1. Andrea Bocelli, Tegan and Sara Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 02, 2013 7:45 AM EST A number of high entries will join Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" in the top 10. While Justin Bieber 's "Believe Acoustic" seems a lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, there should be a number of other high entries from a range…

  2. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  3. Gary Allan Tops Country Albums and Songs Charts, Randy Houser Bows

    January 31, 2013 8:09 PM EST Allan's "Set You Free" marks his third No. 1 on the Country Albums chart. Veteran singer Gary Allan blows the dust off his chart stats with his biggest Nielsen SoundScan week, his first leader on the Billboard 200 and his first chart-topper in more than eight years on Country…

  4. Gary Allan Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    January 30, 2013 10:35 AM EST Country singer Gary Allan notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as "Set You Free," his ninth studio album, debuts atop the list with 106,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It grants him his best sales week ever, surpassing the 99,000 start of "Tough All…

  5. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Dance/Club Play Songs: Chart Highlights

    January 28, 2013 3:19 PM EST Bieber scores his first leader on the list. Gary Allan, meanwhile, takes over top Country Airplay and Lady Antebellum soars onto the survey in with 'Downtown.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  6. 'Grammy Nominees' Album Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 26, 2013 10:00 AM EST The set gathers tracks from Adele, Mumford & Sons and more of this year's top nominees. The long-running "Grammy Nominees" compilation album series should earn its 12th top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. The star-studded "2013 Grammy Nominees" set could bow…

  7. Gary Allan Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 25, 2013 2:15 AM EST The country star will land the chart-topping set with "Set You Free." After a Billboard chart career that dates back to 1996, country singer Gary Allan is on course for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.   Industry sources suggest that his new release, "Set You…

  8. The Band Perry 'Dig' Up Another No. 1 on Country Songs Chart

    January 24, 2013 5:40 PM EST Another trio, Lady Antebellum, tee up a radio smash with "Downtown" The Band Perry collects its third No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Better Dig Two" climbs 3-1. The sibling trio previously reigned with "If I Die Young" (Dec. 11, 2010) and …

  9. Florida Georgia Line Interrupts Taylor Swift on Country Charts, Again

    January 10, 2013 2:50 AM EST Swift Earns Streaming Gainer Honors Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" sails to the top of Billboard's Country Songs chart once again, logging a fourth total week at No. 1. The duo had previously interrupted Taylor Swift's 10-week No. 1 run with "We Are Never Ever…

  10. Chart Highlights: Rolling Stones Debut On Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 07, 2013 6:15 PM EST When the group's frontman has the original moves like Jagger, it shouldn't be too surprising to find them on the tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed…

  11. The Year In Bubbling Under

    December 27, 2012 9:05 AM EST A look back at 10 breakout acts whose chart action Billboard heralded early on. In March, Billboard premiered the weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100. The idea was to spotlight up-and-coming acts on the…

  12. Gary Allan Cracks Top 10, Cassadee Pope Has 'Stupid' Debut

    December 20, 2012 4:50 PM EST Gary Allan cracks the Country Airplay top 10 for the first time in exactly five years, as "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" leaps 12-9 in its 16th chart week. He most recently entered the upper tier when "Watching Airplanes" rose 13-10 on the chart dated Dec. 29, 2007 (this…

  13. Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Radio Airplay Drop-Off Steadying After Initial Plunge

    December 19, 2012 7:54 PM EST As Billboard previously reported, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), Ke$ha 's "Die Young" has dropped in radio airplay. A look at the last two days of airplay, monitored by Nielsen…

  14. Gary Allan Offers Free Song With Sandy Donation

    December 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST Many people in the northeast section of the United States have been affected by the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, and those events have moved country star Gary Allan beyond words - so he's trying to help with his music - and video. The clip for his latest single, "Every Storm …

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips Finds His 'Home' At No. 1

    November 16, 2012 11:05 AM EST How the singer/songwriter overcame adult alternative radio's skittishness about championing an 'American Idol' artist. "Home" wasn't originally where rock radio programmers' hearts were. TWO SHADES OF RED: With a debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, Ne-Yo &…

  16. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Cruise Up Country Charts

    November 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Greg Bates Scores First Country Airplay Top 10 With 'Did It for the Girl' Luke Bryan scores his fifth overall and third consecutive leader on the Country Airplay tally, as "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" steps 2-1, interrupting a two-week stand at the summit for Lee Brice's …

  17. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    September 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The singer/actress scores her first leader on the list with 'Give Your Heart a Break.' Plus, new No. 1s for Neon Trees, Usher and Little Big Town. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  18. 615 Artist Spotlight: DeeAnn Dominy

    August 22, 2012 5:55 PM EDT There's an old saying that in Texas, they do things in a big way. DeeAnn Dominy is a first-rate example of this fact, as the Lone Star state native has received her share of critical acclaim in 2012, thanks to her debut EP, "Based On A True Story." She tells Billboard that the…

  19. Vocal Problems: Why So Many Artists Struggle To Stay at Full Volume

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Imagine Dragons has a hit single on rock radio and a hotly anticipated album hitting stores in less than a month. Too bad the group's singer can't utter a word. The Las Vegas alt-rock band's frontman, Dan Reynolds, underwent surgery in early August to remove a polyp on his…

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