1. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  2. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out…

  3. Kelly Rowland, 'Talk A Good Game': Track-By-Track Review

    June 17, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Kelly Rowland finally comes into her own on "Talk A Good Game," her most focused, consistent and honest album to date. Picking up where 2011’s "Here I Am" left off, the singer's new album has an additional layer of honesty and openness courtesy of her most…

  4. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

    June 12, 2013 2:00 PM EDT The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, zips 6-1 to become Thicke's first Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, Ariana Grande returns to the top 10 at a new peak and Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 11 Robin Thicke scores his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and…

  5. Queens of the Stone Age Get First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 12, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 0 Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" debuts at No. 3 on the Digital Songs chart As forecast last week, rock band Queens of the Stone Age earns its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The group's new album, ". . . Like Clockwork," opens atop the…

  6. Chart Highlights: Nine Inch Nails Soar Onto Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs Charts

    June 10, 2013 6:25 PM EDT Newly signed to Columbia Records, the act's new single blasts in, previewing its album 'Hesitation Marks,' due Sept. 3 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…

  7. Janelle Monáe: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 07, 2013 1:15 PM EDT "The Electric Lady" -- The album that will turn the singer from iconoclast to icon This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue  of Billboard. Wondaland smells like sugar cookies. No one is baking in the towering Atlanta home, though there is a…

  8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Robin Thicke Reaches Top 10

    June 05, 2013 2:29 PM EDT The duo maintains its command for a fifth week with 'Can't Hold Us,' while 'Blurred Lines' soars upward. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke,…

  9. Daft Punk Scores Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 05, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Alice in Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix all make Top 5 debuts. Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set shifts another 93,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's down 73% in its…

  10. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Zach Sobiech Debuts

    May 29, 2013 3:00 PM EDT The duo reigns for a fourth frame with 'Can't Hold Us'; Justin Timberlake and Florida Georgia Line set milestones; and the touching story of the late Sobiech makes its way to the chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spend a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with …

  12. Daft Punk Leads Debut-Filled Top Four on Billboard 200 Album Chart

    May 29, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Darius Rucker, The National and French Montana all see new albums arrive on the albums chart Led by Daft Punk at No. 1, the entire top four on the Billboard 200 albums chart are debuts this week. The dance/electronic duo sees its new "Random Access Memories" launch at atop the…

  13. Chart Highlights: Stone Temple Pilots Make Return Flight To Rock Radio

    May 27, 2013 5:00 PM EDT The band is back with its first chart entry since 2010 - and with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals. Plus, new No. 1s for Daft Punk, J. Cole and Banda Carnaval Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  14. The Decemberists Starting to Work on New Material

    May 22, 2013 4:16 PM EDT The Decemberists are in the very early stages of crafting the follow-up to 2011's "The King Is Dead," according to drummer John Moen. "We’re starting very, very, very quietly and timidly starting recording," Moen said. "By the end of the year we'll have…

  15. 'Can't' Stop Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Atop Hot 100

    May 22, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The duo dominates for a third week with 'Can't Hold Us'; Daft Punk scores its first top 10; and Justin Timberlake rules at radio After performing their breakthrough Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Thrift Shop" on the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 19), Macklemore…

  16. Vampire Weekend Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT George Strait, Demi Lovato also notch Top 5 debuts on this week's chart. As forecast , Vampire Weekend notches its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Modern Vampires of the City" debuts atop the list this week. The set sold 134,000 copies in its first week,…

  17. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Love' Lifts To No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 20, 2013 5:55 PM EDT 0 Plus, Wale, the Neighbourhood and Marc Anthony log new leaders 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 below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com…

  18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Billboard Cover Story

    May 17, 2013 2:00 PM EDT They aren't just making records, they're setting them: biggest-selling download of 2013, the first duo to send their first two singles to No. 1 on the Hot 100. And they've done it all their way This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week's issue of…

  19. Fun.'s Nate Ruess Talks Skrillex, 'Gangnam Style,' & More in Billboard Music Awards Q&A

    May 16, 2013 7:54 AM EDT With the 2013 Billboard Music Awards rapidly approaching, we caught up with BBMA finalist Nate Ruess of breakout band Fun. to help recount the incredible high points, new discoveries and memorable moments that caught his ears during the past 12 months. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA…

  20. Lady Antebellum Scores Third No. 1 Album, 'Gatsby' Debuts Strong at No. 2

    May 15, 2013 1:45 PM EDT "Now 46," Pistol Annies, Rod Stewart also notch Top 10 debuts this week. Country trio Lady Antebellum earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as its new "Golden" debuts with 167,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly better than…

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