1. Lady Gaga Retakes UK Singles, Albums Charts

    March 22, 2010 2:23 PM EDT Lady Gaga scored another U.K. chart double as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was published yesterday. The Interscope/Universal single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, jumped 12-1 in its 16th week, while Gaga's "The Fame" album moved back 5-1 in its…

  2. Sarah McLachlan Announces First Album In Seven Years

    March 19, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Lilth Fair founder and singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has announced that she will release her first album in seven years, "The Laws Of Illusion," on June 15 via Arista Records. A download of McLachlan's new song "One Dream" and premium access tickets to Lilith Fair…

  3. Ke$ha Gives 'Blah' Performance on 'Idol'

    March 18, 2010 6:00 PM EDT Last night, Ke$ha attempted to show the Top 12 AI finalists what it takes to be a real American Idol. Though, after reviewing her performance, we're not quite sure she sent the right message. In the midst of the Rolling Stones -themed recap show (in which Lacey Brown got the boot ), Ke…

  4. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 9:06 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart, scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles, meanwhile, Ke$ha 's "Tik Tok" (RCA…

  5. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 With 'Rude Boy' Track

    March 17, 2010 2:25 PM EDT Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released Thursday (March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1. Rihanna Sizzles In New 'Rude Boy' Music Video "Rude" is Rihanna's sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and fifth as a lead…

  6. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 9:04 AM EDT Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone 's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gatley, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" (Parlophone/EMI…

  7. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae's "Alors On Danse" …

  8. Cruz Docks at No. 1, Rihanna Rises on Hot 100

    March 11, 2010 11:00 AM EST A s reported yesterday, Taio Cruz makes a record-setting jump to No. 1 for a new artist as "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris , leaps 53-1. "Heart" replaces the Black Eyed Peas ' "Imma Be" which dips 1-5 after a two-week stay at the top. "Heart"…

  9. Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    March 08, 2010 11:13 AM EST "Critics' Choice" BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding made a winning start to her U.K. album chart career yesterday, debuting at No. 1 with her first set, "Lights" (Polydor/Universal). South London rapper Tinie Tempah made a similarly triumphant first appearance in the…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/06/10

    March 06, 2010 10:00 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 !) @iamlittleboots (Little Boots): Just saw a video of KRAZY…

  11. Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce, "Telephone"

    March 05, 2010 3:13 PM EST "Telephone" starts off unassumingly, with a solemn Gaga singing over an alluring harpsichord melody (a signature Rodney Jerkins flourish that dates all the way back to Brandy and Monica 's "The Boy Is Mine"). In no time, though, the song busts wide open to reveal a…

  12. Sade, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

    March 05, 2010 7:45 AM EST Billboard's new pan-European sales charts show Sade starting a third week atop European Albums with "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while Ke$ha 's "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) moves into a fifth week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Singles. The…

  13. Peas Persist on Hot 100 with "Imma Be"

    March 04, 2010 11:10 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas hold at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Imma Be." The track returns to the top of Digital Songs for a second frame after abdicating the lead spot to "We Are The World 25: For Haiti" by Artists for Haiti for the past two weeks.…

  14. Sade Clocks Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 11:29 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, Lady Antebellum 's "Need You Now…

  15. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 8:02 AM EST Jason Derulo 's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga 's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed new hit albums by Marina and the Diamonds ,…

  16. Ice Cube Goes 'West', Aerosmith Back on Track?

    February 26, 2010 4:20 PM EST In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Ice Cube is coming back with a "no apologies" album called "I Am the West," and Aerosmith has reconciled with Steven Tyler and announced this summer's "Cocked, Locked and Ready To Rock"…

  17. POTW Feb. 26: Black Eyed Peas, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha

    February 26, 2010 3:18 PM EST Courtney Love , Lily Allen , Ke$ha and more of music's controversial stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet at the NME Awards in London, while Lil Kim and Ashanti made sure they weren't tardy for Juelz Santana 's birthday party in New York City. From performance shots of…

  18. Ke$ha featuring 3OH!3, "Blah Blah Blah"

    February 26, 2010 3:13 PM EST "I don't really care where you live at/Just turn around, boy, let me hit that!" That line pretty much sums up the message of "Blah Blah Blah," the follow-up to Ke$ha 's record-breaking hit "TiK ToK." "Blah" takes post-feminist aim at boys who…

  19. Videos of the Week: Shakira Seduces Rafael Nadal, Ke$ha Covers Radiohead, Sade Whips a Horse

    February 26, 2010 2:59 PM EST In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Shakira gets steamy with tennis star Rafael Nadal, a 13-year-old Ke$ha covers Radiohead, Sade gets feisty with a horse, Carrie Underwood smooches a pig, and more. 1) Shakira Seduces Shirtless Rafael Nadal Shakira might "steal…

  20. iTunes Sells 10 Billionth Track, Black Eyed Peas Back On Top

    February 25, 2010 5:50 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Apple's iTunes store sold its 10 billionth song on Wednesday, and awarded the winning purchaser with a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The Black Eyed Peas have unseated Ke$ha from the top of the Hot 100, and Sade takes the…

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