Bruno Mars

  1. SoundScan's Q1: 'Uptown Funk' Best-Selling Song, Universal Music Stays On Top

    April 03, 2015 10:01 AM EDT In a slight turnaround from a year ago, digital album sales in the U.S. are up 2.8 percent to 28.26 million in the first quarter, while overall albums are only down 1.8 percent to 60.6 million, according to Nielsen Music. That digital tally wrappe ...

  2. NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    August 21, 2014 12:48 AM EDT The NFL has narrowed down its list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates, but the league is now asking the artists under consideration to pay to play, according to a new report. Rihanna , Katy Perry and Coldplay are t ...

  3. Not Made In The U.S.A.: Where Today's Hits Are Coming From

    August 08, 2014 3:05 PM EDT There's a new British invasion on the Hot 100 . And, an Australian Invasion. A Canadian, Norwegian and Scottish one, too. The upper ranks of the Hot 100 of late have belonged to acts from outside the U.S., from Canada ( MAGIC! 's " ...

  4. 'Frozen,' Pharrell Williams Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 02, 2014 3:59 PM EDT With the year half over, the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively, selling 2.7 million and 5.6 million ...

  5. Vine Superstar Shawn Mendes Signed to Island Records (Exclusive)

    June 04, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Last August, Shawn Mendes noticed that of all the six-second videos uploaded to the sharing service Vine -- from a tutorial on making steak tartare  to RiFF RaFF's ode to his shampoo bottle -- no one had uploaded a clip of a simple song. Sens ...

  6. Ross On Radio: Why Michael Jackson Has A Hit Now

    June 02, 2014 7:20 AM EDT And Why "This Is It," Wasn't Not even the overwhelming surge of interest in Michael Jackson following his death in 2009 could make "This Is It" a radio hit. Urban AC showed the most support for Jackson's first posthum ...

  7. Mother's Day Lifts U.S. Album Sales For Second Week in a Row

    May 16, 2014 8:18 PM EDT Thanks to Mother's Day (May 11), album sales are up for a second week in a row for the first time since the week ending Dec. 22, 2013. Mother's Day gifting helped spur a 5 percent gain in sales in the week ending May 11 (4.6 million), wh ...

  8. One Direction's 'You & I' Video Returns Group to Top 10 on Social 50

    April 24, 2014 6:28 PM EDT After a nine-week absence from the top 10 on the Social 50 chart, One Direction returns to the region, vaulting 14-8 after the debut of their video for "You & I" on April 18. The nine-week vacation from the region was the group' ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 9:27 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut co ...

  10. Justin Timberlake Tops Hot Tours with $23.6 Million, Beyonce Trails with $5.5 Million

    March 20, 2014 4:17 PM EDT Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience tops the weekly list of Hot Tours based on $23.6 million in ticket sales from the final 14 performances of the tour’s opening leg. The four-month trek covered North American markets from Nov. 6 through March 5, ...

  11. 'Frozen' Targeting Longest No. 1 Run for a Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'

    February 21, 2014 4:03 PM EST The "Frozen" soundtrack is about to meet "Titanic" in the history books. Industry sources forecast the "Frozen" album to sell around 85,000 copies in the tracking week ending on Sunday, February 23. That could be enou ...

  12. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  13. Eric Church Heading for Country Music's Best Week in Six Months

    February 14, 2014 9:16 PM EST Country music is about to tally its biggest sales week for an album in six months, thanks to Eric Church. The singer's new album, "The Outsiders," could sell upwards of 280,000 to 300,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Su ...

  14. Bob Marley's Birthday Sends Reggae Legend Up Social 50 Chart

    February 13, 2014 3:35 PM EST Fans celebrating Bob Marley's birthday send the reggae legend flying up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. Marley's birthday, February 6, was marked by the social awareness campaign #BobMarleyWeek. In turn, Marley zips 35-14 on ...

  15. Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Shuffle Up the Charts: Album Sales Up 82%

    February 12, 2014 12:23 PM EST Both of Bruno Mars' albums are in the top 11 of the Billboard 200 chart this week, in the wake of his Super Bowl halftime performance on February 2. "Unorthodox Jukebox" climbs 7-3 with 81,000 (up 92% in the week ending February 9), ...

  16. Bruno Mars Heading for Top Three on Billboard 200 After Super Bowl

    February 07, 2014 5:24 PM EST Bruno Mars, who earned the largest TV audience ever for a Super Bowl halftime show last weekend, is now aiming to return to the top three on the Billboard 200 albums chart. His Super Bowl show on February 2 was the most-watched halftime performa ...

  17. Atlantic's Camille Hackney Talks Warner Music's Global Brand Partnerships Council, Bruno And Olympics (Q&A)

    February 07, 2014 4:05 PM EST Camille Hackney has already had a very busy 2014. As exec VP-brand partnerships and commercial licensing at Atlantic Records, she’s been the first point of contact for brands and artists at events like CES, the Grammys and this past weekend’s Supe ...

  18. Grammy Awards Rock Charts, Daft Punk Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 05, 2014 11:00 AM EST Now that a full week has passed since the Grammy Awards, the Billboard charts are properly rocked by the show and its many winners and performers. (The latest Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week ended on February 2. It captures the first seven d ...

  19. 'Frozen' Longest-Running No. 1 Film Soundtrack Since 2003

    February 05, 2014 10:45 AM EST The soundtrack to "Frozen" holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth nonconsecutive week, fending off the surging "2014 Grammy Nominees" album at No. 2. The last theatrical film soundtrack to spend four weeks atop ...

  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unplugged at Super Bowl: Axl Rose Weighs In

    February 04, 2014 10:01 PM EST The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, elicited plenty of cheers from fans in MetLife stadium, but some watching at home -- including former Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid -- had a bone to pick with t ...

  21. Morning Fix: Paul McGuinness Receives Billboard's Industry Icon Award; Beatport vs. Sub Pop, Part 2: What the Hell Happened?; YouTube's $1B Payout to Music Industry

    February 04, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE U2 MANAGER PAUL MCGUINNESS RECEIVES BILLBOARD'S INDUSTRY ICON AWARD AT MIDEM WITH WIDE-RANGING KEYNOTE At a very early (9:30 a.m.) breakfast on Sunday morning, after a night of dancing on table ...

  22. Super Bowl: Bruno Mars, U2 Top Shazam Searches

    February 03, 2014 7:58 PM EST Between Bruno Mars' halftime performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laurence Fishburne's opera and Ellen Degeneres' Beats commercial, which Super Bowl moment nabbed the most Shazams? The music search app beat its own Super Bowl ...

  23. Super Bowl Synch Report: 14 For Sony/ATV, 10 For Warner/Chappell, 9 For Universal In Record Year

    February 03, 2014 5:26 PM EST Sunday’s Super Bowl featured more current hits in commercials than have been seen in recent memory – if ever – which is already reaping sales and awareness benefits for new tracks from U2, Passenger, Zedd, Skylar Grey and others. So how did the to ...

  24. Bruno Mars' 'Jukebox' Sales Jump 164% After Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    February 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 2. According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer's latest album, "Unorthodox J ...

  25. Morning Fix: Super Bowl Ads: All Music-Related Spots; Lyor Cohen on New Twitter Partnership (Q&A); Howard Stern's 60th B-day Bash with Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi, More

    February 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SUPER BOWL ADS: ALL THE MUSIC-RELATED SPOTS (UPDATED) Music dominated Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday night (Feb. 2) just as much at the Seattle Seahawks did -– and not just Bruno Mars’ soulful halftime pe ...

  26. Power of Music and Branding at Grammys vs. Super Bowl: Guest Post by Eric Sheinkop

    January 31, 2014 12:50 PM EST Eric Sheinkop is the CEO of Music Dealers & co-author of 'Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World’s Smartest Brands'. Follow him on Twitter at @Esheinkop . With over 111 million viewers expected to watch the Super Bowl t ...

  27. Morning Fix: Super Bowl Mania: Denver's Beatport vs. Seattle's Sub Pop, How Halftime Shows Sell Music, More; Carrie Underwood on Lack of Female Country Artists

    January 31, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE SUPER BOWL MUSIC BIZ BET: DENVER'S BEATPORT VS. SEATTLE'S SUB POP In the fine tradition of all that is great about sport, Billboard has gathered two music businesses with skin in this year ...

  28. Hyundai Taps Bruno Mars' 'Count On Me' For Super Bowl Spot

    January 24, 2014 11:30 AM EST The Pepsi Half Time Show won’t be the only place to hear Bruno Mars’ music during next weekend’s Super Bowl. Hyundai will feature “Count On Me,” an album cut from Mars’ 2010 debut "Doo-Wops and Hooligans," as the featured music in a spot ...

  29. Chart Moves: Beyonce Crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; Aloe Blacc Bounds Up Hot 100; Hillsong United Makes History

    January 24, 2014 10:00 AM EST As previously reported , Pitbull and Ke$ha rule the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Lorde and Bastille soar into the chart's top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Beyonce: In just its sixth week on R&B/ ...

  30. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:53 PM EST Powered by their smash ballad "Say Something," Pop duo a Great Big World is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's "Is There Anybody Out There?" may sell between 45,000 a ...

  31. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Remains Atop Hot 100

    January 15, 2014 1:19 PM EST The collaboration rules the chart for a second week. Plus, 'Dark Horse' becomes Katy Perry's milestone 10th No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart and tops On-Demand Songs. Pitbull and Ke$ha spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard H ...

  32. Red Hot Chili Peppers Joining Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show

    January 11, 2014 1:17 PM EST Bruno Mars and his backing band won't be alone when they take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show next month. In keeping with the funk tendencies that the singer sometimes employs in his music, Mars will be joined by Red Hot Chili Peppe ...

  33. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga Leaps With Help From Christina Aguilera; The Fray Returns To The Hot 100; White Stripes' 'Army' Storms Back Due To Viral Revival

    January 11, 2014 10:35 AM EST As previously reported, Pitbull and Ke$ha take over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Timber" and Katy Perry reaches the top 10 with "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J. Who else gallops up Billboard song charts this week? -- Lady G ...

  34. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  35. Super Bowl Music Mania: Billboard's Guide To NYC-Area Concerts

    January 09, 2014 4:51 PM EST Nevermind the Farmers Almanac, which has been calling for a blizzard to arrive during the New York City area’s first time hosting a Super Bowl weekend since last summer. A different blizzard -- of the musical variety -- has been brewing as arti ...

  36. Pink, Katy Perry Lead Australia’s Year-End Record Charts

    January 07, 2014 8:00 AM EST Pink’s lusty hit “The Trust About Love” (RCA/Sony) has topped Australia’s year-end albums chart for the second successive year, while Katy Perry’s “Roar” (Capitol/EMI) finished 2013 as the year’s best-selling single Down Under. Pink is the only ar ...

  37. Bruno Mars, Rihanna Top List of Most-Pirated Artists in 2013

    December 31, 2013 1:38 PM EST Bruno Mars edged out Rihanna as the most pirated artist of 2013, according to figures released by data analysis firm Musicmetric. Mars finished the year with nearly 5.8 million downloads to Rihanna's 5.4 million. Daft Punk was a distant third ...

  38. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  39. How Bruno Mars Will Deal With a Cold-Weather Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    December 27, 2013 9:05 AM EST Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing cold? It's Official: Bruno Mars To Play Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Why The NFL and Pe ...

  40. Jay Z, Imagine Dragons Among Rdio's Top Streams of 2013

    December 19, 2013 11:38 AM EST Jay Z and Imagine Dragons were among the top artists in both the U.S. and around the world at on-demand streaming service Rdio in 2013 . Rdio listeners in 51 countries also heavily streamed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Miley Cyrus.  The U.S. an ...

  41. WME to Acquire Rival Firm IMG Worldwide, Home of Taylor Swift and Timberlake

    December 18, 2013 11:54 AM EST The agency beat out rival bidders CVC Capital, Chernin Entertainment and a consortium of ICM Partners and the Carlyle Group. WME and its stakeholder Silver Lake Partners have announced an agreement to acquire IMG Worldwide, a rival talent agency a ...

  42. Billboard Music Awards Announced For May 18, Returning to ABC

    December 16, 2013 11:30 AM EST ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced the 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year’s biggest music star ...

  43. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  44. Julie Greenwald, Billboard's Women In Music Top Honoree, Interviewed on the Red Carpet (Video)

    December 12, 2013 1:40 PM EST Atlantic Records Group chairman/COO Julie Greenwald took a few minutes to chat with Billboard on the red carpet at Billboard's 2013 Women In Music event, where she was the top honoree. Among the topics discussed here are this year's tren ...

  45. R. Kelly's 'Black Panties' Set for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200

    December 11, 2013 6:52 PM EST R. Kelly is set to collect his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The singer's latest album, "Black Panties," is on course to sell around 100,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15 -- so s ...

  46. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts at No. 4

    December 11, 2013 11:38 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DV ...

  47. Viacom, Twitter Sign up Cosmetics Firm for European Social Media Video Ad Campaign

    November 08, 2013 4:57 AM EST Viacom's Viacom International Media Networks unit and Twitter have reached an agreement with cosmetics company Cosnova that they said will make it the first firm to launch a social video advertising campaign via the tech firm's Twitter ...

  48. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Makes 'Sweet' Start, Tyga Teams With Justin Bieber on Hot 100

    November 01, 2013 8:07 PM EDT As previously reported , Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. Who else crowns and makes notable moves on song charts this week?   -- Justin Bieber : All three releases from Justin Bieber's "Musi ...

  49. Stones, Bon Jovi, Pink, Springsteen, Swift, Chesney, Jay-Z/JT Among Finalists For 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell’Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. ...

  50. Latin Stars Romeo Santos and Prince Royce Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 17, 2013 7:12 PM EDT Two Latin stars make their respective debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week: Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Ins ...

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