predicted Wednesday that Em’s new "Recovery" album, released on June 21, was on track to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with perhaps 600,000 copies sold by week's ...

  10. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" g ...

  11. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 With 502,000

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group ...

  12. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200 With Stellar First Week Sales

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nie ...

  13. Susan Boyle Bows Big With Year's Best Sales Week

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST From "Britain's Got Talent" and global YouTube phenomenon to breaking records on the Billboard 200, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" arrives with a stunning 701,000 copies sold in its first week—the best sales frame ...

  14. Empire Of The Sun Wins 4 ARIAs

    November 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire of the Sun shone brightest at the ARIA Awards in Sydney, where the psychedelic newcomers picked up four awards including best group and the coveted album of the year gong. New Zealand-born pop artist Ladyhawke and veteran rockers AC/DC each ...

  15. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  16. 'New Moon' Rises At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 copies sold (up 33%) in its first full week of release while Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" settles for a debut at No. 2 with 137,00 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Eminem's 'Relapse' Blasts In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's fifth straight No. 1 debut, "Relapse," roars at the top of the Billboard 200 with 608,000—the biggest sales week of the year for any album and the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began with 784,000 copies last ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. ARIA Honors No. 1 Acts Down Under

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new brigade of Aussie artists were on song today (May 13), when labels body ARIA presented its seventh annual No. 1 Chart Awards at Doltone House in Sydney. ARIA's ceremony celebrated those domestic acts who topped the national singles, a ...

  21. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  22. Antony Lights Up Euro Albums Chart

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Antony & the Johnsons' "The Crying Light" (Rough Trade) makes a dramatic debut at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI) scores a fourth week atop Euroch ...

  23. Pink, Perry Top Euro Charts

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST American female vocalists have a winning week on Billboard's pan-European charts. Pink's "Funhouse" (LaFace/Sony Music Entertainment) reaches the Top 100 Albums summit for the first time in its tenth week, while Katy Perry begi ...

  24. Duffy Returns To European Albums Summit

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Katy Perry starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI), Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) returns to the European Top 100 Albums summit in its 45th chart week. The 2-1 move o ...

  25. Katy Perry Heats Up Eurochart

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry is the first Eurochart Hot 100 Singles-topping artist of the new year, moving 2-1 with "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI). AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) leads European Top 100 Albums for a seventh non-consecuti ...

  26. Burke, Take That Reign Again On U.K. Charts

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 4) and Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor) a fifth atop the album chart, top newcomer status ...

  27. AC/DC Retains Icy Grip On Euro Chart

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard's pan-European sales charts show a sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums chart for AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as fellow Columbia act Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" gets a third no ...

  28. Take That, Alexandra Burke Rule U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s final weekly sales charts of 2008, published yesterday (Dec. 28), saw Alexandra Burke and Take That retain their singles and album crowns, respectively. "X Factor" winner Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/So ...

  29. Sony, Albert Re-Up Licensing Arrangement

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Aussie label home to AC/DC, has renewed its exclusive licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The new long-term arrangement covers all Albert Music catalog, digital content and future CD and DVD releases in Austra ...

  30. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  31. Taylor Swift Reclaims Billboard 200 Throne

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a week without a top 10 debut, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200, inching up 2-1 thanks to a 29% sales increase to 249,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fear ...

  32. The Year In Music & Touring: Disappointing Guns N' Roses Sales Show The Limits Of Exclusives

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Wal-Mart sold 784,000 copies of AC/DC's "Black Ice" during the album's first week in stores, many label executives believed that more superstars would release albums exclusively through big-box retailers. And when Best Buy ...

  33. The Year In Music & Touring: Does iTunes Cannibalize Album Sales?

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's been more than five years since Apple's iTunes store changed music retail by introducing single-track digital downloads. But it wasn't until 2008 that most musicians and labels started to wonder out loud whether selling music b ...

  34. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 'Chinese Democracy' Fires GNR To Euro Albums Summit

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses soars to the top of the new European Top 100 Albums survey with "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen/Universal), as Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Columbia/Sony BMG) starts a second week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  37. ARIA Reports 'Dramatic' CD Sales

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Australia moves into the summer season, the country's retail market is defying the gloom of its northern counterparts. Overall Australian album sales in the lead-up to Christmas are well up on the corresponding period last year, according ...

  38. Dido Back At Home Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG scores a double as both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts have new leaders, with Dido's "Safe Trip Home" (Cheeky/RCA) new at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums and Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Colum ...

  39. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  40. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  41. AC/DC Holds On Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The leaders of Billboard's pan-European charts each score another week at the top, with AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) into a fourth week at No.1 on Top 100 Albums and Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  42. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United St ...

  43. AC/DC Scores Third Week Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard's new pan-European charts reveal a third week at the Top 100 Albums summit for AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) and a second atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  44. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third soundtrack No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., ...

  45. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  46. AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 271,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "B ...

  47. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  48. Osbourne, AC/DC Win At Classic Rock awards

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and AC/DC were among the winners at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Osbourne won the gong for living legend although almost dropped the trophy on his foot, commenting, &qu ...

  49. Pink's 'Funhouse' Burns Aussie Chart, Tickets Fly

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pink's "Funhouse" album debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) chart on Sunday, and she is set to break her own box office record with the "Funhouse" tour next year amid difficult ...

  50. The Beatles Onboard With Rock Band

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It looks like the Beatles are coming to "Rock Band." The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. and MTV have scheduled a press teleconference tomorrow at 10:00 am ET to announce "an exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.&quo ...

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