The Road and the Radio

  1. One Direction Scores Second Million-Selling Album This Year With 'Take Me Home'

    December 19, 2012 7:49 PM EST This week, One Direction becomes the first act since 2005 to have two newly-released albums sell more than a million in a calendar year. In other words: They have released two albums since January, and both have already sold a million before the y ...

  2. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. '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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Kenny Chesney Tops Chart With 'Road'

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set "The Road and the Radio" debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United St For the second time in 2005, a Kenny ...