1. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 09, 2009 10:40 AM EST S usan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album continues its hold of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 527,000 copies (down just 25%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. After two weeks of release, "I Dreamed a Dream" is now the 10th biggest-selling album of…

  2. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as the barometer for mainstream yuletide fare.…

  3. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said Sunday, crediting the pianist and composer…

  4. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 7:21 AM EST Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Children In Need Medley" (Epic/Sony Music…

  5. Weezer Singer Hurt When Bus Skids Off Road In N.Y.

    December 07, 2009 7:05 AM EST Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has suffered minor injuries after the group's tour bus hit some ice, skidded across the New York State Thruway and slid into a ditch. Police say singer Rivers Cuomo and the band's assistant were taken to a local hospital following Sunday's early…

  6. Artists with the Most No. 1s

    December 07, 2009 12:30 AM EST Chart Article These superstars logged the most visits to the penthouse of Billboard's main singles chart, the Hot 100, during the first decade of the 21st century. The No. 1 veterans here have been ranked by how many chart-toppers they scored; The number in the pink box is each artist&…

  7. Best of the 2000s: The Decade In Charts and More

    December 07, 2009 12:05 AM EST Chart Article From the monster-selling albums to the iconic new stars, the most blogged-about controversies to the most life-changing technologies, take a look back at the wild, unpredictable and unforgettable decade in music. Featured Content The definitive list of hits, 10 years in the…

  8. All No. 1 Songs of the 2000s Page 3

    December 04, 2009 7:52 PM EST Chart Article This chronological list of every song that reached the top of the Hot 100 during the 2000s allows you to listen to them all. The date each tune went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's title. « Previous 1-50 51-100 101-130…

  9. All No. 1 Songs of the 2000s Page 1

    December 04, 2009 7:41 PM EST Chart Article This chronological list of every song that reached the top of the Hot 100 during the 2000s -- through the end of Nov. 2009 -- allows you to listen to them all. The date each tune went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's…

  10. Gucci Mane, "The State Vs. Radric Davis"

    December 04, 2009 5:41 PM EST If Gucci Mane 's new album, "The State Vs. Radric Davis," were a holiday, it would be Halloween. Over a daunting, organ-like piano on the track "Heavy," the Atlanta rapper wittily rhymes, "I just got out of jail, yeah, they tried to Michael Vick me." Similar…

  11. Ask Billboard: "Idol" Worship

    December 04, 2009 4:55 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHARTING THE DECADE Dear Gary, Hope you're well. I was just wondering…

  12. Mary J. Blige: The Billboard Cover Story and Video

    December 04, 2009 2:41 PM EST Mary J. Blige Returns With Her Ninth Studio Album And Branches Out Into Movies, Branding And Charity Work On the chorus of her latest single, "I Am," Mary J. Blige sings in her riveting voice: "Ain't nobody gonna touch you better... more than I am." Since breaking…

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" re-enters the chart for the first time…

  14. Grammy Nominations Poll Results: How Did We Do?

    December 03, 2009 11:13 AM EST So how did Billboard's predictions - and our readers' votes - stack up against the actual Grammy Awards 2010 nominees? Aside from a bombardment from Tokio Hotel fans -- who delivered nearly 40,000 votes in each of the three major categories for a band and a record that were not…

  15. Jay-Z And Alicia Keys' 'Empire' Stays Put On Hot 100

    December 03, 2009 10:41 AM EST J ay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" holds at No. 1 for a third week on the Billboard Hot 100, increasing its lead over Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" (2-2). Sparked by the pair's live performance on ABC's Nov. 22 broadcast of the "American…

  16. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga Room…

  17. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  18. Susan Boyle's 'Dream' Comes True; Snoop Dogg Going Places

    December 02, 2009 5:20 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Susan Boyle tops the Billboard 200 as expected, selling a whopping 701,000 copies of "I Dreamed a Dream". It's the best debut week since Snoop Dogg 's "Doggystyle" in '93, and beats out…

  19. LL Cool J Primed For Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 02, 2009 10:17 AM EST L L Cool J is paying tribute the best way he knows how. The 41-year-old rapper-actor will kick off "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" on Wednesday night by rapping to a medley of the past year's hits from artists like Lady Gaga and…

  20. Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 02, 2009 7:55 AM EST YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the best sales week for an…

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