2011 GRAMMY Nominees Debuts At No. 4

2011 GRAMMY Nominees Debuts At No. 4

2011 GRAMMY Nominees Debuts At No. 4
The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 units sold, just 2,000 units behind the No. 1 album, Amos Lee's Mission Bell. Lee's sales tally marked a new record low for a No. 1 album for the third time in 2011. Rounding out the top five were Iron And Wine (Kiss Each Other Clean) at No. 2, Nick Minaj (Pink Friday) at No. 3 spot Bruno Mars (Doo-Wops & Hooligans) at No. 5. Overall album sales this week totaled 5.3 million units, up 1 percent from last week, and down 18 percent compared to the same point in 2010. (2/3)

Sony Music Sales Down 14.5 Percent
Sony Music Entertainment
reported revenue of $1.72 billion for its music division in the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, representing a 14.5 percent decline compared to prior-year quarter. Overall, Sony's operating income declined 5.9 percent during the quarter, and the company's net profit decreased 8.6 percent to $885 million. (2/3)

Apollo Theater To Honor Wonder
GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the theater's Spring Gala Benefit Concert and Awards Ceremony on June 13 at the Apollo Theater in New York. Past inductees include GRAMMY winners Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, and Smokey Robinson. (2/3)

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