1. Alicia Keys' 'New Day' Dawns, Kurt Schneider Debuts on Social 50

    July 06, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 On the Billboard Social 50 this week, Alicia Keys experiences substantial online gains and rises 38-31. The uptick follows a surge in activity following the release of "New Day," a new single Keys released directly to SoundCloud on June 28 ...

  2. Alicia Keys' 'New Day' Dawns, Kurt Schneider Debuts on Social 50 Chart

    July 06, 2012 4:09 PM EDT On the Billboard Social 50 this week, Alicia Keys experiences substantial online gains and rises 38-31. The uptick follows a surge in activity following the release of "New Day," a new single Keys released directly to SoundCloud on June ...

  3. Chart Juice: Usher Ties Longest Reign on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 06, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar matches his longest command, first established 15 years ago. Just when we thought it was a wrap for the sexy, Diplo-produced hit, Usher's "Climax" rebounds 2-1 for an 11th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where it ties f ...

  4. Listen To Alicia Keys' Triumphant New Track, 'New Day'

    June 28, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 New music from the follow-up to Alicia Keys ' 2009 disc "The Element of Freedom" has been hotly anticipated for months, and on Thursday (June 28), the R&B star finally unveiled a celebratory new cut, "New Day." As the so ...

  5. Chart Juice: Usher Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums Charts

    June 22, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B is synonymous with Usher this week, as the singer dominates both Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums charts simultaneously for the first time since 2004. His single "Climax" remains atop the Songs tally and new set &q ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billbo ...

  7. Bubbling Under: Olly Murs' 'Beat' Goes on the Air

    June 15, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Olly Murs, Katie Armiger, Tex James and the Parlotones Olly Murs One Direction , whi ...

  8. Bubbling Under: U.K. 'X Factor' Runner-Up Olly Murs

    June 15, 2012 8:14 AM 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: Olly Murs, the Parlotones, Katie Armiger and Tex James . Olly Murs One Direction, w ...

  9. Napster Co-Founders Sean Parker, Shawn Fanning Launch Social Video Network Airtime

    June 05, 2012 2:39 PM EDT Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning reunited Tuesday at a star-studded event to launch Airtime, a new live social video platform. The presentation was made at Milk Studios in New York and included references to the days when the two ...

  10. Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

    May 24, 2012 6:25 PM EDT If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings , maybe they should have done so when Sony actually accomplished that feat back in March , as detailed in ...

  11. BBMAs Raise The Stakes In Vegas

    May 23, 2012 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 Backstage, young performers mixed with legends, paying tribute and trading knowledge. Onstage, it was no different: From LMFAO's fever-pitched opening hits medley - and strip tease - to Stevie Wonder's rousing show-closer "Superstition, ...

  12. What You Didn't See On TV: Backstage At The BBMAs

    May 23, 2012 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 The line between backstage and the show itself is getting thinner in the age of digital media. Dedicated fans could see Taylor Swift's dressing room and Carly Rae Jepsen's encounter with Stevie Wonder when both artists tweeted pictures durin ...

  13. Alicia Keys Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Alicia Keys Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 22, 2012 2:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys Backstage @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 back stage , interview , BBMA , Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys , Interview BBMA 2013 Alicia Keys Interview ...

  14. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  15. Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys "Medley" LIVE @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys "Medley" LIVE @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The two keyboard masters joined forces for a powerful Billboard Music Awards performance, May 20, 2012. Stevie Wonder , performance , Medley , BBMA , Alicia Keys , Stevie Wonder , Alicia Keys , Performance Videos Stevie Wonder Alicia Keys Performanc ...

  16. Jordin Sparks, Scooter Braun, Cherry Tree's Martin Kierszenbaum: Ten Things You Didn't See at the Billboard Music Awards

    May 21, 2012 12:10 AM EDT Nearly everyone backstage stops what they're doing when Jordin Sparks sings "I Will Always Love You" as part of the Whitney Houston tribute (Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) 1) Before the show started, Katy Perry an ...

  17. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  18. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  19. Watch the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Livestream From Backstage, Red Carpet HERE

    May 20, 2012 7:46 AM EDT Tonight, Sunday, May 20, Billboard.biz is hosting a livestream of the Billboard Music Awards beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT with red carpet arrivals hosted by Julie Brown where you'll see the likes of Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Stevi ...

  20. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  21. Will.i.am Proclaims 'This Is Love' on New Single: Listen

    May 14, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Will.i.am has already proven himself to be T.H.E. -- or, for those not up on their acronyms, The Hardest Ever. Now the Black Eyed Peas leader wants to show the world what, specifically, love is, as his new single, "This Is Love," premiered ...

  22. Web Trends: Watch The Crowning Of 'The Voice' Season 2 Winner

    May 09, 2012 4:56 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. jermaine paul - the powerful singer (and former Alicia Keys back-up singer) was crowned the winner of "The Voice" last night. He was mentored by country star Blake Shelton. 4. the voice winner - people are searching for ...

  23. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the sh ...

  24. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Surprise Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:51 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and an young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed wha ...

  25. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what t ...

  26. Chart Juice: R. Kelly Feels the 'Love' at No. 1 on Adult R&B

    May 03, 2012 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 R. Kelly nabs another No. 1 on Billboard's Adult R&B airplay chart (viewable at billboard.biz), as "Share My Love" swims to the top spot. "Share My Love" becomes Kelly's first No. 1 on the list since the title track ...

  27. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  28. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left stand ...

  29. Jack White Composing 'Lone Ranger'' Score; Third Man Records Truck Giving Away Concert Tix in NYC

    April 25, 2012 8:21 AM EDT Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled Jack White to compose the score for "The Lone Ranger." The studio announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning rocker will write, produce and perform the score for director Gore Verbinski's upcoming ad ...

  30. Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Hires Ron Fair, Richard Palmese

    April 02, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Front Line Management Group announced it has signed record label executives Ron Fair and Richard Palmese to consultancy jobs. Fair, a music producer, was formerly president of both A&M and Geffen Records chairman, while Palmese was executive V ...

  31. Emeli Sande Talks Career Start: 'People Didn't Know What to Do With Me'

    March 29, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 What makes Emeli Sandé -- born Adele Emeli Sandé -- so captivating is her passion. It resonates loudly through her vocal prowess, which pilots her debut album, "Our Version of Events," and acts as the anchor of the intimate stories the 25 ...

  32. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  33. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 22, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 W hitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found s ...

  34. Sia Explodes on Hot 100, While Stepping Back From Fame

    March 17, 2012 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Crush Management's Jonathan Daniel first met Sia Furler in 2010, the Australian singer/songwriter was not in a good place. Recently diagnosed with Graves' disease (an autoimmune disorder stemming from a hyperactive thyroid that leads ...

  35. Diddy & Dry Ice at Kanye West's Paris Fashion Show

    March 07, 2012 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 What do you get when you mix fur, dry ice and Sean Combs? Kanye West's Fashion Show! Yeezy took The City Of Lights by storm with his second ready-to-wear collection on Tuesday (March 6) during Paris Fashion Week. His much-anticipated show was a ...

  36. RCA Records Promotes Jennifer Fowler To SVP, Digital Marketing

    March 06, 2012 3:37 PM EST 0 0 RCA Records today announced the promotion of Jennifer Fowler to senior vice president, digital marketing from her previous post of vice president, digital marketing. She will remain in the New York office and continue to report to RCA president and CO ...

  37. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave ...

  38. Alicia Keys, Diddy & Paul McCartney Front Row at Paris Fashion Week

    March 05, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 The music world can't resist Givenchy! The label has become synonymous with style and music, not only because Madonna chose the label for her Super Bowl performance last month, but for its edgy attitude and fierce design. The Givenchy Autumn/Wi ...

  39. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  40. Chart Juice: Beyonce Banks First Adult R&B No. 1

    February 23, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 In a seeming case of chart déjà vu, Drake continues his reign on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne , rules at No. 1 for a second consecutive week. The routine success of Drake leaves allow plenty of room ...

  41. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  42. Whitney Houston Funeral: Family, Friends, Fans Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:49 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Sa ...

  43. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Satu ...

  44. Watch Whitney Houston's Funeral Live

    February 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com Will Carry the live video of Singer's Memorial Service video by Ustream Whitney Houston's loved ones have gathered today (Feb. 18) for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwi ...

  45. Whitney Houston Funeral Service Live Streamed Here Sat. 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. ET (Watch)

    February 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST Whitney Houston's loved ones will gather today, Saturday Feb. 18, for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwide will be able to mourn and remember the life and legacy of the music superstar v ...

  46. Chart Juice: Drake's Domination, The Latest Chapter

    February 17, 2012 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Just one week ago, Drake 's moves on the Rap Songs chart were enough to declare him a rap radio god. Hold your applause. There's more. This week, he succeeds on the famed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally in identical fashion. The Young Money ca ...

  47. Web Trends: Whitney's Funeral

    February 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  48. Sony, Apple U.K. Still Decline Comment on Whitney Houston Price Hike in the Hours After Her Death

    February 14, 2012 11:35 AM EST Reps for Sony and Apple in the U.K. have declined to comment on the label's decision to ramp up the price of the singer's "Ultimate Collection" album by 60% in the hours after news of her death reached England on Sunday. Sony M ...

  49. Photos: Adele's Post-Grammy Party, With Pitbull, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Howard Stringer, Doug Morris, More

    February 13, 2012 6:45 PM EST From Left: Steve Barnett, Chairman/COO, Columbia Records; Adele; Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records; Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. (Photos: Sony) After winning six Grammys at the ceremony, Adele celebrated with her Sony Musi ...

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