1. Gotye Says He Hasn't Written Anything for Next Album

    September 07, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Gotye has yet to start working on a follow-up to 2011's "Making Mirrors," the album that spawned his massive hit "Somebody That I Used to Know," but the Aussie singer says he's finally "ready" to write new music. "I haven't started writing…

  2. MTV VMAs 2012: Red Carpet Video With Alicia Keys, Gotye, Fun, Ne-Yo & More

    September 07, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Watch Alicia Keys, Fun, Gotye, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift & More on the VMAs Red Carpet. Not all of the action was inside the MTV Video Music Awards last night (September 6), Billboard's video team camped out on the double-decker red carpet to catch up with everyone from PHOTOS…

  3. NFL 2012 Kick Off Anthems: 15 Songs For The New Season

    September 05, 2012 6:10 PM EDT Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Gotye and more Hot 100 artists soundtrack our favorite teams and most notable players of 2012. With the champion New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys squaring off at the Meadowlands on Wednesday night (Sept. 5), another NFL regular season -- and its myriad story lines …

  4. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 29, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' spends a second week on top, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have a 'Good Time' in top 10. Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl…

  5. How Neon Trees Reached the Pop Songs Top 10: It Started With a Whisper

    August 28, 2012 11:15 AM EDT It took 19 weeks, but Neon Trees' 'Everybody Talks' is a pop radio top 10 hit at last. Could the Hot 100's top 10 be next? Neon Trees ' "Everybody Talks" reaches the top 10 of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in its 19th week,…

  6. Matchbox 20 Heads 'North': Inside the New Album

    August 24, 2012 5:50 PM EDT To understand Matchbox 20 one needs to understand the Rule of One. It is the cornerstone of the pop music philosophy that has seen Matchbox 20 sell 15.6 million albums and 7.9 million singles in its 17 years, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Almost as resolutely unfashionable as it is…

  7. Taylor Swift Tops Social 50 Chart While Gotye and Psy Re-Enter Top 10

    August 23, 2012 8:09 PM EDT Taylor Swift tops Billboard's Social 50 for the first time this week, as Gotye and Psy make smashing top 10 re-entries. After setting the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman and finally getting her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Taylor Swift…

  8. 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…

  9. Taylor Swift Booked to Play MTV VMAs

    August 21, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut The U.S. Women's Gymnastics team - better known as the Fab 5 -…

  10. 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…

  11. The Jezabels Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 18, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Since winning 2011's Australian Music Prize, the Jezabels appear ready to take on the world. The Sydney-based quartet won the coveted title for its debut LP "Prisoner," a slick collection of rock songs that's gotten the band acquainted with some of Australia's most…

  12. The Beat 8/16: Alicia Keys Announces 'Girl on Fire,' Gotye Makes a YouTube Mashup

    August 16, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Thursday, Aug. 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, where host Jonathan Brooks takes you through the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- from the streets of sunny California. In today&…

  13. 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 '…

  14. Gotye Creates 'Somebody That I Used to Know' YouTube Mashup

    August 15, 2012 10:10 AM EDT This is Gotye's answer to all of those Jedi masters, disillusioned Obama voters and aspiring musicians who have taken a stab at "Somebody That I Used to Know." The Belgian-born Australian musician painstakingly remixed dozens of covers of his most popular song into "…

  15. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Kiss' Album Due Sept. 18

    August 07, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen is omnipresent on TV and radio this year and has been sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks, but this year's breakout star has only just announced the release of her debut U.S. album. The upcoming record, titled "Kiss," album will drop Sept. 18…

  16. Elle Varner & Reps Talk 'Perfectly Imperfect' Album

    August 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it... but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potentially jarring combination. People have not only…

  17. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, with four nominations. Rihanna has two…

  18. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Spends Seventh Week Atop Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Elsewhere, Flo Rida's 'Whistle' tops Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's 'Lights' leads On-Demand Songs Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , while Flo Rida 's "Whistle" tops…

  19. Haley Reinhart Talks 'Idol' Judges, Fall Tour

    July 24, 2012 11:15 AM EDT If you were rooting for Mariah Carey to become the next "American Idol" judge , you weren't alone. "Idol" season 10's third place runner-up, Haley Reinhart, was gunning for Carey to replace Jennifer Lopez as well. Reinhart recently told Billboard that she was sad…

  20. 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,"…

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