1. Jessie J Aims for Stadium Status with 'Who You Are'

    April 12, 2011 10:13 AM EDT It's not often that one's music career becomes a matter of life and death. But for burgeoning U.K. singer/songwriter Jessie J , the limelight has bordered on harrowing. "We finished a tour stop in Bristol [England] last night and there were more fans than I've seen in my…

  2. Adele, Jennifer Lopez Extend Reign on U.K. Charts

    April 11, 2011 10:32 AM EDT A dele's "21" (XL Recordings) started the 11th week of its U.K. reign yesterday (Sunday) to achieve the longest consecutive run at No. 1 for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history. Jennifer Lopez' "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring…

  3. BC Jean, "I'll Survive You"

    April 08, 2011 10:00 AM EDT In a pop landscape full of well-defined female personalities ( Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , Ke$ha ) and hungry up-and-comers ( Jessie J , Christina Perri ), where does a talent like BC Jean fit in? From the sound of her latest single, "I'll Survive You," the California singer…

  4. Rebecca Black's Buzz Cools on Social 50 Chart

    April 07, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Rebecca Black's social buzz -- as measured on the Social 50 chart -- continues to erode as the singer slips 12-22 on this week's tally. The famed "Friday" singer entered the list at a record high of No. 9 three weeks ago, but her online chatter has since -- naturally --…

  5. Jessie J Featuring B.O.B., "Price Tag"

    April 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Jessie J 's "Price Tag," the second single from debut album "Who You Are," is designed to make the listener move and then be stuck in his or her head for days afterward. The U.K. singer/ songwriter has a history of crafting über-catchy pop tunes, and "Price Tag…

  6. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 03/26/2011

    March 26, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @questlove (Questo of The Roots): YO! These ice rocks…

  7. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Breath' Claims U.K. No. 1

    March 21, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Adele extended her run atop the album chart with "21" (XL) to eight weeks yesterday (Sunday), setting a new digital record in the process, as Nicole Scherzinger claimed her first U.K. solo No. 1 single with "Don't Hold Your Breath" (Interscope/Universal). The million…

  8. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/19/2011

    March 19, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ChrisBrown : For anyone I've ever hurt, cursed out,…

  9. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Chart, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:43 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their highest-ever U.K. chart ranking as "Build A…

  10. Jessie J Slays 'SNL' With A Little Help From B.o.B

    March 13, 2011 7:21 PM EDT Jessie J may be a full-fledged pop star in her native Britain, but the songstress (and co-writer of hits including "Party in the U.S.A.") was still emerging stateside -- until she brought down the house with her killer performance on "Saturday Night Live" yesterday (Mar.…

  11. Selena Gomez Covers Jessie J's 'Price Tag' Live

    March 09, 2011 4:12 PM EST As Jessie J continues her ascent to full-fledged stateside pop stardom, Selena Gomez gives the U.K. singer a leg up, performing her hit "Price Tag" at a gig Sunday (Mar. 6) in Houston. Video: Selena Gomez Covers Jessie J's "Price Tag" in Houston Gomez put her own…

  12. Liam Gallagher: Beady Eye Is 'The Best Band On This Planet'

    March 07, 2011 3:52 PM EST Noel and Liam Gallagher rarely backed away from proclamations of genius as the guitarist and lead singer of Oasis , and the latter still speaks in absolutes when discussing his new band, Beady Eye . "I feel I'm in the best band that is on this planet, right here today," he…

  13. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  14. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/5/2011

    March 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @Pink : Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina- didn't…

  15. Justin Bieber Swaps Spots With Lady Gaga Atop Social 50 Chart

    February 24, 2011 1:24 PM EST L ady Gaga may retain the throne on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Born This Way," but she slips from the top slot on the Social 50 tally, down to No. 2. Who's she replaced by? Why, the act with the No. 1 album in the country -- Justin Bieber . Justin Bieber Scores…

  16. Adele Ties Beatles Record on U.K. Charts, BRIT Awards Boost Winners

    February 21, 2011 11:36 AM EST A dele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album, "21," started a fourth week at No. 1 Sunday (Feb. 20), passing half a million…

  17. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 2/19/2011

    February 19, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : ThankYou so much to Radio+Monsters for making…

  18. Adele Stays Strong on U.K. Album Chart

    February 14, 2011 10:00 AM EST A dele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 130,000 units last week to win a third week atop the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Jessie J 's "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B. , started a second week at No. 1 in the singles chart. The…

  19. Rihanna's 'S&M' Sizzles on Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST This week on the Social 50 chart, Rihanna returns to No. 1, Selena Gomez jumps 27-13 while Tyler Ward and Chris Brown both make handsome re-entries. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash After a month's absence from the top of the list, Rihanna…

  20. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 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 *** "Grenade" Bruno Mars…

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