1. Summer Music Preview: Hot Synchs In The Summertime

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT is shaping up to be an exceptionally strong year for synchs, with two of the year's biggest hits - fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monáe) and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"-dri ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 1 on Digital Songs, No. 2 on Hot 100

    May 23, 2012 1:47 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used ...

  3. Carly Rae Jepsen Jumps to No. 2 on Hot 100, Gotye Still No. 1

    May 23, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" dials up the top spot on the Digital Songs chart in its 13th week while inching to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with top Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used ...

  4. Adam Lambert Snags First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as Adam Lambert 's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week& ...

  5. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  6. Pearl Jam to Headline Jay-Z's Made in America Festival

    May 21, 2012 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam will be joining Jay-Z at the Made in America Music Festival. The rockers will headline one night of the Philadelphia event, set for Sept. 1 and 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Pearl Jam Itching to 'Finish an Album Th ...

  7. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ...

  8. Keane Holds Off Tenacious D Atop UK Album Charts; Rita Ora Has No. 1 Single

    May 21, 2012 7:53 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" (Universal Isand) and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony Musi ...

  9. Train's 'Drive By' Completes Trip to Hot 100's Top 10; Gotye Hangs On at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Train's "Drive By" chugs into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 at last, while Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a fifth week at No. 1. "Drive" motors 11-10 on the Hot 100, m ...

  10. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Nabs Second Week at No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart a second week with "Blown Away," selling another 120,000 copies (down 55% according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend m ...

  11. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Album Nabs Second Week At No. 1

    May 16, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, with "Blown Away" selling another 120,000 copies (down 55%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's Underwood's third No. 1 album, but first to spend more th ...

  12. Gotye's Hot 100 Leader Expands Multi-Format Domination

    May 09, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The song is the first to top the Hot 100, Alternative Songs and Dance/Club Play Songs The multi-genre assault of Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , rolls on, as the song spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Bi ...

  13. Gotye's 'Somebody' Makes History -- First Song to Top Hot 100, Alternative and Dance Club Songs

    May 09, 2012 2:42 PM EDT The multi-genre assault of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, rolls on, as the song spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while remaining atop the Alternative chart and conquering a pair of Bi ...

  14. Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Beats Norah Jones, B.o.B

    May 09, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 C arrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, "Blown Away," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since t ...

  15. Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' Debuts At No. 1 With Best Country Sales In Months

    May 09, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Carrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, Blown Away , debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the Oct. 1 ...

  16. Marina and the Diamonds Lights Up U.K. Chart With 'Electra Heart'

    May 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also: 'X Factor' Judge Tulisa Tops Singles List With 'Young' Marina and the Diamonds debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (May 6) with sophomore album "Electra Heart." Tulisa, known as a member of pop/ ...

  17. Marina & The Diamonds Debut At No. 1 On UK Album Charts

    May 07, 2012 7:36 AM EDT Marina and the Diamonds debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (May 6) with sophomore album Electra Heart (679/Atlantic/Warner Music). Tulisa, known as a member of pop/R&B band N-Dubz and as a judge on "The X Factor," ...

  18. Business Matters: fun., Gotye, Justin Bieber Drive Big YTD Gain in Digital Track Sales

    May 04, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Top Few Songs Behind Digital Boost A handful of songs have accounted for a big share of the 31.6-million unit - equal to 7.2% -- gain in track sales in 2012 through April 29. The top 3 songs represent 10.3% of the gain. The top 10 songs account fo ...

  19. Gotye Still Atop Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Top 5

    May 02, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400 ...

  20. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Atop Hot 100 for Third Week

    May 02, 2012 3:07 PM EDT Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400 ...

  21. Jack White Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, "Blunderbuss," arrives with 138,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he miss ...

  22. Jack White Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, Blunderbuss , arrives with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the t ...

  23. Justin Bieber, Gotye, Maroon 5 Hit Record Books as 2012 Digital Song Sales Are on Fire

    May 01, 2012 12:25 PM EDT Gotye, Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 have stormed the record books in recent weeks, earning three of the top 10 best sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. Meanwhile, other notable sales feats have recently been ...

  24. Digital Song Sales Are on Fire in 2012

    May 01, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three of the top 10 biggest sales weeks for song downloads have occurred this year. G otye , Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 have stormed the record books in recent weeks, earning three of the top 10 best sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began trackin ...

  25. Jack White Knocks Adele Off Top of UK Album Charts

    April 30, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Jack White's first solo album Blunderbuss replaced his XL Recordings labelmate Adele's 21 at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (Interscope/Universal) withstood the lates ...

  26. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 With a No. 3 Hot 100 Debut, the Song Sets the Mark for Highest Weekly Download Total by a Group How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen ...

  27. Maroon 5's 'Payphone' Charges Onto Hot 100

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM EDT How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record. With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the ...

  28. Billboard 200: Lionel Richie Holds Off Jason Mraz, Stays At No. 1

    April 25, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lionel Richie 's "Tuskegee" album holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 chart, shifting 114,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 11%). The pop veteran blocks Jason Mraz from earning his first chart-topping, ...

  29. Lionel Richie Holds at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Jason Mraz Debuts at No. 2

    April 25, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200, shifting 114,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 11%). The pop veteran blocks Jason Mraz from earning his first chart-topper, as "Lo ...

  30. Adele Tops Jason Mraz by 44 Copies on U.K. Chart

    April 23, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Spends Third Week Atop Singles Chart In a photo-finish, Adele's "21" narrowly withstands the challenge of Jason Mraz' "Love Is A Four Letter Word" to keep the U.K. album ...

  31. Adele Beats Jason Mraz on UK Album Charts in Photo Finish; Carlie Ray Jepsen Has Top Single

    April 23, 2012 8:23 AM EDT In a photo-finish, Adele's 21 narrowly withstands the challenge of Jason Mraz' Love Is A Four Letter Word to keep the U.K. album chart crown. On the singles survey, Carlie Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" beat off Parlophone/E ...

  32. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100

    April 18, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fueled by a "Glee" remake and his appearance on "Saturday Night Live," Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , ...

  33. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monica, Bonnie Raitt also post Top 10 debuts Lionel Richie 's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps thre ...

  34. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Album Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 18, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" album rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its third week on the list, selling 129,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (up 35%). The set jumps three slots this week, easily overtaking Adele's ...

  35. Alabama Shakes Debuts At No. 3 Behind Adele, Nicki Minaj on UK Charts

    April 16, 2012 6:42 AM EDT Alabama Shakes live at Austin City Limits during SXSW where the band's buzz sky-rocketed. Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the U.K. album chart, for a 22nd aggregate week, climbing 3-1 to depose Nicki Minaj� ...

  36. Chart Moves: Jennifer Lopez + Pitbull, Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown, More Collabos Make Waves

    April 12, 2012 6:46 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, making history as the first song to log six weeks of at least 300,000 in digital sales, ...

  37. Hot 100: Fun. Makes Digital Sales History in Sixth Week at No. 1

    April 11, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fun. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever to log six weeks of 300,000 or more in digital sales. With 390,000 downloads sold ...

  38. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Breaks Eminem's Digital Sales Record

    April 11, 2012 2:16 PM EDT Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Hot 100, Sets Digital Sales Mark Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever ...

  39. Nicki Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as ind ...

  40. Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 11, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a slightly better-than-expected sales figure, as i ...

  41. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rolling' Hits New High, Pitbull's 'Men in Black III' Track Bows

    April 05, 2012 10:13 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" roars in at No. 2 with 521,000 downloads ...

  42. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot 100, Sells 521K Digitally

    April 04, 2012 11:36 AM EDT Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, tops the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a fifth week, just holding off Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend," which bounds in at No. 2 with the second-highest-ever debut digita ...

  43. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Debuts at No. 2 on Hot 100

    April 04, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fun. Leads Chart for a 5th Week, but Bieber Notches Biggest Hit & 2nd-Highest Debut Digital Sales Week Ever F un. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, tops the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a fifth week, just holding of ...

  44. Shinedown Has Its Best Week Ever on Madonna-led Billboard 200

    April 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As earlier reported , Madonna 's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie 's "Tuskegee" bow at Nos. 1 and 2 this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 359,000 and 199,000 copies, respectively (according to Nielsen SoundScan). ...

  45. Madonna Tops Billboard 200, Shinedown Has Best Week Ever

    April 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As earlier reported, Madonna's "MDNA" and Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" bow at Nos. 1 and 2 this week on the Billboard 200, selling 359,000 and 199,000 copies, respectively (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Madonna has n ...

  46. Chart Highlights: Beyonce 'On Top' of Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 02, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bey banks her 18th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, moving her within one of Janet Jackson for the seond-most leaders in the chart's history. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the t ...

  47. Chart Moves: Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Hot 100 Top 20; Alex Clare Gets a Microsoft Boost

    March 29, 2012 8:05 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and Taylor S ...

  48. Fun. Notch Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    March 28, 2012 5:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Young' Makes Historic Moves, While Kelly Clarkson Scores First No. 1 on Radio Songs F un. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , while Kelly Clarkson collects he ...

  49. fun. Notches Fourth Week atop Hot 100

    March 28, 2012 4:46 PM EDT fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kelly Clarkson collects her first topper on the Hot 100 Airplay survey and Taylor Swift boasts the Hot 100's top new entry. ...

  50. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    March 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Hunger Games" soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 175,000 copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first theatrical film soundtrack to top the chart since " As for the ...

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