1. DJ Khaled and TLC Rule on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 31, 2013 7:47 PM EDT Miami radio jock-turned-artist DJ Khaled scores his eighth consecutive top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “Suffering From Success” opens at No. 2 with 27,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The second-place debut makes Khaled only the fifth artist in the Nielsen era (Dec. 1992…

  2. Pop Shop Podcast: Katy Perry, Eminem, Lady Gaga & More

    October 24, 2013 3:10 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's brand-new, weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical…

  3. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find…

  4. Robin Thicke Ties Record Run at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    September 19, 2013 6:01 PM EDT With a 15th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) ties the Nielsen-era record for the chart's longest No. 1 run. Since the chart migrated to monitored airplay by Nielsen BDS and SoundScan sales data in December…

  5. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'Gorilla' Swings Onto Pop Songs

    September 16, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Mars looks to continue his perfect top 10 streak on Pop Songs with his latest single. Plus, new No. 1s for Selena Gomez, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias and Mandisa Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest…

  6. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tamar Braxton's "Love and War"…

  7. Big Sean's 'Hall of Fame' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 05, 2013 4:33 PM EDT Big Sean picks up his first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Hall of Fame" moving 72,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though his debut album "Finally Famous" opened with a larger sum (87,000 on the July 16,…

  8. Chart Highlights: Enrique Iglesias' 'Loco' Launches At No. 1 On Latin Airplay

    September 02, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Plus, Kylie Minogue scores her seventh consecutive No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, Eminem bows with 'Berzerk' and Paul McCartney debuts on Adult Contemporary Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs,…

  9. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Three…

  10. Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT As "Blurred Lines" picks up an 11th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke ties his personal longest No. 1 run on the chart set with "Lost Without U" in 2007. "Blurred Lines" is poised to tack on additional chart-topping weeks as it continues to…

  11. Drake Earns 33rd Top 10 Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 15, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Drake posts his 33rd top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "Hold On, We're Going Home," featuring Majid Jordan, debuts at a lofty No. 5. The opening breaks his tie with R. Kelly (32) for the second-most top 10s since Nielsen data began powering the chart in December of…

  12. CODER Picks of the Week: AlunaGeorge, Riton, Disclosure and More

    July 26, 2013 12:58 PM EDT This Friday the CODE crew comes to you from across the globe with their favorite dance tracks of the week. Listen to the cuts below, and see what Kerri, Zel, Lauren, Jacob, Elissa, Tshepo and Eric have to say. AlunaGeorge: “You Know You Like It” (DJ Snake Remix) [Island Records] You may…

  13. Chart Juice: Jay Z Nets His Fourth-Largest Sales Week Ever

    July 18, 2013 2:12 PM EDT As expected, Jay Z's latest opus "Magna Carta Holy Grail" debuts at the summit of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Unexpectedly, the set beat industry sales projections, as it arrives with 528,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Industry sources had…

  14. Boards of Canada Return with ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’

    April 30, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Boards of Canada are breaking an extremely long drought with confirmation today of a new album, “Tomorrow’s Harvest." The influential electronic duo, comprising Scottish sibling producers Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, announced their Warp Records effort will land this June --…

  15. Canada's 'First Lady of Song' Rita MacNeil Dies

    April 18, 2013 6:09 AM EDT Award-winning country and folk singer Rita MacNeil, a beloved Canadian icon who hosted her own variety show in the 90s, was a member of the Order of Canada, and had 10 albums certified gold, platinum to triple platinum,died last evening (April 16) from post-surgical complications. She was…

  16. Rock On the Range 2013: Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Korn Performing

    January 23, 2013 9:05 AM EST Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Papa Roach and many more will be featured at Rock On The Range, the long-running hard rock festival returning to Columbus, Ohio in its seventh year. The 2013 fest will take place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium. The lineup, which…

  17. Brian McKnight Preps New Album, Calls Recent Raunch a 'Parody'

    November 08, 2012 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight is readying a new album for release in early 2013 -- and is somewhat surprised to be doing so. "I hadn't really planned on making another one," McKnight tells Billboard about the tentatively titled "Words." But he says E1, which put out 2011's …

  18. MC5's Michael Davis Remembered by Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

    February 21, 2012 9:20 AM EST As word of his Feb. 17 death spread, musical colleagues remembered MC5 bassist Michael Davis of the MC5 as a key ingredient in the group's "Kick Out the Jams" chemistry that combined ferocity with creative ambition, creating a template for punk rock during the late 60s. "…

  19. Donell Jones Rewrites Career with New 'Lyrics'

    October 11, 2010 3:30 PM EDT D onell Jones boasts six albums and two top five hits that are radio perennials: "U Know What's Up" (No. 1 in 1999) and "Where I Wanna Be." Despite those enviable accomplishments during a 15-year career-and counting-the R&B crooner has remained fairly unknown. But…

  20. Lenny Kravitz Brings His 'Love' Back Home

    November 02, 2009 4:05 PM EST For Lenny Kravitz , the U.S. leg of his "Let Love Rule" 20th anniversary tour -- which kicked off two weeks ago and wrapped Saturday (Nov. 1) with a headlining gig at the Voodoo Experience festival -- was more than just a series of gigs. It's a long-anticipated return home from…

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