1. Susan Boyle Spends Fifth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 30, 2009 11:28 AM EST S usan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth consecutive week, selling another 510,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, the set has shifted 2,982,000 copies in America. "Dream" has sold more than half a…

  2. Best Of 2009: By-The-Numbers

    December 29, 2009 3:05 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  3. Boys Like Girls Like Taylor Swift, Hanson Preps New Record

    December 29, 2009 3:00 PM EST On today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we talk to Boys Like Girls about their unlikely collaboration with Taylor Swift on the song "Two is Better Than One" from their album "Love Drunk". Meanwhile, brother act Hanson brings us up to date on…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry since Lady Gaga , who led with "Just…

  5. Best Of The 2000s: Part 2 ... What A Time

    December 23, 2009 1:30 PM EST "YOU'RE FROM WHEN?" "Two-thousand-nine." "Two ... thousand ... nine. Boy, I knew people were taking this Y2K craziness pretty seriously, but I think you've outdone them all." "No, no. (Ow, my head ...) Honestly, I don't know how I got ... back…

  6. Susan Boyle Blocks Alicia Keys From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 23, 2009 10:55 AM EST There's just no stopping Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream." The album continues to lock up the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week in a row, selling 661,000 copies (up 14%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. "I Dreamed a Dream" has now sold a…

  7. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 5

    December 23, 2009 10:45 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" (September 2, 2005) Before NBC's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, few people outside of the hip-hop world knew Kanye West. But during a fundraising…

  8. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas To Perform At Grammys

    December 22, 2009 12:19 PM EST T aylor Swift and Beyonce will perform at the Grammy Awards next month. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that other performers will include the Black Eyed Peas , Lady Antebellum and Maxwell . Beyonce has 10 Grammy nominations; Swift has eight. Grammys to Honor Michael Jackson | Beyonce Tops…

  9. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  10. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments - Page 2

    December 21, 2009 12:26 PM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 20-11 10-1 Next » 10 Madonna's Tour Tops All Artist Info | Chart History | News Every time Madonna hits the road she makes history, and her "Sticky & Sweet" tour was no different. The epic run kicked off Aug. 23, 2008, in Cardiff, Wales…

  11. Best of 2009: Top 20 Music Moments

    December 21, 2009 12:20 PM EST Chart Article From Susan Boyle dreaming her big "Dream" and Kanye dissing Taylor to Dylan busking Christmas and Glambert losing 'Idol' (but winning controversy), it's been one of the most eventful music years in recent memory. But what was the biggest moment? list…

  12. Photos of the Year: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga

    December 18, 2009 12:47 PM EST M ichael Jackson lived on. Green Day and Bruce Springsteen rocked out. Lady Gaga turned heads. Jay-Z , Beyoncé and Taylor Swift triumphed. Adam Lambert shocked. Phish , No Doubt and Blink-182 reunited. Lil Wayne , Amy Winehouse and T.I. had their day in court. It all happened in 2009, and we&…

  13. Courtney Love Lashes Out, Kid Cudi Bails on Gaga Tour

    December 17, 2009 6:20 PM EST In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Courtney Love has taken to Facebook to trash her daughter Frances Bean for requesting that her mother's custody rights be taken from her. We can't imagine why Frances could possibly have wanted to move out. Lady…

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show's covers opened at No. 4 last month. The …

  15. Kid Cudi To Exit Lady Gaga's 'Monster Ball' Tour

    December 17, 2009 12:52 AM EST K id Cudi is leaving Lady Gaga 's "Monster Ball" tour to focus on recording new material and "acting commitments," according to a statement released by his representatives on Wednesday (Dec. 16). "Kid Cudi has decided to take an early leave of absence from Lady…

  16. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 16, 2009 5:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  17. Readers' Top Albums of the Year, Decade

    December 16, 2009 4:41 PM EST Last month, Billboard.com asked you to vote in our Year and Decade In Music Readers' Poll. Along with our year-end and decade-end charts and critics' picks , we wanted to know what music excited our readers the most this year, and over the past 10. We've tallied 170,000 votes,…

  18. No Stopping Susan Boyle's 'Dream' On Billboard 200

    December 16, 2009 10:59 AM EST S usan Boyle remains atop the Billboard 200 chart for a third week with "I Dreamed a Dream," selling 582,000 copies (up 10%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. So far, "I Dreamed a Dream" has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless,"…

  19. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  20. Eminem, Beyoncé Grab Top Spots On Decade-End Charts

    December 14, 2009 1:45 PM EST Eminem earns Billboard's Artist of the Decade title, fittingly just slightly more than 10 years after he made his Billboard Hot 100 debut. The decade-end artist recap ranks the best-performing acts of the past 10 years (from Dec. 4, 1999, to Nov. 28, 2009) based on activity on two charts…

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