1. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Named Billboard's 2011 Song of the Summer

    September 08, 2011 9:55 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi-energy dance track tops this year's…

  2. Fashion Week: Top 10 Songs We Want on the Runway

    September 07, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Not only does Fashion Week seduce and amaze us with the best in modern fashion, but the hottest in contemporary sound will also play its part in shaking the runway. From Lady Gaga premiering "Bad Romance" at Alexander McQueen's "Plato's Atlantis" Spring/Summer…

  3. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    September 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Following an acclaimed performance of the song on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele 's stark ballad "Someone Like You" bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. "Like" leaps 11-1 on Digital Songs…

  4. MTV VMAs Boost Adele, Beyonce on Billboard 200; RHCP Scores Big Debut

    September 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported, Lil Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" lights up the top slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart as it arrives with 964,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But Weezy's achievement is a mere chunk of the chart news this week, as we take…

  5. PJ Harvey Beats Out Adele, Wins Mercury Prize For Second Time

    September 06, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Ten years after her Barclaycard Mercury Prize win for "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea," pioneering U.K. songstress PJ Harvey has received the recognition for a second time. Eighth album "Let England Shake" won Harvey the prize, which represents the best…

  6. Adele Talks Stage Fright: 'I Puke Quite a Lot'

    September 06, 2011 2:25 PM EDT British soul-pop star Adele has come clean to British Vogue (via UsMagazine.com ) about how she deals with pre-show jitters. "I puke quite a lot before going onstage, though never actually on the stage" confessed the 22-year old singer. "But then... I sh*t myself before…

  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart; Dolly Parton Debuts High

    September 05, 2011 1:21 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rapper/singer Example won his second chart-topping…

  8. Hot Tours: Sade, Phish, Jason Aldean

    September 02, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Sade tops this week's list of Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from a three-show run at Staples Center in Los Angeles as its world tour continues in North America through mid-September. The 20,000-seat arena hosted the tour on Aug. 19, 20 and 21 with a total attendance of 40…

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10

    September 01, 2011 3:20 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You" and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band blasted 40-17 on the Social tally following the…

  11. Jessie J Leads Nominees for U.K.'s MOBO Awards

    September 01, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Fresh off a stint as the house performer at the MTV Video Music Awards, "Price Tag" singer Jessie J leads all nominees for Great Britain's MOBO Awards with five nominations, including Best UK Act. Jessie J's debut single, "Do It Like a Dude," is nominated for…

  12. LMFAO Closing In on 2011 Summer Songs 'Anthem' Status

    September 01, 2011 10:33 AM EDT With one week to go until the release of the final Summer Songs 2011 ranking, LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, remains the favorite to capture the title of Billboard's summer song of 2011. The club thumper remains atop Billboard's…

  13. Beyonce's VMA Baby News Good for Sales Bump

    August 31, 2011 8:53 PM EDT As Billboardon Aug. 28. Her most recent album, "4," might jump back into the top 10 with perhaps a 40% sales increase. The set could sell anywhere between 30,000 and 40,000 copies by week's end on Sept. 4. Beyonce's Video Music Award performance of "Love on Top"…

  14. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor's Advocate." His last album, "…

  15. Katy Perry Notches Record Fourth Adult Pop Songs No. 1 From 'Teenage Dream'

    August 30, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song…

  16. Tyler, The Creator on VMAs & His 'Bucket List' Justin Bieber Collaboration

    August 30, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Love him or hate him, Tyler, The Creator enjoyed an undeniable breakout moment on Sunday night (Aug. 28), when he was named Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Snagging the prize for the macabre clip of his single "Yonkers," Tyler took the stage with the rest of his…

  17. VMAs 2011: Top 20 Celeb Tweets

    August 29, 2011 4:00 PM EDT You want to know what really happened at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards? Look no further than the Twitter timelines of our favorite celebs who were in attendance. Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from last night's…

  18. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  19. DJ Pauly D Channels DJ Khaled & David Guetta On Album with 50 Cent: Video

    August 29, 2011 2:20 PM EDT DJ Pauly D took a break from touring on Britney Spears ' Femme Fatale tour to make an appearance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, last night (Aug.28)."The tour has been amazing. It's been the best thing I've ever done," Pauly D told Billboard.com. MTV Video Music…

  20. 'Gang Violence' at VMAs? Kreayshawn Talks Tiff With Rick Ross' Camp at VMAs

    August 29, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Minutes after Kreayshawn 's manager Stretch got into a tiff with a member from Rick Ross ' camp on the 2011 MTV VMAs black carpet, Billboard.com spoke with the Oakland rapper on the matter. Kreayshawn's Twitter Gets Hacked; 'Private Photos Leaked "Yeah I don't…

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