1. Weekly Chart Notes: Cee Lo Green, 'Glee,' Justin Bieber

    February 24, 2011 5:55 PM EST GO, GREEN: As Lady Gaga reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Born This Way" - marking the first No. 1-debuting title to remain in charge in its second frame since Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" in 2003, and the first such song to do so since the…

  2. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200, Crosses 1 Million Sales

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST N icki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18% per Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark this week -- 1,035,000 total since its Nov.…

  3. Amos Lee Nets No. 1 on Billboard 200 in Another Dreary Sales Week

    February 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST It's a take-the-good/take-the-bad sort of week on the Billboard 200. On the one hand, singer/songwriter Amos Lee collects his first No. 1 and a career-high sales week of 40,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with his new album, "Mission Bell." Lee had never sold more than 16…

  4. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of around 70,000. The Decemberists Folk Around on…

  5. Bruno Mars Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, 'Glee' Cast Sets Record

    January 24, 2011 9:10 AM EST B runo Mars became the first male solo artist since Mika in 2007 to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously on Sunday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, the "Glee" Cast broke the record for the shortest time for any act to achieve 20 top 40 U.K. appearances. Mars' "Grenade…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Rocks Frizzy Hair in 'S&M' Video, Joe Jonas Admires Daft Punk

    January 20, 2011 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Shows Off Frizzy Hair in New Pic from 'S&M' Video Shoot Rihanna shared a photo from the set of her "S&M" music video yesterday (Jan. 19) after excitedly discussing the video…

  7. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Stays Atop Hot 100, Lil Wayne Cracks Top 10

    December 23, 2010 11:00 AM EST K aty Perry 's "Firework" continues to light up the Hot 100 at No. 1, leading the chart for a third consecutive week and continuing its climb up the Radio Songs chart, where it takes the Airplay Gainer tag with a 6-3 move on the airplay list (119.3 million, up 20%, according to…

  8. Music's 15 Best & Worst Fashions Of 2010

    December 22, 2010 1:00 PM EST Niki Schwan, the stylist who brought the world some of | Drake At Lil Wayne's Post-Jail Party NIKI SCHWAN: "I worked with The 'Glee' Cast's School-Days Look NIKI SCHWAN: "I think Leighton Meester's "Somebody To Love" Video NIKI SCHWAN: "I don&…

  9. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 "Speak Now" by Taylor Swift and…

  10. Diddy's Dirty Money Hits Up 'Chelsea Lately'

    December 21, 2010 10:40 AM EST Diddy and his Dirty Money crew hit up Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea Lately" show last night (Dec. 20) and damn near got heckled by the late night host. Video: Diddy's Dirty Money hits "Chelsea Laely" So many funny moments here. First, Chelsea kept calling Diddy …

  11. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Clocks Second Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    December 16, 2010 10:53 AM EST The spinning wheel atop the Billboard Hot 100 comes to a halt for the first time in almost two months, as "Firework" by Katy Perry spends a second consecutive week at No. 1. The track also leads Digital Songs for a third straight week with 201,000 downloads (down 5%), according to…

  12. Diddy Inducts Bieber Into Dirty Money Crew, Teaches How To Swag

    December 16, 2010 10:45 AM EST Is there anything Diddy won't do to promote "Last Train to Paris"? First he harassed New Yorkers walking down the street , and now he's recruiting Justin Bieber . Video: Diddy Teaches Justin Bieber How to Swag Diddy stopped by the studio to hang out with Bieber and hassle…

  13. Jackson, Boyle, Swift Battling for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 16, 2010 9:04 AM EST The No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week is seemingly up for grabs, as three albums are possibly vying for the penthouse. Michael Jackson 's new posthumous "Michael" set may move around 200,000 to 225,000 by week's end on Sunday, Dec. 19, according to…

  14. Watch: Diddy Shows Fans 'His' New York

    December 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST D iddy is back in New York and making that interesting web content. And by "interesting" we mean that he has truly lost his mind. In his latest effort to promote the new Diddy-Dirty Money album "Last Train to Paris," which will be released Dec. 14, Diddy hung out near his…

  15. Diddy, R. Kelly And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 08, 2010 11:46 AM EST These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 13-14). Read more about each of them below. Diddy-Dirty Money "Last Train To Paris" Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 4 with performances of "Ass on…

  16. Watch: Diddy Grinds With Robert DeNiro on 'SNL'

    December 06, 2010 11:53 AM EST While Diddy 's latest project Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend with performances of "Ass on the Floor" and "Coming Home," Mr. Combs' homerun was his sketch with Andy Samberg and host Robert DeNiro, who dresses in drag.…

  17. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 8:39 PM EST Justin Bieber's first American Music Awards was perfection. The 16-year-old teen heartthrob went four-for-four on Sunday night, capturing every award he was nominated for, including the top award of the night, favorite artist. He beat a list that featured veterans Eminem and Usher as…

  18. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas Mark Date for 'The Beginning,' Susan Boyle Cancels 'DWTS' Appearance

    October 04, 2010 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas Announce Nov. 30 Release of 'The Beginning' The Black Eyed Peas will follow last year's chart-topping "The E.N.D." with "The Beginning," their new album slated for…

  19. Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks

    September 30, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart for a second week . The song also returns to the penthouse of Digital Songs (188,000, down 3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), after being pushed down a…

  20. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz centered around several captivating…

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