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  1. 'American Idol' Stages A Country Comeback

    October 14, 2011 9:49 AM EDT "American Idol" is back. With the arrival of the show's latest winner, Scotty McCreery, at the top of the Billboard 200 this week, he breaks a woeful streak of subpar performances from the series' recent winners. "Clear ...

  2. 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery Makes History At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 ...

  3. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 9:00 PM EDT "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry ...

  4. Josh Groban Takes 'Noel' to No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's a happy holiday for Josh Groban, as the singer nabs his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with "Noel" ... It ascends to the chart's top slot with a career-high 405,000 -- thanks partially to his surprise performance ...

  5. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  6. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  7. Diddy Scores First No. 1 Album In Nine Years

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 170,000 copies in the United States. Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 this week with "Press Play." The Bad Boy/Atlantic effort also knocks Lloyd Banks' "Rotten Apple" from the throne ...

  8. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  9. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  10. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...

  11. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...

  12. 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 " ...

  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. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  16. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  17. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  18. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  19. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  20. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" at No. 1 for fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position ...

  21. OutKast Retains Billboard 200 Crown

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Double album tops chart for a fifth week As overall sales expectedly plummet in the first post-Christmas sales week, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) is able to maintain its position at the top for a fifth ...

  22. OutKast Back At Number One On Year's Final Billboard 200

    January 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in the final sales week of the year, marking the third separate occasion the album has topped the c OutKast's double-disc &quo ...

  23. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...

  24. Alicia Gets Her No. 1 Wish

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J) returns to the top of The Billboard 200 in a big shopping week. U.S. sales of the set are up 8% from last week to 370,000 units, according to Nielsen Rising from No. 2, "The Diary of ...