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  1. Jay-Z? Susan Boyle? Howard Stern? Which No. 1 Albums Spent Shortest Time on Chart?

    July 28, 2011 6:34 PM EDT As Adele's "21" spends a remarkable 22nd consecutive week in the top three of the Billboard 200 - its entire chart life since its debut on the March 12 tally - it raises the question: Just how amazing is that top-three streak? As it ...

  2. Def Leppard Developing Cartoon Series

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Def Leppard is getting animated about its career. The veteran British metal group has entered a wide-ranging deal with music publishing company Primary Wave, which is developing various marketing and branding opportunities. Among them is a cartoon ...

  3. Julie Andrews' Return To U.K. Stage

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Julie Andrews is to return to the U.K. stage for the first time in 30 years with a one-off performance at London's O2 arena on May 8, 2010. "An Evening with Julie Andrews" will see a night of music from her "greatest stage and ...

  4. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry insiders suggest the Columbia set could move anything between 275,000 to 325,000 in its ...

  5. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  6. Soul Empress Linda Jones Remembered On New Album

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One of the more distinctive voices in R&B/soul history is Linda Jones. Best known for her 1967 No. 4 R&B hit "Hypnotized" as well as subsequent hits "What've I Done (to Make You Mad)" and "Your Precious Love,& ...

  7. Sky Arts Boosts Music Programming With 'Songbook'

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sky Arts, the U.K. arts and culture niche TV network operated by Rupert Murdoch's satellite-delivered BSkyB platform, is launching its new "Songbook" series on May 1. Sky Arts says the eight-part, one-hour weekly series, sponsored b ...

  8. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an improvement over ...

  9. 'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid five new releases debuting in the top 10 this week, the "NOW 24" hits compilation rises to the top of The Billboard 200 in its second week on the chart. Climbing 2-1, the set moved 213,000 copies in the United States, according to N ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Compilation sells 127,000 units in the United States. With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd i ...

  12. Sponsor Deal Adds Fizz To Oz Indie Charts

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT V Energy gains naming rights to AIR charts. Sydney-based soft drink company Frucor's energy drink V Energy has reached an agreement to sponsor the Australian Independent Record Labels Assn.'s music charts. In addition to receiving exclus ...

  13. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  14. Twista's Return Hits Hard On Billboard 200

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fueled by hit single "Slow Jamz," Twista's "Kamikaze" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the Chicago-bred rapper his best week ever on the big chart. The Atlantic album sells 312,000 copies in Fueled by hit single ...

  15. Randy VanWarmer Dead At 48

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer died Monday of leukemia. He was 48. Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer died Monday of leukemia. He was 48. Denver native VanWarmer (born Randall Van Wormer) exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 with the ballad " ...