1. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  2. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was little different from previous years -…

  3. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 1:15 PM EST With five weeks on top, 'Locked Out of Heaven' becomes Mars' longest-leading No. 1 Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears ' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile,…

  4. Pink, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Australia's Year-End Sales

    January 09, 2013 12:35 PM EST International acts have again dominated Australia's year-end sales charts, which are led by a pair of female North American pop singers -- P!nk and Carly Rae Jepsen . P!nk has proven again she's this country's Queen of Pop. According to the full-year sales charts published by…

  5. Taylor Swift Leads Record Breaking Digital Sales Week

    January 03, 2013 11:30 AM EST Million Total Digital Songs Sold Last Week; Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Was No. 1 With 582,000 Sold A record-breaking 55.74 million digital songs were sold last week (ending Dec. 30) -- the single-largest week for download song sales ever according to Nielsen…

  6. Bruno Mars 'Locked' at No. 1 on Hot 100, Taylor Swift Closing In

    January 03, 2013 11:00 AM EST Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' remains atop the chart, while Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' surges toward the summit. Plus, PSY returns to the top 10 Bruno Mars holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a fourth week at No. 1.…

  7. Taylor Swift's 'Red,' 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Lead Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album spends a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the sales week ending Dec. 30, 2012 -- the final frame of the year -- the Big Machine Records album sold 241,000 (down 12%) according to Nielsen…

  8. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' Wins Monday Night, Draws Most Viewers Since 2000

    January 01, 2013 4:02 PM EST ABC took another New Year's Eve ratings crown on Monday night, besting all networks in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (10.7 million). After the two-hour special honoring the show's founder, "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark" (2.6 adults),…

  9. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in 140 characters or less -- to say Happy New…

  10. Justin Bieber Brings 'Believe' Hits To 'New Year's Rockin' Eve': Watch

    January 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST Pop superstar teases upcoming acoustic album with stripped-down take on "Boyfriend." Justin Bieber capped off a huge 2012 by performing a trio of "Believe" singles on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday night (Dec. 31) and, at one point…

  11. Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square, Kisses Harry Styles on New Year's Eve: Watch

    January 01, 2013 9:45 AM EST Last night (Dec. 31), Swifties crowded around their tubes to watch Taylor Swift rock "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with her pop-perfect performance. But it was her encounter with One Direction 's Harry Styles that has gossip bloggers a flutter on the…

  12. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then the stage was Jay's. In a double-bill…

  13. PSY Brings Hammer, Video Actors in for 'Finale' of 'Gangnam Style'

    January 01, 2013 2:45 AM EST Has America seen the last of "Gangnam Style"? Korean rapper PSY performed the song that spawned a billion YouTube views during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday night in NYC -- an occasion he has called the song's U.S. "finale." …

  14. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative 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…

  15. PSY Plots 'The Ending of 'Gangnam Style'' For New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2012 11:55 AM EST "In America I need a new single because 'Gangnam Style' got too popular," says the K-pop phenom. With his ubiquitous single "Gangnam Style" finally starting to slip on the charts -- the track, which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, has dropped to No. 19 on the…

  16. Emeli Sande's 'Events' Tops UK Charts, Is Year's Best-Seller

    December 31, 2012 11:00 AM EST The final U.K. charts of 2012, published Sunday (Dec. 30), showed Emeli Sandé 's "Our Version Of Events" maintaining its place at No. 1 and as the bestselling artist album of the year. "X Factor" winner James Arthur's "Impossible," which topped the…

  17. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview

    December 31, 2012 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the second-floor window of the studio overlooking Times Square on a miserably cold December 29th, gesturing to the outdoor stage at the intersection of Broadway and 43rd Street. It's windy and…

  18. Taylor Swift Leads Gift Card-Fueled Digital Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 4:00 PM EST The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of songs. Based on sales data from industry sources…

  19. Bruno Mars Marks a Chart First With Hot 100 Leader 'Heaven'

    December 27, 2012 11:15 AM EST "Heaven" is first track to top the Hot 100, Radio, Digital and On-Demand Songs charts simultaneously Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a third week at No. 1. The song also crowns the Radio Songs chart for the first time. As it…

  20. Bruno Mars Has Top Hot 100 Spot 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a second week at No. 1. The lead single from his sophomore album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 192,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, holds…

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