The Dutchess

  1. Fergie To Receive Billboard's Woman of the Year Award

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas vocalist and six-time Grammy-winning artist Fergie will receive the Woman of the Year Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York. "I am humbled and excited to accept the Billboard Woman of the Year ...

  2. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Katy Perry, Fergie

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Katy Perry has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell music will administer Perry's future work and current catalog, includi ...

  4. Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of '08

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Four years after his "Confessions" rocked the charts, Usher returns to The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Here I Stand." With 433,000 U.S. copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the LaFace/Zomba album is the second biggest ...

  5. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

  6. Fergie's 'The Dutchess' To Be Re-released

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fergie is re-releasing her 2006 album "The Dutchess" on May 27. The singer recently recorded the theme song, "Labels & Love," for the upcoming "Sex & The City" film, dropping May 30. The track along with Nelly ...

  7. 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� ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  14. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  15. 'High School Musical 2' Still Tops On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop of the The Billboard 200 for a fourth week. The set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., a 22% decrease from last week's total. It ...

  16. 'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For a third week in a row, Disney's "High School Musical 2" soundtrack is No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first album to do so since Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" in early 2006. "HSM 2" sold 210,000 copi ...

  17. 'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week. The set moved 367,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sales de ...

  18. '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 ...

  19. After Five-Year Absence, UGK Scores First No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-year absence from The Billboard 200, UGK returns to the tally in a big way as "Underground Kingz" debuts at No. 1. The hip-hop troupe's first chart-topper, the Jive set moved 160,000 copies in the United States, accordi ...

  20. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 155,000 copies in the United States, ac ...

  21. 'NOW 25' Fends Off 'Hairspray,' Prince To Remain No. 1

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains atop The Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% sales decrease from the week previous. The New Line s ...

  22. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  23. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  24. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  25. Lennon Bus Joins Fergie Tour

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit mobile recording and multimedia studio, has been invited to join Fergie's Verizon-sponsored summer tour. The Bus, on which Fergie recorded "Fergalicious" and several other cuts from ...

  26. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  27. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  28. Ludacris Scores Third No. 1 With 'Release Therapy'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a week featuring debuts in the first four slots of The Billboard 200, Ludacris' "Release Therapy" bows at No. 1 with 309,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The DTP/Def Jam effort is the ra In a week featuring debuts in t ...

  29. Timberlake Remains No. 1 In Heavy Release Week

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen new releases enter top 50. Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" keeps the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 warm for a second time. Despite a sales drop of 68%, the Ji ...