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  1. Justin Bieber, Gotye, Maroon 5 Hit Record Books as 2012 Digital Song Sales Are on Fire

    May 01, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gotye, Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 have stormed the record books in recent weeks, earning three of the top 10 best sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. Meanwhile, other notable sales feats have recently been ...

  2. Backbeat: Justin Bieber Joins Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Team at New York's Z-100

    November 21, 2011 2:50 PM EST Photo Op: Billboard's Maggie Doherty, Elvis Duran, and Justin Bieber pose after the live segment aired on Z-100. (Photo: Shelby Case) Check out all of our Backbeats -- our exclusive look at the people behind the music business -- right here. ...

  3. U.S. Music Sales Continue Upward Swing -- Up 1.6% Year to Date

    May 12, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Bucking a years-long trend of decline, U.S. music sales continued this year's upward swing , rising 1.6% through May 8, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. The gain is measured in track-equivalent albums (TEA), which co ...

  4. Music Sales Increase Six Weeks in a Row, First Time Since 2004

    March 31, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Something wonderful is happening in the U.S. Music sales have posted a year-on-year increase for six weeks in a row, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In fact, this is the first time since 2004 that U.S. sales have enjoyed a sales gain of this lengt ...

  5. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  6. Exclusive: Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Expanded Version To Be Released In Theaters March 4

    February 14, 2011 9:43 PM EST A second version of the Justin Bieber movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 4 that will include 20 pieces of music not in the current edition of "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," sources tell Billboard. Following the pat ...

  7. Tricky Stewart's RedZone Grammy Party Rocks Hollywood

    February 12, 2011 5:30 PM EST Hitmaking producer/songwriter Tricky Stewart and his RedZone Entertainment company hosted one of the hotter Grammy party tickets Friday night at the Playhouse Hollywood. Stewart, who's up for Album of the Year for his production work on Katy ...

  8. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Frid ...

  9. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  10. Glee's 'Madonna' Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's all about "The Power of Madonna" this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the soundtrack from last week's Madonna-themed episode of Fox TV's "Glee" debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold according ...

  11. Justin Bieber Urges Fans To Calm Down

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber appealed to his fans on Wednesday (April 28) to calm down after his hat was stolen and his mother knocked over by a crowd of about 500 waiting to greet him as he arrived in New Zealand. The frenzy came after Australian police on Mond ...

  12. 'Glee' + Madonna = No. 1

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox TV's "Glee" and the Queen of Pop team up for "The Power of Madonna," which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It's the first non-Disney TV soundtrack ...

  13. Lady Gaga Holds Off MGMT On Euro Chart

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga pulls off the pan-European double again, withstanding a new entry by MGMT to keep control of Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles ...

  14. Justin Bieber Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200, MGMT Grabs Top Debut

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week with 92,000, and MGMT's second album "Congratulations" is the tally's highest debut, arriving at No ...

  15. MGMT's Top Debut On Billboard 200; Bieber Holds At No. 1

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week with 92,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . MGMT's second album, "Congratulations," is the tally's highest d ...

  16. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week up ...

  17. Bieber Back at No. 1, Slash Slides in at No. 3

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to the top slot on the Billboard 200 while Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" falls out of the penthouse to No. 2 ... Guitar god Slash debuts at No. 3 with his self-titled solo debut .. ...

  18. Amy Macdonald Holds On To Euro Chart No. 1

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's new European Albums listing shows a third week at No. 1 for Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal), and there's a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week atop European Hot 100 Singles for ...

  19. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone' ...

  20. Additional Panelists Announced For Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A roster of established and developing artists, executives and producers will take part in the annual panel discussion on urban Latin music that has become a staple of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. "Rising Above: The Evolution of the ...

  21. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard 200 With 'My World 2.0'

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," after shifting 283,000 copies in its first week. It's the teenager's second album and first No. 1. His first set, "My World," debute ...

  22. Bieber Fever Grips Billboard 200

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber triumphs at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "My World 2.0," debuting atop the tally with 283,000 copies sold in its first week . . . The 16-year-old is the youngest male solo artist to notch a No. 1 album since 1963 and on ...

  23. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the single ...

  24. Bieber: I'm '100 Percent' Behind Accused Manager

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber is standing by his manager, who surrendered to police Wednesday (March 24) in connection with a mall fan frenzy that sent five people to a hospital with minor injuries last year. Scott "Scooter" Braun pleaded not guilty to ...

  25. Justin Bieber To Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 album chart, look for Justin Bieber to net his first No. 1 album, as "My World 2.0" is on track to open atop the list. Industry prognosticators suggest the 16-year old singer's second album could se ...

  26. Lady Antebellum Returns To No. 1, Marvin Sapp Debuts Big On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week (93,000; down 11%). But the big album chart news is the arrival of Marvin Sapp's "Here I Am" at No. 2 with 76,00 ...

  27. Marvin Sapp Makes Gospel History On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns (yet again) to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the big chart news belongs to Marvin Sapp, who earns the highest-charting gospel album on the Billboard 200 as his "Here I Am" debu ...

  28. Sade Clocks Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, ...

  29. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  30. UMPG Signs Deal With Justin Bieber

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Justin Bieber. The deal encompasses all of the artist's catalog including his debut album "My World" and his upcoming album "My World (Par ...

  31. Owl City Flies To UK Chart Peak

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Fireflies" (Universal Island) climbed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart, while another Island release, Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs," started a s ...

  32. Ke$ha Ends Boyle's 'Dream' With No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The newcomer's set replaces Susan Boyle "I Dreamed a Dream," which drifts to No ...

  33. Ke$ha's 'Animal' Bites At No. 1 With Big Digital Debut

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Newcomer Ke$ha opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut album, "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies . . . Of that figure, an eye-popping 76% was made up of digital downloads . . . After a six-week run at No. 1, Susan Boyle's ...

  34. Susan Boyle Extends Run Atop Billboard 200

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST In just six week since its release, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" has racked up 3,104,000 in sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, that impressive feat was not enough to overtake Taylor Swift's "Fearless" ...

  35. Boyle's Still On Top, But Swift Finishes As Year's Biggest

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds onto the Billboard 200 crown for a sixth week, but can't topple Taylor Swift's "Fearless" as the top-selling album of 2009 . . . The '09 sales total for "Dream&qu ...

  36. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. " ...

  37. Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan ... So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. Wit ...

  38. No Stopping Susan Boyle's 'Dream' On Billboard 200

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle remains atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third week with "I Dreamed a Dream," selling 582,000 copies (up 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, "I Dreamed a Dream" has sold 1.8 million and is racing after T ...

  39. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  40. Justin Bieber Fans Lose Control At L.I. Mall

    November 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Police on Long Island had to shut down a mall appearance by teen pop singer Justin Bieber after thousands of young girls showed up, and got a little too wild. Girls and adults in the Friday crowd of nearly 3,000 started pushing and shoving as they ...

  41. John Mayer Likely To Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The annual onslaught of big album releases has begun in earnest as a bevy of superstar acts are in the hunt for high debuts on next week's Billboard 200 chart. John Mayer is on track to debut at No. 1 with "Battle Studies," which co ...

  42. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  43. Usher Introduces Pop/Soul Protégé Justin Bieber

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Usher introduced his teen protégé, Justin Bieber, to Los Angeles tastemakers today (April 27) during a sit-down lunch at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Currently recording his Island Records debut in Atlanta, the 15-year-old Bi ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...