1. Chart Highlights: Tegan And Sara Get 'Closer' With Alternative

    November 05, 2012 5:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost eight years after first appearing on Billboard charts, the twin sister duo scores its first Alternative Songs entry with 'Closer.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the ...

  2. Green Day Drops 'Twilight - Breaking Dawn' Ballad: Watch the 'Forgotten' Video

    October 31, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first anthem for "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has officially arrived. Green Day debuted the video for "The Forgotten," the lead single off the film's forthcoming soundtrack, Tuesday on MTV. In the clip, footage of ...

  3. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Ne-Yo Approach Hot 100's Top 10, Frank Ocean Sets Radio Record

    October 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a fourth frame. Plus, Ke$ha enters the top 10 wit ...

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Score Top Billboard 200 Debut, Mumford Still No. 1

    October 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for eit ...

  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200, Mumford Holds at No. 1

    October 17, 2012 10:55 AM EDT As forecasted a week ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with "The Heist." The hip-hop set sold 78,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the best sales week yet for either artist. ...

  6. Chart Highlights: Adele's 'Skyfall' Rises On Adult Charts

    October 15, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, new airplay No. 1s for Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood and Leslie Grace 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 below. All ou ...

  7. Swedish House Mafia Holds Off Adele, Snags First U.K. No. 1 Single

    October 15, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia 's "D ...

  8. Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 13, 2012 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ultimate diva Barbra Streisand is set to capture her 32nd top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The entertainer's new "Release Me" may sell 40,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Oct. 14 -- so say industry forecaster ...

  9. Barbra Streisand Set For 32nd Top 10 Album on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    October 12, 2012 8:56 PM EDT Diva Barbra Streisand is set to capture her 32nd top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The entertainer's new album, "Release Me," may sell 40,000 copies by Oct. 14, according to industry forecasters. The Columbia Record ...

  10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Heading for Big Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    October 10, 2012 8:26 PM EDT Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are headed for the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The duo's new set, "The Heist," is aiming to start with more than 65,000 sold by the end of the tracking ...

  11. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Heist' Album Heading for Big Billboard 200 Debut

    October 10, 2012 8:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seattle rapper Macklemore , along with producer Ryan Lewis, are headed for the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The duo's "The Heist" set is aiming to start with over 65,000 sold by the end of the tracking we ...

  12. Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

    October 10, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the amounts of royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how much money those artists are actually collecting). The company is putting its politic ...

  13. Adele's 'Skyfall' Not a Lock for U.K. No. 1

    October 10, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" is tracking to top Adele's James Bond theme Adele 's new James Bond theme "Skyfall" is currently set to miss out on the U.K. No. 1 position, according to midweek d ...

  14. Adele's James Bond Theme 'Skyfall' May Miss Out On U.K. No. 1

    October 10, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Adele's new James Bond theme "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) is currently set to miss out on the U.K. No. 1 position, according to midweek data from the Official Charts Company. Adele's' 'Skyfall' Blasts Onto Radio, He ...

  15. The Beat 10/9: Will PSY Go Topless? Plus New Ellie Goulding, Wallflowers Albums

    The Beat 10/9: Will PSY Go Topless? Plus New Ellie Goulding, Wallflowers Albums

    October 09, 2012 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 10/9: Will PSY Go Topless? Plus New Ellie Goulding, Wallflowers Albums Videos Ellie Goulding ...

  16. Ellie Goulding's 'Halcyon' Track By Track: Video

    October 08, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 If there's an emerging pop star primed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, it's Ellie Goulding . While her signature song "Lights" was slowly climbing the Hot 100 this past year (peaking at No. 2), the English songstress wasn&# ...

  17. Ellie Goulding: 'Halcyon' Track By Track | Billboard.com

    October 08, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ellie Goulding discusses each song on her 2012 album 'Halcyon.' interview , Ellie Goulding , featuredVideo5 , Ellie Goulding , Interview Videos Ellie Goulding Interview ...

  18. Muse Break Fourth No. 1 Album in U.K., Rihanna Has Top Single

    October 08, 2012 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (October 7), Muse 's "The 2nd Law" sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 album in their home territory, while Rihanna 's new single "Diamonds ...

  19. Muse Tops UK Album Chart, Rihanna Has No. 1 Single

    October 08, 2012 7:25 AM EDT In a busy week of new entries on the U.K. sales charts, published Sunday (Oct. 7), Muse's "The 2nd Law" (Helium 3/Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 108,000 units to become their fourth No. 1 in their home territory, while Rihanna' ...

  20. Green Day, Feist Biting into 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Soundtrack

    October 04, 2012 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The final "Twilight Saga" film will feature music from Green Day, Feist and more. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which opens Nov. 16, will include Green Day 's "The Forgotten" and Feist 's " ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Maroon Still Tops, PSY One Step From No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 26, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Maroon 5 keeps a fast-galloping PSY out of the Billboard Hot 100 summit, at least for this week, as "One More Night" spends a second week at No. 1 and tops the On-Demand Songs chart. PSY's "Gangnam Style," meanwhile, power ...

  23. Calvin Harris Releasing '18 Months' Oct. 30

    September 25, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guest Singers on DJ's Third Effort Include Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding Calvin Harris , the producer-DJ behind Rihanna 's pulsating hit "We Found Love," which topped the Hot 100 for ten weeks, will release his third solo album ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Publishing Briefs: Reservoir Media/Reverb Music, Steve Perry/Universal, Imagem, BMG/Little Green Cars, Hit House/Danail Getz

    September 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Reservoir Media Acquires Reverb Music Reservoir Media Management has acquired Reverb Music, a U.K. music publishing firm, with 30,000 copyrights and agreements and more than 100 songwriters. As part of the deal, Reverb MD Annette Barrett will rema ...

  26. The Saturdays Ink U.S. Album Deal, Plot Reality Show

    September 19, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 British Pop Group to Release Single in Early 2013; Working With Diane Warren & Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins on Full Length Last week one of England's top girl groups, The Saturdays , walked the red carpet at the MTV VMAs, performed ...

  27. How Green Day, Warner Bros., MAC, Nokia, AT&T Teamed Up for Social Campaign With Potential Audience of 144 Million

    September 18, 2012 12:17 PM EDT The Nokia-AT&T tab on Green Day's Facebook page that allowed fans to participate in the promotion. Green Day hit New York City's Irving Plaza to help Nokia and AT&T launch Nokia Music in the U.S. with a performance to a packed cr ...

  28. Green Day's NYC Club Gig Rocks 'Uno,' Classics: Watch

    September 16, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Photos & Video: Green Day's 9/15 show at New York's Irving Plaza was nearly three hours of new tunes, old favorites, costumes, kazoos & crowdsurfers. Video: Green Day Live at Irving Plaza "F-ck it, I'm gonna keep playing& ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Taylor Swift's 'Never': Country Song With Most Weeks at No. 1 Since 1980

    September 12, 2012 2:18 PM EDT '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&q ...

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

    September 06, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Returns To No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    September 05, 2012 1:59 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week at No. 1, pushing Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" down to No. 2 after two weeks in charge. After first leadin ...

  35. Taylor Swift's 'Never Ever' Fever Persists At No. 1 On Hot 100 Chart

    August 29, 2012 1:13 PM EDT Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen's collaboration "Good Time" reaches the top 10. Swift stays at the sum ...

  36. Singles Reviews: Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT MUMFORD & SONS I Will Wait (4:52) Producer: Markus Dravs Writers: Mumford & Sons Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote For the lead single off their follow-up to "Sigh No More", Mumford & ...

  37. Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Skrillex & Ellie: Music's Top 10 Couples

    August 22, 2012 5:22 PM EDT Pop songstress Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (i.e. "Chavril") yesterday (Aug. 21) announced their engagement, joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Flo Rida's 'Whistle' Ends Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hot 100 Reign

    August 15, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Flo Rida's "Whistle" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" off the summit after nine weeks. Ellie Goulding's "Lights," meanwhile, crowns the Hot 100 Airplay c ...

  42. Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry Scale Airplay Chart Summits

    August 13, 2012 2:33 PM EDT Two songs that have reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - so far - top a pair of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay charts. Ellie Goulding ascends to the top of the Mainstream Top 40 ranking, as "Lights" (Interscope) ris ...

  43. Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry Scale Airplay Chart Summits

    August 13, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Goulding's 'Lights' shines atop Pop Songs, while Perry's 'Wide Awake' crowns Adult Pop Songs Two songs that have reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - so far - top a pair of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio a ...

  44. Insider Tips: Mariah Carey's Plans, Ellie Goulding & Skrillex's Playlist

    August 10, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article August 10, 2012 The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips ...

  45. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Conquers Yet Another Radio Format, Hitting No. 1 on Adult Contemporary

    August 09, 2012 6:43 PM EDT As previously reported Carly Rae Jepsen leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week with "Call Me Maybe." With yet another week atop the Hot 100 podium, the song passes the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Us ...

  46. Ellie Goulding on 'Lights' Explosion & Why Skrillex Isn't On Her New Album

    August 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Nobody expected it and that's the truth," Goulding says of her 2011 single becoming a U.S. hit Ellie Goulding recognizes the precariousness of having a single that's currently at No. 2 of the U.S. Hot 100, but not among the trac ...

  47. Listen To Ellie Goulding's Shimmering New Single, 'Anything Could Happen'

    August 09, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ellie tells Billboard that songwriting process was 'quite childlike and quite innocent.' "Lights," the final single from Ellie Goulding 's 2010 album of the same name, is still reaching new peaks on the U.S. Hot 100 , but th ...

  48. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nine Weeks for 'Call Me Maybe,' Plus Big Moves By Phillip Phillips and Ellie Goulding Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, ...

  49. Carly Rae Jepsen Claims Longest Hot 100 No. 1 Run of 2012

    August 08, 2012 2:07 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" maintains its perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, passing the chart's prior champ, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (eight) for most frames atop the chart i ...

  50. Rick Ross Scores Fourth No. 1 Album With 'God Forgives, I Don't'

    August 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As projected last week, rapper Rick Ross claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "God Forgives, I Don't" bows atop the list with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. That gives the Maybach mogul his best sales we ...

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