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  1. Miley Cyrus' Mom and Tyrese's 'Billionaire' Video Stir Big Social Chart Gains

    May 15, 2014 7:40 PM EDT Thanks in part to revised chart methodology, Miley Cyrus zooms from No. 18 to No. 2 on the latest Social 50 chart. As the chart has been reconfigured to emphasize reactions of fans to an artist's postings on social networks, a well-liked phot ...

  2. Lana Del Rey's 'West' Coasts Onto Hot 100 At No. 17

    April 23, 2014 8:16 PM EDT Lana Del Rey's new single "West Coast" blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 17. (Check out the chart, which blends songs' sales data, via Nielsen SoundScan, and airplay and streaming figures, according to Nielsen BDS, in fu ...

  3. 'Frozen' Likely to Chill for 8th Week at No. 1, Shakira Aiming for No. 2

    March 26, 2014 9:30 PM EDT The "Frozen" soundtrack should continue to loom large at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- securing its eighth week atop the list. Industry sources suggest the album will easily outpace the likely No. 2 album, Shakira's ...

  4. Lady Gaga With Artist Jeff Koons Guest Designs USA Today Logo

    November 10, 2013 10:30 AM EST Lady Gaga is lending some of her artistic eye and star power to USA Today's pages in advance of the singer's new album, "ARTPOP." Lady Gaga Teams With Vevo, Clear Channel For Live-Streamed 'Artpop' Events (Exclusive ...

  5. Bubbling Under: Avila Shakes Up Elvis Presley Classic

    June 28, 2013 10:52 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Avila, Kopecky Family Band, Gwen Sebastian and Rittz. Avila A dreamy new renditio ...

  6. Kylie Minogue Joins Jay-Z's Roc Nation

    February 06, 2013 2:44 PM EST Kylie Minogue has joined Jay Z's Roc Nation family, the label and entertainment company announced Wednesday . The Aussie singer's U.S. publicist confirms to Billboard that the partnership is for management services, while she is still ...

  7. Justin Bieber Bound for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 30, 2013 7:08 PM EST Unless something highly unexpected happens, Justin Bieber will collect his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with Believe Acoustic . Industry sources say that the set could sell between 180,000 to 190,000 copies by the end ...

  8. Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis Sign With Universal Publishing

    January 30, 2013 3:11 PM EST The long-running songwriting and production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, the company announced today. The deal will encompass all ...

  9. Non-Apocalypse Spurs Sales (Up 612%), Airplay Gains For R.E.M.'s 'End Of The World'

    December 28, 2012 1:53 PM EST UPDATED Dec. 28 While the stroke of midnight last Saturday disproved the Mayans' doomsday prediction for Dec. 21, consumers and radio nevertheless had fun with the prophecy, as the dire forecast's signature song, R.E.M.'s "It&# ...

  10. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 26, 2012 12:40 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts. Find out the top songs ...

  11. It's (Not) The End Of The World...And Radio Had Fun With It

    December 22, 2012 5:43 PM EST Well, we're all still here. Or, as a friend posted on Facebook, "Can't tell if we survived the apocalypse or all my friends just came to hell with me :)" Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2012 While the stroke of m ...

  12. Bruno Mars Ties Justin Timberlake, Nelly For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s Among Males

    December 17, 2012 5:00 PM EST Mars notches his fifth Mainstream Top 40 topper with 'Locked Out of Heaven.' After sending "Locked Out of Heaven" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Bruno Mars adds another notable feat, as the song rises 2-1 this wee ...

  13. Florida Georgia Line 'Cruise's To No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, Dethroning Taylor Swift

    December 13, 2012 2:15 PM EST In the first turnover atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart since the ranking's formula changed from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming and expanded radio panel hybrid, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" s ...

  14. Backbeat: Passion Pit, Group Love, Imagine Dragons (And Their Managers) Light Up KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' Day 2

    December 12, 2012 3:00 PM EST fun. takes the stage at the star-studded KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. (Photo: Jeff Miller) "I think the best part of these radio shows is that it's like band summer camp..." Nicky Berger, Berger Management There's alway ...

  15. Scooter Braun on Bieber Grammy Snub: 'I Wasn't Mad, Just Voicing My Opinion'

    December 06, 2012 4:24 PM EST Manager and label owner Scooter Braun was mystified Thursday morning why his tweet about the lack of a Grammy nomination for Justin Bieber had taken on a life of its own and become a news story. "I wasn't mad, just voicing my opinion,&qu ...

  16. Call Carly Rae Jepsen Billboard's Rising Star of 2012

    November 30, 2012 2:21 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night"-and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" ...

  17. Carly Rae Jepsen: Billboard's Rising Star 2012

    November 30, 2012 11:30 AM EST (Photo: Vanessa Heins) Carly Rae Jepsen describes the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, as a "Cinderella night" - and one that would've been unimaginable a year ago. At the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Frankfurt, Jepsen's &qu ...

  18. Anjula Acharia-Bath

    November 28, 2012 7:04 PM EST CEO, Desi Hits Crossing Cultures Desi Hits CEO Anjula Acharia-Bath has built her career on bridging the pop culture gap between Bollywood and Hollywood. Following an initial stint as co-founder of search firm Merchant McKenzie, the U.K.-raised ent ...

  19. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 With 500,000 Debut

    November 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST One Direction's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell more than 500,000 copies in the United ...

  20. Depeche Mode Signs with William Morris Endeavor

    November 13, 2012 6:59 PM EST Depeche Mode has signed with William Morris Endeavor for representation in North and South America. The group was previously represented in those territories by Creative Artists Agency. Depeche Mode will release its 13th studio album in spring 201 ...

  21. Lady Gaga Donates $1M To Red Cross For Sandy

    November 07, 2012 2:10 PM EST Mother Monster Says: The post was has over 10,000 'likes' on Facebook and over 3,000 shares on Twitter. (LittleMonsters.com Screenshot) Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The New ...

  22. 6 Questions with Billy Ray Cyrus

    November 05, 2012 11:32 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus' life has been a rollercoaster ride, and he's still enjoying it. Cyrus catapulted from humble Kentucky beginnings to stardom with his 1992 debut, Some Gave All, which was certi- fied nine-times platinum, fueled by the h ...

  23. Zedd Is Busy Making Moves

    October 15, 2012 9:33 AM EDT The EDM producer's big success is no accident. On the list of things that can supercharge a new artist's career, a supportive tweet from Lady Gaga to her 30.2 million followers is right up there. So on Aug. 22, when she tweeted, " ...

  24. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  25. New Way To The Top of the Latin Charts

    October 15, 2012 6:27 AM EDT Revamp means digital and bilingual radio will have more of an impact. Visitors to the Latin charts page this week will encounter a revamping of Hot Latin Songs, which is now based on the Billboard Hot 100-style formula blending airplay, sales an ...

  26. Ross on Radio: The Song Of Summer That Almost Wasn't

    September 24, 2012 6:43 AM EDT In their story on Carly Rae Jepsen and social media's role in helping break her "Summer Song of 2012," the New York Times credits Justin Bieber with helping anoint what was "a minor hit in Canada" when he first heard it. I ...

  27. Dragonette Says 'Hello' Again

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Fueled by TV exposure and high-profile collaborations, Dragonette heats up with independently released third album. The audience at the "Good Morning America" concert series, staged in New York's Central Park, took shelter under umb ...

  28. Passion Pit Score Hot 100 Hit Thanks To Taco Bell

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Taco Bell campaign spurs Passion Pit's Hot 100 debut. In 2012 alone, high-profile TV commercials have helped boost the chart positions of alt-rock acts like the Lumineers (Bing), Alex Clare (Internet Explorer 9), Neon Trees (Buick) and, most ...

  29. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  30. Amy Osler Promoted to SVP of Music at CBS Television

    August 28, 2012 5:25 PM EDT CBS Television Studios has upped music executive Amy Osler. Now senior vice president, music, the six-year veteran of the company will continue to work on the studio's music integrations and serve as the liaison between the network and the mu ...

  31. How Neon Trees Made the Top 40 Leap in 19 Weeks

    August 28, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" (Mercury/Island Def Jam Music Group) reaches the top 10 of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart in its 19th week, rising 11-8. It concurrently holds at No. 2 on Adult ...

  32. Bubbling Under: No Limit For Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy, Avery*Sunshine

    August 24, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Skye Stevens, Youngblood Hawke, Jason Cassidy and Avery*Sunshine Skye Stevens After ...

  33. Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry Scale Airplay Chart Summits

    August 13, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Two songs that have reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - so far - top a pair of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay charts. Ellie Goulding ascends to the top of the Mainstream Top 40 ranking, as "Lights" (Interscope) ris ...

  34. Radiohead Headlines, Onda Vaga Lights Up 16th Annual Fuji Rock Festival

    August 08, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Fuji Rock Festival has had one of its most heavily attended editions in years, and it was sunny and warm to boot. The three-day fest held at a ski resort on Mt. Naeba in Niigata prefecture, Japan had seen significant rain every year since 2003 but ...

  35. iTunes-Exclusive Beatles Compilation Headed to Top 40 on Billboard 200

    July 27, 2012 7:30 PM EDT The new iTunes-exclusive Beatles compilation, "Tomorrow Never Knows," is headed to the top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Based sales forecasts from industry sources, Billboard projects that the album may sell between 10,000 and 1 ...

  36. Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem Aiming For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    July 25, 2012 8:47 PM EDT It's a quiet week in terms of huge new album releases, so a couple acts are aiming to make surprising top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart Passion Pit and Gaslight Anthem are ...

  37. David Zedeck Leaves CAA, Joins Live Nation

    July 23, 2012 6:47 PM EDT Music agent David Zedeck has left his position at Creative Artists Agency to join Live Nation as executive VP and president of global talent and artist development. Based in New York, Zedeck will work with Live Nation Global Touring CEO and chairm ...

  38. Tim McMorris Makes Splash With Sam Adams Ad

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Cheers to Tim McMorris TV viewers might've found themselves humming a song featured in a Sam Adams ad, and they may have even bought it: Tim McMorris' breezy folk love song, "Overwhelmed" (King's Crown), approaches the Roc ...

  39. Bubbling Under: Vicci Martinez's Voice Reaching Radio

    July 13, 2012 10:37 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Vicci Martinez, Cheyenne Jackson, Miss Willie Brown and the FiNATTiCZ Vicci Martine ...

  40. Havana Brown Continues Steady Rise at Top 40

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Australian singer/DJ Havana Brown continues her rise on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart, as "We Run the Night" (Universal Republic), featuring Pitbull, lifts 21-19 in its 19th week on the list. The song complet ...

  41. Passion Pit Breaks Wide

    July 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos spent July 4 at home. For once, he was doing as little as possible. "It was nice to just relax. I rarely have the luxury," he says. "And no, I didn't touch the fireworks." That he could ...

  42. Franco De Vita Reflects On Three Decades Of Hits, Summer Plans

    July 12, 2012 12:10 PM EDT After nearly a year of touring, the first thing Franco De Vita plans on doing this summer is . . . nothing. "I'm not doing anything," he says. "I'm going to throw myself on the beach, and I won't want to know anything ...

  43. Katy Perry Concert Film Pulls In $10.4 Million Over First Weekend

    July 09, 2012 1:23 PM EDT Katy Perry: Part of Me attracted enough paying customers in its opening weekend to make the top 10, but missed crossing a threshold that makes concert-based biographies a mass-market genre. Opening the day after a national holiday, Paramount' ...

  44. Alicia Keys' 'New Day' Dawns, Kurt Schneider Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    July 06, 2012 4:09 PM EDT On the Billboard Social 50 this week, Alicia Keys experiences substantial online gains and rises 38-31. The uptick follows a surge in activity following the release of "New Day," a new single Keys released directly to SoundCloud on June ...

  45. Justin Bieber Graduates High School, Announces 2013 UK Tour Dates, Has No. 1 Album

    July 02, 2012 1:37 PM EDT For most high school graduates, the things generally top of mind during commencement ceremonies might be prom, college, and perhaps summer employment. But for teen pop superstar Justin Bieber, his graduation might seem almost tangential compared t ...

  46. Official: Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Is Biggest Debut Of Year, Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    June 26, 2012 8:00 PM EDT It's official. Justin Bieber's Believe has sold 374,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, garnering the 18-year-old his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. That's the most chart-toppers for any act in the ...

  47. 'Call Me Maybe' Tops the Hot 100

    June 21, 2012 7:35 PM EDT It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen, calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song together today. Over the phone." This is Jepsen's ...

  48. 'Weeds' Actor Hunter Parrish PutsOut a Folky EP

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT While Hunter Parrish is best-known for his role as the eldest son of the mom-turned-pot dealer played by Mary-Louise Parker on Showtime's "Weeds," new fans of the actor are likely unaware that he has a strong musical background. Par ...

  49. Justin Bieber's Apollo Show Loses Power, Continues Unplugged (Video)

    June 19, 2012 8:09 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber had an unplugged performance at the Apollo Theater on Monday, but it wasn't intentional -- a problem caused a power outage during the singing sensation's big concert. The singer was nearing the end of a pri ...

  50. AKB48, J-Pop's Leading Girl Group, Gets Ready to Go Global With A Regimented Model

    June 12, 2012 11:49 AM EDT TOKYO (AP) -- AKB48 is not exactly a band. It's an army of girls-next-door, ranked by its fans, and after taking Japan by storm it's getting ready to go global. More than 60 girls and young women, split into four teams, make up what is a ...

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