1. Azealia Banks' 'Broke' Bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums Chart

    November 13, 2014 8:47 PM EST Azealia Banks ' long-delayed album, Broke With Expensive Taste , bows at No. 2 on Rap Albums and No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums . The rapper's set starts with 11,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  2. Teyana Taylor Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 13, 2014 8:28 PM EST Newcomer Teyana Taylor debuts straight in at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her debut studio album VII .  The set enters with 16,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 23-year old singer climbs 13-11 on ...

  3. Rihanna's Instagram Return Sparks No. 2 Re-Entry on Social 50

    November 13, 2014 6:43 PM EST Badgalriri -- Rihanna 's handle on Instagram -- has been absent from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform all summer since her account was deactivated in May. While no official explanation was offered, some say it was because of posts ...

  4. Ariana Grande Hits No. 1 on Social 50 for First Time

    November 13, 2014 6:18 PM EST After 103 weeks on the Social 50 chart, Ariana Grande finally hits No. 1 for the first time, rising 2-1 on the latest tally (dated Nov. 22). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, ...

  5. Bring Me the Horizon's 'Drown' Debuts Big on Hot Rock Songs

    November 13, 2014 6:09 PM EST Bring Me the Horizon notches its highest debut on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (No. 11) with "Drown," the British heavy metal band's first new track since its fourth studio album and latest release, Sempiternal, debuted a ...

  6. Draco Rosa Returns to Latin Airplay With 'Amantes'

    November 13, 2014 5:26 PM EST As the 15th annual Latin Grammys broadcast approaches on Nov. 22, the 2013 album of the year winner (for  Vida ) Draco Rosa returns to Latin Airplay with a track from that award-winning set. Draco Rosa Faces a New Challenge as Cancer Returns &qu ...

  7. Taylor Swift Atop Artist 100 Again, Calvin Harris First DJ in Top 10

    November 13, 2014 4:10 PM EST The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S. again this week. Swift also becomes the first act to lead the Artist 100 for as many as four weeks (the past three consecutively). S ...

  8. Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Third Week at No. 1

    November 13, 2014 4:04 PM EST There's little stopping Taylor Swift 's 1989 album, as it is on course to spend a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Big Machine Records release may sell upwards of 300,000 copies ...

  9. Carrie Underwood Climbs to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Following CMA Awards

    November 13, 2014 3:15 PM EST Carrie Underwood 's performance of "Something in the Water" on the CMA Awards Nov. 5 on ABC lifts the track 5-1 on Billboard's sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart. The song is Underwood's 14th leader an ...

  10. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns, Imagine Dragons Debut

    November 07, 2014 6:22 PM EST As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's summit for a third total week, after eight weeks in the No. 2 spot. Swift also debuts with "Blank Space" at No. 18, "S ...

  11. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jerry Lee Lewis Returns

    November 07, 2014 5:45 PM EST On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift dominated the tally, as her new 1989 album crashed in at No. 1. It sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Roadmap to Taylor Swift's Big Wee ...

  12. Dillon Francis On the 'Money' With No. 2 Dance Debut

    November 06, 2014 8:36 PM EST Dillon Francis enters Dance/Electronic Albums at No. 2 with his major-label debut, Money Sucks Friends Rule . The set, released on Mad Decent/Columbia, bows with 9,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, good also for a No. 40 entry on the Bil ...

  13. Farruko Finishes First on Top Latin Albums

    November 06, 2014 7:01 PM EST Reggaeton singer Farruko earns his first No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with his latest set,  Farruko Presents Los Menores , arriving with 4,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, album cut "Lejos de Aqui" climbs 14-13 on Lati ...

  14. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Concerts Heat Up Hot Tours Chart

    November 06, 2014 4:46 PM EST Topping the weekly tally of Hot Tours (see list, below) are Enrique Iglesias and rapper Pitbull with $25.7 million in ticket sales from the 2014 leg of their joint tour through U.S. and Canadian markets. Promoted by Concerts West, a division of ...

  15. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading for Second Week at No. 1

    November 06, 2014 4:19 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 should easily lock up a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album could sell more than 350,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9. The Big Machine Records release ...

  16. Nicki Minaj Earns 56th Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs With 'Only'

    November 06, 2014 4:11 PM EST Nicki Minaj lands her 56th entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , as "Only" featuring Drake , Lil Wayne and Chris Brown , debuts at No. 16. The Hot Shot Debut extends Lil Wayne's record for most top 20s on the chart (56), while brea ...

  17. Official: Taylor Swift's '1989' Debuts With 1.287 Million Sold In First Week

    November 04, 2014 10:00 PM EST It’s official: Taylor Swift 's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest sales week for an album since 2002. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. '19 ...

  18. Epik High Notches First No. 1 on World Albums With 'Shoebox'

    November 03, 2014 9:20 PM EST Epik High   earns its first No. 1 on  Billboard 's World Albums chart with  Shoebox . The hip-hop trio's first record in two years beats out competition from other Korean acts also making moves on the rankings this week (more on that l ...

  19. Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Biggest Sales Week Since 2002: 1.3 Million-Plus

    November 01, 2014 8:55 PM EDT As the days tick by, the sales forecast for Taylor Swift 's 1989 album continues to grow. As of Nov. 1, with only one full day left in the album's debut tracking week, industry forecasters now say 1989 could sell over 1.3 million copi ...

  20. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 1.25 Million in Debut Week

    October 31, 2014 9:26 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's unstoppable new album, 1989 , may sell 1.25 million copies in its first week, so suggest industry forecasters. The album could even approach 1.3 million, if the weekend is especially kind to the release. The album is the si ...

  21. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billy Idol Returns With His Highest-Debuting Album

    October 31, 2014 6:28 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Slipknot collected its second No. 1 album as .5: The Gray Chapter debuted at No. 1. The Roadrunner Records release sold 132,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 26, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was o ...

  22. Aretha Franklin Earns Her Highest-Charting Album Since 1985

    October 31, 2014 5:16 PM EDT Aretha Franklin scores her highest-charting album since 1985 with the arrival of Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics . The new covers effort starts at No. 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200 . It m ...

  23. Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records

    October 31, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Calvin Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as "Outside," featuring Ellie Goulding , debuts at No. 7. It joins "Blame," featuring John Newman (No. 2) and & ...

  24. Juan Luis Guerra Goes to No. 1 on Tropical Airplay Chart

    October 30, 2014 10:05 PM EDT Juan Luis Guerra notches his 11th No. 1 hit on Tropical Airplay as "Tus Besos" (Capitol Latin/Universal Music Latin Entertainment) steps 2-1. The doo-wop-inspired bachata track rises 7 percent (to 611 plays) at the format in the week e ...

  25. Iggy Azalea's 'SNL' Appearance Generates Big Social Chart Gains

    October 30, 2014 9:21 PM EDT Iggy Azalea makes notable social gains on Billboard's charts after her appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 25), on which she debuted two new songs: "Beg for It" (featuring MØ ) and "Iggy SZN." Both are set ...

  26. Little Big Town Leaps Onto Top Country Albums

    October 30, 2014 6:02 PM EDT Harmony-focused foursome Little Big Town claims its fourth top 10, all tallied consecutively, on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as its sixth studio set, Pain Killer , bows at No. 3 with 42,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Th ...

  27. Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 30, 2014 4:02 PM EDT In what shouldn't come as a surprise, Taylor Swift is the top music act in the U.S., rising 2-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 . What might be more surprising is that she reigns before any sales of her new album, 1989 , released Monday, factor ...

  28. Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Talks Record-Breaking No. 1 Run for 'Bailando'

    October 29, 2014 7:00 PM EDT "The song to me was always a special song, but you never really know," Enrique Iglesias tells Billboard exclusively about "Bailando." "You don't know how successful a song is going to be. I have a tendency to always ...

  29. Taylor Swift's '1989' Surging Toward 1.2 Million Debut

    October 29, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's 1989 continues to rack up monster sales, as industry forecasters now say the album could sell 1.2 million copies in its first week (ending Nov. 2). It's thus nearing the 1.21 million bow of her last album, 2012's R ...

  30. Taylor Swift's '1989' Aiming For 900,000-Plus Sales Debut

    October 27, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Taylor Swift 's 1989 album has been on sale for less than a day, but its first-week sales forecast has already been upgraded. Industry sources now suggest the fast-selling set may sell over 900,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 2. As earli ...

  31. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: '5 Seconds of Summer' Hits Half-Million in Sales

    October 24, 2014 9:19 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Florida Georgia Line claimed its first No. 1 with Anything Goes . The set, released through Republic Nashville Records, sold 197,000 in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was the ...

  32. Neil Diamond Aiming for 18th Top 10 Album

    October 24, 2014 8:41 PM EDT Pop great  Neil Diamond  is on course for his 18th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Billboard Icon Award winning-artist's new release, Melody Road , could sell around 75,000 copies in the week ending ...

  33. The Game Wins Sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 23, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Rapper The Game collects his sixth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as his latest release, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf , opens atop the chart. The set sold 33,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to ...

  34. DeJ Loaf's 'Try Me' Debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 23, 2014 6:58 PM EDT 23-year old rising hip-hop star DeJ Loaf — who recently signed with Columbia Records — has arrived on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Try Me." The Detroit rapper's breakthrough track, which has been buzzing on the realti ...

  35. Enrique Iglesias Ties Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs

    October 23, 2014 6:11 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias ties the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard 's Hot Latin Songs chart (which launched in the Oct. 4, 1986, issue), as "Bailando" (featuring Descemer Bueno  and Gente de Zona ) reigns for a 25th w ...

  36. Slipknot Heading for Second No. 1 Album

    October 22, 2014 9:04 PM EDT Rock band Slipknot is on course for its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters say the act’s new album, .5: The Gray Chapter , which was released on Oct. 21 through Roadrunner Records, could sell a little over 100,00 ...

  37. Ella Henderson Opens at the Top in U.K. with 'Chapter One'

    October 20, 2014 5:24 AM EDT Ella Henderson , who finished sixth in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, made a triumphant start to her album career in the U.K. yesterday (Oct. 19), opening at No. 1 with her debut set Chapter One (Syco Music/Sony Music). Meghan Trainor ...

  38. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Piano Guys, Jackson Browne Hit High Notes

    October 17, 2014 9:45 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Jason Aldean notched the third-largest sales week of the year with the arrival of his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt , at No. 1. The set, released through Broken Bow Records, sold 278,000 in the week end ...

  39. Bob Seger Aiming for 10th Top 10 Album

    October 17, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Rocker Bob Seger is cruising for his tenth top 10 album with his latest release, Ride Out . Industry forecasters suggest the set, released on Oct. 14 through Hideout/Capitol Records, may sell around 55,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19. That ...

  40. Los Tigres del Norte's Record-Tying 23rd Top 10 Album

    October 16, 2014 7:48 PM EDT Veteran group Los Tigres del Norte claim a milestone chart entry, as the group logs its 23rd top 10 on Top Latin Albums . The bow ties them with Los Temerarios for the most top 10s among all acts in the chart's 21-year history. Pitbull & ...

  41. Taylor Swift's 'Riptide' Makes Waves on Social 50 & Twitter Charts

    October 16, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Taylor Swift dominates the latest Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, earning the top debut with her cover of Vance Joy 's "Riptide," a song from the singer/songwriter's album Dream Your Life Away .   She performed the cove ...

  42. Jason Aldean Jumps to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100

    October 16, 2014 4:01 PM EDT Jason Aldean is the top artist in the U.S., charging 7-1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The jump makes him the second country act ever to lead the list; last week, Blake Shelton became the first. (Shelton drops to No. 10 this week.) The Arti ...

  43. Florida Georgia Line Set for First No. 1 Album

    October 15, 2014 9:52 PM EDT Country duo Florida Georgia Line is set for their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the act's new release, Anything Goes , should easily open atop the list next week. Industry forecasters say the album, which was released on ...

  44. Meghan Trainor’s 'All About That Bass' Beats Nicki Minaj’s 'Anaconda' to U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2014 3:48 AM EDT Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” (Epic/Sony) stayed ahead of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) to start a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Oct. 12), as British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s   Want ...

  45. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Herb Alpert Returns After 27-Year Absence

    October 10, 2014 8:00 PM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Blake Shelton scored his second No. 1 album with Bringing Back the Sunshine , as the Warner Bros. Nashville album sold 100,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Shelton� ...

  46. Hozier's Debut Album Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 10, 2014 7:32 PM EDT Country star Jason Aldean is nearly guaranteed his second No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his latest effort, Old Boots, New Dirt , could sell 270,000 to 290,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 21. Th ...

  47. Adele's '21' Surpasses 11 Million In U.S. Sales

    October 10, 2014 5:25 PM EDT Adele 's mega-selling second studio album, 21 , has surpassed the 11 million sales mark in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. The set, released in 2011 on XL/Columbia Records, is only the 12th album to sell at least that many copies ...

  48. Revisionist History 101: The Hot 100's Year-End No. 1 Songs, Then… And Now (Part One)

    October 10, 2014 1:30 PM EDT When is a No. 1 not a No. 1? How about when modern-day sales and radio airplay data replace that of any year in Billboard Hot 100 history prior to the rise of iTunes? To see how America's tastes have changed over the years, each year's ...

  49. Tomorrow's Hits: Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Logic, Kelsea Ballerini

    October 10, 2014 10:05 AM EDT Lillywood & Robin Schulz French duo Lillywood and German DJ Robin Schulz 's hypnotic "Prayer in C" (RRP) is beginning its rise Stateside after topping charts in 15 countries, including the Official U.K. Singles chart for two w ...

  50. Ariana Grande's 'SNL' Performance Prompts Twitter Chart Rise

    October 09, 2014 6:23 PM EDT Ariana Grande soars on the weekly Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, along with her collaborator The Weeknd , as "Love Me Harder" rises 22-5. The jump in position comes after a full week of online buzz following the duo's Sept. 2 ...

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