1. Chart Moves: Neil Young's 50th Album, 'Chef' Cooks Up a Debut and Journey's Steve Perry-Fueled Gain?

    June 06, 2014 10:28 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Coldplay hung out for a second week at No. 1, leading the chart again with "Ghost Stories." The band's album sold 83,000 copies in its second week of availability -- down 78 percent from ...

  2. Tomorrow's Hits: Glenn Morrison Says Hello With 'Goodbye'

    June 06, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Glenn Morrison, Ryan Kinder and Reykon   Glenn Morrison Canadian DJ Glenn Morrison is hea ...

  3. Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea Dominate Billboard's Twitter & Social Charts

    June 05, 2014 4:42 PM EDT Ariana Grande takes the lead of the first weekly Twitter Top Tracks chart as "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea, comes in as the most shared song on the social service for the week. Azalea's own "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX ...

  4. Miranda Lambert Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 04, 2014 3:53 PM EDT Country star Miranda Lambert is set for her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- and her best sales week yet. The singer's new release, "Platinum," could sell upwards of 175,000 copies in the week ending June 8 -- accordi ...

  5. Iggy Azalea Remains Atop Hot 100 With 'Fancy'; MAGIC!, Calvin Harris Hit Top 10

    June 04, 2014 2:13 PM EDT The Australian rapper holds at No. 1 with 'Fancy' and No. 2 as a featured act on Ariana Grande's 'Problem.' Plus, MAGIC! and Calvin Harris reach the top 10. Iggy Azalea spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 10 ...

  6. Coldplay Chills For Second Week At No. 1; Mariah Carey Debuts At No. 3

    June 04, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while the top debut is Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah . . . The Elusive Chanteuse" at No. 3. "Ghost Stories" sold 83,000 co ...

  7. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  8. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 30, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Diva Mariah Carey is heading for her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- but the No. 1 slot will likely elude the singer. Carey's new effort, "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," could sell around 55,000 to 60,000 c ...

  9. Why Apple Needed Beats (In Graph Form)

    May 30, 2014 3:18 PM EDT On the same day Apple announced its $3 billion acquisition  of Beats Electronics, Morgan Stanley released research that shows why Apple needed the acquisition. Per-account spending at iTunes has fallen 34% to $1.90 in the first quarter of this yea ...

  10. Chart Moves: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, Shakira Hit Hot 100; Becky G Tops Latin Rhythm Airplay; 'Idol' Champ Caleb Johnson Rocks On

    May 30, 2014 12:09 PM EDT As previously reported, Iggy Azalea rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and lifts 2-1 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem," thus becoming the first act since the Beatles in 1964 to ran ...

  11. Chart Moves: R.E.M. Gets 'Unplugged' With 18th Top 40 Album, Billy Joel's 'Russia' Concert Returns

    May 30, 2014 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Coldplay secured the largest sales week of the year , as the band's "Ghost Stories" album debuted at No. 1 with 383,000 copies sold in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  12. Nicki Minaj's 'Pills' Pushes Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 29, 2014 4:52 PM EDT Nicki Minaj continues her rise up the Social 50 chart, moving 5-2 after releasing a new single, “Pills and Potions,” on May 21. It matches her peak on the tally, registered on the Feb. 25, 2012 list, after she performed with Madonna on that year&# ...

  13. Billboard Music Awards Spur 1.6 Million Song Download Sales

    May 28, 2014 10:07 PM EDT The 2014 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) spark major sales action, as the May 18 ABC broadcast's performances spurred 1.58 million song downloads in the week ending May 25 (according to Nielsen SoundScan). The 20 songs performed during the sho ...

  14. Coldplay Aiming for Second Week Atop Billboard 200

    May 28, 2014 6:25 PM EDT After Coldplay's big debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Ghost Stories," it seems the rock band has a good chance of holding atop the list for a second week. "Ghost Stories" bowed with 383,000 copies sold in the week ...

  15. Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' Returns To Hot 100; Legend Lands 50th Hit

    May 28, 2014 5:44 PM EDT A week after becoming the first artist to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 in five different decades (and six including his work with the Jackson 5 ), as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake zoomed 22-9, Michael Ja ...

  16. Iggy Azalea Tops Hot 100 With 'Fancy,' Matches Beatles' Historic Mark

    May 28, 2014 1:05 PM EDT It's a fab week for Iggy Azalea, who earns a chart honor not achieved since the Beatles swarmed the U.S. in early 1964. The Australian rapper crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX (2-1). As A ...

  17. Metallica's Best-Selling 'Black Album' Hits 16 Million in Sales

    May 28, 2014 11:06 AM EDT Metallica's mega-selling self-titled 1991 album has hit a new sales threshold. The album, which continues to be the best-selling release of the Nielsen SoundScan era, has become the first album to sell 16 million copies since SoundScan starte ...

  18. Coldplay Collects Fourth No. 1 Album with Biggest Debut of 2014

    May 28, 2014 10:59 AM EDT Coldplay crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Ghost Stories," collecting its fourth No. 1 album and the biggest sales week of the year. "Ghost Stories" sold 383,000 copies in the week ending May 25, according to ...

  19. Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live

    May 27, 2014 9:23 AM EDT Today, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts . These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in ...

  20. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Opens At No. 1 in U.K. With Year-Best Sales

    May 26, 2014 3:13 AM EDT First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-da ...

  21. Chart Moves: Demi Lovato's 'Demi' Returns, Chart Hosts First World Cup Album, Carole King's 'Beautiful' Debut

    May 23, 2014 7:21 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , the Black Keys tallied its first No. 1 album, as "Turn Blue" debuted atop the list with 164,000 sold in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Michael Jackson came in second ...

  22. Brantley Gilbert Heading for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2014 6:54 PM EDT Country singer Brantley Gilbert is on his way to a smashing debut on the Billboard 200 chart. His new "Just As I Am" album, which was released on May 19, could sell around 200,000 copies in the week ending May 25, according to industry f ...

  23. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Sales Forecast Grows, on Track for 2014's Biggest Week

    May 23, 2014 3:29 PM EDT The sales forecast for Coldplay's new "Ghost Stories" album has grown. The set, which was already on course for the largest sales week this year, is now aiming to sell between 370,000 and 390,000 copies in the week ending May 25 (a ...

  24. Tomorrow's Hits: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Break Through With 'Call Me'

    May 23, 2014 1:57 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: St. Paul & the Broken Bones, El Mayor Clasico and Ben Rue St. Paul & the Broken B ...

  25. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Makes History on Country Airplay; Kid Ink Rewrites Rap Airplay Record; Marc Anthony Reclaims No. 1 Mark on Tropical Airplay

    May 23, 2014 11:38 AM EDT As previously reported , John Legend rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "All of Me" and Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's "Love Never Felt So Good" and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" s ...

  26. 5 Seconds of Summer Hit Top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    May 22, 2014 8:22 PM EDT Pop/rock quartet 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is quickly becoming an online force that can sway its online fan army to achieve Social 50 chart success. This week, following 5SOS’ performance on the May 18 Billboard Music Awards, the band surges into ...

  27. Coldplay Heading for Year's Best Sales Week

    May 21, 2014 8:02 PM EDT Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories", is on track to score the largest sales week of the year. Industry sources suggest the album, which was released on May 19, may sell upwards of 350,000 to 375,000 copies by the end of the tracki ...

  28. Michael Jackson, Coldplay Hit Hot 100's Top 10; John Legend Still No. 1

    May 21, 2014 4:42 PM EDT John Legend's "All of Me" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "All of Me," while Michael Jackson rewrites a pair of vaunted Hot 100 records, as "Love Never Felt So Good," with Justin Timberlake, bla ...

  29. The Black Keys Earn First No. 1 Album; Michael Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    May 21, 2014 11:31 AM EDT Rock duo the Black Keys collect its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Turn Blue" debuting at No. 1, while Michael Jackson's "Xscape" starts at No. 2. "Turn Blue" sold 164,000 copies in the week e ...

  30. Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    May 19, 2014 5:08 AM EDT Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” (MJJ/Epic/Sony Music) debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 18), as Rita Ora’s “I Will Never Let You Down” (Roc Nation/Universal) opened at the singles summit. Sony’s previous posthumous Jackson collect ...

  31. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line's 'Good Times' Keep Rollin', Ben & Ellen Harper Keep It in the Family

    May 16, 2014 10:04 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Now 50" album spoiled the "Frozen" party , as the former debuted at No. 1 with 153,000 sold in the week ending May 11, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The "Frozen" sou ...

  32. Mother's Day Lifts U.S. Album Sales For Second Week in a Row

    May 16, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Thanks to Mother's Day (May 11), album sales are up for a second week in a row for the first time since the week ending Dec. 22, 2013. Mother's Day gifting helped spur a 5 percent gain in sales in the week ending May 11 (4.6 million), wh ...

  33. Chart Moves: Jason Derulo 'Wiggle's Up Hot 100; Black Keys Unlock Alternative No. 1; Jamiroquai Jams Back Onto Dance Charts

    May 16, 2014 7:58 PM EDT As previously reported, John Legend leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "All of Me" and Paramore scores its second top 10, as "Ain't It Fun" jumps 13-10. Who makes news on Billboard song charts this week?  - ...

  34. Michael Jackson, Black Keys Vie for No. 1

    May 16, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Rascal Flatts, Dolly Parton and Tori Amos Heading for Top 10 There's a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as both Michael Jackson's "Xscape" and the Black Keys' "Turn Blue" have their sights set on ...

  35. Tomorrow's Hits: Tove Lo Aims 'High' With 'Habits'

    May 16, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tove Lo, AJR and Bad Suns   Tove Lo Tove Lo makes her first appearances on Billboard airp ...

  36. Miley Cyrus' Mom and Tyrese's 'Billionaire' Video Stir Big Social Chart Gains

    May 15, 2014 7:40 PM EDT Thanks in part to revised chart methodology, Miley Cyrus zooms from No. 18 to No. 2 on the latest Social 50 chart. As the chart has been reconfigured to emphasize reactions of fans to an artist's postings on social networks, a well-liked phot ...

  37. The Black Keys vs. Michael Jackson for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 6:44 PM EDT The new albums from the Black Keys and Michael Jackson are both in the running for the No. 1 slot on next week's Billboard 200 chart. As of May 14, the Black Keys' eighth album, "Turn Blue", has the edge over Jackson's &qu ...

  38. John Legend Leads Hot 100, Paramore Hits Top 10

    May 14, 2014 2:12 PM EDT John Legend's "All of Me" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, while Paramore, which has been charting on the Hot 100 for seven years, notches its first top 10 at last, as "Ain't It Fun" ascends 13-10. As we ...

  39. 'Now That's What I Call Music' Still Topping Charts at Milestone No. 50

    May 14, 2014 1:13 PM EDT Like many music fans, Taylor Swift's relationship with the "Now That's What I Call Music" series stretches back more than a decade. She and her brother would listen to the series when they were children before Swift became a re ...

  40. 'Now 50' Bumps 'Frozen' From No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 14, 2014 11:00 AM EDT After 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the "Frozen" soundtrack steps aside for the "Now 50" compilation. "Now 50" debuts at No. 1 with 153,000 copies sold in the week ending May 11, according to ...

  41. Lily Allen’s 'Sheezus,' Mr. Probz' 'Waves' Ride to No. 1 on U.K. Sales Charts

    May 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles ...

  42. Hunter Hayes' 'Storyline' Heading for Top Three on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 09, 2014 7:43 PM EDT Twenty-two-year-old Hunter Hayes is aiming for his highest charting album yet on the Billboard 200, as his sophomore set, "Storyline," could debut at No. 3 next week. Industry sources forecast the album, which was released on May 6, may ...

  43. Chart Moves: Coldplay Shines With 'Stars'; Eric Church Tops Country Airplay; Hillsong United Sets Record

    May 09, 2014 3:10 PM EDT As previously reported , John Legend takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "All of Me" and Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake soar in at No. 20 with "Love Never Felt So Good." Who makes news on Billboard song charts thi ...

  44. Chart Moves: Grateful Dead Notch Highest-Charting Album Since 1987, Jim Gaffigan's Stand-Up Sales Sizzle

    May 09, 2014 2:40 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack spent a leisurely 13th week at No. 1, while Lindsey Stirling's "Shatter Me" climbed in at No. 2. A total of five debuts arrives in the top 10, ...

  45. How John Legend Brought R&B Back To Adult Top 40 Radio

    May 09, 2014 10:57 AM EDT As John Legend scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "All of Me," the piano ballad likewise becomes his first leader on the Adult Top 40 chart, where it rises 2-1. Notably, it's the firs ...

  46. Bubbling Under: DJ Cassidy Previews All-Star Album With R. Kelly, Robin Thicke & More

    May 09, 2014 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: DJ Cassidy, Chasin' Crazy and Vado   DJ Cassidy Veteran New York spinner DJ Cassidy has ga ...

  47. Jennifer Lopez's 'First Love' Sparks Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 08, 2014 8:59 PM EDT As the promotion for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming studio album "A.K.A." (due June 17) kicks into gear, the diva rises 19-11 on the Social 50 chart -- her highest rank in nearly two months.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on Y ...

  48. Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake Storm Onto Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts

    May 07, 2014 7:25 PM EDT The lead track from 'Xscape,' Jackson's new album, enters the Hot 100 at No. 20 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 It’s a royal return for the King of Pop to the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Michael J ...

  49. 'Now 50' Eyeing Top Spot on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 07, 2014 6:53 PM EDT The latest "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation may bring an end to the "Frozen" soundtrack's reign at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast "Now 50" to sell more than 120,000 co ...

  50. Enrique Iglesias Scores His 25th No. 1 with 'Bailando'

    May 07, 2014 3:04 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias is a force to be reckoned with. He holds the record for most songs to ever top the Hot Latin Songs chart, and now scores his 25th No. 1 (which will be updated tomorrow on billboard.com) with the ever-catchy “Bailando,” featuring h ...

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