Britney Spears

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. Britney Spears Is a Social (50) Climber; Rebecca Black, Less So

    April 14, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Britney Spears continues her upward climb on the Social 50 chart as she rises 10-7 -- a new high for the pop diva. Chalk up her leap to a whopping 136% growth in week-over-week Vevo plays thanks to the premiere of her new video "Till the Worl ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. MTV's Dermot McCormack Talks O Music Awards

    April 05, 2011 1:03 PM EDT MTV today revealed the full list of categories and nominees for its inaugural O Music Awards , a Web-based awards show dedicated to all things digital that will take place April 28. Nominees -- selected by MTV's internal committee following d ...

  12. Nicki Minaj In Discussions to Join Britney Spears Tour

    April 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Femme Fatales: Will Nicki Minaj (right) open for Britney Spears? (Photo: Getty Images) Sources say that Nicki Minaj is in discussions -- but not confirmed -- to support Britney Spears on the latter's upcoming tour after Enrique Iglesias abrup ...

  13. Britney Spears Now Wants to Tour With Usher

    March 31, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher's really great right now," she tells MTV News . "I think he's really hot right now. That would ...

  14. Britney Spears Sued For $10M Over Fragrance Deal

    March 30, 2011 10:28 PM EDT A brand marketing company that brokered a deal for Britney Spears' fragrance line sued the singer and her father Wednesday, claiming the pair secured a new deal that stinks to the tune of more than $10 million. Brand Sense Partners LLC's ...

  15. Enrique Iglesias-Britney Spears Tour Still Possible, Source Says

    March 29, 2011 4:11 PM EDT Even though Enrique Iglesias pulled out of Britney Spears' tour just hours after it was announced this morning, sources tell Billboard.biz that negotiations are under way that could result in a Spears/Iglesias tour taking place this summer, a ...

  16. Britney Spears To Tour With Enrique Iglesias This Summer

    March 29, 2011 6:55 AM EDT Britney Spears will announce on ABC's "Good Morning America" today that she will tour North America with Enrique Iglesias, Billboard.biz has learned. Today is the official release date of Spears' seventh studio album, "Fem ...

  17. Web Trends: Ellen Reveals Britney's New Songs, Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper (Watch)

    March 24, 2011 4:59 PM EDT The Blitzen Trapper Massacre from Brian Adrian Koch on Vimeo . Video: Rainn Wilson Murders Blitzen Trapper Video: Ellen Reveals Britney Spears' New Songs Google Trends: There are no new music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Vide ...

  18. Britney Spears' 'World' Spins Onto Hot 100

    March 10, 2011 1:00 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: -- Britney Spears: Although she snaps a string of two consecutive No. 1 debuts ("3" and "Hold It Against Me"), an honor only she and Carey have earned, Spears logs the fifth-highest debut of her 25 Hot 10 ...

  19. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me': Do The Bellamy Brothers Have An Infringement Case?

    March 04, 2011 5:53 PM EST The Bellamy Brothers appear to be facing an uphill battle in their infringement claim against the songwriters of Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me," according to copyright experts. The Bellamys turned to press outlets in January t ...

  20. Britney Spears' 'Till the World Ends' Leaks Online: Listen

    March 03, 2011 10:07 PM EST Britney Spears has been posting 20-second previews of new songs over the past two weeks, but the latest preview of seventh full-length "Femme Fatale" has leaked in its entirety. "Till the World Ends" hit the web this afternoon ...

  21. Will.i.am Leaks/Promotes Britney Spears' 'Big Fat Bass'

    February 28, 2011 12:10 AM EST Whose got the mic? Will.i.am leaks and promotes "The Big Fat Bass" his collaboration with Britney W ill.i.am has leaked a snippet of another track from Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" album, "The Big Fat Bass," on ...

  22. Katy Perry's Twitter Tirade About Product Placement: An Executive Weighs In

    February 25, 2011 5:17 PM EST A visual interpretion of Katy Perry's message to product-placement haters (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images) Even though product placement has become standard in music videos, Katy Perry recently felt the need to take to Twitter to defend it. ...

  23. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Video: A Product Placement Roundup

    February 18, 2011 2:26 PM EST It's not quite the spot-the-product-placement game that Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" video was, but if you watch the new video for Britney Spears' "Hold it Against Me" and you'll definitely spot more ...

  24. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On Track To Become 1000th No. 1 Single In Billboard Hot 100 History

    February 14, 2011 1:56 PM EST After its first three days of availability, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" rockets to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. And thanks to exceptionally strong opening digital sales estimates ...

  25. Britney Spears' New Album Due March 15

    January 28, 2011 6:22 PM EST Britney Spears' new album is slated for a Mar. 15 release, according to a leaked one-sheet created by her label Jive Records that outlines the marketing campaign for the set. Jive confirmed to MTV News that the date listed on the sheet is acc ...

  26. The Muscle Behind Decemberists' No. 1? NPR And Amazon

    January 27, 2011 11:44 AM EST Decemberists Top The 200 With Help From NPR & Amazon.com (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Billboard 200: -- The Decemberists: As previously noted , the band's new album "The King Is Dead" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with their fir ...

  27. Britney Spears & Madonna: Social (50 Chart) Climbers; DMB & Boyce Avenue Have Top Debuts

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST While Justin Bieber continues to hold down the fort at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart , Britney Spears makes the largest positional leap up the tally, flying 21 spots to No. 22. No doubt the excitement stirred by last week's release of Spears&# ...

  28. Chart Moves: Britney Spears, Cage the Elephant, Kanye West, Avril Lavigne, Trent Reznor's 'The Social Network' Score

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Cage the Elephant: As the alternative band's second album, "Thank You Happy Birthday," starts with 39,000 at No. 2 according to Nielsen SoundScan , their first self-titled set motors 171-59 with Pacesetter hono ...

  29. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is now the second artist in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as "Hold It Against Me" blasts in at the summit this week. Spears debuted at the top with "3" the week of ...

  30. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 In SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look any more different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide as the No. 1-debuting set-from a rather unlikely band-sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  31. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Has Record-Setting Debut on Pop Songs Chart

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album storms the survey ...

  32. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Rockets Onto Radio

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST After just two days, Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" already ranks as the No. 17 most-played track at pop radio, according to Nielsen BDS. The first single from Spears' forthcoming ninth album ranks at No. 17 in plays -- a ...

  33. Britney Spears, Kanye West Roll-Out New Album News on Twitter, Rather than Traditional PR

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST What does a music publicity campaign look like in this day and age? A series of 140-character clues that trickle out slowly on Twitter, oftentimes without any involvement from the artist's press representative or manager. From album release d ...

  34. Britney Spears Out of the Gates In 2011, New Single 'Hold It Against Me' Premieres Jan. 7

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears fans may still have a few months of anxious waiting before her seventh full-length's March release, but the pop star is reportedly dropping her first piece of new music in a little over a week. "Hold It Against Me," a ...

  35. Beyonce With $87 Million Dollars Is Highest Ranked Musician On Forbes Moneymakers List

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus may have commanded more headlines in 2010, but none of them banked as much money as Beyoncé over the past year, according to Forbes' list of Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010 . The R&B/p ...

  36. Britney Spears to Get 'Fame' Comic Book

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to have her life turned into a bio-comic. Bluewater Productions -- the company behind the Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and "Glee" comic books -- has announced that it will release "Fa ...

  37. Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the name Johnny Wright has been synonymous with one thing, it's screaming girls. The Orlando-based music manager has played a key role in the careers of Britney Spears, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake (and previously 'NSync), Backst ...

  38. 'Glee' Cast Breaks Beatles' Hot 100 Record

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With six debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Oct. 16, to be released Thursday (Oct. 7), the cast of Fox's "Glee" will pass the Beatles for most appearances among non-solo acts in the chart's 52-year history. The "Glee& ...

  39. Spears' Ex Disputes Abuse Claims

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer's security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday (Sept ...

  40. Gaga Takes Britney's Twitter Crown

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga has overtaken Britney Spears on Twitter. Gaga had more than 5,746,000 followers today (Aug. 23) compared to 5,706,000 for Britney Spears. Spears was the No. 1 celebrity on Twitter for three months after taking the top spot from Ashton Ku ...

  41. Britney Spears To Appear On 'Glee'

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears is set to play a cameo role in an episode of TV musical comedy "Glee" that will be devoted to the pop star's music, the show's creator Ryan Murphy said on Tuesday. But the episode in the upcoming second season of ...

  42. Rihanna Ties For Most Pop Songs No. 1s

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 lift on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart for Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," the song's featured artist Rihanna ties the mark for most No. 1s in the Nielsen BDS-based survey's 18-year history. Rihanna joins Ma ...

  43. Eminem To Enter Hot 100 At No. 1

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem will join a very elite club tomorrow when the new Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is unveiled. The hip-hop king's new single, "Not Afraid," will be just the 16th to debut at No. 1 on the nearly 52-year old chart. Released dig ...

  44. Britney Spears 'Upset' Over Australian Tour Complaints

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has done it again, hitting the headlines during her first Australian tour over a row about lip-synching and a lacklustre performance that her tour promoter said had left her "extremely upset." Australian media reported tha ...

  45. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Lands At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City, moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list. The track earns the Digital Gainer honor, moving 2-1 on Digital Songs with 196,000 downloads (up 26 ...

  46. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  47. Britney Spears, Justin Bieber Score Top Hot 100 Debuts

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A s reported yesterday, Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her new single, "3," begins its chart life at the top. The track's arrival is fueled by 255,000 first ...

  48. '3' To 1: Britney Beats Odds To Debut Atop Hot 100

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as "3" opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way ...

  49. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  50. Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Britney Dominate MTV VMA Noms

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Tuesday each earned nine nominations for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, while Britney Spears continued her musical comeback with seven nods. All three will compete for the honor of vi ...

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