1. Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' Storms Hot 100's Top 10

    January 11, 2012 12:05 PM EST Without the aid so far of radio or an all-out promotional push, Jason Mraz blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8 with "I Won't Give Up," courtesy of a No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs chart. The song starts with 229,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and…

  2. Adele's '21' Hits 15th Week at No. 1

    January 11, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele 's "21" album hangs in for a whopping 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 14%). It's the only title to move over 100,000 this week, as the No. 2 set -- Drake 's "Take Care" --…

  3. Rapper Tyga Arrested in Las Vegas

    January 10, 2012 7:50 PM EST "Rack City" rapper Tyga was arrested in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to TMZ . The MC, born Michael Stevenson, was reportedly booked on an outstanding warrant after being flagged for a traffic violation. He had an alleged four previous incidents, including driving without a…

  4. Chart Highlights: Lady Gaga's 'Marry The Night' Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 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 every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "We Found Love" Rihanna…

  5. Common Disses Drake on 'Stay Schemin'' Remix: Listen

    January 09, 2012 1:10 PM EST 'Soft n---a, make no mistake, I'm talking to Drake,' Common raps Weeks after Common started a feud with Drake with some vaguely antagonistic lyrics on "Sweet," a track off his album "The Dreamer/The Believer," Common attacks the Canadian superstar head-on in…

  6. Kelly Rowland To Be Honored at 2012 Black Women In Music Event

    January 09, 2012 9:40 AM EST Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve , the Feb. 8 invitation-only event in Los Angeles will also…

  7. Mannie Fresh Talks Cash Money, Dr. Dre, Kanye West Collabos & More

    January 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST In the late '90s, New Orleans native Mannie Fresh was one of hip-hop's most successful producers. As the in-house producer for Cash Money Records, he delivered such hits as Juvenile 's top 20 single "Back That Thang Up" and B.G.'s "Bling Bling." In…

  8. Skrillex May Get First Top 10 Album Next Week

    January 06, 2012 7:39 PM EST Five-time Grammy Award nominee Skrillex may be on his way to his first top 10 album, as his latest release, "Bangarang," could charge into the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 next week. He just earned his best week ever on the Billboard 200 as the digital-exclusive set bowed at No…

  9. Rick Ross Drops 'Rich Forever' Mixtape; Recruits Kelly Rowland, Drake & More: Listen

    January 06, 2012 3:50 PM EST Despite pushing back his album "God Forgives, I Don't," due to recent health issues, Rick Ross drops his anticipated mixtape, " Rich Forever " and video for "Stay Schemin" featuring Drake and French Montana . "Rich Forever" features some of hip-hop…

  10. Chart Juice: Wale, Mac Miller Dominate the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    January 05, 2012 4:20 PM EST There was cause to celebrate when Mac Miller 's first studio album -- and second charting effort -- "Blue Slide Park" debuted at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on Nov 26. But after its initial success, "Blue Slide Park" dropped out of the top 10 after two…

  11. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week Atop Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted, Adele 's "21" album jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking its 14th non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. The set sold 144,000 copies last week (down 64% according to Nielsen SoundScan) and continues to be the album with the most weeks at…

  12. Adele Rules 2011 With Top Selling Album & Song

    January 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele 's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.82 million copies last year, while "…

  13. Bieber & Santana Duet, Gaga Smooches Mayor Bloomberg: Watch New Year's Eve Performances

    January 01, 2012 11:33 AM EST While you were out last night letting the bubbly flow and counting down to ten, music stars strutted their stuff alongside Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly and Anderson Cooper. PHOTOS: Stars Perform on New Year's Eve Another night, another crazy outfit for Lady Gaga , who shed her…

  14. Watch: Live Times Sq. New Year's Eve Webcast Feat. Lady Gaga, Drake & More

    December 31, 2011 5:55 PM EST Watch the Times Square New Year's Eve festivities live right here on Billboard.com. The six-hour webcast, which begins at 6pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 31 and runs until 12:15am ET, will feature Lady Gaga right before midnight ringing in 2012 with New York major Michael Bloomberg as well as…

  15. LMFAO, Florence + the Machine on Track for Billboard 200 Top 10

    December 30, 2011 8:05 PM EST The Billboard charts are getting extra "Sexy" this week. Electronic/pop/rap duo LMFAO just scored its second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Sexy and I Know It" and now the act is heading for its first top 10 album. LMFAO Brings 'Sexy' To Hot…

  16. Chart Juice: Young Jeezy Scores Fifth No. 1 Album, Nicki Minaj's Singles Rule, & More

    December 29, 2011 3:05 PM EST Young Jeezy goes five for five on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart as "TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition" gives him his fifth No. 1 in five tries. The set bows atop the list with 233,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan and follows his chart-topping 2008 release "The Recession.…

  17. Michael Buble Remains No. 1, Adele's '21' Has Best Sales Week Yet

    December 28, 2011 11:00 AM EST Young Jeezy's 'TM 103' Scores Big Debut Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album spends a fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 467,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its sales were up 4% in the tracking week that ended on Dec. 25,…

  18. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 28, 2011 9:05 AM EST From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 1 In part…

  19. Holiday Hits: Michael Buble & Adele Heading for 400,000-Plus Sales Weeks

    December 23, 2011 9:01 PM EST As reported earlier (Dec. 21), Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth consecutive week -- the seven-day period that ends at the close of business on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Industry sources project the album will…

  20. Drake, Lil Wayne Make Fashion Statements in 'The Motto' Video

    December 22, 2011 10:50 AM EST Drake , Lil Wayne and Tyga flaunt their Young Money success -- and some eyebrow-raising fashion choices -- in the music video for "The Motto," which premiered online on Wednesday night (Dec. 21). The clip finds Drizzy riding around the Bay Area in a black convertible, boasting about…

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