1. Lady Gaga and Pitbull Top U.K. Charts, Sister Act the Pierces Debuts Strong

    June 06, 2011 8:48 AM EDT Lady Gaga started a second week atop the U.K. album chart and Pitbull a third on the singles survey in new data published by the Official Charts Company Sunday. Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) rules the album chart with second-week sales of 67,000, ahead of Adele&…

  2. Chart Juice: DJ Khaled's 'One' Hits Top 10, Adele Debuts

    June 04, 2011 10:00 AM EDT "I'm On One," DJ Khaled 's latest all-star rap opus, notches the producer his third top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart as it moves 21-10 on this week's tally. The posse cut, which features Lil Wayne , Rick Ross and Drake , garners 16.4 million listener…

  3. Ask Billboard: Which Superstars Have Yet To Hit No. 1?

    June 03, 2011 6:55 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. WHICH SUPERSTARS…

  4. Uncharted Territory: Supersubmarina Returns, Maddi Jane "Rolls in the Deep"

    June 03, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Back in the top 10 on Uncharted, the Chucky-masked DJ BL3ND (No. 1) and YouTube cover star Tyler Ward hold their respective places (No. 5). In the meantime, Traphik (No. 3 up to No. 2), Laura Roppe (No. 4 down to No. 6), Your Favorite Enemies (No. 9 up to No. 7), Otenki (No. 6 down to No. 8),…

  5. Adele Cancels Remaining U.S. Tour Dates Due to Illness

    June 03, 2011 2:50 PM EDT British singer Adele has scrapped the remaining nine dates of her sold-out North American tour due to laryngitis. She already had postponed five shows under doctor's orders following her recent diagnosis. While resting in Los Angeles, she met with an Otolaryngology specialist who…

  6. 'Idols' Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Top Hot 100 Debuts, Adele Still No. 1

    June 01, 2011 4:05 PM EDT A dele 's "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 2) on Billboard.com, while this year's "American Idol" champion and runner-up roar in with top 20 debuts. "Deep" ascends 2-1 on Radio…

  7. Lady Gaga Tops Billboard 200, Brad Paisley Arrives at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT A s previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and the 17th set to shift a million…

  8. Billboard Bits: Adele Postpones Tour Dates, 'The Voice' Lands Post-Super Bowl Slot

    May 31, 2011 7:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adele Postpones Tour Dates Due to Laryngitis Adele has announced the postponement of five North American tour dates due to laryngitis, according to a message on her official website. The singer's show on…

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Blasts Onto U.K. Chart

    May 30, 2011 12:15 PM EDT L ady Gaga's "Born This Way" album made its expected powerful arrival to the U.K. chart Sunday (May 29), with the biggest first-week sale of the year here of 215,000 units, more than the rest of the top ten titles combined. "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull featuring…

  10. Hot Tours: Avenged Sevenfold, Kenny Chesney, Lil Wayne

    May 27, 2011 1:15 PM EDT A venged Sevenfold claims the No. 1 spot on the Hot Tours rankings with more than $3.6 million in box office grosses reported from the Welcome to the Family Tour, which kicked off on April 22 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. Joined by opening acts Three Days Grace , Bullet For My…

  11. Update: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Projected to Sell 1 Million First Week

    May 27, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Billboard projects that Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" will debut with first-week sales of at least a million units, far outpacing earlier projections, thanks to explosive sales at Amazon, which priced the album at 99 cents for two days this week. According to sources, "Born…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, John Rich, Blondie

    May 26, 2011 6:55 PM EDT '21' = 9: Lady Gaga is on the edge of Billboard 200 glory, as her "Born This Way" is set to storm the summit of next week's chart. Until then, Adele continues her impressive run at No. 1. The soulful singer/songwriter's sophomore set "21" becomes one of…

  13. 'The Book of Mormon' Cast Album Scores Impressive Chart Debut

    May 26, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Last week, the original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" converted a lot of fans into followers. The cast album flies onto the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 13,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the highest-charting cast album…

  14. Fleet Foxes Makes Social 50 Chart Debut, Lady Gaga Still No. 1

    May 26, 2011 10:22 AM EDT F leet Foxes make their debut on the Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 48. The Seattle-based folk rock group made impressive gains on Facebook (40%) and Twitter (78%), with a weekly total gain of 16,000 fans and 2,100 followers, respectively. In support of their second album, "…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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'…

  20. 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…

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