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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 fact ...

  2. A Britney Spears Exit From 'X Factor': How Much Would It Hurt?

    December 27, 2012 11:09 PM EST Two weeks after Antonio "L.A." Reid confirmed that the second season of the U.S. version of "The X Factor" would be his last on the judges panel, rumors of Britney Spears' exit from the show spread on Thursday (Dec. 27), f ...

  3. Report: Simon Cowell Wants Britney Spears Out of 'X Factor'

    December 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST The departures may be continuing for Simon Cowell's reality singing show "The X Factor," with Us Weekly reporting that Britney Spears and her $15 million contract will be following now-ex judge L.A. Reid out the door. "It isn&# ...

  4. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back At No. 1, Wiz Khalifa And Kesha Debut In Top 10

    December 12, 2012 10:55 AM EST Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," falls to No. 7 with 77 ...

  5. Alica Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST Alicia Keys crowns the Billboard 200 for the fifth time in her career, as her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," debuts atop the list with 159,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keys previously led the list with her first four al ...

  6. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  7. Chart Moves: 'Glee's' Britney 2.0 Tribute Debuts on Billboard 200, Madonna's 'MDNA' Rises

    September 28, 2012 8:55 PM EDT The Billboard 200 P!nk triumphed this week with her first No. 1 album on the chart as "The Truth About Love" debuted in the top slot with 280,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was one of five new entries in the top 10, where w ...

  8. It's Official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato Confirmed As 'X Factor' Judges

    May 14, 2012 4:57 PM EDT Here Come the Judges (from left): Antonio "LA" Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records; Britney Spears; Demi Lovato; and Simon Cowell, whose Syco company produces "X Factor" Following months of speculation, Fox has finally ann ...

  9. Madonna Tops Billboard 200, Shinedown Has Best Week Ever

    April 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As earlier reported, Madonna's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bow at Nos. 1 and 2 this week on the Billboard 200, selling 359,000 and 199,000 copies, respectively (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Madonna has n ...

  10. Britney Spears Nearing Deal to Judge 'X Factor'

    March 09, 2012 6:24 AM EST Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season's The X Factor, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soon as next w ...

  11. This Week In Billboard History: Meet Newcomer Britney Spears; Is 'Louie Louie' Pornography?

    January 30, 2012 4:00 PM EST : Meet Newcomer Britney Spears Newcomer Britney Spears scores a double on the Billboard charts, as her debut single, the elliptically-titled "…Baby One More Time," succeeds Brandy's "Have You Ever" at No. 1 on the Hot ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Mac Miller Headed for Top of This Week's Billboard 200

    November 14, 2011 7:25 AM EST As we reported earlier this week , Mac Miller is about to make a splash on the Billboard 200 albums chart , as his "Blue Slide Park" debut is set to bow at No. 1 on the tally next week. Sources suggest the rapper's album could sell ...

  17. Will Beyonce's Baby Bump Bring a Sales Bump for '4'?

    August 31, 2011 8:13 PM EDT As Billboard.biz previously reported , next week's No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 will likely go to Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV." But the rest of the chart should boast some interesting arrivals and moves. Beyonce could benefi ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Was MTV's Decision To Have No VMA's Host Their Plan B?

    August 25, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it ...

  20. Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (76,000; down 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Sant ...

  21. Eric Church's 'Chief' Album Tops Billboard 200 Chart

    August 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week , country singer Eric Church takes his third album, "Chief," straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 145,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan (with an even bigger sales figure than expected). The debut mark ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elton John, Lil Wayne, Celtic Thunder

    April 07, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: Spurred by the premiere of its out-of-this world special-effects-heavy video March 31, "E.T." spends a second week at No. 1. The fourth Hot 100 leader from "Teenage Dream" surges by 29% to ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Exclusive: Enrique Iglesias Pulls Out Of Britney Spears Tour

    March 29, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias has pulled out of the Britney Spears North American tour just hours after the tour was announced, sources tell Billboard.biz. Tour promoter Live Nation declined to comment; Billboard.biz will have more on this story as details eme ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Amos Lee Nets First No. 1 Album In (Another) Dreary Chart Week

    February 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST It's a take-the-good/take-the-bad sort of week on the Billboard 200. On the one hand, singer/songwriter Amos Lee collects his first No. 1 and a career-high sales week of 40,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with his new album, "Missio ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Decemberists' 'The King Is Dead' Tops Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Decemberists top the charts. (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. It's Official: Taylor Swift Cracks 1 Million With 'Speak Now'

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Speak Now," spoke loud and clear last week, as it will debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart with a whopping 1,047,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the largest sa ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. B.o.B Bounds In At No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -year-old rapper B.o.B arrives atop the Billboard 200 with his debut set, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray," selling 84,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It marks the first time a solo male artist has earne ...

  47. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...

  48. No Stopping The 'Dream'

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" retains the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week, shifting 582,000 copies. So far, the set has sold 1.8 million and is racing after Taylor Swift's "Fearless," ...

  49. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album maintains its hold on the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 as it sells 527,000 in its second week, bringing its two-week sales total to 1.2 million . . . Meanwhile, in the runner-up slot on the ...

  50. Susan Boyle Bows Big With Year's Best Sales Week

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST From "Britain's Got Talent" and global YouTube phenomenon to breaking records on the Billboard 200, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" arrives with a stunning 701,000 copies sold in its first week—the best sales frame ...

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