That's What I Call Music

  1. Tony Bennett Has First Top 40 U.K. Hit in 46 Years; Ed Sheeran Has No.1 Album

    September 19, 2011 11:09 AM EDT British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran followed his two recent top ten U.K. singles with an instant No. 1 album as the Official Charts Company's new data was published Sunday (Sept. 18). Sheeran's "+" opened at the top, while new ...

  2. Example, Pixie Lott Top U.K. Charts; Doris Day, At 87, Sets Record With Top Ten Debut

    September 12, 2011 9:22 AM EDT London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows" (Data/Ministry of Sound). There was a veteran presence in the album top ten ...

  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart

    September 05, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rappe ...

  4. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  5. Nero's 'Welcome Reality' Tops UK Album Charts; Wretch 32 Has No. 1 Single (Watch)

    August 22, 2011 7:36 AM EDT London artists are triumphant on the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales charts, as electro duo Nero follow their recent singles chart-topper "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) with an instant No. 1 album, "Welcome Reality ...

  6. Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Move Up Billboard Hot 100; Also, The 'Glee-pocalypse!'

    August 18, 2011 12:56 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Katy Perry makes Hot 100 history by becoming the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson, in the chart's five-decade archives to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as & ...

  7. Nero's 'Promises' Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Amy Winehouse Has No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 8:10 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey ...

  8. Amy Winehouse Holds Top of U.K. Album Chart for Second Week

    August 08, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Amy Winehouse continued her posthumous reign on the new U.K. album chart, published Sunday (Aug. 7) by the Official Charts Company. "Back To Black" (Universal Island) achieved a second week at No. 1 since her death, in addition to the th ...

  9. Amy Winehouse Owns U.K. Charts: Three Albums In Top Ten, Five Singles In Top 40

    August 01, 2011 6:41 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death on July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other a ...

  10. Bon Iver Debuts at No. 4 on U.K. Charts; Derulo Has Top Single

    June 27, 2011 7:49 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint (and third week in total) as the U.K.'s No. 1 album yesterday, as Jason Derulo debuted atop the singles chart with "Don't Wanna Go Home" ( ...

  11. Take That's Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1

    June 20, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased t ...

  12. Arctic Monkeys Top U.K. Charts; Example Has No. 1 Single

    June 13, 2011 6:17 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys maintained their perfect record on the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 12) by scoring their fourth new entry at No. 1 from four releases, debuting at the top with "Suck It and See" (Domino). London rapper Example achieved ...

  13. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Again at No. 1 on U.K. Charts; The Pierces Debut at No. 4

    June 06, 2011 7:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga started a second week atop the U.K. album chart and Pitbull a third on the singles survey in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) rules the alb ...

  14. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Tops U.K. Albums Chart -- Outsells Rest of Top 10 Combined

    May 30, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album (Interscope/Universal) made its expected powerful arrival to the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), with the biggest first-week sale of the year here of 215,000 units, more than the rest of the top 10 t ...

  15. Pitbull Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Kate Bush Album Debuts At No. 2

    May 23, 2011 7:40 AM EDT "Give Me Everything" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne Yo is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, rising three places in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). On the sam ...

  16. Hugh Laurie Debuts At No. 2 on U.K. Album Chart; Bruno Mars Has Top Single

    May 16, 2011 2:07 PM EDT The U.K.'s new best-selling single is Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" (Elektra/Warner Music), after it moved up 2-1 yesterday (15) to end the four-week reign of "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by LMFAO featurin ...

  17. U.S. Music Sales Continue Upward Swing -- Up 1.6% Year to Date

    May 12, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Bucking a years-long trend of decline, U.S. music sales continued this year's upward swing , rising 1.6% through May 8, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. The gain is measured in track-equivalent albums (TEA), which co ...

  18. Fleet Foxes Debut at No. 2 on U.K. Charts; Ellie Goulding Climbs Following Royal Wedding

    May 09, 2011 7:59 AM EDT For the 14th time in the 15 weeks since its release, Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) tops the U.K. album chart, outselling Fleet Foxes' new entry at No. 2, "Helplessness Blues" (Bella Union) by 70%, according to the Offi ...

  19. Adele Tops U.K. Album Chart For 13th Week; LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem' is Top Single

    May 02, 2011 11:29 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) scored a 13th aggregate week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart announced yesterday (May 1) by the Official Charts Company. For the third straight week, Britain's bestselling single is "Party ...

  20. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 7:24 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  21. Foo Fighters Top U.K. Charts, End Adele's 11-Week Run

    April 18, 2011 7:12 AM EDT Adele's 11-week unbroken run of supremacy on the U.K. album chart was ended yesterday (Sunday) by Foo Fighters, as "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at No. 1. The singles chart also welcomed a new leader, as &qu ...

  22. 'Now 37' Livens Up Billboard 200 At No. 1; Grammys Spark Gains

    February 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST The "Now That's What I Call Music 37" compilation shakes up the top of the Billboard 200 as it debuts at No. 1 with 151,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time the top slot has seen a figure larger ...

  23. Rihanna's 'Loud' Tops Take That on U.K. Album Chart; Matt Cardle's 'When We Collide' Still No. 1 Single

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week at ...

  24. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song Beating Out John Cage's '4'13' and Trashmen's 'Surfin' Bird'

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 fi ...

  25. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  26. Industry Veteran Bob Mercer Dies

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Bob Mercer, the British CEO of the NOW compilation business in the U.S., has died aged 65. Mercer was headhunted by EMI from General Foods in the early '70s and tasked with shaking up the major's marketing. He went ...

  27. Justin Bieber Tops Billboard 200 With 'My World 2.0'

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," after shifting 283,000 copies in its first week. It's the teenager's second album and first No. 1. His first set, "My World," debute ...

  28. Bieber Fever Grips Billboard 200

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber triumphs at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "My World 2.0," debuting atop the tally with 283,000 copies sold in its first week . . . The 16-year-old is the youngest male solo artist to notch a No. 1 album since 1963 and on ...

  29. Justin Bieber To Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 album chart, look for Justin Bieber to net his first No. 1 album, as "My World 2.0" is on track to open atop the list. Industry prognosticators suggest the 16-year old singer's second album could se ...

  30. Marvin Sapp Makes Gospel History On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns (yet again) to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the big chart news belongs to Marvin Sapp, who earns the highest-charting gospel album on the Billboard 200 as his "Here I Am" debu ...

  31. Will Young Tops List Of Bestselling UK Singles Of Decade

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Will Young's 2002 debut hit "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) was named as the U.K.'s bestselling single of the decade, as the Official Charts Company's 2000-2009 sales data round- ...

  32. 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Come Together for Fab 4

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles will get a little help from new corporate friends on Sept. 9 when EMI Music embarks on the global launch of its digitally remastered Beatles catalog on CD to coincide with the release of videogame The Beatles: Rock Band. It will be har ...

  33. Michael Jackson Controls Euro Chart

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's "King of Pop" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) continues its chart-topping run on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, with Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1) moving in ...

  34. Michael Jackson Set To Rock Charts Again

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After his record-breaking chart week, the late Michael Jackson will continue to shake up the charts next week, too. Industry prognosticators project that his "Thriller" album may sell as much as 110,000-130,000 by week's end at the ...

  35. The Long Tail Redrawn

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Files shared on P2P services skew more toward hits than had been previously believed, according to a preview of a research paper on the long tail of music's black market. The study was done by PRS for Music chief economist Will Page and Eric ...

  36. 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 " ...

  37. Take That, Alexandra Burke Rule U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s final weekly sales charts of 2008, published yesterday (Dec. 28), saw Alexandra Burke and Take That retain their singles and album crowns, respectively. "X Factor" winner Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/So ...

  38. Motown Joins 'Now' Series

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The latest edition of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise will pay tribute to Motown's 50th anniversary. "Now That's What I Call Motown" will feature 25 R&B/soul classics from the legendary label. T ...

  39. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United St ...

  40. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Flies At No. 1 With 592,000

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift nets the best week for a country album in a year as her "Fearless" set arrives at No. 1 with 592,000 . . . Her set is just one of six arrivals in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The others? David Archuleta's self-title ...

  41. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  42. 'Now' Compilation Celebrates Silver Anniversary

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI will celebrate the 25th U.K. anniversary of the "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation series with the release of a special edition, triple-CD set. "Now 25 Years" (EMI TV), will be released Oct. 27 in the U.K., wil ...

  43. Slipknot Ties Up First No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Slipknot earns its first chart-topper, as "All Hope Is Gone" bows in the penthouse with 239,516 . . . The Game's arriving "LAX" is a close second with 238,382 . . . In other ...

  44. 'Now! 70' Biggest Selling iTunes UK Comp Ever

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A quarter of a century and 70 installments down the line, the evergreen "Now That's What I Call Music!" series has achieved the biggest ever iTunes sale in the U.K. for a compilation. As well as being the biggest seller, "Now! ...

  45. Coldplay Stay At Euro Chart Summit

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) starts a sixth week atop European Top 100 Albums, while Kid Rock moves into a third week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "All Summer Long" ...

  46. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  47. Winehouse On Euro Summit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) records its 12th aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) celebrates its climb to the Billboard Hot 1 ...

  48. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  49. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving 223,000 copies in the United St ...

  50. ADA Spearheading Indie Rock Compilation Series

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Distributor ADA and top indie labels may be teaming to create a series of compilations modeled after the very successful "NOW That's What I Call Music" series. However, sources tell Billboard.biz the series is in the earliest discus ...

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