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  1. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 2012's Third-Biggest Debut

    November 20, 2012 9:57 PM EST One Direction has scored its second No. 1 album in less than a year, as "Take Me Home" explodes atop the Billboard 200 chart with 540,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third-largest debut of ...

  2. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 With 500,000 Debut

    November 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST One Direction's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell more than 500,000 copies in the United ...

  3. Singles Reviews: Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT MUMFORD & SONS I Will Wait (4:52) Producer: Markus Dravs Writers: Mumford & Sons Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote For the lead single off their follow-up to "Sigh No More", Mumford & ...

  4. Usher Tops the Billboard 200; Ed Sheeran Debuts Strong; Bieber Poised to Conquer

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT R&B/pop superstar Usher nets his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's off quite a bit from the start of his last full ...

  5. Usher Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Looking 4 Myself'

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond ...

  6. Jack White Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, Blunderbuss , arrives with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the t ...

  7. One Direction Makes History With No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    March 20, 2012 8:00 PM EDT U.K. pop vocal group One Direction makes history on the Billboard 200 albums chart as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album. Up All Night enters atop the list with 176,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. One Direction ...

  8. One Direction Vs. Adele for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Next Week

    March 16, 2012 7:52 PM EDT U.K. pop group One Direction is aiming for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart next week with its first album, "Up All Night." However, Adele's "21" may block the quintet from the top with a return to No. 1. Pre ...

  9. Portico Quartet Plays Biggest Show, Plans U.S. Tour

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mercury-nominated modern jazz act Portico Quartet has launched its U.K. tour, which features its biggest headline show to date, and is planning a U.S. release and concerts. The March 8 2,000-capacity show at the Barbican in London featured materia ...

  10. Raincoats Re-Issues Debut, Plots U.S. Tour

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thirty years after its original release, U.K. alternative act the Raincoats' self-titled debut is being reissued following a 10-year period when it was commercially unavailable. The all-female post-punk group was a favorite of the late Kurt C ...

  11. Rhino Admits To New Order Sound Problems

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music's catalog label Rhino Records will allow New Order fans to exchange copies of new reissues after numerous sound problems were discovered on the bonus discs. Rhino reissued collector's editions of the U.K. alternative act ...

  12. MTVNI Scores Exclusive Oasis Gig Broadcast

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will exclusively broadcast Oasis' sold-out concert at London's Wembley Arena live-to-air at 9pm on MTV One on Oct. 16 in the U.K. and Ireland. It will be the first broadcast of the tour for the U.K. rock act� ...