Rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration for "Got Money" featuring T-Pain.
Song placements on TV shows are key for new or established artist that are looking to grow their fanbase, according to a panel at the opening day of the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference.
The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore set, Andrea Bocelli's new studio release and Brad Paisley's mostly instrumental effort . . . Others that start high this week include Sarah Brightman, Shiny Toy Guns and Harry Connick Jr. . . . In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Taylor Swift, Enya and Incubus.