1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any other album since "The Bodyguard…

  5. Ask Billboard: What Should Lady Gaga's Next Single Be?

    January 23, 2012 3:05 PM EST 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. WHAT SHOULD LADY…

  6. Adele Ties U.K. Record for Weeks at No. 1

    January 23, 2012 8:00 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Remains Atop Singles Chart A dele added another achievement to her ever-expanding book of records as "21" returned 2-1 in its first anniversary on the U.K. album chart. Meanwhile, Jessie J started a second week atop the singles chart with "…

  7. Amy Winehouse's Father Announces Tribute Concert

    January 20, 2012 10:55 AM EST Lily Allen, Jessie J Reportedly in Talks to Perform Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has announced a tribute concert for the late singer, with proceeds benefitting the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Lily Allen and Jessie J are reportedly in talks to perform at the memorial concert. Mitch…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor Hospitalized, Bamboozle Adds More Artists

    January 18, 2012 6:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Sinead O'Connor Returns To Hospital For Depression One week after declaring herself "really unwell" on Twitter, Sinead O'Connor has announced that she has checked herself into a hospital to find…

  9. Bruno Mars Cleared of Cocaine Possession Case

    January 18, 2012 2:15 PM EST Pop star Bruno Mars was cleared of a felony cocaine possession case in Las Vegas on Wednesday, after his attorneys told a state court judge the Grammy-winning pop star stayed out of trouble, performed community service and met other conditions of a plea deal reached almost a year ago. Mars,…

  10. Bruno Mars 'Doo-Wops' Back to U.K. No. 1

    January 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Leaps 8-1 to Top Singles Chart B runo Mars ' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" celebrated a year on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 15) by going back to where it started, at No. 1. Multiple BRIT Award nominee Jessie J is celebrating her second…

  11. Lana Del Rey: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 13, 2012 12:25 PM EST The viral (and now Interscope) star incorporates hip-hop producers and nabs an "SNL" slot before her album debut. Finally, her voice is bigger than her controversial persona. Rarely is a breaking artist as polarizing as Lana Del Rey. The 25-year-old songstress became one of 2011&…

  12. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  13. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

  14. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Chart

    January 09, 2012 8:10 AM EST Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Climbs to Single Chart Win There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6…

  15. Waylon Jennings Tribute Album Attracts Family, Fans Like Jewel & Dierks Bentley

    January 05, 2012 4:45 PM EST Shooter Jennings on Dad's Legacy: 'He Doesn't Need Any Help From Me at Keeping It Alive' Friends and family of the late Waylon Jennings recently came together at the Nashville studios of Sirius/XM for a special taping to promote the Jan. 24 Feb. 7 release of "Waylon:…

  16. VH1 Divas: Florence Welch Leads Amy Winehouse Tribute

    December 20, 2011 10:35 AM EST The stars aligned to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at the "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" concert this week, with Nas, Sharon Jones and Wanda Jackson all lending their voices during the show, culminating with a stirring performance of "Back to Black" by Florence Welch of…

  17. VH1 Divas Highlighted by Winehouse Tribute, 50 Cent & Chaka Khan Pairing

    December 19, 2011 3:30 PM EST VH1 may have honored singing divas at its annual VH1 Divas special, but the night was all about collaboration. 50 Cent was hand-in-hand with Chaka Khan on the red carpet; Mavis Staples screamed her love for Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Ledisi gushed over meeting Martha Reeves …

  18. Katy B Rocks the Roof: Live From Billboard Tastemakers

    December 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST Our Tastemakers video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. With her cascade…

  19. Adele Reaches Milestone in 'X-Factor'-Heavy U.K. Chart Week

    December 05, 2011 9:30 AM EST Singer Overtakes Amy Winehouse to Have Century's Top-Selling Album The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" and the charity release by the show's 2011…

  20. Bye Bye Broadway: Pop Songs We'd Like to See on 'Glee'

    November 15, 2011 10:00 AM EST Broadway came to Lima, Ohio in full force this season of "Glee," with songs from the Great White Way dominating the few and far between pop numbers. But now that the school play is over and "West Side Story" standards are off the table, it's time for the show to turn…

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