1. Which 'Star Wars' Character Are You? Spotify Has the Answer

    December 15, 2015 6:59 PM EST Spotify has joined the rest of the world in welcoming  The Force Awakens , debuting a playlist " game " (powered by a Holocron?) that analyzes users' listening patterns then assigns them a playlist and accompanying  Star Wars  character. "Spotify’s data droids are helping…

  2. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  3. Eric Church Lands First No. 1 Album, Amy Winehouse Continues to Climb

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure that expected). The debut marks the artist's first topper on not just…

  4. Paramore Controversy Sparks Social 50 Chart Climb

    January 06, 2011 12:27 PM EST As the soap opera-worthy drama of Paramore's recent lineup change continues to make headlines, the rock band sees a corresponding surge in social network buzz, as it re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 36. On Tuesday, Paramore spoke out for the first time since a scathing…

  5. Jack Johnson, Katy Perry Top Tallies

    June 10, 2010 6:14 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Katy Perry has another No. 1 hit with "California Gurls," the lead single from her upcoming album "Teenage Dream". Meanwhile Jack Johnson 's "To the Sea" takes the top spot on the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Avenged Sevenfold, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Staind

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Avenged Sevenfold joins Ozzfest, Lynyrd Skynyrd off the road and Staind plays Indy 500. Avenged Sevenfold has filled the final slot for this summer's Ozzfest tour. The group will join previously announced bands System Of A Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed and Lacuna Coil on the tour's…