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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. LMFAO Hold off Katy Perry From Tying Michael Jackson's No. 1s Record

    August 10, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Billboard cover stars LMFAO are loving life atop the Hot 100 as "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, will continue to blare from the No. 1 slot on the ranking set to be unveiled tomorrow (Aug. 11). On Hot Digital S ...

  5. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  6. Shake-Up On Hot 100 As Miley And Jay-Z Make Noise

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feel ...

  7. Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz Streak To Hot 100 Records

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two longevity records will be shattered on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released on Billboard.biz tomorrow (Aug. 20) morning. With an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 for "I Gotta Feeling," the Black Eyed Peas will have held the top ...

  8. George Strait Likely To Top Billboard 200

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week the King of Country looks like he'll dethrone the King of Pop, as George Strait's new release "Twang" will be the top selling album in the United States. Industry prognosticators believe "Twang" will sell at ...

  9. Madonna's the Queen of Charts

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Hard Candy" album makes a sweet entrance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 280,000, giving the diva her seventh chart-topper and the third biggest sales week of the year. A whopping 26% of the album's first we ...

  10. Dixie Chicks' 'Long Way' Debuts No. 1

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tallied 526,000 copies in first week of U.S. sales. For the third time in their career, the Dixie Chicks roost on the top of The Billboard 200. The Columbia album "Taking the Long Way" tallied 526,000 copies in its first week of U.S. sal ...

  11. 3 Doors Down, Lil Jon Honored At BMI Pop Awards

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMI presented 3 Doors Down with song of the year honors during its 53rd annual Pop Awards gala, held last night (May 17) at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles. BMI presented 3 Doors Down with song of the year honors during its 53rd annual ...

  12. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  13. Usher Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher was the top honoree at the Billboard Music Awards tonight (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The LaFace/Zomba R&B star took home 11 awards, including artist of the year, R& Usher was the top honoree at the Billb ...

  14. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  15. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  16. OutKast Grabs Five Nods For MTV Europe Awards

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rome to host gala Nov. 18. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field running up to the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, which as previously reported will be held Nov. 18 in Rome for the first time. The eclectic Atlanta-based duo is nominated for ...

  17. OutKast, Jay-Z Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop acts grab four awards each. With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" And Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines ...

  18. Jay-Z's Six-Pack Tops MTV VMA Noms

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miami arena is biggest venue ever for show. Rapper Jay-Z leads the field for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, with six nominations for "99 Problems." OutKast, No Doubt and Beyoncé are right behind with five nods each. This year's sh ...

  19. Usher, Beyonc, OutKast Honored At BET Awards

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two awards apiece, Beyoncé, OutKast and Usher headed the winners' circle during last night's (June 29) BET Awards. The fourth annual ceremony, expanded to three hours this year, was broadcas With two awards apiece, BeyoncĂ©, ...

  20. J.Lo Denies Reports Of Mottola Talks

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. Jennifer Lopez is denying press reports that she is in talks to be managed by former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola. "The infor ...

  21. Usher, OutKast Lead BET Nominations

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's Kodak Theatre to host the June 29 telecast. OutKast, Beyonce, Lil' Jon, Usher and Kanye West lead nominations for the 2004 BET Awards. Actress/comedian Mo'Nique -- who returns this year as the event's host -- announ ...

  22. Anastacia Continues Euro Albums Chart Reign

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there t Anastacia's self-titled Epic set lea ...

  23. Anastacia Continues Euro Albums Chart Reign

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there t Anastacia's self-titled Epic set lea ...

  24. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  25. George Michael Holds Atop European Album Chart

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael begins a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music). Although the set falls from the top spot in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, it is bo George Michael begins a second week ...

  26. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael makes a strong return to the European album-sales charts with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music), which debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It opens at the top in the U.K., Germany, George Michael makes a strong return ...

  27. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael makes a strong return to the European album-sales charts with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music), which debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It opens at the top in the U.K., Germany, George Michael makes a strong return ...