The Sweet Escape

  1. No Doubt Re-Enters Orbit With A Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In between bites of a Cobb salad at New York's Tribeca Grand Hotel, Gwen Stefani is explaining why No Doubt is going on tour for the first time in five years without a new album to promote. "Honestly, it's procrastination," she ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. MTV Int'l Creates Platinum, Gold Certifications

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV International has created a certification system to honor the most-played videos across its network of channels. Through the international initiative, unveiled today, MTV will bequeath platinum awards to videos which have been played more than ...

  5. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  6. Maroon 5 Makes 'Wondrous' Jump To Lead Hot 100

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With the largest jump to No. 1 in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5 scores its first chart-topper as "Makes Me Wonder" soars 64-1. The move was fueled by digital sales of 243,500 downloads and a No. 1 debut on Hot Digital So ...

  7. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  8. Furtado, Stefani Rule Euro Charts

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal-signed female artists again rule the pan-European sales charts, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads European Top 100 Albums for a fourth non-consecutive week and "The Sweet Escape" (Interscope) by Gw ...

  9. Furtado Hangs 'Loose' At Euro Chart Summit

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, ending Norah Jones' five-week tenure with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), which dips to No. 3. "Loose" led the comp ...

  10. Biggie Best-Of Bows at No. 1

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the late rapper his third chart-topper ... Arcade Fire starts in the runner-up slot with "Neon Bible" and at No. 1 on Top Independent Albu ...

  11. Norah Extends Euro Albums Chart Run

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the fifth consecutive week, Norah Jones is No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone). The album retains top spot in the Belgian region of Flanders and, although it d ...

  12. Stefani, Kobalt Renew Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani has renewed her music publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Group. The deal covers territories outside North America and includes her interests in her current release "The Sweet Escape," and her first solo album & ...

  13. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  14. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been the Hot 100's greatest airp ...

  15. Beatles Hold European Christmas Crown

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) will spend Christmas at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after starting a fourth week atop the composite sales chart. It stands at No. 1 in just one individual market, Greece, but "Love" also c ...

  16. Young Jeezy, Hicks Enter Atop The Billboard 200

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his second Def Jam album, "The Inspiration." The set sold 352,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, more than doubling the 172,000-unit first ...

  17. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  18. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  19. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...