1. Matchbox Twenty Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002� ...

  2. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. TobyMac gets his first chart-topper with "Eye On It," as it bows with 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen nets his tenth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the t ...

  4. Adele Rules 2011 With Top Selling Album & Song

    January 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele 's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  5. Drake's 'Take Care' Blasts Onto Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as "Take Care" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that's a slightly smaller n ...

  6. Drake & Childish Gambino to Storm Billboard 200

    November 18, 2011 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 As earlier reported, Drake 's second-full length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a big debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry prognosticators suggest the set may sell around 675,000 to 700,000 copies by week& ...

  7. Drake's 'Take Care' Cruising to 700,000-Plus Debut

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It should surprise nobody, but Drake 's second full-length studio album, "Take Care," is on its way to a monster debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set could sell as many as 725,000 copie ...

  8. Coldplay Claims Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 02, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Coldplay climbs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with its third chart-topping set, "Mylo Xyloto," selling 447,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Mylo's" bow marks the third largest sale ...

  9. Casting Crowns Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Back at No. 1

    October 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week (rising 2-1), marking its 13th week atop the tally. That's the most weeks at No. 1 since the soundtrack to "Titanic" set sail in 1998 and spe ...

  10. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200 chart, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee, last released an album in 2006, when ...

  11. 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 12, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery makes history as his debut album, "Clear as Day," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 197,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. McCreery is the first country act to debut at No ...

  12. Scotty McCreery, Jack's Mannequin Aiming for Top Billboard 200 Debuts

    October 07, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 As reported on Wednesday , "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery is on track to top next week's Billboard 200 albums chart with his first album, "Clear As Day." Industry sources suggest the set will bow with perhaps 170,000 ...

  13. J. Cole Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Blink-182 Snags No. 2

    October 05, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just one week after we saw 85-year old Tony Bennett grab his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Duets II," another artist nets his first No. 1 -- but he's a little younger. Rapper J. Cole, 26, bows in the No. 1 slot wi ...

  14. Tony Bennett, 85, Achieves First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold in ...

  15. Lady Antebellum 'Own' the Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an albu ...

  16. George Strait Lands Top Debut on Billboard 200, Beatles' 1' Re-enters Top 5

    September 14, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" easily holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as it sells another 219,000 (down 77%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It arrived atop the list with 964,000 last week -- 2011 ...

  17. George Strait Heading For Billboard 200's Top Debut

    September 07, 2011 10:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 There won't be much of a surprise at the top of the Billboard 200 next week, as it is expected Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" will hold at No. 1 for a second week after its blockbuster 964,000 debut. While it's too early to te ...

  18. MTV VMAs Boost Adele, Beyonce on Billboard 200; RHCP Scores Big Debut

    September 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" lights up the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart as it arrives with 964,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But Weezy's achievement is a mere ch ...

  19. It's Official: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' Debuts at No. 1 With 964,000 Copies

    September 06, 2011 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's official: Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" has sold 964,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily enabling its No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. It is his third No. 1 album following "Tha Carter III ...

  20. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor&# ...

  21. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Now Aiming for 850,000 Debut

    August 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (Aug. 29), initial first-week sales projections for Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" were hovering in the 700,000-850,000 range , but now, after a full day's worth of sales under its belt, that number has grown. Industry so ...

  22. Birdman: Lil Wayne Has 'New Energy' on 'Tha Carter IV'

    April 01, 2011 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans can expect "a new Wayne" when Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" is released on May 16, according to executive producer and Cash Money Records co-chief Bryan "Birdman" Williams . "He sounds brand new to me,&quo ...