1. Depeche Mode Soars To Euro Album Chart Summit

    April 30, 2009 9:12 AM EDT Depeche Mode races 67-1 on European Top 100 Albums with its new, 12th studio set "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI), while Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) moves into a tenth week atop European Hot 100 Singles. The Depeche Mode album is new at No. 1 in…

  2. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  3. Eminem, Green Day Make Big Hot 100 Debuts

    April 23, 2009 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while the tally's highest debut comes at No. 9 from Eminem with "We Made You." It's the best Hot 100 debut of his career and its fast start is owed…

  4. Lady GaGa Scores Euro Chart Double

    April 23, 2009 8:12 AM EDT Patience is a virtue for Lady Gaga, who completes her Europe-wide conquest by hitting the top of European Top 100 Albums for the first time with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) after five weeks at No. 2. "Poker Face" starts a ninth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100…

  5. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I have a special request. My brother will be…

  6. U2, Lady GaGa Continue Euro Chart Domination

    April 16, 2009 1:13 PM EDT U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) moves into a sixth week at the summit of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, while it's now eight weeks at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal). …

  7. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' "The Climb," which moves up two…

  8. Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa Top Hot 100

    April 09, 2009 7:42 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas rocket to the top of the Hot 100 this week, with "Boom Boom Pow" flying up to No. 1 from No. 39. The quartet was the week's biggest airplay gainer, with an audience gain of 10 million impressions. The Peas knocked out Lady GaGa's "Poker Face"…

  9. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 08, 2009 1:34 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas set the mark for best single-week and debut download totals by a group as "Boom Boom Pow" shifts 465,000 in its first week of release. The title easily tops Hot Digital Songs and is set to become the act's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, with a hefty 39-1…

  10. Keith Urban Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Keith Urban celebrates his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as his Capitol Nashville set "Defying Gravity" arrives with 171,000. The country star had previously gone as high as No. 3 twice, with "Be Here" in 2004 and "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing" in…

  11. Lady GaGa Rules U.K. Charts

    April 06, 2009 10:25 AM EDT Lady GaGa completed a U.K. chart double yesterday (Sunday) as her Interscope/Universal album "The Fame" rose 3-1 and the single "Poker Face" began a third week at the top. "The Fame" hit the album summit in its 12th week on the chart, as Kings of Leon's …

  12. No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Flo Rida Set For 'Today' Show Concerts

    April 02, 2009 11:00 AM EDT No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, All-American Rejects, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the bands and musicians scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" as part of the morning television show's 14th annual summer concert series. The 2009 "Toyota…

  13. Lady GaGa Scores Hot 100 Milestone With 'Poker Face'

    April 02, 2009 10:15 AM EDT Lady GaGa unseats Flo Rida at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the chart with her first two chart entries. The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, previously led the list for three weeks with "Just…

  14. Update: Prince, Keith Urban Vie For No. 1

    April 02, 2009 7:58 AM EDT New albums from Keith Urban and Prince are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week, with each artist's latest release aiming for a start in the neighborhood of 150,000 copies and a shot at No. 1. Industry prognosticators suggest Urban's "Defying Gravity"…

  15. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood

    April 01, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. GOING WITH…

  16. 'Now 30,' 'Hannah Montana' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 11:00 AM EDT After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen. Leading the pack of new entries are the "Now 30" compilation …

  17. Chart Beat- "Slumdog Millionaire," American Idol, Flex

    March 26, 2009 1:09 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. BEST IN…

  18. Flo Rida Is Doubly Sweet On The Hot 100

    March 26, 2009 12:57 PM EDT Flo Rida's appearances on the Hot 100 are doubly sweet this week, with "Right Round" maintaining at No. 1 and "Suga," featuring Wynter, scoring the chart's hot shot debut at No. 25. "Suga," which sold 78,000 digital tracks last week and quadrupled its…

  19. Lady GaGa Takes Top Spot On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 23, 2009 2:30 PM EDT Album releases aimed squarely at yesterday's Mothers' Day had a big impact on the new U.K. sales chart. Irish pop vocalist Ronan Keating's covers set "Songs For My Mother" (Polydor/Universal) entered at No. 1, while on the separate compilation album listing, "101…

  20. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I noticed that the top three songs on the UK…

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