1. Lady Gaga's 'Born' Blasts Off With Huge Sales & Radio Start

    February 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST After its first three days of availability, Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" rockets to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart and, thanks to exceptionally strong opening digital sales estimates, looks likely to storm the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1…

  2. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 02/05/2011

    February 05, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @katyperry : @rihanna yo batch lemme borrow those latex…

  4. 3 Doors Down 'On Fire' Over 'Time of My Life' Album

    January 22, 2011 12:32 PM EST Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold is expecting big things for his band's fifth album, "Time of My Life," when it comes out on April 12. "I can't tell you how much confidence I have in it," Arnold tells Billboard.com. "There's a lot of songs on there…

  5. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Soars Onto Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:05 PM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay , Britney Spears ' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey at No. 16 with 4,071 plays, the highest…

  6. Hot Tours: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Brooks & Dunn

    October 28, 2010 12:17 PM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers take the top spot on the Hot Tours chart with a box office gross of $17.3 million reported from a portion of the band's Mojo Tour that began in early June and wrapped on Oct. 7. The tour played amphitheaters and arenas throughout North America grossing…

  7. 'Barbra Streisand': What's In A Name?

    October 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Iconic entertainer Barbra Streisand has charted three times on Dance/Club Play Songs. In 1979, she reached No. 13 with "The Main Event/Fight" and No. 1 for four weeks with the Donna Summer duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." The legendary diva notched her third and…

  8. 'American Idol' Judge Job Poses Risks and Opportunities

    August 06, 2010 3:30 PM EDT G oodbye , Simon Cowell. Goodbye , Ellen DeGeneres. Hello, Judge to Be Named Later. Amid the past week's flurry of rumors about who would fill the two vacant judge slots on "American Idol" -- Jennifer Lopez , Steven Tyler , Harry Connick Jr. and Chris Isaak among them -- one…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  10. Drake Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 23, 2010 11:00 AM EDT D rake 's "Thank Me Later" bows, as expected, with an eye-popping 447,000 copies at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third-best sales week of the year for a single album. LISTEN TO DRAKE'S "THANK ME LATER" The…

  11. How Michael Jackson Made $1 Billion Since His Death

    June 21, 2010 2:58 PM EDT It may be unseemly to say, but it's sadly true: Michael Jackson might be worth more dead than alive. Thanks in part to a lucrative new record deal with Sony Music that extends through 2017 and the most successful concert film of all time, Billboard estimates that MJ Inc. has generated at…

  12. Snoop Dogg Banned From Dutch Festival

    June 19, 2010 11:49 AM EDT Snoop Dogg spent several years fighting for his right to party in Britain. But the hip-hop star now finds himself not welcome in the Netherlands, where authorities had him removed from the lineup of a free concert planned on June 27, according to BBC News . Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform…

  13. Russell Brand Is A Man of Infant Sorrow

    June 11, 2010 4:33 PM EDT Infant Sorrow seems to have it all: a charismatic, good-looking frontman; several talented and well-known musicians; an extensive, major-label-funded marketing campaign; and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. There's only one wrinkle: Infant Sorrow isn't a…

  14. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 8:02 AM EDT Led Zeppelin 's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10). Duane Eddy also attended the seventh…

  15. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, "Mojo"

    June 04, 2010 4:06 PM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have always been a rock'n'roll band. But "Mojo," a mostly blues-rock opus clocking in at nearly 65 minutes, is for those who've been waiting for the long-lived group to let the throttle out all the way. Petty and lead guitarist Mike…

  16. Luke Bryan, "Rain Is a Good Thing"

    June 04, 2010 12:27 PM EDT A catchy one-liner can make for a memorable song, and such is the case with Georgia native Luke Bryan 's lighthearted ditty, "Rain Is a Good Thing." The newly crowned best new artist at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards follows up his most successful hit to date,…

  17. Aerosmith Announces North American Tour Dates

    June 01, 2010 11:14 AM EDT Its drama with frontman Steven Tyler behind it, Aerosmith is bringing its Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock Tour to North America for 18 summer dates. The trek -- the group's first since Tyler's Aug. 5 fall in Sturgis, S.D., set off months of inner-band turmoil -- kickes off July 23 in…

  18. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 5:49 PM EDT Dates: June-Oct. Support: Drive-By Truckers ; Crosby, Stills & Nash ; My Morning Jacket ; others Ticket prices: $40-$125 (Purchase tickets here ) Petty has a track record of delivering the goods onstage for more than three decades. A new album, "Mojo," and Live Nation backing…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Fox-TV's Lee & "Glee"

    May 20, 2010 4:05 PM EDT LEE: Fox's Tuesday night lineup continues to impact Billboard charts. The "American Idol Season 9" soundtrack marks the ninth compilation from the series to reach the Billboard 200 . Such collections were released each year from 2002 through 2006, followed by a two-year break…

  20. Andy Rooney Not In Tune With Billboard 200 Artists

    May 10, 2010 1:46 PM EDT Andy Rooney has been delivering the news for nearly seven decades, but the media icon can still concede when he's out of touch. In a segment for CBS's "60 Minutes" Rooney admitted for the first time that he can't consider himself an "average" American and it…

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