1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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&…

  4. 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 '…

  5. 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 "…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  11. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving a lot of Western attention with the song&…

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100's Longest Rule This Year

    August 01, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' spends an eighth week at No. 1, while follow-up 'Good Time,' with Owl City, bounds into the top 15 Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" logs an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , tying it for the year's longest-leading No. 1.…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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,"…

  17. Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Debut at Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Country group Zac Brown Band nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Uncaged" starts with a larger-than-expected 234,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earns the act its best sales week yet, trumping the 153,000 that "You Get What You Give" sold in…

  18. Triple A Radio Breaking Rookie Stars

    July 17, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A steady stream of hit newcomers is fulfilling the niche rock format's tastemaker potential. Triple A radio is producing some major league hits. The niche format (whose nickname is shorthand for "adult album alternative") nurtured the top Billboard Hot 100 title of 2011, Adele …

  19. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj 's "Starships" has logged…

  20. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." That album launched atop the list with 270,000 --…

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