Everybody knows that Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are the most successful contestants ever to step onto the "American Idol" stage, but who's the top male contender to appear on the show?
The calendar says 2018, but the charts suggest otherwise. Of the five albums that debut in the top 10 this week, three are by artists who have been turning out albums for more than 40 years.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, soundtracks to theatrically released films hold down the top two spots on the Billboard 200.
Bon Jovi’s 2016 album This House Is Not for Sale re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1, dislodging the hot-selling soundtrack to the blockbuster film Black Panther. Bon Jovi’s album was boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, in which fans who bought a ticket to Bon Jovi’s upcoming arena tour could also opt to get the album. A similar redemption offer enabled the album to debut at No. 1 back in November 2016.
Black artists have been setting records on the pop music charts virtually as long as there have been pop music charts. To commemorate Black History Month, here are two dozen black artists who have made chart history.
Justin earned the expected sales dividends from his halftime performance at Super Bowl LII — but the biggest single boost from the game went to Carrie, whose inspirational anthem "The Champion" shot to No. 1 at iTunes.
Music critics may be grumbling about Bruno Mars's Grammy sweep, and the Grammy telecast may have experienced a 23 percent ratings dip this year, but the awards are giving his Album of the Year winner, 24K Magic, a sales boost.
Yahoo Music wraps up all the news from the music sales front: top albums, top singles, and more. This week, chart moves for new and old work by Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Dua Lipa, the "Greatest Showman" soundtrack, and more.
The Cranberries' music is surging in sales and streams after the unexpected death of the group's lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, at age 46. Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" holds at No. 1 for the sixth week, in its 20th week on the Hot 100.
In the first sales tracking week of the new year, the soundtrack from Hugh Jackman’s film outsold new albums from U2, Luke Bryan, and Eminem. Here’s all the news from the music sales front: top albums, top singles, and more.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Kendrick Lamar all set enviable records in 2017, but such veteran hit-makers as Fergie, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus set records they would probably just as soon forget.
When “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was released in 1994, chart rules didn’t allow it to appear on the Hot 100 list at all. After the rules changed, Carey’s tune has hopped up and down the chart.
Yahoo Music wraps up all the news from the music sales front: top albums, top singles, and more.
Pentatonix members, from left, Matt Sallee, Kirstin Maldonado and Scott Hoying rehearse for the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. If you didn’t have enough signs that Christmas is fast approaching, here’s another: Two holiday albums are moving up the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Pentatonix’s album spent two weeks at No. 1 in its first holiday season.
Taylor Swift’s Reputation tops the Billboard 200 for the second week, blocking the path of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s The Rest of Our Life, which debuts No. 2. McGraw and Hill were early mentors to the then-teenaged country star on the rise. Swift’s first single, in 2006, was titled “Tim McGraw.” Swift was an opening act on selected dates of the pair’s top-grossing Soul2Soul tour in 2007.
Taylor Swift just enhanced her “reputation” as the top-selling American recording artist. Swift’s sixth studio album, reputation, sold 1,216,000 copies in the U.S. (in traditional album sales) in its first week of release.
Sam Smith‘s The Thrill of It All debuts at No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. No surprise there, but you may be surprised to learn that this is Smith’s first No. 1 album in the U.S. His debut, In the Lonely Hour, peaked at No. 2 in July 2014. (It was blocked by Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence in its first week and by fellow Brit pop star Ed Sheeran’s x in its second). The Thrill of It All is the third album by an Englishman to reach No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. so far this year. It follows Sheeran’s ÷ and Harry Styles’s solo debut album. In the Lonely Hour logged eight weeks at No. ...
Kenny Chesney lands his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Live in No Shoes Nation. He beat out a studio album by Kelly Clarkson, which debuts at No. 2. Sure, Chesney is a big star, and country music is huge, but how can a live album beat out a studio album by a popular singer, who seemed to be everywhere (including The Voice) during release week? Live in No Shoes Nation was bolstered, as many albums have been in recent months, by a concert ticket/album sale “redemption program” with Chesney’s upcoming stadium tour.
Niall Horan’s solo debut album lands at No. 1, while Post Malone’s “Rockstar” is still at the head of the top songs list. Here’s the roundup of top albums and songs for the week of Oct. 30, 2017.
Lin-Manuel Miranda makes the most of a sample from "West Side Story” and tops the digital charts with "Almost Like Praying.” Plus, Post Malone, Kane Brown, and more.
Top albums and songs for the week of Oct. 9, 2017. Shania fared much better coming off a long hiatus than Fergie did last week. Plus, Miley, Demi, Petty, more.