Bieber Scores Second-Lowest Selling Billboard 200 No. 1

Bieber Scores Second-Lowest Selling Billboard 200 No. 1

Bieber Scores Second-Lowest Selling Billboard 200 No. 1
Justin Bieber's My World 2.0 returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week with sales of more than 60,000 units, marking the second-lowest sales total for an album chart-topper since Nielsen SoundScan's data system was implemented in 1991. The lowest-selling No. 1 album is the soundtrack to Dreamgirls, which sold slightly more than 60,000 units in January 2007. Overall album sales this week totaled 5.32 million units, down 12 percent from last week. Year-to-date album sales have reached 115.1 million units, down 10 percent compared to the same point in 2009. (5/20)

BMI Honors Blanchard, Portman, Townshend
GRAMMY-winning artist Terence Blanchard received the Classic Contribution Award on May 19 at the BMI Film & TV Music Awards in recognition of his charity work in New Orleans and involvement with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. GRAMMY-nominated composer Rachel Portman was honored with the Richard Kirk Award for her film and television work, which includes GRAMMY-nominated scores for Chocolat and Cider House Rules. GRAMMY winner Pete Townshend also received three awards for his contributions to the theme songs for "CSI," "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY." (5/20)
 

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