1. Beyonce Assumes Control Of Hot 100

    December 04, 2008 10:32 AM EST Beyonce notches her fifth solo No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," one more than she scored while a member of Destiny's Child. The cut rises 2-1 after selling 228,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. T.I.&…

  2. T.I. Fends Off Beyonce, Remains Atop Hot 100

    November 27, 2008 10:27 AM EST T.I. starts a fifth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but Beyonce is nipping at his heels with two different songs. Her "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" rockets 28-2 after selling 204,000 digital…

  3. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 7:50 AM EST Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, split between material credited to Beyonce…

  4. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 2:24 PM EST THE 'DIE' IS CAST : Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"). Jack White and Alicia Keys have avoided such a fate, as…

  5. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 1:43 PM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by "White Horse" at No. 13. That song is her sixth top 20 debut of 2008…

  6. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, AC/DC, Beyonce and more! THE 'DIE' IS CAST: Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl…

  7. Taylor Swift Notches Six Hot 100 Debuts

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, but the big story on the chart this week is Taylor Swift's six new entries, led by T.I. begins a fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

  8. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of…

  10. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 3:18 PM EST Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/ Sony BMG ), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey with the X Factor Finalists' charity release "Hero." It's…

  11. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey wit Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U…

  12. AC/DC Slays New York

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST There were cannons, raunchy blow-up dolls, face-melting guitar solos and ... pro wrestling legend Vince McMahon. Read all about AC/DC's Nov. 13 New York show on Billboard's Jaded Insider blog. There were cannons, raunchy blow-up dolls, face-melting guitar solos and ... pro wrestling…

  13. Mark Kozelek / Nov. 12, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Kozelek can take you from Modest Mouse to Leonard Bernstein in the span of a few songs. He can also trace the entire arc of a love affair in four minutes, the details so vivid that you feel like Mark Kozelek can take you from Modest Mouse to Leonard Bernstein in the span of a few songs.…

  14. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 11:57 AM EST <br /> The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third soundtrack No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan,…

  15. 'Twilight' Bumps AC/DC From Atop Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The Billboard 200 this week, becoming the third No. 1 soundtrack this year after "Juno" and "Mamma Mia!" The Chop Shop/Atlantic set moved 165,000 copies in the The soundtrack to "Twilight" starts atop The…

  16. Win! Who Will Top The Billboard 200 Next Week?

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Think you know who will be in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 next week? Will AC/DC tumble from No. 1? Where does Pink come in? Take your best guess and win an Amazon.com gift certificate. Think you know who will be in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 next week? Will AC/DC tumble from No. 1?…

  17. Girls Aloud Storm U.K. Album Chart

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST British pop quintet Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, "The Promise" (Fascination/Polydor), with a bestselling debut yesterday (Nov. 10) for their fifth studio album, "Out of Control." Th British pop quintet Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, …

  18. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a No. 14 hit on the Billboard pop singles…

  19. AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 271,000 copies in the United States, accordi Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's …

  20. Vintage Mariah Hit Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's 1993 hit "Hero," covered for charity by the 2008 finalists in the TV talent series "The X Factor," debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 2), while Pink's "Funhouse" Mariah Carey's 1993 hit "Hero,"…

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