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  1. Chart Moves: Britney Spears, Cage the Elephant, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Trent Reznor's 'The Social Network' Score

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Cage the Elephant: As the alternative band's second album, "Thank You Happy Birthday," starts with 39,000 at No. 2 according to Nielsen SoundScan , their first self-titled set motors 171-59 with Pacesetter hono ...

  2. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  3. The Twitter-Factor: 50 Cent's Stock Drops 36% After Rapper Stops Tweets

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of H&H Imports, in which 50 Cent has a stake, gained on Monday after the rapper promoted the company via Twitter. But the stock fell Tuesday and Wednesday after 48 hours without tweets from the music star, the New York Post reported. Ov ...

  4. How 50 Cent Made $8.7 Million Via Twitter

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Cent earned $8.7 million in paper money on Monday, thanks to some tweets, the New York Post reported. The singer helped pop the shares of the penny stock of H&H Imports, in which he has a stake, by talking it up on Twitter over the weekend. ...

  5. How the Music of 'Jimmy Fallon' Whips Its Late-Night Competition

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST When Bruce Springsteen decided to crash late night and whip his hair in November, it was as sure a sign as any that "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" has emerged as a highly coveted platform for musical guests. Since the Nov. 16 episode tha ...

  6. Chart Moves: "Glee," Kanye West, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Lonely Island

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: The country diva's "Speak Now" continues to reign at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week with 276,000 while Susan Boyle 's "The Gift" stands still at No. 2, with 240,000 (down 6 ...

  7. Dispute Between Time Warner & Sinclair Broadcast Group May Jeopardize Broadcast of Bowl Games And 'Glee' (Gasp!)

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The dust-up between Sinclair and Time Warner is one of a ...

  8. Disney Denied Appeal of $319 Million In 'Millionaire' Verdict

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST We broke the news on Dec. 8 that the federal judge overseeing the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire trial had tentatively denied Disney's appeal of the massive $319 million jury verdict in favor of producer Celador Intl. Federal judges don't ...

  9. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Black Keys, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, deadmau5

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle and T.I.: Rapper T.I. was no match for Susan Boyle's soothing sounds this week . Boyle ...

  10. New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys Added to 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are bringing their '90s boy-band magic to Dick Clark's annual New Year's Eve TV special. Producers say the two groups are mashing up to close out 2010 on the ABC special. The two bands, who ...

  11. 'Burlesque,' 'Black Tulip' Songs Eligible Original Song Oscar

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Three songs from "Burlesque" lead the shortlist for songs eligible for the original song Oscar, with multiple tracks from the films "Black Tulip," "Country Strong" and "Despicable Me" also eligible, accordin ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  13. Chart Moves: Pink, Katy Perry, AMAs, Amazon MP3, Pink Floyd

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Kanye West & Nicki Minaj : As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots , respectively, on the Billboard 200. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj ...

  14. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Dr. Dre, Rihanna

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle/Jackie Evancho : The top two rungs of the Billboard 200 chart are brought to you by Simon Cowell's Syco Music imprint and his "Got Talent" TV franchise. At No. 1, former "Britain's Got Tale ...

  15. Beatles Sales On iTunes Top 450K

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The initial Beatles sales figures are in: More than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs were sold on iTunes worldwide, according to Apple, since the Beatles catalog was made available Tuesday (Nov. 16). In U.S. the best-selling album was ...

  16. The Brains Behind Justin Bieber: A Conversation With Scooter Braun

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sunday night’s American Music Awards said it all: There’s a new Justin in town. The 16-year-old wunderkind — a title the multi-instrumentalist can legitimately claim — Justin Bieber won four awards (all fan-voted) during the ABC broadcast, includi ...

  17. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  18. Taylor Swift's Thanksgiving TV Special Competing with Beyonce

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's Thanksgiving TV special has just earned a bit of friendly competition: Taylor Swift has announced her own "Taylor Swift: Speak Now" primetime musical show, set to air Thanksgiving night on NBC. The hour-long special will f ...

  19. Far East Movement's 'G6' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following a two-week break, Far*East Movement's "Like a G6," featuring Cataracs & Dev, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its third cumulative week at No. 1. The song was removed from the perch two weeks ago by Ke$h ...

  20. Chart Moves: Far East Movement, "Glee," Susan Boyle, Josh Groban

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle : The "Britain's Got Talent" contestant turned singing sensation scored her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week as her holiday-themed "The Gift" opened atop the list with 318, ...

  21. CMA Awards Slip In Ratings

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 44th annual CMA Awards was the most watched show during primetime on Nov. 10, but with an average of 16.4 million viewers for the three-hour program, it was down 4% from the 17.1 million viewers who watched in 2009. According to Tvbythenumbers ...

  22. Web Trends: Bebe Winans, CMA Awards 2010, Kanye West and more

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4PM): 5. Bebe Winans The gospel singer will be hosting his own Sirius radio show "The Bebe Winans Experience." 13. CMA Awards 2010 The Country Music Awards will air tonight (Nov. 10) on ABC at 8pm ET. Digg Music News ...

  23. Bieber, Ke$ha, Katy Perry to Perform at American Music Awards

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A newlywed, a teen heartthrob and a glittery pop star are set to take the stage at the 38th annual American Music Awards. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will make their debuts on the AMAs next month, producers said Wednesday. All three are mu ...

  24. Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing at CMA Awards

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be taking the stage at next month's Country Music Association Awards - as a performer. She'll sing the title track of her new movie, "Country Strong," and will be joined by Vince Gill. The film hits ...

  25. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead American Music Picks

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Singers Demi Lovato and Taio Cru ...

  26. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Far East Movement

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Zac Brown Band: The country group scores its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with "You ...

  27. Billboard Q&A: Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During Michael Eisner's 21 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Co., he transformed it from a rudderless operator of theme parks and a family-friendly film studio into a diversified media conglomerate. Since stepping down as Disney's chief ex ...

  28. 'Glee' Returns With Huge Ratings Win

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox's pop TV phenomena "Glee" exploded in the ratings Tuesday night. The season two debut of "Glee" delivered 12.3 million viewers and a 5.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. That's up a whopping 20% from its premiere ...

  29. Chart Moves: Disturbed, Charice, Yo Gabba Gabba, Chris Brown, Katy Perry and more

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Disturbed: The rock band scores its fourth straight No. 1-debuting studio set as "Asylum" arrives atop the Billboard 200 chart with 179,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band pushes Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream&quo ...

  30. Atlantic Records, ESPN Team For Coverage

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records and ESPN will team to feature the label's artists in promotions surrounding the 2010 college football season. Artists including T.I., Janelle Monae, Shinedown, Zac Brown Band and B.O.B. will have their music featured during g ...

  31. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton. Lady A earned the s ...

  32. 5 Top TV Music Events This Fall

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Summer is traditionally the dead zone for TV ratings thanks to a combination of repeats and more hours of daylight. (Seriously-daylight savings time? Bad for farmers and for TV executives.) But with the arrival of fall, TV gets back into its groov ...

  33. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Lead CMA Award Nominations

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert leads the first round of CMA Awards nominations with five, followed closely by Lady Antebellum with four and Zac Brown with three. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins as well as newcomer Easton Corbin have two each. Lambert is competing ...

  34. 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Win Top Emmys

    August 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards began with a song and dance number with host Jimmy Fallon and surprise guests, including Tina Fey, "Glee" cast members, Jon Hamm and Betty White, but the night spotlighted many first-time winners and featur ...

  35. Business Matters: Ticketmaster, Disney, Asthmatic Kitty and more

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. -- Spend some time looking through Twitter comments about Ticketmaster’s new blog and initiatives and you’ll come to a few conclusions. First, many people say they care less about the tim ...

  36. Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart To Perform On Cancer Telecast

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will join Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart for a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) TV fundraiser at 8pm ET on Sept. 10. The collaboration will be part of an "extraord ...

  37. Fox To Launch American Country Awards

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Just what television needs: another awards show. Fox is set to announce today its intent to launch a country music awards telecast. The two-hour American Country Awards will premiere Dec. 6 live on the East Coast from Las Vegas. With ACAs coming t ...

  38. Chart Moves: Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Daughtry, Shakira

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The artist simply refuses to move out of the penthouse on the Billboard 200 as his "Recovery" spends a third week atop the list, shifting 229,000 (down 27%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Big Boi's solo debut "Sir L ...

  39. 'Voces Unidas Por America' Concert To Protest Arizona Law

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ozomatli, Pee Wee and Cristian Castro will headline “Voces Unidas Por America,” a July 17 concert in Albuquerque, N.M., intended to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. The free, ticketed event will take place at the Sandia Casino & ...

  40. Hulu Launches Subscription Service

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hulu users looking to catch up on past episodes of the likes of "Glee," "House" and other hit shows will have to pay for the service now that the popular video hub has launched a pay service for some of its content. Hulu Plus i ...

  41. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  42. World Cup Boots Up Ratings

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn’t tempered America’s enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high. Through the first 14 matches of the World ...

  43. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Journey, Green Day and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- "Glee" Cast : The cast of Fox TV's hit show capped its first season with a bang, scoring its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Glee: the Music, Journey to Regionals" starting with 154,000 sold according ...

  44. Christina Aguilera Set For NBA Game 7

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As she did just prior to game six of the NBA Finals, Christina Aguilera will again perform the U.S. national anthem, this time for game seven between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angele's Lakers. The winner-takes-all game is tonight (June 1 ...

  45. Racy Lyrics Lead Wendy's To Pull CD From Kid Meals

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fast food chain Wendy's has pulled a disco CD included in kids' meals because of racy lyrics in one of the songs. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that one of the songs on the Disco Fever CD was Donna Summer's "Las ...

  46. Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival ...

  47. Kickoff Concert Opens 2010 FIFA World Cup

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT “South Africa, South Africa, are you ready?” Black Eyed Peas will.i.am shouted to the 30-000 strong crowd 12 minutes into the live broadcast – and from that moment, the first-ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off concert hit its stride and the pace never l ...

  48. 'Glee' Scores Highest-rated New Series Finale

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox's "Glee" finale rose to a strong performance Tuesday evening, easily ranking as the highest-rated entertainment program. The first season "Glee" swan song drew 10.9 million viewers and a 4.6 preliminary adults 18-49 ra ...

  49. Monica Games Up For NBA Finals

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Monica will perform the national anthem at game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday (June 8) between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The performance will be televised live on ABC in the U.S. ...

  50. Dave Stewart Stands Up To Cancer, Talks New Solo Album

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One morning last fall, musician Dave Stewart woke up with an idea for a new song. But unlike any of his past material, the tune was about inspiring those struggling with cancer. "I just had this 'stand up, stand up, stand up to cancer� ...

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