1. Kelly Clarkson Stays On Top Of Billboard 200

    March 25, 2009 12:53 PM EDT It's a hold-steady kind of week on the Billboard 200 as Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (S/19/RCA) remains at No. 1 for a second frame, shifting 90,000 (down 65%). U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Island/Interscope/IGA) moves up one slot to No. 2 with 76…

  2. Lady Antebellum, "I Run To You"

    March 25, 2009 12:03 PM EDT Lady Antebellum, "I Run To You" Track Review …

  3. March 24, 2009

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” boosting the show’s ratings. 2001 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley. 2001 – Sammy Hagar and his wife, Kari, welcome their second child, Samantha Pastel Hagar, in a Northern California…

  4. Lady GaGa Takes Top Spot On U.K. Singles Chart

    March 23, 2009 2:30 PM EDT Album releases aimed squarely at yesterday's Mothers' Day had a big impact on the new U.K. sales chart. Irish pop vocalist Ronan Keating's covers set "Songs For My Mother" (Polydor/Universal) entered at No. 1, while on the separate compilation album listing, "101…

  5. Kanye West Hits South By Southwest

    March 22, 2009 9:37 AM EDT AUSTIN, Texas – For a night, it was South By Kanye West. The rapper performed twice Saturday at the annual South By Southwest music conference and festival, dominating the final night of the live music event mostly populated by lesser known acts. In an expected but not officially announced…

  6. Flo Rida Tops Hot 100, Carrie Underwood's 'Home' Debuts High

    March 19, 2009 8:31 AM EDT As Flo Rida, Lady GaGa and Kelly Clarkson continue their chart feats in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, it’s Carrie Underwood who scores the top debut. Underwood’s “Home Sweet Home,” the new elimination theme song for “American Idol,” debuted at No. 21 on the Hot 100—propelled…

  7. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 1:13 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which began with 297,000 in 2003. She followed it up…

  8. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single, also on Mercury, is a remake of Dolly…

  9. Miley Cyrus' 'Climb' Debuts High On Hot 100

    March 12, 2009 10:04 AM EDT While Flo Rida's "Right Round" (featuring Ke$ha) retains the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row, Miley Cyrus is the big chart news this week, as her single "The Climb" crashes in at No. 6 in its debut week. The track, from the "Hannah…

  10. U2 Tops The Billboard 200

    March 11, 2009 11:07 AM EDT U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spears' "Circus" arrived at No. 1…

  11. U2, Flo Rida Top U.K. Charts

    March 09, 2009 11:13 AM EDT U2’s “No Line on the Horizon” (Mercury/Universal) outdid the combined sales of the other albums in the new U.K. top five yesterday to debut at No. 1. “Right Round” (Atlantic) by Flo Rida featuring Ke$ha went straight to the top of the new singles survey. “Horizon” is the territory’s fastest…

  12. Listen To Flo Rida's Sweet New Single

    March 06, 2009 12:00 PM EST "Sugar" - Flo Rida featuring Wynter Listen here to Flo Rida's single "Sugar" Flo Rida currently sits atop the Hot 100 with "Right Round," but the Miami-Dade County rapper is no newbie to the charts' upper reaches. As Bilboard's No. 1 digital artist…

  13. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 11:50 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week’s biggest airplay gainer title. “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” was last week’s greatest digital gainer, but this week that honor goes to “Jai Ho! (You…

  14. Taylor Swift Continues Billboard 200 Dominance

    March 04, 2009 11:17 AM EST With an 18% uptick in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" continues its rule over The Billboard 200 for an 11th week. The Big Machine effort sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last week , such a feat has gone unmatched by any album…

  15. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single with "My Life Would Suck Without You…

  16. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  17. Flo Rida And T.I. Reign On Hot 100

    February 26, 2009 10:21 AM EST Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the chart comes courtesy of Soulja Boy. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps from No. 17 to No. 9 on the chart, marking his first top 10…

  18. Barenaked Ladies Plan Album, Call Split With Singer 'Positive'

    February 25, 2009 7:27 PM EST Calling Barenaked Ladies' split with Steven Page "a really positive thing for all of us," co-founder Ed Robertson says the group is energized and looking forward to its "new era." "We're really excited about the future," Robertson told Billboard.com on…

  19. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by solo female artists have earned 10 weeks or…

  20. Lions

    February 24, 2009 6:02 PM EST South by Southwest has been good to Lions. In 2008, the band not only scored a management deal from Steve Hutton/Uppercut Management at the conference, but also secured a synch license to make its song "Metal Heavy Lady" a playable track in "Guitar Hero 3." "We made…

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