1. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Returns to U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    January 13, 2014 4:46 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) moved…

  2. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  3. Beyonce Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST After a one-week vacation from the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyonce is heading back to No. 1. The diva's self-titled set could sell around 85,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to industry forecasters. If it returns to No. 1,…

  4. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 11:41 AM EST With his new debut, the Dutch DJ claims the most titles in the tally's history. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha top Dance Club Songs and Bastille and Avicii make moves Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix…

  5. Pharrell Gets 'Happy' With Debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:24 PM EST "Happy" marks singer/producer's first stop on the chart as a solo artist since 2006 After posting four songs on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a featured artist in 2013 -- including 17 weeks at No. 1 with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” -- Pharrell Williams opens 2014 with his own…

  6. Disclosure, Bastille, David Bowie Lead Brit Awards: Full Nominees List

    January 09, 2014 2:46 PM EST David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release in a decade, "The Next Day." Related Articles No. 14…

  7. Stevie Nicks on Her 'Fantastic' 'American Horror Story: Coven' Cameo (VIDEO)

    January 08, 2014 7:49 PM EST While rock superstar Stevie Nicks appears in the latest episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" (airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m.), don't expect to see Nicks add "actress" to her resume any time soon. "As far as being an actress?" Nicks tells…

  8. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "Frozen" is the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach No. 1 in the chart's 58-year history. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen…

  9. Katy Perry to Guest Curate Madonna's Art for Freedom Project

    January 07, 2014 6:12 PM EST Madonna has tapped Katy Perry as guest curator for Art for Freedom, her online public art project that encourages artists to submit videos, music, poetry and photographs to express their take on freedom. Over the course of this month, Perry will work with Madonna to select an artist "…

  10. 'Country Faith' Book, Album Shines Light on Other Sides of Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and More Nashville Stars

    January 06, 2014 9:50 AM EST As an award-winning journalist and author, Deborah Evans Price has interviewed just about every major recording artist in the business. However, her latest project, the book "Country Faith," offers her a chance to stray from the normal questions she might ask, as she talks with…

  11. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Lands First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 3:09 AM EST   “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the album bestsellers for the first time, in its…

  12. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalize…

  13. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2014 5:15 PM EST Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the animated feature's companion album could sell over 140,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 5. That could be enough to bump the current No. 1…

  14. What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

    January 03, 2014 4:15 PM EST Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Dec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013. Displaying…

  15. Eminem's 'Monster' Posts Biggest Sales Week Yet

    January 03, 2014 1:30 PM EST In its ninth week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Eminem's "The Monster" takes home Digital Gainer honors thanks to a 123% increase to 433,000 downloads, its best week yet according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ending on Dec. 29. The Rihanna-assisted…

  16. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 6:49 PM EST Final sales totals are in; how did 2013 stack up against previous years? Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively,…

  17. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 for a Fourth Week; Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:46 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a fourth week at No. 1 on…

  18. Beyonce Leads for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 02, 2014 12:54 PM EST Beyoncé's self-titled album racks up a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the longest run at No. 1 for any album since last April. "Beyoncé" sold another 310,000 copies during the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen SoundScan, down 17% compared with the…

  19. Taylor Swift Named 2013's Tennessean of the Year

    December 30, 2013 7:41 PM EST Nashville award has been given to Amy Grant, Dolly Parton in the past Taylor Swift has topped another list of 2013's best. The singer has been named Tennessean of the Year for 2013 by Nashville's The Tennessean newspaper. Besides praising the Grammy winner's musical milestones …

  20. Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams Lead Final U.K. Sales Charts For 2013

    December 30, 2013 7:12 AM EST Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin…

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