1. Country Countdown: Kenny Chesney Keeps Crown, Gloriana Debuts Big

    August 09, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Meanwhile, Jana Kramer Scores First Top 10 Single With 'Why Ya Wanna' Kenny Chesney 's "Come Over" dominates Country Songs for a second week, his first to hold for more than one week since "Somewhere with You" spent three weeks at the summit in January…

  2. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 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 the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Wide Awake" Katy Perry…

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj 's "Starships" has logged…

  4. Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage to Lead Trespass America Festival

    April 24, 2012 9:46 PM EDT A new metal festival will be throwing down the gauntlet this summer. Trespass America, a co-production with the UK-based Metal Hammer magazine, will gather seven bands for a 25-date U.S. tour this summer, with more shows to be announced. The tour will include Battlecross, God Forbid, Emmure,…

  5. Tim McGraw Cracks Top 10, Lee Brice Scores First No. 1 on Country Songs

    April 12, 2012 3:55 PM EDT Rascal Flatts Breezes to No. 1 on Country Albums Chart T im McGraw has competed 46 times in the top 10 on Country Songs , and nearly made it a two-fer this week, as his current solo single "Better Than I Used to Be" enters the upper tier (11-10), and a new duet with Kenny Chesney…

  6. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Roars Onto Country Songs

    April 09, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The superstars combine for the second-best debut in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. K enny Chesney and Tim McGraw rocket onto Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Feel Like a Rock Star" debuts at No. 13. In its first week of availability, the song received airplay on…

  7. Weekly Chart Notes: fun., Lionel Richie, Adele

    March 09, 2012 10:35 AM EST Fun. reigns on its first try, Richie returns and Adele's better than the 'Macarena' FIRST IMPRESSIONS, FIRST PLACE: Rookies rock. As previously reported, ROCK POPS: Alternative music is well represented in the upper reaches of this week's Hot 100. While "We Are Young…

  8. 'American Idol' Top 25: Females Fizzle at Semi-Finals

    March 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST Ladies, you've got some catching up to do. The Top 12 female semi-finalists of "American Idol" took their turn onstage Wednesday night (Feb. 29), after the show's male contestants crooned for votes the night before. While the guys were by no means immensely impressive,…

  9. 'X Factor' Live Voting Begins After Final 12 Perform

    November 03, 2011 9:50 AM EDT After 162 contestants emerged from "X Factor" auditions, the judges have slowly been narrowing down the competition. With 12 contestants left, it's finally America's turn to have a say. After tonight's live two-hour episode of "X Factor," viewers were able…

  10. Lonestar Reunites With Singer Richie McDonald

    October 26, 2011 5:00 PM EDT One of country music's most successful acts of the 1990s and their lead singer are having a reunion of sorts in 2012. Richie McDonald and Lonestar will be taking to the stage together again for several dates for the first time since 2007. Richie said that despite his leaving the group,…

  11. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, serves as further evidence). The former…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  14. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition, Continued

    May 13, 2011 7:15 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. ASK BILLBOARD:…

  15. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 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. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  16. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps something more to prove than some of its previous…

  17. Chart Beat Wednesday: Stone Temple Pilots, Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum

    March 24, 2010 1:05 PM EDT STONE ROCK: Stone Temple Pilots touch down on Alternative Songs at No. 39 with "Between the Lines," the format cornerstone band's first entry on the list since 2003. The Scott Weiland-led group's new track concurrently starts as the Hot Shot Debut on Rock Songs at No. 40. …

  18. Bo Bice Exhibits 'Different Shades' On New Album

    March 15, 2010 8:15 AM EDT Fans will get a chance to hear "the organic Bo Bice " when the 2005 "American Idol" runner-up releases his next album, "3," on May 18. Bice tells Billboard.com that the new set is "somewhere right in the middle" of the polished pop sound of his post-…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for tonight's show -- and not in a nice way.…

  20. Chart Beat Wednesday: Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum

    March 03, 2010 11:55 AM EST THIS JUST IN ...: Timbaland 's "Carry Out" lifts 12-9 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, pushing featured artist Justin Timberlake past Akon and Nelly for most top 10s among solo males. The song is Timberlake's 13th top on the chart and first since T.I. &…

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