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  1. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Tops $100 Million, 'Everybody’s Winning'

    August 05, 2014 8:30 AM EDT Jay Z and Beyonce 's On The Run tour wraps in North America with two nights at AT&T Park in San Francisco, both tonight (August 5) and tomorrow night (August 6). The pair's 19 North American shows will gross over $100 million in tick ...

  2. Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run Tour Isn't Struggling

    June 19, 2014 10:12 AM EDT 8 1.712 k 368 0 Despite what you've heard, demand appears high for Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour. Multiple published reports that the upcoming Jay-Z/Beyonce co-headlining stadium tour -- set to begin in Miami on June 25 and wrap in San Fra ...

  3. Jay Z & Solange Video Leaker Fired By Hotel

    May 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT A hotel where someone recorded security video appearing to show Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z inside an elevator said Wednesday it had identified and fired the person. The Standard Hotel said the person had been terminate ...

  4. Jay Z & Solange Elevator Fight: Standard Hotel Investigating Security Breach

    May 12, 2014 4:03 PM EDT The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyonce's sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z. Asked about the video on Monday by The Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement s ...

  5. Jay Z, Beyoncé On the Run With Chase: How The Bank Scored The Summer's Hottest Tour Sponsorship

    May 12, 2014 12:15 PM EDT Inside the bidding war to sponsor the hottest tour of the summer. This article first appeard in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . Jay Z and Beyoncé's On the Run tour is already one of the summer concert ­season's hottest engagem ...

  6. Beyonce, Jay Z Announce On The Run Summer Stadium Tour

    April 28, 2014 8:55 AM EDT The Carters have officially announced their rumored joint tour . Beyonce and Jay Z will head out on a 16-date stadium tour they're calling On The Run, to kickoff in Miami on June 25th and wrap in San Francisco on August 5. The tour is spo ...

  7. Jay Z And Beyonce: The Latest In A Stadium Boom

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT It’s looking like the biggest year in touring since 1994 as power acts double (and triple) up onstage. This article was first published in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . With sources confirming to Billboard that Jay Z and Beyonce wil ...

  8. Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell: Coachella Goes Pop

    April 14, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But tec ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 9:27 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut co ...

  10. 'Voice' Shines on Billboard's Social 50 Chart as Maroon 5 and Prince Royce Gain

    March 06, 2014 3:51 PM EST Prince Royce made significant gains on the Social 50 chart this week, thanks to “La Voz” and the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. He rises 29-14 after winning artist of the year at the awards (Feb. 20) and thanks to steady promotion of his coaching gig o ...

  11. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds To No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:41 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark ...

  12. Morning Fix: The 2014 Billboard Power 100; Terrible Start to 2014 Download Sales; Retailers Predict This Year's GRAMMY Bump; Meet Bieber's Lawyer

    January 24, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 BILLBOARD POWER 100 What is power? At its base, it’s the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so with more verve than the two ...

  13. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:53 PM EST Powered by their smash ballad "Say Something," Pop duo a Great Big World is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's "Is There Anybody Out There?" may sell between 45,000 a ...

  14. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway 'Frozen' Ma ...

  15. Beyonce Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST After a one-week vacation from the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyonce is heading back to No. 1. The diva's self-titled set could sell around 85,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to in ...

  16. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  17. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  18. Beyonce Slammed for Using Challenger Disaster Audio in 'XO' Song

    December 30, 2013 1:59 PM EST "This choice of historic and solemn audio is inappropriate in the extreme," a former NASA employee told ABC News. Former NASA astronauts and their family members are calling Beyonce "insensitive" for using audio from the space ...

  19. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 12:43 PM EST Beyonce is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive week.   S ...

  20. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart With Release of 'Journals'

    December 27, 2013 9:58 AM EST With the release of "Journals" on Monday, Dec. 23, Justin Bieber set the online world on fire and, in turn, returns to the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 to reclaim the throne for the first time in 18 weeks. Justin Bieber Tells Twitter: � ...

  21. Beyonce Most Social Artist of the Week, No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 20, 2013 6:40 PM EST Following the surprise debut of Beyonce's new self-titled album -- which sent social networks and the Twittersphere ablaze with chatter about the diva -- she jumps to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 ranks th ...

  22. Business Matters: How Beyonce's Album Roll-Out Was Less Than Ideal For Radio, Retail

    December 20, 2013 4:25 PM EST Most companies probably wouldn't admit it, but they didn't like being left out of the pre-release promotion for Beyonce's new album, which unexpectedly went on sale exclusively at iTunes last Friday evening. Radio, retail, TV, the ...

  23. 'Beyonce' Already No. 24 Biggest-Selling Album of 2013

    December 18, 2013 4:01 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album is the No. 24 biggest-selling album of 2013 in the U.S. With 617,000 sold through Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Beyonce" is sandwiched between Robin Thicke&# ...

  24. Beyonce Makes Billboard 200 History with Fifth No. 1 Album

    December 17, 2013 8:15 PM EST It's official: Beyonce's new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.   It follows the chart-topping "Dangerously In Love" (200 ...

  25. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever in iTunes Store

    December 16, 2013 2:59 PM EST Bey's Big Surprise Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days How Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Stayed Secret Until the Day of Release, Its First Singles Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album on iTunes Beyonce ...

  26. Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days

    December 16, 2013 1:02 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album has broken the U.S. iTunes Store's record for the largest sales week for an album. According to multiple industry sources, "Beyonce" sold 617,000 downloads throu ...

  27. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  28. Beyonce’s Surprise Release Battling Garth Brooks for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 13, 2013 10:59 AM EST After a stealth Thursday evening (9 p.m PT) release, Beyonce’s self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when that chart’s top 10 is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releas ...

  29. Beyonce Passes $100 Million in Ticket Sales

    November 22, 2013 3:34 PM EST Beyoncé earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $44.9 million in box office grosses from her fall tour through cities in Latin America and Australia, taking the Mrs. Carter Show world tour past the $100 million mark in box office sales since la ...

  30. Why The NFL and Pepsi Booked – But Didn't Pay – Bruno Mars For Super Bowl XLVIII (From the Magazine)

    October 14, 2013 2:20 PM EDT The following excerpt is from Billboard magazine's special Sports & Music Package which examines how music can play a larger role in the nearly $14 billion brands will this year spend on sports. This special section includes "The B ...

  31. Beyonce's Short Haircut Yields Big Social 50 Chart Gain

    August 15, 2013 8:31 PM EDT After a three-week hiatus from the Social 50’s top 10, Beyonce bounds 26-6 all thanks to a simple haircut.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The char ...

  32. Backbeat: Essence Festival Draws Blue Chip Sponsors for Record-Setting 19th Year

    July 08, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Now in its 19th year, the Essence Festival has often described as an event “you just need to see to believe.” The three-day conference and concert festival is massive in scale — it’s attracted more than 400,000 people over three days for years ...

  33. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours, Three Chicago Dates Gross $16.5 Million

    June 07, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Yet again , The Rolling Stones are No. 1 in the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with ticket sales revenue reported from the sole Chicago engagement on the band's 50 & Counting Tour, currently on the road in North America. The Stones played ...

  34. Taylor Swift Confirms Red Tour Will Play Stadiums Down Under

    May 09, 2013 1:54 AM EDT Taylor Swift is big in Australia. So big, she’s poised to become the first solo female artist to undertake a stadium tour in this country since Madonna’s “Girly Show” tour 20 years. Swift’s The Red Tour, dates for which were announced today, wil ...

  35. Beyonce Signs Global Administration Deal With Warner/Chappell Publishing

    February 21, 2013 5:29 PM EST Beyoncé has signed a global publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, Billboard has learned exclusively. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell -- headed by chairman/CEO Cameron Strang -- will administer the 17-time Grammy winner’s future s ...

  36. Beyonce's Super Bowl Halftime Show Draws Estimated 104 Million Viewers

    February 04, 2013 5:31 PM EST The half-hour that included Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most watched segments of the NFL championship on Sunday, hitting an average of about 104 million viewers, Billboard estimates, based on Nielsen data.   Nielsen ...

  37. Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance Boosts Her Album Sales 230% – Destiny's Child's 600%

    February 04, 2013 4:43 PM EST Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show has, predictably, sent sales of her music skyrocketing. The diva headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime festivities in New Orleans last night (Feb. 3), where she performed eight songs and reunited with D ...

  38. Beyonce Rocks Fierce Super Bowl Halftime Show

    February 03, 2013 9:09 PM EST A fierce and clearly possessed Beyonce emerged from a cloud of smoke and lingering suspicion about her live-singing capabilities on Sunday, answering the doubters with an inspired display of hits and multimedia indulgence during her Super Bowl XLV ...

  39. Will Beyonce Beat Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    February 02, 2013 8:00 AM EST At this point, we're wondering whether there was actually more upside to Beyonce's recent national-anthem controversy than downside. Not only did she handle the situation with hater-flattening aplomb , her promise of a live performance ...

  40. Super Bowl Halftime Shows: Who Got the Biggest Sales Bumps?

    February 01, 2013 11:28 AM EST Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance 20 years ago, the halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner superstars. In 2013, the most-watched TV event in the world is a magnet for superstar talent eager t ...

  41. Beyonce: 'I Will Absolutely Be Singing Live' at Super Bowl

    January 31, 2013 4:33 PM EST Three days before her much-anticipated performance during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Beyonce announced that she will be singing live at the halftime show during a press conference held on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 31). Wearing a short, backl ...

  42. Beyonce 'Did Not Sing Live,' Inauguration Official Confirms

    January 24, 2013 6:55 PM EST An inaugural official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem during Monday's Inauguration Day ceremony. "She did not sing live," the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told CNN, adding that t ...

  43. Did Beyonce Lip-Sync at Inauguration? Marines Soften Earlier Bombshell

    January 22, 2013 6:48 PM EST The Marines are backing away from an eye-opening claim that Beyonce "did not actually sing" the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday. On Tuesday, Master Sgt. Kristin DuBois of the U.S. Marine Band told ...

  44. Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor May Get Inauguration Sales Bumps

    January 20, 2013 6:32 PM EST Four years ago, a surprise performance by Beyonce at President Barack Obama's Neighborhood Ball became arguably the most talked-about musical moment of the inauguration festivities. At the Jan. 20, 2009 event -- broadcast on ABC and watched b ...

  45. Justin Timberlake Unveils '20/20 Experience' Album Title in Open Letter

    January 14, 2013 1:24 PM EST Along with releasing his long-awaited comeback single, "Suit & Tie," on Sunday night (Jan. 13), Justin Timberlake unveiled the title of his next full-length in an open letter to fans. 'The 20/20 Experience' will be arriving ...

  46. Katy Perry and Coty Announce Fragrance Partnership, New Perfume 'Almost Finished'

    November 28, 2012 12:51 PM EST Coty Inc. and Katy Perry officially announced today (Nov. 28) plans to produce and distribute Perry's fragrance line, which includes previous scents Purr and Meow. The news of the acquisition was first reported by Billboard in the Oct. 20 iss ...

  47. Mathew Knowles Talks Sync, Deals, and Why Gospel Doesn't Get Its Fair Share

    November 14, 2012 2:22 PM EST Mathew Knowles is best known as manager of Destiny's Child and, of course the father of Beyonce and Solange. Over the past two decades, his Houston-based label and management company Music World Entertainment has overseen the careers of those ...

  48. Hitmaker The-Dream Named Executive VP of A&R at Def Jam

    October 08, 2012 8:30 PM EDT Writer and producer the-Dream (real name: Terius Nash), who has worked with Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Justin Bieber, among other hit artists, has been appointed executive VP of A&R at Def Jam. According to a statement i ...

  49. Ron Howard to Direct Film of Jay-Z's 'Budweiser Made in America' Music Festival

    August 28, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have inked a deal to film Jay-Z's Budweiser Made in America music festival, which runs Sept. 1-2 in Philadelphia. Howard will direct the film, which Grazer will produce alongside Transl ...

  50. Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z Lead BET Award Noms; Samuel L. Jackson Tapped As Host

    May 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a family affair at the upcoming BET Awards: Kanye West has the most nominations with seven, while his mentor, Jay-Z, earned five, and Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, received six. Jay-Z and West collaborated last year on the ...

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