1. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. On the Billboard 200, Sugarland, the duo of…

  2. Miley Cyrus' Pole Dance At Teen Choice Awards Sparks Controversy

    August 12, 2009 2:56 PM EDT Three days after her performance of new single "Party in the U.S.A." at the Teen Choice Awards, Miley Cyrus is still facing controversy over the risqué number, which featured a prominent pole and some questionable dance moves. Cyrus appeared at the Sunday night (Aug. 9) awards show,…

  3. Young Money, "Every Girl"

    July 24, 2009 5:52 PM EDT Young Money -- better known as the rappers Lil Wayne , Drake , Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine -- reaches new heights of lyrical ambition on its summer anthem. It also leaves little to the imagination. But unlike like Wayne's other sexually-charged hits ("Lollipop," "…

  4. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  5. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Hit The Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:04 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  6. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Debut High On Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which debuts at No. 11. But Carey's entry on…

  7. Maxwell Tops Billboard 200

    July 15, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Maxwell makes big news on the Billboard 200 albums chart, entering at No. 1 with "BLACKsummers'night" and a career-high sales week of 316,000. It's his second chart-topper. The singer's last set, 2001's "Now," also opened at No. 1 with a then-best 296…

  8. Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times"

    July 13, 2009 12:15 PM EDT It's come to this: The Jonas Brothers are writing lyrics that include the word "bitch." To be fair, the term is just implied in the song "Poison Ivy." The full lyric is "Everybody gets the itch/Everybody hates that..." with the final word bleeped out - but…

  9. Colbie Caillat, Ting Tings Shake Up Billboard Hot 100

    July 09, 2009 10:57 AM EDT Colbie Caillat , Mary Mary and the Ting Tings shake up the Billboard Hot 100 in a week where the top five spots on the chart remain unchanged. Caillat has the week's hot shot debut at No. 12 with "Falling For You," the first song from her forthcoming album "Breakthrough,…

  10. Maxwell Headed For Big Billboard Chart Debut

    July 09, 2009 9:43 AM EDT Maxwell 's first album in nearly eight years, "BLACKsummers'night," is headed for a big debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry prognosticators suggest the Columbia set could move anywhere from 275,000 to 325,000 in its first week. The R&B singer's…

  11. Chart Beat: Miley Cyrus, 3OH!3, Alice In Chains

    July 08, 2009 2:57 PM EDT 'CLIMB' COMPLETED: Miley Cyrus has spent the second half of the 2000s topping various Billboard album charts. This week, she notches her first No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary radio airplay survey. "The Climb" ascends 2-1, pushing fellow teen Taylor Swift to No. 2 after a…

  12. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Drake, Mariah Carey

    June 25, 2009 3:45 PM EDT FAMILY AFFAIR, PART 1: Jonas Brothers burst onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album, featuring first single "Paranoid" and "Before the Storm," a duet with Miley Cyrus, is the siblings' second to lead the chart. Having…

  13. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a prominent record on the Adult Contemporary…

  14. Metro Station Ready To Roll With Miley

    June 19, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Touring with your little sister may not seem appealing to most rockers. But when the sibling in question is Miley Cyrus, older bro Trace Cyrus and his band, Metro Station -- riding high with its own hits "Shake It" and "Kelsey" -- are all too happy to be aboard her…

  15. Miley Cyrus Breaks Out U.K. Concert Dates

    June 12, 2009 1:22 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus has announced dates for her first U.K. tour which will start in December, as she continues to build a pop music career in her own right rather than as her alter-ego Hannah Montana. Cyrus, 16, who plays a schoolgirl with a secret identity as rock star Hannah…

  16. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 1:54 PM EDT Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portland, Oregon and wraps up in Miami on December 2…

  17. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 PM EDT 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a pleasure to read your column, one of the things…

  18. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" at No…

  19. Bob Dylan Marks Second Week As U.K. No. 1

    May 11, 2009 12:09 PM EDT Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz took the singles crown for a third week. "Life"…

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 01, 2009 1:11 PM EDT 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. CAN YOU MAKE CENTS OF THIS? Hello Gary, Thanks again for a great column last…

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