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  1. Bieber's Back At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Gurls' Get Busy

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" album is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but with a rather dreary sales figure . . . It's the Bieb's fourth nonconsecutive week at the top of the chart . . . the National, the Dead Weathe ...

  2. Godsmack Grabs Third No. 1 Album; Eminem Wows Digitally

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Chart watchers were correct in predicting that Godsmack would notch its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The band's latest project, "The Oracle," starts with 117,000 and is one of six new entries in the chart's top 10. M ...

  3. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align it ...

  4. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  5. Green Day Headed To No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT All signs point to a new No. 1 album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, as we await the arrival of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown." The Reprise/Warner Bros. set will see an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15. (Mo ...

  6. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...