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  1. Charts: Aerosmith Returns, Bond Bows (Sans Adele)

    November 19, 2012 12:59 PM EST Taylor Swift's Red reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title-the debuting Now 44 collection-by nearly 100,000 units. The lat ...

  2. Taylor Swift Reclaims Billboard 200 Throne

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a week without a top 10 debut, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" reclaims the top spot on The Billboard 200, inching up 2-1 thanks to a 29% sales increase to 249,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fear ...

  3. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have ...

  4. Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. The Cash Money/Universal album moved 156,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has now sold ...

  5. Groban Remains No. 1 In Slow Release Week

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

  6. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase w ...

  7. Maxwell Resurfaces With New Song; CD Due Next Year

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell is finally giving fans a peek of his long-in-the-works new album. Today, the R&B singer uploaded a snippet of "Pretty Wings" on his MySpace site , the singer's first communication about new music since announcing his nex ...

  8. EMI Partners With Teen-Focused Virtual World

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI continues its music licensing blitz across the digital landscape -- this time partnering with teen-focused virtual world Habbo Hotel to promote the upcoming compilation album "Now 67." Members can preview and comment on the album by ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Daughtry Edges Out 'Dreamgirls' To Claim No. 1

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's debut RCA album, released under his last name, ascends to No. 1 in its ninth week on The Billboard 200 by selling 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His ma ...

  11. 'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another slow week for sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" remains atop of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight. The set, which features performances by Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson, moved 60,000 co ...

  12. 'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for both sales and new releases, the Sony soundtrack to the Beyonce-starring "Dreamgirls" ascends 3-1 to claim the summit. The set sold 66,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan, despite a sales d ...

  13. Omarion Leads Post-Christmas Album Chart

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion leads the post-Christmas Billboard 200 with his new Epic album "21," which landed at No. 1 on U.S. sales of 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set matches the entry of his 2005 solo debut, "O," although ...

  14. Nas Scores Third No. 1 Album With 'Hip-Hop Is Dead'

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with his eighth studio set, "Hip Hop Is Dead." The Def Jam effort moved 355,000 copies last week in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper's last effor ...

  15. Incubus Earns First No. 1 Album, Tops Billboard 200

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Incubus earns its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "Light Grenades." The Immortal release moved 165,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock outfit's last set, 2004's " ...

  16. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a whopping 680,000 copies in the Unit ...

  17. Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a who With scores of major new releas ...

  18. The Game Tops The Billboard 200

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moves 358,000 copies in the United States. Two popular urban acts occupy the top two spots on The Billboard 200 this week, with the Game's "Doctor's Advocate" coming in at No. 1. The Geffen effort moved 358,000 copies in the Un ...

  19. The Game Tops The Billboard 200

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Moves 358,000 copies in the United States. Two popular urban acts occupy the top two spots on The Billboard 200 this week, with the Game's "Doctor's Advocate" coming in at No. 1. The Geffen effort moved 358,000 copies in the Un ...

  20. Danity Kane Sidesteps OutKast To Claim No. 1

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set sold 234,000 copies in the United States. In yet another big week for new albums on The Billboard 200, Danity Kane comes out on top of the crop with its self-titled debut. The set sold 234,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  21. Aguilera Takes No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 346,000 copies in the United States. Christina Aguilera leads a charge of debuts in the top five slots of The Billboard 200 with the double-disc RCA set "Back to Basics." The set sold 346,000 copies in the United States, according ...

  22. Rick Ross' 'Hustle' Pays Off With No. 1 Debut

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 187,000 copies in the United States. Bolstered by the hit single "Hustlin'," Miami rapper Rick Ross' debut album "Port of Miami" bows at the top of The Billboard 200. The Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam effort sold 187,000 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. '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 ...

  25. Il Divo Zooms Past Jamie Foxx To Claim No. 1

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Il Divo's "Ancora" ends weeks of dueling for the No. 1 slot with a chart-topping debut on The Billboard 200. One of five debuts in the chart's top 10, "Ancora" notches a career-best chart position for Il Divo's ...

  26. Frampton Collaborator Bob Mayo Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard player in Peter Frampton's band, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday (Feb. 23) in Basel, Switzerland. He was 53. Mayo was on tour with Frampton on a Europe Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard ...