1. Zedd 'Stay's Hot On Dance Charts

    November 07, 2013 7:42 PM EST Zedd zooms into the top five on Dance/Electronic Songs (7-4), sporting Airplay and Digital Gainers honors for "Stay the Night," featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. The song rises on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (4-3) and bullets on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (5-5) with its…

  2. Kelly Clarkson's Wedding, 'Wrapped in Red' Album Spur Social 50 Chart Gain

    October 31, 2013 9:26 AM EDT Getting married can do wonders for your social life. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, who tied the knot on Oct. 20 and, in turn, hits a new high on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and…

  3. Lou Reed's Album Sales Rise 607% Following Death

    October 30, 2013 9:36 AM EDT The late Lou Reed's catalog of music sees great gains this week, following his death on Sunday, Oct. 27. As Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on Oct. 27, Billboard's new sales charts reflect less than one day since Reed's passing. (SoundScan provides data…

  4. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 6:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the show, which was taped to air on Up! Oct. 21 at…

  5. Lorde, HAIM Bring Girl Power To Alternative

    October 11, 2013 1:05 PM EDT With the acts' debut full-length releases atop the rock and alternative album charts, pop production and female vocals have become more common at the formats "Girl power is definitely back in a big way at the alternative format," declares WROX Norfolk, Va., program…

  6. Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin Among Artists on 'A Very Special Christmas: Icon'

    October 11, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The King of Rock 'n' Roll and the Queen of Soul are just two of 11 acts gracing the tracklist of "A Very Special Christmas: Icon," the latest in a long line of compilation discs benefiting the Special Olympics. The "A Very Special Christmas" holiday series…

  7. Fan Freak Outs: 10 Bats**t Crazy Concert Moments

    October 10, 2013 5:18 PM EDT Remember a few weeks back when a fan at Beyonce’s Brazil concert nearly pulled her off stage ? That was nuts, right? Seeing your favorite act can certainly be overwhelming, sure. But the fans below may have taken it too far. We’ll let you be the judge. Here are 10 moments when someone…

  8. The Wanted Say You'll Hear 'Struggle' in Album, But No Justin Bieber

    September 23, 2013 10:00 AM EDT "I think maybe it was a bit R&B for the album," the group says of the dropped Bieber track from their long-delayed album, now set for Nov. 4 When The Wanted finally release their debut album, "Word of Mouth," on Nov. 4 following a year of delays, fans will not…

  9. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings Atop Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:38 PM EDT 0 The song becomes Cyrus' first No. 1 on the chart, blasting 22-1 on the strength of lofty streaming and sales totals following the release of its much buzzed-about video Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets…

  10. Miley Cyrus Headed for First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 5:47 PM EDT 0 With expected monster streaming numbers for its video, the song looks likely to swing its way to the top, marking Cyrus' first Hot 100 leader It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to…

  11. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tamar Braxton's "Love and War"…

  12. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT "Roar" widens its lead at No. 1, while Lana Del Rey and Drake also move up. Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last…

  13. Ariana Grande Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "The Way" singer's first album tops new full-lengths by Nine Inch Nails and Tamar Braxton Though it seemed like there was going to be a race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, Ariana Grande's "Yours Truly" comes out on top by a sizable…

  14. Katy Perry Dethrones Robin Thicke Atop Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 1:17 PM EDT 0 Perry's 'Roar' rises 2-1, snapping the 12-week reign of Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Plus, Eminem's 'Berzerk' debuts at No. 3 and Lorde's 'Royals' leaps into the top 10 With the eye of the…

  15. Brett Eldredge 'Back' On Top Country Albums For First Time

    August 15, 2013 6:00 PM EDT The rookie roars onto the list at No. 2 and tops Country Airplay with "Don't Ya." Plus, Luke Bryan, Tyler Farr and Jennifer Nettles make news Brett Eldredge posts the best start by a new male artist on Top Country Albums in nearly a year, as "Bring You Back" starts…

  16. The Civil Wars Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Though the duo may be on a touring hiatus, the Civil Wars are celebrating their first No. 1 album this week. The act's new self-titled set debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 116,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Latest From Civil Wars It's easily the best…

  17. Drake's OVO Fest Surprises With Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC and J. Cole

    August 06, 2013 11:55 AM EDT Drake outdid himself at the 4th annual OVO Fest at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto last night -- even before the two-hour show ended. TLC, Diddy, Mase, Miguel, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Wale, Lil Mama and The Weeknd would have been more than enough to rival past OVOs…

  18. Jay Z Stays Atop Billboard 200, Sara Bareilles Debuts at No. 2

    July 24, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 'Kidz Bop,' Ace Hood also start inside the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart. As expected, Jay Z's "Magna Carta . . . Holy Grail" holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 76%). The set…

  19. Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Album Sales Forecast Grows to 450-500,000

    July 10, 2013 1:59 PM EDT The debut week sales forecast for Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" has grown. After its first day at retail on July 9, industry sources now suggest the album could sell between 450,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, July 14. Two days ago (July 8)…

  20. Jay-Z's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    July 02, 2013 2:04 PM EDT It's certainly a feat when you're one of the most successful hip-hop artists in America. Since 1996, Jay-Z continues to leave his mark on the world, from hip-hop and beyond, by releasing material favored by the masses. It would seem that Jay wouldn't have as much time to…

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