Graduation

  1. Colleen Fitzpatrick - a.k.a. Vitamin C - Named VP of Music at Nickelodeon

    March 21, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Nickelodeon today named Colleen Fitzpatrick -- a.k.a. the singer formerly known as Vitamin C, behindhits like "Graduation" and "Smile" --its new vice president of music, tasking her with overseeing all music recording, producti ...

  2. Kanye Edges GNR, Ludacris For No. 1 Debut

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West earns his third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "808s & Heartbreak" bows in the top slot. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved 450,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the artist's lowest debut ...

  3. Kanye West's '808s' Is Tops, While GNR Settles For Third Place

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 450,000, giving the rapper his third straight chart-topping album. However, his sales start is his lowest since his first album, "The College Dropo ...

  4. Chris Brown Wins Big At American Music Awards

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Chris Brown swept the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning three prizes including artist of the year. The 19-year-old star, famed for his on-stage athleticism, overshadowed Alicia Keys, who led the field with five nominations, a ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Retailers Listing Kanye Disc For December

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Although there's been no confirmation from Def Jam, Kanye West's new album will be titled "808's & Heartbreak" and will be released Dec. 16, according to listings on Amazon.com and Target.com. West unveiled the new tra ...

  7. Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil Wayne crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Tha Carter III. As reported yesterday , the Cash Money/Universal set moved just over 1 million copies in the United States, according to ...

  8. Lil Wayne Cracks 1 Million With 'Tha Carter III'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne becomes the first artist since 50 Cent in 2005 to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in a single week, according to chart reports issued tomorrow (June 18) morning by Nielsen SoundScan. In its first week on the market, the rappe ...

  9. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' Builds To Magic Million

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." The Cash Money/Universal album continues to lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 13). Based on the new tally, the album could sell a mi ...

  10. Digital Sales Propel Johnson To Second No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson scores his second Billboard 200 chart-topper -- and his biggest sales week yet -- as "Sleep Through the Static" climbs on board at No. 1. The Brushfire set moved 375,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  11. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  12. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from leading nominees Amy Win ...

  13. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  14. Jay-Z Talks Exit Rumors, Grammys, 360 Deals

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ringing in the holidays on a sleigh full of Grammy nominations (26 for Def Jam overall and five of his own, including best rap album for "Kingdom Come" and song/record of the year for his featured role on Rihanna's "Umbrella&qu ...

  15. Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With their first studio title in nearly 30 years, the Eagles land atop The Billboard 200 with "Long Road Out of Eden," which sold 711,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles Recording Co. album, availa ...

  16. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales sum since "The Rising" ...

  17. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  18. 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&# ...

  19. 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) ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 50 Cent Postpones European Tour

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after losing out to rival Kanye West on the U.K. albums chart, rapper 50 Cent has shelved a string of European dates. In a brief statement, his record company Interscope says, "50 Cent is very sad to confirm that due to a last minu ...

  25. 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) ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  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. Prince Plants 'Planet' at No. 3; Cyrus Family Rules

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince's "Planet Earth" debuts at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 as the "Now 25" album holds at No. 1 and the "Hairspray" soundtrack moves up to No. 2 ... Billy Ray Cyrus returns to the top 20 of The Billboard 200 fo ...

  32. New Kanye Album Coming Sooner Than Expected

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner than expected. The album, originally due in September, has been pushed slightly ahead to a late August release, according to Def Jam. West leaked the news through a rece ...