1. Rihanna Breaks Pop Songs No. 1 Record

    November 22, 2010 11:05 AM EST R ihanna rewrites the mark for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Only Girl (In the World)" rises 2-1. The song is Rihanna's seventh Pop Songs leader, pushing the singer - and 2010 American Music Award winner - past Beyonce…

  2. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, British pop outfit JLS scored their fourth U.K…

  3. Rihanna feat. Drake, "What's My Name"

    November 19, 2010 5:13 PM EST Rihanna topped the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year when she teamed with Eminem for "Love the Way You Lie," and the pop singer has done it again with her latest collaboration, the Drake -assisted "What's My Name." With the help of production duo Stargate, Rihanna…

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kid Cudi, Cee Lo Green, Trey Songz

    November 19, 2010 2:16 PM EST Kid Cudi breaks open at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" as the title moves 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His debut "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day" opened at No. 5 on R&B/Hip…

  5. Far East Movement's 'G6' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 18, 2010 11:00 AM EST Following a two-week break, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its third cumulative week at No. 1. The song was removed from the perch two weeks ago by Ke$ha's No. 1 arrival with "We R Who We…

  6. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released, Bonnaroo Dates Announced

    November 17, 2010 7:11 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released It may not be a full track, but Weezy fans will take it anyway: Lil Wayne 's first post-prison music hit the 'Net Monday, in the form of a guest spot on…

  7. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200, 'Glee' Reigns On Digital Songs

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's a "Dream" come true: the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week. "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top selling song in the U.S. last week, as it'll…

  8. Fake Email Sent To Promoters About Bogus Lil Wayne Tour

    November 16, 2010 12:53 PM EST On August 2010, a lawsuit was brought against a man who was caught impersonating Lil Wayne 's manager Cortez Bryant and booking and collecting money from promoters after falsely booking Young Money artist Drake for shows. Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story Now the Juice has…

  9. Favorite Musicians Of All Time: 28 Stars Sound Off

    November 15, 2010 1:29 PM EST As 2010 starts to wind down and thoughts turn to what has been the best music of the year, we've set our sights on even bigger things and asked over two dozen stars from every genre -- from B.o.B. and Paramore to Sheryl Crow , Trey Songz , Drake , Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton -- who is…

  10. Rihanna Cuddles with Drake in 'What's My Name?' Video

    November 15, 2010 11:40 AM EST R ihanna gets romantic with her rumored ex-boyfriend Drake in the new video for "What's My Name?" the second single from her new album "Loud," which hits retailers tomorrow (Nov. 16). Video: Rihanna feat. Drake, "What's My Name?" The clip for the flame…

  11. POTW: Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne

    November 12, 2010 2:26 PM EST Rihanna and Jon Bon Jovi got their rock-n-roll on, Taylor Swift showed off her trophies, Lil Wayne celebrated his release, Ke$ha launched a crowd surf, Drake toasted to the good life, Katy Perry biked around NYC, Alicia Keys showed hubby Swizz Beatz some love, Bono spoke at the Malaria…

  12. Nicki Minaj: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 12, 2010 2:20 PM EST On the surface, Nicki Minaj is a cartoon: a vivacious, va-va-va-voom 26-year-old girly girl with a fondness for silly voices, hip-hugging Barbie-doll costumes, anime facial expressions and day-glo accessories. But three years ago, Minaj, born Onika Maraj and raised in Jamaica, Queens, was…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's My Name?" becomes Rihanna's eighth…

  15. Soulja Boy Meets World

    November 11, 2010 4:29 PM EST Soulja Boy makes no apologies for the still-fresh ink on his body-the cross tattooed under his eye, the dollar sign printed on the side of his neck, the name "DRE" adorning his back. Two years after appearing as a baby-faced teenager on the cover of 2008 sophomore album "…

  16. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Powers Into Hot 100 Top 10

    November 11, 2010 11:26 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna blasts to the Billboard Hot 100 summit , as "What's My Name?," featuring Drake , vaults 60-1 with Airplay Gainer honors. Rihanna's eighth Hot 100 No. 1 and Drake's first leader debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs with sales of 235,000,…

  17. Country Albums Rule Top Three on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 11:17 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan), Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party…

  18. Rihanna's 'What's My Name?' Rockets to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 10, 2010 10:18 AM EST R ihanna rockets to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Nov. 11), as "What's My Name?," featuring Drake , vaults 60-1. The song debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs with sales of 235,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It claims Airplay Gainer honors on Radio…

  19. Wiz Khalifa Arrested on Drug Charges in North Carolina

    November 09, 2010 11:17 AM EST W iz Khalifa , the Pittsburgh MC who has been climbing the Hot 100 with his single "Black & Yellow," was arrested last night (Nov. 8) on marijuana charges in Greenville, NC, the Associated Press reports. The rapper (real name: Cameron Thomaz) was charged with three drug counts…

  20. Four Things You Didn't Know About Lil Wayne's Time in Prison

    November 08, 2010 3:15 PM EST The Juice got the inside scoop on Lil Wayne 's time at Rikers Island this weekend after bumping into a correction's officer who watched over the rapper's cell during his last month of incarceration. While Weezy did his best to keep the world updated about his prison experience…

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