1. Amber Holcomb Eliminated as 'American Idol' Field Is Whittled to Three

    May 02, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Amber Holcomb overcame early confidence issues to become a singer fairly sure of herself and her abilities on the 12th season of "American Idol," vaulting her into the top four of the singing competition. However, an up-and-down Wednesday night (May 1) of performances and a…

  2. 'American Idol' Recap: Candice Glover, Angie Miller Pull to Front on Top Four Do-Over

    May 02, 2013 1:10 PM EDT All of the finalists on this season of "American Idol" have been called a great number of things. In the case of many, cries of "old-fashioned" have abounded; despite their young age, the song choices and overall vibe of certain contestants have caused a disconnect. One…

  3. P!nk Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100, While Rihanna Rules at Radio

    May 01, 2013 2:16 PM EDT 'Just Give Me a Reason' claims a third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while Macklemore & Lewis log their second Digital Songs leader and Rihanna scores a milestone No. 1 on Radio Songs P!nk tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a…

  4. Chance the Rapper Talks 'Acid Rap' Mixtape & Navigating Major Labels

    May 01, 2013 1:03 PM EDT "My plan is to get in people’s face as hard as Chief Keef did, possibly harder." – Chance the Rapper In high school, Chance the Rapper was the kid with the backpack full of CDs, hustling in hallways, foisting his latest mixtape on unsuspecting classmates. Now he plays coy in…

  5. Michael Buble Tops Billboard 200, Fantasia Arrives at No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with the arrival of "To Be Loved." The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Buble's last album, 2011's "…

  6. Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga Among Webby Award Winners

    April 30, 2013 8:58 PM EDT Ocean was named person of the year, while indie musician Grimes was named the Webbys' artist of the year. Netflix's groundbreaking "House of Cards" may be the first digital series nominated for a best drama Emmy. But it will start with a Webby. The Webby Awards are…

  7. Chart Highlights: Wale, Tiara Thomas Rule R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    April 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT The rapper scores his second leader on the list, while Thomas hits No. 1 with her first entry. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk (as previously reported), Calvin Harris and Thompson Square. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top…

  8. TV on the Radio, Phosphorescent Shine at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival: Live Review

    April 29, 2013 4:17 PM EDT The Brooklyn Academy of Music buzzed with the commotion of a couple thousand local music lovers who pushed the stately venue to capacity on the last night of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. The crowd, now well accustomed to the environment, diffused through all three venues at BAM -- the…

  9. P!nk Sets Mark For Most Adult Pop Songs No. 1s

    April 29, 2013 10:35 AM EDT In posting her eighth leader, she passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for the most No. 1s in the chart's 17-year history. P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a…

  10. Pink, Pitbull, Rihanna: Whose Top 10 Duet Is Best?

    April 24, 2013 2:50 PM EDT 0 Vote now! Spring 2013 has been the season of the male/female duet -- birds are chirping, temperatures are slowly rising, and the top of the Hot 100 chart is littered with hit singles that feature two star vocalists trading verses. P!nk, Rihanna and Pitbull have all crashed the…

  11. Marianas Trench's Josh Ramsay On Band's U.S. Breakthrough, Crafting 'Call Me Maybe'

    April 24, 2013 1:55 PM EDT The man behind Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit hopes to guide his pop-rock band to similar stateside success. Though they might not realize it, U.S. pop fans are already very familiar with the work of Josh Ramsay: after all, the Canadian singer-songwriter (second from left, above)…

  12. P!nk Remains Atop Hot 100, PSY Enters Top 10

    April 24, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "Just Give Me a Reason" logs a second week at No. 1, while PSY sends his newest viral, and sales, hit, "Gentleman," into the top tier P!nk spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate…

  13. Fall Out Boy Tops Kid Cudi on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 24, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "Save Rock and Roll" trumps Kid Cudi's "Indicud" to give FOB its second chart-topper. One rock band replaces another atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Fall Out Boy's "Save Rock and Roll" debuts at No. 1, bumping last week's champ,…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift Ties For 10th-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits All-Time

    April 19, 2013 8:29 PM EDT The singer tallies her 41st top 40 Hot 100 hit, lifting her into a 10th-place tie among acts with the most such entries in the chart's history. Plus, P!nk marks a new career milestone. As "Highway Don't Care," with Tim McGraw, rolls 42-25 on the Billboard Hot 100,…

  15. P!nk Powers to No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Just Give Me A Reason'

    April 17, 2013 3:52 PM EDT The singer scores her fourth chart-topper, while Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato each jump into the top 10. Plus, PSY starts just out of the top tier with 'Gentleman' P!nk notches her fourth No. 1 on the on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just Give Me a Reason,"…

  16. Paramore Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 17, 2013 8:38 AM EDT Rock group starts in top spot while Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Tyga are among Top 10 debuts. Rock band Paramore nabs its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week, beating out Brad Paisley, who debuts at No. 2. The former's self-titled set starts with 106,000…

  17. 'Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Denied No. 1 on UK Singles Chart

    April 14, 2013 3:39 PM EDT Duke Dumont's "Need U (100%)" bests controversial anti-Margaret Thatcher campaign. Also, Paramore has top album The highly controversial campaign to get "Ding! Dong! The Witch Is Dead," by the "Wizard of Oz" Film Cast to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart has…

  18. Ding Dong: Inside the UK Campaign to Make an Anti-Thatcher Song No. 1

    April 12, 2013 11:12 AM EDT UPDATE 4/12: BBC Radio will not play the full "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" song during the Official Chart Show on Sunday, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper announced. Instead they will play a clip as part of a news item about the "Wizard of Oz" track, which has been…

  19. Bruno Mars Lands Fifth Hot 100 No. 1 With 'When I Was Your Man'

    April 10, 2013 12:25 PM EDT The singer has tallied his first five No. 1s faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. The ascent also results in just the second No. 1 ever for a song featuring only piano and vocals Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" advances 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting the…

  20. Justin Timberlake’s '20/20' Extends U.K. Chart Reign

    April 08, 2013 7:50 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Need U (100%)” …

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