Last Friday Night

  1. How Katy Perry & Capitol/EMI Turned Fearlessness, Gut Instinct, Well-Crafted Material Into Massive Success

    November 30, 2012 12:55 PM EST Katy Perry certainly began her relationship with Capitol/EMI Records on a provocative note-or is it all new artists that favor a first single about kissing someone of the same gender? Executive VP of marketing/promotion Greg Thompson remembers the ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Official Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer. The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  3. Katy Perry Ties Rihanna on Mainstream Top 40 Chart With Ninth No. 1

    July 31, 2012 11:58 AM EDT Katy Perry matches Rihanna's record for the most No. 1s in the almost 20-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart, as "Wide Awake" (Capitol) rises 2-1. With the coronation, Perry and Rihanna each bo ...

  4. Pulse Recording, Home to Pop Hitmaker Bonnie McKee, Partners with Nashville's Creative Nation

    July 13, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Pulse Recording, the LA-based publishing and management company that represents songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), producer-writers Dallas Austin (Pink, TLC) and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga) and dance artist Sofi, has signed an e ...

  5. Katy Perry Rocks Hollywood with Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats Show

    June 27, 2012 12:24 AM EDT Unpacking a slew of hits for all of Hollywood to see, Katy Perry kicked off Pepsi and Billboard's "Summer Beats" live series with a special performance on Tuesday night (June 26). Perry's eight-song set was delivered as part of ...

  6. Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench Win Big at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 18, 2012 6:04 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen may be the new Sheepdogs -- the Canadian artist on the lips of everyone this year. The newly crowned U.S. chart-topper who signed with Scooter Braun's School Boy Records after Justin Bieber heard "Call Me Maybe" dur ...

  7. Chart Moves: Justin Bieber's 'Die' Debuts on Billboard Hot 100, the Wanted's 'Sun' Rises

    June 07, 2012 8:23 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Only four women in the chart's nearly 54-year history boast more top 10s. Gotye's &q ...

  8. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10; Gotye Hangs On at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a fifth week at No. 1. "Drive" motors 11-10 on the Hot 100, m ...

  9. Katy Perry Set to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2012 2:36 PM EDT Katy Perry is the latest addition to a growing list of superstar performers taking the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena. The pop star will be debuting her ne ...

  10. The Beatles: Coming Soon to a (Digital) Jukebox Near You

    March 16, 2012 6:59 PM EDT Thirteen Beatles studio albums in addition to their Past masters, "Red," "Blue," and "1" collections will be featured on TouchTunes' 50,000 digital jukeboxes starting April 1. TouchTunes is the largest out-of-hom ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Katy Perry Releases B.o.B Remix of "The One,' But Can It Break Michael Jackson's Record?

    December 15, 2011 4:42 PM EST Capitol Records is adding another weapon in its arsenal to help Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The label today (Dec. 15) serviced a remix of the song featuring rapper B.o.B to mainstream ...

  16. Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit

    December 14, 2011 12:11 PM EST Not contented with being honored as the Billboard Hot 100 Artist of the Year , Katy Perry continues to make her mark on the survey. As "The One That Got Away" bounds 9-4, her "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the third in the ...

  17. Will Katy Perry's 'One' Sale Price Boost It Up The Hot 100?

    December 06, 2011 4:24 PM EST Could new sale pricing of Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" help push it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the coming weeks? The track has been discounted to 69 cents in the U.S. iTunes Store -- a little more tha ...

  18. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10

    November 23, 2011 5:05 PM EST Katy Perry squeezes in yet another impressive achievement for which to be thankful this year. Her "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s, as & ...

  19. Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Still Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Back in Top 10

    November 23, 2011 12:15 PM EST Rihanna tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while she makes history on the Hot Digital Songs chart with a little help from friend Drake. Katy Perry, meanwhile, adds to h ...

  20. Katy Perry's Run at Michael Jackson's Billboard Hot 100 Record Begins Today ...

    September 28, 2011 7:13 PM EDT Can Katy Perry make Billboard Hot 100 history by notching a sixth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream"? Radio begins to weigh in on the answer today (Sept. 28), as Capitol Records serviced "The One That Got Away" to mainstream ...

  21. Capitol To Release Sixth Single From Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'

    September 14, 2011 11:41 AM EDT Historic Hot 100 Record http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/genre ...

  22. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Is Official Song of the Summer

    September 09, 2011 7:30 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi ...

  23. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 Post-VMAs Performance (Watch)

    September 07, 2011 3:33 PM EDT Following her acclaimed performance of the song "Someone Like You" on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28, Adele's stark ballad bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, vaulting 19-1 with dual Greatest Gainer/Digital and Airplay h ...

  24. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's 'Moves Like Jagger' Struts To No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 31, 2011 3:27 PM EDT Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, rolling 4-1 with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of ...

  25. Katy Perry's 2011 Record-Setting Chart Juggernaut Continues: Notches Fourth Adult Top 40 No. 1

    August 30, 2011 11:28 AM EDT Another week, another record-setting chart achievement for Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." The album becomes the first set in the 15-year history of Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart to generate four No. 1s, as "Last Friday Nig ...

  26. Chart Moves: Adele & Lady Gaga Hit Hot 100 Top 40 With Latest Singles

    August 25, 2011 12:45 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" and Lil Wayne blasts in at No. 3 with "She Will," featuring Drake. Still, other notable moves dot ...

  27. Which Hot 100 Record Does Lil Wayne Beat Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles?

    August 24, 2011 7:34 PM EDT Katy Perry remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," her historic fifth No. 1 from her album "Teenage Dream," while Lil Wayne leaps onto the survey at No. 3 with the latest previe ...

  28. Lil Wayne's 'She Will' Feat. Drake Debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs; Jay-Z & Kanye Top Billboard 200 Again

    August 24, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a quiet week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, where Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" holds at No. 1 for a second frame with 177,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 59%), and just two albums bow in the r ...

  29. Can Katy Perry Beat Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record With A Sixth No. 1 Single?

    August 22, 2011 6:42 PM EDT After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Jackson, in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs from one ...

  30. How Katy Perry's Hot 100 Record Stacks-Up Against The Beatles, Elvis, Michael, Mariah & Whitney

    August 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Katy Perry's historic fifth No. 1 on the Hot 100 from her "Teenage Dream" album makes her one of only seven artists in the history of the Hot 100 to put together a string of five or more consecutive chart-toppers, placing her in est ...

  31. Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera's 'Jagger' Move Up Billboard Hot 100; Also, The 'Glee-pocalypse!'

    August 18, 2011 12:56 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Katy Perry makes Hot 100 history by becoming the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson, in the chart's five-decade archives to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as & ...

  32. Katy Perry Laughs Last: 'Teenage Dream' and Its Singles Rack Up Huge Sales

    August 17, 2011 6:50 PM EDT Almost a year ago, Billboard published a story analyzing whether or not Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" album had met its first-week sales expectations. In the weeks leading up to the album's release, Perry seemed omnipresent, and ...

  33. Katy Perry Ties Michael Jackson's Historic Hot 100 Record

    August 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart ...

  34. LMFAO Hold off Katy Perry From Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Billboard cover stars LMFAO are loving life atop the Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Hot Digital S ...

  35. Katy Perry Sets Sights On Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record With 'Friday' Remix

    August 05, 2011 2:59 PM EDT Katy Perry is on the verge of tying an incredible Billboard Hot 100 chart record -- held by Michael Jackson -- thanks to some help from Missy Elliott. Jackson owns the record for the most Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album -- with five from his ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Katy Perry Sets Mainstream Top 40 Record With Fifth No. 1 Single from 'Teenage Dream'

    August 01, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in the almost 19-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart to generate five No. 1s, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" ascends 2-1. The song follows " ...

  38. Amy Winehouse Owns U.K. Charts: Three Albums In Top Ten, Five Singles In Top 40

    August 01, 2011 6:41 AM EDT In a powerful tribute by her legions of fans, Amy Winehouse dominated the new U.K. sales charts in the wake of her death on July 23. Her sophomore album "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returned to the summit, as she placed two other a ...

  39. LMFAO Holds at No. 1, Bad Meets Evil Charges Into Top 10 on Hot 100

    July 27, 2011 4:28 PM EDT LMFAO spends its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 28) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while high-profile rap duo Bad Meets Evil charges into the top ...

  40. Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper' Soars Into Billboard Hot 100's Top 10

    July 20, 2011 3:37 PM EDT LMFAO spends its third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , to be released tomorrow (July 21) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Demi Lovato scores her first top 10 debut, as "Skysc ...

  41. Rebecca Black Debuts 'My Moment,' Follow-Up To 'Friday' (Watch)

    July 18, 2011 5:34 PM EDT Rebecca Black had her 15 minutes of fame with her viral hit, "Friday," and now she's back for another few minutes in the spotlight with the premiere of "My Moment," her first official video and single since the Ark Music F ...

  42. Lil Wayne, OneRepublic Scale Hot 100's Top 10 As Chart's Greatest Gainers

    July 13, 2011 3:24 PM EDT LMFAO spends its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 14) on Billboard.biz, with "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Lil Wayne's "How to Love" and OneRepublic& ...

  43. Rebecca Black to Self-Release New Single, EP

    July 11, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Rebecca Black is releasing a new single, her first since "Friday" became a viral video sensation. "My Moment" will debut on Black's Youtube channel starting at 8:00 p.m. on July 18 as well as the singer's official web ...

  44. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Tops Hot 100, First No.1 By A Duo Since 2004

    July 06, 2011 1:23 PM EDT LMFAO leaps to its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (July 7) on Billboard.biz, as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, lifts 3-1 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. "Party" p ...

  45. Britney Spears Snares 21st Top 40 Hot 100 Single; Florence & the Machine Bounces Up Billboard 200: Chart Moves

    June 30, 2011 12:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is deep-sixed on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1, as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, ...

  46. Pitbull's First Hot 100 No. 1 'Give Me Everything' Ends 19-Week Female Chart Reign

    June 29, 2011 4:04 PM EDT Pitbull - Give Me Everything HD from suray.net on Vimeo . Pitbull unleashes his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 30) on Billboard.biz, as "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, rises ...

  47. Katy Perry Breaks Own Digital Sales Record With 'Last Friday Night,' Closing in on Michael Jackson No. 1s Record

    June 24, 2011 3:11 PM EDT To say that Katy Perry has been on a roll lately would be a grand understatement. She was already the only artist to bank four No. 1s on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart from one album and the only artist with four 4-million-selling downlo ...

  48. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  49. Chart Moves: Jason Aldean Has Greatest Gainer on Both Hot 100 and Billboard 200 Charts

    June 16, 2011 2:20 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Jason Aldean: "Dirt Road Anthem" speeds 23-9 with the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital award . As it flies 16-4 on Hot Digital Songs with 169,000 downloads sold ( up 99% ), the song nets the second-best we ...

  50. Chart Moves: Lil Wayne Blasts Up Hot 100; Miguel Has Album Chart's Greatest Gainer

    June 09, 2011 10:46 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a second week atop Hot 100 Airplay (150 million in audience, up 5%, according to Nielsen BDS). The multi-format hit re ...

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