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  1. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  2. 'Juno' Kudos Lead to No. 1

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film "Juno" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, pushing aside Alicia Keys' "As I Am." It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the list since "Dreamgirls&qu ...

  3. Master P Named Digital Label President

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rap veteran and No Limit entrepreneur Percy "Master P" Miller has been appointed president of newly-created digital label Udub! Music. Joining the label's advisory board are Ernie Singleton and Jimmy Rosemond. Singleton is the forme ...

  4. Keys Holds, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the "Juno" soundtrack jumps to No. 2 ... Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Behind the Melody" arrives in the top 10, as does John Legend's Target-e ...

  5. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  6. Radiohead's 'Rainbows' Rises

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" makes a dramatic leap up the Billboard 200 to No. 1 after street-date violations pushed the album onto the chart early last week ... last week's chart-topper, Mary J. Blige's "Growing Pains,& ...

  7. Mary J. Blige Climbs To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As 2007 comes to a close, the queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Growing Pains," selling 205,000 in its second week of release. It debuted at No. 2 with 629,000 last week. Blige ascends to the ...

  8. Groban Still Tops, Blige Debuts at No. 2

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" refuses to budge for a fifth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, selling 757,000. Meanwhile, Mary J. Blige bows in the runner-up slot with her "Growing Pains" effort, shifting 629,000 ... Other debuts ...

  9. Christmas Bonanza For U.K. X Factor Winner?

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Teenage Scottish pop singer Leon Jackson should have a Christmas to remember. Jackson, the surprise winner of Britain's X Factor reality TV show on Dec. 15, is poised to claim the coveted Christmas No. 1 slot on the Official U.K. Singles Char ...

  10. Josh Groban's 'Noel' Is 2007's Top Selling Album ... For Now

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Noel" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a fourth week as the set motors through 669,000 ... With the album's total sales up to 2.77 million, it has now eclipsed the "High School Musical 2" soundtr ...

  11. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  12. UMG Nashville Shakes-Up Staff

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a major shake-up at Universal Music Group Nashville, industry veteran Bill Catino has exited his position as executive VP of promotion. He has been replaced by longtime MCA executive Royce Risser, who will hold the title of senior VP of promoti ...

  13. Josh Groban Grabs a Second Week at No. 1

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "Noel" as the Eagles surge to No. 2 with a 70% increase following the band's interview on "60 Minutes" ... Mannheim Steamroller collects its third top ...

  14. Universal Lands Turner

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group in Nashville has signed multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Turner to worldwide songwriter and co-publishing agreements. Turner's new album, "Everything is Fine" (MCA Nashville), debuted at No. 5 o ...

  15. Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's a happy holiday for Josh Groban, as the singer nabs his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with "Noel" ... It ascends to the chart's top slot with a career-high 405,000 -- thanks partially to his surprise performance ...

  16. Warner Bros. Enlists Wilson In Urban Role

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ken Wilson starts today (Nov. 26) as senior VP of urban promotion for Warner Bros. Records. The music industry veteran succeeds Cynthia Johnson, who exited the post earlier this year. Wilson most recently served in a similar position at J Records. ...

  17. Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys storms The Billboard 200 this week with "As I Am" (J), which debuts at No. 1 after selling 742,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best sales week for a solo female artist since No ...

  18. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  19. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  20. Paludan Splits With Universal Denmark

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jens-Otto Paludan will leave his post as managing director of Universal Music Denmark on Nov. 16, the executive said today. A replacement has yet to be named. Paludan says he will also step-down as chairman of the IFPI's Danish arm. The label ...

  21. Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With their first studio title in nearly 30 years, the Eagles land atop The Billboard 200 with "Long Road Out of Eden," which sold 711,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles Recording Co. album, availa ...

  22. Eagles Fly Ahead Of Britney Spears On Billboard 200

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road out of Eden," the Eagles' first full-length studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with a whopping 711,000 -- the second-largest sales week of ...

  23. Roberts Returns To Universal South

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Denise Roberts joins Universal Records South as director of national promotion. She will report to VP of national promotion Teddi Bonadies and will be based in Nashville. The move marks a return to the label for Roberts, who ...

  24. Montgomery Opens Stringtown Records

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country star John Michael Montgomery has launched his own independent label, Stringtown Records. The label takes its name from a small community near Montgomery's home in Mercer County, Ky. Montgomery will serve as the label's CEO and Na ...

  25. Carrie Underwood Takes 'Ride' To No. 1

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood celebrates her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and her second chart-topper on Top Country Albums as her sophomore effort "Carnival Ride" debuts with 527,000 ... The unique pairing of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss yield ...

  26. Manager Frank Callari Dies At 55

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Frank Callari, who managed the Mavericks, Ryan Adams, Junior Brown and Lucinda Williams, among others, died of natural causes Oct. 26. He was 55. After graduating from the Hotel Ecolier in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a B.A. in hotel/restaurant man ...

  27. Springsteen Returns To No. 1 In Slow Sales Week

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to the summit of The Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia effort moved 77,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, climbing 2-1. T ...

  28. Springsteen Bosses Way Back to No. 1

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returns to No. 1 in a slow week on The Billboard 200 while Jimmy Eat World starts at No. 5 with "Chase This Light" ... Santana bows in the top 10 with his new greatest hits package "Ultimat ...

  29. Kid Rock Rolls To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kid Rock scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Rock N Roll Jesus." The Top Dog/Atlantic set sold 170,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rock has had several bigger weeks in ...

  30. No Kiddin' -- Kid Rock Gets First No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  32. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  33. Reba Outmuscles Kanye, 50 To Score First No. 1

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where six of the top 10 slots on The Billboard 200 are occupied by new releases, Reba McEntire's "Reba Duets" reigns at No. 1. Moving 301,000 copies in the United States, the MCA Nashville album provides the country star&# ...

  34. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  35. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Chesney showdown, sales are still down 9 ...

  36. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  37. Billboard 2007 Woman Of The Year: Reba McEntire

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sitting in the kitchen of a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Reba McEntire is comfortable-comfortable to talk about her successful and long-running multimedia career, comfortable to talk about her upcoming album of duets and comfortable in her ...

  38. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  39. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  40. Music Publisher Mills Dies

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Marty Mills, a former music publishing executive and talent agent, died of cancer June 23 in Los Angeles. He was 80. Mills began his career in the family business, Mills Music, a music publishing company begun by his father, Jack, and his uncle Ir ...

  41. Universal Music Exec Monterio Advances

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sandy Monteiro moves up the ranks as senior VP, Universal Music South East Asia, overseeing the company's operations in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Monteiro continues in his current post as managing director, Universa ...

  42. BMI Names Pantle Assistant VP

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hanna Pantle has been named assistant VP of corporate and media relations for BMI. Pantle is based in Los Angeles and reports to Robbin Ahrold, VP of corporate relations for BMI. Pantle's new position allows her to expand on the duties that s ...

  43. Wortman Exits Warner Nashville

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Nashville senior VP of publicity Jules Wortman has exited the label after five years. There's no word on her replacement. Wortman previously served at the Nashville divisions of Atlantic and MCA and operated her own PR firm. Ken ...

  44. Yearwood Signs With Big Machine

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 16 years with MCA Nashville, country star Trisha Yearwood is signing with Nashville independent Big Machine Records, making her the most historically successful artist on the year-and-a-half old label. Big Machine founder, president and CEO ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Famed Hollywood Lobbyist Jack Valenti Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jack Valenti, a former presidential aide who became Hollywood's emissary to Washington and developer of the U.S. movie rating system, died on Thursday at age 85, his longtime spokesman, Warren Cowan, said. Valenti served as an aide to Preside ...

  47. Denny Joins Still Working Music

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Kurt Denny joins Barbara Orbison's Still Working Music as VP of creative. Denny will be in charge of discovering new talent, working with current writers and exploiting the Still Working Music and Roy Orbison catalogs. ...

  48. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  49. Superstars Set For ACM Awards Performances

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country music superstars Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson and rising stars Sugarland will all perform as part of the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place May ...

  50. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

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