1. Lorde First Woman In 17 Years To Top Alternative Songs With 'Royals'

    August 12, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, is the first lead solo female to rule the ranking since Tracy Bonham in 1996 (months before Lorde was born) With the aptly-titled "Royals," Lorde becomes the first lead solo female to crown ...

  2. Mike Doughty,'The Idiot Kings': Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 05, 2013 9:15 AM EDT 1.03 k 41 1 0 Former Soul Coughing frontman revisits the beloved band's catalog on new album, "Circles Super Bon Bon…" For Mike Doughty, it’s all come full-circle. The singer and songwriter split with his influential band Soul Coughing back ...

  3. Weekly Chart Notes: Lorde's 'Royals' Roars Onto Alternative Radio

    June 21, 2013 4:45 PM EDT The New Zealand singer/songwriter, just 16, makes the best start on Alternative Songs for a female soloist charting her debut hit in five years With the aptly-titled single "Royals," Lorde could be on her way to fitting chart dominatio ...

  4. Katy Perry Talks Next Album, Songwriting And Producers' Goofy Nicknames

    April 18, 2013 9:28 PM EDT Katy Perry is halfway through her third album, the follow-up to “Teenage Dream,” which spawned five Hot 100 No. 1 singles. She has yet to feel any pressure. “When I put myself on a timeline, when I tell the record company when I want to release ...

  5. 'X Factor' Finale: Demi Lovato, LeAnn Rimes Among Duet Partners

    December 18, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 As the "X Factor"'s remaining three competitors prepare for their final battle, they'll have a little professional help. Following suit with last year's tradition, each contestant will be joined by a celebrity musician for a ...

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  7. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Speak About Success, Empowerment at Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

    November 30, 2012 6:30 PM EST Katy Perry being interviewed by Jon Stewart at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony (photo: Michael Seto) "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year&quo ...

  8. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call my ...

  9. Best Selling Albums Since 1991 (Soundscan Era): Adele Joins Elite Club

    November 29, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set steps past the 10 million U.S. sales mark according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan start ...

  10. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  11. Video: Katy Perry Talks About Being Billboard's Woman of the Year for 2012

    November 29, 2012 10:50 AM EST Even after Katy Perry's tireless run of chart-topping successes, being named Billboard's Woman of the Year came as a shock. "I thought my year was over!" she laughed in a new interview. "It does feel like this record has n ...

  12. Katy Perry on Being Billboard's Woman of the Year: Watch

    November 29, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Even after Katy Perry 's tireless run of chart-topping successes, being named Billboard's Woman of the Year came as a shock. "I thought my year was over!" she laughed in a new interview. "It does feel like this record has ne ...

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

    November 27, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 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, " ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Ask Billboard: The Twitter-Sized Edition

    October 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to questions about Madonna, Beyonce, Sarah Brightman and more - all in 140 words or less! As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last ...

  16. Adele's James Bond Theme 'Skyfall' Rises on Charts

    October 19, 2012 5:18 PM EDT The big screen is giving Adele a big hit, as the singer bridges the gap between her smash sophomore album 21 and her next set with the title theme from the new James Bond movie, "Skyfall." In its second week, the track lifts 17-15 on Adu ...

  17. Alanis Morissette Takes Rap, Works With Husband Souleye

    October 17, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy winner co-wrote a handful of songs on his upcoming album, but doesn't rap: "F--ck no! I am as white as it gets" If you catch Alanis Morissette on her current tour promoting new album "Havoc and Bright Lights," you may ...

  18. Hot Tours: Justin Bieber Shoots To No. 1 with Believe Tour

    October 15, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of top-grossing tours with gross and attendance totals reported from the first five arenas on the itinerary. Box office revenue tops $6.2 million fr ...

  19. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  20. 615 Spotlight: Jaida Dreyer's 'Confessions'

    October 10, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ontario native Jaida Dreyer knows how fortunate she is. The artist, currently promoting her single, "Confessions," was handpicked by highly esteemed producer Byron Gallimore to be the flagship artist for his new Streamsound label. "I& ...

  21. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  22. Analysis: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking continues to track the trends at, and reveal the realitie ...

  23. Alanis Morissette on Billie Joe Armstrong: 'He's Braver Than I Am'

    September 27, 2012 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Talks Spontaneous Cover of Green Day's 'Basket Case' Alanis Morissette has taken to performing Green Day 's "Basket Case" this week in tribute to the band's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who sought treatment for s ...

  24. Alanis Morissette on 'Inappropriate Ways' She Used to Channel Her Energy

    September 19, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since getting married and having a son over the past two years, Alanis Morissette has seen a change in her songwriting. The singer, whose new album "Havoc and Bright Lights" debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 this month, used the single ...

  25. Alanis Morissette - Walmart Soundcheck

    Alanis Morissette - Walmart Soundcheck

    September 19, 2012 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette - Walmart Soundcheck Videos Alanis Morissette ...

  26. Chart Moves: Lumineers Album Nears Top 10 on Billboard 200, Jim Gaffigan's No. 1 Comedy Set

    September 07, 2012 8:15 PM EDT The Billboard 200: There was big news on the Billboard 200 this week thanks to TobyMac. The singer's "Eye On It" debuted atop the list, becoming the first No. 1 Christian album since 1997. ("Eye" bowed with 69,000 sold, ac ...

  27. Weekly Chart Notes: tobyMac, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys

    September 07, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-five years into his career, tobyMac adds to his already impressive history with his first Billboard 200 No. 1. "I'm thankful for the fans, because they're loyal," tobyMac says. "I always attribute that to, hopefully, ...

  28. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. TobyMac gets his first chart-topper with "Eye On It," as it bows with 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It ...

  29. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album On Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200. TobyMac lands his first chart-topper, "Eye on It," as it bows with 69,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It simult ...

  30. Rita Ora Tops UK Album Charts, Emeli Sande Has Year's Best Selling Album So Far

    September 04, 2012 7:26 AM EDT London-based pop act Rita Ora followed her No. 1 single of two weeks ago, "How We Do (Party)" (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), with a chart-topping debut for her debut album Ora yesterday (Sunday). Emeli Sandé's Our V ...

  31. Rita Ora, Of Monsters and Men Debut Big on U.K. Album Chart

    September 03, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emeli Sande Falls to No. 2, but Overtakes Adele for U.K.'s Bestselling Album of 2012 So Far London-based pop act Rita Ora followed her No. 1 single of two weeks ago, "How We Do (Party)," with a chart-topping debut for her debut album ...

  32. TobyMac's 'Eye On It' Album Looking at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    August 31, 2012 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Christian artist TobyMac is on course for his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as industry sources are now projecting his "Eye On It" will debut atop the list next week with 60,000 copies sold. The new Billboard 200 chart's top ...

  33. Slaughterhouse & TobyMac Albums Vying for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 29, 2012 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a quiet week for new album releases, two are aiming for the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week. Hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse and Christian artist TobyMac could each claim the No. 1 slot with their respective new albums, so say industry ...

  34. Alanis Morissette on 'Havoc and Bright Lights': 'It's an Exciting Time'

    August 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'll be your angel on call, I'll be on demand/The greatest honor of all, as your guardian," Alanis Morissette sings on "Guardian," the first single off new studio album "Havoc and Bright Lights." Out tomorrow ...

  35. 2 Chainz' 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Leads To Debut Discussion

    August 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Rapper 2 Chainz' debut studio album, "Based on a T.R.U. Story," bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected ...

  36. Linkin Park's 'Hybrid Theory' Reaches 10 Million in U.S. Sales

    August 22, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" album becomes the latest release to join the 10 million-sellers club, as it crosses the mammoth threshold this week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the band's debut set -- released in 2000 -- sold ...

  37. Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

    August 21, 2012 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two members of Canadian rock royalty are getting hitched! No, there's no fireworks between Alanis Morissette and Geddy Lee... yet. It's an engagement between Avril Lavigne and Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger , who up until today, few even k ...

  38. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 12:46 PM EDT "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oct. 22, appears headed for digital sales history. It, meanwhile, blasts onto multiple Billboard airplay charts following its fir ...

  39. Insider Tips: Jonas Bros. Are Back, Bieber Camp Goes K-Pop, 'Glee' Music

    August 17, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article August 17, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips ...

  40. Fun. is the First Act to Send its Two Maiden Alternative Chart Entries to No. 1 in 17 Years

    August 02, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Fun. notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative chart, as "Some Nights," the title cut from the trio's breakout album, rises 3-1. The set has sold 446,000 copies, according to N ...

  41. 40 Under 40: Guy Oseary

    August 02, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Guy Oseary Partner, Untitled Entertainment; Manager, Madonna Twitter: @guyoseary Investing In MDNA And More A music business manager that doesn't seek a public profile, but nevertheless has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, is clearly at t ...

  42. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Songs

    July 31, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 As 'Some Nights' reaches the chart's summit, fun. is just the third act to take its first two breakthrough chart entries to No. 1. Two format superstars had earned the honor back in the mid-'90s. Alternative can't have enoug ...

  43. Fun. Scores Historic No. 1 on Alternative Chart

    July 30, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Alternative can't get enough fun. fun. -- Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff -- notches its second No. 1 in as many appearances on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Alternative radio airplay chart, as "Some Nights," the titl ...

  44. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Mentor on 'The Voice'

    July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursday ...

  45. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'The Voice' as Mentor

    July 27, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The Voice has added another mentor for its third season. Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC's singing competition as a mentor to Christina Aguilera's team, according to a tweet sent out by the show's staff Thursd ...

  46. Rob Thomas Joins 'The Voice' to Mentor Team Cee Lo

    July 25, 2012 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rob Thomas is the latest singer to join "The Voice" as a mentor. The crooner will assist Cee Lo Green 's team when the show returns for its third season this fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. "I'm really excited to ...

  47. Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble Added to 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine's team, Blige's rep confirmed. Ma ...

  48. Michael Buble, Mary J. Blige Join 'The Voice' as Advisors

    July 20, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble will find their voices as advisors on NBC's The Voice in the upcoming Fall season. Powerhouse R&B singer Blige has signed on as an advising mentor for Adam Levine 's team, Blige's rep confirmed to T ...

  49. Adele Still Steals the Show

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT With her 73rd week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, Adele moves into a league of her own Hardly a week goes by where Adele's "21" (XL/Columbia) doesn't rack up another impressive record or statistic. This week, as 21 spends ...

  50. Zac Brown Band, Frank Ocean Take Top 2 on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Country group Zac Brown Band nets its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Uncaged" starts with a larger-than-expected 234,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earns the act its best sales week yet, trumping the 153,000 th ...

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