1. "Let It Be" Leads Beatles Digital Debut

    November 24, 2010 5:12 PM EST The Beatles ' much-ballyhooed arrival in Apple's iTunes Store makes waves on Billboard's charts as a number of the Fab Four's singles and albums dot our tallies. All told, the group sold 1.42 million tracks last week in the U.S. and a further 119,000 digital albums…

  2. Rihanna Breaks Pop Songs No. 1 Record

    November 22, 2010 11:05 AM EST R ihanna rewrites the mark for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Only Girl (In the World)" rises 2-1. The song is Rihanna's seventh Pop Songs leader, pushing the singer - and 2010 American Music Award winner - past Beyonce…

  3. Violens, "Amoral"

    November 19, 2010 5:20 PM EST One could fashion a drinking game of "spot the influence" for Violens ' debut, "Amoral." And be assured that all participants would wind up pretty blotto by the time the album's 12 tracks finish. But be equally assured that the Brooklyn trio manages to put enough…

  4. George Strait Scores 83rd Country Songs Top 10

    November 17, 2010 2:05 PM EST STRAIT TALK: George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "The Breath You Take" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 83rd top 10 on the list, a sum second only to Arnold's 92, which the late legend…

  5. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA Awards

    November 10, 2010 11:20 PM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert 's and Blake Shelton 's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed two. But an emotional Paisley, a young gun…

  6. Nelly's 'Dream' Makes No. 1 A Reality

    November 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST SWEET 'DREAM': Nelly extends his lead for most Pop Songs No. 1s among rappers, as "Just a Dream" rises 2-1. The song is the hip-hop star's fifth No. 1, distancing him further from Eminem , who ranks second with three rap toppers. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow …

  7. Lil Wayne Q&A: His Letter From Jail

    November 01, 2010 3:58 PM EDT Lil Wayne will be a free man on Thursday (Nov. 4) and as we count down the days to his release, the self-professed best rapper alive has taken the time to write The Juice readers an exclusive letter from the pen. Among other things, the note reveals that Wayne might be releasing a mixtape…

  8. Taylor Swift: By-The-Numbers

    October 26, 2010 9:05 AM EDT Upon the release of Taylor Swift 's third studio album, "Speak Now," Chart Beat looks at the numerous records that the star country singer/songwriter/producer has already set since her arrival just more than four years ago. Swift first graced a Billboard tally when her debut…

  9. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues the format's rookie male domination, as …

  10. Sean Lennon Forms New Band with Girlfriend, Goes 'Acoustic'

    October 15, 2010 4:37 PM EDT S ean Lennon is excited about his new band, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, really. The only reason a yawn punctuates the end of every sentence is that he just got off a red-eye to Paris, and he has to go to rehearsal for a fashion party, and he's still recovering from a show he played…

  11. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 2

    October 13, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  12. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably, the "Glee" ensemble has covered…

  13. Leftovers From Last Week: 'Glee,' Santana, Akon

    October 05, 2010 1:05 PM EDT With last week's charts bursting with numerous notable achievements , headlined by Zac Brown Band , Nelly and Kenny Chesney , here is a recap of a few additional praiseworthy feats before all charts are refreshed with new data Thursday (Oct. 7) on Billboard.com. COUNTRY POP: Among last…

  14. Kenny Chesney Scores A Perfect 10

    September 29, 2010 1:05 PM EDT THE 'FALL' GUY: A week after the onset of autumn (Sept. 22), Kenny Chesney fittingly tops Country Songs with "The Boys of Fall," which rises 2-1. All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 30) on Billboard.com. The football-themed tale grants Chesney a Country Songs No.…

  15. Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit

    September 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: Neon Trees ' "Animal" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs in its 32nd chart week, completing the lengthiest journey to the top in the list's 22-year history. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 23) on Billboard.com). The act's maiden…

  16. Cee Lo Pushes Up 'The Lady Killer' Release Date to Nov. 9

    September 22, 2010 1:00 PM EDT C ee Lo Green is moving up the release date for his new album "The Lady Killer" due to "popular demand," according to the singer's label. Instead of its original Dec. 7 street date, the album will now drop Nov. 9 on Elektra/Roadrunner. The date change is likely due to…

  17. Linkin Park and Trey Songz Debut At Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 11:43 AM EDT L inkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its "A Thousand Suns" album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz , as the latter's fourth album, "Passion, Pain &…

  18. Santana, Michael Buble, Kings Of Leon Preview New Albums

    September 15, 2010 4:45 PM EDT WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores. Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums. Santana enters Adult Contemporary at No. 25 with "While My…

  19. Brandon Flowers Wanted to 'Summon Spirits of the Desert' with 'Flamingo'

    September 10, 2010 3:45 PM EDT While announcing the arrival of his solo career, Brandon Flowers made it clear that his band, the Killers , isn't breaking up. In fact, the singer says that the point of "Flamingo," due Sept. 14 on Island Records, was to deliver these songs to the public so that his group could…

  20. Lee Brice Breaks Country Songs Longevity Record

    September 07, 2010 9:05 AM EDT Lee Brice 's "Love Like Crazy" rewrites the mark for most weeks spent on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as the Curb Records single rises from No. 5 to No. 3, its highest rank to-date, in its 55th week on the survey. The song bests the 54-week stay of Eddy Arnold 's …

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