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  1. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Bound For Big Hot 100 Debut Next Week

    March 27, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Justin Bieber's new single "Boyfriend" is off to a blazing sales and radio start, likely setting up a big debut on next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart. Released to digital retailers on Monday (March 26), the track, industry sou ...

  2. Katy Perry Named NARM Artist of the Year

    March 27, 2012 3:25 PM EDT The mind-boggling global success of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream album will be awarding the singer another accolade, as she will be named NARM's Artist of the Year at the Music Biz 2012 Awards Dinner Party in Los Angeles May 10. The singer ...

  3. How David Guetta Is Helping EMI Improve Its Product Placement

    March 27, 2012 6:30 AM EDT David Guetta has already played matchmaker for a long list of hip-hop and indie artists looking to transition into dance and electro (Nicki Minaj, Sia and Lil Wayne among them). Now he's looking to put the same matchmaking skills to the test ...

  4. Adele Wins, Katy Perry Performs at 2012 German ECHO Awards in Berlin

    March 23, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Berlin - At the 21st German ECHO award show Thursday night in Berlin, UK singer Adele, who did not attend the award show, was honored with two ECHO awards in the best international Rock/Pop artist and for album of the year for 21 . Further interna ...

  5. Backbeat: Marina & The Diamonds Previews Tracks From Upcoming Album 'Electra Heart'

    March 23, 2012 11:36 AM EDT (L-R): Manager Derek MacKillop (Wallace Productions/Rocket Music), Marina Diamandis, and Christina Kotsamanidis (PR, Atlantic Records) swung by the Billboard office to preview tracks from Marina and the Diamonds' upcoming record Electra Heart ...

  6. Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran Rock Warner's SXSW Bash

    March 15, 2012 1:11 PM EDT If diversity remains one of South By Southwest's credos, you didn't have to look further than the second night of the Warner Music Group's The Warner Sound residency on Wednesday at La Zona Rosa. Recalling old-school SXSW showcases, ...

  7. Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa and Mariah Carey Stir Buzz on Social 50 Chart

    March 08, 2012 8:47 PM EST Odd Future makes its Billboard Social 50 debut at No. 30 this week, as the act has been especially active on social networks lately. The 12 members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) are well known ...

  8. Lady Gaga Sets Record 20 Million Twitter Followers, Ahead of Bieber, Shakira, Rihanna

    March 07, 2012 5:30 AM EST Did ANYONE see SPRINGSTEEN on Fallon last night!!! Buy his new album. It is so genius its hard to even believe. Just mind-blowing passion. - Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 3, 2012 Lady Gaga's army of little monsters continues to grow, as the pop ...

  9. Rihanna, Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Remix Releases

    March 01, 2012 5:03 PM EST It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna ...

  10. Whitney Houston's YouTube & Vevo Plays Gain 4,523%

    February 24, 2012 10:02 PM EST The late Whitney Houston's videos are in high-demand on both YouTube and Vevo, as her play count increased by 4,523% last week, according to Next Big Sound. She went from 868,000 plays to 40.2 million in the week ending Feb. 20. In turn, the ...

  11. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  12. Janet Jackson in Preliminary Talks to Join 'The X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST Could Janet Jackson be joining The X Factor? Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Photos: Katy Perry, David Guetta, Robyn, Roger Faxon Rock EMI's Carnival-Themed Grammy After Party

    February 15, 2012 5:15 PM EST Guest attend the circus-themed EMI Grammy afterparty at The Capitol Tower in L.A. on Febr 12 (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images) Back in the day, record labels used to go all-out for their Grammy parties, and EMI's circus-themed event, held ...

  15. Grammys Spawn Record Levels of 'Social TV' Activity, Led By Adele, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson

    February 13, 2012 3:31 PM EST Not only did people tune into Sunday night Grammys telecast, they created a record number of social media comments about the event. The telecast, as well as the 3 hours preceding and following the telecast, generated 13.0 million comments from U.S ...

  16. Billboard.biz Grammy Reader's Poll Results: You Guys Are Good!

    February 13, 2012 12:44 PM EST After weeks of speculation and thousands of votes in our Reader's Poll, the results came in during last night's Grammy Awards, and our readers called Adele's sweep of the three major awards - Record of the Year ("Rolling In The ...

  17. Foo Fighters, Skrillex Kanye West Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 12, 2012 10:30 PM EST Kanye West, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Foo Fighters and... Betty White are among the winners of the Pre-Telecast Grammy ceremony. A handful of major trophies were presented before the main Grammy ceremony, which kicks off from the Staples Center in L ...

  18. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  19. Madonna & Nicki Minaj Bowl Over Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2012 6:20 PM EST Madonna's flurry of media activity last week sparks her re-entry at No. 8 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, her highest rank ever on the year-old tally. Her video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" premiered Feb. 3 on YouTube, wh ...

  20. Katy Perry to Release 'Teenage Dream' Special Edition in March

    February 09, 2012 12:37 PM EST Teenage Dream , Katy Perry's sophomore album which spawned a record-tying five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, will be rereleased as a special edition on March 27. Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection will feature three new songs, a ...

  21. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  22. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 5:53 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster the People and Maroon 5, it was announced on We ...

  23. Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Deadmau5 & Chris Brown to Lead Dance Music Tribute at Grammys

    February 07, 2012 4:04 PM EST For the sake of the Grammys, Dave Grohl is squelching his beef with electronic music. The Foo Fighters, who have been known to diss computer-made tracks and their creators during their live shows, will participate in a "special performance hi ...

  24. Nicki Minaj's Media Takeover Prompts Social Chart Climb

    February 03, 2012 9:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is getting super social on the Billboard Social 50 chart, as the hip-hop diva flies from No. 16 to No. 10 -- her visit to the top 10 since the Dec. 24 tally when she ranked at No. 8. She saw a 17% gain in Twitter followers in the track ...

  25. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Perform on Grammy Awards

    February 02, 2012 10:05 AM EST Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three- ...

  26. Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters to Perform @ MusiCares Grammy Week Event

    February 01, 2012 1:46 PM EST When Paul McCartney is honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy week next Friday night, he'll be the biggest name in an otherwise stellar lineup of performers. In addition to a special McCartney performance to highlight the n ...

  27. Adele Atop Hot 100, But Kelly Clarkson Getting 'Stronger' at No. 2

    February 01, 2012 12:57 PM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which bounds from No. 8 ...

  28. Katy Perry in Talks With Paramount For 3D Movie

    January 31, 2012 10:02 PM EST Katy Perry could be headed to the big-screen -- and in 3D, to boot. Paramount has initiated talks with Perry's camp, as well as Imagine Entertainment, to create a documentary-style 3D film centered on the powerhouse singer-songwriter. Dealmak ...

  29. Katy Perry Lands 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Mainstream Top 40 (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 6:37 PM EST It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 tally to become the record-extending sixth No. 1 ...

  30. Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge

    January 26, 2012 10:28 PM EST No. 3 Lucian Grainge Chairman/CEO Universal Music Group Chieftain of the Largest Major-Label Group... After flattening the competition in Europe, then-Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge was anointed in 2010 by Vivendi ...

  31. Billboard Power 100: Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg

    January 26, 2012 9:08 PM EST No. 83 Martin Karl "Max Martin" Sandberg Songwriter/Producer Pop's Platinum Pen... Max Martin either wrote or co-wrote so many '90s teen pop hits, you could make mixtapes exclusively from them: from his December 1995 Billboard ...

  32. Billboard Power 100: Rob Light

    January 26, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 7 Rob Light Managing Partner/Head of Music Creative Artists Agency Twitter: @caaspeakers Kicking Ass and Booking Names... Agents, especially super-agents, effortlessly shift personas from charming diplomat to Darth Vader. In truth, sometimes t ...

  33. Adele's 'Fire' Burns Path to Hot 100 Summit

    January 25, 2012 11:54 AM EST Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, after 10 weeks and making history in the process. As Adele's set &q ...

  34. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any ...

  35. Ron Pence Leaves Live Nation to Become EMI's Brand Partnerships Head

    January 19, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ron Pence has joined EMI North America as its new head of brand partnerships, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 19), overseeing advertising and brand deals for a roster that includes Katy Perry, Coldplay, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. P ...

  36. Rihanna's 'Love' Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

    January 18, 2012 4:41 PM EST Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, beco ...

  37. Katy Perry Partners With 'The Sims' For Own Game

    January 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST Electronic Arts announced today (Jan. 17) a collaboration between Katy Perry and virtual reality computer program "The Sims" to create a Collector's Edition game with content and exclusives featuring the "Teenage Dream" st ...

  38. Morning Heds: SOPA Momentum Shift, SXSW Music Line-Up, Lookout! Records Shutters

    January 17, 2012 8:04 AM EST Momentum shift: SOPA, PIPA opponents now in driver's seat CNET The broad support in the U.S. government for two controversial antipiracy bills appears to be evaporating.... Is Facebook IPO on Track for Late May? All Thngs D According to multi ...

  39. Adele's a Social Climber: Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 13, 2012 10:09 PM EST Adele becomes just the sixth act to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart since it launched on Dec. 11, 2010 as the diva skips 3-1 in her 49th week on the tally. She follows Justin Bieber (38 weeks), Lady Gaga (11 weeks), Rihanna (six we ...

  40. Stingray Digital Partners With EMI Music In Digital Worldwide Rights Deal

    January 13, 2012 1:44 PM EST Montreal-headquartered Stingray Digital, a digital content provider and operator of Galaxie music service, The Karaoke Channel, and video-on-demand Concert TV, has signed a content agreement with EMI Music. The deal will give Stingray Digital worl ...

  41. Sony To Resurrect Relentless Records Label

    January 12, 2012 2:26 PM EST Sony Music is to re-launch Relentless Records, the U.K.-based label which helped launch the careers of Joss Stone, Jay Sean and KT Tunstall. Label co-founder and former Virgin Records U.K. President Shabs Jobanputra is to head the revived London-b ...

  42. Rihanna Renews 'Love' Affair Atop Hot 100

    January 12, 2012 7:30 AM EST After a two-week respite, Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit (2-1) for a ninth total week in charge. The song, which already represents Rihanna's longest residence at No. ...

  43. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Demi Lovato Win Big at People's Choice Awards 2012

    January 12, 2012 7:10 AM EST Katy Perry made her presence felt at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Never mind that she wasn't even there. The "Firework" singer earned five trophies at the annual fan-driven affair, including favorite ...

  44. Adele's '21' Hits 15th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 11, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" album hangs in for a whopping 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 14%). It's the only title to move over 100,000 this week, as the No. 2 set -- ...

  45. Beyonce's (Non) Baby Mama Drama Bounces Her Up Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 05, 2012 10:50 PM EST Leave it to some (non) baby mama drama to boost Beyonce up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, as the expectant mother strolls from No. 35 to No. 15 on the tally. During the tracking week that ended Jan. 1, Beyonce's official Twitter ...

  46. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  47. LMFAO Still 'Sexy' Atop Hot 100

    January 04, 2012 5:22 PM EST LMFAO scores a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It." The confident duo's previous leader, "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, meanwhile, continues its lengthy residence i ...

  48. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  49. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  50. Rihanna's 'We Found Love ' Is 2011's, Singer's Longest Chart-Topping Hot 100 Song

    December 21, 2011 2:18 PM EST With an eighth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 for "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, Rihanna links her longest command of the list. The song's reign bests the seven-week rules of two of her prior leaders: 2007's "U ...

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