Greatest Hits

  1. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston, Rolling Stones' New Greatest Hits Albums Debut

    November 23, 2012 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, One Direction found a home at No. 1 with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia effort moved 540,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the third-large ...

  2. Kenny Chesney Rules, Don Williams Returns to Top Country Albums Chart

    June 29, 2012 2:21 PM EDT Billboard's Top Country Albums chart welcomes Kenny Chesney's Welcome to the Fishbowl to No. 1. The set is the star's 11th No. 1 on the tally and arrives with 193,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since he first reign ...

  3. Chart Moves: Keane & Karmin's Albums Debut, Pitbull's Not-Quite Career-Spanning Hits Set Arrives

    May 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The Billboard 200: As previously reported, Carrie Underwood stayed steady atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week with Blown Away . The set -- her third No. 1 -- sold 120,000 with a 55% drop in sales. Meanwhile, Adele's 21 album ...

  4. Adele's '21' Passes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on UK's All-Time Best Selling Albums List

    May 03, 2012 2:14 PM EDT (Getty Images) The Official U.K. Charts Company announced today (May 3) that Adele's blockbuster "21" album has surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in total U.K. sales. "21's" to-date U.K. sales now ...

  5. Tupac's Virtual Coachella Appearance Spurs Huge Sales Bump

    April 27, 2012 9:20 AM EDT News of the late Tupac Shakur's virtual appearanc e on the first Sunday (April 15) of the annual Coachella Festival has spurred a re-entry for his Greatest Hits album on the Billboard 200 chart and a jump on the Social 50 for his onstage duet ...

  6. Snoop Dogg's Social 50 Chart Gain, Courtesy of Coachella

    April 26, 2012 8:21 PM EDT Tupac Shakur's virtual appearances at the Coachella Music Festival (April 15 and 22) spurs a gain for his on-stage duet partner, Snoop Dogg, on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. Tupac's Virtual Coachella Appearance Spurs Huge Sale ...

  7. Aretha Franklin Signs With ICM

    April 02, 2012 5:07 PM EDT Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin has signed with International Creative Management (ICM) in all areas. She was previously with William Morris Endeavor . The Queen of Soul, an 18-time Grammy winner, has had 20 No. 1 hits on Billboard's R& ...

  8. Monkees' Albums Sales Gain 1,265% Following Davy Jones' Death

    March 08, 2012 1:18 PM EST Following the death of the Monkees' Davy Jones on Feb. 29, the pop group returns to the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time since 2003. Davy Jones and the Monkees' Billboard Chart Legacy "The Best of the Monkees" re-e ...

  9. Bob Seger Ends iTunes Holdout

    September 12, 2011 12:00 PM EDT It's hard to believe that in this day and age there are still artists who refuse to sell their music on iTunes. I mean even the Beatles have made the jump. But today there's one less such holdout: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. ...

  10. Curb Records Files Breach-of-Contract Suit Against Tim McGraw

    May 17, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Curb Records on Friday filed a breach-of-contract suit in Davidson County Chancery Court against Tim McGraw in relation to McGraw's recording agreement with the label. At issue is what's referred to as the 12 masters for the "Emotio ...

  11. Foo Fighters Flying Towards First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 9:34 PM EDT After nearly 16 years, six studio albums, a live set and a greatest hits package, the Foo Fighters are finally heading for their first No. 1 album next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the band's newest album, "Wasting Light," ...

  12. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  13. Foo Fighters' 'Rope' Debuts at No. 1 on Rock Chart

    February 28, 2011 4:12 PM EST Foo Fighters reflect the building anticipation for "Wasting Light," their first studio album since 2007, as the set's first single, "Rope," roars in at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart. The song starts with 11.9 ...

  14. Australian 2010 Record Market Tumbles

    February 17, 2011 11:09 AM EST Australia's record market in 2010 endured an episode of bloodletting as the value of the business tumbled by 13.9%, according to a just-released reporty by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Digital music product enjoyed st ...

  15. Aerosmith Sales Up 250% Since Steven Tyler Became 'American Idol' Judge

    February 09, 2011 9:25 AM EST Steven Tyler's popularity on American Idol is boosting Aerosmith's music sales. Since Season 10 premiered on Jan. 19, with Tyler making his debut on the judges' panel alongside Jennifer Lopez, sales of his band's Greatest Hits ...

  16. Take That Surges To Euro Albums Chart Summit

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST British pop five-piece Take That has Europe's new No. 1 album with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal), replacing Rihanna 's "Loud," but the Barbadian star's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) mo ...

  17. What Next For Robbie Williams?

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats formed a coalition after the May 2010 general election in the U.K., there were plenty who said it could never last. Six months on and former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major reckons the partie ...

  18. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Univ ...

  19. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi lands another pan-European No. 1, as the band's new "Greatest Hits" compilation (Mercury/Universal Island) makes a winning start on Billboard's European Albums chart. Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" ...

  20. Robbie Williams To Star In Video Game

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop superstar Robbie Williams is to feature in his own karaoke video game, "We Sing Robbie Williams." It will feature 25 tracks accompanied by all the original videos. The game is to be released by publisher Nordic Games, which stru ...

  21. Take That Stadium Tour Rumored For 2011

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The reunion of Take That with Robbie Williams is dominating the tabloids in the U.K. today (July 16) and the news has gone global, too. Take That and Robbie Williams are trending on Twitter, with Germans, Spaniards and the French getting just as e ...

  22. Robbie Williams Reunites With Take That (Almost)

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There has been plenty of speculation about U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams reuniting with Take That in the last few years. It has not happened yet, but Williams has dueted with main songwriter and former bandmate Gary Barlow on a new single. It is ...

  23. April Wine To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced that Canadian classic rock band April Wine will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on April 18. “With the release of their debut album in 1971, Ap ...

  24. Robbie Williams Heading For Ninth U.K. No. 1

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop singer Robbie Williams moved 85,000 copies of his comeback set "Reality Killed the Video Star" on the first day of release, according to label Virgin. Williams is currently ahead of boy band JLS in the mid-week chart based on fi ...

  25. Mixed Outlook For Michael Jackson Album Sales

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The new Michael Jackson record "This Is It" hits stores around the world on Monday, kicking off a week of money-spinning events dedicated to the "king of pop," but the outlook for the two-disc album is decidedly mixed. Experts ...

  26. Mariah Carey, Paramore In Race For No. 1

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore's third album "Brand New Eyes." Ba ...

  27. Cher, Bono Heirs Sue Universal Music Over Royalties

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cher has sued Universal Music Group, claiming that the label's creative accounting has shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, to the tune of $5 million. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, cla ...

  28. Creed To Reunite For Tour, Album

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Creed has announced all four of the original band members - Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall - will reunite for a summer tour and new album. The tour, the band's first in seven years, begins Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh. ...

  29. Bug Music Signs Joan Jett, Blackheart Records

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music Publishing has entered into a publishing agreement with guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Joan Jett and her Blackheart Records Group. Under the terms of the deal, Bug Music will represent Joan Jett’s renowned publishing catalog ...

  30. The Billboard Exclusive Q&A: Axl Rose

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been nine years since Axl Rose gave a substantial print interview. For all that time and more, he's been working on the album "Chinese Democracy," which finally arrived in late November. It was an arduous process, to say t ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen Nets Ninth No. 1 Album

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen shows the Billboard 200 who's the Boss, as his new album "Working on a Dream" debuts atop the list -- his ninth chart-topper. Only a handful of acts have achieved more No. 1 albums, but who are they? . . . Other hi ...

  32. Springsteen Rocks Super Bowl With Classic Hits

    February 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made the most of their 12 minutes during the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show tonight (Feb. 1) in Tampa, Fla., rocking through the classics "10th Avenue Freeze Out," "Born To Run," "Gl ...

  33. Springsteen Calls Wal-Mart Deal A Mistake

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD. Some ...

  34. Bruce Springsteen Prepping 'Darkness' Reissue

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is about to release a new album and play the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show, but there's another project in the works that will be received joyously by fans: a deluxe reissue of 1978's "Darkness on the Edge of Town ...

  35. 'Mamma Mia' Tops All-Time U.K. DVD Sales List

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Abba's "Mamma Mia! The Movie" (Universal Pictures) has become the biggest-selling DVD of all time in the United Kingdom, after huge sales over the Christmas period. The DVD was already the fastest-selling U.K. DVD of all-time, shift ...

  36. Wal-Mart Snags Springsteen Exclusive

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen is to release a greatest hits album exclusively through Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart's "Greatest Hits" is a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band collection, featuring 12 tracks including "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), ...

  37. Morrissey Unveils New Album

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Morrissey was on hand tonight (Dec. 11) in London to introduce a playback of his new Polydor/Decca album, "Years of Refusal," but he made no comment on recent reports of a Smiths reunion. A spokesman later declined to comment on a story ...

  38. Reba McEntire Signs With Valory Music

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Reba McEntire has ended her 25-year association with MCA Nashville and signed with the Valory Music Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move reunites 2007 Billboard Woman of the Year McEntire with Scott Borchetta, now p ...

  39. McGraw To Host 'Saturday Night Live'

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 22. It will be his first appearance on the show. McGraw is the first country music artist of the new millennium to host the show, according to his publicist. Other country sta ...

  40. Ginuwine Preps New Album For 2009

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine is set to return in first-quarter 2009 with a new single and album. The as-yet-untitled project will be released on Notifi Records, with distribution through Warner Bros. Notifi is overseen by CEO Ira Dewitt. In addition to singer/songwri ...

  41. New Guns N' Roses Single Hits Radio Tomorrow

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22), constituting the first authorized new music from the group in nine ...

  42. McGraw Apologizes For 'Greatest Hits 3'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Tim McGraw has apologized to his fans for Curb Records' decision to release a third greatest hits package of his material. According to a release from his publicist, "Greatest Hits 3" was released on Oct. 7 without ...

  43. Ten Weeks Atop Euro Chart For Coldplay

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's reign on European Top 100 Albums moves into double figures as "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), starts a tenth week at No. 1. Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin) begins a third w ...

  44. Nas Nabs Fifth No. 1 Album

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Nas achieves his fifth No. 1 album, it's ABBA mania on the charts as the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack charges at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with a huge gain. The pop group is also a main attraction on the Top Pop Catalog and Top Ca ...

  45. IFPI Platinum Award Milestone For Take That

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take That's comeback album, "Beautiful World" (Polydor), sailed past the triple IFPI Platinum Europe sales mark in the second quarter, having shifted more than three million units across Europe. "Beautiful World," released ...

  46. Neil Diamond Shines With First No. 1 Album

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond nabs the first No. 1 of his career as "Home Before Dark" bows atop the Billboard 200. The set's 146,000 start is his best debut sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Last week's chart-topp ...

  47. McGraw Teams With Wal-Mart For Hits Pack

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw will release a special limited edition combo pack of both his greatest hits albums on April 29. The release will be available only at Wal-Mart and will sell for $11.88. The package will contain both "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol. ...

  48. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  49. Rick Ross Is Boss At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross heads up The Billboard 200 this week with "Trilla," while new arrivals from Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus and Fat Joe join him in the top 20 ... Two more "Now" albums bow -- "Now 27" and "Now That' ...

  50. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

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