Confessions

  1. Michael's 'Older' Heads IFPI Platinum Awards

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 1996 album "Older" (Virgin) notched its fifth IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February. "Older," his third solo album, brings Michael's Platinum Europe Awards tally to 10. George Michael's 1996 alb ...

  2. Usher, Alicia Lead Soul Train Awards

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to air week of March 12. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fresh off their Grammy success, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated the Soul Train Awards, each winning two individual honors and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo. R& ...

  3. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  4. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  5. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  6. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  7. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  8. The Game Wins Again

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fans are still clamoring for the Game, as his Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope debut, "The Documentary," returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, on U.S. sales down 28% from last week to 190,000 units, accor Fans are still clamoring for the Gam ...

  9. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  10. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  11. Usher Tops VH1 Grammy Poll

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Most believe he will win in major categories. The people have spoken, and they've selected Usher. The LaFace/Zomba star was the artist most cited as a likely winner in VH1's third annual Grammy Awards poll. The findings are from a poll o ...

  12. Green Day Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Green Day's "American Idiot ...

  13. Green Day Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) holds for a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales up 0.3% from last week to 100,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Green Day's "American Idiot ...

  14. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  15. 'Idiot' Regains Billboard 200 Throne

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day returns to the top of The Billboard 200, as "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner Bros.) jumps 2-1 to oust Eminem. "Idiot" makes the move despite a 41% decline in U.S. sales from last week to 100 Green Day returns to the t ...

  16. Eminem Rolls Into '05 Atop Billboard 200

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his "Encore," as the album picks up a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 54% from last week to 198,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Sha Eminem extends his "Encore,&quo ...

  17. Eminem Rolls Into '05 Atop Billboard 200

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his "Encore," as the album picks up a second consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 54% from last week to 198,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Sha Eminem extends his "Encore,&quo ...

  18. Scissor Sisters Claim Top U.K. Album Of 2004

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sisters was the best-selling album of 2004 in the United Kingdom. The Polydor U.K. band sold 1.59 million albums during the year, according to the Official Char The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sister ...

  19. Eminem Makes 'Encore' Appearance At No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last-minute Christmas shoppers, as "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) returns to the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the set are up 36% from last week to 430 Eminem was the top-seller among last ...

  20. Eminem Makes 'Encore' Appearance At No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem was the top-seller among last-minute Christmas shoppers, as "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) returns to the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the set are up 36% from last week to 430 Eminem was the top-seller among last ...

  21. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  22. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  23. 2Pac Still Playing 'The Game'

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as "Loyal to the Game" (Amaru/Interscope) debuts with U.S. sales of 330,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 2Pac grabs his third posthumous Billboard 200 chart-topper, as ...

  24. Usher Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher was the top honoree at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The LaFace/Zomba R&B star took home 11 awards, including artist of the year, R& Usher was the top honoree at the Billb ...

  25. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  26. Fuse Bows Artist Feature '100%'

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new TV series on Fuse, "100%," will spotlight a different artist each week through interviews and music videos. The show will bow Dec. 6 with an episode on Usher. A new TV series on Fuse, "100%," will spotlight a different ar ...

  27. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  28. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child scores 497K. Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of av ...

  29. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  30. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  31. Usher Big Winner At AMAs

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and aired live on ABC. Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles� ...

  32. 'NOW' Time For Another Chart-Topper

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "NOW That's What I Call Music!" franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week, for the second time in 2004. With U.S. sales of 407,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th The "NOW That's What ...

  33. 'NOW' Time For Another Chart-Topper

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The "NOW That's What I Call Music!" franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week, for the second time in 2004. With U.S. sales of 407,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th The "NOW That's What ...

  34. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  35. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  36. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  37. Rod Stewart Enjoys First No. 1 In 25 Years

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart proves once again that blondes have more fun. With the J Records release of "Stardust ... The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," the singer nabs his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 since 1 Rod Stewart proves once again that b ...

  38. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  39. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  40. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  41. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  42. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rome to host gala Nov. 18. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previously reported will be held Nov. 18 in Rome for the first time. The eclectic Atlanta-based duo is nominated for ...

  43. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be held Nov. 18 in Rome, Italy. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previ ...

  44. Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Sweat,' 'Suit' take top two spots. With two simultaneously released albums, rap star Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. "Suit" is No. 1 wi ...

  45. Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two simultaneously released albums, rap star Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. "Suit" is No. 1 with 396,000 copies sold i With two simultaneously release ...

  46. Usher, OutKast Top Winners At World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three awards each, Usher and OutKast were the top winners at tonight's (Sept. 15) 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher opened the show with first single "Yeah!" from his latest LaFace/Zomba set With three awards each, Usher an ...

  47. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  48. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  49. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Autobiography' posts 5% sales increase. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. The season ...

  50. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV ...

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