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'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200
The multi-artist album should sell at least 150,000 to 170,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 25 — easily enough for a No. 1 entry. If it does arrive atop the list, it will be the first chart-topping theatrical film soundtrack since “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” bowed at No. 1 on the tally dated Nov. 14, 2009.

'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Set for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

The multi-artist album should sell at least 150,000 to 170,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 25 — easily enough for a No. 1 entry. If it does arrive atop the list, it will be the first chart-topping theatrical film soundtrack since “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” bowed at No. 1 on the tally dated Nov. 14, 2009.

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One Direction Aiming for Historic No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
One Direction could be on the way to making history on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.  Industry sources suggest the vocal quintet’s “Up All Night” may sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on March 18.

One Direction Aiming for Historic No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

One Direction could be on the way to making history on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.

Industry sources suggest the vocal quintet’s “Up All Night” may sell between 160,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on March 18.

Keane has just realeased today (13 March) their new first single called “Silenced By The Night”. Their new album will be realeased on May.

Keane has just realeased today (13 March) their new first single called “Silenced By The Night”. Their new album will be realeased on May.

Fun.-tastic! ‘We Are Young’ Tops Hot 100
The song spends a third week atop the Digital Songs chart with 302,000 downloads sold (up 19%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award, as it bounds 61-41 in its second week on Radio Songs (30 million, up 60%, according to Nielsen BDS). “Young” rises 3-2 on the Alternative Songs radio airplay chart and roars in as the top debut on Pop Songs (No. 24) and Adult Pop Songs (No. 33).

Fun.-tastic! ‘We Are Young’ Tops Hot 100

The song spends a third week atop the Digital Songs chart with 302,000 downloads sold (up 19%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The track claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award, as it bounds 61-41 in its second week on Radio Songs (30 million, up 60%, according to Nielsen BDS). “Young” rises 3-2 on the Alternative Songs radio airplay chart and roars in as the top debut on Pop Songs (No. 24) and Adult Pop Songs (No. 33).

Keane Announces ‘Strangeland’ Album Details
British alt-rockers      Keane  have announced that its     fourth album, “Strangeland,” will be  released on May 8 in the     U.S. on Cherrytree/Interscope, and one day  earlier in the U.K.     The follow-up to 2008’s “Perfect Symmetry” was  produced by Dan     Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines, Howling Bells) and  will be     supported by a spring tour, with dates still pending.

Keane Announces ‘Strangeland’ Album Details

British alt-rockers Keane have announced that its fourth album, “Strangeland,” will be released on May 8 in the U.S. on Cherrytree/Interscope, and one day earlier in the U.K. The follow-up to 2008’s “Perfect Symmetry” was produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines, Howling Bells) and will be supported by a spring tour, with dates still pending.

Madonna Gets ‘Fired Up’ in ‘Girl Gone Wild’ Single: Listen her Second New Single

Adele’s ‘21’ Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys
Adele’s  “21” album hits a     number of major milestones this week on the  Billboard 200     chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva’s  multiple     Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12.

The  album sold 730,000 copies in the U.S. last week (ending     Feb. 19)  according to Nielsen SoundScan — up a whopping 207%.     It spends a  21st week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 char

Adele’s ‘21’ Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

Adele’s “21” album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva’s multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12.

The album sold 730,000 copies in the U.S. last week (ending Feb. 19) according to Nielsen SoundScan — up a whopping 207%. It spends a 21st week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 char

Katy Perry’s ‘Part of Me’ Debuts Atop Hot 100
After Capitol released it to radio and retail on Feb. 13,     “Part,”  the lead single from Perry’s “Teenage Dream” deluxe     edition, “The  Complete Confection” (due March 27), blasts in     atop the Hot 100 and  Digital Songs with 411,000 downloads sold,     according to Nielsen  SoundScan, marking Perry’s best career     sales week. On Radio Songs,  “Part” launches at No. 36 with 35     million audience impressions,  according to Nielsen BDS.

Katy Perry’s ‘Part of Me’ Debuts Atop Hot 100

After Capitol released it to radio and retail on Feb. 13, “Part,” the lead single from Perry’s “Teenage Dream” deluxe edition, “The Complete Confection” (due March 27), blasts in atop the Hot 100 and Digital Songs with 411,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking Perry’s best career sales week. On Radio Songs, “Part” launches at No. 36 with 35 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.

Nicki Minaj’s bouncy “Starships” single dropped on Tuesday, but it’s only the first of the rapper’s collaborations with producer RedOne.

"It’s four songs we did," the in-demand producer told Billboard.com during a rare studio break during Grammy Week, with potentially the full quartet to appear on Minaj’s upcoming "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

"The tracks that I’ve worked with on Nicki Minaj are amazing, incredible," he said. "To be honest, I am so happy and excited for what people are going to think."

Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 10 on Billboard 200
Following the death of      Whitney Houston on     Saturday, Feb. 11, the diva’s “Whitney: The Greatest Hits”     album re-enters the      Billboard 200  chart at No.     6. It sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. (according to  Nielsen     SoundScan) in the tracking week that ended on Feb. 12 —      reflecting only one full day of sales after her passing

Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 10 on Billboard 200

Following the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday, Feb. 11, the diva’s “Whitney: The Greatest Hits” album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the U.S. (according to Nielsen SoundScan) in the tracking week that ended on Feb. 12 — reflecting only one full day of sales after her passing

Grammys 2012: Red Carpet Photos
YouTube sensations Sophie Grace and Rosie, who covered “Super Bass.” Katy Perry poses with them on the Grammy red carpet.

Grammys 2012: Red Carpet Photos

YouTube sensations Sophie Grace and Rosie, who covered “Super Bass.” Katy Perry poses with them on the Grammy red carpet.

Grammys 2012: Red Carpet Photos
Nicki Minaj and her Pope date push the envelope, arriving in saintly (and controversial) style at the Grammys.

Grammys 2012: Red Carpet Photos

Nicki Minaj and her Pope date push the envelope, arriving in saintly (and controversial) style at the Grammys.