Billboard charts http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23093/all en CORRECTED-Taylor Swift's 'Red' holds down top spot on Billboard chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart <p>(Corrects Swift's total number of albums to four from three in 3rd paragraph) LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift's "Red" finished 2012 atop the Billboard 200 album chart on Thursday, claiming the No. 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week. It was the album's seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart as post-holiday digital sales accounted for more than half of its 241,000 units sold, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-taylor-swifts-red-holds-down-top-spot-billboard-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1 Billboard 200 Billboard charts Christmas Mass media Music Music industry Nielsen SoundScan Person Attributes Person Career Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:10 +0000 5731090 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>New Dan Brown novel "Inferno" due out May 14</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-entertainment-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Disaster Lindsay Lohan Religion Singles Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:16:05 +0000 5735031 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Thrift Shop' bests Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' on Billboard chart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/thrift-shop-bests-timberlakes-suit-tie-billboard-chart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake's first single in five years - "Suit &amp; Tie" - fell short of sales expectations for its first week and was kept from the top spot on the Billboard digital songs chart by a novelty rap act.</p> <p>"Suit &amp; Tie," which features rapper Jay-Z, sold 314,000 downloads, according to figures released on Wednesday by Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/thrift-shop-bests-timberlakes-suit-tie-billboard-chart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Kidz Bop Singles Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:15:25 +0000 5738490 at http://www.globalpost.com Bruno Mars tops Billboard 200 chart with help from Amazon MP3 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/bruno-mars-tops-billboard-200-chart-help-amazon-mp3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. R&amp;B singer Bruno Mars grabbed the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday for the first time after discounted online prices boosted sales of "Unorthodox Jukebox" some four months after its release.</p> <p>Mars' album, which includes the hit "Locked Out of Heaven," sold 95,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/bruno-mars-tops-billboard-200-chart-help-amazon-mp3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Hot Digital Songs Macklemore Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:15:23 +0000 5775401 at http://www.globalpost.com Justin Timberlake puts the sexy into married life in new album http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/justin-timberlake-puts-the-sexy-married-life-new-album <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making the transition from child star and boy band heartthrob to movie star, Justin Timberlake is returning to music with his first album since 2006, cementing his grown-up status with a record inspired by his new marriage.</p> <p>Timberlake, 32, officially releases "The 20/20 Experience" on Tuesday. But the 10-track record of smooth love songs with a throwback R&amp;B sound is already No. 1 on the iTunes charts after it was streamed online last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/justin-timberlake-puts-the-sexy-married-life-new-album" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Justin Timberlake Music Singles Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:30:25 +0000 5785998 at http://www.globalpost.com Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&amp;B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Music Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Technology Well being Mon, 20 May 2013 10:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841874 at http://www.globalpost.com Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&amp;B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Music Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Technology Health and Home Mon, 20 May 2013 10:45:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841875 at http://www.globalpost.com Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&amp;B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Entertainment Music Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Technology Mon, 20 May 2013 11:00:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841891 at http://www.globalpost.com Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year's event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&amp;B; a list of some of the night's big winners can be found below. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130520/billboard-music-awards-taylor-swift-dominates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Music Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Technology Tourism Mon, 20 May 2013 11:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841893 at http://www.globalpost.com Luke Bryan tops Billboard album chart; Perry has No. 1 download http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/luke-bryan-tops-billboard-album-chart-perry-has-no-1-download <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Luke Bryan's latest record stormed straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while pop singer Katy Perry scored her biggest digital song debut to date with new single "Roar."</p> <p>"Crash My Party," the fourth studio album from Bryan, sold more than 527,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, making it his best debut.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/luke-bryan-tops-billboard-album-chart-perry-has-no-1-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Human Interest Music industry Singles Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:49:28 +0000 5914797 at http://www.globalpost.com Ariana Grande storms to top of Billboard chart with debut album http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/ariana-grande-storms-top-billboard-chart-debut-album <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer and Nickelodeon TV star Ariana Grande stormed to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with her debut "Yours Truly," staving off new entries from Tamar Braxton, Nine Inch Nails and John Legend.</p> <p>"Yours Truly" sold 138,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. It was helped by Grande's catchy lead single, "Love the Way," with rapper Mac Miller, which has been a staple on the radio this summer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130911/ariana-grande-storms-top-billboard-chart-debut-album" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard 200 Billboard charts Human Interest Tamar Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:18:07 +0000 5931474 at http://www.globalpost.com Jack Johnson tops Billboard 200, Lorde lands top digital song http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/jack-johnson-tops-billboard-200-lorde-lands-top-digital-song <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hawaiian folk singer Jack Johnson landed his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while New Zealand newcomer Lorde overtook Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to top the digital songs chart.</p> <p>Johnson's "From Here to Now to You" sold 117,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. It was the only album to cross the 100,000 sales mark this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/jack-johnson-tops-billboard-200-lorde-lands-top-digital-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Hit single Hot Digital Songs Human Interest Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:47:44 +0000 5944587 at http://www.globalpost.com Katy Perry shows vulnerability, maturity on new album 'Prism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/katy-perry-shows-vulnerability-maturity-new-album-prism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patricia Reaney</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer Katy Perry has shed her cotton-candy pop image and reveals a vulnerability and maturity on her new album "Prism," which she said reflects changes in both her personal life and her music.</p> <p>"Prism," released on Tuesday, is Perry's fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2010's phenomenally successful "Teenage Dream." It is also the first album since the 28-year-old singer split with her husband, British comedian Russell Brand, in December 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131022/katy-perry-shows-vulnerability-maturity-new-album-prism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Human Interest Katy Perry Singles Vocal music Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:17:32 +0000 5967524 at http://www.globalpost.com Katy Perry tops Billboard in worst week for album sales since 1991 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131030/katy-perry-tops-billboard-worst-week-album-sales-1991 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Katy Perry shot to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday with her latest album, "Prism," although overall album sales for the week were the lowest since the publication began charting in 1991.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131030/katy-perry-tops-billboard-worst-week-album-sales-1991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Human Interest Katy Perry Singles Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:33:18 +0000 5975805 at http://www.globalpost.com Arcade Fire knock Katy Perry off top spot on Billboard 200 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/arcade-fire-knock-katy-perry-top-spot-billboard-200 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Canadian alternative rock group Arcade Fire scored its second No. 1 record by knocking pop singer Katy Perry off the top spot of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Reflektor," the fourth studio album from Arcade Fire, sold 140,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Perry's "Prism," which debuted at No. 1 last week, dropped to No. 2 with second week sales of 92,000 units.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/arcade-fire-knock-katy-perry-top-spot-billboard-200" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Billboard charts Hot Digital Songs Human Interest Singles Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:33:08 +0000 5982072 at http://www.globalpost.com