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  1. Rick Ross Rules With Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 12, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rick Ross, Pharrell Aiming for Top Spot ...

  2. Pharrell Williams Bows At No. 1 in Britain With ‘G I R L’

    March 10, 2014 6:03 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has followed the million-selling U.K. success of his “Happy” single with a No. 1 debut for his “G I R L” album (Columbia/Sony). Sunday's (March 9) new Official Charts Company sales data also saw London DJ-producer Route 94 g ...

  3. ‘Glee’ Star Lea Michele's Debut Album Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    March 07, 2014 7:54 PM EST "Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Louder," to sell between 50,000 and 60,000 copies by the end of the tracking w ...

  4. Chart Moves: American Authors Pen First No. 1; Brantley Gilbert Pops Cork Atop Hot Country Songs; Wisin's All-Star Collab Storms Latin Lists

    March 07, 2014 10:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" caps the Billboard Hot 100. Who else deserves a hat's off thanks to notable moves on Billboard song charts this week? -- American Authors: Spotlighted as recently as late Novem ...

  5. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Holds at No. 1 on Hot 100

    March 05, 2014 12:51 PM EST The song spends a second week at the summit and takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" may not have won best original song honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2), but the jubilant track remains a ...

  6. Morning Fix: 'Frozen''s 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar; Martin Bandier on Oscars' 'Dumb Rule' (Q&A); Pharrell's 'Happy' Breaks Records; Ellen's Selfie Sets Twitter Record

    March 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 'FROZEN''S 'LET IT GO' WINS BEST SONG OSCAR, GIVES ROBERT LOPEZ THE EGOT Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Em ...

  7. Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Breaks Records, Reclaims No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 4:09 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. I ...

  8. 'Frozen's 'Let It Go' Wins Best Song Oscar, Gives Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 03, 2014 12:01 AM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks At No. 1 For A Soundtrack Since 'Titanic' Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, ...

  9. Chart Moves: Keith Urban Drives 'Cop Car' Up Hot Country Songs; Cage The Elephant Scores First Triple A No. 1; Christopher Cross Ends Top 10 Drought

    February 28, 2014 9:30 AM EST As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 and John Legend leaps 11-4 with "All of Me" to land his first Hot 100 top 10. Who else is happy thanks to notable moves on Billboard song c ...

  10. Pharrell's 'Happy' Moves Him To Top 10 on Social 50 Chart

    February 27, 2014 3:24 PM EST Pharrell Williams, the “Happy” owner of the new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, continues to soar on the Social 50 chart. This week he moves a whopping 29-7 after he announced his new album, "G I R L," on Wednesday February 19. The album ...

  11. Morning Fix: David Byrne, Marc Ribot, More Rally for Performance Royalties; 'Frozen' Earns Most Weeks at No. 1 for Soundtrack Since 'Titanic'; Ross on Radio: R&B's Almost-Comeback

    February 27, 2014 8:40 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE DAVID BYRNE, MARC RIBOT, CHRIS RUEN LEAD RALLY FOR RADIO TO PAY PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES At the Artists’ Pay for Radio Play Rally at Le Poisson Rouge in New York last night, David Byrne joined hosts mu ...

  12. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

    February 26, 2014 1:18 PM EST After two weeks at No. 2, the song rises to the top, dethroning Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, after four weeks at the summit. Plus, John Legend lands his first top 10. Clap for Pharrell Williams, whose bouncy single ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Morning Fix: Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye, Elton John, More; Pharrell's 'G I R L' Strategy Banks on Red Bull, Oscars; Little Dragon's Internet Magic; Imagine Dragons Break Hot 100 Record

    February 20, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE BONNAROO 2014 LINEUP: KANYE WEST, ELTON JOHN, JACK WHITE HEADLINING Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was ...

  15. Strategy for Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’ Album Banks on Oscars, Red Bull Ad and Europe (Exclusive)

    February 19, 2014 9:34 PM EST Prior to the release of Pharrell Williams’ new album, “G I R L,” on March 3, his music will be heard in a Red Bull TV ad, promos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and, quite possibly, on eBay. The wildly popular first single, “Happy,” will definit ...

  16. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  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. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:31 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, be ...

  19. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Featured in Fiat Ad Global Campaign (Exclusive)

    February 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST Following its 2011 spots featuring J-Lo (including a music video-like spot where she performs her single “Papi”) and its 2013 campaign with Pitbull and Arianna singing “Sexy People,” Fiat is upping the ante for its new 2014 global campaign. Set ...

  20. The Beatles Celebrated on 'Night That Changed America' 50 Years After Ed Sullivan: TV Review

    February 08, 2014 5:57 PM EST 1 1.037 k 30 3 The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago Feb. 9 in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday on CBS. History weaves in and around materi ...

  21. You Me At Six, Clean Bandit Top U.K. Charts

    February 03, 2014 4:28 AM EST You Me At Six, the British rock band from Weybridge in Surrey, scored their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 2) with “Cavalier Youth” (Virgin/Universal). Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, held off the challenge of will.i.am and his latest ...

  22. Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be' Makes Off With Big-Selling U.K. No. 1

    January 27, 2014 4:24 AM EST English electronic quartet Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, scored the highest sales total for a January No. 1 single for 18 years with “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), when the new U.K. sales charts were unveiled Sunday (Jan. 26). Ellie G ...

  23. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Daft Punk, Adele Among Pre-Telecast GRAMMY Winners

    January 26, 2014 7:21 PM EST Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got off to a fast start Sunday, receiving three Grammys in ceremonies at the Nokia Theater prior to the Sunday night's telecast. The hip-hop duo swept the rap song ("Thrift Shop"), album ("The Heist&qu ...

  24. Pharrell Williams Enters Social 50 Thanks To New Hit 'Happy'

    January 24, 2014 10:46 AM EST Pharrell Williams debuts on the Social 50 at No. 43, thanks to the surging popularity of his single "Happy," from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack. The song, which flies 26-11 on Digital Songs with 120,000 downloads sold (up 81 ...

  25. Spotify Predicts Grammy Winners

    January 21, 2014 8:52 PM EST Predicting Grammy Winners has now become a sort of parlor game among digital music companies over the past few years. The idea is to see if large sets of data on listener behavior can be used to pick the winners. The answer is: It depends. If list ...

  26. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  27. Pharrell Williams’ 'Happy' Reclaims U.K. Singles Chart Crown

    January 13, 2014 3:34 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart Sunday (Jan. 12), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (S ...

  28. DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team (Exclusive)

    January 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A) Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bro ...

  29. Celebrities Put the 'C' in CES

    January 03, 2014 10:37 AM EST The Consumer Electronics Show always plays host to tech-savvy celebrities. This year is no different -- the Las Vegas event has booked some big acts to go along with the gadgets. A few event veterans are returning this year, including newly hired ...

  30. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 6:32 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on Jan. 30, 2013, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement  – and maybe even once again a few days after, in an ap ...

  31. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  32. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Tops Final U.K. Singles Chart For 2013

    December 30, 2013 7:04 AM EST Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s Wha ...

  33. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released i ...

  34. The Year In R&B/Hip-Hop 2013: Justin Timberlake, Drake & Macklemore Claim The Charts

    December 11, 2013 5:22 PM EST Blue-eyed soul and hip-hop. New R&B breakthroughs. Rap icons still holding it down. Those are just a few of the key takeaways from 2013 in R&B and hip-hop. Monitoring all this activity to draw a more detailed picture: a host of new R&B ...

  35. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all ...

  36. Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations?

    December 06, 2013 2:24 PM EST Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Award nominations. Yet thanks to a series of inescapable and smart hits, these upstarts could very well match ...

  37. T.I., Grand Hustle Sign To Columbia Records

    November 22, 2013 1:15 PM EST T.I. has announced that he and his Grand Hustle imprint have signed to Columbia Records. T.I. plans to release his upcoming ninth studio album, under Columbia Records, early in 2014. Tip has recruited Pharrell Williams, who was influential in his ...

  38. Hans Zimmer Adds Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Mike Einziger to 'Spider-Man' Team

    October 31, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2. Zim ...

  39. Marvin Gaye’s Family Sues EMI for ‘Blurred Lines’ Profits, Gaye Catalog Rights and Conflict of Interests with Robin Thicke

    October 30, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counte ...

  40. Morning Fix: 2013 Digital Track Sales Down; Rdio Launches Free Internet Radio; Twitter Unseals IPO; Lorde's 'Royals' Debuts on Social 50

    October 04, 2013 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE 2013 DIGITAL TRACK SALES DOWN 3.4%, ALBUM SALES DROP 6.1% U.S. digital sales continue to be under pressure. In the third quarter, the digital track sales decline accelerated and now the slowdown o ...

  41. U.K. Music Singles Sales on Track for Record Year

    October 03, 2013 2:58 PM EDT The U.K. is on track to set a new singles sales record in 2013 as a third release of the year is nearing the milestone of a million copies sold, according to the Official Charts Company. Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines" feat. TI and Phar ...

  42. The Oddest Thing About Will.i.am's Trademark Claim Against Pharrell Williams

    September 20, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The trademark battle between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams has gotten a little more bizarre. In July, Williams' I Am Other Entertainment sought declaratory relief in New York federal court that "I Am Other" wasn't an infrin ...

  43. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's 'Give' Soars On Hot 100; Justin Timberlake's 'Night' Hits New Peak; Paul McCartney Returns

    September 06, 2013 11:17 AM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, halting the 12-week reign of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Who else has the eye of the tiger on the H ...

  44. Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' from Marvin Gaye's Family

    August 15, 2013 9:50 PM EDT 5 2.698 k 173 0 0 In order to shield "Blurred Lines," the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin ...

  45. Avicii’s 'Wake Me Up' Spends Third Week Atop U.K. Chart, Breaks 1 Million Sales

    August 05, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD) broke through the half-million sales barrier to secure a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday. The latest TV-generated No. 1 on the artist album chart are “Britain’s Got Talent” gradu ...

  46. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  47. Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Smashes 267,000 First-Week U.K. Sales, Robin Thicke Bows Atop Albums Chart

    July 22, 2013 5:56 AM EDT Swedish DJ-producer Avicii has smashed the record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of 2013, debuting at No. 1 yesterday (July 21) with nearly 267,000 sales of “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD). It deposed Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Intersc ...

  48. Jay-Z's ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Opens At British Chart Summit

    July 15, 2013 5:39 AM EDT Jay-Z landed his first solo No. 1 album on the U.K. charts yesterday (July 14) as “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) debuted at the top. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, cli ...

  49. Glastonbury Headline Slot Propels Mumford & Sons To U.K. Chart Peak

    July 08, 2013 6:26 AM EDT The “Glastonbury effect” shot closing night headliners Mumford & Sons back to the top of the new U.K. album chart on Sunday, also boosting sales for bill-toppers the Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. On the singles chart, John Newman, the Y ...

  50. Led By Daft Punk, UK Singles Sales On Track for Record Year

    July 05, 2013 8:22 AM EDT   Strong sales of digital singles during the first half of the year look set to make 2013 another record year for music singles sales in the U.K., the Official Charts Company is predicting. "2013 looks to become the biggest year for singles ...

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