Curtis

  1. John Mayer Snares No. 1 On Busy Billboard 200

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer/songwriter's first chart-topper came with "Heavier Things&q ...

  2. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  3. Kanye: New Album Coming Nov. 25

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West made a surprise appearance at rapper T.I.'s MySpace-sponsored show in Los Angeles on Friday and announced his upcoming Def Jam album, "808s and Heartbreak," will arrive Nov. 25. It had been expected Dec. 16. "We just ...

  4. 50 Cent, Kanye Set For December Album Battle

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a repeat of their battle for marketplace domination last September, 50 Cent and Kanye West will release new albums a week apart in December. An Interscope representative confirms 50's "Before I Self Destruct" will a ...

  5. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  6. Young Jeezy Jumps In With Second No. 1 Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts in the penthouse with 260,000 . . . His last studio set, 2006's "The Inspiration," also began atop the list, but with 352,000 . . . A ...

  7. Jay-Z In Line For 10th No. 1 Album

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z is on course to achieve his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as his "American Gangster" set (Roc-A-Fella) leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart, released Nov. 7. If Jay-Z locks his 10th No. 1, that will tie him with E ...

  8. 50 Cent To Make India Debut

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cent will perform in India for the first time on Nov. 18 at Mumbai's 15,000 capacity MMRDA Grounds, promoters Oranjuice Entertainment said today. Smirnoff Experience is principal sponsor of the concert, while MTV's international music ...

  9. NZ Sounds Store Stock 'Clean' Hip Hop CDs

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand's biggest music specialist is hoping to clean-up by cleaning up it hip hop range. In 10 of its leading outlets, the Sounds chain last week started carrying titles of edited hip hop albums alongside its standard ranges. The intenti ...

  10. Blunt, 50 Cent Rule Eurocharts

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt withstands the challenge of Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic). But he loses the lead on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to " ...

  11. Blunt Scores European Chart Triple

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  12. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  13. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  14. Reba Poised For First Career No. 1

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's first Woman of the Year may be in line for her first career No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as Reba McEntire's new album leads the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart. Unweighted sales through close of Thurs ...

  15. European Charts Favor 50 Cent Over Kanye

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West may have trounced 50 Cent in the battle of the heavyweight rappers on The Billboard 200, and indeed in the United Kingdom, but across Europe as a whole the tables are turned. Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  16. Jay-Z, L.A. Reid Weigh In On Kanye/50 Sales Battle

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) having trumped 50 Cent's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope) in debut week sales, Def Jam honchos Antonio "L.A." Reid and Jay-Z are celebrating. But they acknowledge West� ...

  17. Winehouse, Mika Among Vodafone Awards Winners

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, Mika and Arctic Monkeys were among the winners at tonight's Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The televised event, now in its second year, was staged at Brompton Hall in the Earls Court venue and featured performances from ...

  18. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Chesney showdown, sales are still down 9 ...

  19. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  20. Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 d ...

  21. Kanye Retains Big Lead Over 50 In Debut Week Sales

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West has increased his lead over 50 Cent in the much scrutinized battle between the rap stars, according the Friday edition of Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts. Un-weighted sales from eight leading accounts through close of business ...

  22. 50 Cent Still Confident In Sales Battle With Kanye

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of public rivalry between 50 Cent and Kanye West about whose Sept. 11 album release would outsell who, West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) has pulled into a six-figure lead over 50's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  23. 50 Cent, Kanye West Continue Rivalry On 106 & Park

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent and Kanye West appeared on BET's 106 & Park yesterday, further promoting their retail battle -- their new albums, "Curtis"(Aftermath/Interscope) and "Graduation" (Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam) respectively, hit ...

  24. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  25. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  26. Early Sales Projections Put Kanye Ahead Of 50, Chesney

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It looks like 50 Cent is headed for retirement, if store reports continue to trend the way they were by mid-afternoon today. 50 Cent had told SOHH.com that he would quit the rap game if his new G-Unit/Interscope album, "Curtis," was outs ...

  27. 50 Cent, Kanye West To Appear On BET

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Like candidates trying to sway voters on Election Day, rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent will appear on the BET network's "106 & Park" on Tuesday, when both their heavily anticipated albums hit the stores. West and 50 Cent have hyp ...

  28. 50 Cent Embarks On NYC Tour

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent and New York's Hot 97 radio station (WQHT) have teamed up for "50 Cent's 5 Borough Tour," a four-day trek during which the Queens MC will perform tracks from his upcoming LP, "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope), arou ...

  29. 50 Cent Album Hits The Web

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The clean version of rapper 50 Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/Interscope) landed online today, the same day the clean version of Kanye West's upcoming "Graduation," (Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam) was leaked on the Web as w ...

  30. West's 'Graduation' Leaked

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is the latest artist to fall victim to an album leak. A clean version of "Graduation," (Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam) which is set for a Sept. 11 release, leaked to the internet Thursday morning. West previewed the album to tas ...

  31. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2 for a sec ...

  32. Hip-Hop Roundup: 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, The Game

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 50 Cent, who's made a career calling out flaws in others, lashes out at Interscope head Jimmy Iovine in a new song, "Southside," which also makes fun of Ja Rule's new video, "Uh Oh." "Think Jimmy Iovine my boss ...

  33. 50 Cent Release Date Gets Pushed

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been pushed back another week from Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, according to Interscope, who declined to give a reason for the move. "Curtis" was originally slated for a June 26 release but was p ...

  34. 50 Cent Enters Virtual World Zwinktopia

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even in a virtual world on the Internet, teens long to be cool. And what can be cooler than a Ramones T-shirt on your self-styled Web persona? Zwinktopia, the fashion-conscious virtual community from IAC/InterActiveCorp., is letting major musician ...

  35. 50 Cent Album Bumped From June To September

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The release date for 50 Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been bumped from June 26 to Sept. 4 to allow the artist more time to complete the tracks. So far, radio has been slow to pick up on the singles "Straight to the Bank" ...

  36. 50 Cent Banned?

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rumors swirled over the weekend that 50 Cent's upcoming video for "Amusement Park," from the forthcoming release "Curtis," was banned from MTV due to racy content. Billboard learded today that the clip is undergoing the st ...