1. What Do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand Have in Common on the Charts?

    July 19, 2013 3:06 PM EDT What do Anna Kendrick and Barbra Streisand have in common? They are the only two people that have earned a top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Academy Award and Tony Award nominations in acting categories. Kendrick was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for actress in a…

  2. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP': Top 10 Dream Collaborations

    July 18, 2013 2:30 PM EDT From Bowie to Britney to the Weeknd, here are 10 collaborators we'd like to see in the liner notes to Gaga's next album. Last week's announcement that Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album was finally arriving in November was coupled with the news that the long…

  3. Robin Thicke Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week; Jay Z, Justin Timberlake Debut In Top 10

    July 17, 2013 1:25 PM EDT "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, matches the year's longest reign. Plus, Jay Z blasts in at No. 8 with "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake Robin Thicke racks a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines,"…

  4. Jay Z Scores 13th No. 1 Album On Billboard 200, Ciara Bows At No. 2

    July 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Update: July 17, 1 PM PST, Nielsen SoundScan has updated its sales figures. The new numbers have been adjusted in the story below. As reported last night (July 16), Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the rap titan's…

  5. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    July 17, 2013 9:45 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top nominees for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards with six apiece followed by Bruno Mars with four. MTV unveiled nominations Wednesday morning via the network's Instagram and Vine accounts, a first for the network and…

  6. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:00 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth channel ever to cross that threshold.  The Social…

  7. Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' Timeline: How Her 'Pitch Perfect' Song Became a Top 10 Hit

    July 11, 2013 5:31 PM EDT You may have first heard the quirky 'Cups' in 'Pitch Perfect' nearly a year ago. Just this week, the song hits the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. Let's recap its lengthy journey. As reported yesterday , Anna Kendrick reaches the Billboard Hot 100's top 10…

  8. Chart Juice: J. Cole Overthrows Wale and Outsells Kanye West

    July 11, 2013 11:31 AM EDT In its third week on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, J. Cole's "Born Sinner" claims the No. 1 spot to mark his second chart-topper after his 2011 debut "Cole World: The Sideline Story." With 58,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Born Sinner"…

  9. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Hot 100 For Fifth Week

    July 10, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, also takes over Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs. Plus, Anna Kendrick hits the Hot 100's top 10 with "Cups" Robin Thicke racks a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell.…

  10. J. Cole's 'Born Sinner' Jumps to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 10, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The rapper's sophomore album has officially sold more cumulative copies than Kanye West's "Yeezus." While J. Cole's "Born Sinner" was initially blocked from No. 1 on the Billboard 200, he celebrates his second No. 1 this week. In its third week on the…

  11. Robin Thicke on Wife's Impact on 'Blurred Lines,' Not Touring America Until 2014

    July 09, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Thicke says he and his camp "plan to take our time" before touring in earnest to support the new album, out July 30 Robin Thicke says his home life provided a bit of quality control for his forthcoming album "Blurred Line," which has already spawned a Billboard 100…

  12. Essence Festival 2013: Trey Songz, Charlie Wilson, New Edition Liven Up The Superdome

    July 07, 2013 12:57 PM EDT Essence was in full swing Saturday (July 6), as attendance thickened and Friday’s rain took a day off to allow a full day of non-stop singing and dancing. Daytime highlights included McDonald’s Black 365 Awards, which were filmed for their first TV airing on BET later this month. The show…

  13. Mutya Keisha Siobhan Releases Debut Single 'Flatline': Listen

    July 05, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mutya Keisha Siobhan, the U.K. vocal group consisting of the three original members of the Sugababes, has finally released the full version of its debut single, much to the delight of the ravenous pop blogosphere. "Flatline" premiered online on Thursday (July 4), and will be…

  14. Chart Juice: Wale & India.Arie Debut in Top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    July 03, 2013 9:43 PM EDT On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, Kendrick Lamar nets new top 10 single Wale posts his second chart-topper on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as “The Gifted” opens at No. 1 with 158,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His sophomore album, “Ambition,” entered the chart at No. 1 in…

  15. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan R&B/Hip-Hop Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:40 PM EDT Having reached the midway mark of 2013, it’s time to look back at the year’s biggest selling R&B/hip-hop albums and singles so far. Not surprisingly, Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” takes the cake as the best-selling R&B/hip-hop set thus far this year with 2,037,000…

  16. Wale Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Skillet, India.Arie and August Burns Red also make Top 10 debuts, while "Yeezus" falls to No. 3. Rapper Wale claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week, as his new release "The Gifted" debuts in the top position. The set sold 158,000 copies in…

  17. Robin Thicke Follows Up 'Blurred Lines' With 'Give It 2 U,' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

    July 02, 2013 6:38 PM EDT With "Blurred Lines" still perched atop the Hot 100, Robin Thicke isn't relenting in promoting his upcoming album. Recently, he shared a new single titled "Give It 2 U," produced by Dr. Luke and featuring a guest verse from Kendrick Lamar. Musically, it's a far…

  18. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . Let's see how your picks matched up with…

  19. BET Says Sorry to Fashion Blogger Told to Tone-Down His Outfit

    July 02, 2013 12:41 AM EDT BET is apologizing to a fashion blogger who says it made him tone down his feminine look to appear on the network's pre-awards show. The network called the incident with B. Scott, which took place before Sunday's BET Awards, a "miscommunication." On his blog Monday,…

  20. Chart Highlights: Selena Gomez 'Get's New No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    July 01, 2013 3:05 PM EDT The singer ties for the fastest climb to No. 1 on the ranking since 2000 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…

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