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  1. 'This Is It' Tops Billboard 200 With 373,000 First-Week Sales

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson's "This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released tomorrow (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the fifth-best sales w ...

  2. 'New Moon' Rises At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 copies sold (up 33%) in its first full week of release while Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" settles for a debut at No. 2 with 137,00 ...

  3. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which featu ...

  4. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  5. Buble Stays On Top, 'New Moon' Grabs No. 2 On Billboard 200

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The penthouse of the Billboard 200 chart is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Bublé's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week. The album's first full week in stores keeps it firmly in the penthouse with 20 ...

  6. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  7. Kanye West And Lady Gaga Tour Canceled

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Lady Gaga's highly anticipated tour is over before it even began. Just days after announcing dates for an ambitious joint show that was to kick off next month, the tour was canceled. Live Nation announced the news in a brief st ...

  8. Taylor Swift Climbs Hot 100, Black Eyed Peas Still No. 1

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyes Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" reigns for a 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100, besting the 12-week stay at the summit of "Boom Boom Pow," the Peas' previous single that directly preceded its follow-up at No. ...

  9. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his new album "The Blueprint 3" shifting 298,000 copies (down 37%) in its second week. The set bowed atop the list last week with 476,000. Traditionally, No. 1-debut ...

  10. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200; Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 298,000 in its second week on the list, down just 37% . . . Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" surges to No. 2 with an "Oprah Winfrey Show&qu ...

  11. Kanye West Outburst Mars MTV Music Video Awards

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift. West, who is known for his outspoken wa ...

  12. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to ...

  13. Taylor Swift To Re-Release 'Fearless' With New Songs, Extras

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will release an expanded version of her chart-topping album, "Fearless," with six new songs, her label announced today (Sept. 10). Entitled "Fearless Platinum Edition," the CD/DVD is due on Big Machine Records Oct. ...

  14. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley's 'Time' Comes Early, Houston's On Deck

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as expected, but Miley Cyrus crashes the party at No. 3. The latter's Wal-Mart-exclusive EP "The Time of Our Lives" enters early, as the set's r ...

  15. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait hands off the Billboard 200's top spot to fellow country veteran Reba McEntire as the diva lands her second No. 1 on the chart. Her "Keep On Loving You" concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart—her ...

  16. Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The rapper Fabolous makes his "Way" to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career, but Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" collection still reigns on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and becomes the year ...

  17. Michael Jackson: Still King

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop is still the king of the Billboard charts. The Top Comprehensive Albums chart that is, where his "Number Ones" set reigns yet again (114,000). The set has now become the second-biggest-selling album of the year and has Ta ...

  18. The Billboard Q&A: Scott Borchetta

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Scott Borchetta signed then-15-year-old Taylor Swift to his fledgling Big Machine Records label in 2005, the former DreamWorks Nashville executive ignored the prevailing view that teen acts don't work in the adult-oriented country format ...

  19. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  20. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows on top of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000 units sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Better ...

  21. Universal Republic, Big Machine Team For Nashville Label

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Republic and Big Machine Records have teamed for a new Nashville imprint dubbed Republic Nashville. The imprint will be stationed on Music Row and will use the combined resources of Big Machine Universal Republic. Big Machine and Univers ...

  22. Eminem Stays Atop Billboard 200

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After last week's blowout week on the Billboard 200 -- where there were seven debuts in the top 10 -- this week's tally is slightly tamer. While there are still three new albums that arrive in the top 10, the Hot Shot Debut is Marilyn Ma ...

  23. Eminem Leads For Second Week With 'Relapse'

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Relapse" easily holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 211,000 in its sophomore frame. Last week it bounded in atop the list with 608,000 . . . The top 10 welcomes new albums from Marilyn Manson, W ...

  24. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align it ...

  25. Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' Breaks In At No. 1

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the trio its second chart-topper . . . The album opens with 215,000 after just three days of release, as the set was issued Friday, May 15, but Nielse ...

  26. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. ...

  27. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  28. Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, whose Billboard 200 chart career began in 1963, lands his fifth No. 1 album this week as "Together Through Life" (Columbia) opens atop the list with 125,000. It gives the icon back-to-back No. 1s with studio albums, as 2006� ...

  29. Universal Partners With eBay Down Under

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has launched a new music portal on the Australian version of online auction giant eBay. The new music platform at http://play.ebay.com.au/ allows users to click through to buy or stream digital tracks via Universal Austra ...

  30. 'Hannah Montana' Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) reaches No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with sales of 133,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a d ...

  31. Rascal Flatts Proves 'Unstoppable' On Billboard 200

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Wade Jessen, Gary Trust; Editorial Director: Silvio Pietroluongo Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "U ...

  32. Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music's Top Award

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 ye ...

  33. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  34. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  35. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  36. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  37. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  38. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  39. Springsteen Debuts Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  40. Taylor Swift Plots First Headlining Tour

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Taylor Swift will embark on her first headlining tour this spring, beginning April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The 52-city trek will feature "multiple costume changes" and a stage with a "fairy-tale castle," according t ...

  41. Lucky Seven For Swift While 'Notorious' Debuts

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . Can you name the last album to spend as many weeks at the top? . . . The first top 10 debut of the year comes in the form of the soundtrack to " ...

  42. Taylor Swift Tops Album Chart For Sixth Week

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another week bereft of any major new releases, Taylor Swift maintains her lead on The Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week with "Fearless." The Big Machine album moved 72,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  43. Swift Makes It Six While GaGa Gains

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week, the longest run at the top since 2005 . . . As the big chart continues to get back to a normal post-Christmas state, a bevy of albums make headway on th ...

  44. Swift To Guest Star On 'CSI'

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rising country superstar Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling all-genre artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and who kicked off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live,&q ...

  45. Post-Holiday Chart Blues

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Taylor Swift's "Fearless" hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fifth week, she does so with less than 100,000 . . . The chart continues to regain pre-Christmas normality, with holiday titles -- for the most part -- tak ...

  46. Swift To Appear On 'SNL'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift, who ended 2008 as the top selling artist with just over 4 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, will kick off 2009 as the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Swift will join host Neil Patrick H ...

  47. Beyonce Starts 2009 Atop The Hot 100

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce begins 2009 with a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," which also enjoys a seventh frame leading Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The track sold a massive 382,000 downloads last week accordin ...

  48. Digital Boosts 2008 Sales To New Mark

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Overall music sales hit a new record in 2008, with over 1.5 billion units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Nielsen Company's annual year-end music industry report, released today, reveals that combined sales of albums, singles, music ...

  49. Taylor Swift Reigns Again On Billboard 200

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's sophomore Big Machine album "Fearless" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week after selling 262,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 21% sales decline from last week. Wi ...

  50. Lil Wayne Notches Top-Selling Album Of '08

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) is far and away the top seller of 2008, netting 2.88 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, it's the first time the best selling album of the year has ...

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