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  1. Modest Mouse Debuts At No. 1

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse scores the first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 of its career this week as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuts on top. The Epic set moved 129,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, mor ...

  2. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  3. Famous Music Signs Modest Mouse

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Famous Music Publishing has signed Modest Mouse to a long-term global co-publishing deal. The deal, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 14), is the band's first publishing arrangement and covers catalog a Famous Music Publishing has signed Modest ...

  4. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  5. 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& ...