1. Ask Billboard: Madonna: the Material 'Woman'?

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE MATERIAL GIRL …

  2. Jack White's 'Blunderbuss' Bumps Adele Off U.K. Chart Throne

    April 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Dials Up a Fourth Week Atop Singles Chart Jack White's first solo album "Blunderbuss" replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's "21" at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Carly Rae Jepsen'…

  3. Adele Tops Jason Mraz by 44 Copies on U.K. Chart

    April 23, 2012 9:50 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Spends Third Week Atop Singles Chart In a photo-finish, Adele's "21" narrowly withstands the challenge of Jason Mraz' "Love Is A Four Letter Word" to keep the U.K. album chart crown. On the singles survey, Carly…

  4. 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…

  5. Alabama Shakes Debut at No. 3 on U.K. Chart

    April 16, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Adele Jumps 3-1 on Album Chart; Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is No. 1 Single for 2nd Week Adele's "21" is back at the top of the U.K. album chart, for a 22nd aggregate week, climbing 3-1 to depose Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday - Roman Reloaded."…

  6. Gotye's Smash Hit Almost Didn't Happen

    April 13, 2012 6:20 PM EDT After a Six-Month Build, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Is a Breakout Hit, With Nearly 4.5 Million Copies Sold It's the hit that almost wasn't, a simple song that's become a ­worldwide smash but nearly disappeared before it was even finished. Gotye's "…

  7. ELLE's Women In Music Celebrated Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

    April 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT On Wednesday night (April 11), ELLE magazine celebrated its third annual women in music event at the Avalon in Hollywood. Some of pop's brightest starlets strutted down the red carpet to pay tribute to rising stars as well as accomplished songbirds. Leading songstresses and performers in…

  8. Madonna Tops Elvis With 12th U.K. No. 1

    April 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT On Singles Chart, Chris Brown Earns First Topper With 'Turn Up the Music' M adonna landed her 12th U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (April 1) with "MDNA" to overtake Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-topping albums in the market. Chris Brown 's "Turn…

  9. Michael Kiwanuka Talks 'Home Again' Album, Tour & Adele

    March 31, 2012 10:00 AM EDT His voice has drawn comparisons to Otis Redding and Bill Withers , but hotly buzzed-about U.K. soul singer Michael Kiwanuka says that he's keen to establish himself as a performer in his own right. "The artists that I'm compared to are people that I love and think are amazing,…

  10. Jessie J, Oh Land, Ellie Goulding to Perform at ELLE's Women in Music Event

    March 26, 2012 10:32 AM EDT British singers Jessie J and Ellie Goulding along with Denmark's Oh Land will headline ELLE's third annual Women in Music Event benefitting the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Scheduled for April 11 at Hollywood club Avalon, the concert highlights the magazine's Women in Music…

  11. One Direction, 'Up All Night': Track-By-Track Review

    March 07, 2012 11:45 AM EST Along with their boy band counterparts/friends/pseudo-rivals The Wanted , U.K. group One Direction has helped revive a left-for-dead genre of pop music by capturing the fancy of their native country in an incredibly short time. After finishing third on the British version of "The X…

  12. Chart Highlights: Pop Radio Is Having Some fun. With 'We Are Young'

    March 05, 2012 4:25 PM EST Debuts this week include Lionel Richie and Shania Twain's remake of "Endless Love" and new tracks from John Mayer, Slash and Carrie Underwood Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and…

  13. Waylon Jennings Family Plans Film, Clothing Line

    February 28, 2012 12:10 PM EST Son Shooter Rules Out Playing His Late Dad in Biopic: 'No Way... No More Acting' Though it's been ten years since Waylon Jennings passed away, you might not be able to tell it from the activity that continues to surround the country music icon. Over the past two years, there…

  14. Chart Highlights: Hunter Hayes Debuts on Country Songs (Video)

    February 27, 2012 6:15 PM EST The 20-year-old bows with his second chart entry, "Wanted." Hear an exclusive live version of the ballad, performed at Billboard's offices. Plus, Carrie Underwood storms the chart's top 30. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every…

  15. Track Review: Katy Perry, 'Part of Me'

    February 23, 2012 2:45 PM EST KATY PERRY "Part of Me" (3:35) Producer: Dr. Luke, Max Martin Writers: Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Bonnie McKee, Max Martin Publishers: various Capitol Records Having narrowly missed beating Michael Jackson 's record for the most Hot 100 chart-toppers from one album (the sixth…

  16. Kelly Clarkson Drives 'Stronger' to Hot 100 Summit

    February 08, 2012 11:50 AM EST In what an RCA Records representative terms a "perfect storm" of radio airplay, digital sales and pop culture prominence, Kelly Clarkson 's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The uptempo…

  17. Adele Atop Hot 100, But Kelly Clarkson Getting 'Stronger' at No. 2

    February 01, 2012 1:00 PM EST Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson 's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which bounds from No. 8 to No. 2. As Adele's set "21"…

  18. Tim McGraw Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    February 01, 2012 11:00 AM EST Lamb of God, Kellie Pickler, Ingrid Michaelson All Start in Top 10 As is usually the case in January, few major albums are released in the first few weeks of the year. Now, as we get back to normal -- post-holidays -- we see an influx of seven new albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200…

  19. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 10:35 AM EST Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran 's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third separate stint at the summit. Video: Cover…

  20. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:50 AM EST 'Set Fire to the Rain' becomes the third single from '21' to lead the Hot 100 while '21' has sat atop the Billboard 200. Adele 's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna 's "We Found…

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