1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100, Adds Hot 100 Airplay Reign; Britney Spears, will.i.a.m Just Miss Top 10

    December 05, 2012 3:50 PM EST As 'Diamonds' dominates the Hot 100 for a third week, it takes over atop Hot 100 Airplay. Plus, will.i.am and Britney Spears start just outside the Hot 100's top 10. "Diamonds" remains atop the Hot 100 powered by its 2-1 a ...

  8. Alicia Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys crowns the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time in her career, as her fifth studio album "Girl On Fire" debuts atop the list with 159,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keys previously led the list with her first four a ...

  9. Alica Keys Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    December 05, 2012 11:00 AM EST Alicia Keys crowns the Billboard 200 for the fifth time in her career, as her fifth studio album, "Girl On Fire," debuts atop the list with 159,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Keys previously led the list with her first four al ...

  10. 50 Cent Taps Chris Brown, Ne-Yo for 'Street King Immortal'

    December 04, 2012 10:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Though 50 Cent 's upcoming "Street King Immortal" has been plagued by delays, at least the album's had enough time to put together its guest list. The hip-hop mogul told Billboard.com that his fifth studio album will feature Chri ...

  11. Mateo Exclusive Video: 'How I Got Here'

    December 04, 2012 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Music is undeniable to Mateo. "Music has always been around. My grandpa did music, and my dad's mom was a singer. Everyone played music," Mateo says. In the video, "How I Got Here," exclusively premiered on The Juice, Mateo ...

  12. Sandy Benefit Concert, Now With Clapton & Coldplay, Going Global

    December 04, 2012 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across si ...

  13. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert to be Aired on 34 Outlets

    December 03, 2012 7:00 PM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across ...

  14. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed For Billboard 200 Top 10

    December 01, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As previously reported, Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27, ...

  15. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    November 30, 2012 9:54 PM EST As previously reported, Alicia Keys' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27 ...

  16. Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    November 29, 2012 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl On Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- with a No. 1 bow likely. However, Rod Stewart 's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil Keys' party with ...

  17. Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    November 29, 2012 9:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' new album, "Girl On Fire," is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- and with a likely No. 1 bow. But Rod Stewart's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil her party with a post ...

  18. Joe Riccitelli Named EVP/GM of RCA Records

    November 28, 2012 12:08 PM EST Joe Riccitelli has been named executive vice president/GM of RCA Records, the label announced today. He was previously EVP, Promotion, RCA Records. Riccitelli will now oversee the Music Licensing and Brand Partnership departments which will contin ...

  19. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  20. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights o ...

  21. Rihanna Equals Madonna Record, Tops One Direction With U.K. Chart Win

    November 26, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicised compilation chart, where " ...

  22. Rihanna Tops UK Album Chart; 'Now! That's What I Call Music 83' Has 2012's Best Sales Week

    November 26, 2012 6:36 AM EST Rihanna's "Unapologetic" (Def Jam/Universal) sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicized compilatio ...

  23. Alicia Keys Previews 'Girl on Fire,' Announces Miguel Tour: Watch

    November 20, 2012 9:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys sat down with fans and friends to preview her new album via a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday -- and revealed some tour news. "Me and Miguel are going on tour together, it's happening in March," she revealed, with the fellow R& ...

  24. Exclusive: Salaam Remi Heading To Sony Music As Executive VP of A&R

    November 20, 2012 11:41 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment is expected to name Salaam Remi as executive VP of A&R/production, according to sources familiar with the situation. In his new role, the Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter will work across all Sony labels. Remi' ...

  25. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. 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 surveys listed ...

  26. Rihanna's 'SNL' Performance & 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the release of Rihanna 's seventh album "Unapologetic" nears (due Nov. 19), the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains across our monit ...

  27. Rihanna 'SNL' Performance and 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 8:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna's seventh album, "Unapologetic," nears its Nov. 19 release date, the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains ac ...

  28. BIGBANG in America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Boy Wonders

    November 15, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 When asked about his group's performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, a bleach blonde G-Dragon of K-pop group BIGBANG says under his breath, "I wish it was better." A refreshingly candid answer in the very formal, professio ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  30. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled fo ...

  31. VH1 Launches Artists.VH1 Music Platform

    November 14, 2012 11:18 AM EST VH1 will now offer its own music platform for fans to discover a range of musical genres as artists showcase their tunes on Artists.VH1. Viacom Music Group, the mass media company that owns MTV, VH1 and CMT, is expanding its artist platform on VH1 ...

  32. Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Alicia Keys 'VH1 Storytellers' Performance

    November 12, 2012 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Get More: Storytellers , Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys News , Alicia Keys Music Videos , Alicia Keys Storytellers Tune-in November 12th at 11pm EST Amongst prepping for the debut of her fifth studio album, "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys takes the ...

  33. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking t ...

  34. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  35. RCA CEO Peter Edge Talks Keith Naftaly Promotion, New A&R Structure

    November 09, 2012 7:00 AM EST With a little more than a year under his belt as CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge, who headed up the label's A&R team for 16 years, has handed over those reins to new executive vice president, head of A&R, RCA Records, Keith Naftaly ...

  36. Chart Moves: Hunter Hayes Is A 'Wanted' Man On Hot 100

    November 08, 2012 11:42 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a seventh frame. With those two spots locked u ...

  37. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 w ...

  38. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. I ...

  39. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Rules R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the release of his much-anticipated major-label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Kendrick Lamar bows on multiple charts beginning with R&B/Hip-Hop Albums where the set opens at No. 1 with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen S ...

  40. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift Adds To Already Legendary Hot 100 History

    November 01, 2012 10:27 AM EDT As previously reported, Maroon 5 spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," holding off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a sixth frame. Plus, Bruno Mars ("Locked Ou ...

  41. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and A ...

  42. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're ...

  43. PSY, Alicia Keys Performing at MTV EMAs

    October 23, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Korean pop sensation PSY will bring his "Gangnam Style" to this year's MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt in November. The global superstar will perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, led by four ...

  44. Alicia Keys Goes Green, Glam in 'Girl on Fire' Video: Watch

    October 19, 2012 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is keeping her cool in her "Girl on Fire" video. Despite the potential for open flames, the new video -- for her single for the upcoming album of the same name -- sticks with a green motif, with Keys wearing a dazzling dress in ...

  45. Bubbling Under: Madeon Charts Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour; Also, Willy Moon, Granger Smith, Bridget Kelly

    October 19, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com ...

  46. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com a ...

  47. Chart Juice: MGK's 'Lace Up' Debuts at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 18, 2012 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 With four debuts in the top 10 this week, the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart is teeming with new music. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" debuts straight in at No. 1 with 78,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, while Clevelan ...

  48. Alicia Keys Previews 'Girl on Fire' Songs at NYC Show

    October 16, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With fifth studio album "Girl on Fire" hitting stores in a little over a month, Alicia Keys previewed new material and revisited her biggest hits in her hometown during a packed, deafeningly loud concert at Avery Fisher Hall at New York� ...

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