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  1. Top-Selling Albums of 2011 So Far

    July 05, 2011 8:27 PM EDT With 2011 half-over, Adele's "21" reigns as the year's biggest selling album in the U.S., shifting 2,517,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" has moved 2,517,000 copies in the U.S. since its release on Feb. ...

  2. RIAA Certifications: Bieber, Ke$ha, Phoenix

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Album sales are down 13% so far this year, but for a select few, there's gold at the end of the tunnel. The Recording Industry Association of America just released its latest list of album and single certifications. Justin Bieber tops the sal ...

  3. Beyonce Tops Decade's RIAA Sales

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Put a championship ring on it: Beyonce was far and away the queen of gold and platinum sales milestones during the past decade. The RIAA on Wednesday released a compilation of its awards for 2000-09, and the heavily Grammy-ed songstress leads the ...

  4. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Anthony Colombo, Wade Jessen, Gary Trust, Alex Vitoulis; Editorial Director: Geoff Mayfield Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, ...

  7. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  8. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  9. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the Beatles' "1," the group has become the first act to earn six of the organiza With U.S. shipments of 10 milli ...

  10. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Evans bows at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Faith Evans arr ...

  11. 50 Cent Holds On In Slow Sales Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales down 22% from last week to 165,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) no ...

  12. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  13. Twain's 'Come On Over' Nets RIAA Double Diamond

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in November certified her 1997 album "Come On Over" 20 times platinum. Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry ...

  14. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child scores 497K. Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of av ...

  15. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  16. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certifications by the RIAA. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charle ...

  17. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B vet's final record ships 1 million units in Sept. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certific ...

  18. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys. Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units sh ...

  19. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units shipped, the alb Beastie Boys achieve another platinu ...

  20. Urban Signs With Capitol Australia

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Urban was contracted to EMI Music Australia in the early part of ...

  21. Urban Signs With Capitol Australia

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Nashville-based Australian country singer Keith Urban has signed to Capitol/EMI Australia. Urban was contracted to EMI Music Australia in the early part of ...

  22. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  23. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  24. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  25. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With Me," has been certified Norah Jones' ...

  26. Usher Leads April RIAA Certs

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from the RIAA. After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from ...

  27. Country Artists Lead March Certs From RIAA

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country artists dominate the March certifications by the RIAA, with Alan Jackson's "Greatest Hits, Vol. II" (Arista Nashville) and Martina McBride's "Greatest Hits" (RCA Nashville) each receiving trip Country artists ...

  28. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

  29. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista set has shipped eight-times platinum. Arista set has shipped eight-times platinum. News ...

  30. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  31. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  32. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  33. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  34. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...