1. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs For 10th Week; Tegan And Sara Debut On Hot 100; Wisin Lands Solo Latin Leader

    October 25, 2013 1:37 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. Who else are makes notable moves on song charts this week? -- One Republic: The Ryan Tedder-led group lands its first Hot Digital Songs top 10 ...

  2. Lorde's 'Royals' Expands Reign To R&B Radio

    October 25, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Even though its lyrics decry some of the clichés of R&B/hip-hop ("Every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom"), Lorde's "Royals" is finding favor at the radio format. The track enters Bil ...

  3. Bubbling Under: Alexa Ray Joel Covers Dad Billy's 'Just The Way You Are'

    October 25, 2013 4:06 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: Alexa Ray Joel, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla Sign and Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voic ...

  4. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Spends Year on the Charts, Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' Returns

    October 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Pearl Jam claimed its fifth No. 1 album with the arrival of "Lightning Bolt." The set logged the largest debut this year for a rock album, starting with 166,000 sold, according to Nielsen So ...

  5. Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne Climb Social 50 Chart

    October 24, 2013 4:48 PM EDT Both Lady Gaga and Avril Lavigne make great gains on the Social 50 this week, following their respective new song releases. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Inst ...

  6. Willie Nelson Extends Record For Most Top 10 Country Albums

    October 24, 2013 12:39 PM EDT Willie Nelson extends his record for the most top 10s in the nearly 50-year history of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as the duets set "To All the Girls…" enters at No. 2. He also claims his best Nielsen SoundScan week and ...

  7. Lorde's 'Royals' Is Hot 100's Ruler For Fourth Week

    October 23, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" sits in the Billboard Hot 100's throne for a fourth week, establishing the longest rule by a woman this year, and reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Eminem, meanwhile, debuts in the Hot 100's to ...

  8. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam also previously topped the Billboard 200 wit ...

  9. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    October 21, 2013 1:24 PM EDT Lorde lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart with "Royals." With the coronation, the 16-year-old New Zealander continues her rapid rise with her breakthrough hit.   (Charts will refresh on Billboard.com ...

  10. Chart Moves: Korn Meets Dave Matthews Band in Top 10, Stone Temple Pilots Return

    October 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus rang the bell at No. 1 with the arrival of her new album, "Bangerz." The set sold 270,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for a solo wom ...

  11. Chart Moves: Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; Luke Bryan Reaches Country

    October 18, 2013 4:11 AM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. Who else are rulers (rulers …) on other song charts this week?   -- Drake : "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) ...

  12. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Nets Year's Biggest Sales Week for a Woman

    October 17, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' chart-topping "Bangerz" album has earned the year's largest sales week for a solo woman, and the second-largest for a pop album. "Bangerz" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 270,000 copies ac ...

  13. 'Glee' Cast, Taylor Swift Add Hot 100 Milestones

    October 17, 2013 2:44 PM EDT Two acts that didn't appear on the Billboard Hot 100 until the last decade further solidify their noteworthy places in the chart's 55-year history. The cast of Fox's "Glee" returns to the tally with its record-extending ...

  14. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Third Week

    October 16, 2013 2:10 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, Ylvis' "The Fox" darts to the Hot Digital Songs top 10 and Justin Bieber and Eminem soar into the Hot 100's top 20.   "Royals" crowns ...

  15. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new release "Bangerz," selling 270,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Counting her soundtrack albums as the Disney character H ...

  16. Avicii's Dance/Folk Hit 'Wake Me Up!' Tops Triple A Chart

    October 14, 2013 12:25 PM EDT Avicii's dance/folk fusion hit "Wake Me Up!" (featuring vocals by Aloe Blacc) rises 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Triple A radio airplay chart. It concurrently tops Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a sixth week.   (Charts wi ...

  17. Lorde, HAIM Bring Girl Power To Alternative

    October 11, 2013 1:34 PM EDT "Girl power is definitely back in a big way at the alternative format," declares WROX Norfolk, Va., program director Nick Chappell. A look at Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart, which boasts a first this week, and the Alternative A ...

  18. Chart Moves: Badfinger's 'Baby Blue' Enters Hot Rock Songs; Paramore Scores A First; Justin Bieber Returns

    October 11, 2013 11:22 AM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. Who else are queens (and kings) on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week? -- Badfinger: In its first full week following the finale of A ...

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 09, 2013 5:27 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" is set to bang the gong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the album -- released yesterday (Oct. 8) -- could sell around 250,000 copies by the end of the tracking we ...

  20. Lorde's 'Royals' Remains Atop Hot 100

    October 09, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, rises to the top of the On-Demand Songs chart and takes top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second frame.   The song's continued reign adds to Lorde&# ...

  21. Justin Timberlake Scores Second No. 1, Top Album Artist Of 2013 So Far

    October 09, 2013 11:08 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake achieves the uncommon feat of earning two different No. 1 albums in less than a year. His new release, "The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2," starts at No. 1 with 350,000 sold in ...

  22. Anna Kendrick Tops AC Chart With 'Cups'

    October 07, 2013 1:33 PM EDT More than a year after the release of "Pitch Perfect," the movie's lead Anna Kendrick reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart with "Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)," which ...

  23. Haim’s 'Days Are Gone' Opens At No. 1 in the U.K.

    October 07, 2013 7:04 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its firs ...

  24. Justin Timberlake's Album Sales Forecast Grows, Lorde Set for No. 3 Debut on Billboard 200

    October 04, 2013 9:18 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake is set for his second No. 1 this year, while red-hot singer Lorde is aiming for a No. 3 start with her debut full-length album, "Pure Heroine." As reported on Tuesday, T ...

  25. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  26. Lorde on Topping Hot 100: It's 'Like My Birthday, Christmas, Washing My Hair After a Month'

    October 02, 2013 5:30 PM EDT Hey, Lorde, you've just topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "Royals." How does it feel? "It feels like a combination of my birthday, Christmas and washing my hair after a month of not doing so," Lorde beamed to Billboard e ...

  27. Drake Leads Debut-Filled Top 4 on Billboard 200 Followed by Kings of Leon, Cher, Elton John

    October 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200's top four albums are all debuts this week, led by Drake's "Nothing Was the Same," which launches at No. 1 with 658,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last Friday, industry sources forecast that the s ...

  28. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack, Emeli Sande Top Year-to-Date U.K. Album Sales Chart

    October 01, 2013 9:34 AM EDT A 2012 release from Scottish singer Emeli Sande and the soundtrack to Universal Pictures' "Les Miserables" are the best-selling albums in the U.K. year-to-date. The Official Charts Company on Tuesday said that as of the end of the ...

  29. Kings of Leon’s 'Mechanical Bull' Charges To No. 1 in U.K.

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  30. Kings of Leon, Cher and Elton John Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200

    September 27, 2013 9:40 PM EDT It will be busy on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, as a slew of big-name acts are heading for high debuts. As previously reported  on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Drake's new album "Nothing Was the Same" is heading for a very st ...

  31. Bubbling Under: John Newman's Euro Hit 'Love Me Again' Soars Stateside

    September 27, 2013 10:00 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: John Newman, Leah Turner, PartyNextDoor and Alam A.   Following such recent impor ...

  32. Bob Marley Rises to New High on Social 50 Chart

    September 26, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Bob Marley, who has second-largest social media presence for a dead artist (second only to Michael Jackson), reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart. He rises 37-8 in his 88th week on the list, marking the third time Marley has climbed into th ...

  33. Drake Heading for 675,000-Plus No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200

    September 25, 2013 8:53 PM EDT Drake is set to rock the Billboard 200 chart next week. The hip-hop star's "Nothing Was the Same" album is on course to earn the second-largest sales week of the year and easily debut at No. 1. Industry sources forecast the effort ...

  34. Jack Johnson Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 25, 2013 10:59 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "From Here to Now to You" bows atop the list with 117,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The new effort is his third cons ...

  35. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke Ties R&B/Hip-Hop Mark; Imagine Dragons Return To Hot 100; Arcade Fire Ignites

    September 20, 2013 1:23 PM EDT As previously reported, Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" smashes its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, where it's her first No. 1. Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week? -- Robin Thicke: Wit ...

  36. Miley Cyrus Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart in Wake of 'Wrecking Ball' Video Debut

    September 19, 2013 5:59 PM EDT This week on the Social 50 chart, Miley Cyrus hits No. 1 for the first time while Linkin Park returns thanks to a 3D game. Cyrus becomes the 16th artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the young chart, thanks to the debut of her “Wrecking Ball” music ...

  37. Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Swings To Top Of Hot 100

    September 18, 2013 12:55 PM EDT Miley Cyrus smashes her way to her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Wrecking Ball" rockets 22-1 with top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. The song knocks Katy Perry's "Roar" out of the top spot after two weeks. Cyrus ...

  38. Keith Urban Edges Out the Weeknd for No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200 By Less Than 3K Copies

    September 18, 2013 11:32 AM EDT Last week's race for the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 between Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton was nothing compared to the showdown on this week's tally. Country star Keith Urban debuts at No. 1 with "Fuse," edging out t ...

  39. Lorde Links Longest Alternative Reign By A Woman With 'Royals'

    September 16, 2013 1:25 PM EDT With the appropriately titled "Royals," Lorde scores the longest domination on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart by a woman (credited as a lead artist). "Royals" leads the list for a sixth week, passing the ...

  40. Katy Perry Ties For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s

    September 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Roar" blasts 5-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. With the coronation, which dethrones Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) after 10 ...

  41. Arctic Monkeys Make History As Fifth Album Opens At No. 1 in U.K.

    September 16, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys became the first independently-released group to score five consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums yesterday (Sept. 15). The Official Charts Company reports that “AM” (Domino) sold 157,000 last week, second only for an opening week on the ...

  42. Miley Cyrus Headed For First Hot 100 No. 1 With 'Wrecking Ball'

    September 13, 2013 6:02 PM EDT It looks like Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" is about to smash its way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected enormous streaming totals for the song's video, early indications are that it should dethrone Kat ...

  43. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Doubles Up At No. 1; AWOLNATION 'Sail's On; TLC Back In Top 10

    September 13, 2013 1:19 PM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Ylvis' viral hit "The Fox" debuts at No. 29. Who else makes notable noise on the Hot 100 and other song charts this we ...

  44. Ariana Grande Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    September 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT 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 margin. The debut effort from the 20-year-old-singer/actress bows ...

  45. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail' Tops Rhythmic Airplay Chart

    September 10, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) has overtaken Billboard's Song of the Summer , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), on the Rhythmic airplay chart. After camping out a ...

  46. Katy Perry Roars Into Top Spot on U.K. Sales Chart

    September 09, 2013 4:12 AM EDT “Roar” (Virgin/Universal) gave Katy Perry her best-ever opening sales week to become her fourth U.K. No. 1 single, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales data yesterday (Sept. 8). Manchester band The 1975’s eponymous debut albu ...

  47. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's 'Give' Soars On Hot 100; Justin Timberlake's 'Night' Hits New Peak; Paul McCartney Returns

    September 06, 2013 11:17 AM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, halting the 12-week reign of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Who else has the eye of the tiger on the H ...

  48. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 05, 2013 11:21 AM EDT Ending the (lack of) suspense, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) officially clinches the top spot on Billboard's 2013 Songs of the Summer chart . Billboard's annual Songs of the Summer running ...

  49. Alejandro Fernandez Posts His Biggest Sales Week Ever

    September 05, 2013 2:32 AM EDT Veteran Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez notches his best sales week in his 20-plus year career as his 15th studio album, "Confidencias," out on Universal Music Latino, debuts at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with 21,000 copies, accordin ...

  50. Fred Stobaugh, 96, Becomes Oldest Artist To Appear On Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 3:25 PM EDT An unassuming love letter-turned-song has become an historic hit, as "Oh Sweet Lorraine" by Green Shoe Studio featuring Jacob Colgan and Fred Stobaugh debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 42. The touching song swells to 100,000 downl ...

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