1. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Kelly Clarkson

    December 16, 2011 10:05 AM EST 'SURVIVE' SURVIVES: Happy birthday, "I Will Survive." And, so you're back. The song first arrived on the 'KEEP' COMING BACK: SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the '90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since…

  2. Pearl Jam Set Isle Of Wight Headlining Date, European Tour

    December 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST After a massive year celebrating their 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam is going from PJ 20 to U.K. festival headliners. The Seattle rockers will carry their 2011 momentum into next summer, headlining the Isle of Wight Festival's June 23rd date while touring Europe and the U.K. Pearl Jam…

  3. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Headline Isle of Wight

    December 06, 2011 12:00 PM EST It Will Be the Band's First U.K. Festival Ever Over the course of their 30-plus year career, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have yet to play a U.K. festival gig, and it's been 20 years since their last major show across the pond. But this June they'll be able to cross those…

  4. Michael Buble to Muffle Rihanna's 'Talk' on Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 4:40 PM EST Sources Say Crooner's 'Christmas' Will Outmuscle Big Debuts From Rihanna, Nickelback It would seem Rihanna will yet again be denied her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that her new "Talk That Talk" album, released Nov. 21, may…

  5. Noel Gallagher Lets Mud Fly in New Lawsuit Targeting 'Violent' Brother

    November 22, 2011 4:00 PM EST The famously factitious relationship between former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher looks set to deteriorate further following reports that Noel has filed court documents accusing his younger brother of abusive and "irresponsible" behavior prior to the band's split in…

  6. Nigel Tufnel Day: 11 Loud Moments in Music

    November 11, 2011 11:00 AM EST Today, music fans are getting loud and turning it up to 11 in an homage to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel's awe-inspiring line in the classic 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." It's 11/11/11, or "Nigel Tufnel Day," and here at Billboard we're…

  7. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first Christmas set by a male artist to debut at No.…

  8. Coldplay's 'Mylo' Bows Big on U.K. Album Chart

    October 31, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday (Oct. 30), scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest first-week sale of 2011 for an artist album.…

  9. Ask Billboard: Christmas in October? Never Say Never

    October 29, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CHRISTMAS IN…

  10. U2, Adele, Coldplay Top UK's Q Award Winners

    October 24, 2011 9:23 PM EDT LONDON -- Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about - winning Q Magazine's Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain's best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony.…

  11. Noel Gallagher, Rihanna Top U.K. Charts

    October 24, 2011 9:15 AM EDT Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis career was given a resounding vote of confidence by British music buyers Sunday (23) when his self-titled album with new group the High Flying Birds, on the Sour Mash label, debuted at No. 1 with sales of 122,000, according to the Official Charts Company.…

  12. Ask Billboard: 'Idol'-izing Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina

    October 23, 2011 12:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. CARRIE INTEREST…

  13. New Frontman Noel Gallagher Misses 'Easy' Band Days

    October 21, 2011 2:00 PM EDT British Rocker Launches High Flying Birds Album & Tour, Says No Oasis Reunion 'This Year' Two years and two months after leaving Oasis, Noel Gallagher says that "it's nice to start again and shape things from the bottom up." But he still has ambivalent feelings…

  14. Ask Billboard: What Are The Best-Selling Holiday Albums?

    October 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. IT'S…

  15. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Unveil New Beats by Dre Models in NYC

    October 12, 2011 4:55 PM EDT On Tuesday (Oct. 11) afternoon, Beats Electronics principals Dr. Dre , Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood, along with Monster Cable Products' Noel Lee, gathered before the media in a sleek Manhattan showroom to present the "Beats Holiday '11 Product Showcase." Bathed in dramatic…

  16. Beyonce's Rep Shoots Down Prosthetic Belly Rumors

    October 11, 2011 5:50 PM EDT After Beyoncé 's interview with Australia's Channel 7 'Sunday Night' show yesterday (Oct. 10), rumors sprung up claiming Bey' was wearing a prosthetic baby bump underneath her dress. The next day (Oct. 11), Beyonce's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, sent ABCNews…

  17. Rihanna Finds Sixth No. 1 on U.K. Chart

    October 10, 2011 9:33 AM EDT James Morrison 's "The Awakening" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart Sunday (Oct. 9), as Rihanna raced to the singles summit after only four days on sale with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. With modest second-week sales of 36,000, according to…

  18. Exclusive: The Cranberries Giving You 'Roses' on Valentine's Day

    October 05, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The Cranberries will give their fans a Valentine's Day present in 2012 with the Feb. 14 release of "Roses," the quartet's first studio album since "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" in 2001. The new release comes on the heels of a reunion that brought the group back…

  19. Bert Jansch, British Folk Legend, Dies at 67

    October 05, 2011 11:22 AM EDT He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight - not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties. But when Bert Jansch picked up an acoustic guitar, people listened, often spellbound by his subtle innovation and mastery. Jansch, who died of lung cancer Wednesday at the age of 67, was a…

  20. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

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