The Pretender

  1. Foo Fighters' 'Rope' Debuts at No. 1 on Rock Chart

    February 28, 2011 4:12 PM EST Foo Fighters reflect the building anticipation for "Wasting Light," their first studio album since 2007, as the set's first single, "Rope," roars in at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart. The song starts with 11.9 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart ...

  4. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Mariah And Leona Hold While Rest Of Billboard 200 Gets Busy

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The ...

  7. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. Top winner Amy Winehouse performed via satellite from ...

  8. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from leading nominees Amy Win ...

  9. Foo Tour: Two Stages, Big Band, But No Pyro

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Foo Fighters are "stepping it up" for their upcoming U.S. arena tour, says the band's bassist Nate Mendel, noting that fans should expect two stages, mechanical gags and a huge production. "We're also bringing out a bi ...

  10. Josh Groban Ties Elvis Presley

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Josh Groban's "Noel" album spends its third consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, he matches the previous record-holder for most straight weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album -- Elvis Presley ... Will Groban be able to ...

  11. Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight nominations each, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of whom got five nods. Winehouse's "Rehab&qu ...

  12. Josh Groban Grabs a Second Week at No. 1

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "Noel" as the Eagles surge to No. 2 with a 70% increase following the band's interview on "60 Minutes" ... Mannheim Steamroller collects its third top ...

  13. Eagles Fly Ahead Of Britney Spears On Billboard 200

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road out of Eden," the Eagles' first full-length studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with a whopping 711,000 -- the second-largest sales week of ...

  14. Grohl Re-Ups With Universal Music Pub

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has renewed his exclusive, worldwide co-publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. "The Pretender," the band's first single from its new album, is No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Ro ...

  15. Foo Fighters Nail Down U.K. Arena Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters will spend two weeks touring in the United Kingdom in November, where they have grown exponentially in popularity in recent years. The tour begins Nov. 3 in Manchester and wraps with a Nov. 17-18 stand in London. As previously rep ...

  16. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2 for a sec ...