Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

Jay-Z Reclaims His 'Kingdom' With No. 1 Debut

With scores of major new releases hitting shelves last week in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Jay-Z's "Kingdom Come" came out on top of The Billboard 200. The Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set moved a whopping 680,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the ex-retiree's biggest sales week ever, as well as his ninth No. 1 on the chart. He thusly ties the Rolling Stones for the third-most No. 1s, behind the Beatles with 19 and Elvis Presley with 10.
Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring 2007.
Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

Hilltop Hoods Win At Inaugural AIR Awards

Hip hop trio Hilltop Hoods won two awards at the inaugural Australian Independent Record Labels Assn. chart awards, held Wednesday (Nov. 29) at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney.
EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

The European Commission will open an in-depth investigation into Universal Music Group's planned takeover of BMG Music Publishing, inside sources confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Nov. 29).
Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring 2007.
Akon Smacks Rivals On New Ringtone Chart

Akon Smacks Rivals On New Ringtone Chart

Billboard magazine this Friday (Dec. 1) will unveil a new ringtone chart measuring weekly sales of the top 20 master ringtones in the U.S.
Akon Smacks Rivals On New Ringtone Chart

Akon Smacks Rivals On New Ringtone Chart

Billboard magazine this Friday (Dec. 1) will unveil a new ringtone chart measuring weekly sales of the top 20 master ringtones in the U.S.

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