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  1. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  2. Chart Moves: Adele, LMFAO, Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Derulo

    May 26, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (134 million in aud ...

  3. Chart Moves: Pitbull, Adele, Lady Gaga, Matthew Morrison

    May 19, 2011 2:57 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, strengthening its lock atop the chart with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week and the Greatest Gainer ...

  4. Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire

    May 12, 2011 11:47 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: The singer/songwriter ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Hot Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to ...

  5. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Javier Colon, Adele, Carole King

    May 05, 2011 12:40 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry, Adele: Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, having sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, e ...

  6. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  7. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Is No. 1 on Top 40 Radio, Sets Airplay Record

    May 02, 2011 12:25 PM EDT As "E.T." spends a third week atop Mainstream Top 40, Katy Perry rewrites her own mark for the most weekly plays for any title in the 18-year history of the Nielsen BDS-based pop radio airplay survey. "E.T.," featuring Kanye We ...

  8. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele

    April 28, 2011 11:15 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at ...

  9. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Lady Antebellum

    April 21, 2011 6:30 PM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Rihanna: As previously reported , "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  10. Rihanna's 'S&M' Tops Billboard Hot 100, Breaks Two Chart Records; Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Debuts

    April 20, 2011 12:19 PM EDT Rihanna's "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (April 21) on Billboard.biz, granting the singer her 10th No. 1 on the survey and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. Having first reigned ato ...

  11. Chart Moves: Rihanna & Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, 'Tron,' ACM Awards

    April 14, 2011 9:14 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. The fo ...

  12. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  13. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Duran Duran, The Civil Wars

    March 31, 2011 11:55 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As previously reported , the singer's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the ninth album to yield four No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004 ...

  14. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 -- Perry Is 'So Thrilled'

    March 30, 2011 12:21 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, rises 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors. The space age ...

  15. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled ...

  16. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, "Glee," Rebecca Black, Chris Brown

    March 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Lady Gaga: "Born This Way" spends a sixth consecutive week -- its entire chart life -- at the Hot 100's summit. The lead single and title track from her third studio album, due May 23, becomes her second No ...

  17. 'Glee' Original Songs, Rebecca Black, Nate Dogg Debut on Digital Songs Chart

    March 23, 2011 11:30 AM EDT On the Digital Songs chart this week, "Glee's" original songs score big, Rebecca Black's "Friday" debuts and Nate Dogg is remembered. While Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West ) retains the No. 1 ...

  18. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Records; Lupe Fiasco, Christian Music on Billboard 200

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Ho ...

  19. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  20. Adele's '21' Holds Top Of Billboard 200

    March 09, 2011 9:30 AM EST Adele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little more than 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the yea ...

  21. Chart Moves: Now 37, Rihanna, Big Time Rush, Jennifer Lopez, Kesha

    March 03, 2011 10:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- "Now 37" : With 304,000 sold in three weeks' time according to Nielsen SoundScan, the compilation album is selling at a faster clip than "Now 36," which took six weeks to push past the same threshold. ...

  22. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  23. The Premio Lo Nuestro Bounce: Cristian Castro, Prince Royce, Camila, RKM & Ken-Y Jump on Latin Charts

    February 24, 2011 1:04 PM EST Buoyed by his performance on Premio Lo Nuestro, Mexican crooner Cristian Castro's "Viva El Príncipe" (Universal Latino) saw a sales increase of over 50% that led it once again to the top of Billboard's Latin Albums chart this w ...

  24. Chart Moves: Grammys, Grammys, Grammys! (And Ella Fitzgerald)

    February 24, 2011 11:39 AM EST Ella lands her highest charting album in almost 50 years (Photo: Getty Images) The Billboard 200: Grammys! Grammys!! Grammys!!!: As detailed yesterday in our usual Wednesday chart story , the 53rd Grammy Awards smiled on the Billboard charts this ...

  25. Chart Moves: Mumford & Sons, Beatles, Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-Fueled Resurgence

    February 17, 2011 1:16 PM EST The Billboard 200: -- Mumford & Sons, Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan: As detailed in yesterday's morning story about the Billboard 200 , Mumford & Sons has the highest-ranking album impacted by the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards. Its "Sigh No ...

  26. Mumford & Sons, Justin Bieber Get Big Chart Bump From Grammy Appearances

    February 16, 2011 5:44 PM EST CBS' broadcast of the 53rd Grammy Awards shines bright on the Billboard sales charts this week, as a bevy of acts earn gains thanks to the show. Impressive, considering Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on ...

  27. 'Now 37' Livens Up Billboard 200 At No. 1; Grammys Spark Gains

    February 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST The "Now That's What I Call Music 37" compilation shakes up the top of the Billboard 200 as it debuts at No. 1 with 151,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time the top slot has seen a figure larger ...

  28. Chart Moves: Tumbling Down the 200; Plus Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown

    February 10, 2011 9:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Wisin & Yandel : Three acts that debuted in the top 10 last week all tumble by at least 25 positions this week -- Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" falls 1-26, Iron and Wine's "Ki ...

  29. Decemberists' 'The King Is Dead' Tops Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Decemberists top the charts. (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  30. Nielsen SoundScan Adds Digital Song Genre Reports; Rock Tops 2010 Digital Song Sales

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Nielsen SoundScan has added new Digital Song Genre Reports to its cache of services. These reports are based on the Digital Song Genre Charts that debuted in early-2010 in a partnership with Billboard. These reports offer a new capabilities such a ...

  31. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 In SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look any more different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide as the No. 1-debuting set-from a rather unlikely band-sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  32. Chart Moves: Edward Sharpe, Usher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Lady Antebellum: At No. 12, the trio's "A Merry Little Christmas" EP flies with a 58-pos ...

  33. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Kari Jobe, Mumford & Sons, Big Time Rush

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: In the final tracking week of the year (week ending Jan. 2, 2011), Swift's "Speak Now" held at No. 1, selling 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 72%) as the chart adjusts back to non-holi ...

  34. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. In Final Week Of 2010: Swift & Mars Still Tops, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 begins to approach normality again as many holiday-flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielsen SoundScan ...

  37. Chart Moves: "Glee," Kanye West, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Lonely Island

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: The country diva's "Speak Now" continues to reign at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week with 276,000 while Susan Boyle 's "The Gift" stands still at No. 2, with 240,000 (down 6 ...

  38. Bruno Mars' 'Grenade' Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bruno Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting tracks as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry's three-week run at ...

  39. Christmas Lights Up Billboard Sales Charts

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted , Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276 ...

  40. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Paul McCartney

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Kanye West: All but 43 of the albums on the Billboard 200 chart see an increase in sales this week, thanks to consumers stocking up on Christmas gifts. In the top 50, only seven sets post a decline. And of the seven, four are ...

  41. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Black Keys, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, deadmau5

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle and T.I.: Rapper T.I. was no match for Susan Boyle's soothing sounds this week . Boyle ...

  42. Chart Moves: Pink, Katy Perry, AMAs, Amazon MP3, Pink Floyd

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Kanye West & Nicki Minaj : As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots , respectively, on the Billboard 200. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj ...

  43. Pink's 'Glass' Rises to No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST P!nk is set to celebrate her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart to be released on Thursday (Dec. 2) with “Raise Your Glass” (2-1). The singer was last atop the list in September 2008 for a single frame with “So What.” P!nk’s first Hot 100 ...

  44. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Dr. Dre, Rihanna

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle/Jackie Evancho : The top two rungs of the Billboard 200 chart are brought to you by Simon Cowell's Syco Music imprint and his "Got Talent" TV franchise. At No. 1, former "Britain's Got Tale ...

  45. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 d ...

  46. Far East Movement's 'G6' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following a two-week break, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its third cumulative week at No. 1. The song was removed from the perch two weeks ago by Ke$h ...

  47. Chart Moves: Far East Movement, "Glee," Susan Boyle, Josh Groban

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle : The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant turned singing sensation scored her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week as her holiday-themed "The Gift" opened atop the list with 318, ...

  48. A 'Dream' Come True: 'Glee' Cast and Susan Boyle Top Charts

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week. "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top selling song in the United States last week, as ...

  49. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Sugarland, Rihanna, Tim McGraw and more

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Sugarland : The three acts populate Nos. 1-3 on the Billboard 200 , mark ...

  50. 'Glee's' 'Teenage Dream' Targeting Big Chart Bow Next Week

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Dream" on, Gleeks: It looks like the show's rendition of "Teenage Dream" is going to debut big on the Billboard charts next week. The "Glee" cast's take on Katy Perry's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single ...

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