1. Katy Perry Continues Songs of the Summer Streak

    July 05, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Along with ice cream cones, family vacations and hoping that the AC doesn't give out, recent years have brought a new summer tradition: Katy Perry appearing on Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart. Perry's "Wide Awake" enters the 10-position list at No. 9, marking…

  2. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million and 5.50 million according to Nielsen…

  3. Linkin Park Squeaks By Maroon 5, Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Maybach Music Group, R. Kelly Also Score Top 5 Debuts As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be…

  4. 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…

  5. Carly Rae Jepsen Finally Pays 'Call' to Social 50, Despite Single's Ubiquity

    June 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen finally creeps her way onto the Billboard Social 50 chart this week with a No. 44 debut. The arrival comes after she performed on and won Video of the Year at Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo,…

  6. Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen Ready for 'Good Time' on Hot 100

    June 28, 2012 6:06 PM EDT Things are looking "good" for Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Good Time." The new single, which was released to digital retailers on June 26, is poised to debut in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources,…

  7. Usher, Ellie Goulding Hit Hot 100's Top 10; Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1

    June 27, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Ellie Goulding 's "Lights" and Usher 's "Scream" elevate to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, while Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" rules the ranking for a third week. As "Lights" brightens the top 10, the song grants Goulding a…

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Read an excerpt from Billboard's cover story on the 'Call Me Maybe' phenomenon "It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen , calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song…

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Continues New Artists' Dominance Atop Hot 100

    June 20, 2012 2:10 PM EDT Jepsen, Gotye and fun. are the first trio of new acts to top the Hot 100 consecutively in 35 years Carly Rae Jepsen spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her first entry on the ranking, "Call Me Maybe." As the song follows previous leaders "Somebody That I…

  10. The 10 Best 'Call Me Maybe' Covers

    June 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT With Carly Rae Jepsen's hit at No. 1 on the Hot 100, we've rounded up a list of the most entertaining "Call Me Maybe" viral videos the Internet has to offer. After months of covers, flashmobs and radio play, Carly Rae Jepsen has finally dethroned Gotye to take the top spot…

  11. Watch Kimbra's Acoustic Tastemakers Session

    June 14, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Video: Kimbra performs "Settle Down" "It's cathartic," New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra tells Billboard.com of the U.S. release of her debut record, "Vows." "I have lived with these songs since I was 16, and started working on the record at 17, so…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen Plays Quirky 'Call Me Maybe' with Fallon, Roots: Watch

    June 08, 2012 10:02 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen 's chart-conquering "Call Me Maybe" has taken over late night. In addition to taking the "Late Night" stage on Thursday night, the singer joined host Jimmy Fallon and house band the Roots to perform a unique version of the hit song, played with "…

  13. Gotye Releasing 10 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Remixes on 1 Album

    May 31, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Artist also announces North American tour dates, 2006 album re-release How do you celebrate the news that your xylophone-laden smash single is the year's longest-running No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart? By releasing an album featuring 10 separate remixes of that single, of course! On Thursday…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. Gotye Tries to Clarify 'Glee' Critique

    April 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Australian newcomer Gotye has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks thanks to his chart-topping hit, "Somebody That I Used To Know," but not all of it has been positive. Taking on the Glee cover of his song in last week's episode -- performed by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer …

  19. Gotye Says Glee's Cover Was 'Dinky and Wrong'

    April 23, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Australian Singer Is Not Impressed With the Fox Show's Rendition of 'Somebody That I Used to Know' "Glee" covered Gotye's hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know" on a recent episode, but there's one person who isn't a fan of how they did…

  20. 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…

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