1. 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…

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden American hit spent nine weeks atop the…

  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. Chart Highlights: Demi Lovato Leaps To No. 1 On Pop Songs

    September 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The singer/actress scores her first leader on the list with 'Give Your Heart a Break.' Plus, new No. 1s for Neon Trees, Usher and Little Big Town. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 -…

  11. 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…

  12. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam In Pa.

    August 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam at Sands Barenaked Ladies Both humor and hooks, as always, infused Barenaked Ladies' headlining set at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday (Aug. 17). The group capped a night of adult alternative rock following…

  13. 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…

  14. 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&…

  15. 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 '…

  16. 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 "…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna's 57th Top 10 Dance Club Hit, 'Payphone' Gets Hung Up in Top Three

    August 10, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Madonna extends her lead as the act with the most top 10s on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart as "Turn Up the Radio" zooms 19-8 in its third chart week -- marking the diva's 57th top 10. It's her 28th top 10 in a row -- a streak that began with 1999's "Beautiful…

  18. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Nine Weeks for 'Call Me Maybe,' Plus Big Moves By Phillip Phillips and Ellie Goulding Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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