Continuing to build its library of masters, BMG has signed an agreement to purchase Universal Music Group's Sanctuary Records catalog.
Now That’s What I Call Music
Clearing one of two crucial regulatory hurdles, Universal Music Group's pending acquisition of EMI Music's label assets has been approved in Europe.
The 43rd edition of the hits compilation "Now That's What I Call Music!" handily topped the U.S. album chart last week, easily staving off mild challenges in another sleepy mid-summer frame.
Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" blew onto the U.S. album chart at No. 1 this week, easily doubling the numbers of No. 2 debutante, Norah Jones.
The record industry is giving thanks to Drake, as the rapper's debut album "Thank Me Later" enters at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with some of the biggest numbers of the year.
How close is too close for comfort?
Teenthrob Justin Bieber vaults to the top of the U.S. album chart this week with his new "My World 2.0."
In a rare week in which five albums sold more than 100,000 copies, Disturbed's "Indestructible" (Reprise) came out on top, selling 253,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.
Nas, the Gotham rapper who's released eight albums in 12 years, debuted at No. 1 this week with "Hip Hop Is Dead" (Def Jam), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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