1. Lorde's 'Royals' Rules Hot 100 For Ninth Week

    November 27, 2013 11:35 AM EST Lorde's "Royals" commands the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week, keeping Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, at No. 2 for a second frame. The latter song moves even closer to the summit, however, setting up a ...

  2. Diarmuid Quinn, Former Top Exec at Warner Bros & Reprise, Joins Kobalt Label Services

    September 18, 2013 5:44 AM EDT Veteran music biz executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services (KLS) in the role as president, North America. Quinn’s tasks include leading and staffing-up Kobalt’s expanding label services operations in the U.S., signing artists fo ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Belinda's Back, JT Too, Mariah Carey's Album Sales & More

    March 31, 2013 6:05 AM EDT Belinda Carlisle releases her first single since the '90s, Justin Timberlake posts back-to-back No. 1 albums seven years apart and a look at Carey's album sales. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as gene ...

  4. Enya

    Enya

    17 Albums, 26 Songs

  5. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  8. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" ...

  9. Ask Billboard: Home Charts Edition

    May 06, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  10. Adele, Eminem, John Lennon on 'Songs for Japan' Charity CD

    March 25, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The four major record labels have joined together to produce an all-star digital album to raise money for disaster-stricken Japan. "Songs for Japan" will feature Lady Gaga 's No. 1 hit "Born This Way," John Lennon 's cl ...

  11. The Top-Charting Holiday Albums Of The Past 25 Years

    December 01, 2010 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It's the most wonderful time of the year for holiday albums. Make that the most wonderful time of the past 52 years . On the Billboard 200 released Thursday (Nov. 25), Susan Boyle 's holiday-themed "The Gift" spent a second week ...

  12. Train Rolls To 100th Adult Pop Songs No. 1

    September 08, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a 2-1 advance for "If It's Love," Train collects the 100th No. 1 title in the 14-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs chart. The survey premiered in the Billboard issue dated March 16, 1996, as an of ...

  13. Digital Genre Charts Launch

    April 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard has added to its vast chart menu with the introduction of new digital download lists ranking the top songs in 21 specific genres, compiled from data gathered by Nielsen SoundScan. All digital genre song charts appear in full to subscribers ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16 ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Colbie Caillat, Sade

    December 10, 2009 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 'LAST'-ING IMPRESSIONS: Although it has become a modern-day holiday standard - it ranks at No. 13 on this week's Holiday Songs chart, between carols by Paul McCartney and Gene Autry - Wham! 's "Last Christmas" never cha ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Battle of the Divas, Round 3

    August 28, 2009 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. DIVA DOMINANCE, ROUND 3 Hi Gary, I ...

  17. May 17, 2009

    May 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Hard Candy,” Madonna. 2008 – A pregnant Ashlee Simpson marries Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in the backyard of her parents’ home in Encino, Calif. 1992 – Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies in Santa Monica, Calif., of pneumoni ...

  18. AC/DC Retains Icy Grip On Euro Chart

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard's pan-European sales charts show a sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums chart for AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as fellow Columbia act Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" gets a third no ...

  19. Beyonce Starts 'Fierce' Atop Album Chart

    November 26, 2008 7:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce scores her third straight No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week as the double-disc "I Am ... Sasha Fierce" (Music World/Columbia) shifts a whopping 482,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album ...

  20. AC/DC Holds On Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The leaders of Billboard's pan-European charts each score another week at the top, with AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) into a fourth week at No.1 on Top 100 Albums and Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  21. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 2:24 PM EST 0 0 0 THE 'DIE' IS CAST : Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ("The Living Daylights") or Sheryl Crow ("Tomorrow Never Dies"). Jack White and ...

  22. Chart Beat: "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, Enya, AC/DC, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "Another Way To Die," Taylor Swift, Patti LuPone, AC/DC, Beyonce and more! THE 'DIE' IS CAST: Recording a James Bond theme is not a guarantee for chart success - just ask Tina Turner ("Goldeneye"), a-ha ( ...

  23. Taylor Swift Soars To No. 1 Debut

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the best sales week for a country album in a year, 18-year-old Taylor Swift debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with her sophomore set, "Fearless." The Big Machine release With the best sales week for a country ...

  24. Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Flies At No. 1 With 592,000

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift nets the best week for a country album in a year as her "Fearless" set arrives at No. 1 with 592,000 . . . Her set is just one of six arrivals in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The others? David Archuleta's self-title ...

  25. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/ Sony BMG ), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey with the X Factor Finalists' c ...

  26. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey wit Crossover classical group Il Divo ...

  27. Taylor Swift On Track For No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2008 1:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is on course to earn her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 , based on data from Nielsen SoundScan 's Building chart, released today (Nov. 12). Unweighted sales of the teen star's "Fearless" (Big Machine) through ...

  28. Taylor Swift On Track For No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is on course to earn her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, based on data from Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (Nov. 12). Taylor Swift is on course to earn her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, based o ...

  29. 'Twilight' Soundtrack Takes A Bite Out Of The Billboard 200

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to the teen vampire romance "Twilight" bows atop the Billboard 200, pushing AC/DC's "Black Ice" to No. 2 after a two-week run at the top . . . Three more albums start in the top 10: Hinder's sophomore s ...

  30. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift broadens her global reach on her sophomore album, T-Pain keeps the party going, the Flaming Lips complete their long-in-the-works Christmas movie and an "Idol" runner-up unveils his debut "American Idol" runner-up Da ...

  31. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British ...

  32. Chart Beat: Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family, Ace Young, ABBA

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, the DeBarge family and more! THE COLBIE AND SARA DUOPOLY: The debut singles by Colbie Caillat and Sara Bareilles have monopolized pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart for the last 30 weeks, the ...

  33. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the b ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, T-Pain, "Across the Universe" and more! FOR A GOOD CAUSE Hello Sir, Garth Brooks is releasing his "The Ultimate Hits" CD on Nov. 6. He announced that there will be a special pink edition ...

  35. Chart Beat

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses American Idols, Enrique Iglesias, Snow Patrol and more! SEPTEMBER TO MAY ROMANCE: Does September of last year seem like a long time ago? In chart terms, it's almost an eternity. But for those of you who can recall last fall, the ...

  36. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the b ...

  37. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured art ...

  38. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judgin ...

  39. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "I ...

  40. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>They Might Be Giants begins offering its second MP3-only release, the EP "Working Undercover For The Man." Comprised of all new, previously unreleased studio recordings, the eight-song s 2005 - Keith Urban and Gre ...

  41. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest ...

  42. Eminem Scores Fourth No. 1 Album In A Row

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three debuts crash into the upper echelon of The Billboard 200 this week, with Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" (Aftermath) leading the charge. The retrospective, which includes three new tracks, sol Three debuts crash into the upper ...

  43. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous ...

  44. Chart Beat

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kimberley Locke charts with a song from the 19th Century, plus Kirk Franklin, Green Day, Madonna, Rolling Stones and Reba McEntire. 'UP' RIGHT DIRECTION FOR 'HOUSETOP': A song written in the 1860s sets a record this week for the ...

  45. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Enya, SOAD bow in European top 5. Enya, SOAD bow in European top 5. News Enya ...

  46. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  47. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  48. SOAD Tops Album Chart For Second Time This Year

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the third time in its career and the second this year, System Of A Down scores the top position on The Billboard 200. "Hypnotize" (American/Columbia) debuts at No. 1 on the album chart with sales For the third time in its career and th ...

  49. Madonna Continues U.K. Chart Reign

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's reign over the U.K. sales charts continued yesterday (Nov. 27) as she started a third week at No. 1 with the single "Hung Up" and a second with the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warn Madonna's reign ov ...

  50. The Ethereal Enya

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enya's new Reprise/Warner Bros. album, "Amarantine," reaches a new level of ethereality. Though the Irish chanteuse has a proven track record, she was not afraid to take risks on her first new studio Enya's new Reprise/Warner Bro ...

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