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  • Disturbed, Bon Jovi Rule the Chart

    Disturbed, Bon Jovi Rule the Chart | ARTICLE

    Disturbed top the chart this week, after moving 239,000 copies of their third effort, Ten Thousand Fists, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Chicago metal band's second consecutive Number One album: 2002's Believe moved 284,000 CDs...

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Springsteen "Born" Again

    Springsteen "Born" Again | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen's seminal 1975 album, Born to Run, will be reissued in a thirtieth anniversary edition on November 15th. The three-disc set features the remastered album, a live DVD, an additional DVD of new interviews with Springsteen...

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Paul Wall Topples Kanye West on the Chart

    Paul Wall Topples Kanye West on the Chart | ARTICLE

    Paul Wall's major-label debut, The People's Champ, tops the album chart this week by selling 176,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the Houston MC's big moment, riding the wave of his breakthrough spot on Mike...

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Kanye West Still Rules the Chart

    Kanye West Still Rules the Chart | ARTICLE

    Kanye West's second album, Late Registration, held onto the top spot this week, selling another 283,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This pushes the hip-hop super-producer past the one-million mark in the CD's second week in stores....

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Reaches Out for Charity Single

    Michael Jackson Reaches Out for Charity Single | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, James Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Ciara, Babyface, R. Kelly, Yolanda Adams, the O'Jays and Mary J. Blige will all be appearing on Michael Jackson's charity single to...

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Korn's Head Sees the Light

    Korn's Head Sees the Light | ARTICLE

    Storming onto the scene in the mid-Nineties, Korn changed the face of metal with their fierce infusion of rap and alternative rock. After non-stop touring with the likes of Ozzy and Marilyn Manson, the four-piece from Bakersfield,...

    September 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Kanye West Blows Up

    Kanye West Blows Up | ARTICLE

    Kanye West took Number One this week with his second album, Late Registration, selling an impressive 860,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The latest CD from the hip-hop super-producer (and recent Time cover boy) almost doubled the...

    September 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Live 8 Gets Four-Part DVD

    Live 8 Gets Four-Part DVD | ARTICLE

    A four-disc DVD set of the nine international concerts held on July 2nd as part of Live 8, an initiative organized by Bob Geldof to pressure the G8 to address extreme poverty in Africa, will be...

    September 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • New Orleans Artists Speak Out

    New Orleans Artists Speak Out | ARTICLE

    With eighty percent of New Orleans submerged under up to twenty feet of water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and thousands of casualties anticipated, the music world is dealing with the emotional impact and trying to...

    September 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Hilary Duff Stays on Top

    Hilary Duff Stays on Top | ARTICLE

    In another slow sales week, Hilary Duff's best-of release, Most Wanted, stayed at Number One this week, selling 101,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD features remixes of the teen queen's hits, as well as three...

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Suge Knight Shot at Kanye West Party

    Suge Knight Shot at Kanye West Party | ARTICLE

    Early Sunday morning in Miami, within hours of the MTV Video Music Awards, hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg at a VMA party for Kanye West. As the shooter opened fire in the...

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Hilary Duff Tops Chart

    Hilary Duff Tops Chart | ARTICLE

    Teen queen Hilary Duff's latest release, the best-of compilation Most Wanted, took the Number One spot this week, selling 208,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD combines remixes of Duff's previous hits alongside three new tracks,...

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Staind Top Chart With "Chapter"

    Staind Top Chart With "Chapter" | ARTICLE

    Alt-metal band Staind top the album chart this week, with their fifth album, Chapter V, selling 185,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Fred Durst proteges' follow-up to 2003's 14 Shades of Grey edged out the nineteenth...

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Snoop Rape Suit Dropped

    Snoop Rape Suit Dropped | ARTICLE

    The rape charge filed against Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Broadus, by makeup artist Kylie Bell in January has been dropped. While Bell claimed that the rapper and four members of his entourage drugged and then raped her...

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Faith Hill Tops Chart

    Faith Hill Tops Chart | ARTICLE

    Faith Hill is on top of the nation's album chart this week with Fireflies. The country star's seventh studio effort moved 329,000 copies in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, almost twice the number of any...

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Young Jeezy Debuts Big

    Young Jeezy Debuts Big | ARTICLE

    Young Jeezy's major-label debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, opened at Number Two this week, selling 172,000 CDs, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Atlanta rapper, a member of the Boyz N Da Hood crew, came in...

    August 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews, Flaming Lips Hit Vegasat Vegoose

    Dave Matthews, Flaming Lips Hit Vegasat Vegoose | ARTICLE

    Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and the Flaming Lips will be headlining the all-new, two-day Vegoose music festival, set for Halloween weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Organized by the creators of the Bonnaroo Music...

    August 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Nellie McKay Gets Pretty

    Nellie McKay Gets Pretty | ARTICLE

    Avant-cabaret singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is set to release her sophomore effort, Pretty Little Head, on October 18th. The follow-up to her double-CD debut, Get Away From Me, which Rolling Stone dubbed one of the Best Albums of...

    August 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Now 19, Mariah Carey on Top of Charts

    Now 19, Mariah Carey on Top of Charts | ARTICLE

    The nineteenth installment of the blockbuster hits series Now That's What I Call Music! tops a lukewarm sales week with a massive 436,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This time around, the compilation features artists such...

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Sony Ponies Up for Payola

    Sony Ponies Up for Payola | ARTICLE

    Sony BMG Music Entertainment -- an umbrella organization that includes Arista Records, Columbia Records, Sony Music International and So So Def Records -- agreed today to pay a $10 million settlement in an industry-wide investigation by New...

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
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