Tag Archives: Billboard

KoRn’s “The Nothing” lands 14th Billboard Top 10 Album

Posted by on September 25, 2019

  This past week (13th), KoRn released The Nothing and it now debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, making this the 14th time KoRn has cracked the Top 10 in their career. According to the article, 33,000 equivalent album units earned (of which 29,000 were in album sales) in its first week of release. […]

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Metallica ranks #1 on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ and ‘Hard Rock Album Artists’ of 2017 charts

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Metallica’s latest effort Hardwired…To Self-Destruct has placed at the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end 2017 selling charts for the top 50 Hard Rock Albums along with the band being placed at #1 on their top 10 Hard Rock Album Artists. Despite their tenth studio album being released back in November, 2016, it did move 1.1 […]

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Billboard to count streaming music on album chart now

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Each week, we take a look at all the metal stuff that’s happening on the Billboard charts via our Metal by Numbers column. And while it’s a reliable way of seeing who’s buying music every week, it’s only part of the picture. Streaming music has become the preferred way for many to listen to music, and […]

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No artist album has sold one million copies this year (but vinyl is way up)

Posted by on October 17, 2014

It’s no surprise that we’re in the middle of a transition from buying music to streaming it, but in a Billboard report last week, it was revealed just how grim music sales have gotten. In the first three quarters of the year, not a single artist album has gone platinum, or sold one million copies. Sales have […]

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Frontman of pop band wears Misfits t-shirt, Twitter goes insane

Posted by on May 19, 2014

Nowadays, some people have this mindset that if a person is wearing some sort of apparel featuring a band, TV show, movie, or video game, their worthiness of being able to wear said apparel can be called into question for, well, pretty much any reason. In this case, Luke Hemmings, the vocalist of a young […]

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Metallica finally getting to work on next album

Posted by on January 17, 2014

It’s not like Metallica have been sitting still since the release of Death Magnetic back in 2008. Not only have they toured extensively, but they’ve also produced their own festival for the last few years, bought back their masters and started their own record label, and even come out with their own movie. But that doesn’t take […]

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Album sales have never been lower than this past week

Posted by on January 16, 2014

As you saw in yesterday’s Metal by Numbers, there weren’t any notable heavy debuts this week, nor were there even that many metal bands selling. In fact, last week’s sales frame was the lowest-selling week in the SoundScan era, which began in 1991. According to a Billboard article, only 4.25 million albums were sold in […]

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Mötley Crüe, Rush Among Music’s 40 Big Moneymakers

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Billboard Magazine has published a list of the top music moneymakers for 2012, and Mötley Crüe, Rush, Foo Fighters and Linkin Park made their list. The list took a look at US income only, and covered what their net earnings were, not gross income. Not surprisingly, many of the artists grossed the majority of their income through […]

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It Turns Out Korn Does Wanna Talk About Politics

Posted by on December 9, 2011

Recently, the members of Korn sat down with Billboard to give a track-by-track analysis of Revolver Magazine’s favorite album of the year, The Path Of Totality. And while the band gives an explanation behind each song off of the dubstep album, it’s frontman Jonathan Davis’ explanation for the song “Illuminati” that’s causing a bit of […]

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No Surprise: Subscription Music’s Earnings Decreasing

Posted by on May 11, 2010

Music subscription sites have never really taken the industry by storm. Though it seems like a cool idea to have access to an endless amount of music for a fee, iTunes and illegal downloading simply make sites like Rhapsody useless. So it’s no surprise that earnings for subscription sites are steadily decreasing, a nice start […]

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