1. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Projected to Sell at Least 800k Copies

    May 25, 2011 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Promotions around Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" - including Amazon's controversial decision to sell digital copies of the album for just 99 cents on Monday and Best Buy's giveaway of the album with a smart phone -- have both p ...

  2. Eminem's 'Recovery' Is 2010's Best-Selling Album; Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Top Digital Song

    January 05, 2011 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 E minem 's comeback reached another landmark today, as his "Recovery" LP was officially confirmed as the United States' best-selling album of 2010, with 3.42 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The MC had previou ...

  3. Country Albums Rule Top Three on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan), ...

  4. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  5. Taylor Swift Sells Over 1 Million in Record Billboard 200 Debut

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 T aylor Swift's "Speak Now" album spoke loud and clear last week, as it will debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart with a whopping 1,047,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest sales wee ...

  6. Taylor Swift Aiming for Biggest Sales Week Since 2005

    November 01, 2010 10:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A week ago, it seemed as if Taylor Swift's third studio album, "Speak Now," released Oct. 25, was on its way to selling at least 800,000 to 900,000 copies sold in its first week. But 1 million copies? Possible, but not a done deal. Ta ...

  7. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' On Track for Massive Billboard 200 Debut

    October 26, 2010 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though we've yet to unveil whether Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" or Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" has won the battle for the No. 1 crown on this week's Billboard 200 chart, we're already lo ...

  8. Warrant Issued For Lil Wayne in Arizona Case

    March 17, 2010 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 An Arizona judge issued a bench warrant Tuesday for Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne after he failed to appear for a hearing on drug and weapons charges because he is serving jail time in New York. 50 Musicians Mugshots A Yuma County Superior C ...

  9. Latest News: The 51st Annual Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST For Billboard.biz's Grammy Awards microsite featuring exclusive articles, interviews, sales analysis and more, click here . 2009 Grammy Award Winners The full list of winners from the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held Feb. 8 at the Staples Cente ...

  10. Ask Billboard: Top 10 Lists, Fleetwood Mac, Mixi, The Veronicas

    January 02, 2009 2:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. First off, this will be my last "Ask Billb ...

  11. Taylor Swift Reigns Again On Billboard 200

    December 31, 2008 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's sophomore Big Machine album "Fearless" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week after selling 262,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 21% sales decline from last week. With ...

  12. Lil Wayne Notches Top-Selling Album Of '08

    December 31, 2008 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) is far and away the top seller of 2008, netting 2.88 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, it's the first time the best selling album of the year has s ...

  13. Lil Wayne Notches Top-Selling Album Of '08

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) is far and away the top seller of 2008, netting 2.88 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. However, it's the first time the best selling album of the year has ...

  14. Lil Wayne Producers Shocked By Grammy Nod

    December 05, 2008 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sibling duo Play-N-Skillz scored their first Grammy last year for best rap performance by duo or group for their production on Chamillionaire's "Ridin'." But for Play, this week's album of the year nomination for Lil Wayne&# ...

  15. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia s Updating a story first posted here las ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia set, released exclusively through Wal- ...

  18. Lil Wayne Re-Releasing 'Tha Carter III?'

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is handily the best-selling album of 2008, but the rapper has plans to make it even bigger. The set will be re-released with all brand new songs, Wayne told MTV, although Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter ...

  19. Lil Wayne Re-Releasing 'Tha Carter III?'

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" is the best-selling album of 2008, but the rapper has plans to make it even bigger. The set will be re-released with all brand new songs, Wayne told MTV, although Universal says there are no details conf ...

  20. Slipknot Edges The Game Atop Billboard 200

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slipknot's "All Hope Is Gone" barely wins out over the Game's "LAX" in the race for No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Roadrunner set moved 239,516 copies in the United States, according to Nie Slipknot's &q ...

  21. Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 unit Despite a huge drop-off from the gaudy ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Jonas Bros. Score Third-Best Debut Week Of '08

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers score their first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood effort bows with 525,000 copies, the third biggest sales frame this year behin As expected , the Jonas Brothers score ...

  24. Jonas Bros. Score Third-Best Debut Week Of '08

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Jonas Brothers score their first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 this week with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood effort bows with 525,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the third biggest sales f ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 'Mamma Mia!' Leaps To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It took five weeks, but the ABBA-driven soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has ascended to the summit of The Billboard 200 for the first time. Moving 130,000 copies in the U.S., the Decca effort climbs 3-1 an It took five weeks, but the ABBA-drive ...

  27. 'Mamma Mia!' Leaps To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took five weeks, but the ABBA-led soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" has ascended to the summit of The Billboard 200 for the first time. Moving 130,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Decca effort climbs 3-1 and beco ...

  28. Bobby Valentino Snags EMI Distribution Deal

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Bobby Valentino has signed a distribution deal with EMI Global Music Services for his Blu Kolla Dreams imprint. R&B singer Bobby Valentino has signed a distribution deal with EMI Global Music Services for his Blu Kolla Dreams impr ...

  29. Sugarland Leapfrogs Miley To Earn First No. 1

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Holl Despite ...

  30. Sugarland Leapfrogs Miley To Earn First No. 1

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood), ...

  31. Miley Trumps Sugarland To Lead Billboard 200

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Breakout" (Hollywood) bows with 371,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-biggest sales week of the year Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 ...

  32. Lil Wayne Remains King Of The Billboard 200

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a third non-consecutive week, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) tops The Billboard 200. The set moved 125,000 copies during the tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 2 For a third non-consecutive week, ...

  33. Lil Wayne Remains King Of The Billboard 200

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For a third non-consecutive week, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal) tops The Billboard 200. The set moved 125,000 copies during the tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 20% drop in sales from the week p ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. The album moved 156,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ha Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil ...

  36. Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. The Cash Money/Universal album moved 156,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has now sold ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Ask Billboard: American Idol compilation albums, Leona Lewis, N'Sync

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on American Idol compilation albums, Leona Lewis, N'Sync and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your ...

  39. Coldplay Cruises To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," which shifted a whopping 721,000 first-week U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with " ...

  40. Lil Wayne

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its first week, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" sold just over 1 million units, the first album to do so since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" in March 2005. Here, read Billboard's February cover story with In its first w ...

  41. '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' ...

  42. Coldplay To Bow At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at the top of the Billboard 200, as tomorrow's (June 25) Nielsen SoundScan reports will show the band leading U.S. album sales with an opening week of more than 7 Coldplay keeps the good times rolling at th ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Lil Wayne And Montgomery Gentry Make Hot Shot Debuts

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne grabs Hot Shot Debut prizes on The Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Hot 100 while George Straits scores Greatest Gainer on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums this Hot Shot Debuts: Lil Wayne blows away the compet ...

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

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 On the heels of Li ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Lil Wayne Within Reach Of Million-Copy Debut

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." The Cash Money/Universal album continues to lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 13). The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne' ...

  48. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter III' Builds To Magic Million

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The magic million is within sight of Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III." The Cash Money/Universal album continues to lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 13). Based on the new tally, the album could sell a mi ...

  49. Worth The Wait

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been one of the most anticipated albums in hip-hop since last year, but only this week is it finally seeing the light of day via Cash Money/Universal. Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has be ...

  50. Lil Wayne: New Album 'Will Stick With You Forever'

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" has been delayed numerous times in the past six months, but in his first interview since his recent arrest on felony drugs and weapons charges in Arizona, the rapper promi Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter ...