Adele Tops Billboard 200 For 13th Week

Adele Tops Billboard 200 For 13th Week

Adele Tops Billboard 200 For 13th Week
GRAMMY winner Adele's 21 has topped the Billboard 200 for the 13th week, marking the longest weekly stretch for an album atop the chart since the Titanic soundtrack spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1998. Total sales for 21 have reached 4.1 million, making it the best-selling album for the year to date. Overall album sales for the week ending Oct. 23 totaled 4.8 million units, down 7 percent from the comparable sales week last year. Year-to-date album sales are at 243.7 million, up 3 percent compared to the same point last year. (10/26)

Jackson Tops Dead Earners List For Second Year
GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Michael Jackson topped Forbes' annual list of top-earning dead celebrities for the second consecutive year with $170 million in earnings. Elvis Presley ranked second with $55 million, John Lennon tied for fifth place with $12 million, Jimi Hendrix tied for ninth place with $7 million, and George Harrison tied for 13th place with $6 million. Forbes compiled the list based on gross earnings between October 2010 and October 2011. (10/26)

SoundExchange Distributed Record $88 Million In Third Quarter
Performing rights organization SoundExchange announced the distribution of a record $88 million in royalties, including those collected from Internet radio, satellite radio and TV music-only channels, during the third quarter of 2011. SoundExchange could deliver an approximate total of $350 million in royalties to its $18,300 artists and labels by the end of the year, according to Billboard.biz. (10/26)

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