The Emancipation of Mimi

  1. Scooter Braun: The Tycoon of Teen

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Justin Bieber's guy." It's a moniker Scooter Braun accepts with a combination of pride and frustration. He acknowledges the honor - "Justin is the most famous part of our business," he says - while hoping those bestowing i ...

  2. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  3. Mariah Debuts At No. 1 After Monster First Week

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey earns her sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her "E=MC2" bows on top. The Island Def Jam set moved 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the diva's biggest sales week ever. It's als ...

  4. Mariah's On Fire: Diva Notches Sixth No. 1 Album

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the singer/songwriter her sixth chart-topping set. With a 463,000 bow, "E=MC2" earns the best sales week for an album this year, Carey� ...

  5. With Huge First Day, Mariah On Track For No. 1 Debut

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey looks certain to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 with "E=MC2," based on massive first-day sales from the nine chains that report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Chart. Unweighted sales for the Island De ...

  6. Mariah's New 'Body' Of Work Due April 15

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey has dubbed her next effort "E=MC _," and will release it April 15 via Island/Def Jam. The R&B-leaning first single "Touch My Body" will hit U.S. radio outlets on Feb. 12. The set also features producers Jermain ...

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Jermaine Dupri

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of taking Atlanta's snap scene mainstream with Dem Franchize Boyz and recrafting Mariah Carey's stale stardom into the multiplatinum, worldwide success that was "The Emancipation of Mimi," Jermaine Dupri recently b ...

  8. '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 ...

  9. Confirmed: Dupri Exits Virgin

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Became head of urban at the label last year. Jermaine Dupri—superproducer, rapper, and the boyfriend of Janet Jackson—has confirmed to Associated Press that he has quit as a top executive at Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing ...

  10. Mariah, Chilis, Peas, Nickelback Top AMA Noms

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards show to air live Nov. 21. With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from Los Angeles� ...

  11. Mariah Wins Big At Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    September 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey was the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held last night (Sept. 8) in Atlanta. Carey won top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as w Mariah Carey was the big winner at the ...

  12. Johnson & Friends Bow At No. 1

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'George' companion moves 163K in first week. Jack Johnson and Friends' companion album to the film "Curious George," released via Johnson's own Brushfire label, bows at the top of The Billboard 200 this week. "Si ...

  13. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  14. Mariah Pitches Intel In TV Ad

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST -second spot to air during Grammy broadcast. With eight Grammy nominations, including album of the year and song of the year, Mariah Carey is well poised to walk away with a Grammy or two at tonight's 48th annual Grammy Awards. And while th ...

  15. Jamie Foxx Back On Top

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musi ...

  16. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Returns To No. 1

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST After sitting behind Jamie Foxx's "Unbreakable" at No. 2 for two weeks in a row, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" returns to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Matriarch/Geffen release debute After sitting be ...

  17. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  18. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200. The J Records set makes the upward move despite a 67% slip to sales of 200,000 copies in the Uni After debuting a week ago at No ...

  19. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Downloads more than double. LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the revenue gap, figures rel ...

  20. U.S. Album Sales Drop By 7%

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down by about seven percent as 2005 drew to a close but the budding market for music downloads, which more than doubled over last year, helped narrow the reven LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. album sales were down ...

  21. Blige's 'Breakthrough' Bows At No. 1

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moves 727,000 copies in the U.S. Despite slow overall sales throughout the holiday season, the week leading up to Christmas saw a retail burst led by a trio of R&B/hip-hop artists that shifted more than 1.75 million copies to lead The Billboar ...

  22. Eminem 'Curtain Call' Tops Chart For Second Week

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Eminem retrospective "Curtain Call" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 thanks to sales of 323,700 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sou The Eminem retrospective "Curta ...

  23. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upp ...

  24. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  25. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Returns to top spot in its fifth week on chart. Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." The popular compilation ...

  26. SOAD Tops Chart For Second Time In '05

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the third time in its career and the second this year, System Of A Down scores the top position on The Billboard 200. "Hypnotize" (American/Columbia) debuts at No. 1 on the album chart with sales For the third time in its career and ...

  27. 50, Mariah Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are the top finalists for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 6 live on Fox from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Rap legend LL Cool J 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are th ...

  28. Madonna Dances Straight To No. 1

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sixth time in top position on The Billboard 200. For the sixth time in her career, Madonna finds herself with an album in the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200. Her latest, "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.), sold nearly 350 ...

  29. First-Half World Sales Dip 6.3%, Digital Sales Triple

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital revenues on the rise. The global music industry recorded another downbeat tune in the first half of 2005 when total sales of physical recordings slumped 6.3% in value to $12.4 billion in retail value, and 6.6% in unit sales. The negative f ...

  30. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  31. Wall Stands Tall On Billboard 200

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top ti ...

  32. Mariah Carey Leads AMA Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent, Green Day also receive noms. With four mentions, Mariah Carey leads the nominees for the 33rd annual American Music Awards (AMA). Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent and Green Day each netted three nods for the honors, which will be handed out Nov. 2 ...

  33. West Tops Chart For 2nd Week

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strong second week sales of Kanye West's "Late Registration" and a resurgence by 50 Cent's "The Massacre" deny the latest album by the Rolling Stones the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 this week. But Strong second we ...

  34. Destiny's Child Among Top Soul Train Winners

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey, Ciara also honored. Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvied up the wealth at last night's (Sept. 7) Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. Carey and Destiny's Child, none of whom attended the ...

  35. West Registers No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," ...

  36. Duff Set Remains 'Most Wanted' At No. 1

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a second week, Hilary Duff finds her "Most Wanted" greatest hits set atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 51% second week decline to U.S. sales of 101,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the For a second week, Hilary Duff finds ...

  37. Duff Tops Chart With 'Most Wanted'

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The Billboard 200 this week with a greatest hits collection, despite having only released two studio albums. "Most Wanted" (Hollywood) sold 208,000 copies in the U.S., a Pop sensation Hilary Duff tops The B ...

  38. Staind's 'Chapter V' Makes It Mark At No. 1

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Chapter V," modern rock act Staind nets its third consecutive Billboard 200 chart-topper. The Elektra/Atlantic album moved 185,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to With "Chapter V," modern r ...

  39. Hill Hits No. 1 With 'Fireflies'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Dukes' grab 41% increase with movie's release. Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329 ...

  40. 19th 'Now' At The Peak For Second Week

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Dane Cook debuts at No. 4. The 19th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series, featuring acts like Destiny's Child and Gwen Stefani, remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecut ...

  41. Newest 'NOW' Opens On Top

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 19th "NOW That's What I Call Music!" installment -- boasting popular cuts by Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, the Killers and Gorillaz -- this week becomes the series' seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200. T The 19th "NOW That� ...

  42. R. Kelly Album Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holds off new entries by Slim Thug, Bow Wow . R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to to sales of 139,000 copies in the United ...

  43. R. Kelly Starts At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 t ...

  44. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Some ...

  45. Coldplay Remains On Top

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'X&Y' sold over 1.2 million since June 7 release. Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capi ...

  46. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  47. Coldplay Debuts On Top

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio alb ...

  48. Mariah's Album Rules Again

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has reclaimed The Billboard 200 throne. Her album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/Def Jam), jumps 3-1 despite a 4% dip to 172,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is Mariah Carey has reclaimed The Billboar ...

  49. Audioslave Debut On Top

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself," Audioslave finds a home on top of The Billboard 200 this week with its sophomore album, "Out of Exile." The Interscope/Epic set so Building on the success of ...

  50. System Of A Down Has An Upbeat Chart Debut

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT System Of A Down grabbed the top slot of The Billboard 200 with a career-best U.S. sales week of 453,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Mezmerize," the group's second No. 1 on the big chart, System Of A Down grabbed the to ...

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