1. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The E.N.D.,"…

  2. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 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. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary, In your "Taking Peaks" series,…

  3. 'Hope for Haiti' Songs Climb Hot 100, Ke$ha Still No. 1

    February 04, 2010 11:00 AM EST After several of music's biggest stars showed their support for Haiti relief efforts, consumers are doing the same. Songs from the charity compilation "Hope for Haiti Now" scale the Billboard Hot 100, refreshed today, along with all Billboard sales and airplay charts, on…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's history. All proceeds from the MTV Networks…

  5. iTunes Sales Drive $3 Million To Haiti Relief

    January 28, 2010 5:09 PM EST Apple Inc. confirmed today that worldwide iTunes sales of the "Hope For Haiti Now" album, video, and individual performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project. As Billboard reported yesterday , the "…

  6. Ke$ha Holds Off Taylor Swift On Hot 100

    January 28, 2010 11:02 AM EST K e$ha continues her reign on the Hot 100 for a sixth straight week with "TiK ToK," surviving a strong challenge from Taylor Swift , who debuts in the runner-up slot with "Today Was a Fairytale." As reported yesterday , Swift posts the highest opening-week download sum by…

  7. Taylor Swift Swipes Female Download Record; Haiti Tracks Chart

    January 27, 2010 11:40 AM EST T aylor Swift breaks the record for best first-week download sales by a female artist as "Today Was a Fairytale" shifts 325,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan as it set to debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, both to be released tomorrow…

  8. Everything Breaks Open For Matt Morris

    January 22, 2010 5:33 PM EST Matt Morris is one of those new guys on the scene who's actually been around longer than you might remember. Now bearded and tattooed, the 30-year-old singer/songwriter got his start as a pre-teen on Disney's "The New Mickey Mouse Club" alongside co-stars Justin Timberlake…