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  1. Photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Katie Couric, Julie Greenwald, More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 6:21 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year and Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was topped by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Greenwal ...

  2. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, 41 Execs Honored at Billboard's 2011 Women in Music Ceremony

    December 02, 2011 5:30 PM EST When Taylor Swift first convinced her parents to move from suburban Pennsylvania to Nashville at the age of 14, she had Billboard magazine delivered to her doorstep to stay in the loop on industry news - and fantasize, of course. See all of Billbo ...

  3. Taylor Swift Joins Exclusive Club in Billboard Hot 100 History

    November 19, 2011 5:30 PM EST Winning the Country Music Assn.'s coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Hot Country Songs for a fifth time , with "Sparks Fly"? Check. Preparing to accept the 2011 Woman of the Year award at Billboard's ...

  4. 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- ...

  5. Mac Miller Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST As forecasted , indie rapper Mac Miller's first album, "Blue Slide Park," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 144,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it didn't shift as much as some industry sources had ...

  6. Taylor Swift's CMA Win Sets Up Multiple Billboard Hot 100 Debuts

    November 14, 2011 8:50 AM EST Taylor Swift, fresh off her win for Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, is set to debut multiple singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize Swift may see ...

  7. Paisley, Swift, Urban, Aldean or Shelton? Breaking Down CMA's Entertainer of the Year Award

    November 08, 2011 7:47 AM EST NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Everyone's got a theory about what goes into winning the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Martina McBride thinks it should go to the artist who makes the strongest connection with fans. J ...

  8. Taylor Swift Launches Wonderstruck Perfume

    October 14, 2011 6:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Note to men: Taylor Swift's fragrance might smell good, but it's not for you. "This fragrance is really for people of all ages and I've had to talk some of my guy friends out of wearing it," Swift said, lau ...

  9. Taylor Swift Named Billboard Woman of the Year

    October 11, 2011 11:22 AM EDT Taylor Swift, the biggest selling album artist over the past 12 months, is Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year. Taylor Swift, the four-time Grammy winner and biggest selling albums artist in any genre for the past 12 months, has been chosen to ...

  10. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kelly Rich

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 29 Kelly Rich VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label Group Website: Bigmachinemusic.com Twitter: @Kkrich12 As VP of sales, marketing and interactive at Big Machine Label Group, Kelly Rich is a key member of the team that hel ...

  11. Tony Bennett Becomes Oldest Living Artist to Top Billboard 200

    September 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Duets II," making the 85-year-old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold ...

  12. Scott Borchetta Talks Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift @ iHeartRadio Fest (Video)

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM EDT While artists like Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and the Black Eyed Peas grabbed the headlines, country music played a key part of the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which featured performances by Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts last w ...

  13. Lady Antebellum Lands Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 21, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected , country trio Lady Antebellum nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Own the Night" debuts in the top slot, selling 347,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The launch marks the biggest sales week for an album ...

  14. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemor ...

  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10; Tyler Ward, Karmin, DeStorm Rising Up

    September 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You " and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band ...

  16. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber WIn Big at Teen Choice Awards

    August 08, 2011 8:27 AM EDT Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards - one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene. Gomez and ...

  17. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  18. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...

  19. Sara Winter: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Sara Winter Director of Tour Marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live Sara Winter, 27, has quickly climbed the ladder at the Messina Group/AEG Live since joining the company in 2006. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in com ...

  20. Britney Spears Snares 21st Top 40 Hot 100 Single; Florence & the Machine Bounces Up Billboard 200: Chart Moves

    June 30, 2011 12:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is deep-sixed on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1, as Pitbull's "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, ...

  21. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Continues Dominance -- Even Crosses Into Latin Pop

    June 23, 2011 4:34 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 : -- Adele : "Rolling in the Deep" banks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a fourth frame atop Hot 100 Airplay (153 million in audience, up 1%, according to Nielsen BDS). It drops, however, ...

  22. Nashville Music Council Seeks to Leverage City's Vast Music Resources

    June 23, 2011 8:01 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It's increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recent ...

  23. Country Gigs in Croatia? Panel Explores International Opportunities at Billboard Country Summit

    June 07, 2011 5:44 PM EDT International touring for U.S. country artists is as close as crossing the border into Canada or as exotic as performing in Croatia. Either way, the performers are in a win/win situation because they are adding to their fan base and expanding thei ...

  24. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  25. Taylor Swift Says Broadway Inspired Her 'Speak Now' Tour

    June 01, 2011 7:15 AM EDT In another era, it was enough for artists from Hank Williams to Randy Travis to show up in a city, unpack their gear and play. Stage production for Willie Nelson was simply unfurling a Texas flag and launching into "Whiskey River." But a ...

  26. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  27. Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Others Urge Support at CMT Disaster Benefit

    May 13, 2011 7:00 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Help is on the way. That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT. Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The ...

  28. Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" spends a lucky seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds ato ...

  29. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sting, Lady Antebellum

    April 21, 2011 6:30 PM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Rihanna: As previously reported , "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  30. Taylor Swift Celebrates 20 Million Sales in London; Heads to Las Vegas for ACMs

    March 31, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift ended her European tour on a celebratory note: Not only did she perform in front of thousands of fans, she got an honor for reaching the 20 million mark in worldwide album sales. A giddy Swift was given a plaque commemorating the mile ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200; Dr. Dre Tops Digital Songs

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST Nicki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark t ...

  32. Avril, Taylor and, of Course, Slayer On This Week's Social 50 Chart

    February 03, 2011 11:07 AM EST Among the big shake-ups on the Social 50 chart this week: Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift vault into the top 10 while Slayer debuts straight in at No. 18. Lavigne zips 21-8, marking her first visit to the top tier, seemingly
basking in the glo ...

  33. The Muscle Behind Decemberists' No. 1? NPR And Amazon

    January 27, 2011 11:44 AM EST Decemberists Top The 200 With Help From NPR & Amazon.com (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Billboard 200: -- The Decemberists: As previously noted , the band's new album "The King Is Dead" arrives atop the Billboard 200 with their fir ...

  34. Decemberists' 'The King Is Dead' Tops Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Decemberists top the charts. (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  35. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 In SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look any more different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide as the No. 1-debuting set-from a rather unlikely band-sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soun ...

  36. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Takes No. 1 in Record-Low Sales Week

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST This week, though Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, it does so while earning a dubious honor. With just 52,000 copies sold (down 32%), it earns the distinction of notch ...

  37. Chart Moves: Susan Boyle, Kari Jobe, Mumford & Sons, Big Time Rush

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: In the final tracking week of the year (week ending Jan. 2, 2011), Swift's "Speak Now" held at No. 1, selling 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 72%) as the chart adjusts back to non-holi ...

  38. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  39. Eminem, Katy Perry Are 2010's Top Sellers

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem's comeback reached another landmark today, as his "Recovery" LP was officially confirmed as the United States' best-selling album of 2010, with 3.42 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The MC had previou ...

  40. Chart Moves: "Glee," Kanye West, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Lonely Island

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Taylor Swift: The country diva's "Speak Now" continues to reign at No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week with 276,000 while Susan Boyle 's "The Gift" stands still at No. 2, with 240,000 (down 6 ...

  41. Christmas Lights Up Billboard Sales Charts

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Last minute Christmas shopping -- and post holiday purchases -- impact both the Billboard 200 albums chart and Digital Songs tally this week. As forecasted , Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" continues to reign on the albums tally with 276 ...

  42. Posthumous Michael Jackson Album Sells 3 Million Worldwide

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, but he's being challenged by the current queens of music. Taylor Swift's album "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, followed by Susan Boyle's "The Gift. ...

  43. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Paul McCartney

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Kanye West: All but 43 of the albums on the Billboard 200 chart see an increase in sales this week, thanks to consumers stocking up on Christmas gifts. In the top 50, only seven sets post a decline. And of the seven, four are ...

  44. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  45. Taylor Swift Sells Out First Tour Dates In Minutes

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Venue owners coast-to-coast are cheering as the first dates for Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" tour go on sale. The country star sold out two shows at L.A.'s Staples Center in two minutes, while her June 25 stop at Gillette Stadium ...

  46. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Frid ...

  47. Susan Boyle's 'Gift' Tops Rihanna, Kid Rock on Billboard 200

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "The Gift" scores a rare second-week increase from a No. 1 debut as it sells 335,000 (up 5%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds atop the Billboard 200. It bowed at No. 1 last week with 318,000. The last No. 1 d ...

  48. MTV Announces Dates For 2011 VMAs

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV has announced dates for its 2011 award shows. The music network says the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. EDT. The MTV Movie Awards, its in 20th year, is set to air live on Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ...

  49. Taylor Swift's Thanksgiving TV Special Competing with Beyonce

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's Thanksgiving TV special has just earned a bit of friendly competition: Taylor Swift has announced her own "Taylor Swift: Speak Now" primetime musical show, set to air Thanksgiving night on NBC. The hour-long special will f ...

  50. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Sugarland, Rihanna, Tim McGraw and more

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Sugarland : The three acts populate Nos. 1-3 on the Billboard 200 , mark ...

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