1. 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). ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. '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 ...

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

    March 28, 2012 10:55 AM EDT "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 "Michael ...

  9. Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Stacy Francis, Others Record Trayvon Martin Tribute Song, PSA (Video)

    March 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, "X Factor" finalist Stacy Francis, actors Terry Crews, Angela Bassett and others re-recorded Khan's "Super Life," while protestors took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles in the teen's ...

  10. Record Store Day Unveils Extensive List of Releases, fun. To Play Boston In-Store

    March 26, 2012 1:10 PM EDT There have been a lot of announcements building up in anticipation of Record Store Day 2012 (set your calendars for April 21 this year) but the largest one of them all dropped today in the form of the official list of every Record Store Day releas ...

  11. Chart Moves: Gotye's Album Hits Top 10, Kelly Clarkson's Strong Sales, Florence + the Machine's 'Smash' Single

    March 23, 2012 9:06 AM EDT The Billboard 200: This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction made history as the first U.K. group to enter at No. 1 with a debut album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. T ...

  12. Cher, John Legend Lend Voices to Outrage Over Trayvon Martin's Death

    March 22, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Feb. 26 fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain has sparked a nationwide outrage, due in part because the alleged shooter has not been charged or detained. As of Thursday morning, an online petition ...

  13. fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100; Flo Rida Enters Top 10

    March 21, 2012 4:01 PM EDT fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida jumps into the chart's top 10 with the assistance of pop singer/songwriter Sia. "Young" logs a fifth week ...

  14. Fun. Still No. 1 on Hot 100, Flo Rida Enters Top 10

    March 21, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fun. 's "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida jumps into the chart's top 10 with the assistance of pop singer/songwriter Sia . "Young" logs a fifth week ...

  15. Top 10 Albums on Billboard 200: Guns N' Roses Gain, Gotye Rises

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to debut at No. 1 with their first album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival preve ...

  16. One Direction Tops Billboard 200, Adele Holds at No. 2

    March 21, 2012 11:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, One Direction makes history as the first U.K. group to bow at No. 1 with a debut album as "Up All Night" starts atop the list with 176,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The arrival prevents Adele's ...

  17. Chart Moves: Flo Rida & Sia Are 'Wild'; Calvin Harris' Gets 'Close'; John Mayer's 'Days' Debuts

    March 15, 2012 9:06 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported , the Billboard Hot 100 undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly-launched On-Demand Songs cha ...

  18. Fun. Remains Atop Revised Hot 100

    March 14, 2012 1:30 PM EDT As previously announced, the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, including those that contribute to the newly-launched On-Demand Songs chart. Read A ...

  19. Fun.'s 'We Are Young' Remains Atop Revised Hot 100

    March 14, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 New On-Demand Songs streaming chart points help 'We Are Young' stay As previously announced , the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart undergoes a major renovation this week with the addition of a host of streaming services to its formula, includ ...

  20. Bruce Springsteen Squeaks By Adele, Earns Tenth No. 1 Album

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen nets his tenth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the t ...

  21. Bruce Springsteen Scores 10th No. 1 Album WIth 'Wrecking Ball,' Adele Slips to No. 2

    March 14, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen nets his 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wrecking Ball" debuts atop the tally with 196,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Among all acts, Springsteen ties Elvis Presley for the third-m ...

  22. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMusic.org Launch First-Ever Subscription Services 'On-Demand Songs' Chart

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM EDT Billboard, Nielsen and NARM's digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services "On-Demand Songs" chart, and that this data will also be included in the Billboard Hot 100. On-demand streaming data i ...

  23. Chart Moves: Far East Movement & Justin Bieber Debut on Hot 100, Adele Scores Fourth Top 40 Hit From '21'

    March 09, 2012 6:18 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, ascends 3-1. Who are other notable movers ...

  24. fun.-Tastic! 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100

    March 07, 2012 4:38 PM EST fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, ascends 3-1. Order Billboard's March 10 Issue With Cover Stars fun. The song spends a ...

  25. Fun.-tastic! 'We Are Young' Tops Hot 100

    March 07, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Fun. becomes the first rock band in more than a decade to send a debut Billboard Hot 100 hit to No. 1, as "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae , ascends 3-1. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story The song spends a third week atop the Digital ...

  26. Kid Cudi's WZRD Scores Top Billboard 200 Debut, Adele Still No. 1

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" album clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution ' ...

  27. Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week; 'WZRD' Top Debut

    March 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST Adele's "21" clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Ra ...

  28. Chart Highlights: Pop Radio Is Having Some fun. With 'We Are Young'

    March 05, 2012 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Debuts this week include Lionel Richie and Shania Twain's remake of "Endless Love" and new tracks from John Mayer, Slash and Carrie Underwood Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Fin ...

  29. Estelle Returns, Fresh Off A Smash Single and Breakup, with 'All of Me'

    March 02, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "I be international. Catch me all around the world," Estelle purrs on "International (Serious)," a towering electro-hip-hop cut featuring Chris Brown and Trey Songz that appears on the British singer's long-delayed third alb ...

  30. Fun.: The Billboard Cover Story

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Covered on 'Glee,' Synched for Super Bowl & No. 3 on the Hot 100 -- fun. Delivers Last February, producer Jeff Bhasker was in New York working on Beyoncé's 4. For nearly three months, he had been getting calls from John Janick, pr ...

  31. Madonna, Far East Movement f. Justin Bieber To Debut On Hot 100

    March 01, 2012 3:35 PM EST (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) New singles from Madonna and Far East Movement (featuring Justin Bieber) are headed for the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" is scheduled to hit the iTunes Store today (Ma ...

  32. Madonna, Far East Movement & Justin Bieber Hot 100 Bound

    March 01, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 New Singles Poised to Enter Strong; fun.'s 'We Are Young' Expected to Stay at No. 1 New singles from Madonna and Far East Movement (featuring Justin Bieber ) are headed for the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Madonna's "G ...

  33. Kelly Clarkson Returns to Hot 100 Peak, The Wanted Hit Top 10

    February 29, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 The Wanted's "Glad You Came" blasts into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10, vaulting 23-5 with top Digital Gainer honors after the "Glee" cast covered the song on last week's (Feb. 21) episode of the Fox series. Kelly ...

  34. Adele's '21': Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Not unexpectedly, Adele 's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 297,000 (down 59%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's " ...

  35. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  36. Eric Wong Named EVP, Marketing At Island Def Jam

    February 24, 2012 12:26 PM EST 0 0 Island Def Jam's President and COO Steve Bartels yesterday announced that the label has named Eric Wong as Executive Vice President, Marketing. The appointment marks a return to the company for Wong, who had previously worked as Vice President of ...

  37. TMI w/ Fun., Chiddy Bang: Watch Again

    February 22, 2012 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Off-the-cuff freestyles, chart action and more Check out the Feb. 23 episode of TMI: The Music Insider, featuring New York trio Fun. , in the videos below. There's plenty to talk about, including the band's top 5 Hot 100 hit single "W ...

  38. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele, Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Add to Top 10 K aty Perry 's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in th ...

  39. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Action-Packed Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:21 PM EST Katy Perry's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in the chart's top 10. Following her appearance at the 54th Grammy A ...

  40. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  41. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains on Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As earlier reported , Adele 's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the ...

  42. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' on Track to Have Biggest Debut Since Gaga

    February 17, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. "Par ...

  43. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  44. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:40 PM EST Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 67 ...

  45. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2012 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723 ...

  46. Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele 's "21" album beats out Van Halen 's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ...

  47. Grammys Help Adele's '21' Hit 20th Week At No. 1, Van Halen Debuts At No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended ...

  48. Sheila E. Honored, Goapele Sings Etta James @ Moja Moja Awards

    February 12, 2012 1:06 AM EST Sheila E. shows off her plaque after receiving the Vanguard Award from Bob Ferguson, Manager of Creative Alliances & Music Outreach for Oxfam America, left, and KCRW's Garth Trinidad, right. She was honored for her work with the Elevate H ...

  49. Chart Moves: Madonna's Sales Surge; Michael Jackson's 'Glee'-ful Impact, fun.'s 'We Are Young' Climbs

    February 10, 2012 7:32 AM EST The Billboard 200: While Adele's "21" spends an incredible 19th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" debuts at No. 2 on the chart. Right behind Del Rey, perhaps shockingly, is veteran singe ...

  50. Backbeat: Esperanza Spalding, Anthony Hamilton Perform @ Grammy in the Schools Live!

    February 09, 2012 5:33 PM EST Left to right: Senior director of education at the Grammy Foundation David Sears; Ford Motor Company fund director Pamela Alexander; Grammy Foundation and MusiCares senior VP Kristen Madsen; Anthony Hamilton; president/CEO of the Grammy Foundation ...

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