1. Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting to Join Forces for Grammys Performance

    February 04, 2013 2:35 PM EST Kelly Clarkson also confirmed to perform on Feb. 10; Beyoncé, Prince and others added to presenters list With the 55th annual Grammy Awards less than a week away, another performance has been confirmed, and it's of the all-star collaboration variety. Bruno Mars will take the stage…

  2. Shakira's Baby News Spurs Fan Growth, Rises to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 01, 2013 8:04 PM EST The birth of the star's first child drew her over 540,000 new followers on Facebook and Twitter. On Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, Shakira jumps to No. 1 for the first time, following the birth of her son Milan on Jan. 22. She displaces Justin Bieber , who falls to the No.…

  3. Tegan & Sara Talk 'Heartthrob,' Their 'Most Personal' Record Yet: Video

    January 26, 2013 8:22 AM EST It's just a pop song: an uptempo ditty about fun-loving lust, with a chorus that would inspire as much pogoing as singing along. But for Tegan & Sara, "Closer," the first single from their seventh studio album, "Heartthrob" (Jan. 29, Warner Bros.), is a whole new…

  4. The Flaming Lips Unveil Album Details, Super Bowl Commercial

    January 24, 2013 7:15 PM EST "The Terror," the Flaming Lips' 13th studio album, will be released Apr. 2 through Warner Bros. Records, the band announced on Thursday (Jan. 24). Before that, however, fans will get to hear a new song, "Sun Blows Up Today," as the music bed in a TV commercial set to…

  5. A$AP Rocky Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2013 11:00 AM EST As forecasted a week ago, rapper A$AP Rocky bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his debut album "Long.Live.A$AP," selling 139,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Long.Live.A$AP" is the first debut album to hit No. 1 since fellow rapper 2 Chainz&…

  6. Chart Highlights: Bon Jovi Blasts Onto AC, Adult Pop Songs Charts

    January 14, 2013 6:40 PM EST 'Because We Can' debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 21 and Adult Pop Songs at No. 30 as the Greatest Gainer on both charts. 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…

  7. Alicia Keys Annnouces 'Set The World On Fire' North American Tour

    January 10, 2013 4:10 PM EST Miguel will join Keys on the 24-city tour. Alicia Keys will bring her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," to stadiums across the States. The singer-songwriter will embark on a 24-city North American tour. The "Set The World On Fire Tour"  will kick off on March 7 in…

  8. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 10, 2013 7:50 AM EST New Chart Peak For Ed Sheeran Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter,…

  9. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 09, 2013 11:00 AM EST The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 92,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" album opened atop the April 7, 2012 list. To…

  10. iTunes Sale Ignites Gain for Mumford & Sons, Phillip Phillips and More

    January 05, 2013 10:00 AM EST With so few new albums arriving to market in the first half of January, retailers like iTunes are focusing on promoting previously released albums. In turn, we could see a number of albums gallop up the Billboard 200 next week, including Mumford & Sons ' former No. 1 "Babel"…

  11. Chart Highlights: Mumford & Sons 'Light' Up Rock Radio

    December 31, 2012 3:25 PM EST The second single from the folk-rockers' album 'Babel' bows on Rock Airplay and Alternative Songs. 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…

  12. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 while its lead single, "Locked Out of…

  13. Holiday Season Album Sales Have the No-Buble Blues

    December 28, 2012 8:20 AM EST Without blockbusters like Michael Buble's "Christmas" or Adele's "21, sales were down 10% from last year In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele 's "21" or Michael Buble 's "Christmas," 2012's holiday music…

  14. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday .   Rivera added just over a million…

  15. Bruno Mars Debuts at No. 2 as Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still Rules

    December 19, 2012 11:00 AM EST The debut of "Unorthodox Jukebox" gives Bruno his best sales week ever. Taylor Swift continues to rule the roost on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Red" stays steady at No. 1 with 208,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 25%). It's the Big Machine album'…

  16. Jenni Rivera's Death Spurs Re-Entry on Social 50 Chart at No. 3

    December 14, 2012 4:40 PM EST Two late artists return to Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, with Jenni Rivera re-entering at No. 3 and John Lennon debuting at No. 40.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart&…

  17. Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 12, 2012 12:45 PM EST The singer ups his total to four Hot 100 leaders faster than any solo male in 48 years. Plus, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj 'Beat' a path to the top 10. Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart…

  18. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77,000 (down 52%). This is "…

  19. Bruno Mars, 'Unorthodox Jukebox': Track-By-Track Review

    December 11, 2012 1:50 PM EST Bruno Mars is extremely talented -- we've known this since he popped up without warning singing the hook on B.o.B 's "Nothin' On You," and fully understood his versatility on his 2010 debut "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." We also know some of the things Bruno…

  20. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. 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…

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