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  1. Exclusive: Gee Roberson Forms New Label, Blueprint, Through Interscope Geffen A&M

    December 21, 2012 8:41 AM EST Geffen Records chairman Gee Roberson will transition to create and own a full service record company called Blueprint to be distributed by Interscope Geffen A&M, it was announced today by Interscope Geffen A&M chairman/CEO Jimmy Iovine and ...

  2. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  3. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench Win Big at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 18, 2012 6:04 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen may be the new Sheepdogs -- the Canadian artist on the lips of everyone this year. The newly crowned U.S. chart-topper who signed with Scooter Braun's School Boy Records after Justin Bieber heard "Call Me Maybe" dur ...

  5. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Hunger Games' Debut, Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Stumbles

    December 29, 2011 4:50 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, LMFAO brings "Sexy and I Know It" to the Hot 100's summit after a seven-week wait at No. 2. Who else struts their stuff on this week's chart? -- Justin Bieber: "Mistletoe" ...

  6. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  7. JLS, Tinie Tempah Win 2 Each At MOBO Awards

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban stars JLS and Tinie Tempah were the major winners at the 2010 MOBO Awards, walking away with two prizes each. Boy band JLS, who were runners up in the 2008 series of Simon Cowell's music talent show "The X Factor," won be ...

  8. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 1 ...

  9. Beyonce, JLS, N-Dubz Win Two MOBO Awards Each

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British bands JLS and N-Dubz shared the limelight with U.S. star Beyonce after all three acts won two MOBO awards each. The ceremony celebrates black, urban music. Two of Michael Jackson's siblings also appeared at the MOBO (Music Of Black Or ...

  10. Sound Box Studios Opens In San Antonio

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT th Floor Studios, producers of multiple television music shows including “Billboard Latino,” have opened a state-of-the-art audio recording and post-production studio in San Antonio, Tex. The Sound Box Studios is a partnership between 13th Floor ...

  11. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier th ...

  12. Black Eyed Peas Score First No. 1 Album

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas go "Boom Boom Pow!" on the Billboard 200 chart, netting its first No. 1 album as "The E.N.D." bows atop the list with 304,000 ... Aventura scores a record high week with its new set "The Last," sta ...

  13. Hustle And Flo

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In February, Flo Rida broke the record for the most digital song downloads in a week when "Right Round," the lead single from his second album, "R.O.O.T.S.," sold 636,000 copies in its first week, according to Niesen SoundScan. ...

  14. Flo Rida Topples Single-Week Download Mark

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida breaks his own record for most weekly digital song downloads as "Right Round" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart with 636,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total smashes the mark he set with ...

  15. Latin Lockdown Tour To Roll Out In January

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin urban artists Lil Rob, MC Magic, Down ("Lean Like a Cholo"), Brown Boy, Kid Frost, Lighter Shade of Brown, La La and Lil Uno are scheduled to kick off the Latin Lockdown tour Jan. 17. The concert at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, ...

  16. 'X Factor' Winner Favorite For U.K. No. 1

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, who won TV music talent contest "The X Factor" at the weekend, looks set to secure the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with her cover of "Hallelujah" (Syco). The song, originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, was ...

  17. Heavy Hitters Grace Negro League Benefit CD

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By combining music, social consciousness and philanthropy, Stadium Entertainment wants to shepherd a new business model designed to also capture and engage music consumers. The first project under its banner is the compilation CD "True to the ...

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Rahsaan Patterson, Take 6

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Singer/songwriter Rahsaan Patterson has recorded his first holiday CD. “The Ultimate Gift,” due Aug. 26 via Artistry Music, features such holiday standards as “Little Drummer Boy” as well as six original songs. The latter includes “Christmas at ...

  19. Soulja Boy To Create Sneakers, Clothes For Yums

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company. Interscope, the teen rapper's label, will lend a hand with marketing to raise awareness for the collaboration, according to a la ...

  20. Leona Lewis Makes Big Splash Atop Billboard 200

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British import Leona Lewis' "Spirit" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week, making her the first U.K. solo artist to start at No. 1 with their debut effort. The Syco/J album moved 205,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Sou ...

  21. George Strait Goes Straight in at No. 1

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country icon George Strait claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and whopping 22nd chart-topper on Top Country Albums as "Troubadour" bows in the penthouse on both lists ... R.E.M. earns its best debut -- and highest chartin ...

  22. Bad Boy, Mariah And Madonna: What A Week!

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy act Day26 replaces labelmate Danity Kane atop the Billboard 200, marking the first time Diddy's label has scored back-to-back No. 1 albums ... Panic at the Disco's new set, "Pretty. Odd.," settles for the runner-up slot ...

  23. Danity Kane Captures Second No. 1 Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV favorite Danity Kane scores its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its sophomore set enters with 236,000. It's the second-biggest sales week of the year and the best sales week for a female group since 2006 ... The Easter bunny� ...

  24. Hair-Metal Mania Strikes Again At Rocklahoma

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST This year's second annual Rocklahoma will feature performances from Warrant (featuring Jani Lane), Bret Michaels, LA Guns (featuring Tracii Guns), Enuff Z Nuff, Cinderella, Night Ranger and Tesla, among many others. The '80s hair metal-t ...

  25. Bicknell Splits With WMA

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ed Bicknell, head of international music for the William Morris Agency, has announced that he is leaving the company to return to "civilian life." WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight says in a prepared statement that Bicknell di ...

  26. Pierre Named President Of Bad Boy

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Harve Pierre, former executive VP/GM/VP of A&R of Bad Boy Records, has been named president of the label. Pierre, who joined Bad Boy upon its inception in 1993 as an intern, will now oversee the finance, creative, promotional, marketing, A& ...

  27. Cheri Dennis Falls In 'Love' Again

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Following its online release via iTunes late last year, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' oft-delayed debut album, "In and Out of Love," will finally hit stores on Feb. 26. The follow-up single to last year's "I Love You," ...

  28. Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amid a heavy week of new releases, Rascal Flatts scores its third straight No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Lyric Street set "Still Feels Good." The set sold 547,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the lar ...

  29. Three Weeks at No. 1 for 'High School Musical 2'

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "High School Musical 2" makes it three for three at the top of The Billboard 200 as it extends its stay in the penthouse ... an eclectic group of debuts grace the top 10 this week, including a career-high No. 2 placing for Casting Crowns ...

  30. 'High School' Still In Session at No. 1

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The kids of "High School Musical 2" stay put at No. 1 for a second week with a relatively minor drop in sales while rapper Talib Kweli arrives at a career-high No. 2 ... Producer Swizz Beatz enters at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Alb ...

  31. 'Musical' To The Tune Of 615,000

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical 2" makes a grand entrance at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 615,000 units, the year's second-largest sales week. It's also the best debut for a soundtrack since 2002 ...

  32. Top Five Says Hello to UGK, Plies and Jonas Brothers

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rap duo UGK (Pimp C and Bun B) storm the top of The Billboard 200 as the act scores its first No. 1 album. The "Underground Kingz" sold 160,000 last week -- the best sales week ever for either the group or its individual members ... New ...

  33. Brit Fests Cancel After Rain, Floods

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Recent torrential flooding and storms throughout the United Kingdom have sunk a set of live music events, including the LodeStar, Ashton Court and Fflam festivals. Cambridge-based LodeStar, described as the "newest indie rock festival," ...

  34. Prince Plants 'Planet' at No. 3; Cyrus Family Rules

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Prince's "Planet Earth" debuts at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 as the "Now 25" album holds at No. 1 and the "Hairspray" soundtrack moves up to No. 2 ... Billy Ray Cyrus returns to the top 20 of The Billboard 200 fo ...

  35. Even Dozen: 12th No. 1 for 'Now'

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Now" is not the time to be surprised that the "Now 25" collection debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After all, it's the 12th No. 1 in the series ... Thanks to a hefty opening weekend, the soundtrack to the new movie m ...

  36. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  37. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991. Th ...

  38. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Pharoahe Monch Preps New Release Through SRC

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Album due later this year. Indie rapper Pharoahe Monch is set to release his sophomore album, “Desire,” through a new deal with the Universal-distributed label, Street Records Corporation (SRC). Due later this year, the album features Justin Timbe ...

  41. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  42. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  43. 'Jools Holland' Finds U.S. Home

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BBC live-music showcase "Later With Jools Holland" finally has a regular home in the United States, via Rave HD, a music channel available through high-definition satellite provider <A HREF="http: The BBC live-music showcase ...

  44. Top Acts Line Up For Cardiff Tsunami Benefit

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are among the acts confirmed to perform at a tsunami relief concert to be held Jan. 22 at the Millennium Stadium in Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Ma ...

  45. Top Acts Line Up For Cardiff Tsunami Benefit

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Manic Street Preachers and Jools Holland are among the acts confirmed to perform at a tsunami relief concert to be held Jan. 22 at the Millennium Stadium in Eric Clapton, Badly Drawn Boy, Embrace, the Ma ...

  46. 'Anastacia' Climbs Back To Euro Chart Summit

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A familiar title returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Anastacia's eponymous third album climbs back 2-1. It's the Epic set's fourth nonconsecutive turn at the summit, for a total of 13 week A familiar title returns to No. ...

  47. 'Anastacia' Climbs Back To Euro Chart Summit

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A familiar title returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Anastacia's eponymous third album climbs back 2-1. It's the Epic set's fourth nonconsecutive turn at the summit, for a total of 13 week A familiar title returns to No. ...

  48. B.I.G.'s 'Ready To Die' Gets Expanded

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," the landmark debut album from late rapper Notorious B.I.G. Bad Boy will on July 13 release an expanded, remastered edition of "Ready To Die," th ...