Todd Smith

  1. Metallica Scores Fifth Straight No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In just a three-day sales window, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Warner Bros.) sold nearly half a million copies and tops The Billboard 200. The band's first studio album since 2003 moved 490,000 copies, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  2. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  3. LL Cool J Readies Clothing Line For Sears

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper LL Cool J has teamed up with Sears department stores to produce a new clothing line. The collection, which hits retail outlets in September, will be carried across 450 Sears stores, and will include apparel for juniors, kids and young men. ...

  4. LL Cool J Heads Toward Def Jam 'Exit'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper LL Cool J is gearing up to release his next album, "Exit 13," July 18 via Def Jam. The veteran artist released the first single, "I Cry" featuring R&B singer Lil' Mo, yesterday (May 21) on the Web. "Exit 13 ...

  5. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  6. Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Anthony Colombo, Wade Jessen, Gary Trust, Alex Vitoulis; Editorial Director: Geoff Mayfield Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, ...

  7. Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week, with Rascal Flatts holding onto the lead despite a strong challenge from Toby Keith. Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang," whic Two high-profile country acts g ...