1. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart, scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles, meanwhile ...

  2. Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas To Kick Off World Cup

    March 17, 2010 8:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Eyed Peas , John Legend and Alicia Keys will be joined by a host of South American and African music stars for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert. Other acts include Colombian superstars Juanes and Shakira , Mali's acclaimed ...

  3. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Strom ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sade, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

    March 05, 2010 7:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's new pan-European sales charts show Sade starting a third week atop European Albums with "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while Ke$ha 's "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) moves into a ...

  6. John Mayer / Feb. 25, 2010 / New York City (Madison Square Garden)

    March 01, 2010 6:33 PM EST 0 0 0 John Mayer ended his Thursday night (Feb. 25) show at New York's Madison Square Garden in the same way he probably starts most conversations these days: with an apology. "I never in my entire life intended to come off as an asshole," ...

  7. Alicia Keys Says Fans Can Expect More Music From Latest Album

    February 25, 2010 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys says fans can expect to hear lots of material from her latest album, the platinum-certified "The Element of Freedom," when she kicks off her North American concert tour on Sunday in Montreal. Even though it's the first of ...

  8. Sade's 'Soldier Of Love' Rules Euro Chart

    February 25, 2010 5:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, while Ke$ha leads European Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week with "Tik Tok" (RCA/Sony Music Entertai ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 24, 2010 11:31 AM EST 0 0 0 It's a slow week on the Billboard 200, as Sade's "Soldier of Love" album retains the No. 1 position for a second frame , shifting 190,000 copies (down 62%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Listen to Sade's "Soldier of L ...

  11. Alicia Keys Joins Mary J. Blige As Headliner Of 2010 Essence Festival

    February 23, 2010 3:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys will join spokesperson Mary J. Blige as a headliner of the 16th annual Essence Music Festival, to be held July 2-4, in New Orleans. LL Cool J , Estelle , and Trey Songz are among the other additions to the previously announced lineup fea ...

  12. 'Glee' Tops U.K. Album Chart

    February 22, 2010 8:11 AM EST 0 0 0 " Glee The Music Season One Vol. 1 " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) raced from No. 68 to top the new U.K. album chart. Sony's all-star Helping Haiti charity cover of " Everybody Hurts ," on Syco Music, started a second week ...

  13. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 7:50 AM EST 0 0 0 TV ratings for the BRIT Awards , which included performances from Robbie Williams , Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys , peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live U.K. broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5. ...

  14. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  15. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga , U.K. rock act Kas ...

  16. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on IT ...

  17. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M. 's "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singl ...

  18. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  19. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z To Duet At BRIT Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. chart-topper Alicia Keys is to perform with Jay-Z at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 16. Keys, currently at the top of the U.K. albums chart with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music), last performed at the event in 2004. Keys a ...

  20. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 8:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) star ...

  21. Alicia Keys Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys is celebrating her first U.K. No. 1 album, after "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up one place on the new Official Charts Company survey. Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) sta ...

  22. German Rules Prevent 'Hope For Haiti Now' Chart Entry

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The charity set "Hope For Haiti Now" (MTV Networks), a worldwide hit album featuring Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys, is not listed in the German top 100 albums chart. Media Control in Baden-Baden and the association of the G ...

  23. Robin Thicke Joins Alicia Keys on 'Freedom Tour'

    February 05, 2010 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 R obin Thicke is set to join Alicia Keys on her nationwide tour beginning March 3rd and making stops in New York, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles before wrapping up on April 10th. "I am excited and honored to be going on tour with Alicia. She� ...

  24. Chart Beat Thursday: Lady Antebellum, Ke$ha, 'Hope for Haiti Now'

    February 04, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FIRST, LADY (AND THE PRECEDENTS): Lady Antebellum begins atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with its sophomore set, "Need You Now." The trio's self-titled first album debuted and peaked at Nos. 4 and 1 on the respective charts ...

  25. Ke$ha, Lady Gaga Rule Euro Charts

    February 04, 2010 7:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga maintains pole position on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), but loses out to a new female frontrunner on European Hot 100 Singles, as her "Bad Romance" is replaced at No. 1 ...

  26. Bravado Inks Several New Artist Merch Deals

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Merchandising company Bravado has signed new deals with Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston to create merchandise for the artists’ recent album releases and upcoming tours. The company says in a news release that all four acts w ...

  27. Shakira, Alicia Keys, Usher To Perform At 2010 NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:19 PM EST 0 0 0 U sher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 pm ET on TNT, among other ...

  28. News Briefs: Mega TV, Alejandro Sanz, White Lion

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV network will broadcast the DirecTV Mas-produced Alejandro Sanz special, “Mas Alla del Paraiso.” Hosted by Sanz, the special will air Sunday, Feb. 7, and will feature interviews, concert footage and performanc ...

  29. Usher, Shakira, Alicia Keys Set For NBA All-Star Game

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Usher will perform during the introduction of the 2010 NBA All-Stars while Shakira and Alicia Keys will team up for the halftime performance at the game on Sunday, Feb. 14. The event will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT, among other networks. Shak ...

  30. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 8:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Owl City 's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini 's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps th ...

  31. Video: Melanie Fiona Talks Grammy Nod, Topping Chart

    January 29, 2010 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 "When I found out I cried," says singer/songwriter Melanie Fiona about when she heard she'd been nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. "I instantly went back to that moment when I was a little girl, si ...

  32. Lady Gaga Scores Euro Chart Double

    January 28, 2010 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga pulls off a European chart double on Billboard's new composite sales charts, extending her reign on European Albums with "The Fame" to a fourth consecutive week and climbing back 2-1 on Hot 100 Singles with "Bad Romance ...

  33. Ke$ha Holds Off Taylor Swift On Hot 100

    January 28, 2010 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha continues her reign on the Hot 100 for a sixth straight week with "TiK ToK," surviving a strong challenge from Taylor Swift , who debuts in the runner-up slot with "Today Was a Fairytale." As reported yesterday , Swift pos ...

  34. Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli To Sing For Haiti At Grammys

    January 27, 2010 4:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer Mary J. Blige and Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" at the Grammy awards on Sunday to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Grammy organizers said on W ...

  35. 'Hope For Haiti' Album Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 27, 2010 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 The "Hope For Haiti Now" charity album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 171,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history. Watch Video Highli ...

  36. Stars Gather Hope for Haiti, Vampire Weekend Talks 'Contra'

    January 25, 2010 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com editor Tye Comer sits in for Bill Werde on today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, and brings news of Friday's Hope For Haiti Now telethon. The event, whose performances are available on the "Hope ...

  37. The Daily Noise 1.25.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.25.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 25, 2010 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Stars shine in Hope for Haiti Now telethon, We Are the World to be re-recorded for Haiti benefit, Vampire Weekend talks about chart-topping album "Contra." Bruce Springsteen , Quincy Jones , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for H ...

  38. "Hope for Haiti" Telethon Highlights

    January 23, 2010 10:36 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Jan. 22), dozens of stars from the world of music, film, sports and even politics joined together for the "Hope for Haiti" telethon , a two-hour event -- organized by actor George Clooney -- to help the relief effort in Haiti, ...

  39. Stars Unite To Help Haiti in Telethon

    January 22, 2010 10:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. But it ended on a hopeful n ...

  40. Susan Boyle May Retake Top Spot On Billboard 200

    January 22, 2010 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 S usan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" may make a return engagement at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, as industry prognosticators suggest her set could sell around 80,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Jan. 24. The set is re ...

  41. Beyonce, Madonna Join Telethon; Leonardo DiCaprio Gives $1M

    January 22, 2010 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce and Madonna have been added as performers to Friday's multi-network "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, and Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton are among the participants. A statement r ...

  42. Stars Unite To Help Haiti In Telethon

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for the all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. The telecast opened with ...

  43. The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.21.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 21, 2010 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Friday's telethon for Haiti boasts A-list performers, new compilation released for Haiti relief, Coheed and Cambria talk about new concept album. Coheed & Cambria , Dave Matthews Band , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Hope for Haiti , ...

  44. Ke$ha's Time Isn't Up on Hot 100; Train Rolls Into Top 10

    January 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha 's "TiK ToK" tacks on a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and moves into the pole position of Radio Songs (2-1), claiming the No. 1 spot with 119.7 million listener impressions. The title also maintains its perch atop Digit ...

  45. Quincy Jones To Remake 'We Are The World' For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 8:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Q uincy Jones and Lionel Richie are planning a massive 25th anniversary re-recording of "We Are the World." The timing couldn't be better, sadly enough. The duo is summoning lots and lots of talent from Grammy weekend to stay an extra ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Britney Spears And More

    January 20, 2010 5:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. My Chemical Romance has finished recording its long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 album "The Black Parade," and may be considering some less-tha ...

  47. Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album

    January 20, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New York band Vampire Weekend sees its sophomore set "Contra" debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 124,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set is only the 12th independently distributed album to top the Billboard 200 ch ...

  48. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen , Jay-Z , Taylor Swift , Justin Timberlake , Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ...

  49. Florence And The Machine Takes U.K. No. 1

    January 18, 2010 9:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Florence and the Machine 's debut album "Lungs" (Universal Island) finally claimed the No. 1 spot it was denied in an opening five-week run at No. 2 last summer, as the new U.K. sales charts were announced. There was a second week ato ...

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