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Springsteen CD was born for one

Bruce Springsteen's new "Working on a Dream" CD sold 224,000 copies in the U.S. last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending the eight-week No. 1 run of Taylor Swift's "Fearless."

Underwood rides to top Big No. 1 bow for ‘Carnival’

In a Billboard 200 first, country debuts occupied the top three slots on the chart, led by Carrie Underwood's "Carnival Ride." The 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville set sold 527,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and earned the artist her first No. 1.

Another Springsteen rising

In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returned to the summit of the Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia set moved 77,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending Oct. 21, according to Nielsen SoundScan, climbing from No. 2. The album bowed at No. 1 three weeks ago with 335,000 units sold.

Boss pulls No. 1 out of hat ‘Magic’ leads 10 debuts in top 20

Bruce Springsteen has his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending Oct. 7, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales sum since "The Rising" started with 525,000 to bow at No. 1 five years ago.

A familiar feeling for Flatts

In a strong week for new releases, Rascal Flatts scored its third straight No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Still Feels Good."

McEntire’s time has come, with help from her friends

Reba McEntire scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, more than 30 years after her first single hit the country chart.

West massacres 50 Cent in memorable rap battle

It's an exciting week for the Billboard 200 chart as three of the year's most anticipated releases enter in the top slots. But there was a clear victor in the mid-September battle among rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent and country star Kenny Chesney.

‘HSM2’ busy in 4th period

In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" remains atop the Billboard 200 for a fourth week, outselling its nearest rival by more than 3-to-1.

One word for ‘HSM2’ encore: bravo

Despite a 40% decline in sales in its sophomore week, the soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" moved more than six times more units as its closest competitor to remain atop the Billboard 200. The set sold 367,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending Aug. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Next stage for networking

MySpace is launching its first branded music tour in the fall with headliners Say Anything and Hellogoodbye. Kicking off Oct. 16 at the ShowBox in Seattle, the all-ages MySpace Music Tour will stop in more than 30 venues through Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas.

Another ‘Musical’ showstopper

The soundtrack to "High School Musical 2" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the second-biggest first-week sales tally of the year.

Rivals bow to UGK’s ‘Kingz’

After a five-year absence from the Billboard 200, hip-hop troupe UGK returns in a big way with its first chart-topper, "Underground Kingz." The Jive set moved 160,000 copies in the U.S. during its debut frame, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures for the week ending Aug. 12.