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  1. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Sends Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST The release of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" music video spurs the singer back to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart -- which ranks the most social artists of the week.  The Social 50 chart tallies the most popular artists on Yo ...

  2. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  3. Adele's '21' Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    November 27, 2012 8:08 PM EST Adele's mega-selling "21" album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, &quo ...

  4. Business Matters: How Taylor Swift's 'Red' Could Have a Record-Setting Market Share

    October 31, 2012 9:24 PM EDT Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," didn't set the record for most units sold in its debut week, but could end up being the most dominant album in terms of share of annual album sales. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Sells 1.2 ...

  5. Devo's Gerald Casale Talks Licensing, 360 Deals and Syncs: 'The System Has to Get Better'

    May 10, 2012 5:23 PM EDT Gerald V. Casale, co-founder and chief strategist of the seminal new wave band Devo, has more experience than most when it comes to the ins and outs of the music rights licensing market. As co-writer of many of Devo's songs - including consis ...

  6. The Wanted's 'Glad You Came' Tops Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    April 09, 2012 12:24 PM EDT U.K. vocal group the Wanted becomes the first boy band to rule Mainstream Top 40 with a debut single since Hanson spent eight weeks at No. 1 with "MMMBop" in 1997, as "Glad You Came" (Island Def Jam) rises 2-1. The Wanted is th ...

  7. Miley Cyrus and Manager Split; Replaced By Selena Gomez in Sony's 'Hotel Transylvania'

    February 10, 2012 6:20 PM EST On the heels of the news this week that Miley Cyrus is out of Sony Pictures' upcoming animated vampire flick, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that she and manager Jason Morey have also split. The studio confirmed the departure of th ...

  8. Billy Ray Cyrus Signs With Amazon

    February 02, 2012 4:30 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Ray Cyrus is the latest celebrity to sign up with Amazon.com The singer of "Achy Breaky Heart" and father and former co-star of Miley Cyrus has a memoir, "Hillbilly Heart," coming in spring 2013. Amazon.co ...

  9. Stories Behind Success of NKOTBSB Tour Revealed at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 10, 2011 12:22 PM EST From left: Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content & Programming For Touring and Live Entertainment, Billboard. Peter Katsis, Manager, Backstreet Boys, Prospect Park. Brad Wavra, VP, Live Nation. Jared Paul, Manager, NKOTB, AGPS. (Photo: Mi ...

  10. NKOTBSB, Amos Lee to be Focus of Billboard Touring Conference Breakout Sessions

    October 03, 2011 4:13 PM EDT The highly successful New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour and the development of rising rising singer/songwriter Amos Lee will be the focus of two separate "Road Cases" sessions at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Conference, set ...

  11. Matthew Morrison Joins Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Summer Tour

    May 17, 2011 9:42 PM EDT "Glee" star Matthew Morrison will join this summer's Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block tour as a special guest. Morrison, who plays a high school teacher on the Fox show, will perform in arenas across the U.S. with the two boy b ...

  12. Billboard Bits: System of a Down Announce Reunion, Kelly Osbourne Dresses Up Like Miley Cyrus

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. System of a Down Announce 2011 Reunion After being defunct for over three years, hard rockers System of a Down has announced that they will return with new tour dates i ...

  13. New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys Added to 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are bringing their '90s boy-band magic to Dick Clark's annual New Year's Eve TV special. Producers say the two groups are mashing up to close out 2010 on the ABC special. The two bands, who ...

  14. Web Trends: Courtney Love, Kanye West, Bruno Mars and more

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 11AM): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Today in Sex: Courtney Love Drunk and Butt-Naked on the Internet (Again) 2. Kanye West Covers Complex’s Dec/Jan 2011 Issue! YouTube Mo ...

  15. Taylor Swift’s 'Speak Now' Sets Market Share Record

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST In its first week of release, Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” accounted for nearly one in five album purchases. In selling 1,047,000 units during a week with 5.8 million album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Speak Now” represented 18% of all al ...

  16. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  17. NKOTB Cancels Aussie Tour

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Revived U.S. boy band New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. On a statement on the official NKOTB Web site, band member Donnie Wahlberg posted: "Despite warnings that th ...

  18. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portla ...

  19. 'Hannah Montana' Rocks Box Office

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" doubled forecasts by earning $34 million worth of tickets at the Easter weekend box office in North America, as young fans of teen starlet Miley Cyrus rushed to see their heroine's firs ...

  20. Cherry Lane Signs Worldwide Deal With Jeremy Smith

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co. has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Jeremy Smith, lead singer, piano player and writer of pop band Days Difference. Days Difference recently debuted its first single "Radio Song" a ...

  21. Jonas Brothers 3D Film Falls Flat

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Jonas Brothers' performance at the weekend boxoffice proved not so extra-dimensional. Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" rung up an estimated $12.7 million to open in second place among domestic rankings. The haul w ...

  22. Miley, Billy Ray To Appear On “Good Morning America,” CMA Awards

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and her father, television co-star and duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus, will perform on ABC’s "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. They are also scheduled to present ...

  23. Miley, Jonas Brothers, Lovato Line-up For City Of Hope

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and "Camp Rock" co-star Demi Lovato will play a concert Sept. 14 to benefit cancer research and treatment center City of Hope. The Disney Music Group stars will perform at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphithe ...

  24. Miley Cyrus To 'Breakout' in Europe With Universal

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has licensed Miley Cyrus' U.S. No. 1 album "Breakout" from Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records for distribution in Europe. The agreement was announced today by executive VP UMG International Max H ...

  25. Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Jail

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The man who created the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges. But Judge G. Kendall Sharp in Orlando, Fla., said today (May 21) he would reduce the sentence by one month for every $1 mill ...

  26. Miley Cyrus Prepares To 'Breakout' With New Album

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On her hit Disney Channel show, she's Hannah Montana. But on her upcoming album, she's just Miley Cyrus. The teen superstar will release the first full-length album under her own name, "Breakout," July 22 via Hollywood Records. ...

  27. Mariah Debuts At No. 1 After Monster First Week

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey earns her sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her "E=MC2" bows on top. The Island Def Jam set moved 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the diva's biggest sales week ever. It's als ...

  28. 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� ...

  29. Billy Ray Cyrus To Host 'Nashville Star'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus will host the reality show "Nashville Star" when the series, which aired on USA Network for five years, moves to NBC this summer. Previous hosts have included Jewel, LeAnn Rimes and Nancy O'Dell. As previously report ...

  30. 'Hannah Montana,' U2 Use A New Generation Of Concert Films To Lure Audiences

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST First, "Hannah Montana" reinvented the secondary ticket market when her sold-out concert tour lead to frantic parents scouring high and low to get seats for their kids. Now, in the wake of that clamor, "Montana" has changed ano ...

  31. Cyrus Pulling Double Duty On Fall Arena Tour

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concertgoers may have to do a double-take this fall during Miley Cyrus' "Best of Both Worlds" arena tour, which finds the 14-year-old singer/actress performing songs as herself and as the lead character in the popular Disney TV seri ...

  32. 'Top of the Pops' Crossing the Atlantic

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s longest-running pop music show, "Top of the Pops," is coming to the U.S. "Making the Band" impresario Louis J. Pearlman -- also known for developing 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys -- is re The U.K.’s longe ...

  33. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records Nov. 3 for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" Licata an NEW YORK -- The BackStreet Boys file ...

  34. BackStreet Boys Sue Pearlman, Trans Continental

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit against Louis Pearlman and his Trans Continental Records today (Nov. 3) for reimbursement of legal settlements the group paid to former member Sam "Phoenix Stone" L The BackStreet Boys filed a lawsuit ...

  35. Coldplay Lead Euro Charts For Second Week

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters make top 5 debuts. Coldplay’s "X&Y" (Parlophone) withstands strong challenges from new releases by the Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. The Coldpla ...

  36. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong compe ...

  37. Clear Channel Offering A 'Sneak Peek'

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boys to kick off preview service. Clear Channel Radio has launched a program that allows listeners to sample music from upcoming album releases before the street date, by streaming the tracks via participating radio station Web sites. T ...

  38. Backstreet Boys Offering Free Tour Tickets

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-for-one available on AOL site. Clear Channel Music Group is teaming with the Backstreet Boys and AOL Music to offer two-for-one tickets for the group's upcoming summer amphitheater tour. Beginning June 10, fans who visit aolcityguide.com ...

  39. The Beat

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair chance. The quintet is set to return with a new Jive album in June preceded by a single in March. Read Melinda Newman's column. All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair ...

  40. The Beat

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's col ...

  41. JC Chasez

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync's <I>other</I> songwriting frontman drops his solo debut, full of stylistic variations and experiments. 'N Sync's other songwriting frontman drops his solo debut, full of stylistic variations and experiments ...