Musicology

  1. Keith Urban Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban celebrates his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as his Capitol Nashville set "Defying Gravity" arrives with 171,000. The country star had previously gone as high as No. 3 twice, with "Be Here" in 2004 and "Love ...

  2. Keith Urban Claims First No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Keith Urban notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Defying Gravity," which sold 171,000 copies in its first week. The set just beats out runner-up Prince, who debuts at No. 2 with 168,000 for his Target-exclusive "LotusF ...

  3. 'NOW 25' Fends Off 'Hairspray,' Prince To Remain No. 1

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains atop The Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% sales decrease from the week previous. The New Line s ...

  4. Prince Plants 'Planet' at No. 3; Cyrus Family Rules

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince's "Planet Earth" debuts at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 as the "Now 25" album holds at No. 1 and the "Hairspray" soundtrack moves up to No. 2 ... Billy Ray Cyrus returns to the top 20 of The Billboard 200 fo ...

  5. U.K. Storm Brewing Over Prince Album

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG U.K. will not handle Prince's upcoming album release after a national British newspaper struck a deal to give the CD away. Columbia in the United States recently struck a worldwide deal, understood to cover just the one Prince album ...

  6. Prince To Rule London With Summer Concert Dates

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince has committed to a blockbuster, 21-date stretch performing in London this summer. The Earth Tour will kick off Aug. 1 with seven dates at the new 17,000-plus capacity venue O2 Arena, which will open its doors for the first time the previous ...

  7. Prince, Games Boost Vivendi Q1 Sales

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Posted a forecast-beating 5.7% rise. Vivendi on Thursday posted a forecast-beating 5.7 percent rise in first-quarter sales, invigorated by strong performances by music artists such as Prince and online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The grou ...

  8. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  9. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  10. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  11. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  12. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  13. 'Now 16' Topples Simpson For Chart Lead

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music" series ends the three-week reign of Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline, the Universal/EMI/Sony Musi The 16th install ...

  14. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Autobiography' posts 5% sales increase. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. The season ...

  15. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV ...

  16. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed in sist It's Ashlee Simpson&# ...

  17. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut from Simpson sis moves 398K. It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed ...

  18. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  19. Buffett Drives 'License' To Top Of Billboard 200

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time in his 30-year career. The singer/songwriter's latest effort, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), e Jimmy Buffett pr ...

  20. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  21. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  22. Beasties Take '5 Boroughs' To The Top

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After six years away, the Beastie Boys return this week to the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with "To the 5 Boroughs." Their latest Capitol set opened with sales of 360,000 copies in the United After six years away, the Beastie Boy ...

  23. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  24. Velvet Revolver Shoots In At No. 1

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock supergroup debuts with 256K. Velvet Revolver smuggles "Contraband" into the top slot of The Billboard 200 this week. The RCA debut -- which joins ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum with Wasted Youth g ...

  25. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star sells 194K for ninth week at No. 1. Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine we ...

  26. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine weeks at the top since Usher's LaFace/Zomba album ...

  27. Avril Ascends To Chart Apex

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne takes the No. 1 slot of The Billboard 200 this week with her sophomore effort "Under My Skin." The Arista set opens with 381,000 U.S. copies sold after a 21-date pr Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne ...

  28. Avril Ascends To Chart Apex

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne takes the No. 1 slot of The Billboard 200 this week with her sophomore effort "Under My Skin." The Arista set opens with 381,000 U.S. copies sold after a 21-date pr Canadian teen popster Avril Lavigne ...

  29. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  30. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  31. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  32. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  33. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prince's 'Musicology' enters the Euro chart at No. 3. Prince's 'Musicology' enters the Euro chart at No. 3. News Prince ...

  34. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set starts a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while its single "Left Outside Alone" stands at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week. Anastacia's self-titled Epic set s ...

  35. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set starts a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while its single "Left Outside Alone" stands at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week. Anastacia's self-titled Epic set s ...

  36. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  37. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  38. Prince To Dominate Viacom Stations

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prince will take over Viacom's airwaves Wednesday night (April 28) for a 30-minute television special. "Prince: the Art of Musicology" will air on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and BET at 9 pm ET. Prince will take over Viacom's a ...

  39. Prince To Self-Distribute 'Musicology' Downloads

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince is selling his new album "Musicology" online exclusively through a specially designed download store on his Web site. Columbia Records is distributing "Musicology," which is due in stores April Prince is selling his new ...

  40. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  41. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  42. Retail Track

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. Prince's method of distributing his new album, "Musicology," has some retailers perplexed. News Prince ...

  43. Sony To Release New Prince Album

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince has signed a worldwide P&D deal for his "Musicology" album with Sony Music Entertainment. The album will come out in the United States on April 20 on NPG/Columbia. Prince has signed a worldwide P&D deal for his "M ...

  44. Prince Performance To Get Theater Simulcast

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince is taking his Musicology tour to the big screen. Regal Entertainment Theaters across the United States will air live via satellite his March 29 concert at the Staples Center in L.A. Prince is taking his Musicology tour to the big screen. Re ...

  45. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artist unveils "Musicology" album, tour plans. Artist unveils "Musicology" album, tour plans. News ...

  46. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...