1. Skrillex Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT For the first time, Skrillex hits No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The tally ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song…

  2. Pink Plants a Big 'Kiss' in Hot 100's Top 10

    July 18, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' holds at No. 1 for a sixth straight week. P!nk rockets into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe,"…

  3. Exclusive: Matisyahu Talks Transformation, 'Spark Seeker' (Video)

    July 13, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Matisyahu shocked the music world when he shaved his signature facial hair last year and announced there would be no more "Chassidic reggae superstar." With "Spark Seeker," his first album since the change, due July 17, the musician says the shift came during a moment of…

  4. Flo Rida 'Whistles' Way Up Social 50 Chart, 'Victorious' Ariana Grande Debuts

    July 13, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Artists usually increase or decrease their standing on Billboard's Social 50 chart one of two ways: buzz generated by big releases (or lack thereof) or by continuously engaging and growing their fan base. This week's gainers are a mix of both, starting with Flo Rida 's jump…

  5. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." That album launched atop the list with 270,000 --…

  6. Album Chart Preview: Next Week's Billboard 200

    July 06, 2012 9:13 PM EDT The Independence Day holiday (Wednesday, July 4) seemed to have frightened off some major album releases this past week, as relatively few big titles dropped on Tuesday, July 3. Among the most significant albums that hit retail were Chris Brown 's "Fortune," Flo Rida 's …

  7. Long-Distance 'Call': Carly Rae Jepsen Still Atop Hot 100

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The singer also claims the chart's top debut. Plus, David Guetta and Sia reach the top 10 and Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa crown Radio Songs. Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's…

  8. Linkin Park, Will.i.am Score No. 1s on U.K. Charts

    July 02, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Linkin Park deprived Maroon 5 of a U.K. No. 1 album as the new sales charts were published on Sunday (July 1), while Adam Levine and co also lost their singles crown to will.i.am featuring Eva Simons. Linkin Park's "Living Things" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at the top…

  9. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias May Unveil New Duet on Tour

    June 28, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 'We've been working on different things together for the past few months,' says J. Lo Fans can count on seeing Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Igelesias sing together when their co-headlining tour hits the road next month. They just don't know what the songs will be yet. "…

  10. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased songs: "Dance Again," the Pitbull…

  11. Wynter Gordon Goes D.I.Y. for New EPs: Exclusive Song Premiere 'Stimela'

    June 20, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Wynter Gordon, a singer/songwriter best known for her club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar," is going the D.I.Y. route. Though still signed to current label Atlantic/Big Beat after the release of her…

  12. Flo Rida Checking the 'List' For Cee Lo Green, B.o.B Tour

    June 20, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Flo Rida will be coming 'round to a venue near you this summer. The "Right Round" MC will headline the month-long "R You on the List" tour, joined by Cee Lo Green and B.o.B . Flo Rida's fourth studio album, "Wild Ones," lands July 3, his first night on…

  13. Waka Flocka Flame: Don't Turn To My Album For Great Lyrics

    June 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Rapper Becomes A More Visible Presence on 'Triple F Life' Waka Flocka Flame 's 2010 debut album, "Flockaveli," was filled with muscular production, fiery rhymes and stupefying yet catchy-as-hell hooks (sample chorus: "Pow, pow, pow, pow/Bitch, I'm bustin&…

  14. Flo Rida, LMFAO's RedFoo Bring the Heat On 'Run': Watch

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT Flo Rida consistently proves his command of the rap and pop world. In his new collaboration with LMFAO mastermind RedFoo, titled, "Run," he seems poised to conquer yet again. "I want to get you alone / So we can do something wrong," an unidentified female vocalist shouts…

  15. Justin Bieber Performs 'Boyfriend' Live on 'The Voice': Watch

    May 09, 2012 12:20 PM EDT With a Universal Records deal secured, "The Voice's" Jermaine Paul celebrated his victory Tuesday night as the winner of season two. But before the grand announcement, the finale episode featured surprising and exclusive visits from some of the industry's best -- including…

  16. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  17. Exclusive: Flo Rida Reveals New Album Title, Release Date

    May 08, 2012 2:15 PM EDT With recent singles "Good Feeling" and "Wild Ones" storming the Top 10 of the Hot 100, Flo Rida has continued a hit parade that started with tracks like "Low," "In The Ayer," "Right Round" and "Club Can't Handle Me." Now, the…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  19. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , lifts 2-1. With the "Glee" cast…

  20. Flo Rida Performs on 'America's Best Dance Crew': Exclusive Video

    April 17, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Flo Rida will be rapping and guest judging on this week's "America's Best Dance Crew," and we have an exclusive video of the hip-hop star's performance of "Wild Ones." In the video, Flo Rida shows off a massive mic -- with gold wings and "RIDA"…

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