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  1. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Usher, 2 Chainz, Noah "40" Shebib, Sony/ATV Top Winners At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 2 Chainz and producer Noah "40" Shebib shared songwriter of the year honors and Sony/ATV was named publisher of the year at ASCAP¹s 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony, held last evening (June 27) at the Beverly Hi ...

  2. 'The Voice': Shakira Confirms Season 5 Exit, Usher Expected to Follow

    May 15, 2013 9:42 PM EDT "The Voice" could soon be returning to its original panel. Days after news surfaced that Christina Aguilera was in talks to return to the hit NBC series, with Cee Lo Green reportedly hot on her heels, season four coach Shakira confirms ...

  3. New Season of 'The Voice' With Usher, Shakira Announces Schedule

    March 18, 2013 2:59 PM EDT “The Voice" has set its schedule for the coming season, which starts March 25, goes into "knockout" rounds on April 30 and wraps up with a winner being crowned on June 18. 
 Two-hour editions of "The Voice" will air on A ...

  4. Clive Davis Talks Bisexuality, Whitney Houston's Death, Usher With Katie Couric

    February 19, 2013 5:00 PM EST By the time Clive Davis' interview with Katie Couric aired on 'Katie' this afternoon (3 pm EST), the big bombshell had already been dropped: Clive Davis, in his new autobiography out today, came out as bisexual, having first beg ...

  5. RCA Names Samantha Selolwane VP of Promotions

    December 17, 2012 4:46 PM EST Samantha Selolwane has been promoted to VP of promotion at RCA Records. Formerly senior national director of urban promotion for the label, Selolwane will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Geo Bivins, senior VP of urban promo ...

  6. Adele's '21' Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    November 27, 2012 8:08 PM EST Adele's mega-selling "21" album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, &quo ...

  7. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Carly Rae Jepsen Win AMAs

    November 18, 2012 10:35 PM EST Taylor Swift who won her fifth consecutive award for favorite country female artist at the 2012 American Music Awards. (Getty Images) Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj an ...

  8. Usher, Shakira to Join 'The Voice' for Spring Season

    September 17, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Usher and Shakira will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the spring season of NBC's "The Voice." Aguilera said in a statement that it was important for her to take season four off to concentrate on a tour that will fol ...

  9. Scooter Braun: The Tycoon of Teen

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Justin Bieber's guy." It's a moniker Scooter Braun accepts with a combination of pride and frustration. He acknowledges the honor - "Justin is the most famous part of our business," he says - while hoping those bestowing i ...

  10. Too Pop For Comfort?

    July 12, 2012 7:20 PM EDT When Chris Brown claimed his second No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 this week, he also logged an unexpected accomplishment. The singer/songwriter became the second R&B hitmaker in a month to bow at No. 1 with a comparably soft launch. Brown&# ...

  11. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Album Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Fortune" debuts atop the chart, selling 134,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It follows his last release, and first No. 1, 2011's "F.A.M.E." Tha ...

  12. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 05, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Chris Brown is looking to get his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week, as his new Fortune set is headed for the top. Industry sources suggest that the album -- his fifth studio release -- will sell around 125,000 to 140,000 by ...

  13. Usher's 'Confessions' Album Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    July 05, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Usher's 2004 Confessions album hits a milestone sales achievement this week, surpassing 10 million in U.S. sales according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat is notable in that it is only the 19th album to sell 10 million since SoundScan began tr ...

  14. Linkin Park Tops Maroon 5, Scores Fifth No. 1 Album With 'Living Things'

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be much clos ...

  15. R. Kelly Set for 14th Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart, Linkin Park for No. 1

    July 02, 2012 10:23 AM EDT R&B titan R. Kelly is set for his 14th top 10 album next week on the Billboard 200 with Write Me Back . Industry sources suggest the album, his eleventh solo studio release, may sell around 65,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jul ...

  16. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Fiona Apple Lead Billboard 200

    June 27, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As previously reported, Justin Bieber's "Believe" arrives, as expected, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The singer's set sold 374,000 in its debut week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the largest bow of the year and Bie ...

  17. From Usher to Justin Bieber to Carly Rae Jepsen: How Musicians Market Their Own

    June 25, 2012 12:08 PM EDT This past week, Usher entered atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Looking 4 Myself" and logged a 10th week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Climax." Usher, famously, was instrumental in launch ...

  18. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Now Aiming For 390-410k Debut Week

    June 22, 2012 9:47 PM EDT Justin Bieber's new "Believe" album is still on course for the largest debut sales week of the year, as industry sources say the set will move between 390,000 and 410,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, June 24. "Believe&q ...

  19. Usher Tops the Billboard 200; Ed Sheeran Debuts Strong; Bieber Poised to Conquer

    June 21, 2012 4:25 PM EDT R&B/pop superstar Usher nets his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's off quite a bit from the start of his last full ...

  20. Usher Scores Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Looking 4 Myself'

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Usher secures his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Looking 4 Myself" debuts atop the list with 128,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The pop/R&B star's last full-length studio album, 2010's "Raymond ...

  21. Rush, Ed Sheeran and Josh Turner Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    June 15, 2012 8:51 PM EDT Rock band Rush, British newcomer Ed Sheeran and country star Josh Turner are all on track to debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of June 20. Chart Mov ...

  22. Adele's '21' At 24; Alan Jackson Debuts At No. 2

    June 14, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Country king Alan Jackson debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with his latest effort, "Thirty Miles West." The set sold 73,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is his first for EMI Nashville after more than 2 ...

  23. Usher 'Looking' for Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    June 13, 2012 8:33 PM EDT Usher is heading for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Looking 4 Myself" should easily top the list next week. Industry sources say the album will sell around 120,000 to 130,000 copies by the end of the tracking week ...

  24. Usher Performs, Provides Choreography For 'Dance Central 3' at E3 2012

    June 05, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Usher gave a surprise performance of his hit "Scream" to launch "Dance Central 3" on Kinect for Xbox 360, Monday at Microsoft's E3 press conference. The latest game in the dance series from Harmonix Music Systems and Micro ...

  25. Usher to Recruit Digital Dancers For American Express Unstaged Performance

    May 31, 2012 11:44 AM EDT The Tupac Hologram Effect continues: without resurrecting legendary artists, R&B song-and-dance man Usher has some tricks up his sleeve in terms of crowd-pleasing, futuristic concert antics. The singer will use digital dancers to back him up d ...

  26. Backbeat: Usher Previews New Music at Pre-Billboard Music Awards Private Dinner

    May 20, 2012 4:11 PM EDT Clear Channel's Doc Wynter talks shop with Usher and manager Grace Miguel. (Photo: Kevin Ross) "I haven't seen something like this in more than 10 years," said Radio Facts editor Kevin Ross about last evening's (May 19) RC ...

  27. Watch the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Livestream From Backstage, Red Carpet HERE

    May 20, 2012 7:46 AM EDT Tonight, Sunday, May 20, Billboard.biz is hosting a livestream of the Billboard Music Awards beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT with red carpet arrivals hosted by Julie Brown where you'll see the likes of Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Stevi ...

  28. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  29. Photos: Usher Honors Rico Love; Melanie Fiona Raises the Roof; Jacob Luttrell, EMI Win Big at SESAC Awards

    May 11, 2012 5:08 PM EDT The winners: From left: SESAC song of the year winner for "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" sung by Enrique Iglesias Jacob Luttrell; inspiration award winner Bryan-Michael Cox; Usher; songwriter of he year Rico Love. (Photo: Shawn Ehl ...

  30. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Hot 100 Top 20; Alex Clare Gets a Microsoft Boost

    March 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and Taylor S ...

  31. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  32. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  33. Backbeat: Mervyn Warren On Clearing Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Usher Songs For 'Joyful Noise' Sdtk

    January 17, 2012 11:09 AM EST Composer, pianist and singer Mervyn Warren went on a whirlwind promotional tour for the Warner Bros. film "Joyful Noise" last week flying cross-country to appear on "Late Night With David Letterman" with Dolly Parton on Thursda ...

  34. Alicia Keys continues to Raise Money at Black Ball

    November 28, 2011 1:00 PM EST Alicia Keys performed hit songs, covers and collaborated with Usher and will.i.am at her charity's annual event, but the singer also played the role of a charmer. During an auction to raise money for Keep a Child Alive, Keys took off two 18-c ...

  35. Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull Added to Billboard Music Awards Performers

    April 28, 2011 1:55 PM EDT C ee Lo Green , Nicki Minaj and Pitbull have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which will air on ABC Sunday, May 22, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8-11pm ET/PT. The trio joins pre ...

  36. Usher Moves to WME From CAA

    April 20, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Singer-actor Usher Raymond has signed with WME in all areas. He was previously represented by CAA. The seven-time Grammy winner's self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: Raymond v. ...

  37. Usher 'Sincerely Troubled' About Gadhafi Concert Link

    March 04, 2011 6:40 PM EST Usher said Friday he's "sincerely troubled" to learn he appeared at a concert in St. Bart's linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's family and plans to donate his concert fee to human rights organizations. Earlier this w ...

  38. Justin Bieber Wins AMAs Artist of the Year

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Justin Bieber walked away with the American Music Awards artist of the year trophy, becoming the youngest person in the history of the of the event to win the award. The Canadian heartthrob chose to share the spotlight with his "mentor, best ...

  39. Usher Adds Four UK Arena Shows

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It may be Tinie Tempah's time on the U.K. charts, but the announcement of a new batch of live shows by Usher confirms that British fans's enthusiasm for all things urban isn't confined to home-grown talent. The U.S. vocalist has add ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 On Billboard 200; Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" unsurprisingly holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a seventh nonconsecutive week—the longest reign for an album since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" snagged 11 weeks atop the list in late 2008 and e ...

  42. BACKBEAT: ASCAP, The Black Eyed Peas, Raphael Saadiq, President Clinton, Usher and many more

    August 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP stopped by Dubway Studios in NYC on Auguest 10, where Taio Cruz was recording his iTunes Sessions, to congratulate Cruz on his #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Break Your Heart featuring Ludacris." Pictured here, from left, are Alexandr ...

  43. Eminem Recovers No. 1 On Billboard 200, Matches Susan Boyle's Feat

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for ...

  44. Avenged Sevenfold Tops Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Avenged Sevenfold garners its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Nightmare" arrives atop the list, bumping Eminem's "Recovery" to No. 2 after a five week reign at No. 1. Avenged begins with 163,000 according ...

  45. Avenged Sevenfold Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Avenged Sevenfold snares its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Nightmare" bows atop the list with 163,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . The set's arrival ends (at least temporarily) Eminem's reign at ...

  46. Chart Moves: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Journey, Green Day and more

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- "Glee" Cast : The cast of Fox TV's hit show capped its first season with a bang, scoring its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Glee: the Music, Journey to Regionals" starting with 154,000 sold according ...

  47. Jack Johnson's 'To The Sea' Sets Sail At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson claims his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "To The Sea" debuts atop the tally with 243,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album breaks an eight-week long streak of No. 1s selling less than 20 ...

  48. Jack Johnson's 'To The Sea' Sets Sail At No. 1

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson floats in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "To the Sea," selling 243,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the third chart-topper for Johnson, who previously reigned with " ...

  49. 'Glee' Edges Out Stone Temple Pilots On Billboard 200

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Glee: the Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, while the new release schedule was light due to the "American Idol" finale. "Showstoppers" moved 63,000 co ...

  50. Justin Bieber Back at No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week at the top. But he does so with just a little over 60,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the se ...

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