1. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Tops Hot 100, Lumineers Leap to Top 10

    November 21, 2012 11:00 AM EST The superstar scores her 12th Hot 100 No. 1, while the Lumineers' folk-rock 'Ho Hey' completes a lengthy journey to the top 10 As previously reported , Rihanna's "Diamonds" rises 2-1 on thecollects his eighth top five Hot 100 hit, as "Locked Out of Heaven…

  2. One Direction Tops Billboard 200 Chart, 'Twilight' Debuts at No. 3

    November 21, 2012 11:00 AM EST Soundgarden, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Lana Del Rey also score Top 10 debuts. As earlier reported , One Direction crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with its second album, "Take Me Home." The SYCO/Columbia set sold 540,000 copies in its first week according to…

  3. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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…

  4. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties for Hot 100's Longest Lead This Year

    November 14, 2012 1:00 PM EST The song matches the nine-week reign of 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, Rihanna replaces PSY at No. 2 and a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 ' "Locked Out of Heaven" reaches a new peak on the Hot 100, climbing 7-6, followed by Taylor Swift 's former three…

  5. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with 1.208 million, marking the largest sales…

  6. Kendrick Lamar Debuts at No. 2 as Taylor Swift's 'Red' Tops Billboard 200

    October 31, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Tony Bennett, Gary Clark Jr., Stone Sour and Lady Antebellum also debut in the Top 10 of this week's chart. As earlier reported , Taylor Swift's "Red" album explodes at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 1.208 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen…

  7. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. 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…

  8. Sidney Samson & Will.i.am, 'Better Than Yesterday': Lyric Video Premiere

    October 05, 2012 8:45 AM EDT "Better Than Yesterday" -- a party-anthem collab between Will.i.am and Dutch house star Sidney Samson on Spinnin' Records, already rocking festival crowds worldwide -- is premiering today via a lyric video on Billboard. Like many dance-pop love stories, this one starts at Ibiza…

  9. Flo Rida Shares 'Wildest Thing' He's Seen On Tour: Watch

    October 03, 2012 3:20 PM EDT While Flo Rida 's "Whistle" dominates the Billboard charts -- from the Hot 100 to Rap Songs -- the rapper continues to sell out stadiums from coast to coast. Although he just wrapped up his U.S. tour, in support of his fourth album, "Wild Ones," Flo Rida is prepping…

  10. PSY Can't Beat Maroon 5 in Close Race For Hot 100's Top Spot

    October 03, 2012 11:50 AM EDT "One More Night" barely tops "Gangnam Style" in the closest race between Nos. 1 and 2 since February. Keep your shirt on, PSY. At least for this week. While the Korean rapper has pledged to perform "Gangnam Style" "topless in a place where everyone can watch…

  11. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha, Rihanna Blast Back Onto Pop Songs

    October 01, 2012 3:05 PM EDT The singers soar onto the chart, which Maroon 5 leads with 'One More Night.' Also: new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and Carlos Vives. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  12. Cody Simpson Enters 'Paradise': Will Web Fans Follow?

    October 01, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson realizes that most of his fans practically live on the Internet. The 15-year-old got his start recording Jason Mraz and Justin Timberlake covers in his bedroom and posting them to YouTube, racking up millions of views and leading Atlantic Records to sign a…

  13. Bruno Mars: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT In an exclusive preview, the platinum hitmaker unveils his wide-ranging second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox" It's a special day for Bruno Mars . In a few moments, he'll divulge details about his eagerly awaited sophomore album and declare his musical independence. The heat…

  14. Mumford & Sons Have Towering Debut in U.K., PSY Has Top Single

    October 01, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Mumford & Sons made a bold return to the U.K. bestsellers Sunday (Sept. 30) as their sophomore album "Babel" debuted at No. 1 with opening sales of just under 159,000, the best first-week tally of any artist in 2012. Meanwhile, the Island label was also celebrating on the…

  15. Maroon 5 Still Tops Hot 100, PSY One Step From No. 1

    September 26, 2012 2:00 PM EDT As 'Gangnam Style' inches closer to No. 1, Christina Aguilera makes this week's biggest Hot 100 debut. Maroon 5 keeps a fast-galloping PSY out of the Billboard Hot 100 summit, at least for this week, as "One More Night" spends a second week at No. 1 and tops the On…

  16. Ke$ha Debuts 'Die Young' Single: Listen

    September 25, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Electro-pop maven Ke$ha returns with her new single, the abandon-free "Die Young," which was released on Tuesday (Sept. 25) and previews sophomore album "Warrior," out Dec. 4 on RCA Records. The new single sees the 25-year-old returning to the formula of her past hits:…

  17. Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 on Hot 100 with 'One More Night'

    September 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun. , meanwhile, top the Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previously reigned with "Makes Me Wonder" for…

  18. Chart Highlights: Christina Aguilera's 'Body' Dances Onto Pop Songs

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Also: Hunter Hayes scores his first No. 1 on Country Songs and the Lumineers take over atop the Rock and Alternative Songs charts. 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…

  19. Rihanna, Taylor Swift Top MTV European Music Awards Nominations

    September 17, 2012 9:20 AM EDT PHOTOS: Show Highlights • 15 Best & Worst Dressed • Taylor Swift Sings 'Never Ever' • Wiz & Amber Are Pregnant! • 10 Crazy VMAs Moments The fresh nod aims to highlight the most "unique and eye-catching personal styles" emanating from the music world. Rihanna is…

  20. The xx Score First No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 17, 2012 8:50 AM EDT The Script Open at No. 2, Narrowly Missing a Sweep After Topping Singles Chart The Script 's "Hall of Fame," featuring will.i.am, climbed to the top of the new U.K. singles chart Sunday (Sept. 16), but the Irish group were denied a third consecutive No. 1 album as "#3"…

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