1. Chart Juice: Game's On a Roll With 5th No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    December 20, 2012 7:49 PM EST As "Jesus Piece" opens with 86,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan), Game now counts five No. 1 titles on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the last four coming consecutively. His major label debut, "The Documentary," spent five weeks atop the chart in 2005, followed by…

  2. 20 Best Songs of 2012: Critics' Picks

    December 18, 2012 11:07 AM EST Chart Article A year of singles has come and gone, but when it came time for the Billboard.com staff to choose our 20 favorites we thought, fought and lobbied -- and most of all we listened. These 20 tunes cover the gamut from hip-hop (Nas, G.O.O.D. Music) and pop (Carly Rae Jepsen) to…

  3. Alicia Keys Bows New Looks in 'Brand New Me' Video: Watch

    December 18, 2012 9:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is starting a fresh story in her "Brand New Me" video -- with style to match. The second video from "Girl on Fire" finds Keys, her recent straight, shorter hair replaced by a curlier look, at the piano for the mid-tempo track. She wanders a shadowy film studio…

  4. Elijah Blake Releases 'Bijoux 22' EP: Listen

    December 12, 2012 3:55 PM EST Elijah Blake has lent soulful hooks for other artists -- from Rick Ross , Game to Keyshia Cole -- but the singer-songwriter is finally stepping out on his own. Elijah Blake, who wrote Usher 's "Climax," releases his 8-track EP, "Bijoux 22," today (Dec. 12) shortly…

  5. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  6. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to speculate about the major categories. After…

  7. 'The Voice' Final Six Talk Song Choices: Watch Latest Performances

    December 04, 2012 3:35 PM EST The six finalists on "The Voice" got their first chance to perform two songs in one show and four of them took similar plans of attack: Perform one song in strict accordance with the original and tweak the other by altering the tempo and arrangement. Naturally, there were mixed…

  8. 'Glee' Recap: 'Thanksgiving' Arrives Late With PSY & One Direction

    November 30, 2012 11:50 AM EST A week after Thanksgiving proper it's Thanksgiving in the world of "Glee," and sectionals to boot. We kick right off with the medley of "Home/Homeward Bound" by Phillip Phillips and Simon & Garfunkel respectively, featuring all the graduates minus Kurt and Rachel.…

  9. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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…

  10. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching tribute by Stevie Wonder, David Guetta won the…

  11. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  12. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  13. Calvin Harris, '18 Months': Track-By-Track Review

    October 29, 2012 9:30 AM EDT When listening to Calvin Harris' new full-length "18 Months," it's easy to be reminded of David Guetta's 2009 album "One Love." Like that fourth studio album, which featured hits like "Sexy Bitch," "When Love Takes Over" and "Gettin&…

  14. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop Doubles The Fun.

    October 22, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The trio achieves a feat previously managed on Adult Pop Songs by only one other group in the chart's 16-year history. 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.…

  15. Usher Goes 'Numb' in New Video: Watch

    October 11, 2012 8:35 PM EDT Usher returns to a rough on-stage moment in his video for "Numb." The R&B star's latest opens with footage of Usher at the O2 Arena in Berlin from 2011, when an illness caused him to cut his set short and leave the stage. Juxtaposed against stormy skies, the scene gives way…

  16. Pink's 'Try' Video: Daring Choreography and Sexy Paint

    October 10, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Before P!nk 's music video for "Try" premiered on Wednesday morning (Oct. 10), the singer declared in a press statement, "Making this video was the most fun I've ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It's my favorite video ever." That'…

  17. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive top 10 album, and follows last year's …

  18. Crystal Castles Announce New Album, Share 'Wrath of God' Track

    September 26, 2012 4:50 PM EDT Crystal Castles have been sharing small details of their "bleak" third album for months, and on Wednesday (Sept. 26), the Canadian electronica duo officially revealed that "(III)" would be hitting stores on Nov. 6 through Casablanca/Fiction/Universal Republic. In addition,…

  19. Chart Highlights: Prince Returns With 'RNR Affair'

    September 24, 2012 5:25 PM EDT The Purple One graces Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for the first time since 1994, as 'RNR Affair' bows at No. 22. Plus; New No. 1s for P!nk, Karmin and Jason Aldean. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the…

  20. Sensation Lineup: Fedde le Grand, Danny Tenaglia Coming to Brooklyn

    September 19, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Three months after tickets went on sale and the Saturday night show sold out within hours, Sensation -- the Dutch dance party hitting North America for the first time at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center, October 26-27 -- will announce its official lineup today, listed in full, and in order…

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