1. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 10:57 AM EST Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal). "Loud" enters at No. 1 in…

  2. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Top Euro Chart

    November 18, 2010 8:41 AM EST Bon Jovi 's "Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection" (Mercury/Universal) withstands debuts by James Blunt , Susan Boyle and Depeche Mode to retain the leadership of Billboard's European Albums chart. Meanwhile, Rihanna commands a third week atop European Hot 100 Singles…

  3. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 On Euro Chart

    November 11, 2010 1:30 PM EST B on Jovi lands another pan-European No. 1, as the band's new "Greatest Hits" compilation (Mercury/Universal Island) makes a winning start on Billboard's European Albums chart. Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) begins a second week…

  4. Rihanna, Kings Of Leon Top Euro Charts

    November 05, 2010 8:47 AM EDT Kings of Leon 's "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while European Hot 100 Singles has a new No. 1 in the form of Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal…

  5. Kings of Leon, Eminem Rule European Charts

    October 29, 2010 11:09 AM EDT K ings of Leon scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment), while "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal) by Eminem featuring Rihanna tops the European Hot 100 Singles for a fifth…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shakira

    October 28, 2010 3:35 PM EDT BLESSED 'UNION': As previously reported , country duo Sugarland bursts onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "The Incredible Machine." At No. 2, Kings of Leon arrive with "Come Around Sundown." At No. 3, another duo - and another Leon - enjoys its own landmark…

  7. Sugarland Tops Kings of Leon on Billboard 200

    October 27, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Country duo Sugarland swoops in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with its third topper, "The Incredible Machine." The set sold 203,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, beating out the No. 2 arrival of Kings of Leon's "Come Around Sundown,"…

  8. Shakira Gets Physical, Covers Metallica at Los Angeles Show

    October 25, 2010 10:53 AM EDT S hakira 's music is both a call to action and an excuse to hit the dance floor. Her live show, on the other hand, is a reminder to hit the gym immediately. Demonstrating that it may be possible to be double-jointed at every intersection of bone in the body, the renowned Colombian hip…

  9. Shakira, "Sale el Sol"

    October 22, 2010 11:29 AM EDT Shakira's album material seems to strike a much purer chord in Spanish. Her latest project, "Sale el Sol," is no exception. It's a mix of uptempo dance tracks based on traditional Latin rhythms like merengue, hard-kicking rock tracks and earthier rock ballads that all told…

  10. Sugarland, Kings of Leon Headed for Top of Billboard 200

    October 20, 2010 7:01 PM EDT It looks like Sugarland could be on its way to sweetening the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with its third No. 1 album, as industry sources suggest the duo's "The Incredible Machine" will sell perhaps 210,000 to 220,000 by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 24.…

  11. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, So You Think You Can Dance

    October 14, 2010 11:39 AM EDT Bon Jovi takes the No. 1 position on this week's Hot Tours chart with $6.3 million in box office grosses from concerts performed during its recent two week trek through Latin America. Following a two month hiatus after its summer North American stadium dates, the band kicked off the…

  12. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 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. MEDICAL CHART…

  13. Shakira Goes 'Loca' in New Video

    September 29, 2010 12:00 PM EDT S hakira released her fun new video for "Loca" today (Sept. 29), suggesting with it that she enjoys roller skating and having fun with her fans on the beach. Sounds like a summer fantasy, but, you know, in late September. Video: Shakira, "Loca" In the sunny video for "…

  14. Shakira Supported By Colombian President At NYC Show

    September 22, 2010 7:00 AM EDT The president of Colombia might be in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, but he also found time to attend a concert by Shakira . Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, along with the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, Queen Rania of Jordan and actor Jim Carrey, came out to…

  15. Dizzee Rascal 'Honored' to Work on Shakira's 'Loca' Single

    September 07, 2010 1:00 PM EDT U.K. rap star Dizzee Rascal may take home his second Barclayard Mercury Prize, this time for his fourth album "Tongue N' Cheek," when the prestigious British award is handed out in London tonight (Sept. 7). Although a win would make him the first artist to notch two Mercury…

  16. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    August 13, 2010 7:32 AM EDT Arcade Fire scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Suburbs" (Merge/Mercury/Universal), as "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground starts a third week atop European Hot 100…

  17. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  18. Hot Tours: AC/DC, Leonard Cohen, Nickelback

    November 19, 2009 11:10 AM EST While the Australian rock band AC/DC is winding down its tour this year with a few more dates scheduled in South America, the Black Ice World Tour is set to continue in 2010 with dates booked in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Totals from three U.S. arenas were reported this week along with…

  19. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Depeche Mode, Steely Dan

    October 29, 2009 10:35 AM EDT Pop star Miley Cyrus tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with box office totals from six markets reported by national tour promoter AEG Live. So far the singer's 2009 world tour has drawn the most fans in the Detroit market with a crowd of 16,142 filling up the Palace of Auburn Hills on…

  20. Sonic Youth, Jesus Lizard Headed To Seattle's Captiol Hill Block Party

    April 28, 2009 12:19 PM EDT The Capitol Hill Block Party will return once again this summer in downtown Seattle on the weekend of July 24-25. Sonic Youth, the Jesus Lizard, the Gossip, Deerhunter, The Black Lips and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart anchor this year's lineup, which will feature over 40 acts. Early…

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