1. Bubbling Under: Vicci Martinez's Voice Reaching Radio

    July 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vicci Martinez, Cheyenne Jackson, Miss Willie Brown and the FiNATTiCZ Vicci Martinez Pop singer/songwriter Vicci Martinez…

  2. Ne-Yo To Release 'R.E.D.' Album in September

    July 12, 2012 11:55 AM EDT After giving fans a taste of his fifth studio album, "R.E.D.," with his first single, "Lazy Love," Ne-Yo reveals the release date for the full-length opus. "R.E.D." will be released on Sept. 18. "R.E.D.," an acronym for "Realizing Every Dream,"…

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj 's "Starships" has logged…

  4. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." That album launched atop the list with 270,000 --…

  5. Ask Billboard: Nicki Minaj Ties Hot 100 Record

    July 07, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Find out the details about Minaj's achievement, plus fun facts on LMFAO's still-going 'Party' and David Guetta's extremely hot hit. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general…

  6. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million and 5.50 million according to Nielsen…

  7. Linkin Park Squeaks By Maroon 5, Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Maybach Music Group, R. Kelly Also Score Top 5 Debuts As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be…

  8. Long-Distance 'Call': Carly Rae Jepsen Still Atop Hot 100

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The singer also claims the chart's top debut. Plus, David Guetta and Sia reach the top 10 and Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa crown Radio Songs. Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's…

  9. Flo Rida, 'Wild Ones': Track-By-Track Review

    July 03, 2012 12:15 PM EDT "With this album, there's gonna be a lot of No. 1s, so that's why I came up with the title 'Wild Ones,'" Flo Rida told Billboard.com in May. Although none of the tracks from the Miami-based rapper's fourth studio album have topped Billboard's charts…

  10. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Fiona Apple Lead Billboard 200 Debuts

    June 27, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "Believe" arrives, as expected, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The singer's set sold 374,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the largest bow of the year and Bieber's highest sales frame. …

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100

    June 20, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Jepsen, Gotye and fun. are the first trio of new acts to top the Hot 100 consecutively in 35 years Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I…

  12. Flo Rida Checking the 'List' For Cee Lo Green, B.o.B Tour

    June 20, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Flo Rida will be coming 'round to a venue near you this summer. The "Right Round" MC will headline the month-long "R You on the List" tour, joined by Cee Lo Green and B.o.B . Flo Rida's fourth studio album, "Wild Ones," lands July 3, his first night on…

  13. David Guetta Has Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    June 17, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Guetta's 'Titanium,' featuring Sia, moves toward Jackson's album 'Thriller' in the Dance/Club Play Songs chart's history. In its 28th week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, David Guetta 's "Titanium," featuring Sia, passes…

  14. Carly Rae Jepsen Hits No. 1: 'Call' Connects Atop Hot 100

    June 13, 2012 11:15 AM EDT The singer is the first lead female artist to send her first Hot 100 entry to No. 1 since Ke$ha Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut "Call Me Maybe" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra ,…

  15. Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    June 12, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Electric Daisy Carnival , Insomniac Events' three-day rave experience at the massive Las Vegas Motor Raceway, featured extended firework shows; art installations plucked directly from Burning Man; a team of 500 "performers" (read: stilt walkers dressed like honey bees);…

  16. Flo Rida, LMFAO's RedFoo Bring the Heat On 'Run': Watch

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Flo Rida consistently proves his command of the rap and pop world. In his new collaboration with LMFAO mastermind RedFoo, titled, "Run," he seems poised to conquer yet again. "I want to get you alone / So we can do something wrong," an unidentified female vocalist shouts…

  17. Rihanna Scores 22nd Hot 100 Top 10, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:25 PM EDT Plus: Justin Bieber Posts Chart's Top Debut, Katy Perry Vaults Into Top 20 R ihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , meanwhile,…

  18. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Phillips logs the first Hot 100 top 10 'American Idol' coronation song since 2008, while Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' reigns for a seventh week. Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single…

  19. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol…

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 2 on Hot 100, Gotye Still No. 1

    May 23, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , meanwhile…

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