Who Charted?

Beyonce Breaks All Kinds of Records With No. 1 Debut

First! Was there ever any question? Bow down, bitches, it's Beyoncé. With the stealth release of her fifth album — titled Beyoncé because duh — Queen Bey becomes…
Chris Martins / December 18, 2013

Garth Brooks Covers Album Trounces ‘Britney Jean’ in First Week Sales

First! Well, we might as well get it out of the way. Garth Brooks is No. 1 for Blame It All on My Roots: Five…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2013

One Direction Make History, Become Boy Band Royalty With No. 1 Debut

First! One Direction earn their name by selling more records total with each album dropped. Midnight Memories sold 546,000 on its debut week, which of…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2013

Eminem Returns to No. 1 as Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Plummets

First! Lady Gaga's ARTPOP beats the odds and, in an unprecedented move, sells more on its second week than its first. Nah, we're kidding. The…
Chris Martins / November 27, 2013

If Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Debuts at No. 1, Is It Still a Flop?

First! All lamely hail ARTFLOP — er, ARTPOP. To be fair, selling 258,000 copies of an album in 2013, as Lady Gaga did according to…
Chris Martins / November 20, 2013

Who Charted? Eminem’s Rap God Status Confirmed as ‘MMLP2′ Crushes Everything

First! Blondes do have more fun! Eminem continues his winning streak — YouTube Music Awards, MTV EMA, SPIN's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 review —…
Chris Martins / November 13, 2013

Who Charted? Arcade Fire and Linkin Park Bookend Big ‘Duck Dynasty’ Week

First! It's an upset! A previously unknown band by the name of the Reflektors debuts at the top of the highest chart in the land.
Chris Martins / November 6, 2013

Who Charted? Mumford Vacate No. 1 as Country Takeover Starts

First! Taylor Swift's Red won't show up on the albums chart until next week, but country has already taken over the Billboard 200. Jason Aldean's Night Train rumbled…
Marc Hogan / October 24, 2012

Who Charted? Unstoppable Now! Series Tramples Rick Ross

First! Since launching the U.S. version of the popular U.K. Top 40 various-artists comp in 1998, with a track listing of now-golden oldies by past-era…
Kory Grow / August 15, 2012

Who Charted? Nas’ Life is Indeed Good At the Top

First! Nas demonstrates the power of daily affirmations by scoring the No. 1 slot on this week's Billboard 200 ranking with his Life is Good…
Devon Maloney / July 25, 2012

Who Charted? Frank Ocean’s Surprise Release Debuts at No. 2

First! Considering the market for mainstream, country-tinged rock is still massive, it's not a huge surprise that the Zac Brown Band's fifth studio album Uncaged,…
Devon Maloney / July 18, 2012

Who Charted? Bad Reviews Don’t Stop Team Breezy

First!: Sadly, despite the media's efforts (including ours) to dissuade people from buying his new album, Worst New Music honoree Chris Brown tops this week's…
Devon Maloney / July 11, 2012

Who Charted? Justin Bieber Dwarfs Big Debuts by Fiona Apple, Smashing Pumpkins

First! In news that will shock no life form with a pulse, Justin Bieber's Believe nabs the biggest debut sales week of the year, with…
Devon Maloney / June 27, 2012

Who Charted? Usher Climaxes at No. 1, Rush and Ed Sheeran Debut Strong

First! Usher found himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 this week, selling 128,000 copies of Looking 4 Myself, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's…
Devon Maloney / June 20, 2012

Who Charted? Neil Young and Beach Boys’ Collective Nostalgia Can’t Beat Adele

First! As is the natural order of things, Adele is back at the top of Billboard 200 for the 24th week overall, after her NBC…
Devon Maloney / June 13, 2012
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