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  1. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Speak About Success, Empowerment at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 6:30 PM EST Katy Perry being interviewed by Jon Stewart at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony (photo: Michael Seto) "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year&quo ...

  2. Adele's '21' Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    November 27, 2012 8:08 PM EST Adele's mega-selling "21" album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, &quo ...

  3. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected ...

  4. Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' Reaches 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    August 22, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" album becomes the latest release to join the 10 million-sellers club, as it crosses the mammoth threshold this week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the band's debut set -- released in 2000 -- sold ...

  5. Adele Still Steals the Show

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT With her 73rd week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, Adele moves into a league of her own Hardly a week goes by where Adele's "21" (XL/Columbia) doesn't rack up another impressive record or statistic. This week, as 21 spends ...

  6. Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Take Top 2 on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Country group Zac Brown Band nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Uncaged" starts with a larger-than-expected 234,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earns the act its best sales week yet, trumping the 153,000 th ...

  7. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." Tha ...

  8. Exclusive: Alanis Morissette's New Album on Collective Sounds Announced for August

    May 02, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues "Havoc and Bright Lights" on Aug. 28. Her seventh studio album, it is her first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, ...

  9. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  10. Adele's '21' First Album Since 2005 With 30 Weeks of 100,000-Plus Sales

    December 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST This week, Adele's "21" becomes the first album since 2005 to notch 30 weeks of 100,000-plus sales. The blockbuster set moved 399,000 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking not only its best sales frame ever, but its 30th non-con ...

  11. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 11:32 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist ...

  12. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  13. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  14. Adele Smashes Madonna's U.K. Chart Record In Tenth Week At No. 1

    April 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT With XL Recordings' Adele continuing to rewrite the U.K. album sales record book, Jennifer Lopez scored her third No. 1 single in the territory yesterday (Sunday) with "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull. Adele ...

  15. Chart Beat: Best of 2009, Part 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  16. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously l ...

  17. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  18. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  19. Duffy Doubles Up On Euro Charts

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, A&M/Universal's Duffy completes the pan-European "double," holding at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" and climbing back 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Mercy." Th ...

  20. Morissette To Enter Canadian Hall Of Fame

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alanis Morissette will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame during next year's Canadian Music Week (March 5-8, 2008). Morissette will be honored for her lifetime contribution March 8 at the Canadian Radio Music Awards, wh ...

  21. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  22. 19th 'Now' At The Peak For Second Week

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Dane Cook debuts at No. 4. The 19th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series, featuring acts like Destiny's Child and Gwen Stefani, remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecut ...

  23. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, "Jagged Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) ...

  24. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Special performance kicks off acoustic release. Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, &qu ...

  25. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  26. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  27. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  28. Exclusively Wrong: What Is Maverick Accomplishing With Starbucks Deal?

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The March 12 issue of <i>Billboard</i> alerted me that once again the shortsightedness of the recorded-music industry is in full force. According to a cover story in that issue, Maverick is issuing an The following is an open letter to ...

  29. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-week window before it NEW YORK -- Traditional music r ...

  30. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants dismayed over six-week exclusive. Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-wee ...

  31. Alanis Re-Recording 'Jagged Little Pill'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Jagged Little Pill," Alanis Morissette and the album's producer/co-writer Glen Ballard are recording an acoustic version of the landmark set, Billboard.biz has To commemorate the 10th annivers ...