When the Sun Goes Down

  1. Selena Gomez Knocks Jay Z From Top of Billboard 200 With First No. 1 Album

    July 31, 2013 9:40 AM EDT This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of "Stars Dance." The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week -- a career-high frame for the singer, according to Ni ...

  2. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  3. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  4. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  5. Amy Winehouse's Posthumous U.K. Sales Spike; Adele, The Wanted Top Charts

    July 25, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Wineho ...

  6. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While he has ...

  7. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...

  8. Beyonce's '4' Continues Reign at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's an exceptionally quiet week on both the Billboard 200 and Digital Songs charts. On the former, Beyonce's "4" continues to reign at No. 1 for a second week, selling 115,000 (down 63%), while LMFAO's "Party Rock An ...

  9. DJ Fresh's 'Louder' Tops U.K. Singles Chart Buoyed by Sports Drink Ad (Watch)

    July 11, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Beyoncé started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans debuted at No. 1 on the singles survey. T ...

  10. Selena Gomez Dumps Justin Bieber...From No. 1 Spot on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez. And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her ...

  11. The 2011 Pop Explosion: Mid-Year Numbers Broken Down By Genre

    July 07, 2011 7:47 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011. TOP ALBUMS Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, i ...

  12. Beyonce's Scores Fourth No. 1 On Billboard 200 With '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 310,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 and fourth studio set to top the lis ...

  13. Selena Gomez, David Guetta, Tyler Ward Jump Up Billboard Social 50

    June 30, 2011 4:42 PM EDT As expected, Selena Gomez climbs 16-5 on the Social 50 chart thanks to the buzz generated the premier of her video for the song "Love You Like A Love Song." Since debuting on June 23, the video has pulled in nearly 8 million Vevo views, ...

  14. Beyonce's '4' Headed For No. 1 with Perhaps 300,000

    June 29, 2011 8:03 PM EDT Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," is headed for a No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart with maybe 300,000 copies sold by week's send on Sunday, July 3, according to industry prognosticators. If it starts at the to ...

  15. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  16. Swift Makes It Six While GaGa Gains

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth week, the longest run at the top since 2005 . . . As the big chart continues to get back to a normal post-Christmas state, a bevy of albums make headway on th ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  19. 'High School Musical 2' Hangs On Atop Billboard 200

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Even with a 40% decline in sales, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week. The set moved 367,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sales de ...

  20. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  21. Stage Three, Brett James Enter Joint Venture

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Stage Three Music has signed the No. 3 Billboard Hot Country Songwriter for 2006, Brett James, to a long-term worldwide co-publishing agreement. The deal includes the acquisition of a co-publishing interest in James' back catalog and the form ...

  22. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  23. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  24. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  25. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Bedlam' stays at Euro albums chart pinnacle. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 ...

  26. 'Massacre' Destroys Billboard 200 Opposition

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson jumps to No. 2. 50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200, as "The Massacre" scores U.S. sales of 771,000 units in its second week on top, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat ...

  27. 'Massacre' Destroys Billboard 200 Opposition

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson jumps to No. 2. 50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200, as "The Massacre" scores U.S. sales of 771,000 units in its second week on top, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat ...

  28. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on ...

  29. Chesney's 'Chair' Grabs Chart Throne

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country set debuts with 311K. Kenny Chesney earns his third chart-topper on The Billboard 200 as "Be As You Are: Songs From an Old Blue Chair" (BNA) debuts with U.S. sales of 311,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It knocks the G ...

  30. Kenny Chesney Top Winner At CMA Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held tonight (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never previously won a CMA award, scored both the e Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Countr ...

  31. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  32. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  33. Usher Uncontested At Billboard 200 Peak

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's "Confessions" easily holds the No. 1 post on The Billboard 200 for a third straight week. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba album are down just 5% to 463,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundSca Usher's "Confessions& ...

  34. Country Artists Lead March Certs From RIAA

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country artists dominate the March certifications by the RIAA, with Alan Jackson's "Greatest Hits, Vol. II" (Arista Nashville) and Martina McBride's "Greatest Hits" (RCA Nashville) each receiving trip Country artists ...

  35. Norah Keeps Bad Boys At Bay

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a fifth straight week atop The Billboard 200, staving off a hearty bow from a CD/DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a f ...

  36. Norah Keeps Bad Boys At Bay

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a fifth straight week atop The Billboard 200, staving off a hearty bow from a CD/DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. "Feels Like Home" from Norah Jones scores a f ...

  37. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  38. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" coasts to a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the album are down about 27%, but the Blue Note release still moves 204,000 copies, according to N Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  39. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  40. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  41. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  42. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  43. Jones Tops Chart With Huge Opening Week

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones bows atop The Billboard 200 with the largest opening week in more than two years. The singer's Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" sold an incredible 1.02 million units in the U.S., accordin Norah Jones bows atop The Billb ...

  44. Jones Tops Chart With Huge Opening Week

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones bows atop The Billboard 200 with the largest opening week in more than two years. The singer's Blue Note album "Feels Like Home" sold an incredible 1.02 million units in the U.S., accordin Norah Jones bows atop The Billb ...

  45. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...

  46. Chesney's 'Sun' Rises On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" gives 2004 its first blockbuster opening week, debuting atop The Billboard 200 after selling 550,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The BN Kenny Chesney's "When ...