1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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,"…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen Q&A: 'My Life Has Changed In Every Way'

    June 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Read the online-exclusive Q&A from the Billboard cover story on Carly Rae Jepsen At age 26, Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen has turned heads by storming the U.S. pop charts with her indelible hit single "Call Me Maybe," which recently celebrated its second week at No…

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Read an excerpt from Billboard's cover story on the 'Call Me Maybe' phenomenon "It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen , calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Usher, LMFAO, Grouplove

    June 22, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Usher helped popularize Justin Bieber ... who helped Carly Rae Jepsen reach No. 1. A star's endorsement can work wonders. This week, 'PARTY ROCK' ON: LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, holds at No. 45 in its 65th week on the Hot…

  18. Chris Brown, Drake Club Brawl Causes Social 50 Chart Gains

    June 22, 2012 4:20 PM EDT It's no coincidence that both Drake and Chris Brown received significant online gains this week as news that the two and their respective camps were involved in an altercation at a nightclub in New York. The pair rises 28-20 and 18-12 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, respectively.…

  19. Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100

    June 20, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Jepsen, Gotye and fun. are the first trio of new acts to top the Hot 100 consecutively in 35 years Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I…

  20. Poll: Billboard.com's 2012 Mid-Year Music Awards

    June 19, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Amazingly enough, 2012 will be halfway done in less than two weeks' time -- and the first six months of this year have offered some unforgettable moments in popular music. So far, 2012 has seen Nicki Minaj , Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood come back in big ways; boy bands brought us…

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