1. Jay Z And Beyonce: The Latest In A Stadium Boom

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT It’s looking like the biggest year in touring since 1994 as power acts double (and triple) up onstage. This article was first published in the April 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . With sources confirming to Billboard that Jay Z and Beyonce wil ...

  2. Bieber, Beyonce, Pharrell: Coachella Goes Pop

    April 14, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Justin Bieber played the main stage at Coachella . Okay, well, technically he performed for a single song, and as a surprise guest during the performance of Chance The Rapper, a buzzed-about indie MC with no proper album to his name yet. But tec ...

  3. Coachella 2014: Beyonce, Lorde, Pharrell Most Tweeted Artists Saturday

    April 13, 2014 6:32 PM EDT 1.475 k 451 0 Beyonce, Lorde and Pharrell were Coachella's most tweeted about artists Saturday at Coachella. Coachella 2014! •  Photos:  Live at Coachella •  Photos:  Backstage at Coachella •  Pharrell  Rules with Snoop, Gwen Stefani •  Jay-Z & B ...

  4. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 9:27 PM EDT Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut co ...

  5. Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' Video Prompts Social 50 Chart Re-Entry

    March 27, 2014 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two former collaborators make big moves on the Social 50 chart, as both Lady Gaga and Beyonce shake up the tally. Lady Gaga re-enters the tally at No. 26 in the wake of the debut of her music video "G.U.Y." on March 22. With the debut come ...

  6. Avicii Tops Avicii on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart; Beyonce 'Blow's Up

    March 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT The DJ replaces himself at the summit with "Hey Brother" after leading for 26 weeks with "Wake Me Up!" Plus, Beyonce adds another No. 1 on Dance Club Songs and the Chainsmokers keep soaring with "#SELFIE" Avicii repla ...

  7. Beyonce Doubles Up in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    March 06, 2014 7:24 PM EST 0 0 0 "Partition" hits No. 9, joining "Drunk in Love" (No. 4) in the top 10 In its 10th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Beyonce’s “Partition” catapults 29-9 to join her Jay Z-assisted “Drunk in Love” (No. 4) in the top 10. The last ...

  8. 'Voice' Shines on Billboard's Social 50 Chart as Maroon 5 and Prince Royce Gain

    March 06, 2014 3:51 PM EST Prince Royce made significant gains on the Social 50 chart this week, thanks to “La Voz” and the Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. He rises 29-14 after winning artist of the year at the awards (Feb. 20) and thanks to steady promotion of his coaching gig o ...

  9. Katy Perry Sets Record On Pop Songs Chart

    March 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST 2.518 k 492 17 As 'Dark Horse' reigns for a fourth week, Perry rewrites the mark for the most total weeks (46) at No. 1 in the airplay chart's archives Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billb ...

  10. Kanye West Joins Beyonce, Jay Z On 'Drunk In Love' Remix: Listen

    February 16, 2014 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West joins Beyoncé and Jay Z for the official remix to "Drunk In Love." The rapper sexes up the "Beyonce" single with a raunchy verse of his and his lover's escapades. Check out the song, relased on Valentine's Da ...

  11. Katy Perry Tops Hot 100, Beyonce Bounds To No. 2

    February 05, 2014 2:41 PM EST Perry's 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J, spends a second week at No. 1, while Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love,' featuring Jay Z, roars to the runner-up spot. Plus, Pharrell blasts into the top 10 Katy Perry's "Dark ...

  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Sweep Rap Categories at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 1:55 AM EST Another year, another GRAMMY award show where influential R&B and rap categories are not televised, such as Rap Album and R&B Album. Surprising, considering the debate which arose from the moment the GRAMMY nominations were announced on D ...

  13. Jay Z Tells Baby Blue Ivy, 'Daddy Got a Gold Sippy Cup for You' At GRAMMYs: Video

    January 26, 2014 11:34 PM EST 3 2 0 'I want to tell Blue, 'Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.'' Jay Z delivered one of the best quotes of the night at the 2014 Grammys, making a rare reference to his daughter, Blue Ivy, as he accepted the award for best rap/sung c ...

  14. Morning Fix: The 2014 Billboard Power 100; Terrible Start to 2014 Download Sales; Retailers Predict This Year's GRAMMY Bump; Meet Bieber's Lawyer

    January 24, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE THE 2014 BILLBOARD POWER 100 What is power? At its base, it’s the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so with more verve than the two ...

  15. Beyoncé, Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List

    January 23, 2014 8:00 PM EST What is power? At its base, it's the ability to reshape the world around you according to your vision. And who in the music industry did so better in the last year than this power couple? FULL LIST OF THIS YEAR'S POWER 100 BUY THE IS ...

  16. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:53 PM EST Powered by their smash ballad "Say Something," Pop duo a Great Big World is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's "Is There Anybody Out There?" may sell between 45,000 a ...

  17. A Great Big World Aiming for Top 10 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 22, 2014 8:13 PM EST 0 0 0 The pop duo could sell 45,000-50,000 copies in its first week Pop duo A Great Big World -- powered by its smash ballad "Say Something" -- is on track to score the highest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The act's &q ...

  18. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  19. 'Frozen' Chills For Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 15, 2014 11:00 AM EST The soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Beyonce's self-titled album is also stationary, at No. 2.   'Frozen' Musical Is Headed to Broadway 'Frozen' Ma ...

  20. Beyonce: Gender Equality 'Isn't a Reality Yet'

    January 13, 2014 9:33 PM EST 0 0 0 She is one half of the most powerful couple in the music industry, but that doesn't stop Beyonce from having extremely strong feelings about sexual inequality. The 32-year-old singer has written a outspoken essay for Maria Shriver's " ...

  21. Beyonce Heading Back to No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST After a one-week vacation from the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart, Beyonce is heading back to No. 1. The diva's self-titled set could sell around 85,000 to 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Jan. 12, according to in ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Beyonce Bounds Up Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop Charts With 'Drunk In Love,' 'XO'

    January 06, 2014 3:25 PM EST Both songs from the million-selling 'Beyonce' soar, while Pitbull, Ke$ha, Katherine Alexander and Big Daddy Weave notch new No. 1s Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the t ...

  23. NASA on Beyonce's Challenger Sample: Tragedy 'Should Never Be Trivialized'

    January 02, 2014 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 NASA has officially responded to Beyonce's use of audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song "XO," saying that the tragedy "should never be trivialized." "The Challenger accident is an important p ...

  24. Justin Timberlake's '20/20' 2013's Best Selling Album, 'Blurred Lines' Top Song

    January 02, 2014 7:18 PM EST Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" finish 2013 as the year's top selling album and song in the United States, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Timberlake� ...

  25. The Music Biz in 2013: In Flux, Disruptors Disrupted

    January 01, 2014 8:28 AM EST The week before Christmas, pondering a year-end music business essay, a litany of major stories jumped to mind, including: the Twitter and SFX IPOs; Sony and Vivendi investors’ calling for entertainment spin-offs; Live Nation’s record revenues ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke, Bastille End Year With New No. 1s

    December 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST Thicke's 'For the Rest of My Life' tops Adult R&B Songs, Bastille's 'Pompeii' takes over atop Adult Alternative Songs and more Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday ...

  27. Beyonce's Use of Challenger Disaster Audio Angers NASA Astronauts

    December 30, 2013 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Former NASA astronauts and their family members are calling Beyonce "insensitive" for using audio from the space shuttle Challenger explosion in her new song, "XO," off her surprise, self-titled album. "Flight controllers he ...

  28. Beyonce Slammed for Using Challenger Disaster Audio in 'XO' Song

    December 30, 2013 1:59 PM EST "This choice of historic and solemn audio is inappropriate in the extreme," a former NASA employee told ABC News. Former NASA astronauts and their family members are calling Beyonce "insensitive" for using audio from the space ...

  29. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 1:21 PM EST 2.762 k 693 3 Beyoncé is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive wee ...

  30. Beyonce On Course for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 28, 2013 12:43 PM EST Beyonce is on course to score her longest-running No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, her new self-titled set should stay put atop next week's Billboard 200 for a third consecutive week.   S ...

  31. Justin Bieber Returns to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart With Release of 'Journals'

    December 27, 2013 9:58 AM EST With the release of "Journals" on Monday, Dec. 23, Justin Bieber set the online world on fire and, in turn, returns to the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 to reclaim the throne for the first time in 18 weeks. Justin Bieber Tells Twitter: � ...

  32. Beyonce Buys Own Album, Hands Out Gift Cards at Boston Walmart

    December 21, 2013 3:54 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer handed out $37,500 in Walmart gift cards Beyonce's new self-titled release may not have received a warm welcome of any kind in Target stores, but Walmart is completely onboard -- and last night, the R&B star spread holiday goodwi ...

  33. Amazon Not Stocking New Beyonce CD Following iTunes Exclusive

    December 20, 2013 9:00 PM EST Etailer joins Target in not selling the singer's surprise record Add Amazon to the short list of retailers protesting Beyonce's iTunes exclusive. While Amazon.com is carrying the MP3 version of the album, the online merchant is apparent ...

  34. Beyonce Still Set for Second Week at No. 1, Garth Brooks for No. 2

    December 20, 2013 7:06 PM EST 0 0 0 The album could sell 260,000 copies -- or more -- in its second week Beyonce is still on track to score a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast her self-titled album to sell around 260,000 -- if not more -- in the track ...

  35. Beyonce Most Social Artist of the Week, No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 20, 2013 6:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Following the surprise debut of Beyonce's new self-titled album -- which sent social networks and the Twittersphere ablaze with chatter about the diva -- she jumps to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 ranks the ...

  36. Beyonce Most Social Artist of the Week, No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 20, 2013 6:40 PM EST Following the surprise debut of Beyonce's new self-titled album -- which sent social networks and the Twittersphere ablaze with chatter about the diva -- she jumps to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 ranks th ...

  37. Business Matters: How Beyonce's Album Roll-Out Was Less Than Ideal For Radio, Retail

    December 20, 2013 4:25 PM EST Most companies probably wouldn't admit it, but they didn't like being left out of the pre-release promotion for Beyonce's new album, which unexpectedly went on sale exclusively at iTunes last Friday evening. Radio, retail, TV, the ...

  38. Beyonce Scores Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    December 19, 2013 6:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé's self-titled surprise album opens at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking her fifth leader on the list. The iTunes exclusive (through Dec. 18) set sold 617,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, her best sales w ...

  39. 'Beyonce' Already No. 24 Biggest-Selling Album of 2013

    December 18, 2013 4:01 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album is the No. 24 biggest-selling album of 2013 in the U.S. With 617,000 sold through Dec. 15, according to Nielsen SoundScan, "Beyonce" is sandwiched between Robin Thicke&# ...

  40. Beyonce Makes Billboard 200 History with Fifth No. 1 Album

    December 17, 2013 8:15 PM EST It's official: Beyonce's new self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums.   It follows the chart-topping "Dangerously In Love" (200 ...

  41. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever in iTunes Store

    December 16, 2013 2:59 PM EST Bey's Big Surprise Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days How Beyonce's 'Beyonce' Stayed Secret Until the Day of Release, Its First Singles Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album on iTunes Beyonce ...

  42. 'Beyonce' Fastest-Selling Album Ever In iTunes Store: 828,773 In Three Days

    December 16, 2013 2:45 PM EST .613 k 3 Beyoncé's new self-titled album has become the fastest-selling album ever worldwide in the iTunes Store, according to iTunes and Columbia Records, the singer's record label. Earlier: 'Beyonce' Shatters U.S. iTunes Record ...

  43. Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days

    December 16, 2013 1:02 PM EST After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album has broken the U.S. iTunes Store's record for the largest sales week for an album. According to multiple industry sources, "Beyonce" sold 617,000 downloads throu ...

  44. Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days

    December 16, 2013 1:01 PM EST 3.082 k 1.5 k 1 UPDATE: Columbia Records says 828,773 copies of "Beyonce" were sold worldwide in three days. That sets a new iTunes record. Get the full story EARLIER: After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album has broke ...

  45. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1, Childish Gambino Top 10 On Billboard 200

    December 13, 2013 7:39 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer's surprise new album should top the Billboard 200, with R. Kelly and Childish Gambino adding top 10 debuts. As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billb ...

  46. How 'Beyonce' Stayed a Secret, and Which Songs Will Be the First Singles

    December 13, 2013 7:18 PM EST When Beyonce’s fifth album arrived surreptitiously Friday morning at midnight, it was without the aid of an advance single, marketing campaign, radio airplay or TV performances. But now that it’s out and setting iTunes ablaze with a weeklong, album ...

  47. Beyonce Trending Toward No. 1 on Billboard 200, Childish Gambino Top 10

    December 13, 2013 6:48 PM EST As previously reported , Beyonce's self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when the chart's top 10 is revealed on Dec. 18. The release has suddenly thrown off what was expected to be ...

  48. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m conn ...

  49. Beyonce’s Surprise Release Battling Garth Brooks for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 13, 2013 10:59 AM EST After a stealth Thursday evening (9 p.m PT) release, Beyonce’s self-titled fifth solo studio set is likely headed towards a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 when that chart’s top 10 is revealed on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releas ...

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