1. Lou Reed Denies Driving Susan Boyle to Tears

    September 10, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Contrary to previous reports, Lou Reed did not stop Susan Boyle from performing his song -- a licensing glitch did. Representatives for Reed have told "Access Hollywood" that the former Velvet Underground singer did not turn down Boyle's request to sing "Perfect Day"…

  2. 'Got Talent' Kid Jackie Evancho Makes Chart Impact

    August 19, 2010 10:30 AM EDT -year-old "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho quickly profited from her buzzed-about performance on the NBC show last week. Her self-released album, "Prelude to a Dream," starts at No. 121 on the Billboard 200, No. 20 on Digital Albums and No. 2 on…

  3. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 11:00 AM EDT E minem 's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle 's "I…

  4. 'Got Talent' Kid Jackie Evancho Earns Susan Boyle Comparisons

    August 12, 2010 11:38 AM EDT Watch out, Susan Boyle . Here comes Jackie Evancho. A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was chosen by YouTube viewers to compete on NBC's "America's Got Talent" stunned the judges and audience Tuesday night with her big voice. Video: Jackie Evancho on "America's…

  5. Justin Bieber Bios Coming, Susan Boyle on 'Glee'

    August 03, 2010 4:49 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Justin Bieber is set to release a memoir of his live along with a 3D biopic--and the Oscar-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth" is set to direct the film, in which Bieber will play himself. "Glee"…

  6. Eminem Beats Tom Jones to Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 11:07 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from T om Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted scored an instant chart-topping single with …

  7. Billboard Bits: Kanye's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Gaga-Winehouse Collabo Just a Dream

    July 29, 2010 5:16 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West's 'Power' Video Is 'Apocalyptic,' Says Director Kanye West 's upcoming music video for new single "Power" will be "apocalyptic, in a very personal way,"…

  8. Will Taylor Swift's New Album Sell a Million in Its First Week?

    July 26, 2010 11:47 AM EDT Fan anticipation is already building for Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now," after the pop-country superstar revealed on Ustream that the follow-up to her multiplatinum album "Fearless" will be out Oct. 25. But anticipation of a different sort is building among retail and…

  9. Eminem's 'Recovery' Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Week

    July 21, 2010 11:08 AM EDT E minem' s "Recovery" album hangs in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth consecutive week, selling 195,000 (down 15%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first set to notch four straight frames at No. 1 since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream"…

  10. Susan Boyle Announces Singing Contest, 'Susan's Search'

    July 12, 2010 11:56 AM EDT S usan Boyle is on a mission to discover the next -- well, Susan Boyle. The "Britain's Got Talent" sensation has announced a singing competition, called "Susan's Search," to give her fans the chance to sing on her next album. Video: Susan Boyle announces singing…

  11. Emimem's 'Recovery' Remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    July 07, 2010 11:04 AM EDT There's no surprise this week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Eminem's "Recovery" holds atop the tally for a second week , selling 313,000 (down 58%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. In two weeks' time, the album has shifted 1.1 million copies in the U.S…

  12. Eminem's 'Recovery' On Pace For 700K First Week

    June 25, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Things just got better for Eminem. Industry sources predicted Wednesday that Em's new "Recovery" album, released on June 21, was on track to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with perhaps 600,000 copies sold by week's end on Sunday, June 27. Sources now…

  13. Drake Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 11:00 AM EDT D rake 's "Thank Me Later" bows, as expected, with an eye-popping 447,000 copies at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album. LISTEN TO DRAKE'S "THANK ME LATER" The…

  14. Susan Boyle To Perform For pope During U.K. Tour

    June 10, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland says singing sensation Susan Boyle will likely perform for Pope Benedict XVI on his tour of Britain later this year. A spokesman said Thursday (June 10) that negotiations are still taking place, but Boyle is expected to sing at an open-air papal Mass in…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Gleans 2nd No. 1

    May 27, 2010 5:15 PM EDT TV SETS: With an album that opens with a cover of the Beatles ' "Hello Goodbye," the "Glee" cast breaks a Billboard 200 record that the Fab Four had held for almost 44 years. Just four weeks after the troupe topped the Billboard 200 with "Glee: the Music, the…

  16. Lin Yu-Chun, 'Taiwan's Susan Boyle,' Signs Record Deal

    May 13, 2010 1:41 PM EDT Lin Yu-chun, the young man whose rendition of "I Will Always Love You" on a Taiwanese talent show recalled Whitney Houston's high notes, has a record deal. Sony Music Entertainment said in a statement Thursday that Lin Yu-chun's debut, featuring Chinese and English songs,…

  17. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  18. Lin Yu Chun Wows the World, Alicia Keys Talks Tour Hits

    April 09, 2010 4:03 PM EDT In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, everyone is talking about Lin Yu-Chun, the young Taiwanese man who wowed judges, Susan Boyle -style, on the American Idol-like show Super Star Avenue with his rendition of Whitney Houston 's hit "I Will Always…

  19. Lin Yu Chun Dubbed 'Taiwan's Susan Boyle' After Singing Whitney Houston

    April 08, 2010 1:36 PM EDT Move over, Boyle-dozer! There's a new overnight singing sensation in town. Lin Yu Chun is the latest TV talent show contestant to draw worldwide attention, after the Taiwanese 24-year-old wowed viewers of "Super Star Avenue" by singing Whitney Houston's version of the…

  20. Rage Against the Machine Taps Susan Boyle, Ricky Martin Drops a Bomb-Bomb

    March 30, 2010 4:34 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Rage Against the Machine have invited Susan Boyle to perform with them during their UK gigs this summer, as a way to make amends with Boyle's manager Simon Cowell who lost his faithful X-Factor Christmas No. 1 to Rage…

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