1. Lana Del Rey 'Born' Atop U.K. Album Chart

    February 06, 2012 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Also: Leonard Cohen's 'Old Ideas' Debuts at No. 2 The meteoric worldwide success of Lana Del Rey's debut album "Born To Die" extended to the U.K. on Sunday (Feb. 5), when it debuted at No. 1 with sales of 117,000, more ...

  2. Lana Del Rey Debuts At No. 1 On UK Album Charts

    February 06, 2012 8:11 AM EST The meteoric worldwide success of Lana Del Rey's debut album "Born To Die" (Polydor/Universal) extended to the U.K. on Sunday (Feb. 5), when it debuted at No. 1 with sales of 117,000, more than the rest of the top five combined. Fre ...

  3. Urban Act Chino y Nacho Partner With McDonald's In Happy Meal Campaign

    February 03, 2012 8:16 PM EST Chino y Nacho, the Venezuelan urban and tropical act, are partnering with McDonald's in a campaign that will have the entertainers tied to the popular Happy Meal with their images and a chance to hang with the duo. The Happy Meal campaign, &q ...

  4. Backbeat: Will.I.Am, Jimmy Iovine, Bob Pittman And, Er, Andy Dick Rock CES iHeartRadio Party

    January 12, 2012 5:32 PM EST Online radio service iHeartRadio hosted a party at Haze nightclub in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday night that drew some of the most storied stars and celebrities attending the CES conference this year. CES 2012: On the Floor, On the Wires, ...

  5. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  6. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  7. The Year in Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 27, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 From the arrival of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" to the "Glee" cast's toppling of a King (of Rock & Roll) to Katy Perry matching an achievement by another King (of Pop), 2011 brought several notable chart records. I ...

  8. Usher, David Guetta Get a No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Without You'

    November 21, 2011 8:05 PM EST 0 0 0 At No. 9, Bruno Mars Maintains Perfect Top 10 Streak D avid Guetta scores his first No. 1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Without You," featuring Usher , rises 2-1. The song marks the French DJ/prod ...

  9. Rihanna Still Atop Hot 100, Taylor Swift's 'Movie' Premieres in Top 10

    November 16, 2011 3:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Found Love" (featuring Calvin Harris), while Taylor Swift bookends the top 10 with a record-extending debut. "Found," the lead single from Rihanna's si ...

  10. Adele No. 1 on Hot 100 as Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber Surge

    October 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holida ...

  11. Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Awards Nominations

    October 21, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Days after winning the most awards at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Chris Brown leads the nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. Brown is nominated for five nods across 11 categories, one being Best Dance Performance in which he's up agains ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. ...

  13. Emmys: Lonely Island Deliver Bolton & Body Doubles

    September 19, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island bros added a touch of silliness to an otherwise civilized and humble (oh, Charlie Sheen) Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday night. Betwixt "Modern Family" and "Downton Abbey" (Masterpiece Theater is st ...

  14. Michael Jackson, King of Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson 's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. Michael Jackson: His L ...

  15. Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction Causes Social 50 Bump

    August 11, 2011 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 frenz ...

  16. Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Rich List Yet Again

    August 10, 2011 9:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West , "Watch the Throne," we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million. 'Wat ...

  17. Kreayshawn Explodes Onto the Social 50 Chart

    August 04, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 over 8 million views since it was uploaded o ...

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

    July 28, 2011 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 million ...

  19. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the musi ...

  20. Sean Paul Releases 'Got 2 Love U' Single, Taps Akon for New Album

    July 21, 2011 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a two-year hiatus, Jamaican rapper/singer Sean Paul has returned with a new single, "Got 2 Love U," that hit iTunes on Tuesday (July 19). Produced by Stargate and featuring Roc Nation singer Alexis Jordan , the track finds Paul pairi ...

  21. DJ Khaled Talks 'We the Best Forever': Video Track-By-Track

    July 19, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's truth to DJ Khaled 's words. "I live at Billboard. Check the charts. I've been there for seven years straight," DJ Khaled tells Billboard.com the day before the release of "We the Best Forever" (July 18). D ...

  22. David Guetta Live Q&A: Archived Video

    June 29, 2011 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article David Guetta Watch The Archived Video! Photo by Vinny Pereira David Guetta rocked clubs everywhere with 2009's "One Love," and soon he'll be back with a fifth studio album, "Nothing But The Beat." The albu ...

  23. Mary J. Blige Debuts New Song at 2011 BET Awards: Watch

    June 27, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards last night (June 26), performing vintage songs such as "You Bring Me Joy" and "Real Love." Mary then brought out her first guest Anita Baker to perform the classic, "Caught Up in the ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Nirvana's 'Nevermind' To Be Re-Released, No More Guest Stars on 'Glee'

    June 22, 2011 6:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Getting 20th Anniversary Re-Release Nirvana's label, Universal, is planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's ...

  25. Justin Bieber Returns to Social 50 Summit, Lady Gaga Slips to No. 4

    June 16, 2011 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 After six weeks at No. 1, Lady Gaga drops to No. 4, handing the Social 50 crown back to Justin Bieber (3-1). As the frenzy around the release of her album "Born This Way" calms, she saw declines in plays (-32%), views (-60%) and fans (-15% ...

  26. Rihanna Climbs Up the Social 50 Thanks to 'Down'

    June 09, 2011 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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% w ...

  27. Ben Harper, Slipknot Debut on Social 50 Chart

    June 02, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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." He appeared on both the "Late Show With David Letterm ...

  28. Fleet Foxes Makes Social 50 Chart Debut, Lady Gaga Still No. 1

    May 26, 2011 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 F leet 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 supp ...

  29. Weekly Chart Notes: Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler, Romeo Santos

    May 19, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE LOVE OF 'GLORY': As previously reported , Lady Gaga blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 with "The Edge of Glory." The third single from "Born This Way," due Monday (May 23), follows the title cut, which spent ...

  30. Adele, Avenged Sevenfold Climb Social 50 Chart

    May 19, 2011 3:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 YouTu ...

  31. Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 17, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hi Gary, I love the new Lonely Island and Michael Bolton "Saturday Night Live" digital short and viral hit, "Jack Sparrow." [ Language in video below not appropriate for all audiences ]. The song got me to thinking about other od ...

  32. Flo Rida Readies 'Only One Flo' Sequel, 'Only One Rida'

    May 13, 2011 4:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 F lo Rida promises that he'll be dropping his next album -- "Only One Rida (Part 2)," the sequel to 2010's "Only One Flo (Part 1)" -- "before the summer." "I have a lot of songs," the rapper reports ...

  33. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 12, 2011 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way&q ...

  34. The Lonely Island 'Turtleneck and Chain': Track-By-Track Review

    May 10, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by wildly popular "Saturday Night Live" Digital Shorts gone viral, aided by superstar friends like Justin Timberlake and Nicki Minaj , and anchored by a comedy heart-throb: This is how one does comedy songs in the year 2011. On the ...

  35. David Guetta Teams with Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj for 'Where Them Girls At'

    May 10, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Its release is still a few months away, but French DJ and hitmaker David Guetta 's next album is already off to a hot start thanks to "Where Them Girls At." The propulsive first single, which features Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj , has so ...

  36. Beastie Boys 'Make Some Noise' on Social 50 Chart

    May 05, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 B eastie Boys enter the Social 50 at No. 44 for the first time thanks to the arrival of their video for "Make Some Noise." The star-studded clip drove a 191% increase in week-over-week views and a 96% lift in overall plays across all monit ...

  37. Kelly Price Returns to R&B Roots on New Album

    April 29, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Kelly Price was nominated for a Grammy Award in the best female R&B vocal performance category last December, the nod caught many people off guard. Up until that point, Price hadn't released an R&B album since 2003's "Pri ...

  38. POTW: The Royal Wedding, David Bowie, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, 'Glee'

    April 29, 2011 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stylish celebs attend the Royal Wedding, Iman connects Rihanna and hubby, David Bowie , Nicki Minaj and Britney Spears plump and pose, Akon strips down and the ' Glee ' cast hit NYC hot spots. It all happened this week and we've got t ...

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

    April 28, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 single ...

  40. Dev and the Cataracs Join Usher's OMG Tour

    April 21, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After contributing to one of last year's biggest radio hits, Far*East Movement 's "Like a G6," Dev and the Cataracs will hit the road with Usher on the next leg of the pop star's OMG tour. The California singer and productio ...

  41. Rihanna Rallies Up Social 50 Chart

    April 21, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna 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 temporarily ...

  42. Britney Spears Reaches New High on Social 50 Chart

    April 14, 2011 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney 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 World ...

  43. Full 2011 Billboard Music Awards Finalists List

    April 12, 2011 11:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Bottom See the complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below. Watch the awards live in ABC on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET to see if your favorites win. Click here to go back to the Billboard Music Awards Main Page. TOP A ...

  44. Rebecca Black's Buzz Cools on Social 50 Chart

    April 07, 2011 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 her ...

  45. Nick Cannon to Host CBS's New Radio Countdown Show

    April 05, 2011 8:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 N ick Cannon , currently morning personality at WXRK (92.3 NOW) New York, has added new duties as host of a nationally syndicated weekly countdown show. Premiering the weekend of April 23, "Cannon's Countdown" will be broadcast on CBS ...

  46. Rebecca Black Stays Strong on Social 50 Chart

    March 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 so ...

  47. Jennifer Lopez Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    March 10, 2011 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 L ady 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 also ...

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