1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week atop the album chart. Jessie J will be the…

  6. The Boxer Rebellion: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 1:01 PM EST The Boxer Rebellion Genre: Rock Formed in London in 2001, alternative rockers The Boxer Rebellion are not exactly strangers to the U.S. charts. In 2009, the band tasted Stateside success with their second album "Union," which crashed onto the Billboard 200 album based on the…

  7. Jessie J: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 10:05 AM EST Jessie J Genre: Pop Winner of this year's Critics' Choice BRIT Award, Jessie J, 22, also topped the influential BBC "Sound of 2011" poll, which surveys 165 U.K. tastemakers. Now the Essex-born artist-who shares a co-writing credit on Miley Cyrus' Billboard Hot 100…

  8. Bruno Mars Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, 'Glee' Cast Sets Record

    January 24, 2011 9:10 AM EST B runo Mars became the first male solo artist since Mika in 2007 to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously on Sunday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, the "Glee" Cast broke the record for the shortest time for any act to achieve 20 top 40 U.K. appearances. Mars' "Grenade…

  9. Willow Smith: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:23 PM EST Willow Smith Title TBD Date TBD The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith hit the scene last year when her single, "Whip My Hair," crashed the Web. So far, it's been reported that Willow is in the studio with singer/songwriter Jessie J as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff, who was…

  10. Bruno Mars Earns Second U.K. No. 1 with 'Grenade'

    January 17, 2011 1:24 PM EST B runo Mars won his second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Sunday) with "Grenade" (Elektra//Warner Music), recording the highest sales total for a January release in the market for 15 years. "Grenade" sold close to 150,000 units last week, according to the Official…

  11. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010's female-dominated nominations, male…

  12. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  13. Courtney Love's Tweets Lead to Court Trial

    January 05, 2011 9:38 AM EST C ourtney Love was very upset. The firebrand rocker had been locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who was demanding payment for a few thousand dollars worth of clothes. So on March 17, 2009, Love took to her Twitter account and began hurling a stream of shocking…

  14. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 10:43 AM EST British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding , Florence and the Machine and Adele . "This is…

  15. MTV U.K. Tips Far East Movement, Mona, Willow Smith For 2011

    December 01, 2010 8:36 AM EST U.S. acts Far East Movement , Mona and Willow Smith have made the MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland list of 10 emerging acts it predicts will break big in 2011. "Blackberry Presents: Brand New For 2011" was unveiled at London's Koko venue last night (Nov. 30), with performances…

  16. Rick Springfield Addresses Suicide Attempt, Facelift in New Memoir

    October 12, 2010 3:10 PM EDT R ick Springfield , who became a pop icon with the 1981 song "Jessie's Girl" and appeared naked in the TV drama "Californication", is baring even more of himself in a new autobiography -- including a revelation that he killed a man during the Vietnam war. In 1968, at…

  17. Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks

    September 30, 2010 11:04 AM EDT Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart for a second week . The song also returns to the penthouse of Digital Songs (188,000, down 3%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), after being pushed down a…

  18. Fistful of Mercy, "As I Call You Down"

    September 24, 2010 10:26 AM EDT This new Los Angeles-based supergroup unites jam-folk veterans Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper with George Harrison's son, Dhani, who in 2008 released the debut by his band thenewno2. Slightly psychedelic, mostly acoustic and uniformly tuneful, Fistful of Mercy's sound shouldn't…

  19. Dr. Luke: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 03, 2010 4:02 PM EDT The doctor is in, at the tree-shrouded Conway Studios compound in Hollywood, and he won't be out any time soon. Lukasz Gottwald -- the writer/producer better-known to the explosive-chorus-loving world as Dr. Luke -- has booked all three rooms at Conway for the entire month of September.…

  20. Ask Billboard: Decade-Defining Artists & Songs

    July 30, 2010 5:15 PM EDT Whether you're beach-going with California gurls (or ridin' solo), vacation-bound on airplanes or feeling just generally dynamite (perhaps because you're pretty good at drinkin' beer), enjoy this week's mailbag. "Ask Billboard" is updated every Friday. As…

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