1. 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," "…

  2. 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 …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 …

  7. 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:…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Beyonce Q&A: The Billboard Music Awards Millennium Artist Discusses Her Career And New Album

    May 11, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Chart Article Beyoncé: The Billboard Music Awards Q&A Our Millennium Award Recipient Discusses Her Amazing Career & Anticipated New Album by Ray Rogers In the next chapter of her career, Beyoncé certainly seems dedicated to breaking new ground. It takes guts for one of the world'…

  15. Beastie Boys Score No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 1

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele 's "21" spends a lucky seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys ' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds atop the list with 155,000 (up 26…

  16. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single, Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler Dis

    May 10, 2011 6:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single with Snoop Dogg Now that his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour has wrapped up, Charlie Sheen has at long last released "Winning," his single with Snoop Dogg .…

  17. 'Glee' Sneak Peek: Rachel & Jesse Tackle Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'

    May 10, 2011 11:58 AM EDT "Glee": Where retired characters never seem to die ( except when they actually do, as will happen on next week's "Funeral" episode ). On tonight's "Prom Queen" episode, we see the return of Vocal Adrenaline leader and Rachel Berry's ex, Jesse St.…

  18. Fleet Foxes Debut at No. 2 on U.K. Chart, Ellie Goulding Climbs

    May 09, 2011 8:32 AM EDT For the 14th time in the 15 weeks since its release, Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) tops the U.K. album chart, outselling Fleet Foxes ' new entry at No. 2, "Helplessness Blues" (Bella Union) by 70%, according to the Official Charts Company. "Party Rock Anthem…

  19. Ellie Goulding Talks Royal Wedding, Calls Tina Fey Her 'Favorite Lady Ever'

    May 06, 2011 6:13 PM EDT "I could write, literally, an essay on this," Ellie Goulding proclaims in the midst of a discussion about pop singers versus Pop Stars. "What used to happen was there was a rivalry between pop artists, but I've spoken to so many female singers now, and everyone seems to be…

  20. POTW: Beyonce, Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Flavor Flav

    May 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT B eyoncé shows us how to 'move,' Steven Tyler steals hearts, Gwen Stefani takes a stroll with the kiddies, Katy Perry purrs, Flavor Flav gets locked up, and Cyndi Lauper feeds a pup. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK POTW…

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