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  1. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.21 Million -- Biggest Sales Week for an Album Since 2002

    October 30, 2012 7:56 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift's "Red" sold a whopping 1.208 million copies last week in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's more than any album has sold in a single week since 2002, when Eminem's "The ...

  2. Do Strong Pre- and Post-Holiday Music Sales Point To Another Up Year?

    January 20, 2012 12:50 PM EST After U.S. album sales posted their first annual increase in seven years, the recording industry is now left to wonder whether an encore is possible in 2012.' Based on recorded-music sales during the year-end holiday season and sales during t ...

  3. Sears and Kmart to Close Over 100 Stores After Slow Holiday Sales

    December 28, 2011 9:00 AM EST In a fast reaction to low holiday sales, Sears Holding Corp. announced Tuesday Dec. 27 that it will close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. In a press release, the company said it has seen a 5.2 percent drop in sales in the last two mo ...

  4. Alliance Names Former Universal Music Exec Mike Davis President

    June 20, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Former Universal Music Enterprises executive Mike Davis has been named president of Alliance Entertainment , filling a void at the company that has existed since Alan Tuchman resigned as CEO in April . Davis had previously been executive VP/GM of ...

  5. Sears Holdings Introduces Netflix-Like Service

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Retail giant Sears Holdings--parent of Sears and Kmart--has tossed its hat into the online video arena with the launch of a new Netflix-like service called Alphaline Entertainment. The service is powered by Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow platform ...

  6. Vevo Passes Hulu In Users, Finds Hispanic Niche

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Vevo launched last December, the music video-centric joint venture—backed by competing record companies Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group, investor Abu Dhabi Media, and even Google’s YouTube—had all the makings of what Lady G ...

  7. Justin Bieber Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200, MGMT Grabs Top Debut

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week with 92,000, and MGMT's second album "Congratulations" is the tally's highest debut, arriving at No ...

  8. MGMT's Top Debut On Billboard 200; Bieber Holds At No. 1

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week with 92,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . MGMT's second album, "Congratulations," is the tally's highest d ...

  9. The Billboard Q&A: MySpace Music Chief Courtney Holt

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In November, when MySpace Music hired industry veteran Courtney Holt as president, the site had features that didn't add up into a comprehensive strategy. The former head of new media and strategic marketing at Interscope and executive VP of ...

  10. Nikka Costa Returns With 'Pebble to a Pearl'

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nikka Costa tells billboard.biz the music on her new album, "Pebble to a Pearl," is "the raw answer to the sweet, formulaic music of today." The singer/songwriter's third album was released Oct. 14 through Stax Records. &q ...

  11. 'High School Musical' Winner To Receive Disney Deal

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The winner of the ABC summer reality series "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" will receive a recording contract for two singles with Walt Disney Records. One of those singles will be a version of the song from the artist's w ...

  12. Koch Takes Helm At Handleman

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Steve Strome has retired as chairman and CEO of Handleman and is being replaced by Albert Koch, who has been named president and CEO. Koch is currently vice chairman and managing director of AlixPartners, an international financial advisory firm. ...

  13. Music, DVD Concerns Hinder Aussie Woolworths/Kmart Deal

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian competition watchdog has blocked a bid by Australian retail giant Woolworths to acquire mass merchant Kmart, in part because of concerns about the impact on the home entertainment retail market. The listed retail company was seeking ...

  14. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  15. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  16. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  20. Hot 'Damn,' Avril's No. 1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne takes "The Best Damn Thing" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 286,000 copies. It's her second chart-topper, following 2004's "Under My Skin" ... Nine Inch Nails notches its fourth straig ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Thalia Links With ABC Radio For Show

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mexican pop singer Thalia and ABC Radio have teamed up to produce a syndicated radio show. The two-hour weekly program, "Conexion Thalia," will focus on Latino culture and lifestyle fashion and celebrities. A formal announcement and deta ...

  23. '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 ...

  24. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  25. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  26. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  27. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  28. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  29. Handleman Q4 Profits Down

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. ran into trouble in its fiscal fourth quarter to finish out the year with profits cut more than half of the previous year total. The Handleman Co. ran into trouble in its fiscal fourth quarter to finish out the year with profits ...

  30. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Aus ...

  31. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  32. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  33. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  34. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  35. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  36. Handleman Losing 400 Kmart Stores

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has announced that its decades-long relationship as the sole music supplier to Kmart will come to an end soon. Troy, Mich.-based Kmart informed the rackjobber that another supplier w NEW YORK -- The Handleman Co. has announced th ...

  37. Handleman Losing 400 Kmart Stores

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Accounts going to Alliance? The Handleman Co. has announced that its decades-long relationship as the sole music supplier to Kmart will come to an end soon. Troy, Mich.-based Kmart informed the rackjobber that another supplier will take over 400 s ...

  38. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first t AUSTIN, Texas -- Handleman Co. ...

  39. Handleman To Exclusively Handle Tommy Lee Set

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Handleman Co. says it has entered into to be the exclusive distributor of Tommy Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," scheduled to be released in August. The deal marks the first time Handleman Handleman Co. says it has enter ...

  40. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  41. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  42. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  43. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  44. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  45. Anchor Bay Names Key Execs

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named senior VP of sales, and Mary Thompson will be director of sales, national accounts. Anchor Bay Entertainment has added two sales positions. Ray Gagnon has been named ...

  46. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  47. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  48. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  49. Sources: Kmart Reviewing Handleman Ties

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As part of a re-examination of all its operations, Kmart is considering whether it should begin buying music directly from the majors, instead of using its rackjobber, the Handleman Co. As part of a re-examination of all its operations, Kmart is c ...

  50. Film Studios Mum On ClearPlay Suit

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's still unclear if the Directors Guild of America (DGA) plans to sue hardware manufacturer RCA and retail giant Wal-Mart for making and selling a new ClearPlay-enabled DVD player. LOS ANGELES--It's still unclear if the Directors Guild ...

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