1. Pink, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Australia's Year-End Sales

    January 09, 2013 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 International acts have again dominated Australia's year-end sales charts, which are led by a pair of female North American pop singers -- P!nk and Carly Rae Jepsen . P!nk has proven again she's this country's Queen of Pop. According ...

  2. Adele's '21' 2012's Best Selling Album; Gotye Has Top Song

    January 03, 2013 11:05 AM EST 1 0 0 For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele 's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012. The XL/Columbia ...

  3. Bruno Mars 'Locked' at No. 1 on Hot 100, Taylor Swift Closing In

    January 03, 2013 11:00 AM EST 0 1 0 Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' remains atop the chart, while Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' surges toward the summit. Plus, PSY returns to the top 10 Bruno Mars holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of ...

  4. Tiffany Alvord Talks New Year's Eve Performance, YouTube Tips for Success

    December 31, 2012 8:00 PM EST Tiffany Alvord, an unsigned singer/songwriter of YouTube fame, has finally earned a place in the mainstream spotlight. Alvord is slated to appear on the Nivea stage in New York City's Times Square during New Year's Eve along with Carly R ...

  5. LMFAO's Redfoo Returns with 'Bring Out The Bottles' Track: Listen

    December 27, 2012 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Although LMFAO started 2012 on a high notes, as "Sexy and I Know It" remained atop the Hot 100 chart at the beginning of the year, the duo of Redfoo and Sky Blu announced last September that they would be taking a break from their party-ro ...

  6. 2013 Grammy Awards: Pop Solo Performance Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:54 AM EST It's a woman's world in the category this year Best pop solo performance "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)" Adele FROM: Live At The Royal Albert Hall SONGWRITERS: Fraser T. Smith, Adele Adkins PUBLISHERS: Universal Music Publishing/ ...

  7. The Grammys Go DIY: Social Media An Emphasis For 2013

    December 21, 2012 11:12 AM EST Despite the ongoing downward trend of TV ratings and pressures on the music industry, the Grammys are bigger than ever. Last year's ceremony, the 54th in the Recording Academy's history, drew nearly 40 million viewers to CBS, according t ...

  8. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 2

    December 21, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift broke a longstanding record on Country Songs, as did Lil Wayne on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Plus, new artists continued to break through. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headl ...

  9. The Year In Chart Headlines, Part 1

    December 20, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines of 2012. Today: January through June. Before we move on to 2013, here's a chronological look back at the biggest Billboard chart headlines ...

  10. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  11. DJ Earworm's 'United State of Pop 2012': Watch Official Video

    December 18, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The sixth installment of DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop" series, which mashes up 25 of the year's biggest pop smashes into one bite-sized single, unveiled its official music video on Tuesday (Dec. 18) after a version of the so ...

  12. 'Gangnam Style' Leads YouTube's Top Trending Videos of 2012

    December 18, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0   While browsing videos on YouTube the past day you may have noticed that the site's icon in the upper lefthand corner has been taken over by a .gif of PSY and his all too familiar dance. Following this link reveals "YouTube in Rewind 2012 ...

  13. Best Songs of 2012: Watch Katy Perry, One Direction & More Pick Favorites

    December 18, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and stars from different genres -- pop, hip-hop, country and more -- spoke to Billboard, revealing their favorite songs of the year. Fun.'s "Some Nights" was the clear frontrunner, with Andy Gramme ...

  14. The Year In Pop 2012: Adele Repeats as Top Artist, Gotye Scores No. 1 Hot 100 Song

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After her watershed success in 2011, Adele triumphs again in 2012. She becomes the only act to be both the top artist of the year and have the No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("21") two years in a row. In 2011, she was the first woman to notch t ...

  15. The Year In Social Media: The Rise of the Challengers

    December 14, 2012 8:10 AM EST Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continued to rule the social media landscape in 2012, but other networks made inroads as well, giving the incumbents a run for their money. The upstarts include Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Google+ and the reinca ...

  16. Facebook 2012: One Direction Nearly as Popular as Obama

    December 12, 2012 7:00 AM EST It's that time of year again when there is a collective urge to reflect on the whirlwind of events that shaped the past 12 months before we salute the New Year. Facebook on Wednesday joined in that annual exercise, releasing its Year in Revie ...

  17. Viddy Shoots for Multi-Platform with Android Release

    December 12, 2012 6:00 AM EST Viddy, the Los Angeles start-up whose 15-second mobile video application has been downloaded more than 40 million times on iOS devices, will release its eponymous app for Android devices Wednesday. Used by Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Ellie Goulding ...

  18. Scooter Braun Slams Grammys Over Justin Bieber Snub

    December 06, 2012 8:00 AM EST Scooter Braun, superstar manager and Schoolboy Records boss, went on a mini Twitter tirade following Wednesday night's Grammy Awards nominations announcement . Writing to his over 2 million followers, the 31-year-old Braun defended his No. 1 ...

  19. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours to ...

  20. Billboard's Women In Music 2012

    November 29, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 _ _ Chart Article _ _ Katy & Carly Rae Honored At Women In Music Billboard's Nov. 30 event feted Woman of the Year Perry and Rising Star Jepsen. _ Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Story Read Perry's Q&A from the Women in Music issue ...

  21. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Hot 100; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ludacris, Bruno Mars Make Moves

    November 16, 2012 11:48 AM EST As previously reported , Maroon 5 manages a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," tying Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" for the chart's longest command this year. What other songs make ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak ...

  23. Kelly Clarkson's 'Catch My Breath' Video: Water, Fire, Earth and Hair

    November 12, 2012 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson conjures explosions while hitting some explosive notes -- and letting her hair shimmer in slow-motion -- in the official video for "Catch My Breath," which was released on Monday (Nov. 12). The clip finds Clarkson tiptoeing ...

  24. AMAs On Demand: Pink's 2012, Halloween Costumes, Megan & Liz, Andy Grammer

    October 31, 2012 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, the third episode of AMAs On Demand , hosted by Lance Bass , Kimberly Cole and Megan Turney, featured Carly Rae Jepsen 's career timeline, the nominations for this year's AMAs, auto-tuned acceptance speeches, and more. This week ...

  25. Carly Rae Jepsen Lives For The Moment in 'This Kiss' Video

    October 29, 2012 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen follows the sun-stroked fun of the "Call Me Maybe" and "Good Times" music videos with the "This Kiss" clip, a night-set and decidedly more adult visual from her "Kiss" album. The flirty video, ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Aerosmith Returns To AC Chart

    October 29, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 The group charts its first entry on the tally since 1998 - while one of its classics receives a Latin makeover. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and deb ...

  27. What Did Justin Bieber Tell Taylor Swift on 'Red' Day?

    October 25, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber got on the phone with Taylor Swift on Monday, the day she released her new album "Red," telling his fellow pop superstar to keep an eye on the Internet for a special video surprise from him. "He told her he thinks ' ...

  28. Backbeat: Taylor Swift, Ross The Intern Celebrate Target's 'Red' Deluxe Edition at Taylor Swift Pop-Up Store

    October 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift with Ross Matthews (a.k.a. Ross The Intern) at an album release event for her new record Red that turned an NYC showroom into a Taylor Swift pop-up store. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Taylor Swift vividly recalls the day she told her managem ...

  29. PSY Still Stuck At No. 2 as Maroon 5 Tops Hot 100

    October 17, 2012 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 "One More Night" spends a fifth week in the top spot, while Ke$ha crashes the Top 10. Maroon 5 once again puts the reins on PSY 's attempt to finish first on the Billboard Hot 100. While the Korean rapper has promised to perform ' ...

  30. Carly Rae Jepsen Was 'Supposed to Write a Folk Album': Video

    October 10, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" is the Summer song that nearly never was. The bubbly Canadian went into the recording studio thinking she was "supposed to write a folk album." Carly Covers Billboard READ STORY | BUY THE ...

  31. Maroon 5 Still Tops Hot 100, PSY One Step From No. 1

    September 26, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As 'Gangnam Style' inches closer to No. 1, Christina Aguilera makes this week's biggest Hot 100 debut. Maroon 5 keeps a fast-galloping PSY out of the Billboard Hot 100 summit, at least for this week, as "One More Night" spen ...

  32. Pink Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 26, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 GOOD Music, The Killers, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ben Folds Five all score Top 10 debuts. After debuting more than 12 years ago on the Billboard 200 chart, pop superstar P!nk gets her first No. 1 album this week as "The Truth About Love" debut ...

  33. The Killers Do 'Battle' With Pink on U.K. Album Chart

    September 24, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Gallops 37-3 on Singles List In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, The Killers ' "Battle Born" became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, ou ...

  34. Maroon 5 Reaches No. 1 on Hot 100 with 'One More Night'

    September 19, 2012 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 notches its third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "One More Night" lifts 2-1 in its lucky 13th week on the chart. P!nk and fun. , meanwhile, top the Radio Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, respectively. Maroon 5 had previously ...

  35. 'Glee' Recap: Return of the Underdogs in Search for 'The New Rachel'

    September 14, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Season Four Opens With Carly Rae, Imagine Dragons Covers The return of "Glee" is something we've been wary about for months. After last year's tumultuous and often off-point episodes and more Very Special Episodes than musical st ...

  36. The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Debuts "This Kiss"

    The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Debuts "This Kiss"

    September 12, 2012 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/12: Bridgit Mendler Stops By, Carly Rae Jepsen Debuts "This Kiss" jonathan brooks , bucky covington , Ne-Yo , Billboard , Kellie Pickler , good luck charlie , disney , Rita Ora , This Kiss , ready or not Videos Carly Rae Bridgit ...

  37. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Is Hot 100's Longest-Leading Country Song Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' rebounds 2-1 for a third week on top, marking the longest command for a country song since Kenny Rogers' 'Lady' Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&quo ...

  38. Matchbox Twenty Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002� ...

  39. Business Matters: Vevo Report Provides Clearer Picture of Its U.S. Mobile Streams

    September 11, 2012 10:28 AM EDT Vevo's viewership report for April to June 2012 doesn't come right out and say it, but it suggests mobile apps and gaming platforms and responsible for about 1 billion out of 9.3 billion video views in the U.S. in the last 3 months. Busi ...

  40. Carly Rae Jepsen Releases 'This Kiss' Single: Listen

    September 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 With little more than a week to go before her U.S. debut album "Kiss" hits shelves, Carly Rae Jepsen has released her newest single, "This Kiss." The catchy pop track follows Jepsen's smash single, "Call Me Maybe," ...

  41. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 06, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hey, we just met her, but this doesn't seem so crazy: After a season of pop culture ubiquity, Carly Rae Jepsen 's debut U.S. hit "Call Me Maybe" is Billboard's top Song of the Summer . The Canadian pop singer's maiden A ...

  42. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100

    September 05, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song spends a second week on top, knocking Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never...' down to No. 2 after two weeks Flo Rida 's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor ...

  43. TobyMac Earns First No. 1 Christian Album on Billboard 200 Since 1997

    September 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time since 1997 -- and only the third time ever -- a Christian album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. TobyMac gets his first chart-topper with "Eye On It," as it bows with 69,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It ...

  44. Charts

    August 30, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Songz' First No. 1; Adele Bids Adieu To Top 10 Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Chapter V" bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer' ...

  45. 2 Chainz Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 22, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper 2 Chainz sees his debut studio album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 147,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly more robust figure than had initially been projected las ...

  46. Taylor Swift Scores First Hot 100 No. 1

    August 22, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" grants the star her first Hot 100 topper, while Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber also make notable chart surges One of the only elusive honors in Taylor Swift 's enviable career is a reality at last ...

  47. Taylor Swift Scores First-Ever No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Never'

    August 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT One of the only elusive honors in Taylor Swift's enviable career is a reality at last, as the country/pop superstar scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" blasts from No. 72 to ...

  48. Chart Moves: Mariah Carey's 'Triumphant' Makes Modest Start, Maroon 5's 'Night' Takes Flight on Hot 100

    August 16, 2012 7:23 PM EDT As previously reported , Flo Rida's "Whistle" blows Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" out of the Billboard Hot 100's top spot after nine weeks, while Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift debut with the first sing ...

  49. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Works Way to Top of Hot 100

    August 15, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Whistle' blows Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' out of the top spot after nine weeks, while fun., Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift also make notable moves Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboa ...

  50. 'Now 43' Tops Billboard 200; 16th No. 1 for Series

    August 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elle Varner, Colt Ford also soar into the Top 10 on this week's chart. The "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise collects its 16th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Now 43" arrives atop the list. The set sold 111 ...

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