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  1. Overdose Suspected in Death of Kris Kross' Chris Kelly

    May 02, 2013 4:53 PM EDT The mother of rapper Chris Kelly told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report. Kelly, half of the 1990s teen rap duo Kriss Kross, was found dead Wednesd ...

  2. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 3:39 PM EST A tally of this week's hottest singels Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile, enters the top ...

  3. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties For Hot 100's Longest No. 1 of The Year

    November 14, 2012 3:27 PM EST The song matches the nine-week reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 courtesy of Flo Rida. Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends a ninth week atop the Billboa ...

  4. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Adds To Already Legendary Hot 100 History

    November 01, 2012 10:27 AM EDT As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a sixth frame. Plus, Bruno Mars ("Locked Ou ...

  5. PSY, One Direction Set To Headline Digital Songs Chart Next Week

    October 05, 2012 5:12 PM EDT PSY's "Gangnam Style" is set to battle for No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 next week, while One Direction's "Live Like We're Young" look set to headline next week's Hot Digital Songs chart. In the battle betw ...

  6. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    August 29, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration "Good Time" reaches the top 10. Swift stays at the sum ...

  7. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'Turn Up The Radio'

    August 27, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Turn Up the Radio" lifts 2-1. (The ranking will refresh on Billboard.biz Thursday, Aug. 30.) "Radio" is Madonna's third Dance Cl ...

  8. Taylor Swift Scores First-Ever No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Never'

    August 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT One of the only elusive honors in Taylor Swift's enviable career is a reality at last, as the country/pop superstar scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" blasts from No. 72 to ...

  9. It's Official: Taylor Swift's 'Never' Song Sells 623,000, Sets Female Digital Record

    August 21, 2012 8:23 PM EDT It's official: Taylor Swift has set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sold 623,000 in the week ending Aug. 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and it ...

  10. P!nk's 'Blow Me' Blows Into Hot 100's Top Ten

    July 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT P!nk rockets into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, as "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" vaults 58-9 in its second week on the chart. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," meanwhile, holds at No. 1 for a sixth week, Katy Perry� ...

  11. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Tops UK Album Chart

    July 09, 2012 8:13 AM EDT Chris Brown got his first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Fortune" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at the top, while Maroon 5's "Payphone" (Octone/A&M/Universal), featuring Wiz Khalifa, returned to the s ...

  12. Carly Rae Jepsen Scores Highest Hot 100 Debut; 'Call Me Maybe' Tops Chart for Fourth Week

    July 04, 2012 11:27 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Call Me Maybe," while the singer concurrently scores the chart's highest new entry. David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, meanwhile, reaches the ...

  13. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 2 on Hot 100

    May 23, 2012 1:47 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used ...

  14. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Album Nabs Second Week At No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, with "Blown Away" selling another 120,000 copies (down 55%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend more th ...

  15. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Atop Hot 100 for Third Week

    May 02, 2012 3:07 PM EDT Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400 ...

  16. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM EDT How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the ...

  17. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:19 AM EDT Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra ...

  18. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling' Hits New High, Pitbull's 'Men in Black III' Track Bows

    April 05, 2012 10:13 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" roars in at No. 2 with 521,000 downloads ...

  19. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot 100, Sells 521K Digitally

    April 04, 2012 11:36 AM EDT Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, tops the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a fifth week, just holding off Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," which bounds in at No. 2 with the second-highest-ever debut digita ...

  20. fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100; Flo Rida Enters Top 10

    March 21, 2012 4:01 PM EDT fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida jumps into the chart's top 10 with the assistance of pop singer/songwriter Sia. "Young" logs a fifth week ...

  21. Chart Moves: Madonna's Super Bowl Wrap-Up, 'Twilight's' 204% Increase, Calvin Harris' New Single Debuts

    February 16, 2012 10:23 PM EST The Billboard 200: It wasn't exactly a quiet week on the Billboard 200 this week as Adele rocked the top of the tally, spending a 20th week at No. 1 with "21." The set posted a 95% sales gain in the wake of the diva's six Gramm ...

  22. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:31 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and ...

  23. Madonna's 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Has a Super Start at Radio

    February 06, 2012 11:55 AM EST Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which she performed at the halftime festivities of last night's (Feb. 5) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, blasts onto multiple radio format charts. Aided by Clear Channel� ...

  24. Backbeat: Van Halen Packs VIP-Loaded L.A. Club Show

    February 02, 2012 1:16 PM EST HOLLYWOOD, California -- Henson Studios is located just across the street from Crazy Girls. It's hard to imagine a better place than the crossroads between Kermit the Frog and a Hollywood strip club for David Lee Roth to lead Van Halen throug ...

  25. Adele, Flo Rida Top UK Charts

    January 09, 2012 8:05 AM EST There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6-1 and become the album ...

  26. Backbeat: David Lee Roth's Uncle, Cafe Wha? Founder Manny Roth, Calls Van Halen Gig 'Phenomenal'

    January 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST David Lee Roth rips it up on the mic at last night's (Jan. 5) intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Van Halen kicked off what promises to be a busy 2012 with a fiery, hit-laden show at Cafe Wha? in New York on ...

  27. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  28. The 2011 Music-Sales Boost, By The Numbers

    September 06, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Thanks to a surge in digital sales and strong catalog sales -- and possibly the shutdown of a major P2P network -- music sales have jumped in 2011. A recent NARM-sponsored webinar by Nielsen examined the sales spike and showed a number of causes a ...

  29. Britney Spears' 'Go' Surges on Hot 100; Chris Brown, Foster the People Rise on Top 200: Chart Moves

    July 07, 2011 11:54 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , LMFAO leaps to its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock , lifts 3-1 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors . Other notable moves, ...

  30. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Mavis Staples, Stephen Colbert, 'Social Network,' Pink

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Toby Keith: The country superstar netted his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arri ...

  31. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  32. A Look At The Numbers: 'Glee,' Madonna See Sales Spikes

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee"/Madonna celebration is in full swing on the Billboard 200 albums chart, where "The Power of Madonna" soundtrack to last week's Queen of Pop-themed show debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Niels ...

  33. Lady Gaga Holds Off MGMT On Euro Chart

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga pulls off the pan-European double again, withstanding a new entry by MGMT to keep control of Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles ...

  34. Taio Cruz Cruises To Record Jump On Hot 100

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST British newcomer Taio Cruz sets the record for largest jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an act with its first charting single as "Break Your Heart," featuring Ludacris, soars 53-1. The Hot 100 will be updated in its entirety Thu ...

  35. Ke$ha Controls Hot 100 Summit For A Second Week

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST As reported yesterday on Billboard.biz, Ke$ha maintains her perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "TiK ToK" while setting the record for most single-week downloads by a female artist (610,000). The prior female mark was ...

  36. Streisand's 'Love' Climbs To No. 1 In U.K.

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Love Is The Answer" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 4-1 on the new U.K. album chart, becoming her sixth No. 1 on that survey, but her first chart-topping studio album since 1980. Giving Sony labels a ...

  37. Black Eyed Peas Set Billboard Hot 100 Record

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas set a record this week for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history. "I Gotta Feeling" is in its fifth consecutive week at No. 1, following 12 weeks at the top b ...

  38. Madonna's 'Celebration' Hits Collection Set For Sept.

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's greatest hits album "Celebration" is set for a Sept. 29 release in the U.S. The Warner Bros. collection will include hits from the Queen of Pop's entire career and boast two new songs. One of those, the title track, w ...

  39. Briefs: CMT Impact On Sales, A Look At Zune HD

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The CMT Awards show resulted in sales bumps for winning and featured artists. Three-trophy winner Brad Paisley got a 72% increase for his song "Waitin' On A Woman" and his album "Play" jumped 52%. Percent increases, how ...

  40. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black E ...

  41. 3OH!3 Hits Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boulder, Colorado's 3OH!3 is the newest resident on the Billboard Hot 100's top ten this week, with its chart debut "Don't Trust Me" jumping four spots to No. 9. The song scored a 29% increase in downloads (with 123,000 fo ...

  42. No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Flo Rida Set For 'Today' Summer Series.

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the artists scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" show as part of the morning program's 14th annual summer concert series. No Doubt, in its fi ...

  43. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week's biggest airplay gainer title. "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" was last week' ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Flo Rida Topples Single-Week Download Mark

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Flo Rida breaks his own record for most weekly digital song downloads as "Right Round" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart with 636,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total smashes the mark he set with ...

  46. Youth Awards Show Premios Juventud Pulls Huge Ratings

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fifth edition of Premios Juventud, which aired live on the Univision Network July 17, garnered an average 5.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen's fast national ratings. The show was seen by more than 11 million people. It was the most ...

  47. Madonna's 'Candy' Sticks At No. 1 In Europe

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's another triumphant chart week in Europe for Madonna, who retains leadership of both European Top 100 Albums with "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.), for a third week, and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring ...

  48. Madonna Extends Euro Chart Reign

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna starts a second week at the helm of both Billboard's pan-European sales charts, securing a fourth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake, and a second atop European Top 100 Al ...

  49. Duffy's 'Rockferry' Solid At No. 1 In Europe

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal). But its hit "Mercy" is usurped at the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles by Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), ...

  50. 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 ...

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