1. Fabolous Tops Billboard 200; Jackson's 'Ones' Now 2009's Second-Best Seller

    August 05, 2009 10:52 AM EDT The rapper Fabolous makes his "Way" to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career, but Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" collection still reigns on the Top Comprehensive Albums chart and becomes the year's second-best selling album. Jackson's…

  2. Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Britney Dominate MTV VMA Noms

    August 04, 2009 5:59 PM EDT Pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Tuesday each earned nine nominations for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, while Britney Spears continued her musical comeback with seven nods. All three will compete for the honor of video of the year, with Beyonce…

  3. Kid Cudi Featuring Kanye West and Common, "Make Her Say"

    August 03, 2009 6:50 PM EDT What started as a brazen remix of one of the biggest pop hits of the year is now Kid Cudi's official second single. The rising rapper riffs on Lady GaGa's acoustic piano version of "Poker Face" -- his intrepretation was originally titled "Poke Her Face" -- along…

  4. Song Debut: William Fitzsimmons Covers Kanye West

    July 31, 2009 5:15 PM EDT The child of two blind parents, folk/electronic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist William Fitzsimmons worked as a mental health therapist before turning to full-time music making. His first two albums, 2005's "Until When We Are Ghosts" and 2006's "Goodnight…

  5. Black Eyed Peas Set Billboard Hot 100 Record

    July 30, 2009 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas set a record this week for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history. "I Gotta Feeling" is in its fifth consecutive week at No. 1, following 12 weeks at the top by the Peas' "Boom Boom Pow."…

  6. Michael Jackson Maintains Control Of Euro Charts

    July 30, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Michael Jackson 's "King of Pop" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) continues its chart-topping run on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, with Pitbull 's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1) moving into a second week atop European Hot 100…

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Katy Perry, Rob Thomas, U2

    July 29, 2009 5:17 PM EDT WHAT HAPPENS TO 'VEGAS': On the Pop Songs/Mainstream Top 40 radio chart, Katy Perry becomes the fourth female artist since 2000 - and second this year following Lady Gaga - to earn at least two No. 1s from a debut album, as "Waking Up in Vegas" rolls 2-1. The song…

  8. Demi Lovato Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200, But Michael Jackson Still Reigns

    July 29, 2009 10:59 AM EDT Demi Lovato rules the Billboard 200 chart this week, as the Disney singer/actress' sophomore album "Here We Go Again" (Hollywood Records) debuts at No. 1 with 108,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Her first set, "Don't Forget," bowed at No. 2 less…

  9. Michael Jackson Clocks 4th Week As U.K.'s No. 1 Album

    July 27, 2009 12:36 PM EDT "The Essential Michael Jackson " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) is the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a fourth straight week, but it was outsold by the new entry at the top of the compilation album chart, "Now That's What I Call Music 73" (Virgin/EMI/UMTV).…

  10. Queen Latifah Returns To Rap On 'Persona'

    July 27, 2009 11:21 AM EDT The world sees plenty of Queen Latifah (real name Dana Owens) these days-at movie theaters, on magazine covers, in CoverGirl ads-but it rarely hears new music from her. Latifah's last two albums consisted entirely of jazz and soul standards. "Trav'lin Light," released in…

  11. Our Lady Peace, "Burn Burn"

    July 24, 2009 4:55 PM EDT Nearly four years have passed since Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace released a studio album and the band cut ties with longtime label Sony and producer Bob Rock. This newfound sense of freedom seems to have carried over to Our Lady Peace's seventh album, "Burn Burn."…

  12. Taylor Swift, Shakira Make Moves On Billboard Hot 100

    July 23, 2009 3:32 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" at No. 3 nets a new peak on the Hot 100 for Swift, who made it to No. 4 with "Love Story" in January. Katy Perry gets back into the top 10 with "Waking Up in Vegas," which makes its third trip into the top 10. Demi Lovato&…

  13. Video Q&A: Daughtry Rolls Into 'Town'

    July 21, 2009 2:28 PM EDT Those who harbored any doubts that Chris Daughtry would successfully trade his in "American Idol" notoriety for modern rock glory are now biting their tongues. His band Daughtry's debut album has sold 4.4. million copies since its 2006 release, according to Nielsen Soundscan,…

  14. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:54 AM EDT JLS , the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential…

  15. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael…

  16. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 4:53 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta , however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  17. David Guetta Hits The Big Time With Pop Collaborations

    July 17, 2009 2:21 PM EDT Plenty of DJs have conquered the nightlife scene, but only a select few have managed to break out beyond clubs and rule the pop charts. French DJ David Guetta, however, is poised to do in this decade what Fatboy Slim did in the '90s: become a bonafide rock star. Just like Fatboy, Guetta…

  18. Michael Jackson Makes History On Euro Charts

    July 16, 2009 5:44 PM EDT In a history-making week on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, Michael Jackson holds down a spectacular eight of the top ten titles. Meanwhile, "When Love Takes Over" (Positiva/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland starts a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles.…

  19. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  20. Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss Book White House Gig

    July 16, 2009 2:03 PM EDT Country musicians Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will play a high-profile gig next week at the White House. A spokeswoman for Paisley said Wednesday that he and Krauss, who had a hit duet a few years ago with "Whiskey Lullaby," will participate in the White House Music Series hosted…

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