1. 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…

  2. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban Confirmed To Join Harry Connick Jr., Ryan Seacrest in 'American Idol' Return

    June 24, 2014 2:28 AM EDT American Idol has locked down talent for its upcoming 14th season. The long-running singing competition series is bringing back its trio of judges, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban, along with host Ryan Seacrest. The news follows the April announcement that Fox’s reality…

  3. The Man Behind Jay-Z and Mariah Carey's New Beverages: Going to 'Disrupt the Consumer Package Goods Market'

    June 22, 2014 8:42 PM EDT Jay-Z and Mariah Carey-brand drinks are coming to a Walgreens and Duane Reade store near you.  Carey's "Butterfly" pink lemonade and Jay-Z's "40/40" Arnold Palmer-like drink are hoping the "disrupt the consumer package goods market" says Kevin Liles of…

  4. Mariah Carey & Courtney Love Pose for Awesome Portrait

    June 18, 2014 4:24 PM EDT Mariah Carey and Courtney Love have collaborated… on an awesome photograph together. The R&B girl and the rocker girl got together for a shot at the (deep breath) Clear Channel Media And Entertainment And MediaLink Host Dinner at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. Love u …

  5. Angie Martinez Resigns From Hot 97

    June 18, 2014 4:01 PM EDT Angie Martinez took to social media today (June 18), announcing that she's resigned from New York radio station, WQHT Hot 97. She posted a photo on Instagram of the words "Life has to move forward. Everything has its time and everything ends" over a pair of sunglasses. She…

  6. Jennifer Lopez Works Her Ass Off on 'A.K.A.' Album, Powerhouse Brand (Cover Story)

    June 16, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez has a lot of titles on her business card these days. At this point in a career stretching back more than two decades, she's less a musician or actress than a walking lifestyle brand, and a hyper-productive one at that. On today's schedule: an interview and photo shoot…

  7. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Shakira Shakes Her 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 16, 2014 8:05 AM EDT This week in 2006, the Latin pop superstar topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Astley, the Four Tops, Carrie Underwood and Robin Thicke Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history June 16, 1990…

  8. Katy Perry, Die Antwoord No. 1 On Dance Charts

    June 13, 2014 3:19 PM EDT Die Antwoord achieves the best sales week of its career and first Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1 with the arrival of "Donker Mag" (7,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The South African "zef"-stylized group (akin to hip-hop's subculture elements), on tour in…

  9. Stevie J of VH1's ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Released On Bond, Denies Child Support Claims

    June 12, 2014 3:00 AM EDT An attorney for music producer Stevie J denies prosecutors' allegations that his client owes $1 million in child support, and the reality star says he's happy to be home on bond. The star of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," whose real name is Steven Jordan, was…

  10. Eminem First to Receive Two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards

    June 10, 2014 5:57 PM EDT His name is Eminem and he’s now the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards, marking sales and streams of more than 10 million. Slim Shady picked up the honor for “Not Afraid,” a track from his 2010 album Recovery, to go along with the 11x multi-platinum single “Love…

  11. Truck Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Auto Crash (Update)

    June 07, 2014 6:05 PM EDT A Georgia truck driver responsible for the fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike last night that killed one and critically injured four more, including comedian and 2013 Billboard Music Awards host Tracy Morgan, has been charged with one count death by auto and four counts…

  12. Led Zeppelin Reissues Set for Splashy Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    June 06, 2014 6:27 PM EDT Cent heading for sixth top 10, “If/Then” cast album set for big debut Reissues of Led Zeppelin's first three albums are set to storm back onto the Billboard 200 chart next week. The three titles should re-enter the chart within the top 15, and have a chance at all hitting the top 10.…

  13. Lil Wayne Extends R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Record; Mariah Carey Captures Seventh No. 1

    June 05, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Lil Wayne soars 48-9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated June 14, with his newest single "Believe Me" featuring Drake, extending Wayne's record of the most top 10s (39) within the Nielsen BDS era (Dec. 5, 1992-present). (Drake is in second place, with 35.) Wayne's…

  14. Pop Shop Podcast: Mariah Carey, Nico & Vinz Interview, Rixton Interview & More

    June 05, 2014 12:05 PM EDT Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly audio breakdown. Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual…

  15. Iggy Azalea Remains Atop Hot 100 With 'Fancy'; MAGIC!, Calvin Harris Hit Top 10

    June 04, 2014 2:08 PM EDT The Australian rapper holds at No. 1 with 'Fancy' and No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris reach the top 10 Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX…

  16. 50 Cent Blames Awful Pitch on 'Excessive Masturbation' Injury in Reddit AMA

    June 04, 2014 1:36 PM EDT He also has some cautionary words for Aziz Ansari 50 Cent took part in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session yesterday, looking to promote his new album "Street King Immortal." But of course, Fiddy's gloriously bad first pitch at the New York Mets' Citi Field…

  17. 'Elusive' Sales for Mariah Carey's New Album

    June 04, 2014 12:56 PM EDT Mariah Carey collects her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse" enters at No. 3 with 58,000 sold in the week ending June 1 (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Her last non-holiday studio effort, 2009's "Memoirs of…

  18. Coldplay Chills For Second Week At No. 1, Mariah Carey Debuts At No. 3

    June 04, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Austin Mahone and Crowder also score Top 10 debuts on the albums chart Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while the top debut is Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse" at No. 3. "Ghost…

  19. Mariah Carey Dresses Up to Take Her Kids to a Public Park

    June 03, 2014 3:15 PM EDT Yes, Mariah Carey's still being Mariah Carey, even when she’s taking her twins to the park. You never know when a photo opp may arise, so it’s definitely important to dress to impress. Also, a solo lace glove is always a necessity for pushing your children on the swing. The Elusive…

  20. Mariah Carey's 25 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 03, 2014 12:46 PM EDT "It's the soundtrack to my life, as well." That's how Mariah Carey responded to Matt Lauer's question on Saturday night's (May 31) NBC special "Mariah Carey at Home in Concert," after he praised her by noting that her music has been a constant in…

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