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  1. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled ...

  2. IRISH TUNES GAIN; CLOSE CALL FOR 'BORN'; BLACK BOWS

    March 28, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Adele's "21" heads back to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," ...

  3. Will Chris Brown's Outburst Hurt Him On The Charts?

    March 23, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Chris Brown leaving "Good Morning America" on Tuesday (photo: INFphoto.com) After Chris Brown allegedly threw a chair and verbally abused staff backstage at "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, some wondered if the outburst would ...

  4. Chris Brown Headed For First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Despite his recent flareup following an interview on "Good Morning America ," at this time next week, Chris Brown might be celebrating his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his fourth album, "F.A.M.E.," is on cou ...

  5. No Stopping Susan Boyle's 'Dream' On Billboard 200

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle remains atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third week with "I Dreamed a Dream," selling 582,000 copies (up 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, "I Dreamed a Dream" has sold 1.8 million and is racing after T ...

  6. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  7. Susan Boyle’s ‘Dream’ Could Be Best-Selling Album Of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is on course to spend a third frame atop the Billboard 200 next week, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least another 500,000 copies and could approach 600,000 by week's end on D ...

  8. The Billboard Q&A With Artist Of The Year Chris Brown

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Chris is just coming out of the shower, so we'll call you back in a couple of minutes." There's no doubt that many young females (as well as older ones, as you'll read below) would give anything to hear Chris Brown's ...

  9. Chris Brown Hits U.K. Arenas In January

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. R&B act Chris Brown will return to the U.K. for his first arena tour in the territory, following his sold-out gigs at London's IndigO2 in March. This will be the "Kiss Kiss" singer's biggest shows to date for the U.K., ...

  10. Coldplay's 'Viva' Continues Euro Chart Hot Streak

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) gives Coldplay a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums, but there's a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Topdog/Atlan ...

  11. Coldplay Extends Euro Chart Reign

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay starts a third week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI). But it's all change atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where Duffy's "Mercy&quo ...

  12. Ne-Yo Unseats Coldplay Atop U.K. Singles Chart

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo scored his second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (June 29), as "Closer" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1, while Coldplay started a third week atop the album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/E ...

  13. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  14. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  15. First Day Sales Put Madonna On Track For 7th No. 1

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is on track to net her seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) tops Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released this afternoon (April 30). Among all female artists, only Barbra Streisand has ...

  16. Brown's 'Exclusive' To Be Re-Released

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Chris Brown will re-release his sophomore album "Exclusive" on June 3 and along with a new video. The disc will contain several new songs, including the upcoming single, "Forever," as well as a bonus DVD with unr ...

  17. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first film soundtrac ...

  18. Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" continues to dominate The Billboard 200, topping the chart for a third non-consecutive week. The J records album sold 61,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 14% sales drop from t ...

  19. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip ...

  20. Radiohead Nudges Blige From Atop Album Chart

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead zooms to No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO), a week after a premature debut at No. 156 due to street date violations. The set sold 122,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  21. Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige has put an end to Josh Groban's reign on The Billboard 200 as the R&B singer's "Growing Pains" moves up 2-1. The Geffen release sold 204,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, a 68% drop-off i ...

  22. Groban, Blige Enjoy Huge Weeks On Album Chart

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" (143/Reprise) this week becomes the first Christmas album to top The Billboard 200 for five straight weeks, after moving 757,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Groban's total, ...

  23. Groban Still Tops, Blige Debuts at No. 2

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" refuses to budge for a fifth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 757,000. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige bows in the runner-up slot with her "Growing Pains" effort, shifting 629,000 ... Other debuts ...

  24. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase w ...

  25. Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys storms The Billboard 200 this week with "As I Am" (J), which debuts at No. 1 after selling 742,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best sales week for a solo female artist since No ...

  26. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper thus ties Elvis Presley in sec ...

  27. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Eagles Fly Ahead Of Britney Spears On Billboard 200

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road out of Eden," the Eagles' first full-length studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with a whopping 711,000 -- the second-largest sales week of ...

  30. Brown Takes 'Wall To Wall' To The People

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jive's crooner Chris Brown is ruffling feathers at the label. Brown headed over to New York's Hot 97 radio station on Friday and played "Wall to Wall" from his upcoming release "Exclusive" -- against his label's ...