1. Frank Ocean to Make 'SNL' Debut; Perform at 2012 MTV VMAs

    August 29, 2012 1:50 PM EDT After canceling a European tour and a 10-city Coldplay stadium tour, Frank Ocean will return to the stage. The singer-songwriter is set to perform at three separate events through out next month. On September 6, he'll be performing at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. He's also…

  2. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' spends a second week on top, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have a 'Good Time' in top 10. Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl…

  3. Trey Songz Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    August 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Meanwhile, Owl City scores a top 10 debut and Adele ends a 79-week run Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer's fifth full-length…

  4. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Ties K-Pop Record

    August 27, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Just as the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart celebrates its first birthday , it finds itself with a new chart accomplishment from Psy's hit single "Gangnam Style." A few months back, IU dominated the holiday season with her comeback track "You and I" landing itself atop…

  5. Trey Songz, DJ Khaled & Owl City Albums Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    August 25, 2012 9:25 AM EDT As earlier reported , R&B singer Trey Songz is coasting to his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his "Chapter V" should easily top the tally next week. Industry sources are projecting that the set could sell between 120,000 and 130,000 by the end of the tracking…

  6. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam In Pa.

    August 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam at Sands Barenaked Ladies Both humor and hooks, as always, infused Barenaked Ladies' headlining set at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday (Aug. 17). The group capped a night of adult alternative rock following…

  7. Insider Tips: Jonas Bros. Are Back, Bieber Camp Goes K-Pop, 'Glee' Music

    August 17, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Chart Article August 17, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to…

  8. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100

    August 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 'Whistle' blows Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' out of the top spot after nine weeks, while fun., Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift also make notable moves Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 , pushing Carly Rae Jepsen '…

  9. The Beat: Frank Ocean Cancels Tour, Rihanna Opens Up, Carly Rae Tops Again

    August 13, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Today's Monday, August 13 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, features host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from the streets of sunny California. In today'…

  10. 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…

  11. '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…

  12. '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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,"…

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