1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Adele Rallies on Social 50 Chart, Justin Bieber Holds at No. 1

    March 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 the So ...

  11. Rihanna's 'S&M' Sizzles on Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 This week on the Social 50 chart, Rihanna returns to No. 1, Selena Gomez jumps 27-13 while Tyler Ward and Chris Brown both make handsome re-entries. Rihanna 'S&M' Video Brings the Kink, Puts Perez Hilton on a Leash After a month's ...

  12. Avril Lavigne Gives 'Em 'Hell' with Social 50 Leap

    February 03, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Among the big shake-ups on the Social 50 chart this week: Avril Lavigne and Taylor Swift vault into the top 10 while Slayer debuts straight in at No. 18. Lavigne zips 21-8, marking her first visit to the top tier, seemingly basking in the glow of th ...

  13. 'Pale Kid' Makes Good on Social 50 Chart

    January 27, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The big news on the Social 50 chart this week? That "pale kid" George Watsky. Also known as Watsky, the emcee debuts at No. 13 on the Social 50 chart after his speedy-rapping clip turned YouTube on its head last week (search "pale kid ...

  14. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Album Sales Pale Next to 'This Is It'

    January 21, 2011 2:42 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago this coming March, headlines across the country trumpeted the $200 million-plus recording deal the estate of Michael Jackson signed with Sony Music Entertainment. Encompassing 10 releases of Jackson music through 2017, the contract counte ...

  15. Britney Spears Leaps Up Social 50 Chart, Justin Bieber Still No. 1

    January 20, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Justin Bieber continues to hold down the fort at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart, Britney Spears makes the largest positional leap up the tally, flying 21 spots to No. 22. No doubt the excitement stirred by last week's release of Spears' ...

  16. Bruno Mars Continues Hot 100 No. 1 Rotation with 'Grenade'

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars circles back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Grenade" once again replaces Katy Perry 's "Firework" at No. 1 (1-2). "Grenade" supplanted "Firework" two weeks ago, only to have Perry� ...

  17. Justin Bieber Bullets at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart, Snoop's 'Wet' Rises

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Was it the online chatter about the photos of Justin Bieber canoodling with Selena Gomez that propelled the former to No. 1 this week on the Social 50 chart? Or was it news of his "Vanity Fair" cover story -- complete with a glossy photo s ...

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop ...

  19. Paramore Controversy Sparks Social 50 Chart Climb

    January 06, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 As the soap opera-worthy drama of Paramore's recent lineup change continues to make headlines, the rock band sees a corresponding surge in social network buzz, as it re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 36. On Tuesday, Paramore spo ...

  20. Rihanna Still Atop Social 50, Enrique Jumps Into Top 10

    December 30, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna holds at No. 1 for a third non-consecutive week on the Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike -- using a formula blending wee ...

  21. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week ...

  22. Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat

    December 24, 2010 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's latest single, "6 Foot, 7 Foot" surfaced on the net last week to rave reviews from music fans -- except for one. Just a couple of days after the release, a producer named Nicholas RAS Furlong, who is signed to OneRepublic ...

  23. Weekly Chart Notes: Michael Jackson, Lonely Island, Reba McEntire

    December 23, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RETURN OF THE KING: The late King of Pop makes a triumphant return to Billboard's charts. While "Michael" arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 behind Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" (2-1) and Susan Boyle 's "The ...

  24. Rihanna Reclaims Social 50 Crown, Don Omar Jumps to No. 2

    December 23, 2010 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna returns to the top of the Social 50 chart after abdicating the No. 1 spot to the Black Eyed Peas (1-4) the past two weeks. This is her second week atop the list, having topped it upon its premiere last month. Latin superstar Don Omar makes ...

  25. Rihanna Reclaims Social 50 Crown, Don Omar Jumps to No. 2

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna returns to the top of the Social 50 chart after abdicating the No. 1 spot to the Black Eyed Peas (1-4) the past two weeks. This is her second week atop the list, having topped it upon its premiere last month. Latin superstar Don Omar makes ...

  26. 'Sing Off' Winners Committed to Making 'Inspirational Album'

    December 21, 2010 4:22 PM EST 0 0 0 After five weeks of singing secular music, the Alabama gospel group Committed is vowing to stay true to its roots after being named the second-season winner of NBC's "The Sing-Off" reality competition Monday night (Dec. 20). "We& ...

  27. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song

    December 20, 2010 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 T ake That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 fin ...

  28. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more songs ...

  29. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more son ...

  30. Black Eyed Peas Score Fifth No. 1 Single in U.K.

    December 13, 2010 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 As Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) moved past one million U.K. sales to start a fourth week atop the album chart there, the Black Eyed Peas scored a fifth No. 1 single in the territory, climbing 6-1 with "The Time (Di ...

  31. Dr. Dre Premieres 'Kush' Video

    December 10, 2010 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Interscope released the accompanying video to Dr. Dre 's latest single, "Kush," today (Dec. 10) and the clip finds the Doc, alongside featured guests Akon and Snoop Dogg , getting the party started with the flick of a lighter. Video: ...

  32. Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Video Premieres

    December 09, 2010 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 The music video for "Hold My Hand," the first official single off Michael Jackson 's posthumous album "Michael" (out Dec. 14), premiered today (Dec. 9) at 12:01 a.m. on Jackson's official Vevo account. Video: Michael Ja ...

  33. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Track-By-Track

    December 08, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Before his untimely death in June 2009, Michael Jackson had been formulating a new batch of material that would have served as the follow-up to 2001's "Invincible." Although Jackson would sadly never see the release of this group of s ...

  34. Diddy, R. Kelly And 3 More Hot Albums Out Next Week

    December 08, 2010 11:46 AM EST 0 0 0 These five albums are among the most highly anticipated releases due out next week (Dec. 13-14). Read more about each of them below. Diddy-Dirty Money "Last Train To Paris" Diddy-Dirty Money tore it up on "Saturday Night Live" on ...

  35. Katy Perry Brings 'Firework' to Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    December 01, 2010 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 After a misstep with "Sesame Street" earlier this fall, the never TV-shy Katy Perry (and her skintight leotards) finally found the perfect outlet for her talents (and assets) at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired last nig ...

  36. New Michael Jackson Song, 'Much Too Soon,' Debuts on Ping

    November 30, 2010 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Following the release of first single "Hold My Hand," a new song from the forthcoming Michael Jackson album "Michael" has debuted online. The somber love ballad "Much Too Soon," which is the 10th and final track on the ...

  37. Rihanna's 'Only Girl' Rebounds to No. 1 on Hot 100

    November 24, 2010 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Two weeks after topping the Billboard Hot 100 with "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake ), Rihanna will return to No. 1 on the chart released Thursday (Nov. 25) with "Only Girl (In the World)," the debut single from her new al ...

  38. Nelly, "5.0"

    November 19, 2010 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been two years since the release of Nelly 's last album, "Brass Knuckles," and up until recently, four years since he had a top 10 hit. But on his new effort, "5.0," the rapper proves he still knows what it takes t ...

  39. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Kid Cudi, Cee Lo Green, Trey Songz

    November 19, 2010 2:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Kid Cudi breaks open at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager" as the title moves 169,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His debut "Man on the Moon: The End of the ...

  40. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle

    November 18, 2010 6:35 PM EST 0 0 0 CLASS RANK: The "Glee" cast accomplishes a feat on the Billboard Hot 100 that it couldn't quite manage at Regionals. While McKinley High School's show choir placed third in its most important singing competition to-date in the &q ...

  41. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  42. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Could Sell 400,000 in First Week

    November 12, 2010 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The initial U.S. shipment of Michael Jackson 's "Michael," due Dec. 14 on Epic Records, is 900,000, according to retail sources. Sony is projecting first-week CD sales of 340,000 and digital album sales of 60,000. That projection is s ...

  43. Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Single, 'Michael' Album Tracklist Announced

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The lead single from the late King of Pop's upcoming "Michael" album will be "Hold My Hand," a duet with Akon, which will debut as a stream on michaeljackson.com this coming Monday (Nov. 15), at 12:01 a.m. EST. The news co ...

  44. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  45. Far East Movement Tops Hot 100 with 'Like a G6'

    October 20, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles-based quartet Far*East Movement is set to move to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut single "Like a G6" (2-1) when the chart is released tomorrow (Oct. 21). The act knocks out fellow newbie Bruno Mars, who fal ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Eve Announces New Album, Susan Boyle Stopping By 'Oprah'

    October 18, 2010 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Eve Announces Date for New Album After multiple delays, Eve 's forthcoming album "Lip Lock," has been given a March 11 release date on EMI records. The rap ...

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