1. Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran Added to Rock in Rio USA Line-up

    October 28, 2014 5:03 AM EDT MGM Resorts International and the organizers of Rock in Rio USA announced additions to the music festival's lineup Monday and offered a glimpse of what to expect when the event comes to Las Vegas next year. Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran will join Taylor Swift , Metallica and No Doubt…

  2. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5's 'Maps' Leads To No. 1

    September 08, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The band rewrites the record for the most No. 1s on Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Linkin Park, Kenny Chesney, MercyMe & more 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…

  3. Ask Billboard: With Nico & Vinz, Norway Continues U.S. Chart Invasion

    June 24, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The duo's 'Am I Wrong' continues an unprecedented run of U.S. success for Norwegian musical exports. Plus, an Imagine Dragons feat, Linkin Park sales and remembering Casey Kasem As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to…

  4. Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 18, 2014 4:12 PM EDT Sam Smith and Linkin Park set for debuts in the top three Lana Del Rey is on course for her first No. 1 album, as "Ultraviolence," which was released on June 17, should debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the set, which is her second full…

  5. AMAs 2012: Top 5 Best Performances

    November 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST The 2012 American Music Awards, held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Nov. 18), were stacked wall-to-wall with winning performances in various popular genres. Who knew Linkin Park and Carly Rae Jepsen could fill the same performance space, and do so in a way that made…

  6. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj to Perform at American Music Awards

    October 24, 2012 8:45 AM EDT It'll be a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on stage at next month's American Music Awards. THE 'RED' ZONE: ALL THINGS TAYLOR • Taylor's Billboard Cover Story • Swift Q&A: The Risks of 'Red' • 'Red': Track-By-Track…

  7. Taylor Swift Reveals 'Never Ever' Inspiration

    September 24, 2012 11:15 AM EDT iHeartRadio 2012 : Photos + More ALL THE BEST LIVE & CANDID PICS • Backstage Day 2: Jonas Brothers Talk New Music, Green Day's 'Meltdown' Was Partly Staged? • Live Recap Day 2: P!nk Pops, Prince Surprises in Finale • Backstage Day 1: Bon Jovi Reveal New Music, Gwen Gets Hit…

  8. Imagine Dragons 'Not Going to Win' a VMA

    September 06, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Indie Band Talks MTV VMA Nomination, Debut Album 'Night Visions,' Tour Imagine Dragons, whose debut album, "Night Visions" dropped earlier this week, are nominated for their first ever MTV Video Music Award at tonight's ceremony. They share the Best Rock Video nom for…

  9. Cee Lo Green Tapped for NFL Song; X-Ecutioners' Rob Swift Joining ESPNU

    August 15, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Sports and music have a long, tangled history, from Julio Iglesias' short stint playing goalie for Real Madrid to No Limit's Master P's (short-term) NBA contract to Lil Wayne's trenchant analysis on his ESPN blog. With a pair of unrelated music-sports news items today, the…

  10. Lady Antebellum 'Own' the Billboard 200 With Second No. 1 Album

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album by a group since Sade 's "…

  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers + Ambitious Marketing = No. 2 for 'I'm With You'

    September 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT Utilizing a comprehensive promotional strategy targeting specialized digital platforms in tandem with traditional marketing tools, Warner Bros. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating the fruits of their endeavors. While Lil Wayne may have copped the Billboard 200 crown this week , the…

  12. Justin Bieber Swaps Spots With Lady Gaga Atop Social 50 Chart

    February 24, 2011 1:24 PM EST L ady Gaga may retain the throne on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Born This Way," but she slips from the top slot on the Social 50 tally, down to No. 2. Who's she replaced by? Why, the act with the No. 1 album in the country -- Justin Bieber . Justin Bieber Scores…

  13. Rihanna's 'S&M' Sizzles on Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST This week on the Social 50 chart, Rihanna returns to No. 1, Selena Gomez jumps 27-13 while Tyler Ward and Chris Brown both make handsome re-entries. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash After a month's absence from the top of the list, Rihanna…

  14. Justin Bieber Bullets at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Snoop's 'Wet' Rises

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST Was it the online chatter about the photos of Justin Bieber canoodling with Selena Gomez that propelled the former to No. 1 this week on the Social 50 chart? Or was it news of his "Vanity Fair" cover story -- complete with a glossy photo shoot engineered to make fans' hearts…

  15. Linkin Park and Trey Songz Debut At Nos. 1 & 2 on Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 11:43 AM EDT L inkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its "A Thousand Suns" album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz , as the latter's fourth album, "Passion, Pain &…

  16. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 9:04 AM EDT Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completing the nominations for Lady Gaga is best live…

  17. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, 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. 1 VS. 100, AND…

  18. Will Taylor Swift's New Album Sell a Million in Its First Week?

    July 26, 2010 11:47 AM EDT Fan anticipation is already building for Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now," after the pop-country superstar revealed on Ustream that the follow-up to her multiplatinum album "Fearless" will be out Oct. 25. But anticipation of a different sort is building among retail and…

  19. Britney Spears 'Glee'ful, Lil Wayne Plans EP

    July 12, 2010 5:40 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Britney Spears has scored the greatest honor a singer can receive in 2010--an upcoming episode of "Glee" built around her music. Promising fall releases include new work from Linkin Park and Lil Wayne , who will…

  20. 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…

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