1. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., bounds 13-10 in its second chart week.…

  2. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2012 9:34 PM EST Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723%, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and radio…

  3. Nicki Minaj on Fashion Week: 'I'm Not Impressed'

    February 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST Perhaps her Versace nun-inspired outfit , accessorized with a Catholic Priest, from the Grammys was an even deeper fashion statement than we realized. In a Q&A with New York Magazine (where she's also on this week's cover), Nicki Minaj had some choice words for the fashion world…

  4. Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele 's "21" album beats out Van Halen 's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended on Feb. 12 (the day of the Grammys) --…

  5. Gym Class Heroes, J. Cole To Play NBA All-Star Pregame Show

    February 15, 2012 7:55 AM EST Gym Class Heroes and J. Cole will help kick off NBA All-Star Game festivities on Sunday, Feb. 26 with a pregame concert that will air live from Orlando, Fla. on NBA TV. The Sprint Pregame Concert will feature Gym Class Heroes performing their latest single, "Ass Back Home" (or its…

  6. RedOne Talks Nicki Minaj Collaboration: 'Amazing, Incredible'

    February 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST Nicki Minaj's bouncy "Starships" single dropped on Tuesday, but it's only the first of the rapper's collaborations with producer RedOne. "It's four songs we did," the in-demand producer told Billboard.com during a rare studio break during Grammy Week,…

  7. Karmin Recalls 'Emotional' Experience on 'SNL' Following Whitney Houston News

    February 14, 2012 1:15 PM EST For millions of music fans, Saturday night (Feb. 11) will always be remembered as the night that Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48. But for Karmin, the upstart pop duo who were about to make their debut on "Saturday Night Live" before even releasing their debut album, the…

  8. Nicki Minaj Debuts New Single 'Starships': Listen

    February 14, 2012 11:15 AM EST It's the moment all Barbz have been waiting for! Earlier today (Feb. 14), Ryan Seacrest premiered Nicki Minaj's newest single, "Starships," off her upcoming sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" (April 3). "Starships," produced by RedOne, is a…

  9. K-Pop Hot 100: Lyn Remains at No. 1

    February 14, 2012 12:25 AM EST The Super Bowl is the ultimate indication of how important television can be to a song's longevity. This week's No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 knows this better than anyone as female solo phenom Lyn spends another week at the top spot with "Turn Back Hands of Time." Her chart…

  10. Christina Milian Signs to Young Money

    February 13, 2012 7:17 PM EST Christina Milian is joining Lil Wayne 's Young Money crew. The R&B singer (and "The Voice" social media correspondent) announced the news on Twitter on Sunday. "The answer is....Yes. Let's Get To Work! I Heart You Guys.. It's Now or Never," she wrote .…

  11. Nicki Minaj Talks Grammy Performance, M.I.A. Super Bowl Stunt & New Single

    February 13, 2012 6:10 PM EST Nicki Minaj has had a busy month, from performing with Madonna and M.I.A. at the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI halftime to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards yesterday (Feb. 12). When calling into Ryan Seacrest this morning (Feb. 13), via Rap-Up , Minaj shared details on how her Grammy performance came to…

  12. Chart Highlights: Adele's a Winner at Radio, Too

    February 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST 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 charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "Set Fire To The Rain"…

  13. Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

    February 13, 2012 3:35 PM EST See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night. This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take…

  14. Nicki Minaj Offends Catholic League With Grammys Performance

    February 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST Nicki Minaj 's Grammys onstage exorcism yesterday (Feb. 12), left most people one of three: confused, blown away or offended. The Catholic League issued a statement of the rapstress' performance that leaves no doubt to which one of those three categories they belong to. According to…

  15. Grammys Ratings Soar, Nab Second-Largest Audience Ever

    February 13, 2012 12:55 PM EST The death of Whitney Houston and the return of Adele pushed ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast to a level not seen since the days of Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Sunday's CBS broadcast of the 54th annual Grammy Awards was seen by more than 39 million people, according to…

  16. Tyga Talks Young Money Movement, Busta Rhymes Collabo & 'Rack City' Success

    February 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST Young Money continues to dominate the charts. Drake is No. 1 on four charts -- R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs -- while Nicki Minaj is climbs the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her debut album, "Pink Friday," released…

  17. Lana Del Rey Tops U.K. Chart, Leaping Over Adele in 2012 Sales

    February 13, 2012 10:10 AM EST As Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday, Belgian Australian Gotye climbed 3-1 on the singles survey with "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra. As Del Rey's title track dipped 9-10 and previous single …

  18. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  19. Grammy Winners List 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:20 AM EST Chart Article Bottom Find out who won! ALBUM OF THE YEAR 21 Adele WINNER Wasting Light Foo Fighters Born This Way Lady Gaga Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars Loud Rihanna RECORD OF THE YEAR "Rolling In The Deep" Adele WINNER "Holocene" Bon Iver "Grenade" Bruno…

  20. Nicki Minaj Gets Exorcised in 'Roman Holiday' Grammy Performance: Watch

    February 13, 2012 12:10 AM EST Taking a page from Madonna after her elaborate Super Bowl performance last Sunday, Nicki Minaj unveiled a new song, "Roman Holiday," with a complex, "Exorcist"-riffing performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12). After entering the Staples Center…

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