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  1. Analysis: The Beastie Boys' Trailblazing Billboard Chart History

    May 05, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Beastie Boys' Billboard chart history is as eclectic as the group itself. The trio's (Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the late Adam Yauch) "Licensed to Ill" album made history in 1987 as the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the ...

  2. The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Tops Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 09, 2012 12:24 PM EDT U.K. vocal group the Wanted becomes the first boy band to rule Mainstream Top 40 with a debut single since Hanson spent eight weeks at No. 1 with "MMMBop" in 1997, as "Glad You Came" (Island Def Jam) rises 2-1. The Wanted is th ...

  3. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Hot 100 Top 20; Alex Clare Gets a Microsoft Boost

    March 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and Taylor S ...

  4. R.E.M. Remembrances: 31 Chart Milestones of Their 31-Year Career

    September 22, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Life's Rich Pagent Collapses Into Now: Top (From Left), REM's Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in 1984. Below in 2011 without Bill Berry who left the band in 1997 (Top: Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) After more than ...

  5. CHARTS LEGEND

    September 19, 2011 7:07 AM EDT GENERAL INFORMATION SALES Data for Billboard's sales charts, which include all album charts, are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market. The sample includes not ...

  6. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  7. Pearl Jam Scores First No. 1 Album In 13 Years

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam returns to the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart with its first No. 1 in 13 years while another four new albums also enter the top 10 ... They include the latest efforts from Three Days Grace, Brand New, Five Finger Death Punch and H ...

  8. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Electrifies With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about AC/DC this week as the veteran rock band notches its second No. 1 album -- and first chart-topping debut -- as "Black Ice" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 784,000. The entry marks the second-biggest sales week of the ...

  9. New Guns N' Roses Single Hits Radio Tomorrow

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22), constituting the first authorized new music from the group in nine ...

  10. Slipknot Ties Up First No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Slipknot earns its first chart-topper, as "All Hope Is Gone" bows in the penthouse with 239,516 . . . The Game's arriving "LAX" is a close second with 238,382 . . . In other ...

  11. Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last September, Nikki Sixx's harrowing memoir of addiction, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star," debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Book Review nonfiction best-seller list. The book's companion ...

  12. Seven Mary Three Signs With Bellum, Preps New Record

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rock band Seven Mary Three has signed to Bellum Records and will release their sixth album, "DAY&NIGHTDRIVING," on February 19. The record's first single, "Last Kiss," will be released to radio on February 4. The recor ...

  13. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  14. Third Week Is No. 1 Charm For Furtado

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown two weeks ago. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remain Nelly Furtado's " ...

  15. Furtado Earns Second No. 1 Of The Week

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado continues her career-best week as "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland elevates two rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. "Promiscuous" sends Taylor Hicks' "Do I Make You Proud" to No. Nelly Furta ...

  16. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upp ...

  17. Silvertide Rolls In On Notting Hill Deal

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Notting Hill Music Group has signed Philadelphia rockers Silvertide to a worldwide publishing deal. The pact covers future works and catalog, including the band's debut 2004 album, "Show & Tell" ( Notting Hill Music Group ha ...