1. The Saturdays Ink U.S. Album Deal, Plot Reality Show

    September 19, 2012 2:50 PM EDT British Pop Group to Release Single in Early 2013; Working With Diane Warren & Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins on Full Length Last week one of England's top girl groups, The Saturdays , walked the red carpet at the MTV VMAs, performed at a Perez Hilton party, then held a…

  2. Exclusive: Sean Paul Sets 'Tomahawk Technique' U.S. Release Date

    August 13, 2012 1:40 PM EDT 'It is, in certain terms, like a rebirth,' the dancehall star says of the new disc. "Tomahawk Technique," Sean Paul 's fifth studio album, is finally hitting U.S. stores on Sept. 18 through VP/Atlantic, the Jamaican dancehall star tells Billboard.com. The disc has…

  3. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Conquers U.K. Chart

    April 09, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Rises to No. 1 Former "Canadian Idol" contestant Carly Rae Jepsen scored the second-highest first-week sales of the U.K. singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top tenner "Call Me Maybe" raced…

  4. Madonna Tops Elvis With 12th U.K. No. 1

    April 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Chris Brown Earns First Topper With 'Turn Up the Music' M adonna landed her 12th U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (April 1) with "MDNA" to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in the market. Chris Brown 's "Turn…

  5. Katy Perry, Paul Weller Top U.K. Charts

    March 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Former Jam Singer Outsells David Guetta By Only 150 Copies; Perry's 'Part of Me' Her Third No. 1 Single In a photo-finish that saw him beat David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat" by a sales margin of just 150 copies, Paul Weller scored his fourth solo U.K. No. 1…

  6. Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

    October 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT While Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holiday hit. "Someone" commands the Hot…

  7. Noel Gallagher, Rihanna Top U.K. Charts

    October 24, 2011 9:15 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, according to the Official Charts Company.…

  8. Rihanna Becomes Fastest Solo Artist To 20 Hot 100 Top 10s

    October 05, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Rihanna roars to a 20th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week. Having first graced the Hot 100 the week of June 11, 2005, with the eventual No. 2-peaking "Pon De Replay…

  9. Ester Dean Talks 'Ice Age 4,' New Album and Missy Elliott

    August 19, 2011 4:40 PM EDT You watched Ester Dean "Drop it Low" with Chris Brown and recently heard her on Nicki Minaj 's Billboard Hot 100 No. 4, "Super Bass." Now the singer, also one of the industry's busiest songwriters, is moving back into the limelight with a role in Ice Age:…

  10. Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album

    July 21, 2011 5:10 PM EDT After a two-year hiatus, Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul has returned with a new single, "Got 2 Love U," that hit iTunes on Tuesday (July 19). Produced by Stargate and featuring Roc Nation singer Alexis Jordan , the track finds Paul pairing his distinct flow with dark, sultry…

  11. Pitbull's 'Planet Pit:' Track-by-Track Review

    June 21, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Why do they call Armando Perez, aka Pitbull , "Mr. Worldwide"? That's the question the Miami-based, Cuban American MC sets out to answer with "Planet Pit," his sixth studio album that finds him collaborating with hitmaking producers Dr. Luke and RedOne and guest…

  12. Billboard Bits: MCR Responds to Glenn Beck, Pitbull's 'Planet Pit' Landing in June

    May 04, 2011 6:17 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. My Chemical Romance Responds to Glenn Beck's 'Propaganda' Accusations Conservative pundit Glenn Beck has targeted My Chemical Romance as his latest enemy, calling out the February "Glee"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks Chris Brown Restraining Order, Miley Cyrus Disses Rebecca Black

    March 30, 2011 6:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'We Don't Have to Talk Ever Again in My Life' In her Rolling Stone cover story, Rihanna reveals why she agreed to loosen the stipulations of a restraining order against ex…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles…

  15. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 2003

    July 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT B'DAY: Seven years ago this week, Beyonce bounded to her first solo No. 1s on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. The singer jumped 3-1 on the Hot 100 dated July 12, 2003, with "Crazy in Love," featuring then-future husband Jay-Z . On the Billboard 200 the same week,…

  16. Debi Nova, "Drummer Boy"

    April 02, 2010 3:08 PM EDT Already a star in her home country, Costa Rican newcomer Debi Nova is positioning herself to achieve the same global appeal with "Drummer Boy" that Pitbull did last spring with "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)." Melody is the focal point on Nova's mainstream debut…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth trip to the Hot 100 summit, tying her with…

  18. Lady Gaga, Beyonce Match Mariah's Record

    March 15, 2010 10:55 AM EDT With one song, two divas make history on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. DOES THE "TELEPHONE" VIDEO LIVE UP TO THE HYPE? With a 2-1 rise for "Telephone," Lady Gaga and the track's featured artist Beyoncé have tied the record for most No. 1s since the Nielsen BDS…

  19. Chart Beat Wednesday: Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum

    March 03, 2010 11:55 AM EST THIS JUST IN ...: Timbaland 's "Carry Out" lifts 12-9 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, pushing featured artist Justin Timberlake past Akon and Nelly for most top 10s among solo males. The song is Timberlake's 13th top on the chart and first since T.I. &…

  20. Jay Sean Flips The Script

    March 01, 2010 9:48 AM EST You know Jay Sean best as the fresh-faced pop/R&B up-and-comer who launched himself into the top 10 of the Hot 100 with both of his first two singles -- including his current tag-team hit with rappers Lil Jon and Sean Paul , "Do You Remember." You know The Script as the…

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