Talk That Talk

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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/ ...

  3. Drake, Nicki Minaj Among Year's R&B/Hip-Hop Chart-Toppers

    December 14, 2012 8:17 AM EST At first glance, the 2012 year-end R&B/hip-hop charts mirror those of 2011. Many of the same names are back in the limelight: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rihanna and Chris Brown, to name a few. Check Out All Our Year-En ...

  4. American Music Awards 2012: Full Winners List

    November 18, 2012 11:25 PM EST Here is a complete list of winners at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards: ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Justin Bieber NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Carly Rae Jepsen FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Justin Bieber FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Katy ...

  5. Mumford & Sons, Green Day, No Doubt Albums Debut In Top Three Spots On Billboard 200

    October 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The top three slots on the Billboard 200 get rocked this week as the rock bands Mumford & Sons , Green Day and No Doub t see their latest efforts start at Nos. 1-3, respectively. Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, "Babel," ope ...

  6. Ke$ha, Rihanna, Taylor Swift Set For Strong Hot 100 Debuts

    September 27, 2012 7:39 PM EDT As fourth quarter brings its annual bounty of superstar releases (just in time for the busy holiday shopping season), three songs help usher in this year's onslaught, as Taylor Swift, Ke$ha and Rihanna are set to enter next week's Billbo ...

  7. No Doubt, Rihanna, Usher, Rock IHeartRadio Fest In Las Vegas on Day One

    September 22, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Kevin Mazur/WireImage "Go ahead and stare / and take a picture please / if you need," Gwen Stefani pleaded several songs into No Doubt's opening set at iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas Friday night at the MGM Grand. The lyric ...

  8. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy Despite Ratings Drop

    September 12, 2012 2:37 PM EDT Though the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down from their record high last year, the show still causes waves on Billboard's sales charts. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Prese ...

  9. Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk' Tops UK Charts With Lowest-Selling No. 1 Album

    August 13, 2012 8:51 AM EDT Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" (Def Jam/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (Aug. 12), as "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D started a secon ...

  10. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 on Hot 100 Chart, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends an eighth week at No. 1. As she ...

  11. Chart Moves: Rihanna Rises on Hot 100, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's 'Star' Fades

    May 25, 2012 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" reaches No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart, and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a si ...

  12. Chart Moves: Usher Continues Hot 100 Rise, Ellie Goulding Finally Hits Top 40, Rihanna's Latest Debuts

    May 04, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which becomes the first song to sell more than 400,000 downloads in three separate weeks. Her ...

  13. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  14. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 8:18 PM EST Adele's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest t ...

  15. Chris Brown and Rihanna: R&B Radio Embraces Singles, Despite -- And Because of -- Controversy

    February 22, 2012 5:55 PM EST The controversy that has surrounded Chris Brown and Rihanna's musical reunion - on the third anniversary of his Grammy-eve assault on her in 2009, no less - has brought about no shortage of judgment, argument, commentary and not least confusi ...

  16. 'Joyful Noise' Soundtrack Could Soar Into Top 10 Next Week

    January 20, 2012 10:29 PM EST The soundtrack to the film "Joyful Noise," which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton , is aiming to make a praiseworthy leap straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 next week. On Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart (below), ...

  17. David Crowder Band Headed for No. 2 Debut

    January 14, 2012 11:01 AM EST On Billboard's Building chart, Adele's "21" is at No. 1 while new albums from David Crowder Band ("Give Us Rest") and Snow Patrol ("Fallen Empires") appear at Nos. 2 and 3. The two albums are aiming to sell ...

  18. Skrillex May Get First Top 10 Album This Week

    January 09, 2012 9:13 AM EST Five-time Grammy Award nominee Skrillex may be on his way to his first top 10 album, as his latest release, "Bangarang," could charge into the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 this week. He just earned his best week ever on the Billboar ...

  19. UK's Top Selling 2011 Albums and Singles: By the Numbers

    January 03, 2012 3:09 PM EST Official Charts Company data for the U.K. for the full year of 2011 reveal four million-selling albums and two million-selling singles, with female artists taking five of the top ten titles in each list. Combined sales of the top ten albums stood ...

  20. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 10:55 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the ...

  21. X Factor Finalists Top U.K. Charts

    December 05, 2011 7:48 AM EST The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) and the charity release by the show's 20 ...

  22. Rihanna Still No. 1 on Hot 100; LMFAO, Maroon 5, Katy Perry Get AMA Bumps

    November 30, 2011 5:21 PM EST Rihanna notches a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while LMFAO is among a host of acts that benefit from performances on the American Music Awards, broadcast live Nov. 20 on ABC ...

  23. Rihanna Fever Hits U.K As Singer Tops Album, Singles Charts

    November 28, 2011 7:41 AM EST Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Bajan superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year, and several new U.K. chart records in the process. Meanwhile, "Now! That's What I ...

  24. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Album Heading to No. 1; Nickelback, Rihanna Aiming for Top Five

    November 23, 2011 4:17 PM EST It seems Rihanna will yet again be denied her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest that her newest release, "Talk That Talk," released on Nov. 21, may sell around 200,000 copies by the end of the trackin ...

  25. Rihanna Still Reigns Hot 100, But Taylor Swift's 'Movie' Debuts in Top 10

    November 16, 2011 6:45 PM EST Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which nabs Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week, while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record- ...

  26. Rihanna to Release New Single via Facebook Tomorrow, Offers Up Sneak Peak of 'Talk That Talk'

    November 10, 2011 11:51 AM EST Continuing her rapid-fire release schedule, Rihanna will reportedly unveil the second single from her forthcoming album "Talk That Talk" on Friday (due Nov. 11), just as "We Found Love" stays strong at the top of the Hot 100. & ...

  27. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Flo Rida Reaches Top 10

    November 09, 2011 4:19 PM EST Rihanna logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), which scores Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a second consecutive week. Rapper Flo Rida concurrently bounds into the chart� ...

  28. Rihanna, Jay-Z Reunite on 'Talk That Talk'

    November 08, 2011 11:16 AM EST Rihanna took to Facebook Monday night (Nov. 7) to inform her fans that she was "done" with her sixth studio album, "Talk That Talk." "DONE BITCHES!!!! #TTT Tracklist (EXCEPT "Answer" and NOT in sequence)," t ...

  29. Rihanna Cancels Sweden Show Due to Exhaustion

    November 01, 2011 7:55 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) - Organizers say Rihanna was forced to cancel a show in the Swedish city Malmo at the last minute after falling ill. Live Nation spokesman Kristofer Akesson says Rihanna didn't feel well Monday and tour organizers contacted a d ...

  30. Backbeat: Verse Simmonds Talks Sex-Centric Music, Working With Rihanna, New Album @ NYC's La Esquina

    October 24, 2011 7:20 AM EDT . Verse Simmonds isn't one to bite his tongue. During a lunch at NYC's La Esquina on Wednesday (Oct. 19), the singer-songwriter/producer, joined by Dave Melhado of MBM Management, publicist Priya Bhambri of MVD Inc., and his team, wasn&# ...

  31. Rihanna, the 'Sexiest Woman Alive,' Powers Up Social 50 Chart

    October 20, 2011 8:24 AM EDT A racy Esquire magazine cover and a fan-driven Facebook promotional campaign sends Rihanna flying 10-5 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, just as the music video for her single "We Found Love" premiered. As for the rest of th ...

  32. Business Matters: Rihanna's 'Unlocked' Facebook App Gets Her 750,000 New Followers

    October 19, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Rihanna's 'Unlocked' Facebook App Gets Her 750,000 New Followers -- A Facebook app created for Rihanna's new album is gaining the singer a horde of new social media followers. The app, titled " Unlocked," is a promoti ...