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  1. Bieber Back at No. 1, Slash Slides in at No. 3

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to the top slot on the Billboard 200 while Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" falls out of the penthouse to No. 2 ... Guitar god Slash debuts at No. 3 with his self-titled solo debut .. ...

  2. Madonna Is Most Played In U.K.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has been revealed as the artist whose recordings have been played in public in the U.K. more than any other over the past 10 years. The People's Artist Chart, which aired on Radio 2, counted down the top 50 most played acts from 2000 ...

  3. Billboard.biz Q&A: President of StubHub, GM of eBay Tickets, Chris Tsakalakis

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than any other company, StubHub has been responsible for the perception makeover that turned ticket "scalpers" into ticket "brokers." StubHub helped rebrand an often-vilified vocation by pushing ticket reselling out of the ...

  4. NYC Assistant Convicted In Ex-Ramones Manager Killing

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The personal assistant of punk-rock pioneer and celebrity real estate broker Linda Stein has been convicted of bludgeoning her boss to death with a piece of exercise equipment. Jurors spent less than a day reaching a second-degree murder verdict i ...

  5. Business Matters: Live Nation, Danger Mouse, Best Buy

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation, 's stock was at $11.93 in morning tr ...

  6. Madonna Gives $250K To Haiti, Asks Others To Match

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Madonna says she has donated a $250,000 to help the people of Haiti — and she is urging her fans and friends to do the same. The pop queen said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti. She says she donated to Partners I ...

  7. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 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. FROM 'FALLIN' ' TO 'THE RISING': The past decade yielded Billboard char ...

  8. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 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 ...

  9. Warner Music Posts Quarterly Loss

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group reported a quarterly loss today due to higher interest expense and charges for job cuts. Top selling artists in the period included Jay-Z, Madonna and Japanese acts Kobukuro and Superfly, but the company noted that the shrinking ...

  10. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  11. Madonna, Robbie Williams Rule In Europe

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard’s new pan-European sales charts show Madonna starting a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Robbie Williams makes a triumphant return, topping European Hot 100 Singles with “Bodies” (Virgin/EMI). “Celebration” loses it ...

  12. Alexandra Burke, Editors Top U.K. Charts

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Birmingham, England rock band Editors achieved their second consecutive No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday, while pop vocalist Alexandra Burke scored a new singles bestseller. "In This Light and On This Evening" (Kitchenwa ...

  13. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Madonna Secures Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's pan-European sales chart leaders continue their runs, with Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) starting a second week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guett ...

  16. Streisand Surprises With Ninth No. 1 Album

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While many were focused on what started as a battle for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 between Paramore's "Brand New Eyes" and Mariah Carey's "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel," diva supreme Barbra Streisand trumps ...

  17. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previ ...

  18. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 1 ...

  19. Mariah Carey, Paramore In Race For No. 1

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart is going to be flush with new releases, including a race for No. 1 between Mariah Carey's new "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" and Paramore's third album "Brand New Eyes." Ba ...

  20. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday). Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart&quo ...

  21. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to ...

  22. Madonna To Set Record With Sticky & Sweet Tour

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's Sticky & Sweet wraps today with the second of two shows in Tel Aviv, Israel Sept. 1-2, putting the lid on what looks to be a record setting tour. With a gross of $408 million, Sticky & Sweet is the top-grossing tour by a sol ...

  23. DJ AM Found Dead In New York Apartment

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT DJ AM, the stage name of disc jockey Adam Goldstein whose music could be heard on albums by Madonna and Will Smith, was found dead in his New York apartment at age 36 on Friday, according to media reports. John Sweeney, a spokesman for the New Yor ...

  24. Business Matters: Global Gaming Factory, Live Nation, Spotify

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global Gaming Factory , the Swedish company that planned to buy The Pirate Bay and transform it into a legitimate company with a bold business ...

  25. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait hands off the Billboard 200's top spot to fellow country veteran Reba McEntire as the diva lands her second No. 1 on the chart. Her "Keep On Loving You" concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart—her ...

  26. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  27. Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Britney Dominate MTV VMA Noms

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Tuesday each earned nine nominations for next month's MTV Video Music Awards, more than any other artist, while Britney Spears continued her musical comeback with seven nods. All three will compete for the honor of vi ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Madonna Tops Strong Midyear List Of Top 25 Tours

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite the uncertain state of the economy, Billboard's midyear touring charts indicate a pattern of success that could well carry through the end of the year. And, even more so than usual, the top 25 list is dominated by acts that first achi ...

  30. Madonna Visits Workers Injured In French Stage collapse

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna visited on Sunday workers injured while building a stage for her concert in southern France, as well as meeting the family of one of two workers killed in the accident. A French worker was killed on the spot on Thursday when part of the ro ...

  31. Second Man Dies After Madonna Show Stage Collapse

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British worker died in hospital after he was injured in the collapse of a stage that was being built for a Madonna concert in the southern French city of Marseille, authorities said on Friday. A French worker was killed on the spot when the stag ...

  32. Madonna Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson In Concert

    July 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna paid tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday night (July 4) in the same arena where he was to stage his comeback, dancing along with an impersonator doing Jackson's distinctive moves. Jackson, who died last week, was to begin a series ...

  33. Publishers Quarterly: EMI Makes Lyrics A Big Business

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The apparel company Lyric Culture has its offices in a three-story house in West Hollywood, just stumbling distance from famous Sunset Strip music haunts like the Whisky a Go Go and the KeyClub. The location is a little trendy and a whole lot rock ...

  34. Bob Dylan Lands Fifth No. 1 Album

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan earns his fifth chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "Together Through Life" begins atop the list with 125,000 . . . Rock super group Heaven and Hell make a top 10 bow, as does the world music-flavored "Playing for Change& ...

  35. U.K. Promoter Predicts Summer Ticketing Strife

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Summer stadium and arena shows by Take That, Madonna, Oasis and U2 are likely to be targeted by fraudulent ticket operations, according to one leading U.K. promoter. Rob Ballantine, director of Manchester-based SJM Concerts, tells Billboard.biz th ...

  36. Exile, Madonna Honored At RIAJ Gold Disc Awards

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Japanese pop act Exile and Madonna were among the winners at the 23rd edition of the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) Gold Disc Awards at Tokyo International Forum in the Yurakucho district of Tokyo. The awards, held March 2, celebra ...

  37. Live Nation: No Janet Deal In The Works

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, Live Nation has not signed a multi-rights or long term deal with Janet Jackson, according to a company spokesperson. Multiple online reports the past few days have stated that Jackson has likely followe ...

  38. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2009 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's M ...

  39. Antitrust Woes Could Dog Ticketmaster, Live Nation

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST A proposed merger of concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. is expected to be announced within days, but antitrust concerns could delay its completion. Board members for at least one of the companies ...

  40. Viagogo Secures $15m Extra Funding

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Viagogo, the secondary-ticketing company, has clinched $15 million in new investment from two retired sports superstars at the same time as it has extended its current ticketing deal with Madonna. The $15 million is from Stefanie Graf Ventures and ...

  41. Madonna To Extend Sticky & Sweet Tour

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna will return to the road with her Sticky & Sweet tour this summer for roughly 25 more shows in the U.K. and Europe, adding to the total of what's already the top-grossing tour ever by a female or solo artist. The final leg of the t ...

  42. Beck Tempts Goldsmith Back To Management

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recipient Jeff Beck has announced Harvey Goldsmith CBE as his new manager. It is a return to the management field for the renowned promoter, who has worked with everyone from Queen to Madonna as well as both Live Ai ...

  43. Madonna Wins Privacy Case Against U.K. Tabloid

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has won a court battle against a British tabloid that published pictures recently of her wedding eight years ago. The one-time Material Girl won a judgment on Monday (Dec. 8) against a British tabloid that she accused of breaching her priv ...

  44. Madonna Postpones Concert In Buenos Aires

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna has postponed the first of four shows in Argentina. Representatives of River Plate Stadium say they have postponed the pop star's opening concert at the request of the production company. She will still perform as scheduled in Buenos ...

  45. Term Extension Message Sent To PM

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A group of U.K. musicians has delivered a video message to prime minister Gordon Brown, urging the government to support proposals to extend the copyright term for performers and record companies. The video was filmed at Abbey Road Studios in Lond ...

  46. Madonna Tour Grosses $91.5 Million In North America

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna wraps the North American leg of her Sticky & Sweet tour tonight in front of 50,000 people at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The 28 dates in North America have grossed about $91.5 million and moved about 550,000 tickets, according to tour pr ...

  47. Britney, Justin Join Madonna In Los Angeles

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna had a little help from some friends at the Los Angeles stop of her Sticky and Sweet tour last night (Nov. 6) at Dodger Stadium, as both Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake turned up as surprise guest stars. The former wowed the crowd duri ...

  48. Britney, Justin To Play With Madonna In L.A.?

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Madonna will get a lift from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at her show tonight (Nov. 6) at Los Angeles' Dodgers Stadium, according to KIIS-FM personality Ryan Seacrest. Spears and Timberlake have rarely been in the same place, much les ...

  49. Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Police Lead Touring Award Finalists

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the Police are among the finalists for the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. All three of those tours are finalists for the Top Tour and Top ...

  50. Capitol Readies 'Best Of Bond'

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capitol/EMI will drop "The Best Of Bond...James Bond" on Oct. 28, a compilation featuring 23 songs from the movie franchise. Among the included songs are: Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill," Garbage's "The World Is ...

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