1. 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"…

  2. Chart Highlights: 'Whistle' To 'Blow': Flo Rida, P!nk No. 1

    September 10, 2012 4:15 PM EDT The Sunshine State rapper tops Pop Songs with 'Whistle,' while P!nk powers to No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs with 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss).' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  3. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  4. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Linkin Park 's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In the video, photos from viewers' Facebook…

  5. The Beat 9/7: MTV VMA Red Carpet, Lady Gaga's U.S. Tour

    September 07, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, Sept. 7 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. Last night, J.B. was on the red carpet at the MTV…

  6. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden American hit spent nine weeks atop the…

  7. Four-Play: Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, & Waka Flocka Flame

    September 04, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Azealia Banks taps into the 90s', Nas reminisces on the past, 2 Chainz commemorates a way only he can, and Waka Flocka Flame keeps it classy. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Azealia Banks, Nas, 2 Chainz, and Waka Flocka Flame. Azealia Banks pulls inspiration…

  8. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    September 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The singer/actress scores her first leader on the list with 'Give Your Heart a Break.' Plus, new No. 1s for Neon Trees, Usher and Little Big Town. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  9. Far East Movement Eye 'Dirty' Push in U.S.

    August 28, 2012 12:00 PM EDT After quiet start on home turf, former Hot 100 champs to promote "Dirty Bass" album "from the ground up" After focusing their efforts on the European market where they toured extensively with LMFAO , Far East Movement says the plan is to push "Dirty Bass" on…

  10. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected last week. By last Friday, some industry…

  11. Official: Taylor Swift's 'Never' Song Sells 623,000; Sets Female Digital Record

    August 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift has set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sold 623,000 in the week ending Aug. 19 -- according to Nielsen SoundScan -- and it thus debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's…

  12. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' could rewrite sales history, while also starting on a host of Billboard radio charts. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Taylor Swift 's fourth studio album "Red," due Oct. 22, appears…

  13. Blow Me Up: The Man Behind Pink's Monster Hit

    August 17, 2012 3:10 PM EDT "It's a company policy that we can't refer to it without saying, parenthesis 'One Last Kiss,'" RCA Music Group CEO Peter Edge jokes, referring to P!nk 's latest top 10 hit, which without the parenthetical would be titled simply, "Blow Me." But…

  14. Pitbull, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida Join Port Paradise Music Festival

    August 17, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Young the Giant, Far East Movement Also Heading to Bahamas for 2-Day Festival in November As sister brand Budweiser gears up for the debut of Made In America with headliner/curator Jay-Z in Philadelphia next month, Bud Light is prepping the fifth year of its Port Paradise Music Festival, a…

  15. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100

    August 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 'Whistle' blows Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' out of the top spot after nine weeks, while fun., Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift also make notable moves Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 , pushing Carly Rae Jepsen '…

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Nine Weeks for 'Call Me Maybe,' Plus Big Moves By Phillip Phillips and Ellie Goulding Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to…

  17. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 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 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  18. Ask Billboard: More Medal-Worthy Olympic Hits

    August 03, 2012 1:05 PM EDT As the Olympics continue, so do e-mails about memorable songs from Games past. Plus, we tour the music of U.S. territories. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last…

  19. Rihanna, Elton John and More Festival Stars Heading for Palladia's 'Outdoor Week 2012'

    August 01, 2012 9:00 AM EDT High-definition channel Palladia will showcase artists ranging from Rihanna to Elton John with its fifth annual Outdoor Week, which will document festivals from across the world. Outdoor Week's eight-day run will include 24-hour coverage of outdoor festivals beginning Aug. 27. Each night…

  20. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry Ties Rihanna's Pop Songs Record

    July 30, 2012 3:45 PM EDT Feel the love! Perry matches Rihanna's record nine Pop Songs toppers. Plus, Train, Kylie Minogue, fun. and Kenny Chesney notch new No. 1s. 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…

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