In My Own Words

  1. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  2. Exclusive: Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 7:24 PM EST Left to right: Barry Weiss, Ne-Yo and Ethiopia Habtemariam Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Ent ...

  3. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Frid ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Ne-Yo Scores Second No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" enters at the summit. Amid a heavy week for new releases, the Def Jam set moved 251,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, fueled by i ...

  7. Ne-Yo and Michael Buble Lead Busy Chart

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo and Michael Buble bow at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 -- it's the second chart-topper for the former and a new high for the latter ... The pair are just two of six debuts in the top 10 this week. Rush, Miranda Lamber ...

  8. Review: Ne-Yo’s ‘Because Of You’

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo: “Because of You” Producers: various Def Jam Release Date: May 1 Now that the world has become familiar with his lyrics and vocals, Ne-Yo is spicing things up with a sophomore album that's unpredictable and decidedly more pop than his 2 ...

  9. Daughtry Heads Back to No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry returns to No. 1 as a bland Feb. 27 release slate generates a sleepy Billboard 200 chart ... Nelly Furtado returns to the top 10 on the big chart for the first time since August ... Ciara makes a big jump ... We've got a look at the ...

  10. Norah Notches Third Week at No. 1

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and ...

  11. Hawthorne Heights Sues Victory Records, Label Head

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band wants recording agreement rescinded. Hawthorne Heights filed a lawsuit today (Aug. 7) against its record label, Victory Records, and label head Tony Brummel. The band claims that Brummel's "overly-aggressive, unethical and illegal s ...

  12. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. ...

  13. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set jumps up from No. 3 last week. After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, ...

  14. Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career this week. "Reality Check" (UTP/Atlantic) sold 174,000 copies this week in the United States, accordin Rapper Juvenile scores the No. 1 spo ...

  15. Ne-Yo's 'Words' Speak Volumes At No. 1

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moves 301,000 copies. In a hot week for new albums in the top 10, R&B singer Ne-Yo's debut solo release flies straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. "In My Own Words" (Def Jam) sold 301,000 copies in the United States, accordin ...