The Massacre

  1. 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 ...

  2. Taylor Swift's 'Speak' Sizzles In Million-Plus Debut

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a predicted million sold in its first week—to be more precise: 1,047,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . And we've got oodles of fun facts about Swift& ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Taylor Swift Aiming For Biggest Sales Week Since 2005

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A week ago, it seemed as if Taylor Swift's third studio album, "Speak Now," released Oct. 25, was on its way to selling at least 800,000 to 900,000 copies sold in its first week . But 1 million copies? Possible, but not a done deal. ...

  5. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With the highest weekly sales figure since 2005, Lil Wayne crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Tha Carter III. As reported yesterday , the Cash Money/Universal set moved just over 1 million copies in the United States, according to ...

  9. Lil Wayne Cracks 1 Million With 'Tha Carter III'

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne becomes the first artist since 50 Cent in 2005 to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in a single week, according to chart reports issued tomorrow (June 18) morning by Nielsen SoundScan. In its first week on the market, the rappe ...

  10. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' Builds To Magic Million

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." The Cash Money/Universal album continues to lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 13). Based on the new tally, the album could sell a mi ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 d ...

  14. 50 Cent, Kanye West Continue Rivalry On 106 & Park

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cent and Kanye West appeared on BET's 106 & Park yesterday, further promoting their retail battle -- their new albums, "Curtis"(Aftermath/Interscope) and "Graduation" (Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam) respectively, hit ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. '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 ...

  17. 50 Cent Album Hits The Web

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The clean version of rapper 50 Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/Interscope) landed online today, the same day the clean version of Kanye West's upcoming "Graduation," (Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam) was leaked on the Web as w ...

  18. 50 Cent Album Bumped From June To September

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The release date for 50 Cent's new album, "Curtis," has been bumped from June 26 to Sept. 4 to allow the artist more time to complete the tracks. So far, radio has been slow to pick up on the singles "Straight to the Bank" ...

  19. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  20. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  21. 50 Cent, Green Day Reap Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas last night (Dec. 6), as each nabbed six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day were the toast of Las Vegas ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Usher, 50 Cent Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each grab three statuettes. Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop artists earned thre ...

  26. Springsteen Bedevils European Chart Rivals

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) starts its third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It's sliding gently down several European charts, but is still No. 1 in both Ireland an Bruce Springsteen' ...

  27. Springsteen Bedevils European Chart Rivals

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia) starts its third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It's sliding gently down several European charts, but is still No. 1 in both Ireland an Bruce Springsteen' ...

  28. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the Beatles' "1," the group has become the first act to earn six of the organiza With U.S. shipments of 10 milli ...

  29. 50 Cent Reclaims European Throne

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garbage debuts at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) bounces back to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after climbing 3-2 in Ireland, 7-5 in Germany and 7-6 in Austria. It's the album's third run at No. 1, where ...

  30. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epic). Moby 50 Cent's & ...

  31. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Order bows at No. 6. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epi ...

  32. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Now 18' bows at No. 2 with 339K. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, accor ...

  33. 50 Cent Holds Strong

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" holds onto the top slot of The Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, despite a 53% drop in U.S. sales to 364,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album &q ...

  34. 'Massacre' Takes Over Europe

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) storms in at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after a banner first week that includes chart-topping debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. The album 50 Cent's "The Massacr ...

  35. 'Massacre' Takes Over Europe

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez holds atop Eurochart. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) storms in at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after a banner first week that includes chart-topping debuts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. The a ...

  36. Retail Nixes Street Date For 50 Cent

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST As can be expected whenever an album is moved to a non-Tuesday release, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" is already experiencing major street-date violations. As can be expected whenever an album is moved to a non-Tuesday release, 50 Cent&# ...

  37. Bullets Fly During 50 Cent Radio Interview

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper said he was dropping the Game. A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was hospitalized Monday night (Feb. 28) after being shot at the station's West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent at the New York facility of R&B/hip-h ...

  38. UMVD Scrambling With Early 50 Cent Release

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Album moves up five days to March 3. Now that Universal Music & Video Distribution has moved the release date of 50 Cent's album "The Massacre" up five days to Thursday, March 3, the distributor is scrambling to ensure that the ...