Taking the Long Way

  1. Adele's Big Night: Where It Ranks in Grammy History

    February 13, 2012 1:53 AM EST Adele backstage at the Grammmy Awards holding her six trophies (Getty Images) Adele's big night at the Grammys doesn't set any new records, but it does enroll the British singer in an elite club of triple-crown winners for the Recording ...

  2. 2 of 3 Dixie Chicks Returning With New Music

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two members of the Dixie Chicks - minus lead singer Natalie Maines - are preparing to release a new album this year. According to CMT.com, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are working on a project to be released on Columbia Records. Howeve ...

  3. Award-winning Keyboardist Knechtel Dead At 69

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Larry Knechtel, a Grammy award-winning keyboardist who accompanied big-name musicians such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks, is dead at 69. Knechtel, who moved to Yakima in 2003, died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital o ...

  4. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Album Sales Down 9% Despite Huge Kanye, 50 Tallies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's an exciting week at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top three slots. But despite the hubbub over the Kanye West/50 Cent/Kenny Chesney showdown, sales are still down 9 ...

  7. Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 d ...

  8. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  9. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  10. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  11. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  12. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Juno Awards

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five major wins, Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Furtado, host ...

  13. Daughtry Reclaims No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST In yet another week where no album sold more than 100,000 copies, Daughtry's self-titled RCA debut flip-flops with Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note) to reclaim the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. The Daughtry album i ...

  14. Daughtry Heads Back to No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry returns to No. 1 as a bland Feb. 27 release slate generates a sleepy Billboard 200 chart ... Nelly Furtado returns to the top 10 on the big chart for the first time since August ... Ciara makes a big jump ... We've got a look at the ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Wins Billboard's Critics Poll

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) has won the 2006 Billboard Critics' Choice poll, which rounds up top 10 lists from 48 of the magazine's staff and freelance writers. Dylan was mentioned on a leading eight lists, inclu ...

  19. Mary J. Blige Tops Grammy Nods

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige led the nominations the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the year and best R&B album for "The Breakthroug ...

  20. 'NOW 22' Remains Atop Album Chart

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leads chart for second week in a row. As the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week, the "NOW 22" compilation sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME collaboration moved 207,000 ...

  21. Cash Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1969

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sells 88,000 copies in the United States. Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at Sa ...

  22. Keane Keeps 'Iron' Grip On Euro Throne

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island) by consolidating its leadership of European Top 100 Albums. Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under t ...

  23. Keane Keeps 'Iron' Grip On Euro Throne

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island) by consolidating its leadership of European Top 100 Albums. Keane follows up on its No. 4 debut on The Billboard 200 with "Under t ...

  24. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  25. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  26. Busta's 'Bang' Crowns Three Album Charts

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes brings forth his first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with "The Big Bang." The album sold 209,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's best one- Busta Rhymes brings forth his f ...

  27. AFI Burns Brightly With No. 1 Debut

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182K units in U.S. AFI's "Decemberunderground" opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first chart-topper of the band's career. The Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182,000 units in the United Stat ...

  28. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album release ...

  29. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  30. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI toda ...

  31. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Russian service sells albums for $1. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Speaking at a House of C ...

  32. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  33. Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Debuts No. 1

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tallied 526,000 copies in first week of U.S. sales. For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The Billboard 200. The Columbia album "Taking the Long Way" tallied 526,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sal ...

  34. Dixie Chicks Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin July 21 in Detroit, and will run through early November. The North American leg of the Dixie Chicks' Accidents & Accusations tour will begin ...

  35. Dixie Chicks Get Personal On 'Long Way'

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set executive produced by Rick Rubin. The Dixie Chicks will re-emerge late this spring with the most personal album of their career. Due May 23 via Open Wide/Columbia, "Taking the Long Way" opens with "Not Ready To Make Nice," ...