Latest Best-selling albums by year in the United States Stories
More than half a decade after Appleâ€™s iTunes online music store revolutionized digital music sales by introducing single-track downloads, artists and music labels are beginning to question whether or not the approach is smart business.
By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - OK, so maybe releasing an album the week before Christmas is not such a bad idea after all, as evidenced by new Billboard 200 queen Mary J. Blige.
By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - You do not need to read an analysis of the 2005 charts to know that Mariah Carey made an impressive comeback, but a closer look at Billboard's year-end surveys suggests this may be her most successful year to date.
By Geoff Mayfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Despite a handsome media campaign, the Rolling Stones' opening week for "A Bigger Bang" is lighter than its last two studio albums, while Paul McCartney seems destined for an even slimmer start when he bows next week on the Billboard 200.
- An armed gangster.