The Ultimate Hits

  1. The Year In Music & Touring: A Run Of No. 1 Achievements Ends The Year For Taylor Swift

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rising superstar Taylor Swift is making her mark, of that there can be no doubt. This 18-year-old concludes the year in the No. 1 spot on the Top Country Artists recap and the Hot Country Songwriters tally. She also leads the Top Country Album Art ...

  2. Mariah's On Fire: Diva Notches Sixth No. 1 Album

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the singer/songwriter her sixth chart-topping set. With a 463,000 bow, "E=MC2" earns the best sales week for an album this year, Carey� ...

  3. Lewis Leaps To No. 1 Debut

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leona Lewis is the first Britsh solo artist to bow atop the Billboard 200 with a debut album, ending a 22-year drought for U.K. solo female artists at No. 1. Her "Spirit" bows with 205,000, marking the first No. 1 by a female Brit since ...

  4. 'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first film soundtrac ...

  5. Keys Holds Off Radiohead, 'Juno' At No. 1

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a continued decrease in sales, Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, rebounding 2-1. The J Records effort moved 70,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 38% sales slip ...

  6. Radiohead Nudges Blige From Atop Album Chart

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead zooms to No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO), a week after a premature debut at No. 156 due to street date violations. The set sold 122,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  7. Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige has put an end to Josh Groban's reign on The Billboard 200 as the R&B singer's "Growing Pains" moves up 2-1. The Geffen release sold 204,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, a 68% drop-off i ...

  8. Groban Remains No. 1, Becomes '07's Best-Seller

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban sets a new record on The Billboard 200 with "Noel," becoming the first Christmas album to top the chart for four straight weeks. The 143/Reprise set moved 669,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 15% incr ...

  9. Groban Ties Elvis With Third Week At No. 1

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the holiday season marching on, Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a third week straight. With an 8% sales increase, the 143/Reprise set moved 581,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  10. Groban Remains No. 1 In Slow Release Week

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of The Billboard 200 this week, as Josh Groban's "Noel" retains its lead on the chart for a second week. The 143/Reprise effort moved 539,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

  11. 'Oprah' Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase w ...

  12. Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys storms The Billboard 200 this week with "As I Am" (J), which debuts at No. 1 after selling 742,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the best sales week for a solo female artist since No ...

  13. Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z scores his 10th No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "American Gangster" (Def Jam) debuts on top this week after selling 425,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper thus ties Elvis Presley in sec ...

  14. Jay-Z Scores 10th No. 1 Album On The Billboard 200

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "American Gangster," tying him with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1s. Only the Beatles , with 19 chart-toppers, have more ... Garth Brooks returns to the al ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Exclusive: Jewel Signs With New Nashville Label Valory

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO for Nashville-based independent Big Machine Records, is launching a second imprint, the Valory Music Company, and has signed Jewel to a multi-album deal. The label's name is a variation on June Carter Ca ...

  17. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  18. Loba Exits Broken Bow, New Label Is Next

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Broken Bow Records VP of promotion Jon Loba has exited the company with immediate effect. Sources familiar with the situation tell Billboard.biz that Loba will eventually take a similar role with a new imprint to be launched by Big Machine Records ...