1. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  2. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with 1.208 million, marking the largest sales…

  3. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. In addition to becoming a wife and mother,…

  4. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Rules R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT With the release of his much-anticipated major-label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Kendrick Lamar bows on multiple charts beginning with R&B/Hip-Hop Albums where the set opens at No. 1 with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The top-spot opening comes three…

  5. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and Alicia Keys ' toddler Egypt), to show…

  6. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're prone to do. But this early-2011 exhibition…

  7. PSY, Alicia Keys Performing at MTV EMAs

    October 23, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Korean pop sensation PSY will bring his "Gangnam Style" to this year's MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt in November. The global superstar will perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, led by fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter…

  8. Alicia Keys Goes Green, Glam in 'Girl on Fire' Video: Watch

    October 19, 2012 7:31 PM EDT Alicia Keys is keeping her cool in her "Girl on Fire" video. Despite the potential for open flames, the new video -- for her single for the upcoming album of the same name -- sticks with a green motif, with Keys wearing a dazzling dress in one shot and bathed in green and golden…

  9. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com as one its "21 Under 21" this year,…

  10. Chart Juice: MGK's 'Lace Up' Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 18, 2012 7:06 PM EDT With four debuts in the top 10 this week, the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart is teeming with new music. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuts straight in at No. 1 with 78,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Cleveland newcomer MGK (short for Machine Gun Kelly)…

  11. Alicia Keys Previews 'Girl on Fire' Songs at NYC Show

    October 16, 2012 1:05 PM EDT With fifth studio album "Girl on Fire" hitting stores in a little over a month, Alicia Keys previewed new material and revisited her biggest hits in her hometown during a packed, deafeningly loud concert at Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center on Monday night (Oct. 15…

  12. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The grand opening is partly…

  13. Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart

    September 21, 2012 8:18 PM EDT -year-old Internet sensation Austin Mahone makes a grand re-entry at No. 19 on Billboard's Social 50 chart following the release of his video for "Say Somethin." The clip roused his massive online fan base last week, garnering over 1.5 million YouTube views for the clip…

  14. Gary Clark Jr. Talks 'Blak and Blu' Album, Alicia Keys Collaboration

    September 20, 2012 10:06 PM EDT Gary Clark, Jr. , hopes that his major label debut album -- "Blak and Blu," due Oct. 22 on Warner Bros. -- will show that he's more than just another Austin, Texas, guitar slinger with hot chops and fast fingers. "I've been associated with the blues guitar guy thing,…

  15. Chart Juice: Beyonce's 'Dance For You' Hits Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 20, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Beyoncé 's album "4" nabs its fourth top 10 hit single on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart this week as "Dance For You" sashays 13-10. It's the sixth cut from "4" to reach the tally, following "Run the World (Girls)" (No. 30), "Best…

  16. Beyonce to Perform at Alicia Keys' Black Ball

    September 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Call it ladies night: Beyonce and Carole King are joining Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys at Keys' annual Black Ball event. Beyonce and King will perform at the fundraising gala for Keys' charity Keep a Child Alive on Nov. 1 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The night will…

  17. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy

    September 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Though the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down from their record high last year, the show still causes waves on Billboard's sales charts. The Sept. 6 show earned 6.1 million viewers according to Nielsen -- down more than 50% compared to 2011's eye-popping 12.4…

  18. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: tobyMac, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys

    September 07, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Twenty-five years into his career, tobyMac adds to his already impressive history with his first Billboard 200 No. 1. "I'm thankful for the fans, because they're loyal," tobyMac says. "I always attribute that to, hopefully, I'm writing songs that are connecting…

  20. MTV VMAs 2012: Red Carpet Video With Alicia Keys, Gotye, Fun, Ne-Yo & More

    September 07, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Watch Alicia Keys, Fun, Gotye, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift & More on the VMAs Red Carpet. Not all of the action was inside the MTV Video Music Awards last night (September 6), Billboard's video team camped out on the double-decker red carpet to catch up with everyone from PHOTOS…

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