1. Usher's 'OMG' Stands Pat Atop Hot 100, Miley Tames Top 10

    May 27, 2010 11:00 AM EDT U sher continues his Billboard Hot 100 dominance as "OMG" rolls to a third non-consecutive week atop the chart. The title also reclaims the No. 1 spot on the Digital Songs tally with 236,000 downloads (down 2%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, after last topping that list three…

  2. Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 7:57 PM EDT While the record industry's glory days may never return, the summer blockbuster release schedule, which fell out of favor when Justin was still dating Britney, is back in a big way, with banner releases in each genre. From Disturbed to Katy Perry to Drake, fans have plenty of reasons to…

  3. Katy Perry: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 4:49 PM EDT Teenage Dream (Capitol, Aug. 24) When Katy Perry released her debut solo album, "One of the Boys," in June 2008, her musical peer group-cool big-sister types who titillate the training-bra set without threatening them-was in a dormant phase. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera…

  4. Chart Beat Wednesday: Katy Perry, Usher, Muse

    May 26, 2010 2:35 PM EDT NORTHERN 'CALIFORNIA': Katy Perry 's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , registers the Pop Songs chart's greatest gain in airplay in more than five years, blasting from No. 23 to 12. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow on billboard.com). The track,…

  5. 'Glee' Stops the Show at No. 1, Stones Come in Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 1:58 PM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 recently with "The Power of Madonna,"…

  6. Nicole Scherzinger Wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

    May 26, 2010 11:26 AM EDT Singer Nicole Scherzinger tangoed and jived her way to ballroom stardom on Tuesday, winning a tight contest on "Dancing With the Stars" and ending a season that by most measures was the TV show's best yet. Olympic gold medalist skater Evan Lysacek wound up second and sports…

  7. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  8. Usher's Back Atop Hot 100; Katy Perry Comes Close With Top Debut

    May 20, 2010 11:18 AM EDT After being bumped from the top for a week by Eminem 's "Not Afraid," Usher bounds back to No. 1 for a second frame with "OMG." Usher's track earns the Airplay Gainer for a fifth consecutive week, up 22.9 million listener impressions to 114 million, according to…

  9. Katy Perry Tops Digital Chart, Album Sales Slump

    May 19, 2010 3:24 PM EDT In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Katy Perry 's new single "California Girls" is set to top the Digital Songs chart this, while last week's No. 1, Eminem 's "Not Afraid," falls to No. 4. Albums had a slow week, with…

  10. Chart Beat Wednesday: The Script's Epic Journey

    May 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT RECORD-'BREAK'ER: The Script rewrites history on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where "Breakeven" completes a record-setting 36-week rise to the summit with a 2-1 lift. The song debuted at the chart's anchor spot, No. 40, on the list dated Sept.…

  11. Bieber's Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 11:12 AM EDT J ustin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the second-lowest week at No. 1 since SoundScan&…

  12. Pop Songs: Where The Boys Are

    May 18, 2010 2:05 PM EDT The revolving door atop Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart ushers in another rookie male artist, as Taio Cruz rises 3-1 with his introductory track "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris . The British-born Cruz commands the list a week after B.o.B became the 12th lead…

  13. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  14. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 1:56 PM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the record. Melua's fourth album is released by Dramatico May 24 in the U.K.…

  15. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Interpol, Blur and More

    May 11, 2010 6:47 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Lil Wayne has been caught with unauthorized electronics in his jail cell, according to a Village Voice report . A search turned up headphones and a charger, and prison officials found his iPod in a…

  16. Butch Walker Busy With Music, Memoir On The Road

    May 11, 2010 12:05 PM EDT Musician and producer Butch Walker is "about halfway done" with a memoir that he says will offer some insight into a career of making music, both on his own and for other, more celebrated friends. "It's not all just sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll," the Georgia…

  17. 'American Idol' Recap: Clouds Gather For Casey James After "Blue Skies"

    May 04, 2010 9:20 PM EDT I'm looking forward to Frank Sinatra night -- not just because it's mentored by the awesome Harry Connick Jr. , but because the retro/big band theme nights generally give someone unexpected a chance to shine. (Howdy, Kelly Clarkson !) I also will try to make it through this entire…

  18. Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani Wear High Fashions to Met Gala

    May 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT K aty Perry , Taylor Swift , M.I.A. , Justin Timberlak e and Gwen Stefani were among the music stars that took to the red carpet for one of fashion's biggest annual events -- the Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala -- Monday (May 3) in New York. See Photos of Music Stars…

  19. 'American Idols Live! 2010' Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2010 1:45 PM EDT By the time the tour kicks off this summer, one of the 10 "American Idol" finalists will have been crowned the winner, but the entire bunch will hit the road on the "American Idols Live! 2010" tour, it was announced today (Apr. 28). The 49-city tour will debut on July 1 in…

  20. Amy Winehouse Bruises Ribs In Fall At Home

    April 27, 2010 7:17 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is being treated for bruised ribs at a London clinic after falling at home. The singer's spokesman says Winehouse also suffered a cut above her eye after she tripped and fell at her north London house on Saturday. Spokesman Chris Goodman said Tuesday (April 27) that the 26…

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