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  1. Ross On Radio: Keeping Top 40 From Getting Too 'Mid-Turbo'

    November 28, 2012 2:30 PM EST Not so long ago, the only tempo problem top 40 might have had was an overabundance of tempo. Now, the hits have changed considerably. So it's not crazy to ask, as we did recently, whether top 40 could become too wimpy again. The softening of ...

  2. Exclusive: Adele's Manager Jonathan Dickins Talks Grammys, 2012 Tour Plans, and When to Say No

    February 14, 2012 12:30 PM EST With Adele from left: Doug Morris (Sony Music Entertainment CEO), Steve Barnett (Columbia Records Chairman/COO), Rob Stringer (Columbia Chairman/CEO) and manager Jonathan Dickins. (Photo: Sony Music) Adele was the obvious frontrunner for virtually ...

  3. Backbeat: Beyonce Kicks Off Her 2011 Highlights List With Billboard Music Awards

    December 16, 2011 11:49 AM EST Tis the season of year-end lists, typically delivered via critics and magazines (like this one). Team Beyoncé is changing things up a bit, and on Thursday (Dec. 15) kicked off their own Top 10 to countdown Bey's " most amazing moments &q ...

  4. '21' And Up: Adele's Billboard Cover Story

    December 08, 2011 6:55 AM EST Newly bleached blonde bouffant a little askew, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins clasps her hands at her waist and begins to dish. "I came home from touring with my first album, and I caught up with some friends, trying to be all posh and stuff," ...

  5. Backbeat: Beyonce To Debut One More '4' Video Before DVD Deluxe Release; Just Ask Piers Morgan...

    November 08, 2011 8:00 AM EST Sony publicists Mike Navarra (left) and Winnie Lam (right) greeted guests at the screenings for Beyonce's "Live at Roseland" DVD, Nov. 7 Yesterday (Nov. 7), Sony Music hosted two screenings, just at different times (10 am and 12 am) ...

  6. Backbeat: Kaskade Warms a Snowbound NYC

    October 31, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Throw Your Hearts In the Air: Kaskade rocking NYC's Roseland Ballroom. His new album "Fire and Ice," which came out last Tuesday, Oct. 25, made the top ten of Billboard's Building Chart. (Photo: Franklin Williams) The weather o ...

  7. Adele's '21' Hits 13th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200; Casting Crowns Bow At No. 2

    October 26, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week (rising 2-1), marking its 13th week atop the tally. That's the most weeks at No. 1 since the soundtrack to "Titanic" set sail in 1998 and spent 16 weeks at ...

  8. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano and Vocal Ballad Since 1958?

    September 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100, helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  9. How Adele's 'Someone Like You' Became First Ballad in More Than Three Years to Top Billboard Hot 100

    September 12, 2011 4:53 PM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele As Adele's "Someone Like You" perches atop the Billboard Hot 100, a ballad leads the list after a lengthy three-year, three-month and three-week drought. The song is the first unquestionably slow c ...

  10. Adele Makes Billboard Hot 100 History With 'Someone Like You'

    September 12, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Get More: 2011 VMA , Music , Adele With Adele's leap from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Someone Like You," the singer achieves the biggest jump to No. 1 in the chart's 53-year history that wasn't ...

  11. Backbeat: Beyonce Addresses Dad, Sony Execs at Masterful Second Roseland Show

    August 17, 2011 8:07 AM EDT Beyonce brought the house to a frenzy again and again during the second night of her four-night-stand Tuesday at New York's Roseland Ballroom . She treated the approximately 2,500 fans in the sold out venue -- all four nights sold out in minu ...

  12. Beyonce Kicks Off '4 Intimate Nights' In NYC

    August 15, 2011 11:03 AM EDT There aren't many artists in the world that can pull of a 90-minute set in Stuart Weitzman heels and leave a beyond packed audience satisfied to the point of not needing an encore. But that's Beyoncé. Last night (August 14), the singer k ...

  13. Mathew Knowles: 'We Absolutely Have Not Taken Any Money From Beyonce'

    July 15, 2011 7:39 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Mathew Knowles insists he still has an amicable relationship with his daughter Beyonce - even though she dumped him as her manager two months ago - but is alleging that people close to her have tried to destroy his reputation with ...

  14. Legal Documents Relating to Beyonce, Mathew Knowles May Shed Light on Singer's New Management, Touring Deals

    July 13, 2011 7:09 PM EDT The legal papers filed this week by Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father and former manager, state that Live Nation Entertainment made false claims about him to his daughter - including that he "stole or took money from her" - at least ...

  15. DJ Fresh's 'Louder' Tops U.K. Singles Chart Buoyed by Sports Drink Ad (Watch)

    July 11, 2011 7:35 AM EDT Beyoncé started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans debuted at No. 1 on the singles survey. T ...

  16. Beyonce Album Sales Are a 'Vindication,' Columbia's Rob Stringer Says

    June 29, 2011 6:15 PM EDT After reports of dissatisfaction, panic and other pre-release drama, executives at Columbia Records are feeling vindicated by the positive early returns for Beyonce 's new album, "4." "All the speculation that gets around is fr ...

  17. Beyonce Addresses '4' Album Leak

    June 08, 2011 4:49 PM EDT Yesterday, two weeks before its scheduled June 28 release date, Beyonce's fourth studio album, "4," leaked. Today, she took to Facebook to address the situation. "My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to presen ...

  18. Beyonce Releasing Deluxe Edition of '4' for Target: Sources

    June 06, 2011 1:10 PM EDT When Beyonce's next album, "4," comes out on June 28, Target stores will carry an exclusive version of the album, with extra tracks included on the CD, retail sources told Billboard. At press time it was unclear just how many additi ...

  19. Beyonce Accepts Billboard Millennium Award, Delivers Show-Stopping Performance

    May 22, 2011 10:48 PM EDT B eyoncé 's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at tonight's Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first t ...

  20. Beyonce's New Album Title Revealed

    May 11, 2011 2:23 PM EDT B eyoncé has revealed the name of her upcoming album: "4." In an exclusive interview with Billboard's Ray Rogers, the star says that the album's title was inspired by her fans. "Everywhere I look, I see them calling it � ...

  21. Beyonce Reportedly Working on Music Video for New Single

    April 12, 2011 6:09 PM EDT Beyonce, reportedly on-set in New Jersey (Twitpic) While Beyonce 's camp is remaining mum on the progress of her forthcoming fourth album, the pop star is rumored to be releasing the disc in June -- and was reportedly shooting a music video f ...

  22. Adele's '21': Just How Impressive Are Her Digital Sales?

    March 03, 2011 7:21 PM EST This week's No. 1 album is a major exception to a rule: Adele's "21" made it to the top of the Billboard album chart mainly on the strength of digital sales. In fact, it would have been #1 even if it hadn't sold a single C ...

  23. Adele Confirms Sophomore Release

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer songwriter Adele will release her new album "21" via XL Recordings on Jan. 24, 2011 in the U.K. The single "Rolling In The Deep" is out Jan. 16. The North American release of the album will follow on Feb. 22 via Col ...

  24. Michelle Williams Parts Ways With Mathew Knowles' Management

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michelle Williams, the third member of the Beyonce-headed group Destiny's Child, has parted ways with her management company, Mathew Knowles' Music World Entertainment. "After much prayer and consideration I have decided to part way ...

  25. Year-End: Beyonce Tops R&B/Hip Hop Album Artists Chart

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Delivering good music is one thing. Being able to replicate that experience onstage is quite another. Beyoncé definitively scored on both counts this year -- simultaneously strengthening her status as a formidable live concert draw, which no doubt ...

  26. Juan Gabriel Faces Nov. 2 Vegas Court Date

    October 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Juan Gabriel's attorney says she's trying to vacate a Las Vegas judge's order for her client to appear in court Nov. 2--days before he's to receive the Latin Grammys' Person of the Year honor in the same city. The singer w ...

  27. Beyonce Sued Over Fragrance

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A battle between the pop star and the fashion brand just turned fierce. Abercrombie & Fitch Co, the apparel retailer known for sexy advertising and casual looks, has sued the singer Beyonce Knowles, claiming her plan for a new fragrance to be ...

  28. Depeche Mode's Third Week Atop Euro Chart

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) starts a third week on top for Depeche Mode, ahead of Bob Dylan's "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Lady ...

  29. Lady GaGa Scores European Chart Double

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Patience is a virtue for Lady Gaga, who completes her Europe-wide conquest by hitting the top of European Top 100 Albums for the first time with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) after five weeks at No. 2. "Poker Face" starts a ...

  30. Duffy Returns To European Albums Summit

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Katy Perry starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Hot N Cold" (Virgin/EMI), Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) returns to the European Top 100 Albums summit in its 45th chart week. The 2-1 move o ...

  31. Beyonce Eyeing 2009 Tour

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce is blocking off time for a 2009 tour in support of her upcoming third solo album, due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia. The artist will play international dates next spring, followed by a North American tour in early summer. The as-yet-unt ...

  32. Knowles' Music World Signs RJ Helton

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Extensive push planned for 'American Idol' star. B-Rite Music artist RJ Helton has signed with Mathew Knowles' management company, Music World, a division of Sanctuary. A top-five finalist on "American Idol," Helton recent ...

  33. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  34. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...