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  1. Austin Mahone's 'Say Somethin' Video Sparks Return to Social 50 Chart

    September 21, 2012 9:13 PM EDT Sixteen-year-old Internet sensation Austin Mahone makes a grand re-entry at No. 19 on Billboard's Social 50 chart following the release of his video for "Say Somethin." The clip roused his massive online fan base last week, garnerin ...

  2. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  3. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  4. Backbeat: Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance in New York

    March 02, 2012 3:02 PM EST Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday night ( ...

  5. Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Adele Lead 2012 Brit Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST As anticipated, female solo artists dominate the front runners for this year's Brit Awards with Adele and "Price Tag" singer Jessie J both picking up multiple nominations. It is, however, fast-rising male singer-songwriter Ed Sheera ...

  6. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  7. Rihanna, Susan Boyle Top U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:47 AM EST Susan Boyle's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returnin ...

  8. At Warner Music Nashville's Post CMA Awards Party, Blake Shelton, Lady A, John Esposito Revel Until The Wee Hours

    November 10, 2011 3:26 PM EST From left: Starstruck Management Group's Brandon Blackstock, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, John Oates, Warner Music Nashville President & CEO, John Esposito, Red Light Management's Will Botwin, Starstruck Management Group� ...

  9. Swift, Aldean, Lambert, Shelton: 2011 Country Music Awards Full Winners List

    November 10, 2011 8:00 AM EST Taylor swift was last night's (Nov. 9) 45th annual Country Music Association Awards' big winner taking home Entertainer of the Year honors and beating out her fellow all-male nominees Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Jason Al ...

  10. BMI Country Awards Honor 'Peach Pickers' Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins; Bobby Braddock, Sony/ATV

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST The night's big honorees gather for a photo at the 2011 BMI Country Awards in Nashville. Pictured are (l-r): Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins, 2011 BMI Icon Bobby Braddock, and Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ ...

  11. Florence + the Machine's 'Ceremonials' Tops Coldplay, U.K. Album Charts

    November 08, 2011 7:15 AM EST Florence + the Machine made a chart-topping return in the U.K. on Sunday (6) as their second album "Ceremonials" (Universal Island) opened at No. 1 with sales of over 90,000. Professor Green's "Read All About It" (Virgin/E ...

  12. Brad Paisley, Ben Hayslip, Allen Shamblin Win Big at ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 07, 2011 8:46 AM EST Brad Paisley's hit "Anything Like Me" was written to celebrate a son whose arrival led a man to contemplate the progression of his life. Paisley saw his own life's progression on display again Nov. 6 when he walked off with two ...

  13. Florence & The Machine Set To Overtake Coldplay Atop U.K. Album Charts

    November 01, 2011 2:08 PM EDT Florence & The Machine's sophomore set "Ceremonials" (Island Records/Universal) is set to knock Coldplay off the top of the U.K. album charts. Released this week, "Ceremonials" has moved approximately 38,000 copies in ...

  14. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Debuts At No. 1 on U.K. Charts, Sets Digital Album Sales Record

    October 31, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday, Oct. 30, scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  15. Exclusive: Blake Shelton Re-Ups with Warner Music Nashville

    September 20, 2011 8:54 AM EDT Blake Shelton, the Country Music Association.'s reigning Male Vocalist of the Year, has re-signed with Warner Music Nashville, Billboard.Biz has learned exclusively. "I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, especially with the team ...

  16. Example, Pixie Lott Top U.K. Charts; Doris Day, At 87, Sets Record With Top Ten Debut

    September 12, 2011 9:22 AM EDT London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows" (Data/Ministry of Sound). There was a veteran presence in the album top ten ...

  17. Rising Country Stars Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Shake-Up CMA Nominations

    September 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After a decade toiling away at the microphone without much recognition, Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton are breaking through in a big way. Two of country's leading men nabbed their first Country Music Association Award ...

  18. Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Top 2011 CMA Award Nominations

    September 06, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Topping the list of final nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards announced today are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who each received five nominations. All were nominated for Entertainer of the Year honors along with ...

  19. Emeli Sande Trades Medicine for Music; Lands No. 2 U.K. Single, Twitter Praise From Alicia Keys

    September 01, 2011 10:21 AM EDT Slightly more than two years ago Emeli Sandé was nearing the end of an intensive six-year degree program in medicine at Scotland's Glasgow University, specializing in clinical neuroscience. Now the Scottish-born singer is lighting up the U. ...

  20. Blake Shelton's 'River' Runs To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Blake Shelton is more popular than ever. The country singer-turned-"Voice" coach celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Red River Blue" bows atop the list with 116,000 -- his best sales week yet. While he has ...

  21. Will Blake Shelton Get His First No. 1 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200?

    July 14, 2011 7:57 AM EDT Timing is everything. And this week, country star Blake Shelton picked just the right time to release his new album, "Red River Blue," as its on course to become his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources sugg ...

  22. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  23. Chris Brown Ramps Up 'Team Breezy' For Album Release

    March 14, 2011 3:46 PM EDT Chris Brown will treat fans to a series of secret listening sessions -- as well as an exclusive bonus track and video -- during the week leading up to the March 22 release of his fourth Jive Records album, "F.A.M.E." (Forgiving All My En ...

  24. Web Trends: Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Shakira, John Lennon and more

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 4PM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: There are no music news/videos in this topic at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. Ke$ha - We R Who We R 2. Taylor Swift - Back T ...

  25. Eminem Recovers No. 1 On Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for ...

  26. Eminem Meets Susan Boyle At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" slips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000, marking its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claim ...

  27. Nokia Pulls Plug On Comes With Music

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's highly criticized Comes With Music effort is no longer, at least in name. The service itself remains, but Nokia is ditching the Comes With Music brand and instead is folding the service into its broader Ovi entertainment services and ...

  28. Eminem Aiming For No. 1 Return

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Arcade Fire celebrated its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 past this past week with the arrival of "The Suburbs," it's looking like a familiar face will return to the top slot next week: Eminem. His "Recovery" ...

  29. Arcade Fire And Taylor Swift Sweep In With New No. 1s

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts greet fresh No. 1s this week as Arcade Fire's new album "The Suburbs" bows atop the former list with 156,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Taylor Swift's "M ...

  30. Death Row Court Fight Heads To NY In May

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The battle over Death Row Records continues, with the Mississauga, Ont. firm that bankrolled the acquisition going to court in New York seeking on the grounds that the label's former CEO made “materially false statements.” The latest salvo in ...

  31. Briefs: Faith Evans Signs With E1, Drake To Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Faith Evans has signed on with E1 Television and E1 Music for a new studio album and reality series. E1 Television, in partnership with Faith Evans and Ten2One Entertainment, has developed a new reality series, "It's All About Faith,& ...

  32. The 2010 Grammy Awards Winners

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Of The Year WINNER Use Somebody Kings Of Leon [RCA Records] Halo Beyoncé Track from: I Am... Sasha Fierce [Music World Music / Columbia] I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas [Interscope] Poker Face Lady Gaga [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Ch ...

  33. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Stevie Wonder, Slum Village, Queen Emily

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Stevie Wonder will host the Jonas Brothers, Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson and Mary Mary at his 14th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert. The concert takes place Dec. 12 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Wonder is a Grammy Award nominee i ...

  34. Business Matters: Nokia, Spotify, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to Visible Measures, nine of the ten top Internet videos of 2009 were music videos. The trailer for Twilight Saga: New Moon was the # ...

  35. Jazz Vocalist Chris Connor Dies At 81

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who had numerous hits during a career that spanned more than 50 years, has died. She was 81. Connor, who performed with several big bands and also had an extensive solo career, died of cancer Aug. 29 at C ...

  36. Briefs: Michael Jackson Sales, Jazz Times, Red Mountain

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- How did the estimate for Michael Jackson 's lifetime sales figure go from 200 million albums to 750 million in recent years? "A likely explanation is that a rough tally of individual songs was misinterpreted or misrepresented to refle ...

  37. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, SSS

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Aretha Franklin will play the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in 35 years on June 26. Franklin joins a summer 2009 Bowl performance lineup that includes Raphael Saadiq, Janelle Monae, the Roots, Etta James and Grace Jones. Single tickets for ...

  38. Update: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Up For Three Oscars In Music Categories

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the way in the Oscar music categories, with songs "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" nominated for best achievement in music written for motion pictures (best song) and A.R. Rahman nominated for achieve ...

  39. Hidden Beach Inaugural Project Features Top Artists, Obama Speeches

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hidden Beach Recordings, in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is releasing a commemorative CD/DVD set, "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise." Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hud ...

  40. Burnham, Loog Oldham Confirmed For ITC

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh from delivering a keynote speech at the PPL annual general meeting this week, Britain's culture secretary Andy Burnham has confirmed his participation at this year's In The City music convention. Burnham joins former Rolling Stones ...

  41. In The City Readies 2008 Confab

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's In The City music convention this year anchors its position on the industry calendar, returning with a new program of events which organizers hope will appeal to a broader media community. The annual event, now in its 17th year, wil ...

  42. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  43. Full Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sin ...

  44. Keys Climbs, Mars Is High And Bullet Flies

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alica Keys' "As I Am" skips back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a small gain, pushing last week's chart-topper, the "Juno" soundtrack, to No. 2 ... the Mars Volta and Bullet for My Valentine arrive in the top five ...

  45. Film Director Almodovar Releases Double CD

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has culled 29 songs from his films over the years into a double CD, 'B.S.O. Almodóvar' (EMI Spain). The set includes songs from all Almodóvar's films. "The music in my movies is never backg ...

  46. VC Dollars Grow In Entertainment Space

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Where there are people on the Internet, chances are there will soon be money. Social networking and user-generated content sites, online advertising optimizers, casual video games, and virtual worlds are not only attracting growing numbers of cons ...

  47. Madonna Floors Euro Chart Rivals

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna achieves supremacy on both of Billboard's pan-European sales surveys, debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Confessions On A Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) and starting a second week Madonna achieves supremacy on b ...

  48. Madonna Floors Euro Chart Rivals

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Confessions,' 'Hung Up' top charts in Europe. Madonna achieves supremacy on both of Billboard's pan-European sales surveys, debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Confessions On A Dance Floor" (Warne ...

  49. Robbie Takes 'Care' To Stay At Euro Chart Peak

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with his sixth solo studio set "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis). Of the eight markets in which it debuted at the top last week, "Ca Robbie Williams begins a second ...

  50. Robbie Takes 'Care' To Stay At Euro Chart Peak

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with his sixth solo studio set "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis). Of the eight markets in which it debuted at the top last week, "Ca Robbie Williams begins a second ...

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