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  1. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  2. Adele's '21' Bump Getting Bigger: Now Aiming for 650-680,000 Sales Week

    February 17, 2012 9:35 PM EST Adele's "21" is shaping up to have an even bigger week than first thought. Presently, the set is now projected to sell somewhere in the range of 650,000 to 680,000 by week's end on Sunday, Feb. 19, according to industry sources ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Interest In Billie Holliday Catalog, Downtown Signs Admin Deal With MRI

    February 16, 2012 6:26 PM EST Bicycle Music Acquires Interest in Billie Holliday Catalog The Bicycle Music Company has acquired a substantial interest in Billie Holiday publishing catalog as well as her master recordings, name, likeness and image rights. As a songwriter, Billi ...

  4. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  5. Japan's 2011 Physical Music Sales Drop

    February 15, 2012 7:45 AM EST Despite hopeful signs for growth in the early part of 2011, the Record Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) final 2011 physical music shipment figures showed a continuing, if slowed, decline. Total audio shipments in this period were 199.5 million ...

  6. Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi Highlight The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    February 14, 2012 2:48 PM EST Fans awaiting the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate's adaptation of the extremely popular book by Suzanne Collins, now know what the world of Panem will sound like. The full soundtrack list was released, and, while it leans a bit on the ...

  7. Indie Labels Win 34 Grammys, Says A2IM

    February 14, 2012 7:30 AM EST Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, whose sophomore self-titled album on the Jagjaguwar label, biting one of his two 2012 Grammy awards won for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album. (Getty) Led by Bon Iver's two Grammy wins, the American Ass ...

  8. Business Matters: MySpace Adds 1 Million Users, Now at 25 Million

    February 13, 2012 5:35 PM EST MySpace Sees Growth Potential in Internet Radio Player MySpace says it has nabbed "over 1 million" new registered users since it debuted a new music player on December 19. A MySpace spokesperson tells Billboard.biz that MySpace now has & ...

  9. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  10. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  11. Foo Fighters, Skrillex Kanye West Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 12, 2012 10:30 PM EST Kanye West, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Foo Fighters and... Betty White are among the winners of the Pre-Telecast Grammy ceremony. A handful of major trophies were presented before the main Grammy ceremony, which kicks off from the Staples Center in L ...

  12. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  13. Exclusive: Randy Phillips Re-Ups As President/CEO of AEG Live

    February 09, 2012 8:55 AM EST Randy Phillips has signed a new contract to remain the President & CEO of AEG Live, the position he has held with the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) since joining the company in 10 years ago ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Perform on Grammy Awards

    February 02, 2012 10:05 AM EST Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three- ...

  15. Pitbull To Receive BMI President's Award

    February 01, 2012 7:52 AM EST Pitbull, a permanent force on the Billboard charts in the past 24 months, will be honored with BMI's President's Award at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards taking place March 30 at the Encore Wynn Las Vegas. The awards will honor th ...

  16. It's Official: Adele to Perform at Grammys

    January 31, 2012 11:13 AM EST In an interview with Billboard.biz yesterday, Grammy exeucitve producer Ken Ehrlich said he was "hopingl" that Adele would appear at the Grammys, and that hope is coming true: The Academy announced this morning that the singer will make ...

  17. Grammy's Ken Ehrlich on Adele Appearance, Paul Simon Snub, Paul McCartney's Performance

    January 31, 2012 8:30 AM EST The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters, and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting" announcement. Ehrlich tells Billboard.biz that ...

  18. Billboard Reveals the 2012 Power 100

    January 27, 2012 1:30 PM EST Billboard found something else that Irving Azoff, executive chairman of Live Nation, can sit atop: In the January 28 issue of the magazine, Billboard unveils the Power 100, a ranking of the most powerful people in the music business. See the Billb ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: Tim Leiweke

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 9 Tim Leiweke President/CEO Anschutz Entertainment Group Twitter: @AEGworldwide The Man With The Plan... Tim Leiweke is the man whom enigmatic billionaire Phillip Anschutz trusted to build a sports and entertainment empire, and Leiweke has del ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Scott Borchetta

    January 26, 2012 10:30 PM EST No. 54 Scott Borchetta President/CEO Big Machine Label Group Twitter: @bigmachine Tennessee Titan... When Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta decided in 2005 to strike out on his own, few probably imagined that his fledgling Big Machine Rec ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Taylor Swift

    January 26, 2012 9:28 PM EST No. 78 Taylor Swift Singer/songwriter Twitter: @taylorswift13 A Big Machine of Her Own ... The humble approach Taylor Swift takes to her career has led her to achieve album sales of more than 20 million worldwide, according to Big Machine Records, ...

  22. Billboard Power 100: John Butcher

    January 26, 2012 8:47 PM EST No. 67 John Butcher VP of Entertainment Target Twitter: @Target_Corp Sharp-Shooter The weight that Target throws around in music retailing--under the leadership of John Butcher--exceeds the estimated 7.8% market share the retail chain captured in ...

  23. Billboard Power 100: Martin Bandier

    January 26, 2012 5:50 PM EST No. 4 Martin Bandier Chairman/CEO Sony/ATV Music Publishing The Publisher... S ince taking the helm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in April 2007, Martin Bandier transformed the once-sleepy major publisher into a contender for every big deal that com ...

  24. Glen Campbell to Perform With Blake Shelton, The Band Perry at Grammys

    January 26, 2012 1:20 PM EST Five-time Grammy Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Glen Campbell will be taking the Grammy stage at this year's 54th annual award show flanked by two of this year's Grammy nominees, Blake Shelton and The Band Perry. 2 ...

  25. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

    January 26, 2012 11:58 AM EST Nominations were announced for the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday. Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004. Following him in nominations is Jason A ...

  26. Rihanna, Coldplay to Perform Together at Grammy Awards

    January 19, 2012 12:10 PM EST Rihanna, Coldplay and Paul McCartney have been added to the lineup of performers at the Grammy Awards' Feb. 12 telecast. The former two acts will perform together for the first time, and McCartney -- no stranger to the Grammys stage -- is als ...

  27. LL Cool J to Host 2012 Grammy Awards -- First Time in Seven Years Show Has Had a Host

    January 18, 2012 10:27 AM EST Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J is set to host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the first time in seven years that the music industry's premier event will have an official host. The show takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Staples ...

  28. Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while ...

  29. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Demi Lovato Win Big at People's Choice Awards 2012

    January 12, 2012 7:10 AM EST Katy Perry made her presence felt at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Never mind that she wasn't even there. The "Firework" singer earned five trophies at the annual fan-driven affair, including favorite ...

  30. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  31. Adele, Katy Perry Top 2011 Year-End Nielsen BDS Airplay Rankings

    January 05, 2012 4:05 PM EST Uptempo pop (and party rock) anthems ruled radio in 2011. Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is Nielsen BDS' most-played song of the 2011 calendar year, while Katy Perry reigns as the artist with the most radio airplay. The ubiquito ...

  32. Adele's '21' Claims 14th Week At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 04, 2012 11:00 AM EST As predicted , Adele's "21" album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its 14th nonconsecutive week at the top of the tally. The news comes on the heels of Nielsen SoundScan's 2011 year-end charts , which showed " ...

  33. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Top DoSomething.org's Annual 'Celebs Gone Good' List

    December 27, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga may sing about being one of the "Bad Kids" on her critically acclaimed album, "Born This Way," but the pop star is undoubtedly good when it comes to charity. For the second consecutive year, Gaga tops the Celebs Gone ...

  34. Taylor Swift's 'Enhanced' CoverGirl Ad Yanked

    December 22, 2011 8:00 AM EST How White My Shirts Should Be: Taylor Swift in a disputed ad for CoverGirl's Mascara. CoverGirl has discontinued (translation: yanked) a print advertisement of celebrity spokes-singer Taylor Swift following an investigation into alleged retou ...

  35. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 11:32 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist ...

  36. Video: Taylor Swift Talks About Her 'Daydream' of Being Honored by Billboard Coming True

    December 03, 2011 12:10 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. "I would go ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Women In Music 2011 Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Honorees

    December 02, 2011 4:30 PM EST Check out the photo gallery below from Billboard's Dec. 2 Women In Music red carpet event featuring Woman of the Year Taylor Swift. Also featured are many of this year's Women In Music honorees, including execs from Pandora, Sony/ATV, mu ...

  40. Nickelback, Michael Buble Post Social 50 Chart Gains

    December 02, 2011 12:50 PM EST Nickelback returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 30 -- a new high -- thanks to the debut of a new video and a lot of NFL chatter. The clip for "When We Stand Together" arrived Nov. 23, while the band performed a hotly debate ...

  41. Grammy Snubs (Beyonce), Surprises (Bon Iver), More (Skrillex!)

    December 01, 2011 7:21 AM EST On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," a pendulum coincidentally swung that may have brought a sea change in the Grammys. Rap is home to the old guard; ...

  42. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  43. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 11:05 AM EST Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum a ...

  44. A Strong 2011 Holiday Season Could Bring Music Business First Positive-Sales Year Since 2004

    November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST Coming into Black Friday, year-to-date U.S. album sales were up 3.2%, according to Nielsen SoundScan, leaving music merchandisers cautiously optimistic that this holiday selling season will be strong enough to deliver the industry's first ris ...

  45. Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj Clean Up at AMAs

    November 21, 2011 1:19 AM EST Taylor Swift made it a perfect 10 at the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The country star won three awards including Artist of the Year at the Nokia Theatre ceremony in Los Angeles, giving her ten AMAs in her career. "This is one of th ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 'American Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Parts Ways With RCA Nashville

    November 18, 2011 12:21 PM EST American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is the latest show alum to find himself without a major label deal. A spokesperson for the country singer's label confirms to the Hollywood Reporter that, "Danny Gokey and RCA Nashville have mu ...

  48. American Music Awards 2011: Full List of Winners

    November 18, 2011 1:24 AM EST Full list of 2011 American Music Awards Winners: Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift Sprint New Artist of the Year: Hot Chelle Rae Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Bruno Mars Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Adele Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group: Maro ...

  49. 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- ...

  50. Hot Chelle Rae, Daughtry to Perform at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2011 1:00 PM EST Rock bands Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards (the latter will play the official pre-show). They join previously announced performers Katy Perry, Maroon 5 with Christina Aguilera, Ju ...

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