1. Darius Rucker Rolls 'Wagon Wheel' to No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    April 04, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The song marks Rucker's sixth leader on the list. Plus, Blake Shelton bows atop Top Country Albums, Hunter Hayes reigns on Country Airplay and Taylor Swift starts 'Trouble' on country radio Darius Rucker ends a two-year absence from the top of Hot Country Songs, as "…

  2. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 03, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, OneRepublic, Blake Shelton and more score Top 10 debuts. Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" easily spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 318,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's more than 100,000 ahead…

  3. Blake Shelton Set for His Best Sales Week Ever on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 29, 2013 7:35 PM EDT Shelton will look to beat 2011's "Red River Blue" bow as Lil Wayne heads to the top of the chart. Led by Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being II," the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 should welcome six new entries next week. The rap star's latest…

  4. 'American Idol': Devin Velez Exit Interview

    March 29, 2013 10:22 AM EDT After Wednesday night’s shaky group performance of “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” it was no surprise that “American Idol’s” latest castoff was a male. “Idol” celebrated its 450th episode last night, sending Devin Velez packing and leaving only Burnell Taylor and Lazaro…

  5. Justin Timberlake Hits No. 1 for First Time on Social 50 Chart

    March 28, 2013 9:00 PM EDT The "20/20" star is experiencing the top of the chart thanks to his new album. Move over Bieber, there's a new Justin in town (again). Concurrent with the release of Justin Timberlake's first album in 6 years, "The 20/20 Experience," the pop star has propelled…

  6. Lil Wayne Set for Top Debut Next Week on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 27, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The rapper's "I Am Not a Human Being II" should launch atop debuts from Blake Shelton and Depeche Mode. Lil Wayne should earn the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart, as the rapper's new album, "I Am Not a Human Being II," is on course to…

  7. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return To Top Of Hot 100

    March 27, 2013 4:03 PM EDT As 'Thrift Shop' returns for a fifth total week at No. 1, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera enter the top 10 and Bruno Mars and P!nk crown Radio Songs and Digital Songs, respectively.. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, returns to No. 1 on the…

  8. Lil Wayne Death Scare Sends Him Flying on Social 50 Chart

    March 21, 2013 9:01 PM EDT The MC, released from the hospital this week, reaches his highest position on the chart. Lil Wayne soars on Billboard's Social 50 tally this week, ascending 19-2 and subsequently achieving his highest position to date after TMZ reported that the rap star was on his deathbed (March 15).…

  9. Beyonce Drops New Hit Boy-Produced Track, 'Bow Down/I Been On'

    March 17, 2013 6:34 PM EDT Beyoncé has just released the first new song from the sessions leading up to her upcoming fifth solo album. Though there's no guarantee it'll arrive on the LP, "Bow Down/I Been On" is the first new music fans have heard from Bey since the release of her 2011 LP, …

  10. Kid Cudi, Diplo Kick Off SXSW Myspace Secret Shows

    March 15, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Myspace took over day three of SXSW Music with one of the festival's most liveliest shows of the week thus far. They kicked off their three-day Myspace Secret Shows series, presented by Chevy, with a hip-hop heavy showcase featuring Hit-Boy, Kid Cudi and Diplo. Although Kid Cudi, who…

  11. Rihanna Has Laryngitis, Cancels Second 'Diamonds' Tour Date in Boston

    March 10, 2013 12:11 PM EDT Rihanna is ill and has canceled her concert tonight in Boston, only the second city on the singer's "Diamonds" tour, Live Nation announced this morning. "Unfortunately, following her sold out concert on Friday Rihanna has contracted laryngitis and per doctor's…

  12. Spotify Live at SXSW: Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke, Cazzette Head to Austin

    March 04, 2013 12:00 PM EST Billboard to be an official media partner for Spotify Live show at South By Southwest Billboard is teaming with Spotify for Spotify Live, a free, ticketed show at South By Southwest on March 13 at 1100 East Fifth Street, featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and…

  13. Kanye West: 'I Ain't F-cking With That 'Suit & Tie''

    February 24, 2013 11:14 AM EST The rapper also goes off about Grammys and sponsorhips. There's nothing like a rant from Kanye West. The rapper is known to occasionally let off steam during his shows by going off on long freestyles. While performing in London yesterday (Feb. 23), 'Ye took to the mic for a minute,…

  14. Grammy Awards Send Mumford, Rihanna Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 1:25 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will see the full impact of the show next week (after…

  15. Beyonce Bowls Over Competition, Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    February 08, 2013 7:48 PM EST The pop star saw a 42% boost in online fan growth thanks to her Super Bowl halftime show With a week of televised promotion leading into the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 (combined with her headlining halftime performance), it comes with little surprise that Beyonce surges to the No. 1 spot on the…

  16. Dido Ends Hiatus, Debuts 'Girl Who Got Away' Songs in London

    February 01, 2013 6:50 PM EST "I won't take so long with the next one," she says at exclusive concert previewing her first album since 2008 Dido made a triumphant live return in London Thursday night (Jan. 31), performing an exclusive acoustic set to invited guests and media at a private members'…

  17. Chart Juice: A$AP Rocky's 'Long'-Awaited Day

    January 25, 2013 9:00 AM EST A$AP Rocky lands the year's first new No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as his debut set "Long.Live.A$AP" opens with 138,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Harlem newcomer's highly anticipated release marks the biggest debut on the chart since T.I. 's …

  18. Madonna's 'MDNA' Tour Makes Billboard Boxscore's All-Time Top 10

    January 24, 2013 1:30 PM EST The final numbers are in, and Madonna's 2012 "MDNA" tour has retained her box office form, clocking in at $305,158,363 gross with 2,212,345 in attendance over 88 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour began in Israel last May 31 and finished in Argentina on Dec. 22,…

  19. 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&…

  20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' Hits No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    January 17, 2013 9:07 AM EST Just one week away from tying Mary J. Blige's Nielsen-era record for longest No. 1 run on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (15 weeks with "Be Without You"), Rihanna's "Diamonds" is dethroned by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." (The chart's so…

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