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  1. Charts

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT TobyMac Brings Christian Music Back To No. 1 For the first time since 1997-and only the third time ever-a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It", as it bows with 69,000 copies, ac ...

  2. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album On Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It," as it bows with 69,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It simult ...

  3. Album Reviews: Owl City, Imagine Dragons & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT IMAGINE DRAGONS Night Visions Producers: Alex Da Kid, Imagine Dragons KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Release Date: Sept. 4 Though he hasn't yet reached the level of Dr. Luke and RedOne, English songwriter/producer Alex Da Kid has helmed enough hit s ...

  4. Elle Varner, Colt Ford Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 9:07 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Elle Varner is on her way to a better-than-expected bow on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart. Her debut album, "Perfectly Imperfect," should start in the top 10 of the tally as industry sources are projecting ...

  5. Chart Moves: Olympics' Soundtrack Album Debuts on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was a quiet week at the top of the Billboard 200. So quiet, that Zac Brown Band returned to No. 1 with its Uncaged set, selling a rather tiny 48,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. There were, however, two debuts in th ...

  6. iTunes-Exclusive Beatles Compilation Headed to Top 40 on Billboard 200

    July 27, 2012 7:30 PM EDT The new iTunes-exclusive Beatles compilation, "Tomorrow Never Knows," is headed to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Based sales forecasts from industry sources, Billboard projects that the album may sell between 10,000 and 1 ...

  7. Chart Moves: 'Brave's' Mumford & Sons-Enhanced Billboard 200 Debut, Blood on the Dance Floor's Best Sales

    June 29, 2012 5:44 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Justin Bieber crashed in at No. 1 with his "Believe" album, selling 374,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked the largest debut of the year for an album and Bie ...

  8. Bee Gees' Album Sales Jump by 339%, Song Downloads by 379%

    May 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Following the death of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb on May 20, his band's catalog of albums and songs saw great sales gains in the week ending May 27. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the group sold 27,000 albums this past week -- up 339% from 6 ...

  9. Silversun Pickups, Tank, Karmin and Keane Aiming for Top of Billboard 200

    May 11, 2012 9:17 PM EDT Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" may find itself at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fending off Adele's "21." Industry sources suggest Underwood's fourth album will sell between 95,000 a ...

  10. Holiday Hits: Michael Buble & Adele Heading for 400,000-Plus Sales Week

    December 23, 2011 9:30 AM EST As reported earlier (Dec. 21), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth consecutive week -- the seven-day period that ends at the close of business on Christmas Day, Dec. 2 ...

  11. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Aiming for 400,000-Plus Week at No. 1

    December 10, 2011 7:00 PM EST As we reported on Thursday (Dec. 8), Michael Buble's "Christmas" album is on its way to a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so say industry prognosticators. The album may sell well over 400,000 copies by the e ...

  12. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Debuts At No. 1 on U.K. Charts, Sets Digital Album Sales Record

    October 31, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday, Oct. 30, scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  13. How Miranda Lambert's Chart-Topping Pistol Annies Defied Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 8:17 AM EDT Amid significant roster and personnel restructuring at Sony Music Nashville last week, Miranda Lambert has been reassigned from Columbia to RCA, a detail that seems small in light of her historic No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums ...

  14. Powderfinger Tops Triple J Hottest Australian Albums Poll

    July 12, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Australian rules, especially the new stuff. That's the broad message which comes from a new survey conducted by Australia's Triple J network to find the country's all-time favorite homegrown albums. Recently retired Brisbane-based r ...

  15. Chart Moves: Adele, LMFAO, Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Derulo

    May 26, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (134 million in aud ...

  16. Alicia Keys Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 'songs in A minor'

    April 12, 2011 7:38 PM EDT Time indeed flies: 10 years have passed since the release of Alicia Keys' multi-platinum debut album, "songs in A minor." To celebrate that milestone, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer is releasing Deluxe and Colle ...

  17. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elton John, Lil Wayne, Celtic Thunder

    April 07, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: Spurred by the premiere of its out-of-this world special-effects-heavy video March 31, "E.T." spends a second week at No. 1. The fourth Hot 100 leader from "Teenage Dream" surges by 29% to ...

  18. Gerardo Ortiz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Latin Albums Chart

    April 06, 2011 12:15 PM EDT Up and coming regional Mexican artist Gerardo Ortiz, known for his narcocorridos, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart barely two weeks after surviving an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dea ...

  19. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: -- Britney Spears: Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3" and "Hold It Against Me"), an honor only she and Carey have earned, Spears logs the fifth-highest debut of her 25 Hot 10 ...

  20. Chart Moves: Now 37, Rihanna, Big Time Rush, Jennifer Lopez, Kesha

    March 03, 2011 10:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- "Now 37" : With 304,000 sold in three weeks' time according to Nielsen SoundScan, the compilation album is selling at a faster clip than "Now 36," which took six weeks to push past the same threshold. ...

  21. Chart Moves: "Glee," Kanye West, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Lonely Island

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: The country diva's "Speak Now" continues to reign at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week with 276,000 while Susan Boyle 's "The Gift" stands still at No. 2, with 240,000 (down 6 ...

  22. A Look At First-Day Beatles Rankings on iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles? The thought is that since the Beatles have ...

  23. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  24. Kylie Minogue Tops U.K. Album Chart

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-two years after her first U.K. No. 1 album, Kylie Minogue scored her fifth with "Aphrodite" (Parlophone/EMI), while pop band JLS debuted atop the singles chart with "The Club Is Alive" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Th ...

  25. Chart Moves: 'American Idol,' Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Poison

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- "Glee" Cast: Tired of hearing about the continuing chart feats of the cast of Fox TV's hit TV show? Yes? Sorry pal, the "Glee&q ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. TV Special Lifts Rod Stewart's U.K. Sales

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart's new J/Sony Music Entertainment set "Soulbook" is heading back to the top 10 in the U.K. following strong ratings for his TV special on ITV1. According to J/Sony Music, mid-week sales have increased 95% on the previous ...

  28. Three More Albums In The Works For Tween Novela

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican tween telenovela “Atrévete a Soñar,” whose cast album was No. 1 in Mexico at press time and has hovered at or near the top of the Amprofon sales charts since April, will spawn several new releases. Universal Mexico will release the second ...

  29. Big Hitters React To Mercury Nominations

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Kasabian and Bat for Lashes have both expressed their delight to Billboard.biz at being nominated for the 2009 Barclaycard Music Prize. The acts were among the nominees present at the Hospital club in London today (July 21) for th ...

  30. Opinion: Spotify Succeeds On Simplicity, Not Discovery

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT P2P streaming music program Spotify is expected to launch in the US later this year - it is currently open to users in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain - but Billboard has been testing the service for the last few weeks. The servi ...

  31. Depeche Mode Holds Off Green Day On Euro Chart

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) fends off the challenge of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) to start a fourth week at Billboard's European Top 100 Albums summit. Lady ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Leads To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. notches his third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his "Paper Trail" debuts atop the list with 568,000. That figure not only marks the rapper's best sales week ever, but the third-biggest of the year and Atlantic Re ...

  35. Coldplay, Perry No. 1 In Europe

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) is back at the top of European Top 100 Albums, part of a resuming EMI double that sees Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin) lead Eurochart Hot ...

  36. Sugarland's Sweet Success

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its firs ...

  37. 'Viva La Vida' Lives Large On Euro Chart

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top two titles on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart are unchanged, with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) at No.1 for Coldplay for a fifth week. Its predecessor at the top, Duffy's "R ...

  38. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  39. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  40. Kid Rock Rolls To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Kid Rock scores his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Rock N Roll Jesus." The Top Dog/Atlantic set sold 170,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rock has had several bigger weeks in ...

  41. No Kiddin' -- Kid Rock Gets First No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Though he began charting albums on The Billboard 200 in 1999 -- and started his recording career well before that -- Kid Rock finally notches his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week. His "Rock N' Roll Jesus" debuts atop ...

  42. Ne-Yo and Michael Buble Lead Busy Chart

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo and Michael Buble bow at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on The Billboard 200 -- it's the second chart-topper for the former and a new high for the latter ... The pair are just two of six debuts in the top 10 this week. Rush, Miranda Lamber ...

  43. Avril's New, Old Attitude

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST When Avril Lavigne released album No. 2 in 2004, the spunky teen pop star announced to the world that she was growing up. Gone were the baggy pants and skater-chick image that first earned Lavigne the media-christened nickname of "the anti-Br ...

  44. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  45. 19th 'Now' At The Peak For Second Week

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Dane Cook debuts at No. 4. The 19th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series, featuring acts like Destiny's Child and Gwen Stefani, remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecut ...

  46. Shakira Album Back On Ritmo Shelves

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A dispute that has kept Shakira's top-selling new album, "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1" (Epic), out of most Ritmo Latino stores has been resolved with a handshake and a smile -- and the recording back o A dispute that has kept Sha ...

  47. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  48. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  49. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

  50. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

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