I Dreamed a Dream

  1. 'Les Mis' Mania: Album Bows at No. 1 on Sdtks Chart, Anne Hathaway's 'Dream' Biggest Selling Track

    December 27, 2012 2:00 PM EST It's "Les Miserables" mania on the Billboard charts this week. "Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" arrives at No. 1 on the Soundtracks chart with 43,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It c ...

  2. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back At No. 1, Wiz Khalifa And Kesha Debut In Top 10

    December 12, 2012 10:55 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77 ...

  3. Usher Tops the Billboard 200; Ed Sheeran Debuts Strong; Bieber Poised to Conquer

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT R&B/pop superstar Usher nets his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's off quite a bit from the start of his last full ...

  4. Usher Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Looking 4 Myself'

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond ...

  5. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  6. How Lionel Richie Sold Nearly 20,000 Albums in an Hour on Home Shopping Network

    March 20, 2012 5:15 PM EDT As expected, Lionel Richie hit the upper limit of what the company projected he would do from the hour-long live performance broadcast by the Home Shopping Network on March 16. While Universal Music Group executives privately said they expected &q ...

  7. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Sells 479,000 In Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its handsome sales are the largest for a non-debuting album since S ...

  8. Rihanna, Susan Boyle Top U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:47 AM EST Susan Boyle's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returnin ...

  9. Adele's '21' on Track to Be 2011's Best-Selling Album -- Can Anything Top It?

    September 15, 2011 3:33 PM EDT With 3.4 million sold since its debut in February according to Nielsen SoundScan, Adele's XL/Columbia album "21" is the fastest-selling release of any year since 2005. The last set to sell at a quicker clip was 50 Cent's " ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Takes No. 1 in Record-Low Sales Week

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST This week, though Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, it does so while earning a dubious honor. With just 52,000 copies sold (down 32%), it earns the distinction of notch ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Mumford & Sons 'Over The Moon' At Double Grammy Nod

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons is celebrating its double Grammy nod. The band has recently returned from a tour in the U.S. where it has moved 428,000 copies of its debut "Sigh No More" according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

  15. Susan Boyle Likely To Return To Billboard 200 Summit

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A year ago next week, Susan Boyle was tops on the Billboard 200 chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream." And next week her second album "The Gift" (Syco/Sony Music) looks like it will make a return engagement to the top ...

  16. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...

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

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Both the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" series and "Britain's Got Talent" contestant-turned singing-sensation Susan Boyle make waves atop Billboard's charts this week. "Glee" earns its first No. 1 on the Digit ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, ...

  20. Susan Boyle Announces New Album 'The Gift,' 'Perfect Day' Single

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle will follow last year's record-setting debut "I Dreamed a Dream" with "The Gift," her second full-length. Set for release Nov. 9 on SYCO/Columbia Records, the 10-track album will feature the "Britain' ...

  21. Chart Moves: Eminem, Jackie Evancho, Taylor Swift, 'Bed Intruder Song'

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: This week, the hip-hop king's "Recovery" returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albu ...

  22. Eminem Recovers No. 1 On Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Chart Moves: Avenged Sevenfold, Usher, Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Avenged Sevenfold: The rock band's "Nightmare" bumps Eminem's "Recovery" from ...

  25. Sources: Susan Boyle Recording Christmas Album

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Susan Boyle is in the studio recording a Christmas album according to U.S. retail sources. While details on what will be on the album are still unclear, Sony is targeting an October streetdate for the as-yet-untitled album. Columbia spokeswoman Fr ...

  26. Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Week

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" album hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth consecutive week, selling 195,000 (down 15%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first set to notch four straight frames at No. 1 since Susan Bo ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's no surprise this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Eminem's "Recovery" holds atop the tally for a second week, selling 313,000 (down 58%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. In two weeks' time, the al ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Drake Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake's "Thank Me Later" bows, as expected, with an eye-popping 447,000 copies at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album. The top tw ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Global Recorded Music Market Down 7.2%

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Trade revenues for global recorded music market totaled $17.03 billion in 2009 according to the IFPI - a year-on-year decline of 7.2% . The trade group's annual "Recording Industry in Numbers" shows that physical sales were down 12. ...

  34. Sade Clocks Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, ...

  35. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  36. Sade Stays Put At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's a slow week on the Billboard 200, as Sade's "Soldier of Love" album retains the No. 1 position for a second frame, selling 190,000 copies (down 62%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the top 40 of the Billboard 2 ...

  37. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 For Second Week

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "N ...

  38. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" g ...

  39. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 With 502,000

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST With its first studio album in nearly 10 years, Sade's "Soldier of Love" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the act its second chart-topper . . . All told, the group ...

  40. Business Matters: Viacom, Mel Karmazin, Susan Boyle and More

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Viacom is seeking a refund on its 2008 earn-out paymen ...

  41. Grammy Awards Shine On Billboard 200 While Lady A Holds At No. 1

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, new efforts from Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie debut in the top 10 . . . Meanwhile, the Grammy Awards make major waves on the tally. Sal ...

  42. Lady Gaga, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga maintains pole position on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), but loses out to a new female frontrunner on European Hot 100 Singles, as her "Bad Romance" is replaced at No. ...

  43. Lady Antebellum Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 481,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the biggest debut sales week for any album since Susan Boyle& ...

  44. Australian Music Market Up 4.8% In 2009

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The record business down under is on the ascent. Full-year 2009 trade figures issued today (Feb. 3) by labels body ARIA show a 4.8% gain in wholesale revenue to $446.1 million Australian ($395 million), powered by a booming digital music sector an ...

  45. Lady Antebellum Leads Banner Week For EMI

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's second album, "Need You Now," crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 481,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan—the biggest sales week of 2010 and the best opening for a country set since 2008 . . . It' ...

  46. Sales Spikes For Big Day Out, Triple J Acts

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The influence of Australia's giant Big Day Out festival and the Triple J radio network's Hottest 100 countdown has sparked several spikes on the country's sales charts. British acts Muse and Mumford & Sons are among the key bene ...

  47. Lady Gaga Scores Euro Chart Double

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga pulls off a European chart double on Billboard's new composite sales charts, extending her reign on European Albums with "The Fame" to a fourth consecutive week and climbing back 2-1 on Hot 100 Singles with "Bad Roman ...

  48. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" charity album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 171,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history . . . The set is one o ...

  49. 'Hope For Haiti' Album Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope For Haiti Now" charity album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 171,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history. The MTV Networ ...

  50. Analysis: Digital Album Sales Big For Now

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital sales account for an abnormally high percentage of sales for some of this week's top albums. In spite of some incredible digital numbers, these albums appear to be deviations from the norm rather than signals that digital sales growth ...

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