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  1. Rihanna Ties Janet Jackson For Second-Most Dance Club Songs No. 1s

    December 04, 2012 3:21 PM EST With 'Diamonds' topping the tally, Rihanna and Jackson trail only Madonna for the most No. 1s in the chart's 36-year history. With the rise of Rihanna's "Diamonds" to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, ...

  2. Rihanna's 'Diamonds' Shines at No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 21, 2012 12:25 AM EST There's a shiny new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as Rihanna's "Diamonds" rises 2-1. The song dethrones Maroon 5's "One More Night" (1-2) after a nine-week reign. With her 12th Hot 100 topper, Rihanna ties Mado ...

  3. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  4. Radiohead Headlines, Onda Vaga Lights Up 16th Annual Fuji Rock Festival

    August 08, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Fuji Rock Festival has had one of its most heavily attended editions in years, and it was sunny and warm to boot. The three-day fest held at a ski resort on Mt. Naeba in Niigata prefecture, Japan had seen significant rain every year since 2003 but ...

  5. 40 Under 40: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart

    August 02, 2012 3:47 PM EDT Christopher "Tricky" Stewart President of A&R, Epic Records Website: Epicrecords.com Twitter: @Trickystewart Putting Epic In The Zone With a career spanning a remarkable 22 years, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Christopher ...

  6. Rihanna's Everlasting 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:11 PM EST Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, in 2007 and as ...

  7. Rihanna Snags 20th Top 10 on Hot 100, Breaks Madonna's Record

    October 05, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Rihanna roars to a 20th top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. She snags her 20th faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week. Having first graced the Hot ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Adele Owns U.K. Charts: Top Two Albums, No. 1 Single

    February 28, 2011 12:15 AM EST Adele continued her U.K. chart supremacy as new sales data was unveiled yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company. Her sophomore album "21" (XL) began a fifth week atop the album chart as "Someone Like You" moved into a ...

  10. Rihanna Sued By Photog David LaChapelle Over 'S&M' Video

    February 15, 2011 7:30 AM EST Pop star Rihanna's lurid and brightly colored music video "S&M" (below) was "directly derived" from pictures taken by prominent U.S. fashion photographer David LaChapelle, he said in a lawsuit made public on Monday. La ...

  11. Gwyneth Paltrow Returning to 'Glee'

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwyneth Paltrow and "Glee's" matchup was so nice, they've decided to do it twice. The Oscar-winning actress has confirmed that she'll appear on a second episode of the Fox show, reports Access Hollywood , who caught up wit ...

  12. Rihanna Rules Hot 100 With 'Rude Boy' Track

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rihanna replaces labelmate Taio Cruz atop the Billboard Hot 100, set to be released tomorrow (March 18), as her latest single "Rude Boy" jumps 4-1. "Rude" is Rihanna's sixth Hot 100 No. 1 and fifth as a lead artist. Her mo ...

  13. Jay-Z's 'Empire' Rules Hot 100

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST As reported yesterday , Jay-Z earns his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys. All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this is h ...

  14. Jay-Z Jumps To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z will earn his fourth Hot 100 No. 1, but his first as a lead or co-billed performer, as his collaboration with Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," will top the chart to be released tomorrow. The rapper's prior chart-topping en ...

  15. Rihanna And Jay-Z Team Up In London

    November 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rihanna was joined on stage by Jay-Z as she launched her new album in London. The R&B star was joined by her mentor on "Run This Town" and "Umbrella" as she performed a short set at London's Brixton Academy last night ...

  16. Tricky Stewart Opens Doors On Def Jam Imprint

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Producer/songwriter Christopher "Tricky" Stewart has signed a deal with Def Jam/Universal Records for his own RedZone Records imprint. The new record company president and CEO will oversee all aspects of marketing and development as well ...

  17. Metallica Holds At No. 1, Ne-Yo Arrives In Second

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 while new arrivals from Ne-Yo, Nelly, Darius Rucker, DJ Khaled and Buckcherry all start in the top 10 . . . In Progress Reports, we've g ...

  18. Fan Videos Drive Online Writers' Revenue

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance has revealed figures for the most popular songs on licensed Web Sites last year, including YouTube, iTunes and Bebo, with Syco Music artist Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" coming out on top ...

  19. Simple Plan, Avril Among MuchMusic Award Winners

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal's Simple Plan won the MuchMusic Video Award as the people's choice for favorite Canadian group, and Avril Lavigne took the favorite Canadian artist as the awards were handed out in a live telecast last night. Rihanna took home b ...

  20. Ciara Gets Conceptual For Third Album

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six song ...

  21. Leona Lewis Makes Big Splash Atop Billboard 200

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British import Leona Lewis' "Spirit" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week, making her the first U.K. solo artist to start at No. 1 with their debut effort. The Syco/J album moved 205,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Sou ...

  22. Peermusic, Ritmo Latino Partner On Album Release

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent publisher peermusic is releasing the debut album of Latin pop/R&B artist Monty directly to physical retail via a partnership with Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest chain of Latin music stores will carry Monty's album, &q ...

  23. Rihanna Makes Aus Chart History

    February 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's single "Don't Stop The Music" has created a chart first Down Under. It becomes the first digital-only single to go to No. 1 on the official Motorola ARIA Singles Chart, published on Sunday night (Feb. 17). The Austral ...

  24. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from leading nominees Amy Win ...

  25. Amy, Timbaland Continue Euro Chart Runs

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The bestsellers on Billboard's Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week. Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic s ...

  26. Mika Tops Italian Year-End Downloads

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Relax, Take it Easy" by Mika was the most downloaded song in Italy last year, according to the country's official monitor, FIMI Nielsen SoundScan. The artist also took the fourth place for legal downloads with "Grace Kelly&quo ...

  27. 'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You Believe," while Syco Music/S ...

  28. Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The year ended with girls on top in the United Kingdom, as Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse respectively claimed the biggest-selling single and album of 2007. According to chart compiler the Official U.K. Charts Co., Lewis' "Bleeding Love&q ...

  29. Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight nominations each, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of whom got five nods. Winehouse's "Rehab&qu ...

  30. No 'Pains,' No Gains: Mary J. Blige

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bringing out a new Mary J. Blige album is a big challenge. That's because Blige, anointed "the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" in 1992, is on a 15-year multiplatinum run as one of the most electric performers in the urban world, with a wide- ...

  31. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  32. Bruce Springsteen Scores Eighth No. 1 Album

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Presto! Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" debuts atop The Billboard 200, giving the artist his eighth No. 1 album. His first came in 1980 with "The River" ... High entries from Matchbox Twenty, Soulja Boy Tell'em, J. Holida ...

  33. Timberlake, Rihanna Take Top MTV VMA Honors

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Rihanna each took home two major awards at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 9) at Las Vegas' Palms Casino Resort. Timberlake won the first "Quadruple Threat" trophy and male artist of the year, wh ...

  34. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  35. Kingston's 'Girls' Not Budging From Atop Hot 100

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" isn't budging atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it begins a third week. The song's top challengers remain Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," which holds at No. 2 for a sec ...

  36. Mika, Rihanna Continue Euro Charts Domination

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) and Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z both keep their places atop Billboard's composite European sales charts. The Mika set leads E ...

  37. Mika, Rihanna Unmoved From European Top Slots

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) marks six months on European Top 100 Albums by securing a second week at No. 1. Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z continues its lengthy reign ...

  38. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  39. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  40. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  41. Something For Everyone!

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a little something for everyone this week in the top half of The Billboard 200. While T.I. continues to reign atop The Billboard 200 for a second week, the Smashing Pumpkins return with their first studio album in more than seven year ...

  42. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Continue Euro Chart Streak

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) embarks on a fourth week on top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z begins its sixth week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  43. Rihanna, Bon Jovi Unmoved From Euro Chart Peaks

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi and Rihanna extend their winning runs at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, published today. The long-running rock band's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) gets a third week at the helm of European Top 1 ...

  44. Bon Jovi Holds Euro Chart No. 1

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi fends off the challenge of the White Stripes to maintain leadership of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, starting a second week at No. 1 with "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) as "Icky Thump" (Third Man/W ...

  45. Bon Jovi Nabs First No. 1 Album in Nearly 19 Years

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- the band's first No. 1 since 1988's "New Jersey" spent four weeks atop the list in October and November of that year. It's the act's thi ...

  46. White Stripes, Rihanna Hold Down U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 this week with "Icky Thump" (XL Recordings), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z started a sixth week atop the singles chart. The Stripes' album thus o ...

  47. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi underlines its ever-reliable sales strength throughout Europe with a No. 1 debut for its new "Lost Highway" set (Universal Island) on European Top 100 Albums. The band also went straight to the top of the composite survey with i ...

  48. Linkin Park Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) secures a third week atop European Top 100 Albums, there's a new No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal Island) by Ri ...

  49. Sony/ATV Signs Harrell

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the United Kingdom has signed writer and producer Thaddis Harrell to a long-term, worldwide publishing deal. Atlanta-based Harrell (aka Kuk) is a member of the Red Zone Productions team, which wrote and produced the sm ...

  50. 'Minutes To Midnight' Parks at Euro Chart Summit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. keeps a lock on the top two European Top 100 Albums titles. The composite survey continues to be led by Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.), with the former chart-topper Michael Bublé's ...

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