Showing posts with label Billboard Magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Billboard Magazine. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ON THIS DAY: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and "Dreams" both No.1 on U.S. Billboard Charts

On June 18, 1977 "Dreams" the second single released from "Rumours" topped Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in it's 10th week of release.

The track written by Stevie Nicks, debuted on the Hot 100 on April 16, 1977 and spent 19 weeks in total on the chart logging 7 weeks in the top 10 and 4 weeks in the top 5. This is Fleetwood Mac's only No.1 single in the U.S. 

While "Dreams" topped the singles chart, the album "Rumours" was firmly sitting at No.1 for a 7th non-consecutive week. The week following "Dreams" reaching the No.1 position, "Rumours" was certified 3x platinum in the U.S. signifying shipments of 3 million units. This is massive for an album released only 4 months prior. Within a year, "Rumours" would sell 8.2 million copies in the U.S. and would go on to eventually be certified 19 x platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA where it stands today. Worldwide sales are reported to be over 45 million.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Top 25 Tours of 2013 - Fleetwood Mac No.17

Published Boxscore numbers with Billboard
I've compiled
Billboard have published their Top 25 Tours of 2013.  Fleetwood Mac came in at No.17 

Fleetwood Mac played 65 shows in 2013 (67 when you include the two upcoming Las Vegas shows), 47 in North America (49 when the Las Vegas shows are included) and 18 in Europe. The below numbers are based on 45 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore between November 14, 2012 and November 12, 2013.

Boxscore numbers solely depend on the consistency and accuracy of reports from promoters, venues, agents and managers.

Total Gross: $61,899,473
Total Attendance: 554,548
Total Capacity: 579,480
No. of Shows: 45
No. of Sellouts: 13.

Based on the numbers above:

Average Per Show Gross: $1,375,543.
Average Per Show Attendance: 12,323
Average Per Show Capacity: 12,877

Top 25 Tours - Billboard

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Stevie Nicks Interviews at home with Billboard and Extra TV (Photo)

Keith Caulfield, Associate Director of Charts at Billboard Magazine and Tanika Ray, Extra TV Host, both interviewed Stevie yesterday at her home...  Tanika indicated she wasn't sure when her interview would air... and Keith says the video interview for Billboard is coming soon.

Hmmmm... What's goin' on Stevie?

Photo by Tanika Ray

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Interview with Stevie Nicks and Billboard Coming Soon!

Keith Caulfield, Associate Director of Charts at Billboard Magazine will be interviewing Stevie Nicks next week for (Video).  

Keith posted on Twitter today:

"If you have good questions, let me know!"

So... Do you have a good question(s) for Keith to ask Stevie?  I'm sure there are a ton of burning questions you want answers to what with all the recent news about Christine McVie... John McVie, and what's in store for Fleetwood Mac... Her solo plans... The In Your Dreams Documentary... and Herbert W. Worthington's passing. 

Hit Keith up on Twitter at @keith_caulfield and give him your suggested question.  You never know, your question just might make the cut!

If you aren't on Twitter, but want a question asked.. Leave your question in the comments section below and I'll send the question to Keith on Twitter on your behalf.

Keith's interview with Stevie was done today... December 2nd.  Video coming soon to

Check out the full article at Billboard

Thursday, May 09, 2013

CHARTS | SALES UPDATE: These 4 Fleetwood Mac Albums Are Currently on Billboards Top 200

For the sales week ending May 5th and for Chart date May 18th.

EXTENDED PLAY, Fleetwood Mac's new 4 track EP enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #48 with total sales for the week in the U.S. of 8,602 digital units, which I still think is a rather poor showing even considering it was only available digitally.  RUMOURS re-enters the Top 200 at #149 with sales of 3,167 units vs 2,345 the previous week - a 35% increase.  Total Rumours sales in the U.S. since November, 1991 = 3,182,506.  GREATEST HITS moves down the chart to #172 from #108 last week on sales of 2,725 vs 4,232 the previous week.  Total U.S. album sales since November, 1991 when Soundscan began tracking album sales = 4,656,533.  THE VERY BEST OF re-enters the chart at #194 with sales of 2,461 units vs 1,844 the previous week - a 33% sales increase.  Total U.S. album sales since its release in November, 2002 = 1,566,150.

# 48  (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Extended Play (Debut)
# 149 (R/E)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 172 (108)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 194 (R/E)   Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

The Current Albums Chart is the same at the Top 200 Albums Chart, but with the catalogue titles removed.

#48   (NEW) FLEETWOOD MAC - Extended Play

Extended Play enters the Rock Albums Chart at #13 this week.

# 13 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Extended Play 8,602

Fleetwood Mac enter this chart with "Extended Play" at #9.  I believe this is a first having an album on the Independent Chart.

# 9 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Extended Play

EXTENDED PLAY entered the Top 200 Digital Albums sales chart at #14.  GREATEST HITS moves down to #84 from #49 the previous week with digital sales of 2,052 vs 3,612 units the previous week a 45% dip.  RUMOURS moves up to #93 this week from #187 the previous week with digital album sales of 1,933 units vs 1,107 the previous week a 75% sales increase.

# 14 (NEW) Fleetwood Mac - Extended Play (Debut)
# 84 (49)      Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 93 (187)    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

THE VERY BEST OF sold a total of 2,461 units for the week - 1,843 of those sales were physical units.  Up 16% vs last week where it sold 1,582 physical units.  The majority of the albums overall sales since 2002 have been physical units since the 2 cd set wasn't initially available digitally until this past year.

# 169 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

RUMOURS moves up to #23 this week from #54 last week.  GREATEST HITS moves down to #30 this week from #14 last week. THE VERY BEST OF moves way up the chart to #40 from #105 the previous week.  FLEETWOOD MAC the self titled 1975 album moves up the chart to #86 this week from #114 last week on a slight 9% sales boost or 1,938 units sold this week vs 1,784 the previous week. Total U.S. album sales since November, 1991 = 920,709.

# 23 (54)   Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 30 (14)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 40 (105) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 86 (114) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

Overall based on the above albums registering enough in sales to land on these listings, Fleetwood Mac sold 18,893 albums in the U.S. for the week ending May 5th.  Not bad for one week!

The band's last full-length album, “Say You Will,” released on Reprise/Warner Bros., arrived on the chart almost exactly 10 years ago this week. The set debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the chart dated May 3, 2003. To date, it has sold 864,000 copies in the United States.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Fleetwood Mac "Extended Play" Enters Billboard Top 200 Chart at...

Fleetwood Mac’s Extended Play debuts at #48.

Albums:  Week Ending May 5, 2013
Fleetwood Mac's EP "Extended Play" will debut at #48 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts when Billboard publishes the chart on Thursday.  HitsDailyDouble estimated on Tuesday that the EP would come in at about #31 with sales of approx. 11,500. Actual sales haven't been confirmed yet, I'll post that info once I receive it - but it's likely not far off.


"In 1979, the band released a double-disk, 20-song studio album, Tusk. Now, it’s putting out a four-song EP. Our attention spans are shrinking by the minute."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

US Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" "Greatest Hits" and a Re-entry for Landslide

Both Fleetwood Mac albums "Greatest Hits" and "Rumours" that re-entered last weeks Billboard Charts drop off the Top 200 Chart but remain on the Top 200 Catalogue Chart.
"Rumours" slides from # 31 last week to # 103 this week on sales 1,929 units vs 3,565 last week.  "Greatest Hits" drops 10 places from # 46 to # 56 on sales of 2,406 units vs 3,089.  To date, Rumours has sold 2,921,026 copies in the US since soundscan began tracking over the counter sales in November, 1991.  Greatest Hits has sold 4,519,558.  "Rumours" has been certified in the United States at 19x Platinum (units shipped) and Greatest Hits has been certified 8x Platinum (units shipped in the US). 

Re-entering the Top Digital Tracks Chart "Landslide" came in at # 58 selling 8,672 downloads vs 3,666  the previous week.  To date, Landslide has sold 793,114 copies.

Top Catalog Albums - Week Ending January 15, 2012 

Digital Tracks Catalog - Week Ending January 15, 2012 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fleetwood Mac Re-enter Billboard Top 200 Chart with 2 Albums this week

For the sales week ending January 8, 2012 significant enough sales in the U.S. were achieved by two Fleetwood Mac albums to re-enter Billboard Magazine's Top 200 albums chart date Janaury 21, 2012.

The Rumours episode on GLEE that originally aired back in May, 2011 was re-broadcast in the US this past week on January 3rd... Surely this must be the cause for the sales surge.  In 2011, the album sold at total of 144,000 copies (thanks in large part to "Glee") -- way more than the 48,000 it tallied in 2010 or 66,000 in 2009.

# 158 (-) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 196 (-) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

"Rumours" re-enters the Top 200 at # 158 with 3,565 units sold vs 1,946 units sold the previous week.  "Greatest Hits" shifted 3,089 units during the same period vs 2,297 the previous week and re-enters the chart at # 196.  

# 31 (200) Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
# 46 (137) Fleetwood Mac "Greatest Hits"

Over on the Top 200 Catalogue Charts, "Rumours" which had re-entered the chart last week at # 200 moves up to # 31.  "Greatest Hits" which also re-entered the chart last week at # 137 moves up to # 46.

Total accumulated sales since 1991 for "Rumours" is 2,919,097.  Total for "Greatest Hits" is 4,517,152

- Now if we could only see both Lindsey's and Stevie's new albums back on the chart!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Billboard Magazine: Lindsey Buckingham Goes ALL THE WAY DIY

Billboard Magazine (September 3rd issue)
We pose 6 questions to Fleetwood Mac icon, Lindsey Buckingham.

(mention on the cover - click to enlarge)

Things are starting to ramp up in the promotion dept. for Lindsey... We'll start seeing press and tv coverage over the next couple of weeks as the album release date nears.

Jerry Penacoli (Extra TV) met up with Lindsey today at his home and posted this photo to his facebook page saying that Lindsey sang his new single "Seeds We Sow" live acapella.

Also, Sandy Cohen of the Associated Press interviewed Lindsey at his home today... She tweeted that it was so cool to interview him as she has been listening to his music all her life thanks to her mother.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" - Week 6 on Billboards Top 200 Album Chart

In Billboard Magazines June 25th issue Stevie's "In Your Dreams" will be at # 87 on the Top 200 Albums Chart.  On the Top 200 Current Albums Chart the disc is at # 85 and on the the Top Rock Albums Chart it's at # 32.  No sales date is available at this time. 

# 87 - USA Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
# 85 - USA Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart
# 32 - USA Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart

Wk 1: #  6  - 5/21/11 - 52,418 Debut
Wk 2: # 16 - 5/28/11 - 20,400 Accumulated total = 72,818
Wk 3: # 24 - 6/04/11 - 15,500 Accumulated total = 88,318
Wk 4: # 47 - 6/11/11 - 9,933 Accumulated total = 98,251
Wk 5: # 59 - 6/18/11 - 7,470 Accumulated total = 105,721
Wk 6: # 87 - 6/25/11 - 5,547 Accumulated total = 111,268

'In Your Dreams' has already surpassed that of her last album "The Soundstage Sessions" which debuted at # 47 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart back in April, 2009.  That album dropped off after spending only 2 weeks on the chart.  Hopefully with the news this week of the 15 city tour beginning in August it spurs a little more interest in the album and sustains it.  I think it would be a really good time to get that second single movin'!  It's reportedly "For What It's Worth". 

Comparing 'In Your Dreams' to her last solo album 2001's Trouble in Shangri-la. TISL spent a total of 20 weeks on Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart:

Wk 1: #   5    - 5/19/01
Wk 2: #   9    - 5/26/01
Wk 3: # 20    - 6/02/01
Wk 4: # 30     - 6/09/01
Wk 5: # 37     - 6/16/01
Wk 6: # 52     - 6/23/01
Wk 7: # 54     - 6/30/01
Wk 8: # 82     - 7/07/01
Wk 9: # 94     - 7/14/01
Wk 10: # 95   - 7/21/01
Wk 11: # 109 - 7/28/01
Wk 12: # 112 - 8/04/01
Wk 13: # 105 - 8/11/01
Wk 14: # 122 - 8/18/01
Wk 15: # 142 - 8/25/01
Wk 16: # 150 - 9/01/01
Wk 17: # 152 - 9/08/01
Wk 18: # 167 - 9/15/01
Wk 19: # 154 - 9/22/01
Wk 20: # 172 - 9/29/01

Friday, June 03, 2011

Concert Gross Data: Stevie Nicks Las Vegas The Colosseum at Caesars

Stevie came in at # 81 on the most recent publication of the Top Concert Grosses... Another sold out show!

# 81 Stevie Nicks 
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14, 2011
4,073 / 4,073
1 / 1
$175, $135, $95, $49.50
Concerts West/AEG Live

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Billboard charts this week are set to incur a Mac attack.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" is primed to re-enter the Billboard 200, possibly within the top 30, while the band's Stevie Nicks could crash the top 10 with "In Your Dreams," her first studio album since 2001.

Concurrently, multiple "Glee" cast covers of tracks from "Rumours," unveiled on last Tuesday's (May 3) episode, are likely to dent the Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts to be released Thursday (May 12) on

While "Glee" paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac's seminal album last week, Nicks' latest bow further illustrates the band's three famed lead vocalists' successful solo careers.

Here is a look at five hits, over 30 years, that Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have scored while on break from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-enshrined legendary band.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stevie Nicks Calls New Album 'My Own Little 'Rumours''

Stevie Nicks says it wasn't her intention to take a decade between solo albums.

Nicks -- whose "In Your Dreams," the follow-up to 2001's "Trouble in Shangri-La," comes out May 3 -- tells that she was ready to start work on a solo set in 2005 after touring with Fleetwood Mac.

"I was definitely ready to do a record," Nicks recalls, "but the powers that be, the people that surrounded me, pretty much said, 'Don't bother. It's not a good time. The music business is in a terrible place. There's no money, and the Internet piracy is taking over.'

I didn't know what to say, because I'm not a computer person and I don't have a computer and I don't Facebook or whatever. So I just said, 'OK.' If I hadn't been so exhausted from 135 shows I might have bought back on that a little, but I just didn't."

The wait may have been worthwhile, however. Nicks calls making "In Your Dreams" with producer Dave Stewart (along with Glen Ballard) "the best year of my life" and refers to the new album as "my own little 'Rumours.'" The trio recorded the 13-track set at a house Nicks owns in Los Angeles, and though she has mostly written alone in the past, Nicks collaborated with Stewart on seven of "In Your Dreams' " songs.

"We wrote the song 'You May Be the One,' and my eyes instantly opened and I understood why Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote together -- because they each had something the other didn't have," explains Nicks, who gave Stewart a binder of 40 poems before they started working together. "And with Dave and me, he had thousands of chords and this amazing musical knowledge, and I had thousands of pages of poetry -- and I know six chords. It was like an amazing little meeting of the minds, and I immediately went, 'Well this is just great!' "

Some of the songs on "In Your Dreams" date back a ways in Nicks' life, including the first single, "Secret Love," which she wrote in 1975 about a love affair, and "Moonlight," which she also started in the mid-70s but finished after seeing the "Twilight: New Moon" film in 2009. Other collaborators on the album include guitarist Waddy Watchtel, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and Mick Fleetwood, while Nicks called upon Lindsey Buckingham to perform on and help her finish "Soldiers Angel," which she says "is truly my most sacred and revered song."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham Unveils New Material at L.A. Show
by Phil Gallo

Lindsey Buckingham unveiled the songs that will be on his September studio release, "Seeds We Sow," in an intimate concert Friday night (Apr. 22) that was filmed for broadcast and a DVD. Telling the audience at the 1,500-seat Saban Theater in Los Angeles, "I may have made my best work yet," Buckingham offered six songs from "Seeds We Sow" in a 19-song set that began with "Shut Us Down" and ended with the title track of the new album.

Throughout the evening, the Fleetwood Mac guitarist, singer and songwriter alternated between acoustic and electric guitar, playing solo and with his three-member band. There was never a moment, however, when his skills as a lead and rhythm guitarist were not the defining feature of a song, whether it was the still-hypnotic "Trouble," a grungy rendition of "Tusk" or a new tune with echoes of R.E.M. and the Psychedelic Furs.

"You must look for what is essential, what is the center, and that center is the guitar," he told the audience. "That child still lives within me."

Fleetwood Mac classics "I'm So Afraid," "Go Your Own Way" and "Second Hand News" made it into the set, alongside solo gems such as "Turn It On" and "Go Insane." In talking about his life as a father and husband, the 61-year-old Buckingham also drew a distinction between his hitmaking run in the 1970s and 80s and his self-financed new work.

"I live and work in two worlds," Buckingham explained. "On one hand, the big machine is Fleetwood Mac and other entities... and on the other hand, there's a small machine, the solo work." He went on to draw a comparison between studio movies and independent films, relating it to his world. "It is the small movies that feed the heart and allow us to take risks."

"Seeds We Sow" is Buckingham's third studio album in five years, a steady pace for a man who went nearly 14 years between solo releases. Formerly with Warner Music Group, Buckingham has not decided on how the new disc will be distributed.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fleetwood Mac back on Billboard Magazines Top 200 Album Chart

Fleetwood Mac's 1988 "Greatest Hits" album re-enters Billboard Magazines Top 200 Albums Chart at # 170.

Billboard Issue: April 30, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Heart & Soul By The Numbers...

The relatively short tour with Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks sharing a stage continues to roll across North America from East to West... Next stop is Phoenix on April 15th... Additions to this summary below are both the New York City shows on March 26th and April 6th at Madison Square Garden... Both shows were reported as sellouts by the promoter with a combined audience of 27,016 and gross revenue of $3,034,795.  Not bad for a couple nights work!  Click to enlarge.

"Secret Love" on the Charts... Update! + Various Nicks and Mac on itunes

Stevie's current single is about to drop off the Triple A Radio Play charts... With a decrease over last week in the number of times it was played at radio, this will likely be it's last week in the top 30.

On the Adult Contemporary charts she's down a postion to # 22 with radio plays flat for the week - but still maintains it's bullet.  Only one station picked up the track over the previous week up to the reporting deadline of April 11th.  The Oprah Effect isn't present here as this reporting period ended on Monday April 11th.  There should be some sort of effect on next weeks chart.

These charts will be published in Billboard April 23rd.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Billboard Boxscore: Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Philips Arena - Atlanta, GA

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks were # 12 on this weeks Billboard Boxscore 
with their Atlanta show on March 23rd.
Tickets Sold: 
Tickets Available: 
# of Shows: 1 / Sellout: 1
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $49.50
Promoter: Live Nation

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Secret Love on the Adult Rock Radio Charts + Updated Sales Figures For Stevie Nicks Catalogue

"Secret Love" will enter the Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 30 Chart this week at #29.


Hi Gary,

The legendary Stevie Nicks is releasing a new album soon. Could you please provide up-to-date sales totals for her albums?


John Irving
Austin, Texas
Hi John,

Nicks releases "In Your Dreams" May 3. The Nicks-written, Dave Stewart-produced first single "Secret Love" is bubbling under the Adult Contemporary chart.

In what should be a tour bursting with beloved hits, Nicks and Rod Stewart's "Heart & Soul" trek runs March 20 through April 23 (although the pair's April 15 show in Phoenix is the closest they'll come to Austin ...)

Here is a look at Nicks' album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan:

46,000, "The Soundstage Sessions" (2009)
348,000, "Crystal Visions... The Very Best of Stevie Nicks" (2007)
663,000, "Trouble in Shangri-La" (2001)
172,000, "The Enchanted Works of Stevie Nicks" (1998)
231,000, "Street Angel" (1994)
1,543,000, "Timespace: Best of Stevie Nicks" (1991)

Sales for albums released prior to the advent of SoundScan in 1991:
79,000, "The Other Side of the Mirror" (1989)
99,000, "Rock a Little" (1986)
200,000, "The Wild Heart" (1983)
855,000, "Bella Donna" (1981)

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), here are the certifications for Nicks' four pre-SoundScan era studio albums:

Platinum, "The Other Side of the Mirror"
Platinum, "Rock a Little"
2x Multi-Platinum, "The Wild Heart"
4x Multi-Platinum, "Bella Donna"

Nicks has collaborated on several songs with songwriter Rick Nowels, whose deep resume includes hits for Madonna, Belinda Carlisle and Colbie Caillat.

Nowels wrote three of my favorite Nicks songs: "I Can't Wait" (1986), "Two Kinds of Love," featuring Bruce Hornsby and Kenny G (1989), and "Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind" (1994).

In an e-mail last year, Nowels called "Two Kinds of Love" (which inexplicably failed to reach the Adult Contemporary chart upon its release as the second single from "The Other Side of the Mirror") "one of my faves too!"

"Madonna, Belinda, Stevie ... all goddesses of pop."

Monday, February 14, 2011


One big name on a red-hot hit is great, but sometimes two superstar voices come together in an inspired pairing that is truly special. With Valentine's Day's celebration of couples in mind, our experts dove into over 50 years of Hot 100 hits to single out the biggest songs by two singers to ever hit the chart. So grab a box of chocolates, dim the lights, cozy up to that special someone and turn up the speakers as we count down the hottest duets of all time.