Me and My Gang

  1. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 13, 2012 6:45 AM EDT (Getty Images) Tim McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs, and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesne ...

  2. Susan Boyle Vs. Taylor Swift Nailbiter For 2009 Sales Crown

    January 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the new year is ushered in, it's looking like Susan Boyle will celebrate a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators project her "I Dreamed a Dream" album may sell about 150,000 to 1 ...

  3. Rascal Flatts Scores Fourth Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," (Lyric Street) bows with 351,000 copies. That's the band's third fattest ope ...

  4. Rascal Flatts Proves 'Unstoppable' On Billboard 200

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Wade Jessen, Gary Trust; Editorial Director: Silvio Pietroluongo Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "U ...

  5. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Flies At No. 1 With 592,000

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift nets the best week for a country album in a year as her "Fearless" set arrives at No. 1 with 592,000 . . . Her set is just one of six arrivals in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The others? David Archuleta's self-title ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Universal Music Group Boosts Market Share

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group increased its griphold as the largest U.S. distributor of albums with a market share increase of one percentage point to 32.3%, in the nine-month period ended Sept. 30, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Considering the declinin ...

  8. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Rascal Flatts Poised To Earn Third No. 1 Album

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts is on course for the largest sales week by a country act in 2007, according to the Building Charts posted by Nielsen SoundScan. Unweighted sales from eight leading accounts posted Friday (Sept. 28) afternoon show the Lyric Street gro ...

  11. West Well Ahead Of 50 Cent After First-Day Sales

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West looks to top next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to results that will be posted later today on Nielsen SoundScan's new Building Charts feature. All eyes are on the Sept. 11 album schedule, with anticipated new relea ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For a third week in a row, Disney's "High School Musical 2" soundtrack is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first album to do so since Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" in early 2006. "HSM 2" sold 210,000 copi ...

  14. Can Rascal Repeat?

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The clock on Rascal Flatts' Web site counts down the days, hours, minutes and even seconds until the Sept. 25 release of the superstar band's fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good" (Lyric Street). There's no doubt the date ...

  15. Underwood Among Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood continues to be one of the biggest stories in country music by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top female honors, album of the year f ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Anthony Colombo, Wade Jessen, Gary Trust, Alex Vitoulis; Editorial Director: Geoff Mayfield Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, ...

  20. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Crosstown Partners With Producer Huff

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crosstown Songs has partnered with hit producer Dann Huff to head up the Nashville division for the publisher. Huff and his team will sign country songwriters and introduce Crosstown's international writers to the Nashville market. Huff produ ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Nielsen SoundScan Releases Year-End Sales Data

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST While overall album sales dipped 5% to 588.1 million units in 2006, the combined total with digital tracks reached nearly 1.2 billion units, a 20.8 increase from last year's 1 billion units of various music configurations ( For a breakdown of ...

  25. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  26. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Preview

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once-imprisoned Southern rapper and an R&B diva in the throes of a major comeback. Now, Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige ar ...

  27. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show was all about them. Their inspir ...

  28. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show It was fitting that Brooks & ...

  29. Sales Up, Tracks Leveling

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads show no quarter-to-quarter increase. While overall U.S. sales are up a whopping 22.8% to 814.5 million units from the first nine months of 2005, digital track downloads, the main configuration fueling that growth, are stagnant when viewe ...

  30. Sales Up, Tracks Leveling

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads show no quarter-to-quarter increase. While overall U.S. sales are up a whopping 22.8% to 814.5 million units from the first nine months of 2005, digital track downloads, the main configuration fueling that growth, are stagnant when viewe ...

  31. LeToya Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Capitol set sold 165,000 copies in U.S. Six years after a messy departure from Destiny's Child, LeToya Luckett's "LeToya" zooms straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it debuted last ...

  32. 'NOW 22' Remains Atop Album Chart

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leads chart for second week in a row. As the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week, the "NOW 22" compilation sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME collaboration moved 207,000 ...

  33. 'Now 22' Zooms To No. 1 Debut

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Compilation moved 398K units in the U.S. Joining eight of its predecessors, the multi-artist compilation "Now 22" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME compilation moved 398,000 units in the United States, accordin ...

  34. Cash Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1969

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 88,000 copies in the United States. Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at Sa ...

  35. Busta's 'Bang' Crowns Three Album Charts

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes brings forth his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "The Big Bang." The album sold 209,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's best one- Busta Rhymes brings forth his f ...

  36. AFI Burns Brightly With No. 1 Debut

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182K units in U.S. AFI's "Decemberunderground" opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first chart-topper of the band's career. The Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182,000 units in the United Stat ...

  37. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album release ...

  38. Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Debuts No. 1

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tallied 526,000 copies in first week of U.S. sales. For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The Billboard 200. The Columbia album "Taking the Long Way" tallied 526,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sal ...

  39. Chili's Warm To No. 1 Album Post Again

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. double-disc moved 157,000 copies. A week after making their first No. 1 appearance on The Billboard 200, Red Hot Chili Peppers linger for another frame at the top of the chart with "Stadium Arcadium." The feat is accomplishe ...

  40. Chili Peppers Post 'Stadium' At No. 1

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sold 442,000 copies in the United States in i For the first time in their 22-year ...

  41. Tool Tops Album Chart With '10,000 Days'

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboard 200 again this week, with Tool's "10,000 Days" taking the crown with more than double the sales of the latest from Pearl Jam. Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboar ...

  42. Godsmack Earns Second No. 1 With 'IV'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the second straight week, the top three debuts on The Billboard 200 are by rock acts, but this week, they land on the chart's top three positions. Leading the charge is Godsmack's "IV" (Universal) For the second straight we ...

  43. Rascal Flatts Earns Third Week At No. 1

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales of set were down 58% over last week. Rascal Flatts earns a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street/Hollywood). Sales of the set were down 58% over l ...

  44. Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week, with Rascal Flatts holding onto the lead despite a strong challenge from Toby Keith. Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang," whic Two high-profile country acts g ...

  45. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set moved 722,000 copies in the United States. In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 ...

  46. Rascal Flatts' 'Gang' Takes Over No. 1

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set moved 722,000 copies in the United States. In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 ...