1. Nero Tops U.K. Singles Chart While Amy Winehouse Maintains No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey with "Back To Black" (Universal…

  2. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Iglesias had actually owned the record since…

  3. LMFAO Keeps Katy Perry At Bay Atop Hot 100

    August 10, 2011 3:00 PM EDT LMFAO is loving life atop the Billboard Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Digital Songs, "Party Rock Anthem" dips below 200,000…

  4. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Watch the Throne' Now Projected to Top 500…

  5. Amy Winehouse Tops U.K. Album Chart; Cher Lloyd's Single Has 'Swagger'

    August 08, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Amy Winehouse continued her posthumous reign on the new U.K. album chart, published Sunday (Aug. 7) by the Official Charts Company. "Back To Black" (Universal Island) achieved a second week at No. 1 since her death, in addition to the three it registered in 2007. Former "X…

  6. Amy Winehouse Takes Over U.K. Charts Amid Grief

    August 01, 2011 9:53 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other titles in the top ten and five tracks in the…

  7. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato 's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 million views. This is a feat, considering that the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged, LCD Soundsystem Become Legos

    July 27, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged Former "American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze is engaged to model Jonna Walsh after proposing at Disney World on July 16. The couple is planning to tie the know in the fall of 2012. (…

  9. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson Preps Single, Springsteen vs. NJ Governor

    July 21, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kelly Clarkson: New Single in Early September Kelly Clarkson's long-awaited fifth album should hit stores this Fall, but fans won't have to wait much longer for the first single. The Idol alumnus told the…

  10. Chart Juice: Chris Brown Dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    July 21, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Chris Brown debuts three new titles, simultaneously, to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. He holds guest spots on Ace Hood 's "Body to Body," Game 's "Pot of Gold" and his own, "Wet the Bed," feat. Ludacris . Chris Brown 'Today' Show Appearance…

  11. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). DJ Khaled: Behind the Scenes with Hip-Hop&…

  12. Freshman Haze: Lil Playy

    July 12, 2011 5:10 PM EDT You may think you don't know Lil Playy but you've actually heard him a thousand times. The up-and-coming songwriter wrote and appeared on the chopped-and-screwed hook of Ludacris ' Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 2 hit, "My Chick Bad," featuring Nicki Minaj . With…

  13. Coldplay Launching Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert Series

    July 12, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Coldplay will perform in Los Angeles later this summer to help launch the fourth annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush, a free concert series designed to showcase the capabilities of the newly released Samsung Infuse 4G, available exclusively through AT&T. The British rock act will launch…

  14. The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green Lead Virgin Mobile FreeFest Bill

    July 11, 2011 12:55 AM EDT The Black Keys , Deadmau5 , Cee Lo Green , TV on the Radio , Patti Smith , Empire of the Sun , and Cut Copy are among the acts booked for the third annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a free music festival set for Sept. 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Filling out the main…

  15. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Rule Billboard.com's 2011 Mid-Year Music Awards

    July 07, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Britney Spears and Lady Gaga proved the ultimate pop music divas in Billboard.com's Mid-Year Music Awards poll, which allowed fans to weigh in on their favorite songs, albums and performances of the first half of 2011 over the past week. Once the hundreds of thousands of votes were…

  16. Pitbull's 'Give Me Everything' Powers to No. 1 on Hot 100

    June 29, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Pitbull unleashes his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 30) on Billboard.com, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo , AfroJack and Nayer, rises 2-1. "Give" dips by 7% in digital sales to 187,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen…

  17. David Guetta Denies U2 & Madonna Rumors, Reveals Double Album

    June 29, 2011 1:39 PM EDT David Guetta discussed his upcoming album and superstar collaborations with Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg , as well as shot down rumors about working with U2 , Britney Spears and Madonna when he sat down for a Live Q&A with Billboard.com yesterday (June 28). Watch archived…

  18. David Guetta Live Q&A: Archived Video

    June 29, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Chart Article David Guetta Watch The Archived Video! Photo by Vinny Pereira David Guetta rocked clubs everywhere with 2009's "One Love," and soon he'll be back with a fifth studio album, "Nothing But The Beat." The album, out Aug. 30, features a laundry list of A…

  19. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the Rapture." Chris Brown Wins Big At BET…

  20. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album "Nevermind" with a…

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