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  1. Britney Spears Confirms 'X Factor' Exit

    January 11, 2013 6:53 PM EST Britney Spears' "X Factor" exit is now official.   Responding to "sourced reports and speculation," the pop star's rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. "Britney did decide, and is in fac ...

  2. HARD Summer Kicks Off; Boys Noize Talks Label, A-Trak Praises Fool's Gold, Danny Brown

    August 05, 2012 11:28 AM EDT Arrabmuzik working the MPC on stage at HARD. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) HARD Summer kicked off on Friday as a sea of neon outfits, hipster sunglasses (proudly worn all night long), tutus, furry boots, and half naked ravers crammed onto the grounds of ...

  3. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  4. Foo Fighters Earn First No. 1 Album

    April 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As forecasted last week, Foo Fighters finally get their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wasting Light" debuts atop the list with 235,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The start is the band's second-largest sales w ...

  5. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Britney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women w ...

  6. Britney Spears Songwriter Defends Pop Star For Not Demanding Co-Writing Credit

    April 06, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Songwriter Heather Bright, who penned tunes for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, is defending the singer after blogs criticized her for having no co-writing credits on the new album. Heather Bright Blog: "I would just like to address one th ...

  7. Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 6:16 PM EDT All eyes are on Britney Spears, as the pop diva is poised to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week with her new album, "Femme Fatale." Her seventh studio effort, released on Tuesday (March 29), is on course to top th ...

  8. Big Hitters React To Mercury Nominations

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Kasabian and Bat for Lashes have both expressed their delight to Billboard.biz at being nominated for the 2009 Barclaycard Music Prize. The acts were among the nominees present at the Hospital club in London today (July 21) for th ...

  9. Eminem's 'Relapse' Tops Billboard 200

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No surprise: Eminem 's "Relapse" brings the rapper back to familiar ground -- the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. With 608,000 sold in its first week, it not only nets the biggest sales week of the year for any album, but the best ...

  10. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  11. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

  12. Britney Album On Target For No. 1 Debut

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "Circus" remains on track to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales data reported to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart through the close of business yesterday (Dec. 4). Unweighted sale ...

  13. Britney's 'Circus' On Track To Top Album Chart

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' sixth studio album, "Circus," is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3). Unweighted first ...

  14. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  15. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  16. Spears Scores Record-Setting Hot 100 Jump

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Another week, another record-breaking jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Britney Spears makes a near-maximum 96-1 rise with "Womanizer," returning to the top of the list for the first time since her debut single "...Baby One Mo ...

  17. Britney Makes December Date For 'Circus'

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off winning three top awards at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has confirmed she will release a new album before year's end. "Circus" is due Dec. 2 via Jive; the first single is "Womanizer,&quo ...

  18. Kenny Lattimore Makes Verve Debut

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Lattimore, best known for his top 10 R&B hit "For You," returns Sept. 9 with his first solo album in seven years. "Timeless" marks Lattimore's debut album under a new pact with Verve Records. Its 11 tracks find t ...

  19. Werde Upped At Billboard

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard executive editor Bill Werde has been named the magazine's new editorial director. He replaces Tamara Conniff, who is leaving to become president of music services for Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group. In his new role, ...

  20. Britney Spending Summer In The Studio

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is "spending her summer in the recording studio" to work on her next album, according to a statement from Jive Records and the artist's manager, Larry Rudolph. Spears is said to be working "with a team of top-not ...

  21. Eagles Land On European Chart Summit

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seven days after being trumped by Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba), the Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) takes control of European Top 100 Albums, moving 2-1 as Spears crashes to No. 8. The Eagles' ...

  22. Britney Spearheads Hot Euro Chart Return

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' comeback album "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba) has lit up the European Top 100 Albums Chart, holding off new sets from the returning Eagles and Eros Ramazzotti to soar to the No. 1 slot. "Blackout" benefits from a ...

  23. Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With their first studio title in nearly 30 years, the Eagles land atop The Billboard 200 with "Long Road Out of Eden," which sold 711,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Eagles Recording Co. album, availa ...

  24. Eagles Fly Ahead Of Britney Spears On Billboard 200

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road out of Eden," the Eagles' first full-length studio album since 1979's "The Long Run," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with a whopping 711,000 -- the second-largest sales week of ...

  25. Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' first new studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out of Eden," takes a short route to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after Billboard revised a significant chart policy today (Nov. 7). In consultation with Nielsen SoundScan, Bi ...

  26. Jive Shoots For Fourth No. 1 In 2007

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barry Weiss and Jive Records are on a roll this year. It looks like Britney Spears "Blackout" album will debut at the top of The Billboard 200 next week, making it the fourth Jive album to hit No. 1 in 2007. Already, R. Kelly's &quo ...

  27. Eagles May Have Week's Best Seller

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If Wal-Mart chooses to report sales of its exclusive Eagles album, the veteran band could surpass Britney Spears next week on Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums, according to Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Spears' "Blackout," h ...

  28. Britney Poised For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears looks to have a clear path to top The Billboard 200. First-day sales from the eight chains that report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building Charts put Spears' Jive/Zomba release "Blackout" at 124,000 on the report rel ...

  29. Zomba Sues Blogger Over Britney Leaks

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Zomba sued PerezHilton.com for copyright infringement on Thursday, saying the gossip Web site illegally posted recordings by pop singer Britney Spears. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Thursday, accused the Web site and its pr ...

  30. 'More' Scores For Britney On Digital, Hot 100 Charts

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of another trying week in Britney Spears' personal life, she receives some positive professional news as "Gimme More" opens at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs with 179,000 downloads and soars 68-3 on the B ...

  31. Calm Before the Storm as 'HSM2' Marks Fourth Week at No. 1

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's not a whole lot happening on The Billboard 200 this week as a light Sept. 4 release schedule yields only one debut in the top 40: Chiodos' "Bone Palace Ballet" at No. 5 ... "High School Musical 2" spends its f ...

  32. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  33. Judge Dismisses Spears' Libel Suit Vs. Us Weekly

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A California judge has dismissed a libel suit brought by Britney Spears accusing Us Weekly magazine of fabricating a story about a sexually explicit video the pop star and her husband made together. A California judge has dismissed a libel suit br ...

  34. Britney Spears Sues Insurance Companies

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is suing eight insurance companies that rejected a $9.8 million claim she filed after injuring her knee during a video shoot last summer. Spears later had to cancel her 2004 summer tour NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears is suing eight ...

  35. Britney Spears Sues Insurance Companies

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer seeks payment after tour was nixed. NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears is suing eight insurance companies that rejected a $9.8 million claim she filed after injuring her knee during a video shoot last summer. Spears later had to cancel her 200 ...

  36. Britney, Rudolph Sever Ties

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nine years together, Britney Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have terminated their business relationship by mutual consent. After nine years together, Britney Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have terminated their business relat ...

  37. Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Sweat,' 'Suit' take top two spots. With two simultaneously released albums, rap star Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. "Suit" is No. 1 wi ...

  38. Nelly Rules Album Chart With Double-Shot

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two simultaneously released albums, rap star Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. "Suit" is No. 1 with 396,000 copies sold i With two simultaneously release ...

  39. China Places Conditions on Britney Tour

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China to Britney: Come perform but leave the revealing outfits at home. Britney Spears' first China tour has been approved by the Culture Ministry, but they want to know what she's wearing before she China to Britney: Come perform but le ...

  40. On The Road

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV has rolled out its first global tour sponsorship in the MTV Presents Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour 2004, which begins March 2 at the San Diego Sports Arena. MTV has rolled out its first global tour sponsorship in the MTV Presents Britney Spea ...

  41. MTV, Britney Link For Network's First Global Tour Deal

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV is embarking on its first global tour sponsorship, for the spring outing by Britney Spears, Billboard.biz has learned. The MTV Presents Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour 2004 begins March 2 at the Sa MTV is embarking on its first global tour spon ...

  42. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears ...