California Girls

  1. Lady Gaga vs. Katy Perry: Superstar Digital Song Sales Showdown

    August 12, 2013 7:14 PM EDT This week could be a historic one for digital song sales. New singles from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are heading for big debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart next week -- and both should rack up major sales. Perry's new single &q ...

  2. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  3. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Is No. 1 on Top 40 Radio, Sets Airplay Record

    May 02, 2011 12:25 PM EDT As "E.T." spends a third week atop Mainstream Top 40, Katy Perry rewrites her own mark for the most weekly plays for any title in the 18-year history of the Nielsen BDS-based pop radio airplay survey. "E.T.," featuring Kanye We ...

  4. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  5. Katy Perry: No One Suing Over 'California Gurls'

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has gone on Twitter to dismiss suggestions of any legal action over her use of lyrics similar to the Beach Boys' "California Girls" on her hit "California Gurls." Snoop Dogg says "I really wish you all coul ...

  6. Beach Boys Go After Katy Perry for 'California Gurls' Credit

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys are going after Katy Perry for using the lyrics to their classic song, "California Girls," on her new summer anthem, "California Gurls." Beach Boys members Mike Love and Brian Wilson co-wrote "California Gir ...