1. Amy Winehouse Returns to Top 10 of Billboard 200, Adele Back at No. 1

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Adele 's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for an 11th non-consecutive week (up two slots with 77,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "B ...

  2. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  3. Beyonce Delivers Hit-Filled Glastonbury Performance: Video

    June 27, 2011 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce delivered a career-defining set at Glastonbury Sunday night (June 26). The pop diva headlined the decades-old British music festival, performing from the pyramid stage to an estimated 175,000 people for over 90 minutes. She also appeared on ...

  4. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food p ...

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, John Rich, Blondie

    May 26, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 '21' = 9: Lady Gaga is on the edge of Billboard 200 glory, as her "Born This Way" is set to storm the summit of next week's chart. Until then, Adele continues her impressive run at No. 1. The soulful singer/songwriter's ...

  6. Adele Sets Adult Pop Songs Weekly Plays Record

    May 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 As it spends a third week atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" claims the mark for most weekly plays (4,780) in the Nielsen BDS-based list's 15-year history. All 90 reporters o ...

  7. Adele Smashes Madonna's U.K. Chart Record in 10th Week at No. 1

    April 04, 2011 8:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 With XL Recordings' Adele continuing to rewrite the U.K. album sales record book, Jennifer Lopez scored her third No. 1 single in the territory yesterday (Sunday) with "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Pitbull . Adele' ...

  8. Remembering 15 Forgotten Adult Pop Songs

    March 29, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the 15th anniversary earlier this month of Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, we presented the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 ranked retrospective. How about some (very) deep countdown extras? Here is a look (and listen) at ...

  9. Radio, Records Reflect On Adult Pop's First 15 Years

    March 22, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following passionate perusal of Billboard's countdown of the Top 40 Adult Pop Songs 1996-2011 , consultants, radio programmers and record executives shared their insight on the format's evolution, from its early '90s inception to its ...

  10. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Thursday

    March 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2011 South By Southwest festival collided with St. Patrick's Day on Thursday (Mar. 17), as Austin's finest checked out some wacky sight and killer sounds while showing their green pride. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in ...

  11. Exclusive: Godsmack, Counting Crows Sign With the Collective

    March 03, 2011 7:30 AM EST The Collective management agency continues to expand its music division with the signing of the Counting Crows and Godsmack, Billboard.biz has learned exclusively. In addition to the two multi-platinum rock groups, the three-year-old Collective Mu ...

  12. Dave Alvin to Perform New Single on 'Justified'

    February 23, 2011 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 D ave Alvin is the first musical performer written into a script on the FX network. Alvin will appear in Wednesday's episode of "Justified," performing his new single "Harlan County Line." The song will be on his next album, ...

  13. The Downtown Fiction Covers Alanis - Mashup Mondays

    The Downtown Fiction Covers Alanis - Mashup Mondays

    February 21, 2011 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The Downtown Fiction covers Alanis Morissette's hit "Ironic". ironic , Alanis Morissette , interview , performance , the downtown fiction , Mashup Mondays , Alanis Morissette Videos Alanis Morissette Brightcove ...

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, 'Glee'

    February 10, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 NICKI OF TIME: Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" ascends to the Billboard 200 summit in its 11th week, marking the steadiest climb to No. 1 since Ray Charles ' "Genius Loves Company" reached the top spot in its 25th week dat ...

  15. Alanis Morissette Welcomes Baby Boy on Christmas

    December 27, 2010 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 A lanis Morissette is officially a new mom. The singer/songwriter and actress gave birth to her first son, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Christmas day, her rep confirmed to People in a statement. "Alanis Morissette and [husband] Mario ' ...

  16. Lady Gaga Is Billboard's 2010 Artist of the Year, Ke$ha Takes Top New Act

    December 09, 2010 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 This was the year everyone went gaga for Lady Gaga . The shape-shifting pop star takes home Billboard's top artist of the year honors, just a year after she earned top new artist applause. The last time an act made a move from "new" t ...

  17. Drake To Host Canada's Juno Awards

    December 02, 2010 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Toronto rapper Drake has accepted the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences invitation to host the 40th anniversary of the Juno Awards. It will be held in his home city March 27 at the Air Canada Centre and broadcast live on CTV. "I a ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Taylor Swift, The Script, Alanis Morissette

    November 12, 2010 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  20. Taylor Swift: By-The-Numbers

    October 26, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Upon the release of Taylor Swift 's third studio album, "Speak Now," Chart Beat looks at the numerous records that the star country singer/songwriter/producer has already set since her arrival just more than four years ago. Swift firs ...

  21. Not-Quite Title Cuts

    September 14, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A recent listen to Daughtry 's latest single, "September," revealed a lyrical treasure that's always fun to discover: an album's title within a song that's technically not quite a set's title track. The bridge to & ...

  22. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an of ...

  23. Eminem Rolls A Seven On Billboard 200

    August 25, 2010 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s previously reported , Eminem spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Recovery." Where does such a reign stack up against other long-lasting leaders since the album chart converted to Nielsen SoundScan point-of-sale da ...

  24. Alanis Morissette Is Pregnant

    August 11, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alanis Morissette dropped some news that you oughta know: she is expecting a baby. The 36-year-old singer/songwriter told Us Weekly the good news in their current issue and then confirmed her pregnancy via Twitter : "Yes, happy news...i'm ...

  25. Chart Beat Tuesday: Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Pink

    August 10, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 BRAND NEW MEN: Zac Brown Band banks its fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Free" rises 2-1. The new leader makes the group's album "The Foundation" the first major-label debut set to yield four No. 1s ...

  26. Ask Billboard: As Years Go By

    August 06, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Jewel, Ciara, Ricky Martin

    June 18, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. A JEWEL IS FOREVER Hi Gary, I was ...

  28. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV - ...

  29. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 10:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospect ...

  30. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    March 16, 2010 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 ADULT 'HOOD: Fourteen years ago today (March 16, 1996), Billboard introduced the Adult Pop Songs chart. The radio airplay survey spun off from the Adult Contemporary list. "In the past few years, the emergence of the adult top 40 format ha ...

  31. Ask Billboard: Is 'Idol' Ruining Rock?

    March 05, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 ''AMERICAN IDOL' IS DESTROYING REAL MUSIC TALENT' Hi Gary, What is going on with the charts of today? There are not enough alternative or rock songs charting high on the Billboard Hot 100. Instead we are seeing more and more musi ...

  32. Big Ratings For Olympics Finale, Performers Benefit

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian acts involved in the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Vancouver have received a big boost in sales. "Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Opening Ceremony," an album by EMI Music Canada that featured the music from the opening ceremony ...

  33. Neil Young, Avril Lavigne Play Olympics Closer

    March 01, 2010 7:40 AM EST 0 0 0 A wide-ranging group of Canadian performers headlined the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, including a surprise appearance by Neil Young , as well as songs from the likes of Michael Buble and Avril Lavigne. The performers had ...

  34. 'American Idol' Recap: Crystal Bowersox Shines

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Now this ...is "American Idol." After what seemed like countless audition weeks ...

  35. 'Idol' Judges Admire Unique Female Semifinalists

    February 24, 2010 7:08 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol" semifinalist Lilly Scott is right where she belongs. The 20-year-old singer from Denver was among a handful of unique crooners who impressed the Fox singing contest's judges Tuesday (Feb. 23). The platinum-haired stree ...

  36. Chart Beat Wednesday: Train, Beyonce, Kings Of Leon

    February 03, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 'SAN FRANCISCO' TREAT: Train travels back to the summit of Adult Pop Songs, as "Hey, Soul Sister" rises 3-1. The first single from the album "Save Me San Francisco" is the Bay Area band's third leader on the list. ...

  37. Grammy Winners On The Charts

    February 02, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Highlighted by Lady Gaga 's show-opening duet with Elton John , Beyonce 's cover of Alanis Morissette 's "You Oughta Know" and Pink taking her acrobatic act previously performed on last year's MTV Music Video Awards to ...

  38. Wyclef Jean Leads Haiti Telethon, Coheed and Cambria talk 'Rainbow'

    January 21, 2010 4:32 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the Wyclef Jean and George Clooney-led fundraising telethon for Haiti earthquake relief will be televised on Friday, Jan. 22 across the major networks and many cable channels. Pe ...

  39. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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: ...

  40. Beyonce's 'Single's: Viva Variety

    November 10, 2009 3:57 PM EST 0 0 0 When Beyonce released her latest album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," she stated on her official web site , "I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side a ...

  41. Blige To Sing National Anthem At World Series

    November 04, 2009 8:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige is going back to the Bronx. Major League Baseball says the Bronx-born singer will perform the national anthem at Yankee Stadium before Game Six of the World Series on Wednesday. Blige is the latest superstar to sing "The Star-Span ...

  42. Lady Gaga: Billboard Chart 'Monster'

    November 03, 2009 1:02 PM EST 0 0 0 As previously reported , Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Ris ...

  43. Lady Gaga Sets Latest Billboard Chart Record

    November 02, 2009 5:46 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga becomes the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to notch four No. 1s from a debut album, as "Paparazzi" rises 3-1. The singer - recently honored as Billboard's Rising Star - previously le ...

  44. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackso ...

  45. Chart Beat Wednesday: Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood

    October 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'DOWN' IS UP: What goes up must come down. In this case, it's because of "Down." After a record 26-week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" (the last 14 weeks) and "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks directly prior), the ...

  46. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Countr ...

  47. Chart Beat: Darius Rucker, Mariah Carey, Wilco

    August 05, 2009 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 THREE'S COMPANY: On the Country Songs chart, Darius Rucker becomes the the first act in nearly 17 years to top the chart with their first three format singles, and the fourth act in the past 20 years to do so. Rucker's "Alright" ...

  48. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    August 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 JUST DANCE: Thirteen years ago this week, a new No. 1 was crowned on the Billboard Hot 100, and weddings, graduations and family gatherings would never be the same. Los Del Rio completed a 32-week climb (over two separate chart runs) with "Maca ...

  49. Chart Beat: Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Silversun Pickups

    June 17, 2009 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 GIRL POWER POP : Until this week, seven female artists had notched at least three top 10s from a debut album on the Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart this decade. This week, that list expands by two: Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Lady Gaga lifts 11-8 with ...

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