1. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Headed for Seventh Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 27, 2012 10:25 PM EST For the final sales tracking week of 2012, it seems as if a familiar face will rule the Billboard 200 albums chart again: Taylor Swift. According to label sources, the star's "Red" album is likely to remain at No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week on the tally. However,…

  2. 'Les Miserables' Bows at No. 1 on Soundtracks Chart

    December 27, 2012 2:00 PM EST It's "Les Mis" mania on the Billboard charts this week. "Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" arrives at No. 1 on the Soundtracks chart with 43,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It concurrently bows at No. 33 on the Billboard 200. The…

  3. 'Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope Debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums Chart

    December 27, 2012 11:35 AM EST A little over a week after NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope its season three winner on Dec. 18, the singer now crowns Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. Her "Voice" best-of album, titled "The Voice: The Complete Season 3 Collection," bows at…

  4. T.I.'s 'Trouble Man' Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard 200, Taylor Swift Still Rules

    December 27, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth non-consecutive week, selling 276,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%) -- as do most of the chart's titles. That's…

  5. Richard Marx Finds Top 10 With a 'Least Favorite' Christmas Song

    December 24, 2012 7:00 AM EST Richard Marx has scored his first top 10 hit in 14 years. And it's with a song he didn't even want to record. Marx's rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" -- from his new "Christmas Spirit" album -- has, thanks to radio stations switching to 24-7 holiday…

  6. Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie Wood Marries

    December 23, 2012 10:30 AM EST Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is likely playing a happy tune this weekend. The 65-year-old rocker wed 34-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys in London on Friday, the U.K's Sun reported . Wood wore pink socks and a dark suit, while Humphreys wore a floor-length wedding dress…

  7. Taylor Swift Going for Six Weeks at No. 1 With 'Red' on Billboard 200

    December 22, 2012 10:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is dreaming of a "Red" Christmas, it seems. Industry sources are forecasting that her "Red" album is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album might move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the…

  8. Newtown Editor Looking For Acts for Sandy Hook Benefit Shows

    December 21, 2012 12:53 AM EST Newtown, Conn., will see several benefit concerts in the wake of last Friday's shooting tragedy in early 2013 -- if artists step up to the plate. According to SoundSpike , John Voket, an editor at the Newtown Bee, is leading the effort to organize events to provide support in the…

  9. Gary Allan Cracks Top 10, Cassadee Pope Has 'Stupid' Debut

    December 20, 2012 4:50 PM EST Gary Allan cracks the Country Airplay top 10 for the first time in exactly five years, as "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" leaps 12-9 in its 16th chart week. He most recently entered the upper tier when "Watching Airplanes" rose 13-10 on the chart dated Dec. 29, 2007 (this…

  10. T.I. & '12-12-12' Album Heading for High Debuts on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 19, 2012 8:34 PM EST As the year comes to a close, the last big new albums hit retailers this week, with T.I. 's "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" leading the charge. Industry sources are forecasting the hip-hop star's latest album -- his first in almost exactly two years -- to sell between 150…

  11. Ke$ha's 'Die Young' Radio Airplay Drop-Off Steadying After Initial Plunge

    December 19, 2012 7:54 PM EST As Billboard previously reported, following the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday (Dec. 14), Ke$ha 's "Die Young" has dropped in radio airplay. A look at the last two days of airplay, monitored by Nielsen…

  12. One Direction Scores Second Million-Selling Album

    December 19, 2012 7:43 PM EST This week, One Direction becomes the first act since 2005 to have two newly-released albums sell more than a million in a calendar year. In other words: They have released two albums since January, and both have already sold a million before the year has closed at the end of December. One…

  13. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year. These are the 20 biggest music moments in…

  14. Bruno Mars Has Top Hot 100 Spot 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a second week at No. 1. The lead single from his sophomore album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 192,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, holds…

  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. Cassadee Pope Wins 'The Voice' Season 3

    December 18, 2012 11:10 PM EST Cassadee Pope , the pop-punk lead singer from Hey Monday who connected with TV audiences via pop-country songs, was declared the season three winner of "The Voice" on Tuesday. Terry McDermott, a Scotland native based in New Orleans, was the runner-up; Nicholas David was third. "…

  17. Jenni Rivera's Album Sales Gain 1,014% After Death, Has Top Three on Latin Chart

    December 18, 2012 9:56 PM EST The late Jenni Rivera 's presence is felt strongly on many of Billboard's music charts this week, following her death on Dec. 9.   With the most recent Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending on Sunday, Dec. 16, the new Billboard charts reflect the first full week since her passing. …

  18. Wiz Khalifa Scores Second No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    December 17, 2012 5:10 PM EST Wiz Khalifa 's "O.N.I.F.C." debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 141,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the Pittsburgh rapper's second leader on the list. It follows his major label debut "Rolling Papers" which opened at the top of…

  19. Bruno Mars vs. Taylor Swift for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 17, 2012 1:40 PM EST After a surprisingly robust weekend of sales for Bruno Mars ' new album "Unorthodox Jukebox," it is now in the hunt for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Last Wednesday , it looked like the Atlantic Records album was on course to sell about 140,000 to 150,000 by the end…

  20. Rolling Stones Review: Raucous, Star- Filled Tour Closer

    December 16, 2012 12:00 PM EST To Be Continued NEWARK, N.J. -- The Rolling Stones blew the roof of The Rock last night, putting a capper on their brief 2012 50th Anniversary run of dates, but seemingly setting the stage for more shows in 2013. ROLL WITH IT • Best '50' Tour Photos • Mick Jagger on Newtown •…

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