Circus

  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. How Billboard Compiles Its Year-End Touring Charts

    December 11, 2012 9:45 PM EST With every dollar spent at the box office, every ticket scanned and every spin of the turnstile, the live show consistently proves to be the vibrant lifeblood of the entertainment experience. For many years Billboard has provided readers with a ye ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Britney Spears Third 'Femme Fatale' Single Hits Hot 100 Top 10; LMFAO Still at No. 1

    August 03, 2011 8:00 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Aug. 4) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10, "I Wanna Go,&q ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Britney Spears Earns Third Top 20 Single From 'Femme Fatale': Chart Moves

    July 14, 2011 3:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : As previously reported, LMFAO logs its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne and OneRepublic work their way up the top 10. Other no ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Take That Breaks U.K. DVD Sales Record

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop group Take That has smashed the U.K. sales record for fastest-selling music DVD with its latest live offering "Take That Present: The Circus Live" (Polydor/Universal). Filmed earlier this year at the band's Wembley Stadium ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Publicist: Britney Spears' Warsaw Stop Canceled

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears' "Circus" won't be coming to Warsaw. The singer, whose hits include "...Baby One More Time" and "I'm a Slave 4 U," has been playing a series of shows this summer in Europe, including in B ...

  17. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rule the chart this week as his overall catalog of solo albums moved 1.1 million copies last week (up a whopping 37% compared with the previous week) . . . He also claims the top-selling album in the United States for ...

  18. Britney Taking 'Circus' Tour Down Under

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney's "Circus" is rolling into Australia. Melbourne-based promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment will bring "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" to Australian arenas this November, marking the first time the Americ ...

  19. Take That's iTunes Season Opens

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Take That has become the first U.K. music act to issue an iTunes "season pass" subscription package. The "Take That The Circus Live: iTunes Pass" goes live today (May 21) and offers fans exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, liv ...

  20. Britney Spears Tour May Head To Australia

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears may take her "Circus" act down under. Attorneys for the pop singer and Spears' father and conservator, James Spears, discussed the idea of expanding her current "Circus" tour to include dates in Australia an ...

  21. Pink, Katy Perry, Britney Win At Aussie MTV Awards

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. pop artists took out a clutch of trophies at the Vodafone MTV Australia Awards 2009 on Friday night in Sydney, where Pink, Katy Perry and Britney Spears were among the main winners. For the three categories which recognize viewers' favor ...

  22. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  23. Spears Returns In First Concert Tour In Five Years

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dressed as a sexy ringmaster and directing a colorful cast that included jugglers, acrobats and martial arts dancers, Britney Spears delivered a tightly choreographed, if perfunctory performance Tuesday night (March 3) as she kicked off her first ...

  24. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  25. Kelly Clarkson Songwriter In Awe About Making Chart History

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Last summer, singer/songwriter Claude Kelly told Billboard.com he hoped to work with Kelly Clarkson in the future. Six months later, not only has he penned the pop singer's latest single , "My Life Would Suck Without You," off her u ...

  26. Parents TV Council Protests Britney Song

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Parents Television Council is warning parents and radio stations not to broadcast Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy" because the organization believes it "would violate the broadcast indecency law" if aired between 6 a.m. ...

  27. Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" wins out on the Billboard 200 over new albums from Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx as the young country singer's set moves 330,000 . . . Cole's "A Different Me" and Foxx's "Intuiti ...

  28. Take That Hits A Million

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K pop act Take That has become one of the fastest million-sellers of all time with their new set "The Circus" (Polydor), according to the Official Charts Company. The revived boy band will have sold their millionth copy in the U.K. ear ...

  29. AC/DC Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST AC/DC returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as Britney Spears secures a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Womanizer" (Jive/Sony BMG). "Bla ...

  30. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Returns To No. 1

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" comes back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, displacing Britney Spears' "Circus," which slips to No. 2 in its sophomore frame . . . The top 10 of the chart is devoid of debuts, ...

  31. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  32. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have ...

  33. Britney's 'Circus' Arrives With Half-Mil Debut At No. 1

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's all about Britney Spears and her "Circus" as the diva earns her fifth No. 1 album. It arrives with 505,000, the seventh-biggest sales week of 2008 and Spears' best frame since "In the Zone" premiered with 609,000 ...

  34. Britney Album On Target For No. 1 Debut

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "Circus" remains on track to debut at No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200, based on sales data reported to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart through the close of business yesterday (Dec. 4). Unweighted sale ...

  35. Britney's 'Circus' On Track To Top Album Chart

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' sixth studio album, "Circus," is on track to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week, as the Jive set will lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (Dec. 3). Unweighted first ...

  36. Take That Scores Huge Opening Day Sale

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That's new album "The Circus" (Polydor) has achieved the biggest opening day sale of the year so far, with 133,000 copies sold across the U.K. on Dec. 1 according to the Official Charts Co. The set from the grown-u ...

  37. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  38. Zavvi Misses Out On Take That, Britney

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Continuing problems with distributor EUK meant that U.K. entertainment retailer Zavvi did not have stock of major new albums by Britney Spears and Take That on the day both sets were released. As previously reported , EUK is in administration but ...

  39. Britney Confirms U.K. Shows

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has confirmed two dates at the O2 arena in London on June 3 and 4. Fans can register on her official Web site to buy tickets 24 hours before the Dec. 5 on-sale date. AEG Live is the promoter for the shows at the O2, which has a maxi ...

  40. Britney Spears' 'Circus' Act Caught On Web

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST One week ahead of its release in stores, "Circus," the new album from Britney Spears has been posted on the Web at imeem.com where fans can listen to it for free. The album features 13 tracks by the pop star, including the now familiar & ...

  41. Pink Leads Album Debuts While AC/DC Still Reigns

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST A bevy of debuts flood the Billboard 200 chart this week as the march towards Christmas continues. AC/DC's "Black Ice" holds at No. 1, but a whopping 11 titles enter the top 20. The chart greets arrivals from Pink, John Legend, Toby ...

  42. Britney Film To Air On U.K. Channel Sky 1

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital satellite channel Sky 1 has secured exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to the Britney Spears special, "Britney: For The Record." The 90-minute film will follow the singer as she records and promotes her new album, "Circus" ...

  43. Spears Scores Record-Setting Hot 100 Jump

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Another week, another record-breaking jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Britney Spears makes a near-maximum 96-1 rise with "Womanizer," returning to the top of the list for the first time since her debut single "...Baby One Mo ...

  44. T.I. Maintains No. 1 Album While Britney Spears Zooms to No. 1 on the Hot 100

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "Paper Trail" maintains its lock at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week . . . Meanwhile, Britney Spears' "Womanizer" flies to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the second chart-topper of her 10 year ca ...

  45. Britney To Tour Next Spring

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears will begin a tour next spring, produced by AEG Live. Sources say the trek will likely be international in scope, as were recent AEG Live-produced outings by Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake. Spears last toured in 2004, grossing more t ...

  46. Britney Makes December Date For 'Circus'

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off winning three top awards at last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has confirmed she will release a new album before year's end. "Circus" is due Dec. 2 via Jive; the first single is "Womanizer,&quo ...

  47. Britney, Rudolph Sever Ties

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nine years together, Britney Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have terminated their business relationship by mutual consent. After nine years together, Britney Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph, have terminated their business relat ...

  48. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears ...