1. Enrique Iglesias, Shakira Among Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 10, 2011 9:50 AM EST This was the year that went pop around the world, and Latin music was no exception, with Enrique Iglesias and Shakira, both crossover acts with big up-tempo pop albums, leading the list of finalists for the 22nd annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ...

  2. Wiz Khalifa's 'Black And Yellow' Tops Hot 100

    February 10, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As perhaps as consolation for forlorn Pittsburgh Steelers fans, Wiz Khalifa 's Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" ascends to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, jumping 4-1. Will Next Week Bring The Billboard Hot 100's 1000th No. ...

  3. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200, Crosses 1 Million Sales

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 N icki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18% per Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark ...

  4. Chart Highlights: Adult Pop, Rap Songs & More

    February 07, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 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 our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  5. Jessie J Earns No. 1 U.K. Single with 'Price Tag'

    February 07, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 British pop-R&B breakthrough artist Jessie J scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Price Tag" (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B , debuted at the top. Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) started a second week ...

  6. Wisin & Yandel's 'Los Vaqueros: El Regreso' Debuts at No. 1 on Latin Charts

    February 03, 2011 1:10 PM EST Thanks to a combination of show-and-album bundles, a series of in-stores and traditional retail push, Wisin & Yandel's "Los Vaqueros: El Regreso"(Machete/Universal), debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart. &q ...

  7. Bruno Mars Holds Off P!nk Atop Hot 100

    February 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars' "Grenade" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , although P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" appears primed to assume the summit next week. "Grenade" registers its highest weekly audien ...

  8. Amos Lee Nets No. 1 on Billboard 200 in Another Dreary Sales Week

    February 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's a take-the-good/take-the-bad sort of week on the Billboard 200. On the one hand, singer/songwriter Amos Lee collects his first No. 1 and a career-high sales week of 40,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with his new album, "Mission ...

  9. Weekly Chart Notes: Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Decemberists

    January 27, 2011 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER: Enrique Iglesias passes a King (of Pop) and a Prince for most No. 1s among solo males in the 34-year history of Dance/Club Play Songs . "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank ...

  10. Bruno Mars Returns To Hot 100 Summit, Britney Slips 5 Spots

    January 27, 2011 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars ' "Grenade" reignites atop the Billboard Hot 100 , rebounding 2-1 and logging a third nonconsecutive week in the chart's top spot, having alternated between Nos. 1 and 2 over the past six weeks. The track, which retur ...

  11. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of arou ...

  12. Britney Spears' 'Hold It Against Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100

    January 19, 2011 12:13 PM EST 0 0 0 B ritney Spears becomes just the second artist in the Billboard Hot 100's 52-year history to debut multiple songs at No. 1, as "Hold It Against Me" blasts in at the summit. Spears previously launched at the apex with "3" the ...

  13. Cake Scores Lowest-Selling No. 1 Album in SoundScan History

    January 19, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Digital Songs and Billboard 200 charts couldn't look anymore different this week. Sales at the top of the Billboard 200 continue to slide, as the No. 1-debuting set -- from a rather unlikely band -- sold 44,000 copies, according to Nielsen ...

  14. Bruno Mars Continues Hot 100 No. 1 Rotation with 'Grenade'

    January 13, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars circles back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as "Grenade" once again replaces Katy Perry 's "Firework" at No. 1 (1-2). "Grenade" supplanted "Firework" two weeks ago, only to have Perry� ...

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' Takes No. 1 in Record-Low Sales Week

    January 12, 2011 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 This week, though Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, it does so while earning a dubious honor. With just 52,000 copies sold (down 32%), it earns the distinction of notchi ...

  16. Paramore Controversy Sparks Social 50 Chart Climb

    January 06, 2011 12:27 PM EST 0 0 0 As the soap opera-worthy drama of Paramore's recent lineup change continues to make headlines, the rock band sees a corresponding surge in social network buzz, as it re-enters Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 36. On Tuesday, Paramore spo ...

  17. Katy Perry's 'Firework' Pops Back to No. 1 on Hot 100

    January 06, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After ducking out of the way of Bruno Mars ' "Grenade" last week, Katy Perry 's "Firework" returns to the Billboard Hot 100 summit for a fourth cumulative frame. Perry's inextinguishable track ranks at No. 2 on bot ...

  18. Rihanna, Bieber, Gaga Again Top Social 50, Chris Brown Rises After Twitter War, Paramore's Back, Enrique Drops

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rihanna simply won't give up the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 chart, locking up the crown for a fourth non-consecutive frame. The tally ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- YouTube, Facebook, Twi ...

  19. Taylor Swift Still Tops Billboard 200, Holiday Albums Tumble

    January 05, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With Christmas firmly in the rearview mirror, the Billboard 200 albums chart begins to approach normality again, as many holiday flavored sets tumble down the tally while contemporary titles rise up the list. On the chart reflecting the final Nielse ...

  20. Rihanna Still Atop Social 50, Enrique Jumps Into Top 10

    December 30, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna holds at No. 1 for a third non-consecutive week on the Social 50 chart, which ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites -- MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike -- using a formula blending wee ...

  21. Bruno Mars Maneuvers to Top of Hot 100

    December 29, 2010 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars becomes the first male act in over 13 years to take his first two charting radio singles as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released Thursday (Dec. 30), as "Grenade" diffuses Katy Perry 's three-week ...

  22. Enrique Iglesias Gets Explicit in NSFW 'Tonight' Video

    December 23, 2010 2:24 PM EST 0 0 0 E nrique Iglesias' status as a ladies man is well-documented, girlfriend or no girlfriend, but the Latin star turns up the heat big time with the video for his new single, "Tonight (I'm F**king You)" -- or, "Tonight (I' ...

  23. Rihanna Reclaims Social 50 Crown, Don Omar Jumps to No. 2

    December 23, 2010 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna returns to the top of the Social 50 chart after abdicating the No. 1 spot to the Black Eyed Peas (1-4) the past two weeks. This is her second week atop the list, having topped it upon its premiere last month. Latin superstar Don Omar makes ...

  24. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, 'Michael' Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. 1 ...

  25. Gym Class Heroes Are '18, 19 Demos Deep' Into New Album, Says Travie McCoy

    December 17, 2010 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 T ravie McCoy is wrapping up a year in which he focused on his solo debut album "Lazarus" and hit single "Billionaire," but the rapper says that he'll spend 2011 alongside his band, Gym Class Heroes . At the Z100 Jingle Ball ...

  26. Justin Bieber's Goal for 2011: 'To Win a Grammy'

    December 14, 2010 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber may have just had his best year ever, but the 16-year-old phenom is already focused on setting another milestone in 2011. "My goal in 2010 is to win a Grammy," Bieber told Billboard.com at the Z100 Jingle Ball on Friday (Dec ...

  27. Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee Lead Latin Into Crossover Territory in 2010

    December 10, 2010 4:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Latin music danced in 2010. It was a year of upbeat songs in which urban, tropical and pop music came together as never before, whether in collaboration by stars from historically segmented Latin genres or mixes from young artists built on bachata a ...

  28. Pink's 'Glass' Rises to No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 01, 2010 11:47 AM EST 0 0 0 P !nk is set to celebrate her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart to be released on Thursday (Dec. 2), as "Raise Your Glass" rises 2-1. The singer was last atop the list in September 2008 for a single week, with "So What." ...

  29. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Score Big Debuts on Billboard 200

    December 01, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj arrive in the Nos. 1 and 2 slots, respectively, on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Mr. West sold 496,000 of his "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while Minaj moved 375,000 of her "Pink Friday ...

  30. Kid Rock Announces Tour Dates, NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Performance

    November 17, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 K id Rock has unveiled his initial live performance plans to promote his new album, "Born Free," including a nationally televised NFL halftime show on Thanksgiving Day and a stadium concert to celebrate his 40th birthday in January at home ...

  31. Brandy Falls to Third Place in 'Dancing With the Stars' Semi-Finals

    November 16, 2010 10:04 AM EST 0 0 0 There is officially one week left for this season of "Dancing With the Stars" and the competition is more intense than ever. With only one results show standing between the contestants and the final, Brandy took a critical tumble to third ...

  32. Camila, Juan Luis Guerra Win Big at 2010 Latin Grammy Awards

    November 12, 2010 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Latin Grammy voters gave a big thumbs up to developing acts by awarding Mexican trio Camila -- a group that has taken Latin pop in a new direction -- major awards during the 11th annual Latin Grammys. Their hit single, "Mientes," penned by ...

  33. Latin Grammy 2010 Predictions: And the Winner Is...

    November 10, 2010 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 It's time again for us to make our annual predictions for the Latin Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday night (Nov. 11.) Alejandro Sanz , Juan Luis Guerra , Jorge Drexler and Camila le ...

  34. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Set to Dominate MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 05, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 It could be the night of the diva in Madrid at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday, with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry leading the field with five nominations apiece and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosting the event. The U.S. singers g ...

  35. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Lead American Music Award Nominations

    October 12, 2010 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 E minem and Lady Antebellum lead the nomination race for the 2010 American Music Awards, both with five nominations. The nominees were announced today (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles by emcees Taio Cruz and Demi Lovato . Eminem's nominations include A ...

  36. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 min ...

  37. On The Latin Charts: Enrique Iglesias, Luis Miguel, Don Omar and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the market prepares for an avalanche of big-name Latin releases, this week’s Top Latin Albums chart remained stable, with Enrique Iglesias, Luis Miguel and Prince Royce encoring last week’s positions at No. 1 (“Euphoria” on Universal), No. 2 (“ ...

  38. Bruno Mars Makes It Three Weeks Atop Hot 100

    October 07, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "Just the Way You Are," maintaining his perch despite being knocked out of the upper rung of Digital Songs. Bruno Mars Steps Into Spotlight with � ...

  39. The Script, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    October 04, 2010 10:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Irish pop-rock band the Script's "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted atop the U.K. album chart two weeks ago, moved back 2-1 in yesterday's new sales data. South London rapper Tinie Tempah, ...

  40. Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks

    September 30, 2010 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart for a second week . The song also returns to the penthouse of Digital Songs (188,000, down 3%, according to Nie ...

  41. Luis Miguel Tops Latin Albums

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miguel debuted at No. 1 on Top Latin Albums with his new self-titled album, backed by a series of performances in Las Vegas commemorating the Mexican Bicentennial. "Luis Miguel" (Warner Music Latina) moved close to 9 ...

  42. Bruno Mars Lands Atop Hot 100, Rihanna Roars Into Top 10

    September 22, 2010 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars will become the third male artist this year to take his first charting single as a lead artist to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just the Way You Are" will top the list to be released in full on Billboard.com tomorrow morni ...

  43. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry Lead MTV Europe Nominations

    September 20, 2010 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga and Katy Perry go head-to-head at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, with five nominations apiece. The U.S. pop princesses are both shortlisted in four categories -- best pop act, best song, best female act and best video. Completing ...

  44. Perry's 'Dream' Persists Atop Hot 100, But Mars Is on the Horizon

    September 16, 2010 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Teenage Dream." While airplay for the track continues to grow (5-4 on Radio Songs, up 9%), downloads trail off by 11% to 197,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, k ...

  45. Enrique Iglesias Continues No. 1 Run On Chart

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias continues the most successful run so far this year on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and Top Latin Albums chart, notching 15 weeks at No. 1 with his single “Cuando Me Enamoro,” featuring Juan Luis Guerra. At the same time, Igl ...

  46. Katy Perry Tops Songs of the Summer 2010 Chart

    September 09, 2010 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 A song that evokes imagery of palm trees, bikinis and sun-kissed beaches fittingly earns top honors on Billboard's Songs of the Summer 2010 survey, as Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , crowns the ranking. Th ...

  47. Iglesias Returns To No. 1

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During a rather static Latin chart week—both for radio and sales—Enrique Iglesias returns to the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart with “Euphoria” (Universal Music Latino/Republic), claiming the position for the eighth week since its July 2 ...

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