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  1. Video: Clive Davis on Billboard Power 100, This Year’s Grammys and Remembering Whitney Houston

    February 08, 2013 12:23 PM EST Clive Davis with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Power 100 event in Los Angeles Thursday night (Photo: Phil McCarten)   “I never ever thought that music would become my profession or passion. But I found I loved it. To t ...

  2. Music Exec Bill Schrank Dies at 60

    December 19, 2012 8:00 PM EST Bill Schrank, a music executive who coordinated soundtracks at such studios as Warner Bros., Paramount, Disney and Columbia Pictures, died of complications from a stroke Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. He was 60. During his 30 years in the music business, ...

  3. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  4. Adele's '21' Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    November 27, 2012 8:08 PM EST Adele's mega-selling "21" album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, &quo ...

  5. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  6. Whitney Houston May Have Four Albums in Top 10 Next Week

    March 02, 2012 9:39 PM EST The late Whitney Houston could have four albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week, according to industry prognosticators. Sources suggest that Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" could end up at No. 2 for a third ...

  7. Whitney Houston Becomes First Woman With Three Albums In Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 29, 2012 4:38 PM EST (Photo: Patrick Demarchelier) This week, the late Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to place three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart at the same time. "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down les ...

  8. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  9. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Song of the Last 50 Years?

    February 28, 2012 7:53 AM EST Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps 7-3 on the current Billboard H ...

  10. Historical Analysis: Adele Matches The Beatles, 50 Cent With Hot 100, Billboard 200 Moves

    February 23, 2012 4:30 PM EST As reported yesterday , Adele's sophomore album 21 marks multiple new milestones on the Billboard 200. Most notably, 21 registered its best sales week (730,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan), following her six wins at the 54th Grammy Awards ...

  11. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Action-Packed Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:21 PM EST Katy Perry's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in the chart's top 10. Following her appearance at the 54th Grammy A ...

  12. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  13. Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2012 8:34 PM EST Adele's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12. The album sold 730,000 copies in the United States ...

  14. Adele's '21' Set for 21st Week at No. 1 With Sales of Half-Million or More

    February 16, 2012 5:35 PM EST Adele's "21" album is going to celebrate its first year on the Billboard 200 chart in grand style. Fresh off her six Grammy Award wins on Sunday (Feb. 12) night, "21" is on course to sell between 500,000 to 600,000 copies ...

  15. Whitney Houston Re-enters Top 10 on Billboard 200, Surges on Digital Songs Chart

    February 15, 2012 10:19 AM EST Following the death of Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, the diva's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in the tracking ...

  16. Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Hits' Poised to Re-Enter Billboard 200's Top 10

    February 12, 2012 1:00 PM EST Whitney Houston's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album could re-enter the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 this week, based on early sales projections. Though Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ends at the close of business ...

  17. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  18. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:54 AM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process. As Adele's set &q ...

  19. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any ...

  20. Adele, Prince... and Vanilla Ice? The 20 Albums to Lead the Billboard 200 for 16 Weeks or More

    January 19, 2012 5:12 PM EST As previously reported , Adele's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest reign since the "Titanic" soundtrack also led for 16 frames in 1998. Since the chart began appeari ...

  21. The Kids Are Alright: 'Kidz Bop 21' To Bow Big on Billboard 200

    January 19, 2012 1:36 PM EST The latest edition of the long-running "Kidz Bop" franchise -- "Kidz Bop 21" -- is looking to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the "Kidz Bop 21" effort could sell be ...

  22. Adele Matches No. 1 Run of 'Titanic' at the Top of Billboard 200

    January 18, 2012 11:00 AM EST As expected, Adele's "21" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (104,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 16%). Its reign is the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at No. 1 i ...

  23. Can Anything Stop Adele's '21' Reign at No. 1?

    January 05, 2012 1:29 PM EST With few new major album releases out this week -- as is customary at the beginning of the year -- Adele's "21" will likely spend a 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. It's projected to sell anywhere betwee ...

  24. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  25. Adele's '21' First Album Since 2005 With 30 Weeks of 100,000-Plus Sales

    December 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST This week, Adele's "21" becomes the first album since 2005 to notch 30 weeks of 100,000-plus sales. The blockbuster set moved 399,000 , according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking not only its best sales frame ever, but its 30th non-con ...

  26. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 11:32 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist ...

  27. The Year In Pop: Adele Makes Pop History With Triple Win On Year-End Charts; Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Score In The Year Of The Women

    December 08, 2011 8:50 AM EST For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, No. 1 on Top Billboard 200 Titles and No. 1 on Hot 100 Songs. The woman, of course, is Adele. The album: 21. The song: "Rolling in the ...

  28. '21,' By The Numbers: Billboard Breaks Down Adele's Breakout Sophomore Release

    December 08, 2011 7:05 AM EST ,000 On March 12, Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sophomore album 21 (XL/Columbia), selling 352,000 first-week copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week-and highest-charting album-to date, and also ...

  29. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  30. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  31. Albums That Sold 1 Million Copies in One Week

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" sold a whopping 1,047,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the newest entry on the list of albums to crack a million sold in a debut week. Click through for all 16. 16. Lil Wayne 'Tha Ca ...

  32. It's Official: Taylor Swift Cracks 1 Million With 'Speak Now'

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Speak Now," spoke loud and clear last week, as it will debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart with a whopping 1,047,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest sa ...

  33. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Houston: We don't have any problems. Whitney Houston debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "I Look to You." With its opening of 305,000, it gives the diva her fourth chart-topper and her best opening sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 'Musical' To The Tune Of 615,000

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" makes a grand entrance at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 615,000 units, the year's second-largest sales week. It's also the best debut for a soundtrack since 2002 ...

  36. 'High School Musical 2' Blasts In At No. 1

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the second biggest first-week sales tally of the year, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The set sold 615,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan, on ...

  37. Famous Inks Midnight Deal

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/producer Charlie Midnight has joined the Famous Music Publishing roster in an exclusive worldwide agreement. Songwriter/producer Charlie Midnight has joined the Famous Music Publishing roster in an exclusive worldwide agreement. Midnigh ...

  38. Usher Scores Record-Setting Debut

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's fifth album, "Confessions" (Arista), sold 1.096 million copies in its first week of release in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and will debut atop The Billboard 200 this week. The ta Usher's fifth album, " ...

  39. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...

  40. Arista Ready To Usher In Big Sales Week

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. Usher's "Confessions" could be on its way to becoming the weekly-sales champion for the Arista label. After surveyi ...