Mariah Carey

  1. The Inside Story of How Mariah Carey and L.A. Reid Reunited (at a Fraction of Her Former $80 Million Deal)

    January 30, 2015 11:00 AM EST Just months shy of the 10-year anniversary of The Emancipation of Mimi , Mariah Carey and Antonio "L.A." Reid are prepping another kind of comeback. According to multiple sources, the 45-year-old singer is returning to Sony Music throu ...

  2. 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' Tops ASCAP List of Century's Most Performed Holiday Songs

    December 05, 2014 7:56 PM EST "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" and "White Christmas" are the all time top most performed holiday songs in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Pu ...

  3. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' Darts Into Top 40

    August 29, 2014 12:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Taylor Swift soars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 with "Shake It Off" and Nicki Minaj pounces 39-2 with "Anaconda." Who else shakes up the Hot 100 this week? - Katy Perry: "This Is How We Do&q ...

  4. Mariah Sheds Her Manager -- Again

    August 06, 2014 9:59 AM EDT It looks like the "elusive chanteuse" continues to elude career stability. Mariah Carey has parted ways with longtime musical collaborator Jermaine Dupri as her manager, and has been working closely with Kevin Liles , who was president o ...

  5. Publishing Briefs: Eno to PEN, Go-Go's to Primary Wave, Round Hill and Bosshouse Team and Much More

    July 22, 2014 3:12 PM EDT -- SESAC has signed a deal bringing Mariah Carey aboard to the Nashville-based performance rights organization. "Mariah Carey is without question one of the most gifted and influential artists ever and is truly iconic," SESAC senior VP T ...

  6. Kevin Liles on Mariah and Jay-Z's Beverages, Lyor's 300 & D'Angelo’s New Record (Q&A)

    June 22, 2014 3:24 PM EDT Kevin Liles calls himself an entrepreneur, and it's hard to imagine a more accurate catch-all term for the items in his overstuffed portfolio. My Day: Kevin Liles, Founder of KWL Enterprises Lyor Cohen Unveils 300, New 'Content Company ...

  7. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  8. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    May 30, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Diva Mariah Carey is heading for her 17th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart -- but the No. 1 slot will likely elude the singer. Carey's new effort, "Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," could sell around 55,000 to 60,000 c ...

  9. Coldplay Aiming for Second Week Atop Billboard 200

    May 28, 2014 6:25 PM EDT After Coldplay's big debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Ghost Stories," it seems the rock band has a good chance of holding atop the list for a second week. "Ghost Stories" bowed with 383,000 copies sold in the week ...

  10. Inaugural Pensado Awards Announce Co-Hosts

    May 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, P!nk), Marcella Araica (Usher, Madonna) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé) have been tapped as co-hosts for the inaugural Pensado Awards. The awards ceremony will take place June 28 at the Fairmont Miramar in ...

  11. Chart Moves: Katy Perry's 'Birthday' Blasts Up Hot 100; Jhene Aiko Tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop; Chrissie Hynde Previews First Solo Album

    May 02, 2014 10:54 AM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, flies 18-7. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- Pharrell ...

  12. Pharrell Williams Tops Hot 100 For 10th Week, Iggy Azalea Vaults Into Top 10

    April 30, 2014 2:12 PM EDT Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week, becoming one of just 28 songs to reach double-digit weeks at No. 1 in the chart's 55-year history. Plus, John Legend's "All of Me" ascends ...

  13. No 'Beyonce' Strategy For Mariah Carey's New Album

    April 28, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Is Mariah Carey actually pulling a “Beyoncé” with her upcoming 14th album? Depends on who you ask. In an interview for a Billboard cover story, on newsstands Monday, Carey indicated that a Beyoncé-esque approach was afoot for the project, explaini ...

  14. Chart Moves: The Chainsmokers Take '#SELFIE' To Top Of Top Dance Chart; Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs; Paramore Has 'Fun' At Pop Radio

    March 21, 2014 2:29 PM EDT As previously reported , Pharrell Williams' "Happy" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week and Soko and Aloe Blacc both blast into the top 10. Who else scales Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: As it climbs ...

  15. Katy Perry Sets Record on Pop Songs Chart

    March 05, 2014 10:55 AM EST Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart all to herself, as "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week on top, upping her career count to ...

  16. Chart Moves: Cole Swindell Tops Hot Country Songs; Tegan And Sara Make 'Awesome' Hot 100 Debut; Romeo Santos Soars On Hot Latin Songs

    February 21, 2014 10:23 AM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Pharrell Williams' "Happy," which holds at No. 2. Who else makes notable moves ...

  17. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Wins Hot 100 By A Nose Over Pharrell's 'Happy'

    February 19, 2014 3:11 PM EST Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, scores a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, although Pharrell Williams' "Happy" gallops closer with across-the-board-gains as it holds at No. 2. As we do each ...

  18. Morning Fix: How Aloe Blacc Outfoxed Simon Fuller; U2, Will Smith Rock First 'Fallon'; Country Radio Seminar Preview; NY Dolls Manager Marty Thau Dead at 75

    February 18, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE U2, WILL SMITH ROCK FIRST 'TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON': MINUTE-BY-MINUTE LIVE TAPING REVIEW Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga also make cameos, as Billboard offers an inside look at Fallo ...

  19. Entertainment Law Briefs: Frank Ocean Sampling; 'Happy Birthday' Litigation; 'Hobbit' Settlement

    February 11, 2014 1:41 AM EST TufAmerica has found another big name in the music industry to target over sampling. The company has filed a copyright lawsuit that alleges that Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids" incorporates an improper sample of Mary J.Blige's ...

  20. Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae To Perform At BET Honors

    February 06, 2014 7:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae are among the artists set to perform at BET Honors 2014. Premiering Feb. 24 in the U.S. and Feb. 28 on BET’s international network, the telecast will also feature Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and W ...

  21. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  22. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  23. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Unwraps Coveted U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper'

    December 23, 2013 1:58 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Bo ...

  24. Chart Moves: Nearly One-Third of Albums Chart is Christmas Music, Zac Brown Band's Indie EP Debuts

    December 20, 2013 3:36 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Beyonce, as the diva debuted at No. 1 with her new self-titled album, selling 617,000 copies after only three days on sale (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It was one of three new arri ...

  25. Chart Moves: Lorde Performs 'Team'-Building Exercise; Bruce Springsteen, U2 Return; Johnny Mathis Notches Highest-Charting AC Hit Since 1978

    December 13, 2013 10:21 AM EST As previously reported, Eminem and Rihanna roar to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster." Who else scares up notable chart moves this week? -- Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION: As 2013 comes to close, a significant Billboard Hot 1 ...

  26. Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

    December 11, 2013 11:56 AM EST The pair scores a historic topper: Rihanna ties Michael Jackson for the third-most leaders (13) in the Hot 100's history, while Eminem ties for the most No. 1s (five) among rappers Eminem and featured artist Rihanna roar 2-1 on the Billboard ...

  27. Billboard's Holiday Songs & Albums Charts Return

    December 05, 2013 11:06 AM EST 'Tis the season for us to rank the 100 hottest holiday songs and the 50 best-selling Yuletide albums each week It's already looking a lot like Christmas on Billboard.com and Billboard.biz, as the Holiday 100 and Holiday Albums charts ret ...

  28. Robbie Williams 'Swings' To No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 4:36 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/War ...

  29. Backbeat Byte: Mariah Carey, Debbie Harry at 19th Annual Out 100 Awards

    November 18, 2013 12:50 PM EST Out Magazine held its 19th-annual 100 Awards ceremony this past Friday at New York's Terminal 5, celebrating influential members of the gay community who have made a positive impact over the past year. The show drew two big names to its nin ...

  30. Morning Fix: Is Twitter the Next Friendster?; Eminem's 'MMLP2' Marketing Juggernaut; Viacom, Twitter Partner with Cosmetics Firm

    November 08, 2013 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BUSINESS MATTERS: TWITTER SHARES SOAR, BUT IS IT ALL HYPE - OR THE NEXT FRIENDSTER? Twitter's debut on the New York Stock Exchange was so successful that "bubble" was a commonly hea ...

  31. Gail Mitchell's R&B/Hip Hop Briefs: Kashif Royalty Auction, Talib Kweli Launches Station, Jennifer Holliday Returns

    November 08, 2013 5:13 AM EST --- The Royalty Exchange will be conducting an auction of royalties from the catalog of noted singer/songwriter/producer Kashif . The week-long auction opens tomorrow (Nov. 8) at noon ET and concludes Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The sale will feature ...

  32. Mariah Carey Hits New High on Social 50 Chart

    November 07, 2013 8:06 PM EST The Halloween holiday helps Mariah Carey hit a new peak on the Social 50, as a photo of the diva’s children sparks her re-entry at No. 24.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, ...

  33. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &qu ...

  34. Katy Perry Ties For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s

    September 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Roar" blasts 5-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart. With the coronation, which dethrones Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) after 10 ...

  35. Charlie Wilson's Career Celebrated At BET Awards As Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Rihanna Take Trophies

    July 01, 2013 12:02 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Li ...

  36. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs Again; Phillip Phillips Nets 'Idol' Honor; John Mayer Returns

    June 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars land in the top 10. Who else makes notable moves on the Ho ...

  37. Mariah Carey Delays New Album Release

    June 26, 2013 3:18 AM EDT Mariah Carey hasn’t quite mastered The Art of Letting Go. Mimi took to Twitter on Monday to inform fans that they’ll have to wait for her 14th studio album, as she’s not quite ready to let it go. “While making this album, I got so immersed in th ...

  38. Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey Jump Up Social 50 Chart

    June 14, 2013 10:12 AM EDT After Selena Gomez's position on Billboard's Social 50 took a dip due to a brief week of inactivity, she once again ascends the tally (up 34-24) on the back of the newly-released track, "Slow Down," from her forthcoming debut ...

  39. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Make History On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    June 10, 2013 2:11 PM EDT Just as on the Hot 100, the pair is the first duo to send its first two entries to the top of the radio airplay tally. Plus, Daft Punk, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus make news Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rise 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based ...

  40. Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

    May 30, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon, announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!& ...

  41. It's Official: Mariah Carey Exits 'American Idol'

    May 30, 2013 6:33 PM EDT Mariah Carey is leaving "American Idol" after a one-season stint on the show. The singer made it official on Thursday afternoon by re-tweeting a message from her longtime PR firm PMK-BNC that read, "W/ global success of “#Beauti ...

  42. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke Rockets Up Hot 100; Mariah Carey Gains In Second Week; 'Idol' Winner Candice Glover Debuts

    May 24, 2013 10:56 AM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, and Daft Punk scores its first top 10 with "Get Lucky," featuring Pharr ...

  43. Hashtag Music: Do Twitter-Friendly Song Titles Make a #Difference?

    May 22, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Hashtag songs are here. Just in the past month, we've seen three major artists -- Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez -- tack the number symbol all too familiar to Twitter and social media users to the beginnings of their songs. ...

  44. Chart Moves: Mariah Carey Moves Up In R&B/Hip-Hop Songs History; Florida Georgia Line Sets Record; Jennifer Lopez Returns

    May 17, 2013 10:47 AM EDT As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tally a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else can hold their head high with noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 and other ...

  45. How Candice Glover Won 'American Idol'

    May 17, 2013 4:02 AM EDT With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: She won the title o ...

  46. Lady Antebellum Scores Third No. 1 Album, 'Gatsby' Debuts Strong at No. 2

    May 15, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Country trio Lady Antebellum earns its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as its new Golden debuts with 167,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album sold slightly better than initially forecast: A week ago, industry sources ...

  47. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 'Hold' Atop Hot 100, Selena Gomez 'Get's First Top 10

    May 15, 2013 1:39 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis'  "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Selena Gomez scores her first top 10 with "Come & Get It" and Mariah Carey debuts at No. ...

  48. Mariah Carey, Miguel Blast Onto Radio Charts With '#Beautiful'

    May 13, 2013 5:37 PM EDT Mariah Carey soars onto a host of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay tallies with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel. The song starts on Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic at No. 22; Adult Contemporary (No. 23); Mainstream R& ...

  49. Chart Moves: Selena Gomez 'Get's First Hot Digital Songs Top 10; Arianna Drives Onto Hot 100; Florida Georgia Line Dominates Country Airplay

    May 10, 2013 3:47 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) follows their "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) to the top, making the ...

  50. What's Next for Randy Jackson After 'American Idol'? (Analysis)

    May 09, 2013 9:19 PM EDT The goal of “American Idol,” a dozen seasons ago when it started, was to create stars out of unknowns. It did so for Simon Cowell, perhaps the most famous A&R man on the planet, who has surrounded himself with television and music projects ...

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