Unpredictable

  1. Christmas Lights Up Billboard Sales Charts

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted , Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276 ...

  2. How Jamie Foxx's 16-Year-Old Daughter's Pointed Criticism Saved His Music Career

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Call her the guardian angel for Jamie Foxx's music career. The Oscar and Grammy winner said Tuesday his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music. "When I first started I was doing this little ...

  3. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  4. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  5. Mary J. Blige Climbs To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As 2007 comes to a close, the queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige, rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Growing Pains," selling 205,000 in its second week of release. It debuted at No. 2 with 629,000 last week. Blige ascends to the ...

  6. Kanye's King of The Billboard 200 With 957,000

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Graduation" achieves the best sales week in more than two years as his third album starts with 957,000 ... The tally is the 15th-biggest sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 ... Coming in at N ...

  7. Hudson, Beyonce Star At Soul Train Awards

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson added another award to her trophy chest during the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. The presentation of the 2007 Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year to the singer/actress was a highlight of the show ...

  8. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  9. Bug Forms Venture With 'Dreamgirls' Foxx

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publisher Bug Music and Jamie Foxx, the Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy-nominated recording artist, have formed a new venture. It aims to capitalize on Foxx King Entertainment's unique and creative abilities in film, TV, music an ...

  10. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  11. And We're Telling You: 'Dreamgirls' Sings Way To Top

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Dreamgirls" rises to No. 1. It is the first film soundtrack to reach the top (without first debuting there) since 2002. The bad news: It registers the lowest sales total for a No. 1 album since Nielsen SoundScan began ...

  12. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  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. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  15. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30), starting a fifth week at No. 1 with the single "Crazy" and entering the album chart at No. 1 and eclipsing Bruce S Gnarls Barkley scored a double victo ...

  16. The Streets Tops U.K. Chart

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Streets' third album "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living" (679/Locked On) yesterday (April 16) became the second U.K. No. 1 set for the recording alter ego of Mike Skinner. Featuring the top 1 The Streets' third album & ...

  17. T.I. Rules As 'King' Of Album Chart

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With the best sales week of the year, T.I. clocks in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "King." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 522,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, With the best sales week of the year, ...

  18. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set moved 152K units in first week. For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well as ...

  19. Johnson & Friends Bow At No. 1

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'George' companion moves 163K in first week. Jack Johnson and Friends' companion album to the film "Curious George," released via Johnson's own Brushfire label, bows at the top of The Billboard 200 this week. "Si ...

  20. After 29 Years, Manilow Returns To No. 1

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in nearly 29 years, Barry Manilow tops The Billboard 200. "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" bows at No. 1 with sales of 156,000 copies in the United States, giving the artist his For the first time in nearly 29 years ...

  21. Il Divo Zooms Past Jamie Foxx To Claim No. 1

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Il Divo's "Ancora" ends weeks of dueling for the No. 1 slot with a chart-topping debut on The Billboard 200. One of five debuts in the chart's top 10, "Ancora" notches a career-best chart position for Il Divo's ...

  22. Jamie Foxx Back On Top

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST The game of musical chairs continues on The Billboard 200 with Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" and Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" flip-flopping again. With sales of just over 97,200 copies in the Uni The game of musi ...

  23. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  24. Foxx Holds Off Blige

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST For a second week in a row, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" tops The Billboard 200. The J Records release sold 131,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Despite a 34% slip in s For a second week in a row, Jam ...

  25. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200. The J Records set makes the upward move despite a 67% slip to sales of 200,000 copies in the Uni After debuting a week ago at No ...

  26. 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 ...