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  1. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 06, 2013 11:00 AM EST Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Reflektor," selling 140,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the band’s second No. 1 album. It also bowed atop the list with its last set, 2010 ...

  2. 2013 Grammy Awards: Rap Song, Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:34 AM EST Anthems and opuses from hip-hop's big guns and breakthrough stars best RAP album Take Care Drake LABEL: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records PRODUCERS: Noah "40" Shebib, Boi-1da, Carlo Montagnese, the Weeknd, Jamie "XX" ...

  3. Business Matters: How Taylor Swift's 'Red' Could Have a Record-Setting Market Share

    October 31, 2012 9:24 PM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," didn't set the record for most units sold in its debut week, but could end up being the most dominant album in terms of share of annual album sales. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.2 ...

  4. Exclusive: EMI Resolves Lawsuit With Cash Money Over Licensing Payments

    March 23, 2012 6:21 PM EDT EMI has settled its lawsuit with Cash Money Records over unpaid licensing fees that appeared to be connected to Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III. In 2009, EMI had sued Cash Money for "direct, contributory and vicarious inducement of copyyright ...

  5. Urban Power List: Paul Rosenberg

    January 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST Paul Rosenberg Co-Founder, Shady Records CEO, Goliath Artist Management Website: ShadyRecords.com Twitter: @bunyan71 Mr. Big Thirteen years ago, Paul Rosenberg appeared in a skit on Eminem's debut album, The Slim Shady LP , in which the " ...

  6. How Jay-Z and Kanye West Beat the Leakers With 'Watch the Throne'

    August 12, 2011 12:34 PM EDT (This is an abridged version of Steven J. Horowitz's article in the August 20 issue of Billboard titled "Protecting the 'Throne'." For the full article, head here to purchase the issue , and here for a subscription , which ...

  7. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem, when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," f ...

  8. Eminem's 'Recovery' First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads, Adele Likely To Follow Next Week

    July 05, 2011 7:49 PM EDT This week, Eminem's "Recovery" becomes the first album to sell a cumulative 1 million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 2010 Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope set's total digital haul now stands a ...

  9. Alex Da Kid Launches New Label Through Interscope

    June 02, 2011 9:57 AM EDT Interscope Records announced yesterday (June 1) the launch of a new label called KIDinaKORNER. The label will be spearheaded by Grammy winner and multi platinum music producer Alex Da Kid. Alex Da Kid is best known as the producer of hit songs suc ...

  10. Eminem, Brisk Tea Announce Shady Records Partnership

    February 11, 2011 4:57 PM EST If you happened to catch Eminem and Brisk Ice Tea's Super Bowl advertisement last weekend (below), and enjoyed seeing an aggravated Slim Shady rendered in miniature claymation ranting for 30 seconds straight, you're in luck: There's ...

  11. Eminem 'Thrilled' By Super Bowl Ad, 'Focused' On Grammys, Says Manager

    February 08, 2011 9:53 AM EST Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg says he and the rapper are both overwhelmed by the rapturous response to the two-minute Chrysler 200 ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV telecast. Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Centr ...

  12. Musicians & Video Games: A Perfect Marriage

    February 01, 2011 7:52 AM EST The biggest music party of 2010 wasn't at Coachella and didn't have anything to do with the Grammy Awards. It was barely advertised and not open to the public. Still, it packed L.A.'s Staples Center last June with a headlining set b ...

  13. Eminem Eyeing Another Movie Role in Fox Crime Thriller

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nine years after making his film debut in "8 Mile," Eminem could be returning to the big screen. The rapper plans to star in a crime thriller, "Random Acts of Violence," for 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has confirme ...

  14. Eminem, Katy Perry Are 2010's Top Sellers

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem's comeback reached another landmark today, as his "Recovery" LP was officially confirmed as the United States' best-selling album of 2010, with 3.42 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The MC had previou ...

  15. Why Have Sales of Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' Declined So Drastically?

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST After topping the Billboard 200 chart a month ago with his fifth studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which sold 496,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, Kanye West has nothing short of disappeared sel ...

  16. Eminem Lands First Movie Role in 8 Years with 'Southpaw'

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eight years after earning raves in acting debut "8 Mile," Eminem is set to return to the screen in another redemptive drama. DreamWorks has acquired the rights to "Southpaw," a boxing movie starring the rapper as a welterweight ...

  17. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  18. Robbie Williams' Hits Set Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams makes a No. 1 start across Europe with "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI). It debuts atop Billboard's European Albums chart as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Inters ...

  19. Phil Collins Holds On To Euro Albums No. 1

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Phil Collins leads Billboard's European Albums chart with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), in a vintage-looking top ten that also includes Eric Clapton, Santana and Neil Young . Eminem 's "Love The ...

  20. Phil Collins' 'Going Back' Tops Euro Chart

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins has Europe's new favorite album, climbing 2-1 on Billboard's European Albums list with "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music), as Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihan ...

  21. Appeals Court Rules For Eminem In Royalty Lawsuit

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court has found Eminem's former production company is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. A federal jury last year had ruled against F.B.T. Productions LLC in its lawsuit against U ...

  22. Iron Maiden, Shakira Reign On Euro Charts

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden 's "The Final Frontier" (EMI) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as the No. 1 berth on European Hot 100 Singles is occupied for a sixth straight week by "Waka Waka (This Time For Afr ...

  23. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 On Billboard 200; Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" unsurprisingly holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a seventh nonconsecutive week—the longest reign for an album since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" snagged 11 weeks atop the list in late 2008 and e ...

  24. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals On U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "gr ...

  25. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  26. Eminem Meets Susan Boyle At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" slips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000, marking its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claim ...

  27. Eminem Aiming For No. 1 Return

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Arcade Fire celebrated its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 past this past week with the arrival of "The Suburbs," it's looking like a familiar face will return to the top slot next week: Eminem. His "Recovery" ...

  28. Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift Sweep in With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week, as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's " ...

  29. Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "M ...

  30. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Afri ...

  31. Avenged Sevenfold Tops Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Avenged Sevenfold garners its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Nightmare" arrives atop the list, bumping Eminem's "Recovery" to No. 2 after a five week reign at No. 1. Avenged begins with 163,000 according ...

  32. Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Avenged Sevenfold snares its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Nightmare" bows atop the list with 163,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set's arrival ends (at least temporarily) Eminem's reign at ...

  33. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  34. Eminem's ‘Recovery’ Continues In Europe

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup mov ...

  35. Eminem's 'Recovery' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem regains the leadership of the European Albums chart with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while "California Gurls," (Virgin) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg , begins a third week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles ...

  36. Eminem Still Tops On Billboard 200, Korn And Newsboys Arrive High

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem holds at No. 1 for a fourth week on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery," marking the longest streak atop the list since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" wrapped a six-week run at No. 1 on the Jan. 16 chart . . . Korn ...

  37. Mid-Year Chart Best-Sellers Re-cap

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the 2010 year half over, we pause to take a glance at some of the top selling albums and songs so far and how they stack up compared to where we were a year ago. Thanks to Eminem's recently released "Recovery," we squeak by wit ...

  38. Chart Moves: Eminem, Katy Perry, 'Twilight,' Taio Cruz

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem : The hip-hop king holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week with "Recovery" with 313,000 (down 58%) while the top debut belongs to the-Dream's "Love King" at No. 4 with 58,000. With the top of the ta ...

  39. Eminem Scores Second Week Atop Euro Albums Chart

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a second week with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while European Hot 100 Singles has a new champion as "California Gurls," (Virgin/EMI) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop D ...

  40. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  41. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" stands tall for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 313,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in its sophomore frame. In two weeks' time, it's racked up 1.1 million in sales . . . The-D ...

  42. Eminem Holds Off Scissor Sisters On U.K. Chart

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album and Katy Perry a second atop the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Snoop Dogg . "Recovery&qu ...

  43. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a s ...

  44. Eminem's Huge 'Recovery' Leads Big Week On Billboard 200

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday , Eminem's "Recovery" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a massive 741,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest sales week for a single album since Oc ...

  45. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  46. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 741,000

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" will blast in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with 741,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC's &q ...

  47. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For At Least 700k In First Week

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Things just got better for Eminem. Industry sources predicted Wednesday that Em’s new "Recovery" album, released on June 21, was on track to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with perhaps 600,000 copies sold by week's ...

  48. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by wee ...

  49. Drake's 'Thank Me Later' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 447,000

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Thank Me Later" bows with 447,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album . . . However, we cou ...

  50. Eminem Delays 'Relapse 2,' Preps 'Refill' For December

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Eminem is pushing his "Relapse 2," originally scheduled for a late 2009 release , to next year. Meanwhile, he'll re-release his fifth studio album with seven bonus tracks as "Relapse: Refill" on Aftermath/Interscope Dec. 2 ...

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