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  1. Gretchen Wilson, Sony Music Nashville Part Ways

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson and her longtime record label, Sony Music Nashville, have parted. Sony announced the split Tuesday, describing it as a mutual decision. Wilson shot to fame with her 2004 smash "Redneck Woman." He ...

  2. Carrie Underwood Takes 'Ride' To No. 1

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood celebrates her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and her second chart-topper on Top Country Albums as her sophomore effort "Carnival Ride" debuts with 527,000 ... The unique pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss yield ...

  3. Exclusive: Donnas Start Own Label, Prep New Album

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two albums with Atlantic, rock quartet the Donnas have formed their own label in a joint venture with Redeye Distribution, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The group's as-yet-untitled next album is due in mid-September. Produced by Jay ...

  4. Linkin Park Scores Year's Best Debut With 'Midnight'

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a big way this week, its 623,000 copies the highest first-week total of 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest debut week number si ...

  5. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  6. 'Infinity On' Top: Fall Out Boy Debuts at No. 1

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy rocks The Billboard 200 with its first No. 1 album as "Infinity on High" debuts in the penthouse ... Ashley Tisdale, best-known as a co-star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical," becomes the second member ...

  7. Gretchen Wilson's 'Jacked' Takes No. 1

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson's sophomore effort, "All Jacked Up," bows atop The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with a career-best sales week of 264,000 units in the U.S., according to Niels Gretchen Wilson's sop ...

  8. DualDisc Release Slate Heating Up

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's announcement that it will issue 18 DualDisc titles, all the majors and 5.1 Entertainment Group are stepping up with another 20 or so releases in the form On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainm ...

  9. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  10. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released on Friday in a Although it was legitimately av ...

  11. Eminem's 'Encore' Takes No. 1 Bow

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper sells 700K in abbreviated first week. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Released o ...

  12. Kenny Chesney Top Winner At CMA Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held tonight (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never previously won a CMA award, scored both the e Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Countr ...

  13. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Autobiography' posts 5% sales increase. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. The season ...

  14. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV ...

  15. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys. Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units sh ...

  16. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units shipped, the alb Beastie Boys achieve another platinu ...

  17. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed in sist It's Ashlee Simpson&# ...

  18. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut from Simpson sis moves 398K. It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed ...

  19. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  20. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  21. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  22. G-Unit's Banks Cashes In On Billboard 200

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lloyd Banks leads five debuts into the top 10 of The Billboard 200 this week. The G-Unit rapper's first solo effort "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope) bows at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 434,000 c Lloyd Banks leads five debuts i ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  25. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  26. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  27. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  28. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star sells 194K for ninth week at No. 1. Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine we ...

  29. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine weeks at the top since Usher's LaFace/Zomba album ...

  30. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  31. Usher Unmoved At Album-Chart Peak

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has started unpacking atop The Billboard 200, as "Confessions" shows no sign of moving out of the slot for its eighth week. Despite a 6% U.S. sales drop to 214,000 copies, according to Nielsen S Usher has started unpacking atop The ...

  32. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  33. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...