1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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)…

  9. 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…

  10. John Lennon & Paul McCartney's Songwriting Magic Reaches Billboard Chart Milestone

    June 28, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Fifty years ago this week, on the Hot 100 dated June 29, 1963, a songwriting team from the United Kingdom made its Billboard chart debut. The two Liverpudlians receiving their first song credit in America were named John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Their credits weren’t linked to a…

  11. Black Sabbath Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the Lonely Island all crash Top 10 of this week's tally. Almost 43 years after Black Sabbath debuted on the Billboard 200 chart, the iconic rock band earns its first No. 1 album this week with the arrival of "13." The set starts at No. 1…

  12. Kanye West's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    June 12, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Kanye West: the narcissistic icon, pompous revolutionary and the man who wore a leather kilt. With a wired jaw and a collection of beats and rhymes, 'Ye came into the game in 2004 with his debut album, "The College Dropout." Nine years later and the artist has achieved…

  13. Kanye West: I'm the 'Michael Jordan of Music'

    June 12, 2013 6:19 AM EDT When Kanye West talks, people listen. When he rants, masses tune in. The rapper gave a rare interview to the New York Times in which he talks at some length about his career. And he rants. And he delivers some bravado-filled soundbites that should reverberate until his new album “Yeezus”…

  14. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  15. Governors Ball 2013: Kanye West, The xx, Haim Shine on Sunday

    June 10, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Grizzly Bear, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and Deerhunter rock Randall's Island on the fest's final, sunniest day. With Friday's rain long gone and Saturday's mud settled, Governors Ball wrapped Sunday (June 9) with a day of perfect weather that culminated with…

  16. Kanye West Debuts 'Yeezus' Songs, Rants About Album Rollout at Governors Ball

    June 10, 2013 9:46 AM EDT "Honestly at this point, I could give a f--k about selling a million records as long as I put out an album for the summer that y'all can rock to for all f---in' summer" Kanye West "could give a fuck" about how much money he'll pocket from upcoming album…

  17. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Still Atop Hot 100, Robin Thicke Reaches Top 10

    June 05, 2013 2:29 PM EDT The duo maintains its command for a fifth week with 'Can't Hold Us,' while 'Blurred Lines' soars upward. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke,…

  18. Daft Punk Leads Debut-Filled Top Four on Billboard 200 Album Chart

    May 29, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Darius Rucker, The National and French Montana all see new albums arrive on the albums chart Led by Daft Punk at No. 1, the entire top four on the Billboard 200 albums chart are debuts this week. The dance/electronic duo sees its new "Random Access Memories" launch at atop the…

  19. Astronaut Chris Hadfield Creates Offworld Cover of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity': Watch

    May 13, 2013 12:49 AM EDT David Bowie’s 1969 classic “Space Oddity” has always been out of this world. Now, an astronaut has re-imagined the song by taking it into orbit -- quite literally. Commander Chris Hadfield has remade “Space Oddity” with a remarkable video shot from the International Space Station. In…

  20. Michael Buble Tops Billboard 200, Fantasia Arrives at No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Buble earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with the arrival of "To Be Loved." The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. Buble's last album, 2011's "…

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