Release Therapy

  1. Ludacris Lands Fourth No. 1 Album With 'Battle of the Sexes'

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the tally with 137,000 copies. The album is the rapper/actor's follow-up to 2008's "Theater of the Mind," which peaked at No. ...

  2. Fourth No. 1 Album For Ludacris

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris lands his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the list with 137,000 . . . It's the first rap album to reach No. 1 in nearly six months . . . the last was Jay-Z's "The Bluep ...

  3. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...

  4. Ludacris Juggling Film Projects, New Album

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In between shooting the upcoming film "Max Payne," Ludacris is prepping his sixth album, "Theater of the Mind," slated for September. Though a first single hasn’t been chosen, Ludacris says to expect it to drop by June or July. ...

  5. IDJ Extends Deal With Disturbing Tha Peace

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Contrary to online rumors that Island Def Jam cut Disturbing Tha Peace artists Bobby Valentino, Shareefa and newcomer Steph Jones from its roster, Island Def Jam Music Group Chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid instead extended the independent l ...

  6. Rascal Flatts Flattens Competition With Third No. 1 Album

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country trio Rascal Flatts strikes with its third straight No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Still Feels Good" bows with a whopping 547,000 ... That's the biggest sales week for a country act since over a year ago when, you guess ...

  7. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  8. T.I. Leads BET Hip Hop Awards Nods

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. is leading the pack of nominees for the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards. With nine nods under his belt, the ATL rapper is up for possible honors in the best collabo, best live performance, lyricist of the year, MVP, track of the year, CD of th ...

  9. Norah Rebounds To No. 1 In Post-Grammy Week

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week where the top nine albums moved more than 100,000 units, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" tops The Billboard 200 for a second time. The Blue Note effort crowned the list when it debuted two weeks ago with 405,000 copies. This w ...

  10. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Sony/ATV, Disturbing Tha Peace Ink Deal

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT First signing is Ken Jo. Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Disturbing Tha Peace have formed a music publishing joint venture, Read and Write Music. This new venture adds another dimension to Disturbing Tha Peace's organization, which already has ...

  13. Rod Rocks With No. 1 Album

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 184,000 copies in the United States. Rod Stewart earns his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "Still the Same ... Great American Rock Classics of Our Time." The J Records effort sold 184,000 copies in the United ...

  14. Evanescence Zooms By Killers To Take No. 1

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up release moved 447,000 copies first week. In another major week for new releases, Evanescence's "The Open Door" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Wind-Up effort moved 447,000 copies in its first week, according to Niels ...

  15. Ludacris Scores Third No. 1 With 'Release Therapy'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a week featuring debuts in the first four slots of The Billboard 200, Ludacris' "Release Therapy" bows at No. 1 with 309,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The DTP/Def Jam effort is the ra In a week featuring debuts in t ...

  16. Ludacris Q&A Closes Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Confab

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day (Sept. 8) of the seventh annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Conference & Awards , held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, offered an illuminating look into the mind The third and final day (Sept. 8) of t ...