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  1. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  2. Grammys Embrace of Chris Brown Draws Criticism

    February 14, 2012 7:58 AM EST Chris Brown accepting an award at the 2012 Grammys .(Getty Images) NEW YORK (AP) - The Grammy Awards' warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star s ...

  3. Chris Brown To Perform at the Grammys

    February 06, 2012 9:33 PM EST Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago. Brown admitted to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the ...

  4. Dave Grohl On Rock And The Grammys

    February 06, 2012 7:23 AM EST Foo Fighters play the Metro's Lollapalooza afterparty Aug .6, 2011 in Chicago. (Photo: Dana Loftus) LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Dave Grohl started in the music business, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars were tots; Rihanna and Adele weren't even born ...

  5. Rihanna, Coldplay to Perform Together at Grammy Awards

    January 19, 2012 12:10 PM EST Rihanna, Coldplay and Paul McCartney have been added to the lineup of performers at the Grammy Awards' Feb. 12 telecast. The former two acts will perform together for the first time, and McCartney -- no stranger to the Grammys stage -- is als ...

  6. UK's Top Selling 2011 Albums and Singles: By the Numbers

    January 03, 2012 3:09 PM EST Official Charts Company data for the U.K. for the full year of 2011 reveal four million-selling albums and two million-selling singles, with female artists taking five of the top ten titles in each list. Combined sales of the top ten albums stood ...

  7. Rihanna Fever Hits U.K As Singer Tops Album, Singles Charts

    November 28, 2011 7:41 AM EST Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Bajan superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year, and several new U.K. chart records in the process. Meanwhile, "Now! That's What I ...

  8. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Album Heading to No. 1; Nickelback, Rihanna Aiming for Top Five

    November 23, 2011 4:17 PM EST It seems Rihanna will yet again be denied her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that her newest release, "Talk That Talk," released on Nov. 21, may sell around 200,000 copies by the end of the trackin ...

  9. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Clean Up at AMAs

    November 21, 2011 1:19 AM EST Taylor Swift made it a perfect 10 at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The country star won three awards including Artist of the Year at the Nokia Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles, giving her ten AMAs in her career. "This is one of th ...

  10. American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners

    November 18, 2011 1:24 AM EST Full list of 2011 American Music Awards Winners: Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maro ...

  11. Rihanna to Release New Single via Facebook Tomorrow, Offers Up Sneak Peak of 'Talk That Talk'

    November 10, 2011 11:51 AM EST Continuing her rapid-fire release schedule, Rihanna will reportedly unveil the second single from her forthcoming album "Talk That Talk" on Friday (due Nov. 11), just as "We Found Love" stays strong at the top of the Hot 100. & ...

  12. Rihanna Roars Onto Hot 100, LMFAO Leaps Into Top 10

    September 28, 2011 2:54 PM EDT While Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna and LMFAO make strong cases for future chart domination with their latest singles. Rihanna charges o ...

  13. Tony Bennett Becomes Oldest Living Artist to Top Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year-old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold ...

  14. Rihanna Tweets New Album Due Out 'This Fall!!!!!'

    September 16, 2011 8:45 AM EDT When Rihanna tweets, people listen. On Sept. 15, the diva tweeted a response to one of her followers asking "When's the next album due?" with "THIS FALL!!!!!" which must have been music to the ears of her fans. Sources con ...

  15. Kelly Clarkson Debuts, Rihanna Rises On Billboard Hot 100

    September 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT As Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rebounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All" launches on the chart as the list's highest debut at No. 18. Rihan ...

  16. Rihanna's 'Cheers' Nears Hot 100 Top Ten; Adele, Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator Get VMAs Bounce

    September 01, 2011 1:21 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, rolls to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week. L ...

  17. David Gray Releases Album Exclusively on Groupon

    June 29, 2011 2:22 PM EDT For the first time ever, Groupon became the sole destination for downloading a music recording when British artist David Gray debuted "Lost and Found-Live in Dublin" on the deal-of-the-day website on Monday (June 27). Groupon made the 12 ...

  18. Adele Helps U.K. Digital Album Sales Top 10 Million In Record Time

    June 28, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Digital album sales in the United Kingdom have topped 10 million units in record time, accounting for 22% of all albums sold year to date, according to new data from the Official Charts Company (OCC). The 10 million sales mark was reached last wee ...

  19. Lady Gaga, Pitbull Again at No. 1 on U.K. Charts; The Pierces Debut at No. 4

    June 06, 2011 7:32 AM EDT Lady Gaga started a second week atop the U.K. album chart and Pitbull a third on the singles survey in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) rules the alb ...

  20. Rihanna's 'Man Down' Murder Video Sparks Calls for BET, Viacom to Stop Airing

    June 02, 2011 6:25 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - A new Rihanna music video, in which the singer guns down a man in retaliation for an apparent sexual assault, was condemned on Wednesday for encouraging young women to turn to violence. "Man Down", which debuted on the Blac ...

  21. Adele Smashes Madonna's U.K. Chart Record In Tenth Week At No. 1

    April 04, 2011 8:05 AM EDT With XL Recordings' Adele continuing to rewrite the U.K. album sales record book, Jennifer Lopez scored her third No. 1 single in the territory yesterday (Sunday) with "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull. Adele ...

  22. Chart Moves: Now 37, Rihanna, Big Time Rush, Jennifer Lopez, Kesha

    March 03, 2011 10:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- "Now 37" : With 304,000 sold in three weeks' time according to Nielsen SoundScan, the compilation album is selling at a faster clip than "Now 36," which took six weeks to push past the same threshold. ...

  23. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

  24. Adele Owns U.K. Charts: Top Two Albums, No. 1 Single

    February 28, 2011 12:15 AM EST Adele continued her U.K. chart supremacy as new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company. Her sophomore album "21" (XL) began a fifth week atop the album chart as "Someone Like You" moved into a ...

  25. Adele Ties Beatles on British Charts Following BRIT Awards

    February 21, 2011 7:47 AM EST Adele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album "21" started a fourth week at No. 1 ...

  26. Rihanna & Drake, Cee Lo & Gwyneth Paltrow to Duet at Grammys

    February 02, 2011 10:30 AM EST Rihanna and Drake will perform together at the Grammy Awards, while Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow will team up for their own duet with the Jim Henson Company Puppets, it was announced late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (Feb. 2). Rihanna a ...

  27. Rihanna's 'Loud' Tops Take That on U.K. Album Chart; Matt Cardle's 'When We Collide' Still No. 1 Single

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week at ...

  28. Take That, 'X Factor' Winner Matt Cardle Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added another 430,000 sales last week, according to the Official Chart Company, to continue its reign on the final U.K. album chart of 2010. "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle's & ...

  29. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song Beating Out John Cage's '4'13' and Trashmen's 'Surfin' Bird'

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 fi ...

  30. Take That Sales Top 700,000 In 2 Weeks

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart, while the now-annual charity song by the finalists of this year's "X Factor," a cover of David Bowie 's &quo ...

  31. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  32. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Univ ...

  33. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Dr. Dre, Rihanna

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200 -- Susan Boyle/Jackie Evancho : The top two rungs of the Billboard 200 chart are brought to you by Simon Cowell's Syco Music imprint and his "Got Talent" TV franchise. At No. 1, former "Britain's Got Tale ...

  34. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 d ...

  35. It's Rihanna's 'World' Atop The Hot 100

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two weeks after topping the Billboard Hot 100 with “What’s My Name?,” featuring Drake, Rihanna will return to No. 1 on the chart released Thursday (Nov. 25) with “Only Girl (In the World),” the debut single from her new album “Loud.” It's the ...

  36. On the Billboard 200: SuBo's Still No. 1; Eight Albums Debut in Top 10

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" easily fended off all challengers as it holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, posting a second-week increase in sales with 335,000 (up 5%) sold according to Nielsen SoundScan .. ...

  37. Groupon Promotes Rihanna's 'Loud'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST We’ve pretty extensively covered the opportunities Groupon offers the music industry in the touring and ticketing space. But as the holiday sales season approaches we’re now starting to see some examples of Groupon being used to sell recorded musi ...

  38. Rihanna Breaks Mainstream Top 40 No. 1 Record

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna rewrites the mark for most No. 1s in the 18-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart, as "Only Girl (In the World)" rises 2-1. The song is Rihanna's seventh Mainstream Top 40 leader, pushing the ...

  39. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, ...

  40. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber walked away with the American Music Awards artist of the year trophy, becoming the youngest person in the history of the of the event to win the award. The Canadian heartthrob chose to share the spotlight with his "mentor, best ...

  41. Chart Outlook: Susan Boyle’s ‘Gift’ Likely to Remain No. 1 Next Week

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Though a hefty number of blockbuster new albums reached the marketplace on Nov. 16, none of them look like they'll topple Susan Boyle's "The Gift" from No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Industry prognosticators suggest that ...

  42. A 'Dream' Come True: 'Glee' Cast and Susan Boyle Top Charts

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Both the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" series and "Britain's Got Talent" contestant-turned singing-sensation Susan Boyle make waves atop Billboard's charts this week. "Glee" earns its first No. 1 on the Digit ...

  43. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  44. Rihanna Roars To Hot 100 Summit

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna rockets to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Nov. 11), as "What's My Name?," featuring Drake, vaults 60-1. The song debuts at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs with sales of 235,000, according to Nielsen Sou ...

  45. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the Billboard 200 , country rules the top three roost for the first time in three years with Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holding court at No. 1 for a second week, Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" arriving at No. 2 an ...

  46. Rihanna Leaves Manager, Now Under Jay-Z's Umbrella

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna is now under Jay-Z's umbrella. The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management. Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that she& ...