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  • Katy Perry's 'Witness' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Katy Perry's 'Witness' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    As predicted, Katy Perry's latest studio effort, Witness, is now the latest No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart which will update on Tuesday, June 20. The set was expected to debut with around 200,000 overall units and 175,000 being in actual album sales. That number is not too far off. For...
  • Halsey's 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Halsey's 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    In the latest tracking week which will be reflected on the June 13, 2017 chart update, Halsey scores her first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It's her second LP and her first since she was a part of the 2016 megahit "Closer" by The Chainsmokers which led the Hot 100 songs chart...
  • Bryson Tiller nabs first No. 1 album with 'True to Self'

    Bryson Tiller nabs first No. 1 album with 'True to Self'

    Bryson Tiller got his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with his second LP, True to Self. Billboard reports the album moved 107,000 units with 47,000 being traditional album sales. True to Self is the follow up to 2015’s Trapsoul and took a unique turn to get made. Rolling Stone...
  • Guns N' Roses' 'Greatest Hits' reaches 400th week on charts

    Guns N' Roses' 'Greatest Hits' reaches 400th week on charts

    More than seven and a half years; that’s how long Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits has been on the Billboard 200 chart. Although for nonconsecutive weeks, this is still a very impressive feat only outdone by artists such as Pink Floyd (The Dark Side of the Moon), Johnny Mathis (Johnny’s Greatest Hits...
  • Linkin Park

    Linkin Park notch sixth No. 1 album with 'One More Light'

    For the sixth time in 17 years, Linkin Park sit atop the music world. Their new album, One More Light, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Only once has the band failed to notch the top spot with an album release, and with so many hits, the question now is; can these guys miss? Billboard...
  • Adele's 21 surpassed Carole King's Tapestry as the longest-charting album by a woman on the Billboard 200 chart last week. 

    Adele’s ‘21’ surpasses Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ to reach Billboard charts record

    At this point in the world of mainstream music and pop culture, Adele is a household name. At the beginning of 2011, however, she was still only mostly known within the indie soul and mid-level contemporary singer-songwriter community. That all changed when she released her now hugely successful 2...
  • Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' tops Billboard 200

    Solange's 'A Seat at the Table' tops Billboard 200

    Sisters Solange and Beyoncé Knowles have a lot in common. They’re both incredibly talented singer-songwriters, they both have stellar personal aesthetics and now they’ve both released albums that have topped Billboard 200. Billboard has reported Solange’s A Seat at the Table, out Sept. 30, has...
  • Twenty One Pilots became the first rock band to land two different singles at No. 1 concurrently.

    Twenty One Pilots land historic double with concurrent No. 1 singles

    The Beatles, Elvis Presley...and Twenty One Pilots. Just let that sink in for a moment. With “Heathens” ensconced at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Ride” nipping at its heels at No. 5, the Ohio alternative rockers join the long-reigning sovereigns of popular music as the only rock acts to ever...
  • Explaining the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart formula

    Explaining the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart formula

    The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart began in 1945 and has gone through many changes in those decades, including not being published weekly with only five slots and splitting stereo and mono albums back in the day. The Top 200 Albums chart ranks the best-performing album of the week and from time to...
  • 'Nevermind': Breakout Nirvana album marks six years on the Billboard 200

    'Nevermind': Breakout Nirvana album marks six years on the Billboard 200

    Nirvana has proven to be the pivotal group of the 1990s, the three-man-band's now classic Nevermind album the pinnacle of the Grunge Rock movement (perhaps with a nod to Pearl Jam's Ten). Now that album, which was released in September 1991, has reached a milestone on the Billboard 200 album chart...
  • Breaking Benjamin have reached the top

    Breaking Benjamin reach No. 1 on Billboard, singer talks on-going health issues

    New England alt rockers Breaking Benjamin celebrated their first time at No.1 on the Billboard 200 yesterday (July 1). The band’s latest release Dark Before Dawn released on June 23 to impressive sales pushing 141,000 units within its first week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music. According...
  • Rolling Stones return to top 10 with classic 'Sticky Fingers'

    Rolling Stones return to top 10 with classic 'Sticky Fingers'

    More than 40 years after its release in 1971, The Rolling Stones' classic album Sticky Fingers has returned to the top 10. According to the Billboard 200 album chart released Thursday, Sticky Fingers returned to the chart at No. 5. The original release included 10 songs: "Brown Sugar,” “Sway,” “Wild...
  • Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers bound for U.S. Top 10 reentry

    Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers bound for U.S. Top 10 reentry

    The Rolling Stones will be back in the U.S. top 10 album charts next week with their remastered and expanded Sticky Fingers reissue. The legendary British rockers re-released the classic 1971 studio album on June 9 in North America via Universal. According to an article posted June 12 at "Billboard...
  • Guns N' Roses mark 6 years on the Billboard 200

    Guns N' Roses mark 6 years on the Billboard 200

    Guns N' Roses have reached a another album milestone, the band's Greatest Hits chalking up enough weeks on the Billboard 200 to amass 6 years worth. As well it should, what with the collection getting regular airplay on classic rock, hard rock, rock, and hybrid stations alike. As the Los Angeles...
  • Neil Young digital sales of 'Old Man'  jump 664% after Tonight Show appearance

    Neil Young digital sales of 'Old Man' jump 664% after Tonight Show appearance

    Neil Young's recent duet with Jimmy Fallon's "Neil Young" on The Tonight Show has helped the legendary Canuck's digital sales skyrocket. The two-time Grammy winner performed his 1972 single "Old Man" with the mega-popular NBC late-night talk show host on Feb. 3. According to statistic posted Feb...
  • One Direction performs and receives Billboard prize at 2014 BBC Music Awards

    One Direction performs and receives Billboard prize at 2014 BBC Music Awards

    One Direction was among the acts that performed at the first annual BBC Music Awards, which took place at Earl's Court in London, on Dec. 11, 2014. The group performed "Steal My Girl", the first single from the group's fourth album, FOUR. Although One Direction did not win any awards on the show...
  • Pink Floyd milestone: 'Dark Side of the Moon' marks 17 years on Billboard 200

    Pink Floyd milestone: 'Dark Side of the Moon' marks 17 years on Billboard 200

    Pink Floyd, the English band formed in London in 1965, has reached yet another milestone in a journey that has seen the progressive music ensemble not only push the possibility envelope to forge a unique sound but also seen them capture a huge popular following rivaled by only a few in the...
  • Cher's D2K Tour propels 'Closer to the Truth' back onto the Billboard 200 chart

    Cher's D2K Tour propels 'Closer to the Truth' back onto the Billboard 200 chart

    Cher's hugely successful "Dressed To Kill Tour" has helped her 2013 studio album, Closer to the Truth, re-enter the Billboard 200 nearly a year after its original release. The album originally debuted at No. 3 last September, earning the ageless diva her highest-charting solo album to date...
  • Jack White launches Third Man Books

    Jack White launches Third Man Books

    Jack White is on a roll, this past year his steadfast dedication to music has spiraled the singer in all artistic directions making his fans very happy. Now, White introduces "Third Man Books'', the newly created division of his Third Man label. A 321 page hardcover book titled, "Language Lessons...
  • Jack White opens at No. 1 on Billboard 200; sets vinyl sales record

    Jack White opens at No. 1 on Billboard 200; sets vinyl sales record

    Jack White has his second No. 1 album after another record-breaking effort. Billboard says the former White Stripes' sophomore solo release, Lazaretto, sold 138,000 copies in its opening frame, which was more than enough to claim the top spot on this week’s Billboard 200. White’s solo debut...
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