1. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching tribute by Stevie Wonder, David Guetta won the…

  2. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  3. Rihanna's 'SNL' Performance & 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna 's seventh album "Unapologetic" nears (due Nov. 19), the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains across our monitored social networks. The Social 50 chart…

  4. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  5. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  6. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  7. Bubbling Under: Dance, Adult Pop Gotta Have Paloma Faith

    November 02, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob. Paloma Faith In the vein of such sassy female British pop singer…

  8. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace 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 refreshed on billboard.com…

  9. Ultra Music Festival Expands to 2 Weekends

    October 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT For the Ultra Music Festival, one weekend just wasn't enough. Organizers announced on Monday that the massive Electronic Dance Music event will be taking over Miami's Bayfront Park for two weekends in March. SLIDESHOW: Highlights From Ultra Music Festival 2012 The prolonged party…

  10. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Drives Gains on Social 50 Chart

    October 12, 2012 9:15 AM EDT Rihanna is back at it. This week she jumps 23-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, elevated by attention from her newly released single "Diamonds" off her upcoming album "Unapologetic" (set to be released November 19). The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Brenda Russell Talks Flo Rida's 'I Cry'

    October 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT What does the smooth R&B singer think of the Sunshine State rapper's reworking of her 1988 hit ballad 'Piano in the Dark'? SWIFT STARTS: Taylor Swift pads her lead for the most top 10 debuts in the Hot 100's 54-year history, as "Begin Again" launches at No. 7…

  12. Sidney Samson & Will.i.am, 'Better Than Yesterday': Lyric Video Premiere

    October 05, 2012 8:45 AM EDT "Better Than Yesterday" -- a party-anthem collab between Will.i.am and Dutch house star Sidney Samson on Spinnin' Records, already rocking festival crowds worldwide -- is premiering today via a lyric video on Billboard. Like many dance-pop love stories, this one starts at Ibiza…

  13. Top 5 PSY Songs 'Gangnam Style' Fans Should Hear

    October 04, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Photos : PSY's Invades America • Psy Remains No. 2 • PSY Watch: Will 'GS' Go No. 1? • PSY Is Tops in Britain • PSY Rules Social 50   • Video: PSY Talks Biebs • 10 Best 'Style' Parodies In the glossy world of K-pop, PSY has stuck out with his eccentric personality and…

  14. Mumford & Sons Have Towering Debut in U.K., PSY Has Top Single

    October 01, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Mumford & Sons made a bold return to the U.K. bestsellers Sunday (Sept. 30) as their sophomore album "Babel" debuted at No. 1 with opening sales of just under 159,000, the best first-week tally of any artist in 2012. Meanwhile, the Island label was also celebrating on the…

  15. 21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012

    September 17, 2012 7:25 PM EDT You've already seen Billboard's 2012 list of 21 young stars under 21 who are burning the brightest in the music world, but these 12 brand-new artists could soon find their way onto the list. Return To "21 Under 21" Main Page Ryan Beatty (Age 16) On his way to becoming…

  16. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. 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…

  17. The xx Score First No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 17, 2012 8:50 AM EDT The Script Open at No. 2, Narrowly Missing a Sweep After Topping Singles Chart The Script 's "Hall of Fame," featuring will.i.am, climbed to the top of the new U.K. singles chart Sunday (Sept. 16), but the Irish group were denied a third consecutive No. 1 album as "#3"…

  18. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Linkin Park 's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In the video, photos from viewers' Facebook…

  19. Electric Zoo 2012: 14 Things Seen & Heard

    September 06, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Electric Zoo (August 31-September 2) might not be the country's largest, splashiest, or most hyped electronic dance music festival. But we're going to go on record and say that it's the best. Electric Zoo 2012 PHOTOS: DANCE PARTY There are basic, tangible reasons for this…

  20. Dev Talks Sophomore Album, 2 Chainz Love at Lollapalooza: Video

    August 06, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Before her debut Lollapalooza performance on Friday night (Aug. 3), pop singer Dev stopped by Billboard's comfy couch to chat with Jonathan Brooks about the follow-up to last year's breakout debut "The Night The Sun Came Up." Lollapalooza 2012 VIDEO: Lolla Highlights •…

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