Own the Night

  1. The Year In Country: Georgia Rules 2012 With Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum & More

    December 14, 2012 8:16 AM EST Georgia has long been a hotbed for country music, producing such stars as Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood, but perhaps never before have Peach State artists dominated the Billboard charts the way they did in 2012. Four Georgia acts ...

  2. Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Take Top 2 on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Country group Zac Brown Band nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Uncaged" starts with a larger-than-expected 234,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earns the act its best sales week yet, trumping the 153,000 th ...

  3. Keith Urban Goes Three For Three Again on Country Charts

    February 23, 2012 11:54 AM EST Keith Urban claims his 14th leader on Country Songs with "You Gonna Fly," which also completes the artist's third set of three straight No. 1 songs. Urban launched this current string of three consecutive chart toppers when "Wi ...

  4. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  5. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  6. Billboard Power 100: Mike Dungan

    January 26, 2012 9:27 PM EST No. 85 Mike Dungan President/CEO Capitol Records Nashville Twitter: @CapitolNash Flame Thrower... Mike Dungan has Capitol Nashville on a hot streak. "In an incredibly tough environment, and dragging a totally dysfunctional parent company behi ...

  7. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  8. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood Engaged to Warner Music's Kelli Cashiola

    December 20, 2011 6:32 PM EST Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood with his fiancee, Warner Music Nashville's Kelli Cashiola (photo: Getty Images) L ady Antebellum guitarist Dave Haywood pulled out all the holiday stops to propose to girlfriend Kelli Cashiola on Monday nig ...

  9. Tony Bennett Becomes Oldest Living Artist to Top Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year-old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold ...

  10. Lady Antebellum Lands Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album ...

  11. Lady Antebellum's 'Own the Night' Now Aiming for 300,000-Plus Debut

    September 15, 2011 4:52 PM EDT After two full days on sale, Lady Antebellum's third album, "Own the Night," is shaping up to have a bigger debut than expected. Initial first week projections for the set, reported yesterday (Sept. 14), estimated the Capitol Nashvi ...

  12. Chart Moves: Beyonce's 'Love' Doesn't Last, Drops 20-70 on Hot 100

    September 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week in charge, rebounding 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honor ...

  13. Lady Antebellum Headed for Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 14, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Country trio Lady Antebellum will likely snare its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as its new "Own the Night" is poised to sell between 260,000-290,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Sept. 18. The album foll ...

  14. Backbeat: Lady Antebellum Celebrates 'Own the Night' LP Release with Fan Club Show in NYC

    September 14, 2011 5:37 PM EDT Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum celebrated Tuesday's release of their third studio album, "Own the Night," with an intimate performance that night for fan club members, EMI execs and industry VIPs at New York's Irving Plaza ...

  15. Lil Wayne Scores 12 Simultaneous Singles on Hot 100

    September 08, 2011 4:24 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" roars 19-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, claiming dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay honors following her acclaimed performance on the MTV Video Music Awar ...

  16. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...