Outperforming the initial predictions of industry observers, Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" has roared onto the U.S. album chart at No. 1. In its first week of physical release, the rap pasha's new…
Amid a slim field of holiday-week new releases, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" split with tradition and became a late-breaking No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.
Riding a wave of anticipation, Kanye West's "Yeezus" made its much-augured No. 1 debut on the U.S. album chart, besting new titles by a pair of other rappers with chart-topping track records. West's…
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Getting lucky had nothing to do with Daft Punk's ascent to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with its new "Random Access Memories." The French dance/electronic duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo and…
A new title by top country trio Lady Antebellum staved off a challenge by the soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" to take No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.
Justin Timberlake's new album 'The 20/20 Experience' debuts to big numbers after a wave of media appearances by pop singer-actor.
"Spring Break…Here to Party," a compilation by country singer Luke Bryan, entered at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart last week, trailed by a collection of Jimi Hendrix material that became the late…
Bruno Mars' nearly three-month-old "Unorthodox Jukebox" reached No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, on the back of a one-day $1.99 digital sale at Amazon. Mars' Atlantic title, the singer's first…
The Lumineers' self-titled album, bankrolled by the band's Seattle-based management company and released by an independent Nashville label, has spent nearly six months on the U.S. chart, riding the…
Thanks in great measure to soulful young English singer Adele, album sales crept up 1.3% in the U.S. during 2011 to mark the biz's first gain since 2004, according to year-end figures released…
The music biz can't stem the bleeding, but for now, digital tracks are proving to be a secure Band-aid. Album sales dropped for a seventh consecutive year, but a dramatic increase in the sale of…