1. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  2. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on this planet, right here today," he…

  3. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  4. POTW: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown

    March 04, 2011 2:12 PM EST Justin Bieber flipped the bird at the paps as girlfriend Selena Gomez attempted to hide her face from the cameras. Lady Gaga made her runway debut and premiered a song in Paris. Christina Aguilera mean-mugged in her mug shot. Chris Brown went blond and Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow…

  5. Jennifer Lopez Leaps Onto Hot 100 with 'On the Floor'

    March 03, 2011 11:44 AM EST J ennifer Lopez blasts back onto the Billboard Hot 100, as "On the Floor," featuring Pitbull , soars in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 9, marking the new "American Idol" judge's highest career launch on the list. Lopez's first top 10 as a lead artist since the four…

  6. Adele Rallies on Social 50 Chart, Justin Bieber Holds at No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on the Social list with a 32% increase in new week…

  7. Lykke Li to Tape MTV 'Unplugged' for April

    March 03, 2011 7:14 AM EST L yyke Li will tape an episode of "Unplugged" Friday (Mar. 4) in New York for airing in April on MTV. It is MTV's first "Unplugged" this year. Adele shot an episode of the show for VH1 that premieres Friday on television and online Thursday. The TV show is part of the…

  8. Adele's '21' Sells Over 350k to Top Billboard 200

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST A dele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her sophomore album "21" selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest charting album -- and also the highest frame for any album since…

  9. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the name Childish Gambino, but now his video for …

  10. Adele Owns U.K. Charts with Top Two Albums, No. 1 Single

    February 28, 2011 2:05 PM EST A dele continued her U.K. chart supremacy as new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company. Her sophomore album "21" (XL) began a fifth week atop the album chart as "Someone Like You" moved into a second week at No. 1 on the singles survey,…

  11. Adele's '21' Likely to Take No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 24, 2011 9:14 AM EST The odds are pretty great that Adele's "21" will score the British singer her first No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry prognosticators suggest that the singer's sophomore effort may sell as many as 275,000 to 300,000 copies by week's end on…

  12. Adele Ties Beatles Record on U.K. Charts, BRIT Awards Boost Winners

    February 21, 2011 11:36 AM EST A dele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album, "21," started a fourth week at No. 1 Sunday (Feb. 20), passing half a million…

  13. Lady Gaga Tops Social 50 with Massive 'Born This Way' Buzz

    February 17, 2011 12:16 PM EST L ady Gaga has simply overtaken the Billboard charts this week. Lady Gaga Claims 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 with 'Born This Way' First, her "Born This Way" was crowned the 1,000th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with splashy debuts on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs chart, and…

  14. Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah Win Big at Brit Awards

    February 15, 2011 6:07 PM EST Dapper London lads Plan B and Tinie Tempah were popular local winners at the Brit music awards Tuesday, while Arcade Fire followed their surprise Grammys victory with two prizes at the British ceremony. Tempah, a 22-year-old product of London's dubstep scene who released his first album,…

  15. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  16. Adele Announces U.S. Tour Dates

    February 07, 2011 10:51 AM EST A dele fans will have the chance to roll in the deep with her soon, as the U.K. singer/songwriter has announced a monthlong North American tour in support of her soon-to-be-released sophomore album, "21." The trek, which actually consists of 22 announced dates thus far, will kick…

  17. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week atop the album chart. Jessie J will be the…

  18. Adele: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 28, 2011 1:31 PM EST A half an hour before her second album goes on sale in the United Kingdom, Virtually all of the album's lyrics refer to a single breakup Adele experienced between "19" and "21," often in disarming detail, as in the disc's hushed closer, "Someone Like You…

  19. Justin Bieber's Shadow Hovers Over 'American Idol' Milwaukee Auditions

    January 26, 2011 10:56 PM EST "American Idol" continues to treat its youngest auditioners extra kindly, as Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) episode showcasing the Milwaukee, Wis., tryouts saw every single 15-year-old getting a golden ticket to Hollywood, according to host Ryan Seacrest. From Thia Megia, a…

  20. Bruno Mars Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, 'Glee' Cast Sets Record

    January 24, 2011 9:10 AM EST B runo Mars became the first male solo artist since Mika in 2007 to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously on Sunday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, the "Glee" Cast broke the record for the shortest time for any act to achieve 20 top 40 U.K. appearances. Mars' "Grenade…

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