1. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wedn ...

  2. Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM EST Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wed ...

  3. 2013 Grammy Awards: R&B Album, Song Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:15 AM EST veterans and next-generation crooners go head to head best contemporary r&b album Fortune Chris Brown LABEL: RCA Records EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brown, Tina Davis, Mark Pitts, Team Breezy PRODUCERS: The Underdogs, Fuego, Andrew "Pop&qu ...

  4. Chart Juice: Game's On a Roll With 5th No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album

    December 20, 2012 7:49 PM EST 0 0 0 As "Jesus Piece" opens with 86,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan), Game now counts five No. 1 titles on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the last four coming consecutively. His major label debut, "The Documentary," spent five ...

  5. SoundTracking Integrates YouTube in Android Update

    December 20, 2012 5:07 PM EST SoundTracking, the application downloaded by 3 million people who use it to share virtual music postcards with their friends, has integrated YouTube for its latest Android version released Thursday. Developed by Schematic Labs in San Francisco, So ...

  6. Bruno Mars Debuts at No. 2 as Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still Rules

    December 19, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The debut of "Unorthodox Jukebox" gives Bruno his best sales week ever. Taylor Swift continues to rule the roost on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Red" stays steady at No. 1 with 208,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (u ...

  7. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album Rules at No. 1, Bruno Mars Debuts at No. 2

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM EST Taylor Swift continues to rule the roost on the Billboard 200 albums chart as "Red" stays steady at No. 1 with 208,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 25%). It's the Big Machine album's fifth non-consecutive week at No. ...

  8. '12-12-12' Digital Album Drops; Concert Producers Announce First $50 Million to Be Distributed to Sandy Victims

    December 18, 2012 9:44 PM EST The producers of the "12-12-12" concert announced in a statement today that the Robin Hood Foundation will distribute the first $50 million of initial proceeds for "12-12-12" to organizations helping to aid victims of Hurricane ...

  9. Alicia Keys Sued Over 'Girl On Fire'

    December 18, 2012 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys ' single, "Girl on Fire," is featured prominently in a current American Express commercial and this week sits at No. 12 on the Hot 100 chart. It's also the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed last week i ...

  10. Alicia Keys Bows New Looks in 'Brand New Me' Video: Watch

    December 18, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is starting a fresh story in her "Brand New Me" video -- with style to match. The second video from "Girl on Fire" finds Keys, her recent straight, shorter hair replaced by a curlier look, at the piano for the mid-tem ...

  11. Wiz Khalifa Scores Second No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    December 17, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa 's "O.N.I.F.C." debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 141,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the Pittsburgh rapper's second leader on the list. It follows his major label debut "Rol ...

  12. RCA Names Samantha Selolwane VP of Promotions

    December 17, 2012 4:46 PM EST Samantha Selolwane has been promoted to VP of promotion at RCA Records. Formerly senior national director of urban promotion for the label, Selolwane will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Geo Bivins, senior VP of urban promo ...

  13. '12-12-12' Concert Watched by 19 Million-Plus Americans

    December 15, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 More than 19 million Americans watched at least part of the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief on Wednesday. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • Stones, The Who, Joel, Bon Jovi • PHOTOS: Live & Backstage Pics • McCartney/Nirvana Debut Song • Keys Put ...

  14. '12-12-12' Concert Watched by 19 Million-Plus Americans

    December 15, 2012 3:22 AM EST More than 19 million Americans watched at least part of the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief on Wednesday. Nielsen said Friday that 19.3 million viewers in the U.S. tuned in to at least a portion of the concert, which aired on 15 channels ...

  15. '12-12-12' Album Pre-Orders Grow to 50,000

    December 14, 2012 7:56 PM EST 0 0 0 The pre-orders continue to come in for the "12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief" album. Industry sources say that through the close of business on Thursday night (Dec. 13), iTunes' pre-orders for the set numbered around 50,000. Thro ...

  16. '12-12-12' Album Sales at 40,000 in Pre-Orders

    December 13, 2012 7:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief" benefit album is already off to a fast start -- even though it hasn't been released yet. Industry sources say that through Wednesday night (Dec. 12), pre-orders for iTunes' exclusive d ...

  17. '12-12-12' Album Sales at 40,000 in Pre-Orders

    December 13, 2012 4:17 PM EST The " 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief " benefit album is already off to a fast start -- even though it hasn't been released yet. Industry sources say that through last night (Dec. 12), pre-orders for iTunes' exclusive d ...

  18. Business Matters: Hurricane Sandy Concert Generates Underwhelming Social Activity

    December 13, 2012 2:39 PM EST Wednesday night's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden may have been a middle-aged rock fan's dream concert, but their kids -- and many other segments of the country -- appeared to have tuned out. Social media numbers ...

  19. '12-12-12' Producer John Sykes on Show's Boomer-riffic Lineup, Raising $36 Mil, McCartney Calling Grohl (Video)

    December 13, 2012 11:47 AM EST Sure, last night's " 12-12-12" concert featured one of the most impressive lineups in years, if not ever, between Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, ...

  20. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  21. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our f ...

  22. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights f ...

  23. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCE ...

  24. Alicia Keys Puts On One-Woman Show at Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:15 AM EST 0 0 0 CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • PHOTOS: Live & Backstage Pics • Stones, The Who, Joel, Bon Jovi • McCartney/Nirvana Debut Song • Keys Puts on One-Woman Show • Kanye Doesn't Skirt His Duties The 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief feature ...

  25. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief: Musicians React on Twitter

    December 13, 2012 1:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Thousands of fans packed into New York City's Madison Square Garden Wednesday night at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, where an A-list line-up of stars rotated on and off the stage for a solid five hours. The concert, broadcast online an ...

  26. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  27. 12-12-12: Stream The Concert For Sandy Relief RIGHT NOW!

    December 12, 2012 7:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Stars Talk Sandy Paul McCartney Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief will bring a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans. Fortunately, t ...

  28. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Aims for 2 Billion Viewers Worldwide

    December 12, 2012 3:45 PM EST Wednesday evening's commercial-free "12-12-12" concert for Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden in New York will be seen both around the world and around the World Wide Web. The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & ...

  29. Bruno Mars Makes 'Heaven'-ly Ascent To No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 12, 2012 1:28 PM EST Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. The song displaces Rihanna's "Diamonds" after three weeks on top. "Heaven" marks Mars' ...

  30. 12-12-12: Watch the Concert For Sandy Relief Here Tonight Live at 7:30

    December 12, 2012 1:13 PM EST Tonight, (Wed, Dec. 12), 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief brings a star-studded lineup to New York's Madison Square Garden to perform a once-in-a-lifetime concert for thousands of fans at the venue and millions -- if not billions -- bey ...

  31. Paul McCartney 'Joins' Nirvana for Sandy Concert, New Song

    December 12, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Eighteen years after Kurt Cobain took his own life, putting an end to the most influential rock band of the '90s, Nirvana has found its new lead singer in former Beatle Paul McCartney. Well, for one night at least. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • St ...

  32. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Back at No. 1, Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha Debut Top 10

    December 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as her "Red" set steps 2-1 with 167,000 (up 22%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Alicia Keys ' "Girl On Fire," falls to No ...

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  34. Alicia Keys 'Thinking About' Shaving Head After New 'Do

    December 10, 2012 9:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys recently chopped off most of her hair, and the singer is looking to go even shorter. The R&B superstar debuted her bob hairdo this summer. In a recent interview, Keys said she wants to go "even shorter." Alicia Keys Earns F ...

  35. Chart Highlights: will.i.am, Britney Spears Bound Onto Pop Songs Chart

    December 10, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Dropkick Murphys, meanwhile, bring their brand of holiday cheer to the Alternative Songs tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surve ...

  36. Neil Portnow Honored By Clive Davis, Randy Philips, Martin Bandier, Kevin Lyman, Others

    December 10, 2012 9:10 AM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, who is celebrating ...

  37. Kesha's 'Warrior' Headed for Top 10, Taylor Swift Set for No. 1 Return

    December 08, 2012 9:10 AM EST 0 0 0 After vacating the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks, it looks like Taylor Swift 's "Red" will return to the No. 1 slot. While the current tracking week isn't over yet, industry forecasters are suggesting that t ...

  38. Ke$ha's 'Warrior' Headed for Top 10, Taylor Swift Set for No. 1 Return on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2012 7:38 PM EST After vacating the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart for three weeks, it looks like Taylor Swift's "Red" will return to No. 1. The current tracking week isn't over yet, but industry forecasters suggest that the Big Machine Re ...

  39. Clear Channel's John Sykes on 12-12-12 Concert: 'You Never Know What's Gonna Happen'

    December 07, 2012 6:12 PM EST The last time John Sykes teamed up with James Dolan and Harvey Weinstein for a benefit concert it was 2001's Concert For New York City, which ultimately raised $50 million for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. But next week Sykes, former president ...

  40. Shakira's Instagram 'Bumps' Her Into Top Five on Social 50 Chart

    December 07, 2012 2:31 PM EST Shakira (right) with her bump partially on display with Gerard Piqué, her boyfriend and FC Barcelona defender. While Shakira hasn't been particularly active on the music scene as of late, she still manages to keep her fans as engaged via soci ...

  41. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 1:46 PM EST The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a who's who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Ma ...

  42. Chart Moves: Rod Stewart Vs. Michael Buble: A Tale of Two 'Christmas' Albums

    December 07, 2012 1:20 PM EST The Billboard 200: One lone new entry graced the chart this week -- Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire," which bowed at No. 1 with 159,000 sold. It was the R&B super star's fifth No. 1 on the tally. Two steps below Keys this week i ...

  43. Rolling Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert

    December 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones have been added to the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief, organizers announced Friday at a press conference in New York. The reunited group joins a Who's Who of some of rock's most iconic voices that will perform at Madi ...

  44. Shakira's Baby 'Bumps' Her Into Top Five on Social 50 Chart

    December 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Shakira hasn't been particularly active on the music scene as of late, she still manages to keep her fans as engaged via social networks. This week, she jumps into the top five of Billboard's Social 50 chart after tweeting and Facebo ...

  45. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  46. Alicia Keys Raises $2.9M at Gala, Honors Oprah Winfrey

    December 07, 2012 7:30 AM EST 0 0 0 During the auction portion of Alicia Keys' Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa - if Keys would join him and his friends. "I'll go for a little more," Keys said ...

  47. The Beat 12/6: One Direction Gets Wild in NYC, Afrojack Remixes PSY

    December 06, 2012 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, December 6 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In t ...

  48. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Alicia Keys

    December 06, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 As she crowns the Billboard 200, the girl on fire discusses healing in her hometown, bringing R&B to pop radio and her respect for songwriting. Alicia Keys collects her fifth Billboard 200 No. 1 this week, as "Girl on Fire" launches at ...

  49. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Radio Songs Reign

    December 05, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over Radio Songs. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the top 10 As' "Locked Out of Heaven" (4-2) by approximately 2,500 chart points. "Di ...

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