Hootie & the Blowfish

  1. Daft Punk Leads Debut-Filled Top Four On Billboard 200

    May 29, 2013 11:01 AM EDT Led by Daft Punk at No. 1, the entire top four on the Billboard 200 are debuts this week. The dance/electronic duo’s new Random Access Memories launches at atop the tally with 339,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last nigh ...

  2. Backbeat: Darius Rucker Debuts 'True Believers' At CMA Week With Mike Dungan, Frank Rogers, More

    October 31, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Darius Rucker peforms with songwriter Frank Rogers. (Photo: Chris Hollo) Darius Rucker previewed his third Capitol Records Nashville album, True Believers , today (Oct. 30) for an industry crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nash ...

  3. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  4. It's Official: Mike Dungan Appointed Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville

    February 29, 2012 12:42 PM EST As Billboard.biz exclusively reported last week, Mike Dungan -- no. 85 on Billboard's recent "Power 100" list -- has been appointed chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville Entertainment, the company announced in a statement ...

  5. Lil Wayne's 'Human Being' Leaps 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week. The set moves from No. 16 to No. 1 with 125,000 sol ...

  6. Discs Drive Lil Wayne's 'Human' 16-1 on Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 exclusively from download sales, its CD release pushes it to No. 1 in its third chart week, selling 125,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Da ...

  7. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Not A Human Being' Could Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's staggered release of "I Am Not A Human Being" might just pay off in a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry prognosticators are projecting that the CD edition of the album -- which was released this ...

  8. UMPG Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Darius Rucker

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Darius Rucker, who has established a successful solo country music career aside from his Hootie & the Blowfish fame. The deal encompasses all of his ...

  9. Metallica Edges Ne-Yo, Nelly To Remain No. 1

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" holds tight at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week after its first full frame at retail. The Warner Bros. set sold 337,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan; it debuted ...

  10. Metallica Holds At No. 1, Ne-Yo Arrives In Second

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 while new arrivals from Ne-Yo, Nelly, Darius Rucker, DJ Khaled and Buckcherry all start in the top 10 . . . In Progress Reports, we've g ...

  11. Music Widget Company Gets $2 Million Boost

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported music widget company TrueAnthem raised $2 million in seed funding from unnamed investors. The San Francisco-based company went live this April, creating and distributing artist-based music widgets that allow fans to stream and downloa ...

  12. Hootie Delays Summer Tour

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hootie & the Blowfish is again delaying the start of its summer tour as lead singer Darius Rucker recovers from a staph infection in his left knee. Rucker has undergone three surgeries to clear the infection and is still trying to rehabilitate ...

  13. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  14. Staind's 'Chapter V' Makes It Mark At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern r ...

  15. The Beat

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of platinum-selling veteran acts that have been silent for awhile are returning to the scene. Hootie & the Blowfish and Blues Traveler have signed new deals with Vanguard Records. Read Meli A pair of platinum-selling veteran acts th ...

  16. WMG Drops Catalog Prices

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lowering the cost on 1,776 titles, the largest devaluation in WEA's 33-year history. In a move merchandisers praised, the new ownership of Warner Music Group is lower ...