Crank That

  1. Kimbra Is First '90s-Born Woman to Top the Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2012 10:23 AM EDT Get ready to feel old, thanks to the young artist featured on the Billboard Hot 100's top song. As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" rules the chart for a third week, guest vocalist Kimbra (as Billboard reader Mark Harris ...

  2. The Soulja Boy Conundrum: What Is the Value of a Million-Plus Twitter Following?

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST What do 2.5 million Twitter followers get you? If you're Soulja Boy, it gets you a barely tepid 13,000 in first-week sales of your new album and a debut at No. 90 on the Billboard 200. "The DeAndre Way" sold 2,000 digital copies and ...

  3. Soulja Boy Releases iPhone Remix App Through Romplr

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Adding to the trend of music remix applications for the iPhone is Moderati’s new Romplr service. The application allows participating artists to release certain tracks on the iPhone that fans can recreate into their own unique versions. The first ...

  4. Polydor To Release U.K. Soulja Boy Mini Album

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Polydor label in the U.K. is to release U.S. hip-hop act Soulja Boy's new material in a mini album format on June 22. The set features five new tracks plus his 2007 hit "Crank That" from his debut album "Soulja ...

  5. Kelly Clarkson Holds At No. 1, While 'Twilight' Bites Back

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" stays put at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 while the chart's top debut comes from Gorilla Zoe's "Don't Feed Da Animals" at No. 8 . . . The "Twilight&q ...

  6. Flo Rida, T.I. Hold Their Billboard Hot 100 Spots

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the Billboard Hot 100 comes courtesy of Soulja Boy Tell'em. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps fr ...

  7. Taylor Swift Trumps Big Debuts To Stay No. 1

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) begins a third non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, selling 330,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Fearless" trumps big debuts ...

  8. Fan Videos Drive Online Writers' Revenue

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance has revealed figures for the most popular songs on licensed Web Sites last year, including YouTube, iTunes and Bebo, with Syco Music artist Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" coming out on top ...

  9. Soulja Boy Preps 'Crank Dat' Follow-Up

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taking a page from his 2007 “Crank Dat” success, Soulja Boy is hoping to garner similar notoriety with his sophomore album, "iSouljaBoy," slated for a fall release on Interscope. Polow Da Don is among the LP’s possible producers while So ...

  10. Soulja Boy Hitting The Road With Lil' Mama

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy will hit the road this spring with his "21 & Under Tour," with help from Lil' Mama and rapper V.I.C., Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The trek begins April 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through early May. & ...

  11. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner Leon Jackson snagged a third ...

  12. Flo Rida Sets Digital Record, Remains No. 1

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST After toppling Alicia Keys' "No One" from the top spot last week, Flo Rida's "Low" remains No. 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100. The track's 470,000 digital sales sets a single-week record, easily trumping th ...

  13. Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" compilation (Rhino/Atlantic) surges 6-1 in its fifth week on European Top 100 Albums to top the survey for the first time. Meanwhile, Europe's "Christmas No. 1" single is "Apologize&qu ...

  14. Springsteen Is Boss Of Album Chart With 'Magic'

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen scores his eighth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with the "Magic" (Columbia), which moved 335,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his best sales sum since "The Rising" ...