ARTPOP

  1. Justin Timberlake's Spring Run Tops Hot Tours with $77.3 Million

    June 19, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience world tour heads up the weekly ranking of Hot Tours, with sales reported from its European leg that kicked off at the end of March and ran through June 10. Ticket sales totaled $77.3 million from the trek that ...

  2. China Censorship: Lady Gaga Unbanned, Rock Legend Cui Jian Shuns Official Favor

    January 19, 2014 11:25 AM EST Three years after the diva is banned, new album "ARTPOP" gets the green light, while China's "Godfather of Rock" turns down chance for Lunar New Year gala show amid censorship concerns. It's been a mixed week for free ...

  3. One Direction Scores Historic Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart, Sells 546K

    December 04, 2013 10:28 AM EST One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   The act makes history as the first group to debut at No. 1 with its first three albums ...

  4. Eminem's Back at No. 1 with 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'

    November 27, 2013 11:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" returns to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, shifting 120,000 copies in its third week (down 43%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the second week at the top for the set, which stepp ...

  5. Ross on Radio: How Radio Can Sell Music – Even If Fewer Are Buying

    November 25, 2013 12:37 PM EST Radio used to be emphatically not in the business of selling records. Any convention panel on the radio/record relationship would usually end up with some programmer proclaiming above angry crowd murmurs that his job was to play the hits, not make ...

  6. La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho Storms Social 50 Chart

    November 21, 2013 5:05 PM EST La Arrolladora Banda El Limón De René Camacho, an iconic regional Mexican band, debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week at No. 20 due to a spike in online activity centered around three high-profile concert dates. The Social 50 ranks ...

  7. Lady Gaga Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'ARTPOP,' Beatles 'Live at the BBC' Debuts No. 7

    November 20, 2013 11:05 AM EST As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.   It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No ...

  8. Lady Gaga to Play Final Shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC

    November 19, 2013 12:24 PM EST When New York City's  Roseland Ballroom shuts its doors this April, it will certainly go out in style. Today, Lady Gaga announced plans to close out the venue with a string of four concerts: March 28, 30, 31, and April 2. The 3,500-seat the ...

  9. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 6:46 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sel ...

  10. Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 13, 2013 3:03 PM EST Lady Gaga's new album "ARTPOP" is aiming for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the diva's latest release to sell around 260,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Nov. 17. That sum ...

  11. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Flying Dress' At Extravagant 'ArtPop' Release Party in Brooklyn

    November 11, 2013 10:27 AM EST  Lady Gaga's album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear? Lady Gaga Teams With H&M for Release of 'ARTPOP' Album Lady Gaga With Artist Jeff Koons Guest Designs USA Today Logo Lady Gaga-Troy Carter Split: ...

  12. Lady Gaga Teams With H&M for Release of 'ARTPOP' Album

    November 10, 2013 6:56 PM EST The Biz of Gaga Lady Gaga With Artist Jeff Koons Guest Designs USA Today Logo Lady Gaga-Troy Carter Split: What Happened, The Future and Why It's Business As Usual For Now (From The Magazine) Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Liv ...

  13. Lady Gaga With Artist Jeff Koons Guest Designs USA Today Logo

    November 10, 2013 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga is lending some of her artistic eye and star power to USA Today's pages in advance of the singer's new album, "ARTPOP." Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Live-Streamed 'Artpop' Events (Exclusive ...

  14. After Eminem, Can Albums By One Direction, Lady Gaga or Britney Spears Rack Up Monster Debuts?

    November 09, 2013 11:06 PM EST With Eminem's new album on course for a blockbuster first week, are there any other albums left this year than can also rack up huge, half-million-plus debuts? Yes. But that list is very short. As in: There's just one album on it: On ...

  15. Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Live-Streamed 'Artpop' Events (Exclusive)

    November 08, 2013 11:53 AM EST Lady Gaga and Vevo will live-stream a concert from artRave, an interactive exhibit in New York City, this Sunday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 p.m. ET. Gaga will perform songs from brand new album “Artpop,” which will be released on iTunes at midnight. The ...

  16. Lady Gaga, Manager Troy Carter Split

    November 04, 2013 8:25 PM EST Lady Gaga and her longtime manager Troy Carter are no longer working together, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. The news comes some 24 hours after the pop star openly wept through a performance of new song "Dope& ...

  17. Ross On Radio: No Nostalgia As Gaga Moves Forward

    August 28, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Why "Applause" Earns Applause Lady Gaga doesn't compete against Katy Perry. Lady Gaga competes against Lady Gaga. Gaga's debut album, The Fame , arrived at a time when confectionary pop was only starting to resurface as a reg ...

  18. Luke Bryan Nets No. 1 Album; Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Digital Songs

    August 21, 2013 10:58 AM EDT As reported yesterday, country star Luke Bryan nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Crash My Party." The album bows atop the list with nearly 528,000 sold in the week ending Sunday, Aug. 18, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  19. Katy Perry Aiming to Sell 450k Downloads of 'Roar,' Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Set for 225k Debut

    August 18, 2013 3:03 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Roar" just keeps getting bigger. Industry sources now suggest that her new single "Roar" could debut with between 525,000 and 550,000 downloads sold by the end of the tracking week on Aug. 18. Three days ag ...

  20. Lady Gaga vs. Katy Perry: Superstar Digital Song Sales Showdown

    August 12, 2013 7:14 PM EDT This week could be a historic one for digital song sales. New singles from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are heading for big debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart next week -- and both should rack up major sales. Perry's new single &q ...

  21. Business Matters: Why More Artists Will Follow Lady Gaga Into Premium Apps

    September 06, 2012 5:58 PM EDT Labels are always looking for something to fill the void left by declining album sales. Next up: premium artist apps. Lady Gaga is planning a computer application she says will integrate extra content, chats, games, fashion and films along with he ...

  22. Lady Gaga Says New Album 'Artpop' Will Also be an Interactive App

    September 05, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Albums are so yesterday. Lady Gaga is thinking bigger for her hugely anticipated next release, titled "Artpop," set for early 2013. In a statement posted on Wednesday to her website LittleMonsters.com , the fashion-forward pop diva says ...