Confessions

  1. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed in sist It's Ashlee Simpson&# ...

  2. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut from Simpson sis moves 398K. It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed ...

  3. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

  4. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

  5. MTV Films Says 'Yeah' To Usher

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 with his current album, "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), R&B artist Usher could next be testing his drawing power on the boxoffice charts. Having spent nine weeks atop the Billboard 200 ...

  6. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  7. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  8. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  9. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  10. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  11. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  12. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  13. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  14. Jadakiss Tops Billboard 200 With 'Death'

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his sophomore solo effort, "Kiss of Death" (Ruff Ryder/Interscope). Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his s ...

  15. Jadakiss Tops Billboard 200 With 'Death'

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his sophomore solo effort, "Kiss of Death" (Ruff Ryder/Interscope). Ruff Ryders' Jadakiss grabs the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with his s ...

  16. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  17. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  18. J.Lo Denies Reports Of Mottola Talks

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. "The infor ...

  19. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  20. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  21. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star sells 194K for ninth week at No. 1. Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine we ...

  22. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine weeks at the top since Usher's LaFace/Zomba album ...

  23. Usher, Kanye Spreading 'Truth' On Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trek kicks off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va. In what is expected to big one of the biggest urban outings of the year, Usher has announced details for his Truth tour with Kanye West. The trek will kick off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va., and wrap Oct. 7 at New Yo ...

  24. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen, Usher also among RIAA May certs. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With M ...

  25. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With Me," has been certified Norah Jones' ...

  26. Avril Ascends To Chart Apex

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne takes the No. 1 slot of The Billboard 200 this week with her sophomore effort "Under My Skin." The Arista set opens with 381,000 U.S. copies sold after a 21-date pr Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne ...

  27. Avril Ascends To Chart Apex

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne takes the No. 1 slot of The Billboard 200 this week with her sophomore effort "Under My Skin." The Arista set opens with 381,000 U.S. copies sold after a 21-date pr Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne ...

  28. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  29. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  30. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  31. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  32. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  33. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  34. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  35. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  36. Usher Leads April RIAA Certs

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from the RIAA. After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from ...

  37. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  38. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  39. Usher Holds Atop Billboard 200 For Fourth Week

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Confessions" has extended its streak of weeks atop The Billboard 200 to four. The LaFace/Zomba set sold 302,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That total represe Usher's "Confessions& ...

  40. Usher Uncontested At Billboard 200 Peak

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Confessions" easily holds the No. 1 post on The Billboard 200 for a third straight week. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba album are down just 5% to 463,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundSca Usher's "Confessions& ...

  41. Anastacia Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled third album (Epic) easily outperforms Janet Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) to debut at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Jackson's new set arrives at No. 20. "Anastacia" opens Anastacia� ...

  42. Anastacia Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled third album (Epic) easily outperforms Janet Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) to debut at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Jackson's new set arrives at No. 20. "Anastacia" opens Anastacia� ...

  43. Usher Holds Off Janet Atop Billboard 200

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's new album is off to a strong start, but it fails to expose any weakness in fellow R&B artist Usher. Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, behind Usher's Janet Jackson ...

  44. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  45. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  46. Usher Breaks Records With 'Confessions' Debut

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher has scored the best <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000475298">opening sales week</A> ever for a male R&amp;B artist and the best debu Usher has scored the ...

  47. Usher Scores Record-Setting Debut

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's fifth album, "Confessions" (Arista), sold 1.096 million copies in its first week of release in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and will debut atop The Billboard 200 this week. The ta Usher's fifth album, " ...

  48. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...

  49. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...

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