Mothership

  1. AC/DC's iTunes Debut Sells 48,000 Digital Albums, 696,000 Songs

    November 29, 2012 10:15 AM EST One of the longest hold-outs from iTunes, AC/DC, finally reached the digital retailer last week. The iconic rock band's entire catalog, along with two iTunes-exclusive box sets, became available on Monday, Nov. 19. In the week ending Nov. 25, ...

  2. Chart Moves: One Direction's Continued Success on Billboard 200, 'Evita' & 'Magic Mike' Albums Debut

    July 06, 2012 6:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Linkin Park triumphed over Maroon 5, securing the rock band its fifth No. 1 album on the chart. The former's new "Living Things" sold 223,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while ...

  3. Beatles On iTunes: Digital Debut Could Boost Sales In All Formats

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the digital debuts of Led Zeppelin and others are any indication, the long-awaited debut of the Beatles on iTunes will boost sales for the Fab Four's music, regardless of the format. Led Zeppelin When Led Zeppelin went digital on Nov. 13, ...

  4. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  5. Swift Makes It Six While GaGa Gains

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week, the longest run at the top since 2005 . . . As the big chart continues to get back to a normal post-Christmas state, a bevy of albums make headway on th ...

  6. No Summer Flight For Zeppelin

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Don't expect to see Led Zeppelin on the road near you this summer. The current incarnation of the veteran rock act has no plans to play live -- until at least after September, says guitarist Jimmy Page. Speaking in Tokyo today (Jan. 28), Page ...

  7. Winehouse 'Back' To Euro Summit

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST She may have been pictured in the U.K. press this week with a brand new blond hair color, but it's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) which gives Amy Winehouse a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while the ...

  8. Winehouse Keeps Radiohead Off Euro Summit

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse repels the Radiohead incursion on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, retaining the No. 1 spot for a third week with "Back to Black" (Universal Island) and restricting the physical edition of "In Rainbows" ( ...

  9. Winehouse Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island), which topped European Top 100 Albums for the first time on the final chart of 2007, retains its lead on the first survey published in 2008. "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackgroun ...

  10. Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" compilation (Rhino/Atlantic) surges 6-1 in its fifth week on European Top 100 Albums to top the survey for the first time. Meanwhile, Europe's "Christmas No. 1" single is "Apologize&qu ...

  11. Eagles, Timbaland Hold Firm Atop Euro Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) gives the Eagles a third week in total -- and second consecutively -- atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as titles by Andrea Bocelli and James Blunt make good progress. There's no ...

  12. The Eagles Find 'Eden' At No. 1 In Europe

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor), which had a week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums three weeks ago, regains its pan-European crown on the new chart. Meanwhile "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by ...

  13. Dion, Timbaland Keep Euro Chart Crowns

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) starts a second week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart, as does "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic on Eurochart Top 100 ...

  14. Leona Lewis Holds Steady On U.K. Charts

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over the U.K. sales charts yesterday as her debut, "Spirit," started a second week as Britain's best-selling album and "Bleeding Love" headed up the singles surv ...

  15. Celine Takes 'Chances' To The Top In Europe

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) debuts in pole position on Top 100 Albums and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbala ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. U.K.'s O2 Strikes Zeppelin Content Deal

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has inked a deal with O2 which will allow the mobile network's customers first access to Led Zeppelin's digitized content, plus entry into a prize draw for the rock legends' one-off in London next month. Through th ...

  19. Zeppelin Goes Digital

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin will end its digital-music holdout when Warner Music Group makes the legendary rock outfit's entire catalog available to download from Nov. 13. All online music retailers will offer the group's full albums or a la carte down ...

  20. Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Talk of a Led Zeppelin reunion just refuses to go away. Billboard reported in July that the band may get together for a proposed tribute to the late producer/record mogul Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London in November (Billboard, Aug. 4). Now on le ...