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  • Eminem Stays on Top of the Chart

    Eminem Stays on Top of the Chart | ARTICLE

    Eminem remained at Number One in another big week of holiday shopping, as his first-ever hits compilation, Curtain Call, sold 324,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This may inspire the rap giant, whose impending retirement has been...

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: John Mayer

    Q&A: John Mayer | ARTICLE

    When John Mayer arrived on the scene with 2001's Room for Squares, the Connecticut kid was touted as a mature singer-songwriter with bagful of pensive, carefully crafted pop tunes. The album went on to sell more...

    December 16, 2005 7:08 PM ET
  • Beatles Sue EMI for Millions

    Beatles Sue EMI for Millions | ARTICLE

    The Beatles -- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison -- are suing EMI Group, claiming that they are owed more than $53 million in royalties. The Beatles' Apple Records announced...

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem's Hits Top the Chart

    Eminem's Hits Top the Chart | ARTICLE

    Eminem's first-ever hits compilation, Curtain Call, stormed to Number One this week, selling 441,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fans eager for anything new from the rap superstar -- despite, or because of, his recent stint in...

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Tie Knot

    Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Tie Knot | ARTICLE

    Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were married this Saturday before family members at their home in Oklahoma, where Brooks was born. Last May, Brooks proposed to fellow Nashville star Yearwood in front of an audience of 7,000 at...

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah Carey, Kanye West Top Grammy Noms

    Mariah Carey, Kanye West Top Grammy Noms | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey has officially made 2005 her comeback year. The diva has topped off the unstoppable commercial success of her latest album, The Emancipation of Mimi, with multiple Grammy nominations, including nods for Album of the Year,...

    December 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Chris Brown, Shakira Seize Chart

    Chris Brown, Shakira Seize Chart | ARTICLE

    The holiday shopping season returned the twentieth installment of the ever-popular Now That's What I Call Music! hits compilation -- featuring the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson -- to Number One this week....

    December 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Gotti Brothers Found Not Guilty

    Gotti Brothers Found Not Guilty | ARTICLE

    Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, CEO of the Inc., and brother Christopher were found not guilty of using their label to launder $1 million in drug money -- which the government had alleged was brought in by convicted Queens...

    December 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • System of a Down Hypnotize Chart

    System of a Down Hypnotize Chart | ARTICLE

    System of a Down's Hypnotize, the companion album to their top-selling Mezmerize, took the Number One spot this week, selling 320,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While this is a weaker showing than the previous release --...

    November 30, 2005 11:23 AM ET
  • Gotti Prosecution Rests

    Gotti Prosecution Rests | ARTICLE

    The prosecution in the money-laundering trial against Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, CEO of the Inc. (Ja Rule, Ashanti), and brother Christopher rested on Monday in Brooklyn federal court. The Lorenzos are charged with laundering more than $1 million...

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath Enter Rock Hall

    Black Sabbath Enter Rock Hall | ARTICLE

    After years of eligibility, Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols and Lynyrd Skynyrd will finally be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also slated for induction at the institution's 21st annual ceremony on March 13th...

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Animal Collective Rise

    Animal Collective Rise | ARTICLE

    For Animal Collective's early shows, the electronic-folk foursome wore surreal furry costumes onstage -- but it wasn't just an arty affectation. "It's a way of not being self-conscious," says drummer Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox, 27), who...

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Chesney Beats 50 Cent on the Chart

    Chesney Beats 50 Cent on the Chart | ARTICLE

    Kenny Chesney's The Road and the Radio debuted at the top this week, with a massive 469,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This gives the country star -- whose brief marriage to Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger...

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • John Lennon Goes Digital

    John Lennon Goes Digital | ARTICLE

    John Lennon's complete solo catalog will become available in digital format for the first time ever on December 6th -- two days before the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death -- through various digital sites. Until then, the former...

    November 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny's Child Top Chart

    Destiny's Child Top Chart | ARTICLE

    In a modest sales week, Destiny's Child took the top spot on the chart this week, with their hits compilation and DualDisc #1's selling 113,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is ostensibly the last release from...

    November 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Simpson Tops the Chart

    Ashlee Simpson Tops the Chart | ARTICLE

    Ashlee Simpson took the Number One spot this week with her second album, I Am Me, which sold 220,000 CDs, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the younger Simpson's follow-up to her teen-pop debut, Autobiography, as well...

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • James Taylor Honored at MusiCares

    James Taylor Honored at MusiCares | ARTICLE

    Singer-songwriter James Taylor will be honored as the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 6th, during Grammy week. A concert -- featuring special guests yet to be announced -- gala dinner and auction will pay...

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Alicia Keys Tops Chart

    Alicia Keys Tops Chart | ARTICLE

    Alicia Keys' Unplugged album took the Number One spot this week, selling 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD, Key's third release, features guest spots by Common, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, Mos Def and Damian Marley....

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Nickelback Take the Chart

    Nickelback Take the Chart | ARTICLE

    Nickelback hit Number One this week, selling 325,000 copies of their fifth effort, All the Right Reasons, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a career high for the Canadian rockers, who came closest to the top spot...

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Gretchen Wilson, Sheryl Crow Are Tops on the Chart

    Gretchen Wilson, Sheryl Crow Are Tops on the Chart | ARTICLE

    Country bad girl Gretchen Wilson's sophomore album, All Jacked Up, sold 264,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to debut at the top of the chart this week. This is about 40,000 more than her 2004 debut, Here...

    October 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
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