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  1. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Projected to Be 2011's Second-Biggest Selling Album

    December 16, 2011 8:27 PM EST As we reported on Dec. 14, Michael Buble's "Christmas" album should hold at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a fourth week, so say industry prognosticators. The set could sell another 450,000 to 500,000 copies by the end of the ...

  2. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 10:20 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammy ...

  3. Adele, Instagram Top iTunes 'Rewind 2011' Year-End Charts

    December 08, 2011 5:21 PM EST iTunes launched its Rewind 2011 year-end charts and awards today; among the big winners for the platorm in music and apps are Adele, Foo Fighters, and Instagram. Adele dominated music sales on iTunes this year, swooping up titles for Top-Selling S ...

  4. 2011 Year In Charts

    December 08, 2011 8:15 AM EST Billboard's Year in Music special issue offers the definitive recap of the songs, albums, artists, labels, tours and other music makers that have fared the best during the past year. There are 480-plus rankings available online , including de ...

  5. Glassnote's Daniel Glass on Mumford & Sons Grammy Noms, Indie Success and Getting Props From Drake

    December 01, 2011 4:44 PM EST When they released their debut record "Sigh No More" in October 2009, British indie-folkies Mumford & Sons became unlikely superstars practically overnight. Glassnote Records, who scooped the quartet up in the U.S. two months prior t ...

  6. 2012 Grammy Awards: Song Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 3:31 PM EST lyrical achievement the power and TRUTH of a beautiful song "All of the Lights" Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter, Kanye West Performers: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Fergie From: My Beautiful Dark ...

  7. 2012 Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year

    December 01, 2011 9:40 AM EST SINGLED OUT THE RECORDS THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF US ALL "Rolling in the Deep" Adele Producer: Paul Epworth Engineers/mixers: Tom Elmhirst, Mark Rankin From: 21 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records Perhaps the most inescapable s ...

  8. Grammy Snubs (Beyonce), Surprises (Bon Iver), More (Skrillex!)

    December 01, 2011 7:21 AM EST On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," a pendulum coincidentally swung that may have brought a sea change in the Grammys. Rap is home to the old guard; ...

  9. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  10. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  11. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Top Nominees

    November 30, 2011 11:00 PM EST Adele and Bruno Mars are both rolling in major Grammy nominations, with each lined up to compete for album, record and song of the year at the Feb. 12 bash. Both crooners earned six nominations, which were announced Wednesday (Nov. 30) during a pr ...

  12. Hot Chelle Rae, Daughtry to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show). They join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Ju ...

  13. Backbeat: Skateboard Marketing's 20th Anniversary Party @ CMJ: Are Ministry Recording A New Album?

    October 25, 2011 8:00 AM EDT From left: eOne Distribution marketing manager Steve Seabury, ADA label development rep Randy Derebegian and the End production manager Shawn Quinn whoop it up for the camera. (Photo: Christa Titus) Rock and metal promotion company Skateboard Mark ...

  14. Backbeat: Buzz Abounds @ Americana Music Fest's Thirty Tigers/Summertyne Party in Nashville

    October 19, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Born This Way: From left: Andy Rubin of 31 Tigers Records and David Macias, Thirty Tigers co-founder. (Photo by Glenn Peoples) Industry professionals from two continents stopped by the Thirty Tigers/Summertyne party at the Hard Rock Café on the cl ...

  15. Bush, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction, Chili Peppers: The Rise and Charting of Alternative Heritage Acts

    October 18, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Bush notches its first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart since 1999, and its fifth overall, as "The Sound of Winter" rises 3-1. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (Oct. 20) on Billboard.biz). The first sin ...

  16. Tom Petty, U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson Lend Support to Los Angeles' KCSN-FM

    October 12, 2011 8:26 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, U2, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mumford & Sons and Sheryl Crow, among others, are pitching in to support public radio station KCSN/Los Angeles' upcoming benefit concert and pledge drive, which runs from Oct. 1 ...

  17. Adele Leads American Music Awards Nominations

    October 11, 2011 3:51 PM EDT In the first development of many expected awards-show sweeps this year, Adele led the nominations of the 39th annual American Music Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Oct. 11). The singer-songwriter -- whose sophomore album, & ...

  18. Backbeat: B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Rock Myspace's Amp'd Up! Ad Week Concert

    October 04, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Nothin' On Him: B.O.B. performing onstage during Myspace AMP'd UP opening concert in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/PictureGroup) NEW YORK -- B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement were the headliners at Myspace's ...

  19. Sean Parker Video Q&A @ Spotify f8 Party: Post-Napster Redemption, Music Discovery, Dubstep (Watch)

    September 23, 2011 5:21 PM EDT At last night's lavish "Celebration of Music" party in San Francisco, host Sean Parker finally got to have the Spotify launch party he always wanted, complete with Snoop Dogg, the Killers, Jane's Addiction, Kascade and a few ti ...

  20. Adele's '21' on Track to Be 2011's Best-Selling Album -- Can Anything Top It?

    September 15, 2011 3:33 PM EDT With 3.4 million sold since its debut in February according to Nielsen SoundScan, Adele's XL/Columbia album "21" is the fastest-selling release of any year since 2005. The last set to sell at a quicker clip was 50 Cent's " ...

  21. Backbeat: Glassnote Signing Oberhofer Plays Brooklyn's Music Hall

    September 09, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Wake-Up Middle Guy! Oberhofer with Billboard's Chris Payne (second from Left) and Glassnote's Daniel Glass (second from right). Freshly signed to Glassnote Records , the New York by-way-of Tacoma, WA rockers Oberhofer played a lively set ...

  22. Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook

    September 02, 2011 3:41 PM EDT RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook -- RootMusic's BandPage is the top music app on Facebook, according to the AppData. With 32.5 million monthly average users (MAU) as of September 2, BandPage is far and away the mos ...

  23. Business Matters: What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies

    August 22, 2011 8:45 PM EDT What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies -- Consumers love cheap tablet PCs, if the price is right. HP's move to chop prices on its tablets -- the company wants to get out of the consumer hardware business and needed to mov ...

  24. The 2011 Pop Explosion: Mid-Year Numbers Broken Down By Genre

    July 07, 2011 7:47 AM EDT The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011. TOP ALBUMS Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the year overall, i ...

  25. Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 06, 2011 6:42 PM EDT With 2011 half-over, Adele's "21" and Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West), reign as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- shifting 2,517,000 and 4,120,000 according ...

  26. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Continues Dominance -- Even Crosses Into Latin Pop

    June 23, 2011 4:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : -- Adele : "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a fourth frame atop Hot 100 Airplay (153 million in audience, up 1%, according to Nielsen BDS). It drops, however, ...

  27. Lady Gaga Roars to Top of Billboard 200, Brad Paisley at No. 2

    June 01, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for any album since 2005 and ...

  28. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  29. Business Matters: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 (Thanks Adele!); More Shareholders Sue WMG

    May 24, 2011 5:19 PM EDT Thanks Adele: Digital Album Sales Way Up in 2011 -- Led by Adele's hit "21", this year's best selling new albums are putting up great digital numbers. The top 5 digital albums have sold 1.81 million units through May 15, accord ...

  30. Justin Bieber, Eminem Top 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 11:00 PM EDT Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber and veteran rap star Eminem dominated the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, each taking home a total of six awards. For second place there was a six-way tie between Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Taylor Swift, Mumford & ...

  31. Booking Bonnaroo: Co-Producer Ashley Capps on the 'Dance and Discussion' of Making the Festival Happen

    May 19, 2011 6:34 PM EDT As reported earlier, Bonnaroo 2011 , the 10th anniversary of the Manchester, Tenn., festival, has sold out its 80,000 tickets. The lineup includes Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, Buffalo Springfield, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, the Stroke ...

  32. EMI, Rico Love, 'Need You Now' Win Big at 2011 SESAC Awards -- Check Out Photos

    May 12, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Winning Smiles: President COO of SESAC Pat Collins, Award Winners Bryan-Michael Cox, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Rico Love and Swizz Beatz at the 2011 SESAC Awards (Photo: Johnny Nunez) NEW YORK - EMI Foray Music and songwriters Rico Love an ...

  33. Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" spends a lucky seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds ato ...

  34. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  35. 'Glee's' Warblers Album Flies High on Billboard 200

    April 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT "Glee Presents the Warblers," the latest entry from the the Fox TV series' line of soundtrack albums, flies in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, debuting with 86,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Warblers" -- a showcase fo ...

  36. Business Matters: Record Store Day Has Banner Sales Day

    April 20, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Record Story Day Has Quite A Day -- Due to Saturday's Record Store Day, independent stores' album sales were up 39% last week and contributed much of the 8% increase in total album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Independent store ...

  37. Foo Fighters Earn First No. 1 Album

    April 20, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As forecasted last week, Foo Fighters finally get their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wasting Light" debuts atop the list with 235,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The start is the band's second-largest sales w ...

  38. Record Store Day: Nashville Report & Photo Gallery

    April 18, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Record Store Daytrotters: The Scene Outside Nashville's Grimey's where The Great Book of John performed following an introduction by Public Enemy's Chuck D. Customers in Nashville put up with colder-than-normal temperatures to get t ...

  39. Coachella 2011: Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 17, 2011 1:26 PM EDT There's so much happening on Coachella's five stages (not to mention behind the scenes), that it's impossible to catch everything that goes on around the festival grounds. Here's 10 things we witnessed on Saturday (April 16) th ...

  40. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  41. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  42. Music Sales Increase Six Weeks in a Row, First Time Since 2004

    March 31, 2011 8:04 AM EDT Something wonderful is happening in the U.S. Music sales have posted a year-on-year increase for six weeks in a row, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In fact, this is the first time since 2004 that U.S. sales have enjoyed a sales gain of this lengt ...

  43. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled ...

  44. U.K. Gov't Announces Creative Industries Council To Support Music Biz

    March 23, 2011 4:39 PM EDT The U.K. government today (March 23) announced the launch of a Creative Industries Council (CIC) that is being hailed by the country's music industry. The plan was made public by George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, during the ann ...

  45. Rise Against Debuts At No. 2, Adele's '21' Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 23, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" returns to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," dow ...

  46. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Catapults Over Viral Shark: 33 Million Views, No. 33 on iTunes Chart

    March 22, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Overnight Internet sensation Rebecca Black's widely panned song "Friday" has been viewed over 33 million times on YouTube. Late Monday afternoon, the official "Friday" video had tallied 30.974 million views. The song has b ...

  47. Label Titans Survey The Landscape At 'Flying The Indie Flag' SXSW Panel

    March 18, 2011 4:02 PM EDT After Arcade Fire sold out Madison Square Garden and won Album of the Year Grammy, the indie world seemed ready to take on the mainstream rock world in terms of above-ground cultural clout. This well-attended -- and instructive, if rather dry -- p ...

  48. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  49. Adele's '21' Holds Top Of Billboard 200

    March 09, 2011 9:30 AM EST Adele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little more than 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the yea ...

  50. Glassnote Launches Four Song Night Publishing Company

    March 08, 2011 12:29 PM EST Indie label Glassnote , home of Grammy nominees Mumford & Sons and Madison Square Garden headliners Phoenix, has announced the launch of an in-house publishing company, Four Song Night . The venture will be led by Maureen Lloren, who has previ ...

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