1. Brad Paisley 'This Is Country Music': Track-By-Track Review

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collaborator Frank Rogers, Paisley's ninth…

  2. Alabama Returns To Country Songs Summit

    May 23, 2011 11:05 AM EDT A labama returns to the top spot on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart, as Brad Paisley 's "Old Alabama," on which the group is featured, ascends 2-1. Alabama had last ruled Country Songs with "Reckless" the week of Nov. 27, 1993. The group's…

  3. 2011 Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed

    May 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Chart Article The Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed Fashion expert Niki Schwan, the celebrity stylist who brought the world some of Chart Article The Billboard Music Awards' 10 Best Dressed Taylor Swift NIKI SCHWAN: "Speaking of a young starlet and the VaVaVoom factor, I…

  4. Listen: The-Dream Remixes Kelly Rowland's 'Motivation'

    May 21, 2011 2:10 PM EDT T he-Dream takes a shot at the No. 2 hit on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, "Motivation," by Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne . Although refreshing to hear The-Dream, this leaked track only encourages my impatience for new material from his fourth forthcoming album, "The Love…

  5. Billboard Updates Chart App for iPhone

    May 19, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Billboard has updated and upgraded its Charts App with a new chart, alerts, and reduced pricing. The new version of the app is available now from the iTunes store. The original app , released in February, included 10 free charts with 10 positions on each; the paid model offered every position…

  6. Adele Stays Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Glory'-ous Start

    May 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 19) on Billboard.com, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" soars in at No. 3. "Rolling in the Deep" strengthens its lock atop the chart…

  7. Kate Voegele Returns to 'One Tree' Hill As 'Gravity' Drops

    May 17, 2011 4:02 PM EDT On the May 17 episode of the CW teen drama "One Tree Hill," Mia Catalano -- the character played by Kate Voegele -- returns to Tree Hill feeling refreshed after a brief sojourn to work on her music. Voegele knew exactly how her character felt: The pop-rock singer/songwriter missed a…

  8. Adele Sets Adult Pop Songs Weekly Plays Record

    May 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT As it spends a third week atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" claims the mark for most weekly plays (4,780) in the Nielsen BDS-based list's 15-year history. All 90 reporters on the Adult Pop Songs panel played the song…

  9. Britney Spears 'Ends' Up Atop Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 16, 2011 1:15 PM EDT B ritney Spears ascends to her seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Songs chart, as "Till the World Ends" rises 2-1. The song is the second No. 1 on the chart from Spears' album "Femme Fatale," following "Hold It Against Me," which topped the March…

  10. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Previews '4' at Listening Party, Kenny Chesney Playing Alabama Show For Charity

    May 12, 2011 6:29 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Previews '4,' 'Run the World (Girls)' Video at Listening Party At a private listening party on Wednesday (May 11), Beyonce offered a select group of fans a preview of five songs from her…

  11. 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…

  12. Katy Perry Holds Off Britney Spears Atop Hot 100

    May 04, 2011 5:25 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears ' "Till the World Ends" soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its…

  13. Jennifer Lopez 'Love?': Track-by-Track Review

    May 03, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has got her groove back. After a dramatic return to the spotlight -- due in large part to "American Idol" -- the pop diva drops her long-stalled album "Love?" today (May 3), ushering in her first full-length release since 2008's "Brave." Lopez…

  14. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Returns To No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 27, 2011 2:40 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , flies back to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (April 28) on Billboard.com, while a song from the album atop the Billboard 200 roars to the Hot 100's runner-up rank, both titles fueled by exposure…

  15. Kenny Chesney Tallies 20th No. 1 On Country Songs

    April 25, 2011 4:05 PM EDT K enny Chesney' s "Live a Little" lifts 2-1 to become his landmark 20th No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs airplay chart. All charts will be refreshed Thursday (April 28) on Billboard.com. Dating to his first week atop Country Songs the week of Aug. 30,…

  16. Rihanna's 'S&M' Reigns on Hot 100, Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Debuts

    April 20, 2011 12:16 PM EDT R ihanna's "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Apr. 21) on Billboard.com, granting the singer her 10th No. 1 on the survey and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. Having first reigned atop the Hot 100 the week of May 13, 2006, with …

  17. Katy Perry Reigns, Lady Gaga Debuts On Pop Songs

    April 18, 2011 11:15 AM EDT K aty Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes just the third album in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to yield a quartet of No. 1s, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , ascends 2-1. The song follows "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg ,…

  18. Plan B, "She Said"

    April 15, 2011 10:00 AM EDT A slight departure from his debut hip-hop album, British musician Benjamin Paul Balance-Drew, better-known as Plan B , showcases his vocal range and affinity for soul music on sophomore set "The Defamation of Strickland Banks." The album chronicles the plight of the titular…

  19. Katy Perry Takes Third Week Atop Hot 100 with Airplay Boost

    April 13, 2011 4:00 PM EDT K aty Perry 's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West , tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Airplay Gainer award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. "E.T." - the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 from Perry's album "…

  20. Rihanna Reclaims Pop Songs No. 1 Record; Britney Spears Joins 'S&M' 'Rih-Mix'

    April 11, 2011 1:05 PM EDT For the third time in four weeks, the lead for the most No. 1s in the history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart changes hands, as Rihanna 's "S&M" rises 2-1 to become her record eighth topper on the tally - while a new remix of the track featuring special guest star…

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