1. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 10:41 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singles market. K'naan 's "Wavin&…

  2. 'Glee' Rises Past 'Twilight' To Top Billboard 200

    June 16, 2010 12:51 PM EDT It was Team Jacob and Team Edward versus the Gleeks this past week in the race to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack went up against the latest installment of the "Glee" soundtrack series -- "Journey to Regionals." …

  3. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 7:27 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) is her second consecutive studio…

  4. Jack Johnson, Katy Perry Top Tallies

    June 10, 2010 6:14 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Katy Perry has another No. 1 hit with "California Gurls," the lead single from her upcoming album "Teenage Dream". Meanwhile Jack Johnson 's "To the Sea" takes the top spot on the…

  5. Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts

    June 10, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) is the new leader on European Hot 100 Singles.…

  6. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 7:52 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single, "Gettin' Over You," were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bestselling…

  7. Ask Billboard: Album Volume Reaches Record Low

    June 04, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ALBUM VOLUME REACHES RECORD LOW Hi Gary! I'm writing from Israel (yes,…

  8. Album Sales Plummet To Lowest Total In Decades

    June 04, 2010 1:01 PM EDT Bad times just got worse. For the week ending May 30, the U.S. music industry sold a total of 4,984,000 albums, according to Nielsen Soundscan. This figure, which includes new and catalog releases, represents the fewest number of albums sold in one week since Soundscan began compiling this…

  9. 'Glee' Edges Out STP, Holds On To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 02, 2010 11:15 AM EDT "Glee: the Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, while the new release schedule was light due to the "American Idol" finale. "Showstoppers" moved 63,000 copies (down 54%) according to Nielsen SoundScan…

  10. 'Glee' Tops Album Chart, Ellen DeGeneres Starts Label

    May 26, 2010 2:45 PM EDT In Wednesday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the third full-length "Glee" soundtrack tops the Billboard 200, beating out the Rolling Stones ' reissue of "Exile on Main St." Other debuts in the top 10 include Nas and Damian Marley , the…

  11. Lady Antebellum Returning To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2010 5:01 PM EDT As predicted, Lady Antebellum 's "Need You Now" seems set to return to No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, thus earning its fifth non-consecutive week at the top of the tally. Industry sources suggest that the set may sell only about 57,000 to a little over 60…

  12. Jack Johnson: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2010 4:09 PM EDT To understand Jack Johnson , it helps to go back to his college days at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He was a film student, albeit one who focused on surfing videos instead of black-and-white meditations on Icelandic ennui. But like all film students, he developed an…

  13. Coachella, John Lennon's Acid, Jack Johnson

    April 19, 2010 6:17 PM EDT In today's edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com , Coachella gets positive reviews, John Lennon 's LSD is found buried in the garden and Jack Johnson kicks off his Kokua Festival this Friday (April 23). People are talking about the Coachella Music and…

  14. Ozomatli Talks Gay Marriage, Electrocution on 'Fire Away'

    April 16, 2010 1:42 PM EDT For a band that's been around 15 years, Ozomatli has proved it's still open to change. The Latin fusion collective signed with a new label -- Mercer Street/Downtown Records -- in March 2009 to release its fifth studio album, "Fire Away," due April 20, after releasing its…

  15. Rihanna Refuses to Budge from Hot 100 Perch

    April 15, 2010 11:20 AM EDT Rihanna 's "Rude Boy" remains stationed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week, fending off runner-up "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars (2-2) for yet another frame. "Nothin" takes the chart Airplay Gainer trophy with an increase…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would be great. It comes with 20,000 emotions!"…

  17. Share A Green Music Tip

    March 22, 2010 5:12 PM EDT Stars like Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson have done great things on their tours to bring their music to the masses in an earth-friendly way. But now -- in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in April -- we're turning to you, the music fan, to share ideas on how everyday…

  18. Video: Ozomatli Strips Down 'It's Only Paper' Live

    March 21, 2010 10:43 AM EDT Los Angeles Latin/ hip-hop/ rock fusionists Ozomatli flew down to Austin, Tx. this past weekend to premiere tracks from their anticipated forthcoming album, "Fire Away," to the South By Southwest masses. We caught up with three members of the group, who gave us a stripped-down "…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Aaron Kelly Brings It With the Rolling Stones' 'Angie'

    March 16, 2010 11:00 PM EDT First off, let me get my predictions out of the way before the show starts so you can come back and cheer me or mock me afterwards. If you want to see my psychic link with Simon Cowell informed opinions on how the remaining "Idol" contestants are going to do this season, check out…

  20. SXSW 2010: Billboard's Showcase Bands

    March 10, 2010 6:30 PM EST Give us four nights to program whatever we want, and we'll give you diverse top-tier acts from all the genres we cover, from Latin to hip-hop to rock. All performances are at the Billboard.com Bungalow at 708 E. Sixth St. in downtown Austin. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 Billboard en Español…

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