Number Ones

  1. Chart Moves: Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' Album Makes Best Buy-Fueled Gain on Billboard 200, Kiss' 'Destroyer' Returns

    August 31, 2012 1:49 PM EDT The Billboard 200: Trey Songz nabbed his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with "Chapter V," as the singer's fifth studio set bowed with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of four debuts in ...

  2. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  3. Charts: Ross Is Boss, Whitney Houston 'Sparkles'

    August 08, 2012 7:45 PM EDT Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach Music Group mogul his best sales week yet, t ...

  4. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  5. Emeli Sande Squeaks Past Joe Bonamassa to Top U.K. Albums Chart

    May 28, 2012 12:57 PM EDT In a nailbiting finish, Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé kept bluesman Joe Bonamassa from a notable first U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday). "We Are Young" (Fuele ...

  6. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Deep' Year, Michael Jackson's 'Ones' Rises, Lady Antebellum's 'Merry' Move

    January 06, 2012 5:34 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO logs a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It" and Adele stakes out three spots in the top 30. Who else starts the new year with notable chart news? -- Adele: ...

  7. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  8. LMFAO, Florence + the Machine on Track for Billboard 200 Top 10: Midweek Charts

    December 31, 2011 9:33 AM EST The Billboard charts are getting extra "Sexy" this week. Electronic/pop/rap duo LMFAO just scored its second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Sexy and I Know It" and now the act is heading for its first top 10 ...

  9. Amy Winehouse Sales, By the Numbers

    July 27, 2011 2:01 PM EDT While this week's charts only track the first 36 hours of sales after news broke on Saturday afternoon of Amy Winehouse's death , fans clearly rushed to retail sites as the news spread. Through the end of SoundScan's tracking period ...

  10. Michael Jackson: Two Years Since His Death How Much Has He Sold?

    June 25, 2011 12:05 AM EDT While it's been two years since Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, his solo catalog of music continues to post solid numbers in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. From his passing through the week ending June 19, 2011, Jac ...

  11. Tim McGraw Files Counter Suit Against Curb Records

    May 24, 2011 2:52 PM EDT As expected, Tim McGraw has filed a counter suit against Curb Records in response to the breach of contract suit the label filed May 13 relating to McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" album ( Billboard.biz, May 16 ). McGraw's counter ...

  12. LUPE FIASCO FIRES UP AT NO. 1

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with 204,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. Second album "The Cool" launched at No. 15 with 143,00 ...

  13. Eminem Meets Susan Boyle At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" slips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000, marking its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claim ...

  14. Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "M ...

  15. Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Avenged Sevenfold snares its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Nightmare" bows atop the list with 163,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set's arrival ends (at least temporarily) Eminem's reign at ...

  16. Eminem's 'Recovery' Reaches Fifth Week At No. 1, Rick Ross Comes In Second

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" drives in at No. 2 with 176,000—the rapper's fourth s ...

  17. Eminem Still Tops On Billboard 200, Korn And Newsboys Arrive High

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem holds at No. 1 for a fourth week on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery," marking the longest streak atop the list since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" wrapped a six-week run at No. 1 on the Jan. 16 chart . . . Korn ...

  18. Eminem's 'Recovery' On Course To Spend Fourth Week At No. 1

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Eminem's "Recovery" is on course to spend a fourth straight week at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Korn is looking to collect its 10th top 10 album with "Korn III: Remember Who You Are." Indust ...

  19. Third Week At No. 1 For Eminem's 'Recovery' On Billboard 200

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery" while Drake's "Thank Me Later" hangs out at No. 2 for a third frame . . . The chart's highest debut is the first solo effort by OutKast's ...

  20. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  21. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" stands tall for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 313,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in its sophomore frame. In two weeks' time, it's racked up 1.1 million in sales . . . The-D ...

  22. Eminem's Huge 'Recovery' Leads Big Week On Billboard 200

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday , Eminem's "Recovery" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with a massive 741,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest sales week for a single album since Oc ...

  23. Eminem's 'Recovery' Explodes At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 741,000 Debut

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 741,000—the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008 . . . It's his sixth straight No. 1 debut and sixth overall chart-topper . . . He also tops t ...

  24. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For At Least 700k In First Week

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Things just got better for Eminem. Industry sources predicted Wednesday that Em’s new "Recovery" album, released on June 21, was on track to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with perhaps 600,000 copies sold by week's ...

  25. A Year Later: Michael Jackson's Massive Sales Impact

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After his death, not only did Michael Jackson’s albums sell more units than other recently deceased musicians, but the posthumous fervor for his recorded music catalog was unlike anything seen in recent years. Sales of his four studio albums and t ...

  26. Eminem's 'Recovery' Headed For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery," released on June 21, is headed for the top spot next week with a very large sum. Industry sources estimate the album will rack up the biggest sales week of the year, as the set could exceed 600,000 copies by wee ...

  27. Drake's 'Thank Me Later' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 447,000

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Thank Me Later" bows with 447,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album . . . However, we cou ...

  28. Music Sales In Argentina Continue To Decline, Digital Rising

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Despite the implementation of several measures meant to spur CD sales, music sales in Argentina dipped for the second consecutive year, with 13.6 million units sold in 2009 compared to 16 million sold in 2008, a 14.9% drop. Conversely, sales of di ...

  29. Taylor Swift Edges Susan Boyle For 2009's Top Selling Album

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" reigns for a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 137,000 (down 73%) according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative sales total up to 3,104,000. However, while that ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Michael Jackson Poised For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Michael Jackson's movie "This Is It" is about to open in theaters, the film's companion album of the same name is already doing brisk business. Industry prognosticators suggest that the Epic Records set -- which was released ...

  33. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  34. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  35. Beatlemania Hits Retail, Big Sales For Re-issue CDs

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated reissues of the Beatles' catalog hit stores on Wednesday (Sept. 9) are doing brisk business. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 235,000 albums were purchased in the U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday ...

  36. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait hands off the Billboard 200's top spot to fellow country veteran Reba McEntire as the diva lands her second No. 1 on the chart. Her "Keep On Loving You" concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart—her ...

  37. Michael Jackson Still Reigns In Europe

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the second time in recent weeks, one Michael Jackson compilation succeeds another at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, as "King of Pop" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) resumes its reign at No. 1. Meanwhile, Pitbull ...

  38. George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait 's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson 's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155, ...

  39. George Strait . . . In At No. 1

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend� ...

  40. George Strait Likely To Top Billboard 200

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week the King of Country looks like he'll dethrone the King of Pop, as George Strait's new release "Twang" will be the top selling album in the United States. Industry prognosticators believe "Twang" will sell at ...

  41. Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums for "The Collection" (Sony Music Entertainment) by Michael Jackson, who continues to have three of the chart's top four titles. Pitbull's "I K ...

  42. Sugarland No. 1 On Billboard 200; Jackson Still Week's Top-Seller

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Michael Jackson is still the week's top seller, Sugarland's new Wal-Mart exclusive CD/DVD package "Live on the Inside" enters at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 76,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It& ...

  43. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  44. Michael Jackson Is King Again In Europe

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson replaces himself at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as "The Collection" moves 2-1 to swap places with another Epic/Sony Music Entertainment compilation, "King of Pop." Meanwhile, Pitbu ...

  45. Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The rapper Fabolous makes his "Way" to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career, but Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" collection still reigns on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and becomes the year ...

  46. Michael Jackson: Still King

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is still the king of the Billboard charts. The Top Comprehensive Albums chart that is, where his "Number Ones" set reigns yet again (114,000). The set has now become the second-biggest-selling album of the year and has Ta ...

  47. Fabolous Poised For No. 1 Debut

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fabolous is aiming for his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry prognosticators project that his "Loso's Way" set could move between 90,000 to 100,000 copies in its first week. But ... "Loso& ...

  48. Michael Jackson Controls Euro Chart

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's "King of Pop" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) continues its chart-topping run on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, with Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1) moving in ...

  49. Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks Headed To Top 10 Debuts

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week Hollywood Records' Demi Lovato looks to be on track to start near the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her second album "Here We Go Again." Industry prognosticators think the set may shift 100,000-120,000 in its first w ...

  50. Michael Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to hold down the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums, as European Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new bestseller in Pitbull's former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1 ...

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