1. Phillip Phillips Storms Hot 100's Top 10, Gotye Has Year's Longest-Running No. 1

    May 30, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Phillips logs the first Hot 100 top 10 'American Idol' coronation song since 2008, while Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' reigns for a seventh week. Newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is the first artist to send a coronation single…

  2. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:15 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best digital sales week ever for any "Idol…

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Adam Lambert, 'Glee,' Karmin

    May 25, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Lambert is the seventh 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard 200 summit Something for newly-crowned "American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips (and runner-up Jessica Sanchez) to shoot for: NEXT TOP OF THE POP CHARTS: As it leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth…

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 2 on Hot 100, Gotye Still No. 1

    May 23, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , meanwhile…

  5. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week's leader, Carrie Underwood 's …

  6. Fun. Covers 'Call Me Maybe': Watch

    May 22, 2012 8:37 PM EDT Everyone from Justin Bieber to Katy Perry has covered (or lip synced) Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe," and now more of the singer's chart competition has joined the list. Fun. , whose "We Are Young" is currently one slot above Jepsen's track on the Hot…

  7. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  8. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ten included debuts for Tenacious D, Ren…

  9. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10

    May 16, 2012 2:50 PM EDT The song pulls into the chart's top bracket, completing the longest climb to the top 10 this year T rain's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , spends a fifth week…

  10. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Nabs Second Week at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart a second week with "Blown Away," selling another 120,000 copies (down 55% according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend more than a week at the top. With the Mother&…

  11. Keane Nab Fifth Straight U.K. No. 1

    May 14, 2012 9:30 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (13) with "Strangeland." London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P.", which follows her chart-topping guest appearance on DJ Fresh's…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: How Gotye Got a No. 1 Dance Hit

    May 11, 2012 5:05 PM EDT Programmers say that, remixed, the rock-based 'Somebody That I Used to Know' is a perfect fit for dance radio. Nothing says "dance music" more than a xylophone. As previously reported , 45 SPINNING: Bowing as a guest on B.o.B's "Both of Us," the Hot 100'…

  13. Watch Maroon 5 Battle Bank Robbers, Confused Cops in 'Payphone' Video

    May 11, 2012 1:25 PM EDT What a day Adam Levine is having in Maroon 5 's "Payphone" video. First he has to singlehandedly take down some bank robbers, and then he gets mistaken for a bank robber and must battle a fleet of policemen! That's the premise of the group's new clip, which premiered…

  14. Gotye's Hot 100 Leader Expands Multi-Format Domination

    May 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT The song is the first to top the Hot 100, Alternative Songs and Dance/Club Play Songs The multi-genre assault of Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , rolls on, as the song spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while remaining atop the…

  15. Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Beats Norah Jones, B.o.B

    May 09, 2012 11:10 AM EDT C arrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, "Blown Away," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the chart dated Oct. 1, 2011, when Lady…

  16. Piano Man: The Billboard Hot 100's Top 40, Performed Song-By-Song

    May 03, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Billboard's super-talented musical chart fan Alfie Magliano returns with his latest chart mash-up! What's better than perusing a list of the Billboard Hot 100 's top 40 songs? Listening to the Hot 100's top 40 songs. HOT 100 NEWS: Gotye Still No. 1, Carly Rae Jepsen Hits…

  17. Gotye Still Atop Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Top 5

    May 02, 2012 3:10 PM EDT Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400,000. "Somebody" sold 414,000…

  18. Jack White Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, "Blunderbuss," arrives with 138,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the top with his other bands the White…

  19. Digital Song Sales Are on Fire in 2012

    May 01, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Three of the top 10 biggest sales weeks for song downloads have occurred this year. G otye , Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 have stormed the record books in recent weeks, earning three of the top 10 best sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. Meanwhile,…

  20. 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…

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