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  1. Business Matters: U2's Bono, the Edge Invest in Dropbox

    April 02, 2012 7:58 PM EDT U2's Bono, the Edge Invest in Dropbox -- U2's Bono and the Edge are investors in file-hosting service Dropbox, the company announced via Twitter. A picture included with the tweet shows the two musicians with Dropbox co-founders Drew Hou ...

  2. 9-Year Old Rapper MattyB Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart

    March 15, 2012 6:37 PM EDT Making a big debut at No. 11 on the Social 50 this week is a 9-year old rapper from Atlanta, known simply as MattyB. As seen on NBC's "Today" rapping "Ice Ice Baby" and featured on "The Insider," MattyB bows this ...

  3. Odd Future, Wiz Khalifa and Mariah Carey Stir Buzz on Social 50 Chart

    March 08, 2012 8:47 PM EST Odd Future makes its Billboard Social 50 debut at No. 30 this week, as the act has been especially active on social networks lately. The 12 members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) are well known ...

  4. Rihanna, Chris Brown Gain Twitter, Facebook Fans After Remix Releases

    March 01, 2012 5:03 PM EST It is no surprise that both Rihanna and Chris Brown made moves on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week after releasing two new collaborations, with Chris Brown being featured on a remix of Rihanna's "Birthday Cake" and Rihanna ...

  5. Whitney Houston's YouTube & Vevo Plays Gain 4,523%

    February 24, 2012 10:02 PM EST The late Whitney Houston's videos are in high-demand on both YouTube and Vevo, as her play count increased by 4,523% last week, according to Next Big Sound. She went from 868,000 plays to 40.2 million in the week ending Feb. 20. In turn, the ...

  6. Madonna & Nicki Minaj Bowl Over Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2012 6:20 PM EST Madonna's flurry of media activity last week sparks her re-entry at No. 8 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, her highest rank ever on the year-old tally. Her video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" premiered Feb. 3 on YouTube, wh ...

  7. iLike, Early Digital Music Trailblazer, Officially Dead

    February 08, 2012 2:35 PM EST iLike, an online service for sharing and discovering music that was one of digital music's most exciting startups, is officially dead. Visits to the iLike.com URL are being redirected to a MySpace page with a notice about iLike's demise. ...

  8. Nicki Minaj's Media Takeover Prompts Social Chart Climb

    February 03, 2012 9:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is getting super social on the Billboard Social 50 chart, as the hip-hop diva flies from No. 16 to No. 10 -- her visit to the top 10 since the Dec. 24 tally when she ranked at No. 8. She saw a 17% gain in Twitter followers in the track ...

  9. One Direction's 'One Thing' Spurs Big Billboard Chart Jump

    January 20, 2012 9:10 PM EST UK vocal group One Direction makes a striking jump straight into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, rising 35-10 thanks to the Jan. 13 debut of its music video for "One Thing." The clip racked up more than 5 million views in ...

  10. Adele's a Social Climber: Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 13, 2012 10:09 PM EST Adele becomes just the sixth act to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart since it launched on Dec. 11, 2010 as the diva skips 3-1 in her 49th week on the tally. She follows Justin Bieber (38 weeks), Lady Gaga (11 weeks), Rihanna (six we ...

  11. Beyonce's (Non) Baby Mama Drama Bounces Her Up Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 05, 2012 10:50 PM EST Leave it to some (non) baby mama drama to boost Beyonce up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, as the expectant mother strolls from No. 35 to No. 15 on the tally. During the tracking week that ended Jan. 1, Beyonce's official Twitter ...

  12. Alex Day's 'Forever Yours' Sends Him Flying on Billboard's Social 50 Chart (Video)

    December 30, 2011 9:45 AM EST The biggest leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week belongs to YouTube phenomenon Alex Day, who profits from the buzz generated by his top five debut on the Official U.K. Singles chart. On the Social 50 tally, he flies 47-28 in just his ...

  13. Vazquez Sounds' Cover of Adele's 'Rolling In the Deep' Sparks Billboard Social 50 Debut (Watch)

    December 22, 2011 2:25 PM EST YouTube hitmakers Vazquez Sounds comes bounding in at No. 17 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, capping a wild month for the Mexican kid trio. It marks the second-highest debut ever on the chart since it launched a year ago. Only Rebecca Black, ...

  14. Pancakes, Chris Brown Push Mac Lethal onto Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    December 08, 2011 8:30 PM EST Rapper Mac Lethal debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 31 after launching two viral memes -- the "Pancake Rap" and "Texts From Bennett" -- on Nov. 30. The first, a video of him rhyming over the beat of Chris Brown's single ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. The Social 50 Year In Viral Breakthroughs: Rebecca Black, Pomplamoose & More

    November 29, 2011 7:00 AM EST This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Billboard's Social 50 chart, our tally that ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. While a good number of acts have never left the tally (we ...

  17. Wonder Girls, One Direction Arrive on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    November 18, 2011 6:55 AM EST K-pop group Wonder Girls arrives onto Billboard's Social 50 chart, jumping into the tally at No. 33 -- this week's highest debut. The release of the video for their latest single "Be My Baby" on Nov. 5 prompted a burst of eight ...

  18. Kina Grannis' Jellybeaned 'Arms' Video, MTV O Award Secure Social 50 Debut

    November 10, 2011 2:50 PM EST After taking home a win at MTV's O Music Awards and releasing her latest music video, YouTube starlet Kina Grannis debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 49. On Oct. 31, she earned the best Web-born artist O award, and tw ...

  19. Kelly Clarkson Makes 'Strong' Social 50 Debut Despite Weak Facebook Promo

    November 03, 2011 12:45 PM EDT With the release of Kelly Clarkson's latest album "Stronger" on Oct. 24, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, the singer also edges her way into Social 50 tally and debuts at No. 45. In the days following "Str ...

  20. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 4:18 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17 ...

  21. Rihanna, the 'Sexiest Woman Alive,' Powers Up Social 50 Chart

    October 20, 2011 8:24 AM EDT A racy Esquire magazine cover and a fan-driven Facebook promotional campaign sends Rihanna flying 10-5 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, just as the music video for her single "We Found Love" premiered. As for the rest of th ...

  22. Mindless Behavior Takes a Bow on Social 50 Chart, Romeo Santos and Boyce Avenue Gain

    October 13, 2011 8:34 AM EDT Vocal group Mindless Behavior makes its Social 50 debut this week, coming in at No. 47 thanks to being featured on Vevo's emerging artist platform "Lift" and their relentless fan engagement on Facebook and Twitter. Starting on Oct. ...

  23. Jennifer Lopez's 'Papi' Video Drives Her Up Social 50

    September 29, 2011 9:09 PM EDT Jennifer Lopez leaps into the top 30 of Billboard's Social 50 chart, climbing 38-29, thanks to buzz generated by her TV commercial with Fiat, a new music video, and a red-hot performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. During ESPN's & ...

  24. Facebook Music: New Details Emerge in Advance of Thursday's Expected Announcement

    September 19, 2011 11:45 AM EDT The rumor-mongering over what type of music or media platform Facebook might announce at the forthcoming F8 Developers conference on Thursday has reached Apple-like proportions, which is only fitting given the potential impact such a service could ...

  25. CHARTS LEGEND

    September 19, 2011 7:07 AM EDT GENERAL INFORMATION SALES Data for Billboard's sales charts, which include all album charts, are compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a universe of retailers that represents more than 90% of the U.S. music retail market. The sample includes not ...

  26. Queen Rocks Billboard's Social 50 Chart on Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

    September 15, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Queen rocks Billboard's Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 15 on the tally, following buzz generated by what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Sept. 5. On the band's official YouTube channel, 17 videos ran to commemor ...

  27. Blink-182 Stirs Social 50 Chart With 'Up All Night' Video Debut

    September 08, 2011 4:44 PM EDT Blink-182 debuts at No. 21 on Billboard's Social 50 due to the buzz generated by the release of the video for their latest single "Up All Night." Since debuting on Aug. 25, the video has accumulated 2.2 million YouTube views. The ne ...

  28. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stream Sends Them to Social 50 Top 10; Tyler Ward, Karmin, DeStorm Rising Up

    September 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart thanks to buzz generated by an iTunes stream of its new album "I'm With You " and pre-release hype of the set, which was released Aug. 30. Last week, the band ...

  29. Watsky's 'Kind of Sexy' Spurs Social 50 Chart Re-entry

    August 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT A mixtape helps slam-poet-turned-rapper Watsky re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart, where he pops back on at No. 48. He released "A New Kind of Sexy" for free download on Aug. 12 via Bandcamp.com, while five days later he uploaded ...

  30. Taylor Swift Rockets Up Social 50 With 'Sparks Fly' Video (Watch)

    August 18, 2011 5:40 PM EDT The debut of Taylor Swift's video for her single "Sparks Fly" and a bevy of Teen Choice Awards wins for the singer push her up the Social 50 tally this week. The country/pop superstar zooms 19-10 following "Sparks'" a ...

  31. Nicki Minaj Shoots Up To Social 50's Top 10 Following Wardrobe Malfunction

    August 11, 2011 3:43 PM EDT A wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" gives Nicki Minaj a boost up to the top 10 on the Social 50. The singer slipped out of her top while performing on ABC's morning talker on Aug. 5, and in turn, the resulting media fre ...

  32. Kreayshawn Makes Billboard Social 50 Debut, 'Gucci Gucci' Has Nearly 9 Million YouTube Views

    August 04, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 at No. 35 thanks to her continuing building buzz and the growth in popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" video on YouTube. It has amassed nearly 9 million views since it was upload ...

  33. Christina Grimmie & Demi Lovato Climb Social 50 Chart; Akon on the Rise

    July 28, 2011 4:45 PM EDT After falling off Billboard's Social 50 chart last week, Christina Grimmie re-emerges at No. 17, thanks to the success of two YouTube videos. On July 15, she covered Demi Lovato's latest single "Skyscraper," pulling in 3 millio ...

  34. Rihanna Tops Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato Jumps Up on Social 50 Chart

    July 21, 2011 2:19 PM EDT Rihanna Tops Gaga As Most Popular Female Act, Takes No. 1 In the same week where Rihanna trumped Lady Gaga to become the woman with the most fans on Facebook , RiRi takes over the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The chart ranks the ...

  35. Taylor Swift Makes 'Sparks Fly' On Social 50 Chart

    July 14, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Taylor Swift flies up the Social 50, rising 21-14 following buzz generated by the news of her latest single, "Sparks Fly." Swift took to Facebook on July 5 to make the announcement. Currently, the song has 19,000 Facebook plays and 12,30 ...

  36. Selena Gomez Dumps Justin Bieber...From No. 1 Spot on Social 50

    July 07, 2011 4:47 PM EDT Until this week, only four acts had ruled the still-young Social 50 chart: Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. But now, we have a new No. 1 artist: Selena Gomez. And, in an ironic twist, Gomez takes the crown by bumping her ...

  37. Selena Gomez, David Guetta, Tyler Ward Jump Up Billboard Social 50

    June 30, 2011 4:42 PM EDT As expected, Selena Gomez climbs 16-5 on the Social 50 chart thanks to the buzz generated the premier of her video for the song "Love You Like A Love Song." Since debuting on June 23, the video has pulled in nearly 8 million Vevo views, ...

  38. Cody Simpson Debuts on Social 50 Thx to YouTube; Myspace Hijack Launches Girl Talk

    June 24, 2011 1:09 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson enters the Social 50 chart at No. 32-for the first time-thanks to the premier of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (20 ...

  39. Controversies (Rihanna), Blockbusters (Linkin Park), Weed Videos (Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi) Transform Social 50

    June 09, 2011 5:45 PM EDT In the Social 50 chart's top 10 this week, Rihanna climbs 4-2 thanks to the buzz surrounding the release of her latest music video, "Man Down." The clip, which premiered on June 1, has brought in 12 million Vevo views (earning a 51% ...

  40. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut, Don Omar Rockets Up, Beastie Boys Drop on Social 50

    June 02, 2011 4:51 PM EDT Roots-rocker Ben Harper makes his debut on the Social 50 chart this week at No. 47, thanks to buzz derived from his recent promotion of his latest album "Give Till It's Gone." The singer-songwriter appeared on both the "Late Sh ...

  41. Fleet Foxes Make Social 50 Debut; Selena Gomez and LMFAO Rise

    May 26, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Fleet Foxes make their debut on the Social 50 chart, arriving at No. 48. The Seattle-based folk rock group made impressive gains on Facebook (40%) and Twitter (78%), with a weekly total gain of 16,000 fans and 2,100 followers, respectively. In sup ...

  42. Avenged Sevenfold, LMFAO, Christina Grimmie Buzzing Up the Social 50

    May 19, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Last week, Avenged Sevenfold re-entered the Social 50 at No. 44 but now with the premiere of the band's video for "So Far Away" -- the third single off the album "Nightmare" -- on May 10, the group rises 44-37 (595,000 You ...

  43. Beyonce Blows Up Social 50 Chart, Rebecca Black Waves Bye-Bye

    April 28, 2011 12:43 PM EDT Skyrocketing 25-14 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, Beyoncé rallies to a new chart high with a 334% burst in new week-over-week plays on monitored social networks and 142% boost in views. The jump is owed to attention gained from her new singl ...

  44. Rihanna Rallies Up Billboard's Social 50

    April 21, 2011 3:04 PM EDT Rihanna basks in the glow of the social buzz generated by the release of the "Rih-mix" to her just-crowned Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single "S&M," as she flies 11-3 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The diva had temporaril ...

  45. Britney Spears Is a Social (50) Climber; Rebecca Black, Less So

    April 14, 2011 3:31 PM EDT Britney Spears continues her upward climb on the Social 50 chart as she rises 10-7 -- a new high for the pop diva. Chalk up her leap to a whopping 136% growth in week-over-week Vevo plays thanks to the premiere of her new video "Till the Worl ...

  46. Rebecca Black's Buzz Cools, Justice Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    April 07, 2011 1:40 PM EDT Rebecca Black's social buzz -- as measured on the Social 50 chart -- continues to erode as the singer slips 12-22 on this week's tally. The famed "Friday" singer entered the list at a record high of No. 9 three weeks ago, but h ...

  47. Rebecca Black Still Has Social (50) Status

    March 31, 2011 12:29 PM EDT Rebecca Black and her out-of-nowhere viral hit "Friday" continue to make waves on Billboard's charts this week. While Black herself slides 9-12 on the Social 50 tally -- the single rises 57-38 on the Digital Songs chart with 50,000 ...

  48. Pitbull, Jamie Lynn Noon Heat Up Social 50 Chart

    March 17, 2011 12:14 PM EDT While Lady Gaga continues to hold court atop the Social 50, Jamie Lynn Noon hits the top 10 and Pitbull charges 20-12 to a new peak. Popular YouTube act Noon rises 12-8 -- visiting the top 10 for the first time. She continues to be a phenom on MyS ...

  49. Jennifer Lopez Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    March 10, 2011 11:03 AM EST Lady Gaga reclaims the crown on the Social 50 this week, bumping Justin Bieber back down to No. 2, while Chris Brown makes a handsome jump up the tally and Jennifer Lopez debuts. Gaga posted a 15% jump in new weekly Twitter followers while she als ...

  50. Adele Rallies on Social 50; Bieber Still No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:50 AM EST While most of the Social 50 chart is rather sleepy this week -- there are
only four re-entries and zero debuts -- the most exciting news comes from the woman who just debuted at No. 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart: Adele. She vaults 37-23 on ...

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