The Real Testament

  1. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  2. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  3. Billboard Q&A: Slip-N-Slide CEO Ted Lucas

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST After introducing Miami MCs like Trick Daddy and Trina in the 1990's, Slip-N-Slide CEO and founder Ted Lucas has coasted through this decade with new rappers, Plies and Rick Ross. And this December, Lucas isn't just celebrating the holid ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Plies Keeps It 'Real' On Sophomore Set

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ft. Myers, Fla. rapper Plies is prepping the release of his sophomore album, "Definition of Real," set for a June 24 release via Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic Records. The set arrives less than a year after his debut, "The Real Te ...

  6. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...