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  1. 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 ...

  2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Juggernaut Rolls On: No. 1 on Hot 100 For Fifth Week, 24th Week In Top 10

    June 05, 2013 3:11 PM EDT Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke, meanwhile, lands his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and ...

  3. The Doors and Ray Manzarek Debut on Social 50 Chart

    May 31, 2013 9:54 PM EDT The Doors and its founding member Ray Manzarek enter the Social 50 chart this week following the keyboardist’s death on May 20. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and ...

  4. Rihanna Earns Sixth Million-Selling Album

    May 31, 2013 3:09 PM EDT Pop diva Rihanna scores her sixth million-selling album in the U.S. this week, as her latest release,  Unapologetic , sails past the million mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Unapologetic , released late last year, sold another 9,000 (down 1 ...

  5. Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Is New No. 1 in the U.K. with Big Opening Sales

    May 27, 2013 11:52 AM EDT Daft Punk’s 'Random Access Memories' (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) made its expected powerful debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (May 26), becoming the fastest-selling artist set of the year to date with opening sales of 165,00 ...

  6. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  7. 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations Announced

    May 23, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchM ...

  8. Justin Timberlake Ties Mainstream Top 40 Record

    May 20, 2013 1:06 PM EDT Justin Timberlake ties the record for the most No. 1s (six) by a male on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart (which launched the week of Oct. 3, 1992), as "Mirrors" rises 2-1. He equals the sum of B ...

  9. Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 11:19 PM EDT Taylor Swift and her 3.7 million-selling "Red" dominated the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), taking home eight trophies as Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" swept four major song categories and ...

  10. Taylor Swift Takes Early Lead at Billboard Music Awards

    May 19, 2013 7:30 PM EDT There may be a blue carpet out front, but the Billboard Music Awards already has "Red" all over it. Taylor Swift has jumped out with six awards, including Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist, in a pre-telecast announcement f ...

  11. Taylor Swift Confirms Red Tour Will Play Stadiums Down Under

    May 09, 2013 1:54 AM EDT Taylor Swift is big in Australia. So big, she’s poised to become the first solo female artist to undertake a stadium tour in this country since Madonna’s “Girly Show” tour 20 years. Swift’s The Red Tour, dates for which were announced today, wil ...

  12. P!nk Holds At No. 1 On Hot 100; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Hot Digital Songs; Rihanna Rules Hot 100 Airplay

    May 01, 2013 2:27 PM EDT 'Just Give Me a Reason' claims a third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while Macklemore & Lewis log their second Hot Digital Songs leader and Rihanna scores a milestone No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay. Plus, Icona Pop reaches the Hot 100� ...

  13. Rihanna Reschedules Texas Tour Dates

    May 01, 2013 2:41 AM EDT Rihanna will return to Dallas and Houston to make up for shows lost earlier this month due to illness. The pop singer’s Diamonds World Tour now has the two new Texas dates added to the back-end of the itinerary. As it now stands , the Live Natio ...

  14. Selena Gomez Gets Big Gain on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    April 25, 2013 9:54 PM EDT Selena Gomez flies 22-5 on the Social 50 chart this week, earning the singer/actress her highest rank (No. 5) since Nov. 24, 2012. The chart surge is owed in part to a performance of the track on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" (Ap ...

  15. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore, Selena Gomez & More Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    April 25, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The party's just starting at the Billboard Music Awards. Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, the Band Perry and Kacey Musgraves have joined the star-packed performance lineup for the May 19 ceremony, which ...

  16. P!nk Remains Atop Hot 100, PSY Gallops Into Top 10

    April 24, 2013 1:33 PM EDT P!nk spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess. PSY, meanwhile, soars 12-5 with "Gentleman," which adds increased streaming and sales to its already ...

  17. Calvin Harris Beats Michael Jackson To Set New U.K. Chart Record

    April 23, 2013 4:54 AM EDT Calvin Harris has become a record-holder in the U.K. by clocking-up eight chart hits from the one album. The Scottish DJ and producer on Sunday saw his song “I Need Your Love” FT Ellie Goulding climb 11-7, in doing so becoming the eighth track ...

  18. ASCAP Expo: Ralph Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting

    April 22, 2013 1:29 PM EDT A room full of eager songwriters piled into the Mt. Olympus Ballroom of Hollywood's Lowes Hotel on Friday, all hoping to pick up a few tips and tricks from ASCAP's VP of Membership/International and songwriting veteran, Ralph Murphy ...

  19. Rihanna Sets Record For Most Mainstream Top 40 No. 1s

    April 22, 2013 12:54 PM EDT In tallying her 10th leader, she passes Katy Perry for the most toppers in the chart's 20-year history.   Rihanna becomes the first artist in the 20-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart ...

  20. Roc Nation Strikes Global Partnership With Universal Music Group

    April 08, 2013 10:46 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Jay-Z, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year, worldwide partnership under which the Roc Nation music label will operate as a standalone label within ...

  21. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' Sees Another Week At No. 1 in Britain

    April 08, 2013 8:04 AM EDT Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week atop the U.K. album chart as the Official Charts Company published its new sales data Sunday (April 7). British DJ-producer Duke Dumont debuted at No. 1 ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen Tops Hot Tours With First 2013 Dates

    April 05, 2013 5:59 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen returns to the weekly Hot Tours tally with the first 2013 box office grosses reported from his Wrecking Ball World Tour that played 81 shows in 2012 and resumed on March 14 following a winter break. He began this year's it ...

  23. Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan & Sara, The Weeknd Win at Canadian Radio Music Awards

    March 21, 2013 3:15 PM EDT Canadian artists The Weeknd, Tegan & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen and international acts fun. and Rihanna were among the winners last night (March 20) at the first of four awards shows held during Canadian Music Week 2013 (March 19-24). Sponsored ...

  24. 'Rihanna 777': Fox to Premiere Documentary About Notorious Tour

    March 18, 2013 9:30 PM EDT Fox, the network best known for singing competition "American Idol" has scooped up the exclusive worldwide premiere rights to Rihanna's forthcoming concert documentary, "Rihanna 777," to bow Monday, May 6. The film is sa ...

  25. Baauer Leads Hot 100 Again, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rule Hot 100 Airplay

    March 13, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Baauer commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with "Harlem Shake," although the viral sensation logs a second straight week of declines in YouTube streaming. The chart's No. 2 song, and former four-week No. 1, Macklemore ...

  26. Luke Bryan Debuts At No. 1, Jimi Hendrix at No. 2 On Billboard 200

    March 13, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his new compilation, Spring Break . . . Here to Party , debuts atop the list. It sold 150,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and marks his b ...

  27. Jimi Hendrix Set For Highest-Charting Album on Billboard 200 in 44 Years

    March 08, 2013 9:57 PM EST Rock legend Jimi Hendrix's new archival album, "People, Hell and Angels," is set to debut at No. 2 on next week's Billboard 200 chart, according to industry sources. The album might sell around 70,000 copies by the end of the ...

  28. Bruno Mars Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200, Atoms For Peace at No. 2

    March 06, 2013 10:18 AM EST As forecasted last week, Bruno Mars claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Unorthodox Jukebox jumps one slot to the top of the tally. The set, largely fueled by Amazon MP3 sale pricing, sold 95,000 copies in the week ending March ...

  29. Social 50 Chart Alert: Wiz Khalifa's Baby Bump, One Direction's Comic Relief

    March 01, 2013 5:40 PM EST Wiz Khalifa shoots up the ranks of Billboard’s Social 50 chart , leaping 42-6 as online buzz stirred around the highly publicized birth of his and Amber Rose’s baby, Sebastian, who was born on Feb. 22. “Daddy time,” reads a pre-delivery photo of K ...

  30. Chart Alert: Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 For Fifth Week On Billboard 200

    February 27, 2013 10:57 AM EST While there was a lot of excitement on last week's Billboard 200 thanks to the impact from the Grammy Awards, things get back to a (dreary) normal on this week's tally. Mumford & Sons' Babel remains at No. 1 for a fifth nonconse ...

  31. Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' Makes Grammy-Fueled Return To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 20, 2013 10:55 AM EST As forecasted a week ago, Mumford & Sons' Babel returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the wake of their Grammy Award win for album of the year on Feb. 10. The set -- which rises 4-1 on the tally -- sold 185,000 copies in the week endi ...

  32. Grammy Awards Send Sales Surging on Billboard Charts

    February 13, 2013 12:01 PM EST Though Nielsen SoundScan's latest sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 10 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard charts still feel the force of music's biggest night. While we will se ...

  33. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop” Tops Hot 100 For Third Week

    February 06, 2013 2:34 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut entry "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz. P!nk and Calvin Harris, along with guest Florence Welch, meanwhile, ascend to the chart's top 10. ...

  34. Grammys 2013: Rihanna, Sting and Bruno Mars to Perform Together

    February 04, 2013 3:56 PM EST Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will take the stage together at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for a special performance, CBS announced Monday. Kelly Clarkson will also perform on music's biggest night. Sixteen-time Grammy winner Beyonce, who ...

  35. Chart Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Remain Atop Hot 100, A$AP Rocky Reaches Top 10

    January 30, 2013 2:12 PM EST Rookie rappers infuse the upper tier, as 'Thrift Shop,' featuring Wanz, maintains its command and 'F**kin Problems' flies 15-10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debu ...

  36. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Crown Hot 100, Justin Timberlake Soars To Top Five

    January 23, 2013 5:53 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, tops the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 rise in its 16th week. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, vaults 84-4 following the first full we ...

  37. David Bowie Has First U.K. Top Ten Single in Nearly 20 Years

    January 14, 2013 1:55 PM EST Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events" (Virgin/EMI) started yet another stint at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as "Scream & Shout" (Interscope/Universal) by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears reached ...

  38. Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

    January 11, 2013 6:26 PM EST The year-end sales and airplay data from Nielsen Soundscan Canada for 2012 (the 52-week period Jan. 2 to Dec. 30) finds Adele sitting at No. 1 for 2012's top-selling albums for "21." Joining Adele - whose album sold 457,000 units - ...

  39. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 3:39 PM EST A tally of this week's hottest singels Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile, enters the top ...

  40. Emeli Sande's 'Our Version of Events' Tops UK Charts, Is Year's Best-Seller

    December 31, 2012 6:10 AM EST The final U.K. charts of 2012, published Sunday (Dec. 30), showed Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events" (Virgin/EMI) maintaining its place at No. 1 and as the bestselling artist album of the year. "X Factor" winner James A ...

  41. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart; PSY's Billion Views Boost

    December 28, 2012 4:59 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album "Unorthodox Jukebox" arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  42. Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts

    December 28, 2012 3:23 PM EST As previously reported, Bruno Mars spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven." The song becomes the first to top the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs simultaneously da ...

  43. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars Lead Gift-Card-Fueled Digital-Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 2:25 PM EST The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of so ...

  44. 2012 Holiday-Season Music Sales Down From Last Year

    December 28, 2012 9:00 AM EST In the absence of a steady-selling blockbuster title like Adele's "21" or Michael Buble's "Christmas," 2012's holiday music sales were down compared to last year. Comparing weeks 46-51 of the 2013 SoundScan calen ...

  45. Bruno Mars Marks a Chart First With Hot 100 Leader 'Heaven'

    December 27, 2012 12:00 PM EST Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a third week at No. 1. The song also crowns the Radio Songs chart for the first time. As it continues to lead Digital and On-Demand Songs, "Locked" ...

  46. Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe here to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters THE BUSINESS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERTS: On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music f rom their fav ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Justice Collective Wins UK's Xmas Single Title; Emeli Sande Has Top Album, 2012's Best Seller

    December 24, 2012 7:58 AM EST The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won yesterday (Sunday) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" (Metropolis). Emeli Sandé's "Our ...

  49. Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM EST Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wed ...

  50. 2013 Grammy Awards: Pop Solo Performance Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:54 AM EST It's a woman's world in the category this year Best pop solo performance "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)" Adele FROM: Live At The Royal Albert Hall SONGWRITERS: Fraser T. Smith, Adele Adkins PUBLISHERS: Universal Music Publishing/ ...

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