1. Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tops Britain’s All-Time Downloaded Chart

    April 23, 2014 3:52 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been revealed as the most downloaded track of all-time in the United Kingdom. The controversial hit (which features T.I. and Pharrell Williams) is one of only two songs to sell more than 1.5 million downloads, ac ...

  2. Paolo Nutini, Kiesza Top U.K. Charts

    April 21, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini’s third album “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music) became his second in a row to top the U.K. chart, as the Official Charts Company published its new weekly data yesterday (April 20). Twenty-five-year-old ...

  3. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Set For Biggest Week Yet Thanks to Easter

    April 18, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Thanks to Easter-fueled shopping, the "Frozen" soundtrack is on course for its biggest sales week yet. Industry sources forecast the album to sell between 225,000 to 250,000 copies in the week ending April 20, Easter Sunday. That would e ...

  4. Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast' Set For Strong Hot 100 Debut Next Week

    April 18, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" looks likely to debut in the upper half of next week's Billboard Hot 100. Highlights of the chart, which blends songs' sales data, via Nielsen SoundScan, and airplay and streaming fig ...

  5. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  6. Billboard Finalists Debut, J Balvin Rules Tropical Chart

    April 18, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The 2014 edition of the "Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists" compilation enters Top Latin Albums as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 6, moving 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Related Articles Enrique Iglesias, Wisin, Sean Paul ...

  7. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  8. Bubbling Under: It's A 'Rude' Awakening For Magic!

    April 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Magic!, Mila J and Grizfolk Magic! Canadian reggae/pop quartet Magic! is crossing to U.S. mains ...

  9. Coachella Boosts Beyonce and Justin Bieber Up Social 50 Chart

    April 17, 2014 4:36 PM EDT During a slow week on the Social 50 chart, the first weekend of the Coachella festival (April 11-13) in Indio, Calif. spurs some big gains for a couple of superstar acts. Coachella by the Tweets: Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Rey and More Domin ...

  10. No Stopping 'Frozen' Album as 11th Week at No. 1 Seems Likely

    April 16, 2014 7:22 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, so suggest industry forecasters. While it's too early to tell just how many copies the hit album will sell in the week ending April 2 ...

  11. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100, Ed Sheeran Blasts In At No. 15

    April 16, 2014 2:06 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran storms onto the chart at No. 15 with "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and co-produced. Upon its bow, Sheeran scores his highes ...

  12. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Spends 10th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Sales Climb Past 2 Million

    April 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" continues its run atop the Billboard 200 as it clocks a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1. The set sold 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That ...

  13. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  14. Black Label Society, SoMo To Heat Up Billboard 200, But 'Frozen' Expected To Stay At No. 1

    April 11, 2014 6:08 PM EDT As previously reported, the "Frozen" soundtrack will likely spend a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album will easily outpace the rest of the chart, as industry forecasters suggest it could sell more than 130 ...

  15. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Headed Toward Top 40 Debut on Hot 100

    April 11, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The singer's new song, co-written and -produced with Pharrell, should make an impressive entrance on next week's Hot 100 due to strong early sales and airplay. Ed Sheeran's new single "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wro ...

  16. Chart Moves: Coldplay Ties U2's No. 1 Record; Sam Smith Hits Hot 100 Post-'SNL'; The Pretty Reckless Ties Joan Jett For Mainstream Rock History

    April 11, 2014 12:20 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week. Who else deserves a hats off on Billboard song charts this week? -- Justin Timberlake : "Not a Bad Thing" pushes 20-14 on ...

  17. Miley Cyrus Rebounds Up Social 50

    April 11, 2014 11:17 AM EDT As her Bangerz tour left Canada to head towards New York City, a slew of online activity pertaining to Miley Cyrus provides her with a bump in social activity over the previous week, helping her to rise 7-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart with ...

  18. Chart Moves: Trio of Tribute Albums Arrive on Billboard 200, Luke Bryan's ACM Gain, Cyndi Lauper's 'Unusual' Returns

    April 10, 2014 9:23 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack refused to budge from the No. 1 slot, clocking a ninth week atop the tally. The set sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Five ...

  19. Chayanne to Debut New Single at 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 09, 2014 8:34 PM EDT Puerto Rican pop star Chayanne is set to launch the first single from his new album live at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 24.   Register today for Billboard's 2014 Latin Music Conference & Awards Use promo code 'BIZ1 ...

  20. 'Frozen' Aiming for 10th Week Atop Billboard 200

    April 09, 2014 8:16 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" movie soundtrack is about to enter rare air on the Billboard 200 chart. The hit soundtrack, which has spent nine nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, is heading for a 10th week atop the list -- ...

  21. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100, John Legend Gains At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 1:02 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, fending off John Legend's "All of Me," which keeps gaining momentum in its push to take over at the top. The latter song also crowns the subscr ...

  22. 'Frozen' Hits Ninth Week At No. 1; 5 Seconds Of Summer Debuts At No. 2

    April 09, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Disney's soundtrack to "Frozen" refuses to budge from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. The set spends a ninth nonconsecutive week atop the list, having sold 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6 (down 8 percent), according t ...

  23. CBS Dominant in TV Ratings With ACM Awards, 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale

    April 08, 2014 7:18 PM EDT A country music awards show, a series finale and the network's usually sturdy regular schedule led CBS to a dominant performance in the weekly television ratings competition. Fourteen of the 20 most-watched programs last week were on CBS, the ...

  24. Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' Off To Fast Start At Radio, Retail

    April 08, 2014 5:15 PM EDT After its first day, the singer/songwriter's collab with Pharrell is drawing praise from radio and racking download sales. After its first day of availability, Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Pharrell Williams co-wrote and co-produc ...

  25. Kaiser Chiefs, Aloe Blacc Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    April 07, 2014 3:09 AM EDT U.K. modern rock band the Kaiser Chiefs debuted at No. 1 on the new British album chart Sunday (Apr. 6) with their fifth full-length, “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/Universal). Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” (Interscope ...

  26. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill For Ninth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 04, 2014 7:18 PM EDT "Frozen" soundtrack may maintain its icy grip on the Billboard 200's No. 1 slot for a ninth week, so say industry forecasters. Forecasters suggest the Disney film soundtrack could sell another 140,000 to 145,000 copies in the week e ...

  27. Chart Moves: 'God's Not Dead' Sales Surge, London Grammar Gains, Karmin's Full-Length Arrives

    April 04, 2014 2:26 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack sat atop the list for an eighth nonconsecutive week, making it the longest-running No. 1 album since Adele's "21" clocked a 24-week at No. 1 in 2012. The ...

  28. Chart Moves: Blake Shelton Sets Country Airplay Record; Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Enters Hot 100, Streaming Songs; Black Keys Unlock Fast Start At Rock

    April 04, 2014 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week and DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" slithers up to the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this we ...

  29. 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Boast Nos. 1-5 On Billboard Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 10:37 AM EDT "Just about everyone is tired of the Beatles." So read the first line of a story on page 1 of the Billboard magazine dated April 4, 1964, exactly 50 years ago today. That was the week that the Beatles made history as the only act ever to ...

  30. Bubbling Under: Nico & Vinz Move In Right Direction With 'Am I Wrong'

    April 04, 2014 10:17 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Bubbling Under, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Nico & Vinz, SomeKindaWonderful and Joe Bachman Nico & Vinz After scoring success with ...

  31. Martin Garrix Makes an Ultra Debut on Social 50 Chart

    April 03, 2014 7:54 PM EDT EDM star Martin Garrix debuts on the Social 50 chart thanks to his breakout turn at the Ultra Music Festival over the March 28-30 weekend. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Mys ...

  32. 'Frozen' vs. 5 Seconds of Summer for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 02, 2014 5:34 PM EDT Australian pop/rock band 5 Seconds of Summer is eyeing the top of the Billboard 200 chart, as its new EP is on course for a handsome debut. The four-song set, "She Looks So Perfect," was released on April 1 and may sell upwards of 140,00 ...

  33. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds Atop Hot 100, DJ Snake & Lil Jon Hit Top 10

    April 02, 2014 3:54 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' rules for a sixth week, while DJ Snake and Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What' charges into the top 10. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, while conti ...

  34. 'Frozen' Rules With Most Weeks At No. 1 Since Adele's '21'

    April 02, 2014 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" scores an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking the longest run atop the list since Adele's "21" closed out a 24-week run at No. 1 in 2012.   &qu ...

  35. Frankie Knuckles' Top Billboard Hits

    April 01, 2014 2:45 PM EDT In honor of the passing of the 'Godfather of House Music,' we've ranked his biggest chart hits. Frankie Knuckles was revered as the "Godfather of House Music," and his impressive history on Billboard's Dance Club Song ...

  36. Sam Bailey, 5 Seconds Of Summer Top U.K. Sales Charts

    March 31, 2014 5:13 AM EDT Sam Bailey, the U.K. winner of the 2013 season of “The X Factor,” sold close to 73,000 units last week to debut atop the British album chart yesterday (March 30) with her first set “The Power Of Love” (Syco Music/Sony). Australian teenage pop quar ...

  37. 'Frozen' Set For Longest No. 1 Run Since Adele's '21'

    March 28, 2014 5:45 PM EDT Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack is heading for an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. It could sell around 150,000 copies in the week ending March 30. If the hot-selling album remains ato ...

  38. Chart Moves: Kylie Minogue and George Michael Debut, the War On Drugs' 'Dream' Arrives

    March 28, 2014 12:57 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack sat atop the list for a seventh nonconsecutive week, selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the album's bi ...

  39. Chart Moves: Justin Timberlake's 'Bad' Bounds Up Hot 100; Dierks Bentley Crowns Country Airplay; Enrique Iglesias Extends Latin Airplay Record With New No. 1

    March 28, 2014 12:53 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week and Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" soars to a new peak (No. 5). Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Passenger: ...

  40. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 9:27 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut co ...

  41. 5 Seconds of Summer Make Chart Debut As 'Perfect' EP Sales Forecast Sizzles

    March 27, 2014 7:38 PM EDT The Australian pop-rock quartet 5 Seconds of Summer, which opened for One Direction on the bulk of its 2013 arena tour, is tracking to make a very splashy debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart in two weeks. Its four-song EP, "She Looks So P ...

  42. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:30 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily outpace the likely No. 2 album, Shakira's ...

  43. Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Sells 1 Million Copies

    March 26, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's major label debut album "Born To Die" has sold its 1 millionth copy in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set, released by Polydor/Interscope Records on Jan. 31, 2012, sold another 5,000 copies in ...

  44. Pharrell Williams Leads Hot 100; John Legend, Idina Menzel On The Move

    March 26, 2014 1:20 PM EDT Williams' 'Happy' reigns for a fifth week, and moves closer to a radio audience record, while John Legend's 'All of Me' rises to No. 2 and Idina Menzel's 'Let It Go' leaps to No. 5. As we do each Wednes ...

  45. 'Frozen' Soundtrack Earns Its Biggest Sales Week Yet, Recalling Adele's Longevity

    March 26, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Thanks to the March 18 release of “Frozen” on DVD and Blu-ray, its soundtrack has scored its best sales week yet.   The album spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23 (up 104 percent), ...

  46. Elton John Extends Record For Most AC Hits

    March 24, 2014 1:49 PM EDT Elton John extends his record for the most appearances in the nearly 53-year history of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, as "Can't Stay Alone Tonight" enters at No. 27. The song marks his 70th entry on the ranking. Ryan Te ...

  47. Against the Tide, Christian Rap Grows and Goes Mainstream

    March 24, 2014 12:43 PM EDT "Hip-hop is an expression of what is dearest to you," says Christian rapper KB. "It's coming from who I love. And who I love is Jesus." The Word of God: Songs By Christian Rappers Tackle Everything From Molly to the Da ...

  48. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Tops U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:16 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumo ...

  49. Eminem Marks Sales, Hot 100 Milestones

    March 21, 2014 4:54 PM EDT It's a monster week for rap god Eminem, who scores two significant sales feats and marks a milestone on the Billboard Hot 100. Eminem & Rihanna To Tour Together In August SALES SURGE Eminem's latest album reaches a notable threshold, ...

  50. Chart Moves: The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' To Top Of Top Dance Chart; Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs; Paramore Has 'Fun' At Pop Radio

    March 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week and Soko and Aloe Blacc both blast into the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: As it climbs ...

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