1. Kreayshawn Explodes Onto the Social 50 Chart

    August 04, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 at No. 35 thanks to her continuing building buzz and the growth in popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" video on YouTube. It has amassed over 8 million views since it was uploaded on May 16. More recently, her follow-up song,…

  2. Britney Spears Bounds Into Hot 100's Top 10, LMFAO Still No. 1

    August 03, 2011 4:45 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , to be released tomorrow (Aug. 4) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10, "I Wanna Go," from her album "Femme Fatale,"…

  3. Eric Church Lands First No. 1 Album, Amy Winehouse Continues to Climb

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure that expected). The debut marks the artist's first topper on not just…

  4. Katy Perry Notches Record Fifth No. 1 From 'Teenage Dream' On Pop Songs

    August 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to generate five No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song follows "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , the…

  5. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  6. Bad Meets Evil Hits Top 10 on Hot 100, LMFAO Still No. 1

    July 27, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees Pitbull 's former Hot 100 No. 1 "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo , Afrojack and Nayer, dips 2-3. The song spends a third week atop Radio Songs (152 million, down 2%) and slides 6-7 on Digital Songs (127,000, down 7%)…

  7. Amy Winehouse Returns to Top 10 of Billboard 200, Adele Back at No. 1

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele 's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for an 11th non-consecutive week (up two slots with 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black" at No. 9 (37,000; up 3…

  8. Adele Stays Atop U.K. Album Chart, Amy Winehouse Posts Big Gains

    July 25, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Adele started her 18th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart with "21" (XL Recordings) yesterday (Sunday), as The Wanted's "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal) notched a second week at the singles summit. Amy Winehouse 's catalog showed a swift sales spurt…

  9. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ADULT …

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Jason Aldean, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Harry Potter'

    July 22, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 'STAY,' I MISSED YOU: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Three of the most accomplished bands in the almost 23-year history of Billboard's HARRY POTTER AND THE HIGHEST-CHARTING SOUNDTRACK: The final "Harry Potter" movie roared to a record-breaking opening last weekend, scoring the…

  11. Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album

    July 21, 2011 5:10 PM EDT After a two-year hiatus, Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul has returned with a new single, "Got 2 Love U," that hit iTunes on Tuesday (July 19). Produced by Stargate and featuring Roc Nation singer Alexis Jordan , the track finds Paul pairing his distinct flow with dark, sultry…

  12. Katy Perry, Adele, Kanye West Lead 2011 MTV VMA Nominees

    July 20, 2011 11:13 PM EDT With four different videos garnering a total of nine nominations, Katy Perry leads the field for the 28th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among the nods, Perry, who dropped in on MTV to help announce this year's contenders, finds her explosive clip "Firework" in the…

  13. LMFAO Still Atop Hot 100, Demi Lovato Debuts In Top 10

    July 20, 2011 3:40 PM EDT LMFAO spends its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 21) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem" (feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), while Demi Lovato scores her first top 10 debut, as "Skyscraper" soars in at No. 10. "Party"…

  14. T-Pain Ditches Auto-Tune: 'You Can't Stick with One Thing Forever'

    July 20, 2011 11:51 AM EDT Auto-Tune really is dead for T-Pain on his upcoming album, "rEVOLVEr." The Atlanta MC tells Billboard.com that he's ditching the audio production software that dominated his previous three albums in favor of technology of his own invention -- The T-Pain Effect, a joint venture…

  15. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While in his decade-long chart career, he's…

  16. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Sherwood Schwartz

    July 14, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 'ROLLING' THUNDER: "Deep" has depth. With a title like "Rolling in the Deep," '21' = 20, '4' = 1: The dominance of "Rolling in the Deep" has helped Adele's parent album "21" remain in the top three of the Billboard 200…

  18. LMFAO Keeps 'Party' Rocking Atop Hot 100

    July 13, 2011 3:30 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.com, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne 's "How to Love" and OneRepublic 's "Good Life" claims the…

  19. Beyonce's '4' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Lloyd Snags Top Debut

    July 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's an exceptionally quiet week on both the Billboard 200 albums and Digital Songs charts. On the former, Beyonce 's "4" continues to reign at No. 1 for a second week, selling 115,000 (down 63%), while LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem" (featuring Lauren Bennett…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Beyonce, LMFAO, Katy Perry

    July 08, 2011 1:05 PM EDT '4' SCORES: Beyonce and Adele are doing quite a number on the Billboard 200. Beyonce's new leader "4" roars in at No. 1, a spot above Adele's former 10-week topper "21." Despite the titles' lock on the Billboard 200's top two spots, just nine…

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