1. Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry Scale Airplay Chart Summits

    August 13, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Goulding's 'Lights' shines atop Pop Songs, while Perry's 'Wide Awake' crowns Adult Pop Songs Two songs that have reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - so far - top a pair of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay charts. Ellie Goulding ascends to the…

  2. 'Gangnam Style' Viral Video Sends Psy Onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    August 11, 2012 3:58 PM EDT The wacky antics of Psy have captivated the Internet's attention this past week, as the K-Pop artist erupts out of United States obscurity and debuts on the Billboard Social 50 at No. 25 thanks to the viral success of his video for "Gangnam Style." The Social 50 chart ranks the…

  3. 'Now 43' Set to Bow at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 08, 2012 7:36 PM EDT The long-running "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise is on course for its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" should debut atop the list next week. Industry sources suggest that the set will sell perhaps 110,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the…

  4. The Beat 8/7: Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP', Carly Rae & Kenny Chesney Rule Charts

    August 07, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, August 7 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. wants to know what…

  5. Ask Billboard: More Medal-Worthy Olympic Hits

    August 03, 2012 1:05 PM EDT As the Olympics continue, so do e-mails about memorable songs from Games past. Plus, we tour the music of U.S. territories. 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…

  6. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. Rihanna has two…

  7. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. 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 the…

  8. Ask Billboard: Olympic-Sized Gold (Medal) Records

    July 29, 2012 6:05 AM EDT The latest reader mailbag looks at Olympic theme songs, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, No Doubt and Washington, D.C.'s best musicians. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  9. Watch Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City Have a 'Good Time' in New Video

    July 24, 2012 12:05 PM EDT One thing cannot be debated now that their new music video has been released: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City know how to have a good time. The 26-year-olds split slurpees, dance fireside and generally hang out in the woods in the official clip for "Good Time," which was released on…

  10. Skrillex Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For the first time, Skrillex hits No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The tally ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song…

  11. Pink Plants a Big 'Kiss' in Hot 100's Top 10

    July 18, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' holds at No. 1 for a sixth straight week. P!nk rockets into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe,"…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City: The Story Behind 'Good Time'

    July 17, 2012 11:15 AM EDT Hit single will appear on both artists' next albums. After each artist's debut entry topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adam Young's electronica project Owl City and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen have now netted their second top 20 hit -- with the same song. Produced by Young and…

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj 's "Starships" has logged…

  14. Pop & Rock Rule Mid-Year Music Sales Charts

    July 04, 2012 4:00 PM EDT With the year half-over, let's take a closer look at some of the biggest selling albums and songs across the major genres of music: pop, rock, R&B/hip-hop, country and Latin. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year Music Sales Charts TOP ALBUMS A year ago at this point, a full half of the top 20…

  15. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million and 5.50 million according to Nielsen…

  16. Linkin Park Squeaks By Maroon 5, Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Maybach Music Group, R. Kelly Also Score Top 5 Debuts As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be…

  17. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. 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 the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  18. Madonna Rules Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Madonna proved to be 2012's ultimate pop star in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which let fans weigh in on their favorite artists, songs, albums and performances of the first half of this year. After voting ended on Friday (June 29) and the hundreds of thousands of…

  19. Ask Billboard: Oh, Canada Is Taking Over U.S. Charts

    July 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Before Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, when had two Canadians last ruled the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously? Plus, updates on ELO and Adele. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music…

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen Finally Pays 'Call' to Social 50, Despite Single's Ubiquity

    June 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen finally creeps her way onto the Billboard Social 50 chart this week with a No. 44 debut. The arrival comes after she performed on and won Video of the Year at Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo,…

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