1. Nicki Minaj-Chris Brown Duet, 'Right By My Side,' Hits the Web: Listen

    March 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT After unveiling the track list to Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" last week, one of the disc's most anticipated collaborations, "Right By My Side" featuring Chris Brown , has hit the web. The uptempo ballad features Minaj primarily operating in "…

  2. Chart Highlights: Adele, Taylor Swift, Madonna Notch New No. 1s

    March 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Adele ascends to the Adult Contemporary summit, Swift crowns Country Songs and Madonna is the dancing queen again Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  3. Nicki Minaj Preps Pepsi Deal, Consolidates Representation From CAA To Blueprint

    March 19, 2012 4:00 PM EDT It's a busy time to be in the business of Nicki Minaj . As the rapper preps her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (April 3), news of a major endorsement deal and a consolidation of her touring and business representation has also started to surface. Forbes reported…

  4. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Roman' Track List, Announces European Tour

    March 19, 2012 10:55 AM EDT After tapping artists like Rihanna , Eminem , Will.i.am and Kanye West for her 2010 debut "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj revealed a guest-heavy track list for her highly anticipated sophomore disc, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last Thursday (Mar. 15). The 19-track standard…

  5. Madonna Releases 'I F---ed Up' Off 'MDNA'

    March 19, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Early last week, song lyrics from a track on Madonna's forthcoming album "MDNA" surfaced, and many interpreted them as a swipe at ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Now the 53-year-old pop star has released a song written from the perspective of someone taking responsibility for a failed…

  6. Gotye, Military Wives Atop U.K. Charts

    March 19, 2012 9:15 AM EDT As Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday , with "In My Dreams." The group, formed last year by choirmaster Gareth…

  7. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer badge as it moves 17-7, while "Climax"…

  8. Madonna Scores 41st No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    March 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Crowning of 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Marks Fourth Decade of No. 1 Singles M adonna achieves a record-extending 41st No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Give Me All Your Luvin' " jumps 2-1 on the tally. "Luvin' " will show at No. 1…

  9. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert

    March 16, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW since last week's announcement of his partnership with Mountain Dew. "DEWeezy" posters splattered across the streets of Austin, Texas since Monday (March 12) helped garner a line of…

  10. Hooked: Beyonce & Blue Ivy's Coordinating Shoes, Nicki Minaj's Neon Hair

    March 15, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Beyoncé and Two-month Old Daughter Exhibit Their Swag In NYC Beyoncé and her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, played a game of cat and mouse with their shoes. The "Halo" singer took to the streets of NYC yesterday (March 14) with baby Blue Ivy for a stylish stroll around the big city. Bey…

  11. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Revised Hot 100

    March 14, 2012 1:00 PM EDT New On-Demand Songs streaming chart points help 'We Are Young' stay As previously announced , the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly…

  12. Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen nets his tenth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the third-most No. 1s in history. Only the…

  13. Billboard Music Awards to Hit Las Vegas on May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Event Will Air Live on ABC From the MGM Grand The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be…

  14. Bruce Springsteen Is Boss of U.K. Charts

    March 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" crashed into the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (March 11) on opening sales of 74,000, according to the Official Charts Company. Gotye tops the singles chart for a fourth non-consecutive week with Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To…

  15. Chart Juice: Mary J. Blige Notches Record-Extending Top 10 Single

    March 09, 2012 11:25 AM EST The Queen of hip-hop/soul, Mary J. Blige , along with her guest star Drake , both earn their 23rd top 10s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Mr. Wrong" inches up 11-10. Blige continues to boast the most top 10s among women since the tally began using Nielsen data in December of 1992 (21…

  16. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  17. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  18. Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa and Mariah Carey Stir Social Buzz

    March 08, 2012 7:36 PM EST Odd Future makes its Billboard Social 50 debut at No. 30 this week as the act has been especially active on social networks lately. The 12 members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) are well known for churning out massive amounts of audio and…

  19. RedOne Talks J. Lo, His New Artists & Dance Music's Rise

    March 08, 2012 10:30 AM EST Perhaps no producer has had as much impact on the electronic dance music scene's invasion of the airwaves as RedOne. The Moroccan-born musician is behind hits including Jennifer Lopez 's "On the Floor," Lady Gaga 's "Bad Romance" and most recently, Nicki…

  20. Fun.-tastic! 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100

    March 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST Fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , ascends 3-1. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story The song spends a third week atop the Digital Songs chart with 302,000 downloads sold (up…

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