1. Adele Remains Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Hair'-Raising Bow

    May 25, 2011 3:00 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" maintains its hold over the chart with Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Radio Songs (134 million in audience, up 14%, according to Nielsen BDS) and registers a third frame atop Digital Songs (297…

  2. Seether Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele 's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth non-consecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 12%). In the history of…

  3. Ester Dean Talks Solo Career, Writing 'S&M' and 'Firework'

    May 24, 2011 10:16 AM EDT It was 2009. Ester Dean had been plugging away for several years -- without much success -- trying to establish herself as a singer/songwriter. Then she experienced what she describes as her "oh, wow" moment. Dean saw the inspirational 2006 documentary "The Secret," which…

  4. Pitbull Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Kate Bush Album Debuts At No. 2

    May 23, 2011 9:09 AM EDT "Give Me Everything" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne-Yo is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, rising three places in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). On the same survey, Lady Gaga became the first solo…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent its first six chart weeks at No. 1…

  7. Adele, Avenged Sevenfold Climb Social 50 Chart

    May 19, 2011 3:54 PM EDT Last week, Avenged Sevenfold re-entered the Social 50 at No. 44 but now with the premiere of the band's video for "So Far Away" -- the third single off the album "Nightmare" -- on May 10, the group rises 44-37 (595,000 YouTube views). The somber ballad serves as a…

  8. Beyonce Reveals '4' Artwork, Release Date

    May 19, 2011 11:10 AM EDT B eyoncé 's highly anticipated fourth album, "4," will be released June 28 through Columbia Records, the label announced last night (May 18). Beyoncé has also revealed the artwork for the album, and like the covers of previous full-lengths "Dangerously in Love," "…

  9. Adele Headed for Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 19, 2011 9:31 AM EDT A dele's "21" -- the biggest selling album of the year with 1.7 million copies and counting, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- is set to spend a ninth (and perhaps final) week at No. 1 next week. Tuesday's (May 17) crop of new releases do not pose a threat to the reign of …

  10. Adele Stays Atop Hot 100, Lady Gaga Makes 'Glory'-ous Start

    May 18, 2011 1:05 PM EDT A dele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 19) on Billboard.com, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" soars in at No. 3. "Rolling in the Deep" strengthens its lock atop the chart…

  11. Lonely Island Sets Sail at No. 3 on Billboard 200, Adele Still No. 1

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island 's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhile, over on the Digital Songs…

  12. Adele Sets Adult Pop Songs Weekly Plays Record

    May 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT As it spends a third week atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" claims the mark for most weekly plays (4,780) in the Nielsen BDS-based list's 15-year history. All 90 reporters on the Adult Pop Songs panel played the song…

  13. Bruno Mars Tops U.K. Singles Chart, Hugh Laurie's Album Debuts

    May 16, 2011 2:15 PM EDT The U.K.'s new bestselling single is Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" (Elektra/ Warner Music), after it moved up 2-1 yesterday (15) to end the four-week reign of "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goonrock. Adele's …

  14. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition, Continued

    May 13, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for the title's meaning, Adele describes…

  16. Lonely Island Headed For Top Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    May 12, 2011 8:28 AM EDT Following a week where the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart was flush with eight debuts, prepare for things to settle down a bit next week. It's likely that Adele 's enduring album "21" will sit pretty at No. 1 for an eighth week, while the highest debut will…

  17. Lil Wayne To Tape 'MTV Unplugged' Episode

    May 12, 2011 12:00 AM EDT L il Wayne will be the first hip-hop artist to tape an episode of MTV's "Unplugged" in a decade when he takes the stage Thursday (May 12) in Los Angeles. The episode will be aired around the time of his next release, "Tha Carter IV." MTV will use all of its platforms…

  18. Rebecca Black's 'Friday': 'Glee's' Unlikely Prom Anthem

    May 11, 2011 1:20 PM EDT On last night's (May 10) episode of "Glee," viewers saw, among covers of lesser-known pop hits and the usual oldies radio favorites, an unlikely prom anthem emerge. Rebecca Black's "Friday," the viral sensation turned novelty hit , was transformed into a racous…

  19. Adele Goes 'Rolling In The Deep' on 'Dancing With The Stars'

    May 11, 2011 12:50 PM EDT It was an Adele takeover on U.S. primetime TV last night (May 10): Immediately after "Glee's" take on "Rolling in the Deep" aired on Fox, Adele took the stage of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" to sing the newly-crowned No. 1 single. Watch her "DWTS…

  20. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Tops Hot 100

    May 11, 2011 12:25 PM EDT A dele ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 12) on Billboard.com, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to 294,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen…

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