1. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  2. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Pop Songs Chart

    June 10, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs mainstream top 40 radio airplay…

  4. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Return To Childhood in 'Everything Has Changed' Video: Watch

    June 06, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Leave it to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to fully return us cynical adults to the wonders of childhood in a little over four minutes. In the impossibly adorable music video for "Everything Has Changed," the singer-songwriters showcase miniature doppelgängers building an everlasting…

  5. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  6. Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' Heats Up On Hot 100

    May 24, 2013 10:55 AM EDT Chart success for pop singer's new single sets a promising stage for L.A. Reid-helmed Epic debut. Before Avril Lavigne performed her new single, "Here's to Never Growing Up," on NBC's "Today" on May 17, the pop singer/songwriter smiled and waved to a…

  7. Marianas Trench, Drake Lead 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2013 6:45 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations,…

  8. Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne Return to Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    May 16, 2013 7:57 PM EDT Two artists make 10-position jumps straight into the top 10 on the Social 50 this week, as both Demi Lovato and Avril Lavigne return to the region. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart'…

  9. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  10. Avril Lavigne Refuses To Age in 'Here's To Never Growing Up' Video

    May 09, 2013 11:46 AM EDT Time is a funny thing: its passage almost always leads to the gradual loss of youth and alteration of physical features. We use the word "almost," however, because the cruel boundaries of time have not made the slightest of impacts on the appearance of Avril Lavigne, who is 28…

  11. P!nk Powers to No. 1 On Hot 100 With 'Just Give Me A Reason'

    April 17, 2013 3:52 PM EDT The singer scores her fourth chart-topper, while Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato each jump into the top 10. Plus, PSY starts just out of the top tier with 'Gentleman' P!nk notches her fourth No. 1 on the on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just Give Me a Reason,"…

  12. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne 'Never' Lands On Pop Songs

    April 15, 2013 3:08 PM EDT Lavigne and Selena Gomez preview forthcoming albums with debuts on Pop Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  13. Avril Lavigne: New Album Is 'All Over The Place'

    April 10, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Singer's fifth full-length will include pop-rock tunes, piano ballads and a Marilyn Manson collaboration. First, a clarification: when Avril Lavigne kicks off her new single "Here's To Never Growing Up" with the line "Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs,"…

  14. Avril Lavigne's 'Here's To Never Growing Up' Lands Early: Listen

    April 08, 2013 9:43 PM EDT Hear the acoustic-driven lead single from Lavigne's still-TBA fifth album. Avril Lavigne is back at last -- but as her fans get older, she stays the same age.  In new single "Here's to Never Growing Up," she offers an acoustic anthem for listeners who have stuck with…

  15. 'The Voice' Stars Usher and Shakira Surge on Social 50 Chart

    April 04, 2013 9:32 PM EDT The reality show newcomers have launched into the chart's top 10. Following Shakira and Usher's debut on NBC's "The Voice," the two pop stars are sent flying on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The pair debuted last week on the talent show, alongside…

  16. 'Steven Tyler Act' Stumbles in Hawaii

    March 22, 2013 5:06 AM EDT The future is looking bleak for a celebrity privacy bill in Hawaii known as the Steven Tyler Act. The proposal pushed by the Aerosmith lead singer would allow people to sue others who take photos or videos of their private moments. But after sailing through the Senate earlier this month…

  17. Avril Lavigne Shares Single Snippet, Crowd-Sources Lyric Video

    March 21, 2013 11:21 AM EDT "Here's To Never Growing Up," out April 9, will likely lead the pop star's next studio album. Avril Lavigne is toasting the eternal sunshine of the bratty mind on her new single, and is asking fans to help out with its official lyric video. On Wednesday night (Mar. 20),…

  18. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Almost-Heatseeker Graduates & Kenny Chesney

    January 22, 2013 10:05 AM EST In this week's mailbag, your assistance is required when it comes to remembering solo hits which probably should've been billed as duets. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please…

  19. Cassadee Pope's Vision for Album: Edgy, Mature With a Lil' Blake Shelton

    December 19, 2012 3:15 PM EST 'The Voice' Finale Seen by 14 Million Viewers, Up 18% From Season 2 Cassadee Pope begins her post-"Voice" career tonight (Dec. 19) with an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and heads to New York to appear on the "Today" show on Thursday.…

  20. 'The Voice' Finale: Two Coaches Say 'Good Riddance,' Rihanna + Bruno Mars Perform

    December 19, 2012 10:35 AM EST PLUS: Watch Cassadee Pope duet with the Killers, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne Before Cassadee Pope was crowned winner , NBC managed to pack the two-hour finale of "The Voice" season three with big musical guests from Kelly Clarkson, the Killers, Avril Lavigne and the last two…

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