The Fame Monster

  1. Lady Gaga Still Heading for No. 1, Beatles Set for 31st Top 10 Album

    November 15, 2013 6:46 PM EST As reported earlier this week, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album seems destined for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week, securing the diva her second chart-topping set. Presently, industry sources forecast the album to sel ...

  2. Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Label to Remain With Interscope After All

    July 27, 2012 7:59 PM EDT CherryTree Records' Martin Kierszenbaum (left) backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with Kev Nish from Far East Movement. (Photo: Jem Aswad) Five weeks after his departure from Interscope, Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum - ...

  3. Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Part Ways With Interscope: Confirmed

    June 22, 2012 7:10 PM EDT CherryTree Records' Martin Kierszenbaum (left) backstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with Kev Nish from Far East Movement. (Photo: Jem Aswad) Cherrytree Records head Martin Kierszenbaum, who brought Robyn, Feist, Far East Movement and ...

  4. Can Katy Perry Beat Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record With A Sixth No. 1 Single?

    August 22, 2011 6:42 PM EDT After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Jackson, in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs from one ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    April 13, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber lead the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which were announced Wednesday morning (Apr. 13) at a press conference in Las Vegas. Rihanna takes the lead as a finalist in 18 award ...

  7. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners At 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:30 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year for "The Suburbs." The eight-member ensemble ...

  8. Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire Set to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Eminem, the Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Cee Lo Green and Katy Perry will perform at the 2011 Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, it was announced Thursday (Jan. 13). Eminem, who leads the 53rd annual awards with 10 nominations and has 11 wins a ...

  9. Lady Gaga to Perform at Grammy Awards: Report

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Could Lady Gaga be performing at the 2011 Grammy Awards? Although performers have yet to be announced for the Feb. 13 ceremony, the pop star's choreographer hinted on Twitter that Gaga will return to the Grammy stage for a second year -- coin ...

  10. Lady Gaga Tweets New Album's Bare-Cheeked Photo & May Release Date; First Single Coincides With Grammy Appearance

    January 01, 2011 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga rang in the New Year with a major announcement for her little monsters: "Born This Way," the highly anticipated follow-up album to her breakthrough debut, "The Fame," will be released on May 23, 2011. The set's t ...

  11. Business Matters: In Sign of the Times, Columbia House CD/DVD Club Closes in Canada

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Clubs Take Another Step Toward Extinction -- Once a major force in music sales, the record club has taken another step toward extinction. CD and DVD mail order company Columbia House and book-of-the-month club Doubleday Canada (not to be co ...

  12. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200, Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry does double duty at No. 1 this week on both the Billboard 200 albums chart and the Digital Songs tally thanks to the arrival of her "Teenage Dream" album. Her second Capitol effort starts atop the Billboard 200 with 192,000 ac ...

  13. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200 and Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Katy Perry nets her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Teenage Dream" arrives in the top slot with a career-high sales frame of 192,000. Perry also tops the Digital Songs chart with the album's title cut, shifti ...

  14. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  15. Amy Macdonald Sophomore Set Tops Euro Chart

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts this week, with Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) rising 3-1 on European Albums and Stromae 's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert ...

  16. Sade's 'Soldier Of Love' Rules Euro Chart

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Enterta ...

  17. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  18. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST New York band Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set, "Contra," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billbo ...

  19. Susan Boyle Tops Billboard 200 With Stellar First Week Sales

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nie ...

  20. Susan Boyle Bows Big With Year's Best Sales Week

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST From "Britain's Got Talent" and global YouTube phenomenon to breaking records on the Billboard 200, Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" arrives with a stunning 701,000 copies sold in its first week—the best sales frame ...

  21. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  22. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously l ...

  23. Lady Gaga Announces U.K. Arena Dates

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's recently crowned Rising Star of the Year Lady Gaga is to play a 9-date U.K. arena tour in February and March 2010 as part of her worldwide "The Monster Ball" solo tour. The U.K. trek begins Feb. 10 at Nottingham Arena an ...