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  1. 2013 Grammy Awards: From The Editor

    December 21, 2012 11:45 AM EST What an amazing year it was for music! In reviewing the charts and essays in our just-published year-end double issue, it was hard to pick a favorite. Taylor Swift's Red sold 1.2 million copies its first week. Adele sold her 10 millionth copy ...

  2. The Year In Pop: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 8:23 AM EST After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch ...

  3. Ross On Radio: First Listen - Australia's Elf Radio

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST What if, six years ago, the major group broadcasters that participated in the HD Radio Alliance had decided that holiday music was going to be the exclusive province of digital radio? When I went to Radio Shack to buy my $99 Accurian radio, what i ...

  4. Chart Moves: Nicki Minaj's 'Roman' Reissue Spurs 591% Gain, Sony's 'Playlist' Series Sizzles (at $1.99)

    November 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 On the chart this week, Rihanna bounded in at No. 1 with her first chart-topping set, "Unapologetic." The SRP/Def Jam album moved 238,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, also marking Rihanna� ...

  5. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  6. Bee Gees Rank Third for Most Hot 100 No. 1s in History

    May 21, 2012 9:05 AM EDT As part of the Bee Gees, the late Robin Gibb's impression on the Billboard Hot 100 will be felt forever. The trio racked up nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles -- more than any other group in history save for the Beatles (with 20) and the Su ...

  7. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Breaks Eminem's Digital Sales Record

    April 11, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Hot 100, Sets Digital Sales Mark Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever ...

  8. 'X Factor' Judge Announcements Not Expected For Weeks, Says Simon Cowell

    February 22, 2012 5:36 PM EST Don't expect the "X Factors" two new judges to be in place by the time open auditions begin March 14 in Kansas City, Mo. Meetings will be taking pace over the next several weeks with potential judges at which time executive producer ...

  9. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Honored @ Essence Black Women in Music Gala

    February 09, 2012 10:17 AM EST Honorees Sylvia Rhone, former Motown chief, and rising icon Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child fame. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives) Grammy Week revved up in earnest last night (Feb. 8) with two key events; the Recording Academy's Producer ...

  10. Billboard Power 100: Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Beyonce Knowles

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 13 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter & Beyoncé Knowles Artists, Founders Roc Nation; House of Dereon Twitter: @S_C and @beyonce The Power of Love... Want to talk power? Less than a week after her birth, Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter, Blue ...

  11. Billboard Power 100: Lia Vollack

    January 26, 2012 8:05 PM EST No. 51 Lia Vollack President of Worldwide Music Sony Pictures Entertainment Film music maven ... Coming of age in the punk era with Richard Hell and the Ramones, Lia Vollack has leaned on her DIY ethic to navigate different directions for Sony in ...

  12. Backbeat: Kelly Rowland Gets Deep at Recording Academy 'Conversation With' Event

    September 30, 2011 12:22 PM EDT Kelly Rowland with MC Lyte at the "A Conversation With" event in Los Angeles Tuesday night (Photo: Maury Phillips, WireImage.com; courtesy of The Recording Academy) "I'm on the highest cloud right now; it surpasses nine," ...

  13. Producer Files $35M Suit Against Lady Gaga

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter and music producer who claims he helped launch Lady Gaga says she squeezed him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote some of her songs, came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal. Rob Fusari filed a $35 million ...

  14. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  15. Worlds Collide At Premios MTV Latinoamerica

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wisin & Yandel and Panda were the big winners at Thursday’s Premios MTV Latinoamerica, an event that highlighted the tricky balance of pleasing a pan-regional audience. The reggaeton duo took home “tongue” statuettes for artist and video of th ...

  16. Video: Beyonce Accepts Woman Of The Year Award, Thanks Family For Support

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles accepted her Woman of the Year award last Friday (Oct. 2) during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel, and after admitting to hating "giving acceptance speeches," the honore ...

  17. Kelly Rowland Splits From Beyonce's Manager Dad

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her car ...

  18. Matrix, Poyser, Elliott Onboard With 'Fame'

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter producers The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Shakira), James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Jill Scott) and Damon Elliott (Destiny's Child, Gwen Stefani) have been tapped to write and produce new music for the new film adaptation of "Fame." ...

  19. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Songwriter Greg Curtis

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Houston, Texas native Greg Curtis has worked with everyone from Destiny's Child to Yolanda Adams, but it’s his songwriting relationship with R&B singer Keyshia Cole that has catapulted him to No. 1. After seven weeks at No. 1, Cole's ...

  21. Williams In A Dance Mood On Second Solo Disc

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will unveil her second solo album, "Unexpected," in August via Music World Entertainment/Columbia. Music World Entertainment CEO Matthew Knowles played the project for Billboard.com last week ...

  22. Destiny's Child Launches Mobile Game

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG act Destiny's Child has released its Groove mobile game on AT&T Wireless. The mobile dance video game was developed with partners Square Enix Mobile and Music World. It features four songs from the groups greatest hits album, inc ...

  23. High Noon For High Def

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT If you want to watch high-definition versions of the latest James Bond film or Destiny's Child live onstage, you've got to get them on Blu-ray. And as the next-generation format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD continues to heat up, such e ...

  24. Warner/Chappell Signs LeToya

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with singer/songwriter LeToya, one of the original founders of Destiny's Child. The deal covers her catalog of work as well as her future compositions. For her 2006 debut solo a ...

  25. Destiny's Child Among Top Soul Train Winners

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey, Ciara also honored. Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvied up the wealth at last night's (Sept. 7) Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. Carey and Destiny's Child, none of whom attended the ...

  26. Destiny's Child On Board For June Charity Concert

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Marine benefit to air nationwide. A concert featuring such major performers as Destiny's Child, Godsmack and Kiss is being shown at movie theaters nationwide June 27 for one-night only in an effort to raise money in support of the U.S. M ...

  27. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  28. iTunes Opens For Business In Ireland

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusives by Destiny's Child, Pogues, more. Exclusives by Destiny's Child, Pogues, more. News Destiny ...

  29. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child scores 497K. Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of av ...

  30. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  31. Eminem Holds At No. 1 With 871K

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the new album by Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of availabil Despite a strong challenge ...

  32. Destiny's Child

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. Following solo forays, Destiny's Child returns with its first studio album in three years. News Destiny ...

  33. New Date With Destiny

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child set moves off-cycle. Destiny's Child set moves off-cycle. News Destiny ...

  34. Eminem

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child recently gave hungry fans something new. Now, it's Eminem's turn. Destiny's Child recently gave hungry fans something new. Now, it's Eminem's turn. News Destiny , Eminem ...

  35. McDonald's Lovin' Destiny's Child

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's has enlisted Destiny's Child as a global partner in the ongoing "I'm Lovin' It" marketing campaign. A key component of the multimedia partnership will be the sponsorship of the R&B trio McDonald ...

  36. Wal-Mart.com Has Beyoncé Exclusive

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com is offering a download of the unreleased Beyoncé track "My Man" to customers who pre-order the next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia. Wal-Mart.com is offering a download of t ...

  37. Wal-Mart.com Has Beyoncé Exclusive

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart.com is offering a download of the unreleased Beyoncé track "My Man" to customers who pre-order the next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia. Wal-Mart.com is offering a download of t ...