Taylor Swift and Adele may have boycotted streaming platforms when releasing their latest albums, but rapper Kanye West proved the power of online consumption as "The Life of Pablo" debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on the strength of streaming numbers.
R&B star Rihanna reclaimed the top spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, holding off Adele and Justin Bieber in a slow sales week.
British singer Adele regained the top spot on Monday on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart, while R&B star Rihanna's latest record sold less than 500 copies after a million copies were given away for free, making them ineligible for Billboard charts.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber edged out British boy band One Direction in a battle to the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, but his reign will be short-lived as British singer Adele looks to break records with her new release.
A surprise album by rappers Drake and Future soared to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, edging out new entries by Lana Del Rey and others.
U.S. singer Rachel Platten scored her first Number 1 on the British singles charts on Friday with "Fight Song", the Official Charts Company said, while Britain's Jess Glynne went straight to the top of the album charts with "I Cry When I Laugh."
LOS ANGELES: British rockers Coldplay retained the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, holding off new entries from Mariah Carey and Austin Mahone. Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" clocked a second week at No. 1 with sales of 83,000 over the past week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. "Ghost Stories" entered the chart at the top last week with the highest sales week of the year so far, 383,000 copies. Country singer Brantley Gilbert held onto No. 2 for a second week with "Just As I…