1. 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…

  2. Selena Gomez Bumps Justin Bieber From No. 1 on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna , the Black Eyed Peas , Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber . But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez . And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, out of the top…

  3. Mumford & Sons, Jason Aldean Lead Non-Pop Albums at 2011 Midpoint

    July 07, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011, while artists like folk act Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, is Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid…

  4. Beyonce Experimented 'With Everything' On '4,' Says Engineer

    June 17, 2011 1:20 PM EDT The go-to recording engineer for Beyoncé is Toronto native Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young. He's sitting in a spacious studio at New York's new $3.5 million Jungle City Studios, talking about his unlikely road to working on one of the most anticipated albums of 2011, Beyoncé'…

  5. Justin Bieber Returns to Social 50 Summit, Lady Gaga Slips to No. 4

    June 16, 2011 2:55 PM EDT After six weeks at No. 1, Lady Gaga drops to No. 4, handing the Social 50 crown back to Justin Bieber (3-1). As the frenzy around the release of her album "Born This Way" calms, she saw declines in plays (-32%), views (-60%) and fans (-15%) across all monitored social networks and…

  6. Rihanna Climbs Up the Social 50 Thanks to 'Down'

    June 09, 2011 5:55 PM EDT In the Social 50 chart's top 10 this week, Rihanna climbs 4-2 thanks to the buzz surrounding the release of her latest music video, "Man Down." The clip, which premiered on June 1, has brought in 12 million Vevo views (earning a 51% week-over-week gain). In the short, the…

  7. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut on Social 50 Chart

    June 02, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." He appeared on both the "Late Show With David Letterman" Web concert series "Live on…

  8. Marc Anthony, Los Tigres del Norte Top Latin Chart Debuts

    June 02, 2011 1:29 PM EDT L os Tigres del Norte's "MTV Unplugged," a daring set that brings pop and rock to the regional Mexican stars' traditional norteño music, debuts at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart this week. The "Unplugged" set features pairings with Paulina Rubio…

  9. Billboard, Telemundo Partner for First-Ever Regional Mexican Music Awards Show on Network TV

    May 17, 2011 11:42 AM EDT Telemundo has signed a new multi-year deal with Billboard to present the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards and to expand the companies' alliances into different musical areas. Aside from the successful Billboard Latin Music Awards, the agreement will now include the new Premios…

  10. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

  11. Beastie Boys 'Make Some Noise' on Social 50 Chart

    May 05, 2011 3:15 PM EDT B eastie Boys enter the Social 50 at No. 44 for the first time thanks to the arrival of their video for "Make Some Noise." The star-studded clip drove a 191% increase in week-over-week views and a 96% lift in overall plays across all monitored social networks. To date, "Make…

  12. Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias Among Top Performers at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2011 12:37 AM EDT There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Not just because he opened with a romantic, soft and laser-lit performance of not one but two songs and then went on to win nine awards, including the top honor Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album…

  13. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Big Winners at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 28, 2011 11:00 PM EDT After a year that saw pop going bigger than ever, it's perhaps not surprising that two crossover superstars -- Enrique Iglesias and Shakira -- were the big winners at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Leading the fray with nine honors was Iglesias, while Shakira followed with six…

  14. Don Omar Discusses 'Big Vast Social Network' at Billboard Latin Music Conference

    April 27, 2011 8:23 AM EDT MIAMI -- Reggaeton star and web phenomenon Don Omar isn't just an artist these days. He also runs a record label, and attributes a large part of his success to navigating social media platforms as a way of reaching millions of fans globally. Needless to say, the web has been essential…

  15. Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Trevi to Perform at Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 08, 2011 7:11 PM EDT E nrique Iglesias , Luis Fonsi , Christian Castro , Jencarlos Canela and Gloria Trevi have been added to the roster of stars performing later this month at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami Beach. The singers join the recently announced performances by Maná , Pitbull , Camila ,…

  16. Gerado Ortiz Scores No. 1 Latin Album After Surviving Shooting Attempt

    April 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT Up and coming regional Mexican artist Gerardo Ortiz , known for his narcocorridos that chronicle Mexico's drug wars, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart barely two weeks after surviving an ambush attempt in Mexico that left his cousin and business manager dead.…

  17. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival in its tenth year. Buffalo Springfield'…

  18. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 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 every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  19. Chart Highlights: Pop, Rap Songs & More

    January 24, 2011 4:45 PM EST 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 every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

  20. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

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