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  1. Billboard Power 100: Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg

    January 26, 2012 9:08 PM EST No. 83 Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg Songwriter/Producer Pop's Platinum Pen... Max Martin either wrote or co-wrote so many '90s teen pop hits, you could make mixtapes exclusively from them: from his December 1995 Billboard ...

  2. Johnny Wright Teams With Yobi.tv For Unscripted Online Singing Competition

    January 18, 2012 12:00 PM EST Johnny Wright, the music manager who has helped shape the careers of pop icons Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers, will be teaming up with talent competition web site Yobi.tv to create a non-scripted singing competition, to b ...

  3. Morning Heds: Grammy Cuts, The End of the Blues, Kanye's G.O.O.D. Album

    December 29, 2011 8:25 AM EST Adele's '21' Aiming for 14th Week at No. 1, LMFAO Headed For First Top 10 Album Billboard.biz Adele's "21," the top selling release of 2011, is poised to make yet another return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week ...

  4. Web Trends: Listen To A New Lana Del Rey Song

    December 02, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 14. lady gaga marry the night video : Lady Gaga dropped her "Marry The Night" video 12. x factor results : People want to know the results of the X-Factor's elimination show Twitter Music Trends: #BestAlbumEver : Peop ...

  5. Exclusive: See One-of-a-Kind Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll (Photo)

    December 02, 2011 12:01 PM EST Nicki'z Barbz: Mattel's one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll available (for now anyway...) exclusively for a charity auction to benefit Project Angel Food. (Photo: Courtesty of Mattel) Nicki Minaj and her loyal legions of fans have been ...

  6. Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll, Made by Mattel, to Be Auctioned for Charity

    December 02, 2011 6:00 AM EST Billboard's "Rising Star" award http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/genre ...

  7. DJ Pauly D Signs to 50 Cent's G-Note

    December 01, 2011 9:40 PM EST He's talked about it, but now Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cent's music group. The "Jersey Shore" star officially signed to the rapper's G-Note label Thursday. The label focuses on dance and pop music - a good fit ...

  8. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga's 'Marry' Moves Up, Michael Jackson Misses With 'Immortal', Divas Duke It Out

    December 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the Ameri ...

  9. Billboard Touring Conference Gets Underway With Panels on Social Media, Tour and Production Management

    November 09, 2011 7:05 PM EST Pinky Gonzales, SVP, West Coast Operations, BubbleUp Ltd.(standing). Sitting Left to Right:Jeff White, VP of Business Development, ShowClix.Kip Levin, EVP/eCommerce, Ticketmaster. Nathan Hoy, VP of Music, ReverbNation. Ian Hogarth, Co-Founder, CEO ...

  10. Billboard's 2011 Touring Conference and Awards Kicks Off

    November 09, 2011 5:07 PM EST Bill Werde, Editorial Director, Billboard. The 2011 Billboard Touring Conference kicked off its first morning with a pair of panels that brought together executives, touring managers and producers to talk about some of the current key issues facin ...

  11. Exclusive: MTV's Bruce Gillmer on Executive-Producing the EMAs, Host Selena Gomez and Getting 62 Million Votes

    November 04, 2011 5:45 PM EDT Bruce Gillmer, MTV European Music Awards Executive Producer, says this weekend's program is the "crowning jewel" of MTV's international events. Bruce Gillmer, the executive producer of this year's 18th annual MTV European ...

  12. Bjork, Adam Lambert, Marilyn Manson's Butt Win Big at MTV's O Music Awards

    November 01, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Wackadoos: The Flaming Lips covered The Beatles' classic "Revolution" at MTV's O Music Awards 2 in a tribute to late-Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Frontman Wayne Coyne was clad in tin foil and various band members played iPads. ...

  13. Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kanye West Featured in New 'Music Icons' Pepsi Ad (Watch)

    September 22, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Last night during the "X Factor" premiere, Pepsi unveiled a television spot titled "Music Icons," celebrating Pepsi's music history, featuring Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Ray Charles and Mariah Carey. The ...

  14. Britney Spears Sets Mark for Longest Span of No. 1s on Billboard Mainstream Top 40

    September 12, 2011 5:07 PM EDT In a format known for its rapid-fire turnover and constant search for the big thing, Britney Spears' sustained success at mainstream top 40 radio has reached new heights. Spears claims the mark for the longest span of No. 1s on Billboard' ...

  15. MTV VMAs: Thirteen Things You Did Not See on Television

    August 29, 2011 12:39 AM EDT Stay Classy: Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator who looked like he was about to cry while holding his MTV Moonman dissed Bruno Mars' music and called everyone in the press room "assholes." (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images) A bak ...

  16. MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry, Pregnant Beyonce Steal Show

    August 28, 2011 11:53 PM EDT The JayBey Spawn: Beyonce stole the 2011 VMAs announcing her pregnancy on the red carpet (above) and later striking a similar pose post-VMA performance (Getty Images) The MTV Video Music Awards returned to L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Sunday (Aug. 28 ...

  17. Backbeat: No I.D. Talks New VP Role at Def Jam; The-Dream Talks Britney @ ASCAP Pre-VMAs Party

    August 28, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Moving On Up: Producer No I.D. annouce he is now an executive VP of Def Jam at the ASCAP's Pre-VMAs bowling mixer at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. (Photo: Brian Dowling) The night was all about celebrating songwriters nominated for MTV Video Mus ...

  18. Beyond Jay-Z and Kanye West, Luke Bryan Has No. 2 Album; Maroon 5 Gets First No. 1 Digital Single

    August 17, 2011 8:48 AM EDT While all eyes were trained on the No. 1-arrival of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" on the Billboard 200 , there is actually other news on both the Billboard 200 and the Digital Songs charts this week. At No. 2 on the Bill ...

  19. Britney Spears MTV VMAs Tribute Confirmed; Amy Winehouse Homage In Works

    August 15, 2011 4:28 PM EDT A tribute to Britney Spears will be a part of this year's MTV Video Music Awards and the show's producers are discussing a way to salute Amy Winehouse as well. "Britney will be at the show and we'll be paying tribute to her,&qu ...

  20. Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass': The Biggest Single by Female Rapper in Nearly a Decade

    August 10, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" is boomin'. With its No. 3 ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the Young Money/Cash Money single is the highest-charting Hot 100 rap hit by a solo female (without the aid of a featured artist) sin ...

  21. Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group's Future

    August 10, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With the appointment of veteran A&R executive Peter Edge as CEO of RCA Music Group , Sony Music Entertainment's leadership team under new chairman/CEO Doug Morris is coming into greater focus. Edge, who was previously president of A&R ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Britney Spears Adds South America Tour Dates

    July 25, 2011 8:30 PM EDT Britney Spears' Facebook page proclaimed the promise of big news Monday at 6pm EST. And, fans of the singer, who is currently on her Femme Fatale tour weren't disappointed. Spears, who appeared in a Ustream video along with two of her ba ...

  25. Britney Spears Earns Third Top 20 Single From 'Femme Fatale': Chart Moves

    July 14, 2011 3:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : As previously reported, LMFAO logs its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne and OneRepublic work their way up the top 10. Other no ...

  26. Beyonce's Scores Fourth No. 1 On Billboard 200 With '4'

    July 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , Beyonce's fourth solo studio album, "4," bounds in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 310,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the diva's fourth solo No. 1 and fourth studio set to top the lis ...

  27. Jane Scott, Legendary Cleveland Rock Critic, Dead at 92

    July 05, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Jane Scott, a rock music critic who followed everyone from the Beatles to Britney Spears during a long career that continued into her 80s, has died. She was 92. The Plain Dealer, where Scott worked for a half-century, reported that a niece, Linda ...

  28. Cassie Petrey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cassie Petrey CEO, Crowd Surf Back during Backstreet Boys' original pop reign in the '90s, Cassie Petrey showed her super-fandom by starting a 10,000-subscriber fanzine and following the act to far-off locales like Norway. But as she pre ...

  29. Britney Spears Snares 21st Top 40 Hot 100 Single; Florence & the Machine Bounces Up Billboard 200: Chart Moves

    June 30, 2011 12:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is deep-sixed on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1, as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, ...

  30. Editor's Note: Why Billboard Isn't Revising Chart Policies for Lady Gaga's Amazon Deal

    May 26, 2011 7:05 PM EDT Ice-T's rage is nothing compared to the fury of Britney Spears fans questioning Billboard's chart policies ... Ah, remember the old days? Back when the Billboard 200 albums chart was as simple as adding up the receipts for thousands of d ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 2011 Billboard Music Awards: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    May 23, 2011 12:24 PM EDT If you were one of the millions watching the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, you witnessed a star-studded night full surprise performances (Britney Spears!) emotional tributes ( Beyonce and Neil Diamond ), A-list collaborations (Mary J. Blige with Li ...

  33. Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Many More Light Up 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 23, 2011 12:40 AM EDT From Britney Spears delivering a pair of unexpected performances, to pop stars like Justin Bieber and Rihanna taking home trophies, to Beyonce receiving the Billboard Millennium Award after a show-stopping number, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards w ...

  34. Britney Spears Joins Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Performances at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:45 PM EDT B ritney Spears and Rihanna kicked off the Billboard Music Awards in head-turning fashion Sunday night (May 22), with a racy live performance of their "S&M" remix complete with bejeweled handcuffs, pole dancing and a playful pillow f ...

  35. 5 Things to Watch at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2011 7:24 PM EDT The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show is co-executive-produced by Richard Beckman, CEO of Prometheus Global Media (parent company of Billboard), and Don Misch ...

  36. Chart Moves: Adele, Beastie Boys, Lady Antebellum, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire

    May 12, 2011 11:47 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: The singer/songwriter ascends to her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rolling in the Deep" rises 2-1. The song concurrently reaches the summit on Hot Digital Songs (2-1), despite a 2% decline to ...

  37. Britney Spears Could Be Forced To Have Psychiatric Examination in Ex-Manager's Lawsuit

    May 12, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Spears' ex-manager, Sam Lutfi, is pursuing legal claims against the singer's mother, Lynne Spears, and wants Britney to give a deposition. Britney's parents, though, are resisting, saying that Britney is mentally incapable of testif ...

  38. Pharrell Williams Named Creative Director of Karmaloop TV Network

    May 10, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is expanding his focus to include a new TV network aimed at the online generation. Karmaloop TV said Monday that Williams has been named creative director for the network scheduled to launch later this year. Karma ...

  39. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Javier Colon, Adele, Carole King

    May 05, 2011 12:40 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry, Adele: Perry's "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, having sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, e ...

  40. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  41. 'Glee's' Warblers Album Flies High on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "Glee Presents the Warblers," the latest entry from the the Fox TV series' line of soundtrack albums, flies in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, debuting with 86,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Warblers" -- a showcase fo ...

  42. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Lady Antebellum

    April 21, 2011 6:30 PM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Rihanna: As previously reported , "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  43. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  44. Rihanna's 'S&M' Tops Billboard Hot 100, Breaks Two Chart Records; Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Debuts

    April 20, 2011 12:19 PM EDT Rihanna's "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (April 21) on Billboard.biz, granting the singer her 10th No. 1 on the survey and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. Having first reigned ato ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Chart Moves: Rihanna & Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, 'Tron,' ACM Awards

    April 14, 2011 9:14 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tacking on the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award as it has in its prior two frames at the summit. The fo ...

  47. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  48. It's Official: Nicki Minaj Joins Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' Tour

    April 12, 2011 10:39 AM EDT Femme Fatales: Nicki Minaj is the special guest on Britney Spears' summer tour (Photo: Getty Images) After several days of rumors and being "in talks," Nicki Minaj today was officially confirmed as the special guest on Britney Spear ...

  49. Nicki Minaj Confirms Talks To Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 08, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Nicki Minaj confirmed that she is in talks to join Britney Spears' forthcoming tour, as reported in Billboard.biz last week. MTV News spoke with Minaj befo ...

  50. Rebecca Black's Buzz Cools, Justice Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    April 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Rebecca Black's social buzz -- as measured on the Social 50 chart -- continues to erode as the singer slips 12-22 on this week's tally. The famed "Friday" singer entered the list at a record high of No. 9 three weeks ago, but h ...

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