1. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Returns to U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    January 13, 2014 4:46 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) moved…

  2. Have Pop Stars Made The Post-Christmas Break Obsolete?

    January 10, 2014 3:22 PM EST With Miley and Gaga releasing new content the week after Christmas, the end of December might not be such a quiet time anymore. The music industry usually shuts down the week after Christmas, but as 2013 came to a close, some huge stars nonetheless provided fans with belated stocking…

  3. Armin van Buuren Sets Record On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    January 10, 2014 11:41 AM EST With his new debut, the Dutch DJ claims the most titles in the tally's history. Plus, Pitbull and Ke$ha top Dance Club Songs and Bastille and Avicii make moves Armin van Buuren captures the top debut on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart with "A State of Trance Year Mix…

  4. Ke$ha's Mom Blasts Dr Luke, Advisors for Daughter's Eating Disorder

    January 10, 2014 3:34 AM EST Ke$ha's mother has blamed pressure from music industry advisors -- Dr Luke included -- for her daughter’s health problems.   The pop singer recently announced she’d entered rehab for an undisclosed eating disorder. But in an interview with People , Pebe Sebert reveals her daughter has…

  5. New Year's Eve Programs Yield Big Gains on Social 50 Chart

    January 09, 2014 9:04 PM EST Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato Gain After New Year's Performances New Year's Eve television broadcast appearances and performances cause several of the artists on the Social 50 to jump up the tally.   Up first is Pitbull, who moves 23-16 after performing “Timber” in Miami on …

  6. Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears Win Big at People's Choice Awards

    January 08, 2014 11:17 PM EST Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" scores Favorite Album, while Spears gets nod for Favorite Pop Artist Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" was 2013's top-selling album, and at the 2014 People's Choice Awards, he continued his hot streak…

  7. Pitbull Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Top 10 Hit

    January 08, 2014 4:01 PM EST How does new No. 1 single "Timber" stack up against his other smashes? Vote now! On this week's Hot 100 chart , Pitbull's latest party starter -- "Timber," featuring Ke$ha -- ends a four-week run at No. 2 by bumping up to the top spot and giving Pitbull his…

  8. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:27 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  9. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Storms to Top Of Billboard 200

    January 08, 2014 11:00 AM EST "Frozen" is the fourth animated film soundtrack to reach No. 1 in the chart's 58-year history. The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" blows into the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Nielsen…

  10. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Bounds Up Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop Charts With 'Drunk In Love,' 'XO'

    January 06, 2014 3:25 PM EST Both songs from the million-selling 'Beyonce' soar, while Pitbull, Ke$ha, Katherine Alexander and Big Daddy Weave notch new No. 1s 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…

  11. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Lands First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 3:09 AM EST   “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the album bestsellers for the first time, in its…

  12. Ke$ha Enters Rehab for Eating Disorder

    January 04, 2014 10:12 AM EST Yesterday (Jan. 3) Ke$ha reportedly admitted herself to a rehab center for an apparent eating disorder. The pop star who released her self-directed “Dirty Love” video on New Year’s Day entered a Chicago-area center and plans to stay there for a month. “I’m a crusader for being yourself and…

  13. TryHardNinja Debut Novelty Song On Dance Charts

    January 03, 2014 4:40 PM EST Plus, DJ Snake and Lil Jon continue their momentum with "Turn Down for What," Pitbull and Ke$ha climb on Dance/Mix Show Airplay and Cole Plante crowns Dance Club Songs. UPDATE 1/4: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Approaching Nirvana as a collaborator on …

  14. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 for a Fourth Week; Miley Cyrus Returns

    January 02, 2014 1:46 PM EST 'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history. Plus, Miley Cyrus re-enters at No. 22 with new single 'Adore You,' which bows atop the Streaming Songs chart Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a fourth week at No. 1 on…

  15. Beyonce Leads for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 02, 2014 12:54 PM EST Beyoncé's self-titled album racks up a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the longest run at No. 1 for any album since last April. "Beyoncé" sold another 310,000 copies during the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen SoundScan, down 17% compared with the…

  16. Ke$ha Rips Off Clothes in Self-Directed 'Dirty Love' Clip: Watch

    January 02, 2014 11:15 AM EST "Dirty Love" is the least candy-colored song on Ke$ha's sophomore album "Warrior," and accordingly, the music video for the pop star's latest single -- which doubles as Ke$ha's directorial debut! -- is gritty, darkly lit and unapologetic in its confetti…

  17. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers…

  18. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorites Of 2013

    December 27, 2013 4:05 PM EST As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, 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. Or, Tweet questions to Gary Trust: @gthot20 CHART BEAT READERS'…

  19. Eminem, Rihanna Top Hot 100; Beyonce Debuts

    December 26, 2013 3:06 PM EST "The Monster" rules for a third week, while Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" bows just outside the top 10 Eminem and featured artist Rihanna notch a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha's …

  20. Beyonce Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 26, 2013 2:13 PM EST "Beyonce" sold 991,000 in its first 10 days and is (so far) the 12th biggest-selling album of 2013 Beyonce's new self-titled album remains unstoppable on the Billboard 200 chart, as it spends a second week atop the list. "Beyonce" sold 374,000 copies in the…

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