1. Ke$ha, "TiK ToK"

    October 06, 2009 4:42 PM EDT After lending her vocals to Flo Rida 's "Right Round," Ke$ha offers her own fun and frivolous ode to a wild night out. "TiK ToK" finds the 22-year-old singing teasingly about excess pleasures, from drinking ("Ain't got a care in the world but I got plenty of…

  2. Three 6 Mafia Lays Down 'Laws Of Power'

    August 04, 2009 11:40 AM EDT Three 6 Mafia is in the final two weeks of work on its next album, "Laws of Power," which is due out Nov. 10. "We've probably got about 20 songs, about 90 percent of the album done," the group's Juicy J tells Billboard.com. But his partner, DJ Paul, notes that …

  3. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  4. Ask Billboard: Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Pink

    June 19, 2009 2:55 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. WHERE THE BOYS ARE Hi Gary, This question is not about an artist currently…

  5. Black Eyed Peas Poised For No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 11, 2009 6:30 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are aiming to go "Boom" with its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week as its new set, "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)," is poised to open in the top slot. Industry sources suggest that the will.i.am/Interscope set may sell upwards of…

  6. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews' solo efforts) dating to its first, …

  7. Kid Cudi, Asher Roth Team For Great Hangover Tour

    June 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Rap newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first co-headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of the Great Hangover Tour with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-based rapper. Labelmates Pac Div will be on the bill…

  8. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Mark Second Week Atop U.K. Charts

    June 01, 2009 10:01 AM EDT Rap rules in the U.K. charts again, after Sunday's new sales figures confirmed a second week at No. 1 for both the single "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) by Dizzee Rascal featuring Armand Van Helden and Enimem's "Relapse" album (Interscope/Universal). Eminem's…

  9. Chart Beat: "Glee," Kris Allen, Steve Martin

    May 28, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 'GLEE' AMONG RECORD-SETTING CLUB: In a week dominated by "American Idol," it's another Fox TV-related show that spurs the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100. Of course, having "Idol" as a lead-in helped the musical comedy "Glee" enjoy an ample…

  10. Flo Rida, Oasis Confirmed For London ITunes Live Fest

    May 22, 2009 9:11 AM EDT Flo Rida and Oasis are among the first acts confirmed to play the third annual iTunes Live: London Festival, which takes place throughout the month of July at London's Roundhouse. Other acts confirmed to play the event include Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and U.K. girl group the…

  11. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combined Billboard Hot 100 entries, it was Kris…

  12. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first top 10, as “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)…

  13. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" at No…

  14. 3OH!3 Hits Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Boulder, Colorado's 3OH!3 is the newest resident on the Billboard Hot 100's top ten this week, with its chart debut "Don't Trust Me" jumping four spots to No. 9. The song scored a 29% increase in downloads (with 123,000 for the week) and a 17% jump in radio airplay…

  15. Flo Rida Has Sweet Week On Billboard Hot 100

    April 30, 2009 10:44 AM EDT Flo Rida has a sweet week on the Billboard Hot 100, leaping into the top 10 with "Sugar" featuring Wynter at No. 7. The track is the rapper's fourth top 10, joining his current No. 5 hit "Right Round" near the top of the chart. "Sugar" is the week's…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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