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  1. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  2. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

  3. Michael Jackson's Biggest Chart Thrills

    November 30, 2012 10:02 AM EST As fans worldwidehe 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's landmark album "Thriller," Billboard celebrates the late King of Pop's musical legacy. Chart Beat looks back at the astonishing dominance Jackson enjoyed ...

  4. L.A. Reid, Steve Bartels, More Trumpet the Power of Radio at Advertising Week Panel

    October 01, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Heads up to emerging artists: If you want to impress L.A. Reid, think about what your music might sound like on FM airwaves. "The deepest and most sincere feeling I get is when I meet an artist and they have that steel in their eyes and they ...

  5. Killers Top P!nk on UK Album Charts

    September 24, 2012 9:11 AM EDT In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, the Killers' "Battle Born" (Vertigo/Universal) became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing Pink's "The Truth About Love" (RCA ...

  6. Psy Remains at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Linkin Park's 'Echo'-Fueled Jump

    September 07, 2012 4:17 PM EDT Linkin Park's new Facebook-personalized video for "Lost in the Echo" fuels the band's big jump on the Billboard Social 50 chart this week. The act rises 23-16 on the tally, thanks to social interaction caused by the clip. In th ...

  7. Backbeat: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona Rock Pepsi/Billboard's Summer Beats Show Honoring Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

    August 30, 2012 1:49 PM EDT (L-R): Frank Cooper, chief marketing officer of global consumer engagement at PepsiCo, arrives at the Billboard/Pepsi Summer Beats show last night with Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison and Bozoma Saint John, cultural branding marketer a ...

  8. Charts

    August 30, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Songz' First No. 1; Adele Bids Adieu To Top 10 Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer' ...

  9. Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog Moves to Sony/ATV

    August 20, 2012 10:43 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the estate of Michael Jackson, will take over worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog, which has been handled by Warner/Chappell Music Publis ...

  10. Adele's '21' At 24; Alan Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    June 14, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 2 ...

  11. Pepsi Revives Michael Jackson in Marketing Campaign, 1 Billion Cans

    May 04, 2012 6:30 AM EDT PepsiCo Inc. is resurrecting Michael Jackson to try to pump life into its flagship cola, three years after the singer's death and more than a quarter century after the pop icon's landmark sponsorship deal to become the voice of the brand ...

  12. Adele's '21' Passes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on UK's All-Time Best Selling Albums List

    May 03, 2012 2:14 PM EDT (Getty Images) The Official U.K. Charts Company announced today (May 3) that Adele's blockbuster "21" album has surpassed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in total U.K. sales. "21's" to-date U.K. sales now ...

  13. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Action-Packed Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:21 PM EST Katy Perry's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in the chart's top 10. Following her appearance at the 54th Grammy A ...

  14. Katy Perry's New Single, 'Part of Me,' Hits iTunes, Radio Monday

    February 11, 2012 7:27 PM EST Capitol Records has confirmed to Billboard that it will release "Part of Me" Monday (Feb. 13) as the first single from Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" album. The label is releasing the song digitally ...

  15. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  16. Katy Perry Lands 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Mainstream Top 40 (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 6:37 PM EST It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 ...

  17. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 12, 2012 7:30 AM EST After a two-week respite, Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in charge. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest residence at No. ...

  18. Katy Perry Releases B.o.B Remix of "The One,' But Can It Break Michael Jackson's Record?

    December 15, 2011 4:42 PM EST Capitol Records is adding another weapon in its arsenal to help Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The label today (Dec. 15) serviced a remix of the song featuring rapper B.o.B to mainstream ...

  19. Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit

    December 14, 2011 12:11 PM EST Not contented with being honored as the Billboard Hot 100 Artist of the Year , Katy Perry continues to make her mark on the survey. As "The One That Got Away" bounds 9-4, her "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the third in the ...

  20. Rihanna's 'Love' Leads Hot 100; Jay-Z, Kanye West Reach Top 10

    December 07, 2011 1:46 PM EST Rihanna registers a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while Jay-Z and Kanye West say "bonjour" to the top 10 with a 15-8 surge for "Ni**as in Paris." Bruno Mar ...

  21. Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100?

    December 06, 2011 4:24 PM EST Could new sale pricing of Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" help push it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the coming weeks? The track has been discounted to 69 cents in the U.S. iTunes Store -- a little more tha ...

  22. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10

    November 23, 2011 5:05 PM EST Katy Perry squeezes in yet another impressive achievement for which to be thankful this year. Her "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s, as & ...

  23. It's Official: Drake's 'Take Care' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 23, 2011 10:50 AM EST As expected , Drake nets the third-largest sales week of 2011 for an album, as "Take Care" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 631,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While that's a slightly small ...

  24. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Away' Rises on Hot 100, M83's New Album Makes Splashy Debut

    October 27, 2011 4:15 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100; Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, rising 6-2 with "We Found Love"; Drake vaults into the top 1 ...

  25. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  26. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  27. Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

    August 30, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Nig ...

  28. Michael Jackson, King of Pop and Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. WANNA BE STARTIN' ...

  29. Which Hot 100 Record Does Lil Wayne Beat Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles?

    August 24, 2011 7:34 PM EDT Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest previe ...

  30. Can Katy Perry Beat Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record With A Sixth No. 1 Single?

    August 22, 2011 6:42 PM EDT After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Jackson, in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs from one ...

  31. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  32. Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Historic Hot 100 Record

    August 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  33. Katy Perry Sets Sights On Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record With 'Friday' Remix

    August 05, 2011 2:59 PM EDT Katy Perry is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record -- held by Michael Jackson -- thanks to some help from Missy Elliott. Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his ...

  34. Britney Spears Third 'Femme Fatale' Single Hits Hot 100 Top 10; LMFAO Still at No. 1

    August 03, 2011 8:00 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Aug. 4) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10, "I Wanna Go,&q ...

  35. Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record With Fifth No. 1 Single from 'Teenage Dream'

    August 01, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to generate five No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song follows " ...

  36. LMFAO Holds at No. 1, Bad Meets Evil Charges Into Top 10 on Hot 100

    July 27, 2011 4:28 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 28) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while high-profile rap duo Bad Meets Evil charges into the top ...

  37. Michael Jackson: Two Years Since His Death How Much Has He Sold?

    June 25, 2011 12:05 AM EDT While it's been two years since Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, his solo catalog of music continues to post solid numbers in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. From his passing through the week ending June 19, 2011, Jac ...

  38. Katy Perry Breaks Own Digital Sales Record With 'Last Friday Night,' Closing in on Michael Jackson No. 1s Record

    June 24, 2011 3:11 PM EDT To say that Katy Perry has been on a roll lately would be a grand understatement. She was already the only artist to bank four No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart from one album and the only artist with four 4-million-selling downlo ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Michael Jackson's New Album Out Dec. 14

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Michael," the Michael Jackson album comprised of original material recorded by the King of Pop before his death, will be released Dec. 14 on Epic Records in conjunction with his estate, it was announced today (Nov. 4). The first full tr ...

  41. Eminem's 'Recovery' Likely To Last A Third Week At No. 1

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Unless something awfully crazy happens, next week Eminem's "Recovery" will be the first album to notch three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March. That's when Sade's "Soldier of Love" wrapp ...

  42. A Year Later: Michael Jackson's Massive Sales Impact

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After his death, not only did Michael Jackson’s albums sell more units than other recently deceased musicians, but the posthumous fervor for his recorded music catalog was unlike anything seen in recent years. Sales of his four studio albums and t ...

  43. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'FOREVER' MORE Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an "American idol," leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a ...

  44. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  45. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  46. 'This Is It' Tops Billboard 200 With 373,000 First-Week Sales

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson's "This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released tomorrow (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the fifth-best sales w ...

  47. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  48. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  49. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

  50. Michael Jackson Still Reigns In Europe

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the second time in recent weeks, one Michael Jackson compilation succeeds another at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, as "King of Pop" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) resumes its reign at No. 1. Meanwhile, Pitbull ...

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