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  1. Hot or Not?

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 albums chart was busy with four top 10 entries this week, including a No. 1 arrival from new rapper B.o.B with his "Adventures of Bobby Ray," which bowed with 84,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. Also starting ...

  2. Shakira Announces First Three "She Wolf" Tour Dates

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shakira has announced the first three dates of her North America tour, which will hit New York's Madison Square Garden Sept. 21, Houston's Toyota Center Oct. 8 and L.A.'s Staples Center Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale to the public May ...

  3. Shakira's "She Wolf" Gets Nov. 23 U.S. Release Date

    October 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's "She Wolf" album will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 23, more than a month after its release in Europe and Latin America. The U.S. date for the Epic release had been Oct. 13, but a new Timbaland-produced single with Shaki ...

  4. Los Tigres del Norte Set Chart Record

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Los Tigres del Norte's "La Granja" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Regional Mexican Albums chart, making that the 21st time the group reached the top of the chart, a record. Los Temerarios holds the second most with 14 chart ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Shakira Claws Her Way Up The Charts With 'She Wolf'

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In Shakira's hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, there's a 15-foot metal statue of her, wearing bell-bottoms and strumming a guitar. It was donated by a German sculptor in 2006, in the midst of the singer's wildly successful Oral Fi ...

  7. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the chart ...

  8. Daughtry Returns, Nets Second No. 1 Album

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daughtry leads the way this week as the band's second album, "Leave This Town," tops the Billboard 200 with 269,000 . . . And, after three weeks where the top-selling set in the United States came from Michael Jackson, the late King ...

  9. Shakira To Debut, Give Away 'She-Wolf' On ABC Music Lounge

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new single, "She-Wolf," will be available as a free download at the ABC Music Lounge from Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET until Monday, July 13 at midnight ET. "She-Wolf," written and produced by Shakira and John Hi ...

  10. Wisin & Yandel's 'La Revolución' Hits High Mark

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The debut of Wisin & Yandel's "La Revolución" at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart this week marks the top selling debut week on that chart since Luis Miguel's "Complices" sold 32,000 to also debut at No. 1 on M ...

  11. Bob Dylan On Track For Fifth No. 1 Album

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is headed for his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week as his "Together Through Life" looks like a shoo-in for a debut atop the list. Industry prognosticators suggest the Columbia set will sell over 100,000 c ...

  12. Update: Prince's 'Lotusflow3r' Off To Strong Sales Start

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New albums from Keith Urban and Prince are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week, with each artist's latest release aiming for a start in the neighborhood of 150,000 copies and a shot at No. 1. Industry prognosticators s ...

  13. Kelly Clarkson Likely To Keep Top Spot On Albums Chart

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week's Billboard 200 albums chart should find Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA) holding for a second week at No. 1, but with likely less than 100,000 units. The album debuted atop the tally this week with 255,0 ...

  14. U2 On Track To Score Seventh No. 1

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 is on track to score its seventh No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart, as its "No Line On the Horizon" set led Nielsen SoundScan's March 4 Building chart by a wide margin. "Horizon" will likely charge in wit ...

  15. 3 Doors Down Cruises To No. 1 On Album Chart

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A trio of new releases top The Billboard 200 this week, with 3 Doors Down's self-titled Universal Republic effort leading the charge at No. 1. The effort moved 154,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the ...

  16. New Charts Debut, Mexico To Join BDS North America

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three new charts have debuted on the Radio y Música weekly e-mail, an electronic product from Radio & Records geared to the Latin community. The new charts -- Pop en Español, Popular (regional Mexican) and Nacional (all genres including Englis ...

  17. Billboard Launches Canadian Hot 100 Chart

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One of Billboard's franchise charts expands north of the border this week with the launch of the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 . The new list, which ranks songs' popularity by blending digital track sales measured by Nielsen SoundScan with ...

  18. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  19. Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held live Nov. 2. Pop is the dominant theme in the list of nominees for the seventh annual Latin Grammys, with Shakira leading the fray with six nods. Shakira's sweep in nominations comes on the strength of her Spanish language set " ...

  20. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn In Europe

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of top place on European Top 100 Albums, leading the way with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) for the second consecutive week and seventh in total. Released in May, Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of t ...

  21. Chili Peppers Continue To Burn In Europe

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of top place on European Top 100 Albums, leading the way with "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) for the second consecutive week and seventh in total. Released in May, Red Hot Chili Peppers keeps hold of t ...

  22. Shakira Sets Digital Sales Record

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Hips' shatters the one-week download mark of 175,500. In its first full sales week, the long-anticipated digital release "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean amassed a record setting 266,500 downloads. The so ...

  23. Shakira Makes Chart History

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Peaks on Hot Latin Songs, Mainstream Top 40. “Hips Don’t Lie,” the new single by Shakira with Wyclef Jean, has simultaneously shimmied its way to the No. 1 spot on the Hot Latin Songs and Hot 100 Airplay chart this week. Although another Latin act ...

  24. Billboard Latin Awards To Honor Shakira, Sebastian

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall of Fame award for his career achievements and Shakira will be bestowed with the Spirit of Hope award at the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held Joan Sebastian will receive the Billboard Hall ...

  25. Nielsen BDS, Musicrypt Further Align Products

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded its strategic relationship with Musicrypt. Now, radio programmers that subscribe to Nielsen BDS will immediately be able to access full songs distributed th Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems has expanded it ...

  26. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  27. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop singer signs long term pub deal with Famous. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. The new deal covers administration rights ...

  28. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement ...

  29. Musicrypt, Nielsen BDS Enter Pact

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DMDS, BDSRadio.com to be linked. Musicrypt and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems have entered a strategic relationship. Under the agreement, Musicrypt's secure digital delivery software, DMDS, will be linked to BDSRadio.com, and Nielsen BDS will ...

  30. Shakira Album Back On Ritmo Shelves

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A dispute that has kept Shakira's top-selling new album, "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1" (Epic), out of most Ritmo Latino stores has been resolved with a handshake and a smile -- and the recording back o A dispute that has kept Sha ...

  31. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  32. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it ...

  33. Downloads Power Hot 100, New Pop 100

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Charts integrate digital sales. The Hot 100 is getting hotter with the addition of download data, and a new chart will measure the power of pop. The Billboard Hot 100, long the industry standard for song popularity, will now reflect sales of paid ...

  34. Sheridan Square Completes Compendia Buy

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Olsen to remain Compendia prez. As expected, Sheridan Square Entertainment has acquired the music assets of the Compendia Music Group from Dominion Resources, the financial firm that has owned the Nashville-based label since it emerged from Chapte ...

  35. Nielsen BDS To Track Launch Streams

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! service is first Web property monitored. Launch, the music destination on Yahoo!, has announced that Nielsen BDS will begin tracking its audio and video streams in July. Launch is the first Internet media property to be monitored by the ser ...

  36. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the songs repeatedly, l A growing number of labels are attempting to i ...

  37. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie promoters increasingly brokering 'spot buys.' A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the song ...

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