1. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 7:51 AM EDT Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Singles. "The House" debuted at the pan…

  2. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 7:44 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shout For…

  3. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, 'Glee,' Shakira

    June 17, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 'KID' STUFF: It's understandable if Justin Bieber is feeling old. On "Never Say Never," which enters the Billboard Hot 100 as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 33, the 16-year-old shares the mic with featured artist Jaden Smith, who won't turn 12 until July 8. The song…

  4. Katy Perry Remains Parked At No. 1 On Hot 100

    June 17, 2010 11:00 AM EDT K aty Perry holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , and further distances herself from the pack as the title takes both the Airplay and Digital Gainer awards. Downloads improve 13% to 359,000, according to Nielsen…

  5. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles market. K'naan 's "Wavin&…

  6. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  7. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 6:26 PM EDT "South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?" Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast - and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never let up. Dressed in glitzy military…

  8. Top 10 Worthy World Cup Songs, From 'Waka Waka' to 'Wavin' Flag'

    June 09, 2010 5:44 PM EDT Need a soundtrack to get you pumped for the World Cup? No problem. From Shakira's "Waka Waka" to K'Naan's "Wavin' Flag" and Akon's "Oh Africa," it feels like there are as many songs vying for anthem status as there are teams competing in…

  9. Black Eyed Peas, Juanes Set For World Cup Concert

    June 09, 2010 1:06 PM EDT B lack Eyes Peas , John Legend and Juanes attended a South African media launch today (June 9) for the June 10 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Fergie from B.E.P. even managed to kick one of the official match balls despite wearing heels. Mali desert blues outfit Tinariwen , South…

  10. How K'Naan's Song Became Coca-Cola's World Cup Soundtrack

    June 09, 2010 11:43 AM EDT The song that's destined to be forever associated with the 2010 World Cup came to its creator in a split second in the summer of 2007. Somali-born rapper K'Naan was taking a break from recording his debut album at Sony Studios in New York. The melody came to him suddenly as he…

  11. Bruno Mars Steps Out Solo After Hitting No. 1 with B.o.B.

    May 06, 2010 10:27 AM EDT Atlanta rapper/singer B.o.B and Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy both share a knack for bridging the gap between hip-hop and rock. However, their current Billboard Hot 100 singles reveal another common thread between them: Bruno Mars. Mars -- who until now was primarily known as one…

  12. Drake Bests Bieber, Michael Buble Dominates at Juno Awards

    April 19, 2010 11:10 AM EDT M ichael Bublé took home three Juno Awards during a televised show from St. John's, Newfoundland, adding to the single award he received on the untelevised portion of the awards. Bublé took home album of the year for "Crazy Love," as well as single of the year for "Just…

  13. Keane Boarding the 'Night Train' This May

    February 26, 2010 11:28 AM EST British rock act Keane is set to return this spring with its fourth album, "Night Train." Due May 11 via Cherrytree/Interscope, the set contains only 8 songs, but features collaborations with rapper K'Naan , Japanese MC Tigarah and a rare lead vocal performance from Keane…

  14. K'Naan, Wale, John Forte Team for Spring Tour

    February 17, 2010 3:54 PM EST Three of hip-hop's brightest talents -- K'Naan, Wale and John Forte -- are joining forces for a 9-date trek this spring. The tour will kick off March 31 in New York City with stops in major East Coast markets, as well as two dates in Ohio. The tour will see K'Naan and Wale co…

  15. Keane "The Night Train EP" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:37 PM EST Keane, "The Night Train EP" (Cherrytree/Interscope) Release Date: May 11, 2010 Keane 's third album, 2008's "Perfect Symmetry," kicked off with the unexpectedly playful "Spiralling," and the melodic rock trio gets even more experimental on the eight…

  16. Paper Tongues Ready For A Wild 'Ride'

    January 04, 2010 12:37 PM EST The debut album release is still three months off, but response to the first single, "Ride To California," has North Carolina's Paper Tongues wagging with high expectations. "It's been this ongoing thing," frontman Aswan North tells Billboard.com. "I wouldn&…

  17. Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam Set For Austin City Limits' 35th Season

    September 24, 2009 1:43 PM EDT For its 35th year on air, the famed public broadcast music show Austin City Limits is going big. Scheduled to perform this season are major acts like the Dave Matthews Band , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson (performing with Asleep at the Wheel ), Elvis Costello , Ben Harper and Them Crooked…

  18. F---ked Up Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 10:53 AM EDT Of the all the acts on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up seemed the least likely to take the $20,000 award. But that's exactly what happened as a jury of 10 Canadian music journalists, bloggers and broadcasters awarded the band the prize…

  19. Song Debut: KRS-One's "Past Present Future"

    September 14, 2009 4:26 PM EDT As he prepares the release of his 15th album and second major collaborative set -- a joint effort with fellow rapper Buckshot slated to hit stores on Sept. 15 via Duck Down Records -- Brooklyn rapper KRS-One gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive listen to "Past Present Future,"…

  20. Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

    August 31, 2009 2:25 PM EDT Sublime , the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer OD'd, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino,…

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