Taking Chances

  1. 'Glee' Digital Sales Strong, New Songs Hit Charts

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Columbia Records and 20th Century Fox have found a hit with the music from the popular new television musical comedy series "Glee," whose cast continues to bring joy to the charts this week. Since airing earlier this year on Fox, the sho ...

  2. 'Feeling' Steady: Black Eyed Peas Match Decade Mark On Hot 100

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With its 14th week at the Hot 100 summit, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas matches Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" for longest No. 1 stay this decade. The Peas have now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight week ...

  3. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  4. Celine In SA For World Tour Starter

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion has revealed that she will perform with two-time Grammy award winners, Soweto Gospel Choir, during several dates of her first-ever South African tour. South Africa will launch the Canadian singer's "Taking Chances" world ...

  5. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  6. Dion Leads Juno Nods

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Céline Dion led all artists by receiving six Juno Award nominations today, while punk pop queen Avril Lavigne, crooner Michael Bublé and the eclectic Feist all received five shots at awards. "Each year we continue to see more artists raising ...

  7. Celine Dion To Make China Debut

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will make her mainland China debut on April 13 at a Beijing concert marking the start of official celebrations leading up to the 2008 summer Olympics, which are being held in the Chinese capital. The concert will take place at Beijing& ...

  8. CBS To Air Celine Special

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will perform in a one-hour concert special on CBS on Feb. 15. In her first concert since she wrapped her "A New Day" show in Las Vegas, "Celine Dion: That's Just The Woman In Me" was taped live at Dion's J ...

  9. Sony BMG To Debut MP3 Album Cards

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital album cards beginning Jan. 15 at Best Buy, Target and Fred's, with Trans World and Winn-Dixie coming to the party by the end of January. In Canada, participat ...

  10. Eagles, Timbaland Hold Firm Atop Euro Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) gives the Eagles a third week in total -- and second consecutively -- atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as titles by Andrea Bocelli and James Blunt make good progress. There's no ...

  11. South African 'Idols' Winner Picked For Celine Tour

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Victory in the season four finale of South Africa's "Idols" is paying off in more ways than one for Cape Town's Jody Williams. The 17-year-old, the youngest winner in the competition's history, has been lined-up to support ...

  12. The Eagles Find 'Eden' At No. 1 In Europe

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor), which had a week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums three weeks ago, regains its pan-European crown on the new chart. Meanwhile "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by ...

  13. Groban Remains No. 1 In Slow Release Week

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

  14. Dion, Timbaland Keep Euro Chart Crowns

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) starts a second week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart, as does "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic on Eurochart Top 100 ...

  15. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase w ...

  16. Leona Lewis Holds Steady On U.K. Charts

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony BMG vocalist Leona Lewis continued her reign over the U.K. sales charts yesterday as her debut, "Spirit," started a second week as Britain's best-selling album and "Bleeding Love" headed up the singles surv ...

  17. Celine Takes 'Chances' To The Top In Europe

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) debuts in pole position on Top 100 Albums and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbala ...

  18. Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys storms The Billboard 200 this week with "As I Am" (J), which debuts at No. 1 after selling 742,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best sales week for a solo female artist since No ...

  19. Alicia Keys 'As I Am' Bows Big at No. 1

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" debuts with 742,000 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the best sales week for a solo female artist since Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" started with a million in 2004 ... Keys is only the third a ...

  20. Keys Doubles Dion's Online Buzz

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" and Alicia Keys' "As I Am" poised to vie for No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200, past album sales and current online buzz suggest the young R&B star could have the edge ...

  21. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  22. Dion Plots Post-Vegas Tour Schedule

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Celine Dion's long-term residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace coming to an end Dec. 15, the Canadian singer has unveiled a 45-date North American arena tour in support of her first English-language album in three years ...

  23. Celine Dion: Ready For Takeoff

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's the fourth standing ovation of the evening, as Celine Dion soars through another of her signature hits. The reverent audience inside Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace—many of whom have planned their entire vacations around thes ...

  24. 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 ...