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  1. 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 ...

  2. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Returns To No. 1

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" comes back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, displacing Britney Spears' "Circus," which slips to No. 2 in its sophomore frame . . . The top 10 of the chart is devoid of debuts, ...

  3. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  4. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

  5. 'Chinese Democracy' Fires GNR To Euro Albums Summit

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses soars to the top of the new European Top 100 Albums survey with "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen/Universal), as Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Columbia/Sony BMG) starts a second week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  6. Kanye West's '808s' Is Tops, While GNR Settles For Third Place

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 450,000, giving the rapper his third straight chart-topping album. However, his sales start is his lowest since his first album, "The College Dropo ...

  7. Dido Back At Home Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG scores a double as both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts have new leaders, with Dido's "Safe Trip Home" (Cheeky/RCA) new at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums and Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Colum ...

  8. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The alb ...

  9. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  10. Latin Briefs: Kudai, Live Nation, Jose Feliciano

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chilean pop group Kudai has begun a series of trips to indigenous communities in Latin America under the auspices of UNICEF. The group's visits, which will be filmed for an MTV Latin America special to be shown next year, began this month i ...

  11. AC/DC Holds On Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The leaders of Billboard's pan-European charts each score another week at the top, with AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) into a fourth week at No.1 on Top 100 Albums and Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  12. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release sold 592,000 copies in the United St ...

  13. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Flies At No. 1 With 592,000

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift nets the best week for a country album in a year as her "Fearless" set arrives at No. 1 with 592,000 . . . Her set is just one of six arrivals in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The others? David Archuleta's self-title ...

  14. AC/DC Scores Third Week Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard's new pan-European charts reveal a third week at the Top 100 Albums summit for AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) and a second atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  15. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  16. Second Week Atop Euro Albums Chart For AC/DC

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST AC/DC starts a second week at the European Top 100 Albums summit with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), while Eurochart Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new No. 1 in Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" (Bigcitybeats). The AC/DC s ...

  17. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  18. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Electrifies With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about AC/DC this week as the veteran rock band notches its second No. 1 album -- and first chart-topping debut -- as "Black Ice" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 784,000. The entry marks the second-biggest sales week of the ...

  19. Lyric Street Launches Sister Imprint Carolwood Records

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eleven-year old Lyric Street Records, home to Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington, among others, is launching a sister imprint, Carolwood Records. Carolwood will be overseen by Kevin Herring, current Lyric Street Records VP of promotion. National du ...

  20. Radio Disney To Launch Unsigned Artist Series

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radio Disney will debut "Next Big Thing," a multi-platform campaign around unsigned artists, this Saturday (Oct. 4). Beginning with Long Island quartet Push Play, the "N.B.T." program will feature a new act every two weeks for ...

  21. Honda Motors to 'High School Musical 3'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Pictures' "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" will be chockablock with Honda brands, according to a report. Honda brands set to be seen in the Oct. 24 release include: the Honda Odyssey minivan, a pink S2000 coupe, a Pi ...

  22. Young Jeezy Jumps In With Second No. 1 Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts in the penthouse with 260,000 . . . His last studio set, 2006's "The Inspiration," also began atop the list, but with 352,000 . . . A ...

  23. Slipknot Ties Up First No. 1 Album

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Slipknot earns its first chart-topper, as "All Hope Is Gone" bows in the penthouse with 239,516 . . . The Game's arriving "LAX" is a close second with 238,382 . . . In other ...

  24. Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a huge drop-off from the gaudy numbers it posted last week, the Jonas Brothers begin a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood set sold 147,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen S ...

  25. Bonus Jonas! A Second Week At No. 1 For The Brothers

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" scoots into second place behind the sibling trio ... Staind's sixth studio album, &quo ...

  26. New Orleans Band Helms Music-Driven Disney Series

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Using alternative rock to help introduce creative problem-solving skills to preschoolers: that’s the premise behind the Disney Channel’s “Imagination Movers,” a music-driven live-action series. Starring the New Orleans rock band of the same name, ...

  27. Jonas Brothers Earn First No. 1 Album

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT To the surprise of no one, Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer" blows into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, giving the brother trio its first chart-topper with a handsome 525,000 bow ... The Billboard 200 also greets debuts fro ...

  28. 'Mamma Mia' Makes Its Move

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Honey, Honey," let's talk about a "Super Trouper" of an album. The "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack has been "On And On And On" the Billboard 200 for a month already and this week, "The Winner Takes It All ...

  29. Cheetah Girls Plot 50-date Trek

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Cheetah Girls will launch a 50-date North American tour, beginning Oct. 8 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and wrapping Dec. 21 at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego. Tickets for the AEG Live-produced jaunt go on sale Aug. 23 v ...

  30. Sugarland's Sweet Success

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its firs ...

  31. Miley Cyrus And Sugarland Are Tops

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus notches her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Breakout" bows with 371,000 -- the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist . . . Sugarland starts in the runner-up spot on the Billboard 200 -- but at ...

  32. Miley Trumps Sugarland To Lead Billboard 200

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 today (July 30), as "Breakout" (Hollywood) bows with 371,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female ar ...

  33. Nas Nabs Fifth No. 1 Album

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Nas achieves his fifth No. 1 album, it's ABBA mania on the charts as the "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack charges at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with a huge gain. The pop group is also a main attraction on the Top Pop Catalog and Top Ca ...

  34. 'Matt Damon,' 'Conchords,' Disney Earn Emmy Nods

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with the Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" taking home two nominations in outstanding original main title theme music and outstanding original mus ...

  35. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  36. Lil Wayne's Back At No. 1; G-Unit And John Mayer Start In Top 5

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- pushing Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" to No. 2 -- two new albums arrive in the top 10. G-Unit and John Mayer start i ...

  37. Motley And Mafia Lead Debuts -- But Coldplay Still Tops

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top three of the Billboard 200 remains steady, with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" still at No. 1 ... Motley Crue crashes the party at No. 4 with its best sales week since 1991 as "Saints of Los Angeles" takes a bow ... Thr ...

  38. 'Viva La' Coldplay!

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay rocks the top of the Billboard 200 as its "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" bows atop the list with 721,000. It's the second No. 1 for the British band, following the chart-topping start of 2005' ...

  39. Coldplay Bow At No. 1 On Huge Opening Sales

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of The Billboard 200, as the new Nielsen SoundScan reports show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 700,000 copies. The British alternative rock group's tall num ...

  40. Coldplay Headed To No. 1 On Billboard 200, Hot 100

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The set leads N ...

  41. 'High School Musical' Takes Global Top Spot In 07

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The "High School Musical" phenomenon has entered the record books, again. More than six million combined physical and digital copies of "High School Musical 2" (Walt Disney Records/Universal/EMI) were shifted worldwide en route ...

  42. 'High School Musical' Winner To Receive Disney Deal

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The winner of the ABC summer reality series "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" will receive a recording contract for two singles with Walt Disney Records. One of those singles will be a version of the song from the artist's w ...

  43. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

  44. Disney Sports Complex To Be Rebranded

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., which hosts concerts by Disney Channel stars like Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and The Cheetah Girls during the Disney Channel Games, is being rebranded in the name of corporate sibli ...

  45. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  46. Mariah And Leona Hold While Rest Of Billboard 200 Gets Busy

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The ...

  47. 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� ...

  48. Bad Boy, Mariah And Madonna: What A Week!

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy act Day26 replaces labelmate Danity Kane atop the Billboard 200, marking the first time Diddy's label has scored back-to-back No. 1 albums ... Panic at the Disco's new set, "Pretty. Odd.," settles for the runner-up slot ...

  49. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  50. Ross Zooms By 'NOW,' Snoop To Debut At No. 1

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miami rapper Rick Ross scores his second straight chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Trilla" (Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam) debuts at No. 1. The set sold 198,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an improvement over ...

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