1. Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 2010 Artist of the Year, Ke$ha Takes Top New Act

    December 09, 2010 8:30 AM EST This was the year everyone went gaga for Lady Gaga . The shape-shifting pop star takes home Billboard's top artist of the year honors, just a year after she earned top new artist applause. The last time an act made a move from "new" to "top" faster was in 2006, when…

  2. Susan Boyle Likely to Top Billboard 200 Next Week

    December 08, 2010 11:10 PM EST Susan Boyle will likely again reign at No. 1 next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her latest album, "The Gift." It's too early to tell how much it could sell by week's end on Dec. 12, but it will easily beat out the biggest new entry: T.I.'s "No Mercy…

  3. Boyle Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200, Peas Begin At No. 6

    December 08, 2010 11:09 AM EST Weeks ago -- on paper, at least -- it seemed like the Black Eyed Peas' "The Beginning" was a safe bet for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart, especially considering how their last set, 2009's "The E.N.D.," blasted in atop the list with 304,000 in its…

  4. Take That Marks Third Week At No. 1 On U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2010 10:24 AM EST Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" …

  5. Take That Surges To Euro Albums Chart Summit

    December 03, 2010 7:44 AM EST British pop five-piece Take That has Europe's new No. 1 album with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal), replacing Rihanna 's "Loud," but the Barbadian star's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) moves into a fifth week atop the pan-European…

  6. Susan Boyle Likely to Return to Billboard 200 Summit

    December 02, 2010 10:30 AM EST A year ago next week, Susan Boyle was tops on the Billboard 200 chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream." And next week her second album "The Gift" (Syco/Sony Music) looks like it will make a return engagement to the top of the list. Industry sources suggest that…

  7. Mariah, Susan Boyle Come Out For 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center'

    December 01, 2010 2:46 PM EST Last night (Nov. 30) the Christmas festivities were in full swing with some of the biggest females in music coming out to sing for 78th Annual Tree Lighting at NYC's Rockefeller Center. Mariah Carey , Kylie Minogue , Susan Boyle , Annie Lennox , Charice , and Jessica Simpson sang to the…

  8. The Top-Charting Holiday Albums Of The Past 25 Years

    December 01, 2010 2:45 PM EST It's the most wonderful time of the year for holiday albums. Make that the most wonderful time of the past 52 years . On the Billboard 200 released Thursday (Nov. 25), Susan Boyle 's holiday-themed "The Gift" spent a second week at No. 1, fending off Jackie Evancho 's…

  9. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 11:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Friday" debut according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  10. Susan Boyle Chokes During Performance on 'The View'

    November 30, 2010 4:35 PM EST S usan Boyle has been said to have the voice of an angel, but during her performance on "The View" this morning (Nov. 30), the angel was interrupted by the frog in Boyle's throat. Video: Susan Boyle Performs on "The View" The Scottish singer appeared on the morning…

  11. Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey Ascend On Adult Contemporary

    November 30, 2010 2:05 PM EST TAYLOR'S TOPS: Taylor Swift 's "Mine" advances 2-1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, marking the star's third No. 1 on the survey. Swift led for six weeks with "Love Story" beginning in June 2009 and for 14 weeks with "You Belong With Me…

  12. Jackie Evancho On Landing Her First Billboard 200 Hit

    November 29, 2010 2:22 PM EST J ackie Evancho talks and acts like any 10-year-old -- until she opens her mouth to sing. And then it's hard to believe that such a big, commanding voice is actually coming out of this tiny person. But indeed it is, as millions of TV viewers witnessed during this summer's edition of…

  13. 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…

  14. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, British pop outfit JLS scored their fourth U.K…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the "Glee" first-season finale in May,…

  16. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' to Keep Giving on Billboard 200

    November 18, 2010 2:40 PM EST Though a hefty number of blockbuster new albums reached the marketplace on Tuesday, Nov. 16, none of them look like they'll topple Susan Boyle's "The Gift" from No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that the Christmas-flavored "Gift…

  17. 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…

  18. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200, 'Glee' Reigns On Digital Songs

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's a "Dream" come true: the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week. "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top selling song in the U.S. last week, as it'll…

  19. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 7:54 AM EST Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company revealed new…

  20. Susan Boyle Battling Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 5:03 PM EST Two of music's leading ladies are about to meet again on the charts. Susan Boyle , who finished 2009 with the year's second-biggest selling album according to Nielsen SoundScan, is eyeing the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 next week. Standing in her way? The woman who took home…

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