1. Sade's 'Soldier Of Love' Rules Euro Chart

    February 25, 2010 5:43 AM EST Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment). Logistical issues prevented the…

  2. iTunes Sells 10 Billion Songs

    February 24, 2010 9:35 PM EST Apple's iTunes store sold its 10 billionth song on Wednesday (Feb. 24), thanks to massive sales of tracks by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Apple revealed that Black Eyed Peas ' "I Gotta Feeling" is iTunes' all-time most-downloaded song, with "Boom Boom…

  3. Ke$ha Crushes Men's Hearts In 'Blah Blah Blah' Video

    February 24, 2010 6:15 PM EST In the video for Ke$ha's new single, "Blah Blah Blah," the fiercely hot mess of a pop star shows what happens to men who annoy her in the hopes of gaining her attention: In a nutshell: if they don't shut up, she makes them. The thoroughly entertaining clip showcases four…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 2/20/2010

    February 20, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @SlashHudson (Slash): I think Madonna should sit on Justin…

  5. POTW Feb. 19: Fashion Week Special

    February 19, 2010 7:20 PM EST Chris Brown , Pete Wentz , Faith Hill and more of music's most stylish stars hit the catwalks at New York Fashion Week, while Justin Timberlake , Ke$ha , Adam Lambert , Estelle , and dozens more famous faces took in the action from the front rows (and the after parties). Check out tons…

  6. Ask Billboard: Olympics, Monica, Smokey Robinson

    February 19, 2010 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. RINGS TONES Hi Gary, I enjoyed your list this week of Olympics-related titles…

  7. Ke$ha: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 19, 2010 3:00 PM EST If you want insight into a celebrity's self-image, you could do worse than watch one make the brief walk from the star's chosen chariot to the red carpet prior to an awards show. The frenzied VIP drop-off area at the 2010 Grammy Awards reveals more than any klieg-light TV interview…

  8. Adam Lambert Not Discreet, Gordon Lightfoot Not Dead

    February 19, 2010 1:26 PM EST In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Adam Lambert is in some hot water for comments he made during an interview with Long Island radio station WBLI about his bisexuality, making out with Ke$ha , and fur. Lil Wayne 's prison delay for dental work turned…

  9. Lil Wayne Shows Realty Genius, Ke$ha Tops 'World'

    February 18, 2010 5:28 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne is in the news as he gets ready to enter prison on gun charges--seems the special aroma in his South Beach condo is considered value-added by buyers looking at the property. On the Hot 100, Ke$ha holds on to the…

  10. Ke$ha Stops 'World' From Spinning A No. 1 On Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 10:27 AM EST K e$ha's "TiK ToK" holds off the impressive arrival of charity single "We Are the World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti to remain at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth consecutive week. "TiK ToK" has now persevered over a pair of No. 2-debuting…

  11. 'We Are The World' Returns to the Upper Reaches of the Hot 100

    February 17, 2010 10:32 AM EST Nearly 25 years after hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, charity single "We Are the World" makes its way back to chart, debuting at No. 2, thanks to the all-star collective Artists for Haiti. "World" trails Ke$ha 's "TiK ToK,' which holds at No. 1 for a…

  12. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  13. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 2/12/2010

    February 12, 2010 3:21 PM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @chamillionaire : I know it doesn't normally snow in…

  14. Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh Talks Winter Olympics, New Hats

    February 12, 2010 3:04 PM EST Legendary art rock band Devo will perform live at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on Feb. 22 during a Victory Ceremony, which will be the band's first network broadcast performance in 20 years. Devo will be one of 15 headlining acts, including Feist , Usher and the Fray , who will…

  15. iTunes Approaches 10 Billion Downloads, Reveals Top Selling Songs

    February 11, 2010 6:00 PM EST Apple's iTunes Music Store today launched "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs," and is planning to give away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the customer who buys the song that puts that turns the counter to eleven digits. In addition to announcing the give-away, iTunes released a…

  16. Ke$ha Holds Atop Hot 100, Pink Glows with 'Glitter'

    February 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST K e$ha claims the longest running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" holds steady for an eighth week. 33 years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life" to No. 1 for 10 weeks. Many…

  17. Super Bowl Ads Tap KISS, Beyonce, Cheap Trick, T-Pain

    February 08, 2010 10:28 AM EST In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show , a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads below. In this one of many Bud Light Super Bowl…

  18. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 8:33 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a third week atop the singles chart.…

  19. Videos of the Week: Ke$ha Goes To Hollywood, Snooki Meets Phoenix, Nirvana Plays Twister

    February 05, 2010 3:32 PM EST In this week's top videos that had people buzzing, Ke$ha vandalized -- or at least pretended to -- the sacred Hollywood sign, "Jersey Shore" star Snooki gave us priceless moments at the Grammys, Nirvana played Twister, New Kids on the Block unfortunately did not lip sync on …

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts in May 2008. Billboard 200 chart manager…

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