1. Exclusive: Tsu Launches as First Social & Payment Platform Where Users Own Their Content

    October 21, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Facebook ,  Twitter , and their investors may be profiting from user-generated content, but there's one person that's not: the user himself, who sees all the money from targeted ads (how did they know I was looking at those Ugg boots on ...

  2. Ask Billboard: Hits That Have Out-Charted The Songs They Sample

    April 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT Your knowledgeable responses about hit songs with samples, from Eminem to the 'Macarena.' Plus, John Legend has added class to the Hot 100 As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askb ...

  3. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody T ...

  4. Kaiser Chiefs Continue Rule Atop U.K. Albums Chart, Sigma Bags Top Single

    April 14, 2014 3:29 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody ...

  5. Chart Highlights: KONGOS No. 1, Black Keys Blast In At Alternative Radio

    March 31, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 1.137 k 69 0 KONGOS' 'Come With Me Now' crowns Alternative Songs, while the Black Keys make a splashy return with 'Fever.' Plus, new No. 1s for Kylie Minogue, Blake Shelton and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at ...

  6. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Opens At No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (March 23).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumo ...

  7. George Michael’s 'Symphonica' Tops U.K. Albums Chart

    March 24, 2014 6:16 AM EDT George Michael’s live “Symphonica” album (Virgin EMI/Universal) won the battle of the heavyweight releases with Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once” (Parlophone/Warner Music) on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday).  London DJ-producer Duke Dumo ...

  8. BBC to Give Britpop a Big Programming Push for 20th Anniversary

    March 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Members of Oasis, Blur to participate in programming across radio, TV. The BBC is to devote a season across its television and radio stations to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of "the birth of Britpop," complete with footage and tunes ...

  9. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST .667 k 258 Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of B ...

  10. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Bon Jovi Spends Valentine's Day, 1987, At No. 1

    February 10, 2014 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-seven years ago this week, the band reigned with 'Livin' on a Prayer.' Plus, remembering key chart feats for Paula Abdul, Roxette, Rascal Flatts and Whitney Houston Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  11. George Michael Releases Piano Ballad 'Let Her Down Easy': Listen

    February 03, 2014 8:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The Terence Trent D'Arby cover will appear on "Symphonica," out March 17 A few weeks after announcing a new album for this March, George Michael is back with its first single. The former Wham! singer debuted "Let Her Down Easy&qu ...

  12. George Michael Announces New Album for March

    January 20, 2014 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 "Symphonica" will hit shelves March 17 After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album. Michael announced Monday (Jan. 20) that his sixth solo album, "Symphonica," i ...

  13. George Michael Leaves Hospital After Latest Car Trouble

    May 30, 2013 6:30 AM EDT George Michael has been released from hospital almost two weeks after he was airlifted from an accident scene on a British motorway. In a statement posted May 28 on the artist’s Website, Michael’s reps confirm he has been discharged and that “he c ...

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Do What Other Duos Didn't

    May 10, 2013 5:50 PM EDT As the twosome becomes the first duo to send its first two singles to No.1 on the Hot 100, a look back at the chart starts of other popular pairs. As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Nicki Minaj Matches Mariah Carey's Hot 100 Mark

    April 12, 2013 3:04 AM EDT With the debut of 'High School,' Minaj notches her 44th Hot 100 hit, equaling the output of fellow 'American Idol' judge – and rival? – Carey Perhaps another element to add to their reported rivalry as judges on "Americ ...

  16. George Michael Completes Stint In Health Clinic

    April 08, 2013 8:52 AM EDT George Michael has spent two months in an Australian health clinic to tackle the problems which forced him to cancel a concert tour of the country. The British pop star had pulled out of a national tour of Australia in 2012 citing “major anxiety” ...

  17. Bruno Mars Has Top Spot On Hot 100 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 1:02 PM EST As the singer enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' he logs a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as well as Hot Digital Songs, while roaring to the summit on On-Demand Songs Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard ...

  18. Bruno Mars Has Top Hot 100 Spot 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" spends a second week at No. 1. The lead single from his sophomore album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," which bows at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 192,000 copies ...

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  20. Carole Kinzel

    November 28, 2012 2:27 PM EST Agent, Creative Artists Agency Coachella Champion Carole Kinzel of Creative Artists Agency ranks among the leading agents of all time from either gender. Take, for example, the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., where Kinzel is widely recognized ...

  21. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart , marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  22. One Direction Has Highest-Ever Hot 100 Chart Debut by U.K. Group

    October 10, 2012 3:33 PM EDT One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. It's the second-highest debut among all U.K. acts, ...

  23. Chart Moves: Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Hits New Peak on Billboard 200 Chart, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Debuts

    August 24, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Chainz claimed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 this week with his debut studio effort "Based On a T.R.U. Story." The Def Jam set arrived atop the list with 147,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan and marked the third debut albu ...

  24. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  25. Muse's New Single Will Be Straight-Up 'Madness'

    August 16, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 New tune coming out next week, ahead of October album. Fresh off of a performance at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, epic rock maestros Muse have announced that a new single will be unveiled next week in anticipation of their sixth ...

  26. NBC Cuts The Who, Ray Davies, Muse From Olympics' Closing Ceremony Broadcast

    August 13, 2012 10:49 AM EDT Some Olympics fans found yet another reason to be unhappy with NBC on Sunday night. The network edited out or greatly delayed parts of the closing ceremony, including performances by Muse, Ray Davies of the Kinks and a second song by George Michae ...

  27. Spice Girls, George Michael The Who Rock Olympics Closing Ceremonies; Digital Album Released

    August 13, 2012 8:03 AM EDT T he reunited Spice Girls playing the London Olympics' closing ceremony. (Getty Images) With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor p ...

  28. Olympics Closing Ceremony: Spice Girls, George Michael + More

    August 12, 2012 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 British Music Royalty Light Up London in Psychedelic Farewell to Games With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lig ...

  29. Spice Girls, Jessie J Rehearse for Olympics Closing Ceremony

    August 10, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts reportedly tipped to sing for their tickets at the closing night ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The media and social networks have been abuzz with specula ...

  30. Olympics 2012: Muse, Kate Bush, One Direction Rumored to Perform at Closing Ceremony

    August 09, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spice Girls, the Who, George Michael and More Are Also Expected to Appear at the Aug. 12 Concert in London Kate Bush is one of the biggest music names mentioned here as a potential performer at Sunday's star-studded Closing Ceremony of the Lond ...

  31. Catalpa Festival's Dave Foran on Why NYC Is a 'Graveyard for Music Fests,' and Why His Will Be Different

    July 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Dave Foran, seen here at the Florianopolis leg of the recent Snoop Dogg Brazilian tour, is the founder and promoter of NYC's inaugural Catalpa festival and believes the event has staying power. Dave Foran, founder of this summer's inaugu ...

  32. American Idols Live! Tour Kicks Off with High-Energy Detroit Show

    July 07, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" finalists reward after a grueling season of competition? A summer "vacation" spending 11 weeks on the road together. But at least there are no longer judges or mentors, no caustic comments, no fan votes. And R ...

  33. Chart Moves: 'Brave's' Mumford & Sons-Enhanced Billboard 200 Debut, Blood on the Dance Floor's Best Sales

    June 29, 2012 5:44 PM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200, Justin Bieber crashed in at No. 1 with his "Believe" album, selling 374,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked the largest debut of the year for an album and Bie ...

  34. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  35. 'American Idol' Recap: Oh Yes It's '80s Night

    April 05, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was '80s Night on Wednesday's "American Idol," and for the most part, the remaining eight finalists paid solid tribute to the decade of decadence, tapered jeans and big hair. Among the highlights: Jessica Sanchez covering Whit ...

  36. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  37. 12 No. 12 R&B/Hip-Hop Hits for 2012

    January 10, 2012 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Last January, Chart Beat paid respects to songs that peaked at No. 11 on various Billboard charts, just one spot from a more fortunate top 10 rank. Still, several No. 11 hits have gone on to become well-worn classics, including the Beatles ' &q ...

  38. George Michael: Pnuemonia Scare was 'Touch and Go'

    December 23, 2011 6:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Fighting back tears, singer George Michael appeared outside his London home Friday to acknowledge that he had nearly died during his monthlong battle with pneumonia. He said it had been "touch and go" while he was in the intensive care uni ...

  39. Rihanna's 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z , in 2007 and as ...

  40. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit

    December 14, 2011 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 The album becomes just the third in the chart's history to produce a six-pack of top five smashes. Not content with being honored as the Billboard Hot 100 Artist of the Year , Katy Perry continues to make her mark on the survey. As "The On ...

  41. The Year in Pop: Adele Makes History

    December 09, 2011 8:55 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time, a woman earns three of Billboard's biggest year-end charts honors: No. 1 on Top Artists, the No. 1 Billboard 200 Album and the No. 1 Hot 100 song. The woman, of course, is Adele . The album: "21." The song: "R ...

  42. George Michael Slowly Recovering from Pneumonia

    November 30, 2011 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Doctors treating George Michael say the ex-front man for the pop group "Wham!" is making progress as he recovers from pneumonia. Doctors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski say the 48-year-old Michael remains hospitalized nonetheless. ...

  43. George Michael Hospitalized in Vienna

    November 23, 2011 9:23 PM EST 0 0 0 George Michael 's publicist says the British singer has been hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia. Connie Filippello said Wednesday that Michael's upcoming tours in Vienna, Strasbourg, France, and Cardiff, Wales, have been postponed as a ...

  44. Duran Duran: Still 'Girl' Crazy After All These Years

    November 14, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "We've definitely gotten a reputation for having beautiful girls in our videos," says Duran Duran bassist John Taylor . Ever since steamy videos for songs like "Girls On Film" and "Rio" captivated early MTV viewers ...

  45. Ask Billboard: Twice Is Nice, Twice, for Adele

    November 05, 2011 6:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  46. Michael Jackson, King of Pop Charts, Remembered

    August 29, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aug. 29 marks what would have been Michael Jackson 's 53rd birthday. While the King of Pop passed June 25, 2009, his legacy lives on. Here is a look at the astounding dominance that Jackson exhibited on Billboard surveys. Michael Jackson: His L ...

  47. Ask Billboard: When Kazoos (And Other Unusual Instruments) Ruled Radio

    August 26, 2011 5:55 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 ...

  48. George Michael Returns to Stage, Reveals He & Kenny Goss Split

    August 23, 2011 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Michael made an emotional and introspective return to the stage on Monday, admitting mid-performance he'd split with long-term partner Kenny Goss and recalling his own troubled past with drugs. The 48-year-old singer - appearing at the P ...

  49. Amy Winehouse Funeral Brings Family and Friends Together

    July 26, 2011 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wearing dark suits, black dresses and the occasional beehive hairdo, friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse Tuesday with prayers, tears, laughter and song at an emotional funeral ceremony. The singer's father, mother and brother were ...

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