1. Maroon 5, PSY Spend a Sixth Week in Hot 100's Top Spots

    October 31, 2012 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Another week, another 1-2 finish for Maroon 5 and PSY on the Billboard Hot 100. For a sixth straight week, Maroon 5's "One More Night," which spends a seventh overall frame at No. 1, fends off the Korean rapper's "Gangnam St ...

  2. Can Beyonce Best Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:57 PM EDT Now that Beyonce as been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year&# ...

  3. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Record?

    October 19, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that Beyoncé has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna 's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year' ...

  4. Can Beyonce Top Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    October 16, 2012 6:53 PM EDT Now that Beyonce has been officially announced as the performer at the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, can she top Madonna's record for most-watched U.S. telecast of all time? The Material Girl's performance during this year's Super Bowl ...

  5. Mariah Carey Scores Sweet 16th No. 1 On Dance/Club Play Songs

    October 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The diva is 'Triumphant' atop the tally once again. Mariah Carey 's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" is aptly-titled, as the song becomes her 16th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club/Play Songs chart. The new "American Idol ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Brenda Russell Talks Flo Rida's 'I Cry'

    October 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 What does the smooth R&B singer think of the Sunshine State rapper's reworking of her 1988 hit ballad 'Piano in the Dark'? SWIFT STARTS: Taylor Swift pads her lead for the most top 10 debuts in the Hot 100's 54-year history, ...

  7. Analysis: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking continues to track the trends at, and reveal the realitie ...

  8. Mindless Behavior Sophomore Album, Soulja Boy Collaboration Set for January

    September 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mindless Behavior will release its sophomore album in January 2013, Billboard.com has learned. Mindless Behavior: 21 Under 21 (2012) The as-yet-untitled set, the follow-up to 2011 debut "#1 Girl," will include several collaborations, inclu ...

  9. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart With 'Turn Up The Radio'

    August 27, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Turn Up the Radio" lifts 2-1. (The ranking will refresh on Billboard.biz Thursday, Aug. 30.) "Radio" is Madonna's third Dance Cl ...

  10. Madonna Notches 43rd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    August 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Turn Up the Radio,' extending her mark for the most leaders in the chart's archives. She also closes in on even bigger Billboard chart history. Madonna earns her record-extending 43rd No. 1 on Billb ...

  11. Melissa Victor Gets VP Stripes at Island Def Jam

    August 20, 2012 6:29 PM EDT Melissa Victor, Justin Bieber's longtime press representative, has been promoted to vice president, media and artist relations at Island Def Jam Music Group. Department head and EVP Laura Swanson made the announcement, praising Victor, who al ...

  12. Listen To New How To Dress Well, Flying Lotus Tracks

    August 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 HTDW Covers Janet Jackson, while FlyLo Collaborates with Erykah Badu A pair of experimental, R&B-leaning projects are coming out over the next two months, and neither is to be slept on. How To Dress Well, the stage name of producer/songwriter To ...

  13. Elvis Presley & Madonna: The Day the Music Died, and Was Born

    August 16, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Today, Aug. 16, marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop (happy 54th birthday!) and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Today marks the date that we welcomed the Queen of Pop and lost the King of Rock & Roll. Madonna was born Aug. 16, 1958 ...

  14. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilati ...

  15. New Whitney Houston Hits Album Due This Fall

    August 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The first authoritative greatest hits album from the late singer Whitney Houston is due out this fall in the U.S. on RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date has not been announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compila ...

  16. Happy Birthday, Billboard Hot 100!

    August 04, 2012 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fifty-four years ago today, the U.S. songs chart of record premiered. Today (Aug. 4) marks the 54th anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 's 1958 launch. (Please feel free to join us for a festive, if off-key, rendition of "Happy birthday.& ...

  17. Katherine Jackson Returns, but Kids Left 'Angry and Hurt' by Ordeal

    July 26, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson is back home, reuniting with Michael Jackson 's children after a judge temporarily took away her guardianship because of her days-long absence from them. Paris Jackson tweeted early Thursday morning: "grandma's here! ...

  18. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. Brit ...

  19. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  20. Ahead of Summer Olympics, London's O2 Leads Midyear Recaps

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT As the live entertainment business continues to gain its footing, arenas across the world experienced a successful first half of the year with top-grossing tours by Roger Waters, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pri ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Fader Label Appoints Michael Plen EVP, Tacie Van Liew Marketing Director

    June 12, 2012 8:05 AM EDT Fader Label made an executive level hiring and promoted another staff member to a director position in an effort to continue building the growing label arm of the company, which launched in 2002. Michael Plen was hired as executive vice president, ...

  23. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 Hit with 'Where Have You Been'

    June 07, 2012 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 Rihanna returns to a familiar place this week, as the singer jumps back into the top 10 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts. Her latest single, "Where Have You Been," rises 11-9 on the former and 14-9 on the latter. It&# ...

  24. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 on Hot 100 Chart, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends an eighth week at No. 1. As she ...

  25. Rihanna Scores 22nd Hot 100 Top 10, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Justin Bieber Posts Chart's Top Debut, Katy Perry Vaults Into Top 20 R ihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used t ...

  26. Weekly Chart Notes: Phillip Phillips, Aerosmith, Rihanna

    June 01, 2012 9:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phillips' 'Home' is the 30th song by an 'American Idol' graduate to reach the Billboard Hot 100's top 10. As his "Home" debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , 2012 "American Idol" victor Phillip ...

  27. Urban Promo Vet Mark Boyd Dies

    April 20, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52. Formerly VP of u ...

  28. Ryan Seacrest, LA Reid, Russell Simmons, More Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Within minutes of news breaking of Dick Clark's passing, the music business began expressing their grieif and admiration for the man who helped invent the business they work in. From Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio "LA" Reid, Mado ...

  29. Madonna Scores Her 42nd - Yes, 42nd - No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    April 09, 2012 4:24 PM EDT Madonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, as "Girl Gone Wild" zips 4-1. Madonna's 'MDNA' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lionel Richie Bows at No. 2 The song is the second ...

  30. Madonna Notches 42nd No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    April 09, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop materializes at No. 1 with 'Girl Gone Wild,' extending her record for the most leaders in the chart's history. M adonna earns her record-extending 42nd No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "G ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Madonna Scores 41st No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs

    March 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Crowning of 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Marks Fourth Decade of No. 1 Singles M adonna achieves a record-extending 41st No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "Give Me All Your Luvin' " jumps 2-1 on the tally. ...

  33. Britney Spears Nearing Deal to Judge 'X Factor': Report

    March 09, 2012 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season's "The X Factor," a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter . Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soo ...

  34. Britney Spears Nearing Deal to Judge 'X Factor'

    March 09, 2012 6:24 AM EST Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season's The X Factor, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Spears' fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soon as next w ...

  35. Weekly Chart Notes: Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Madonna

    March 02, 2012 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 What goes around comes around when it comes to hit songs' borrowed lyrics. CATCH(Y)PHRASES: Sometimes a song's lyrics lift an unfamiliar expression to pop culture prominence, from R.E.M.'s 1991 hit "Losing My Religion," a So ...

  36. Janet Jackson Says No to 'X Factor'

    March 02, 2012 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne -- the reported candidates for the two open judges' spots on Fox's "The X Factor" keep rolling in. But one of those artists apparently isn't interested: ...

  37. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 3:40 PM EST Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You Are Not Alone& ...

  38. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list ...

  39. Janet Jackson in Preliminary Talks to Join 'The X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST Could Janet Jackson be joining The X Factor? Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in ...

  40. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M. ...

  41. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:31 PM EST Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and ...

  42. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  43. Analysis: Whitney Houston's Billboard Chart Records

    February 11, 2012 10:45 PM EST Following the news of Whitney Houston's passing today (Feb. 11), here is a look back at the many chart achievements that the gifted vocalist accomplished. * The Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" stands as the longest-reignin ...

  44. Weekly Chart Notes: Madonna, Michael Jackson, 'Godspell'

    February 10, 2012 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop moves closer to the Queen of Soul's Hot 100 record, while music from the King of Pop makes a royal return. NEW MATERIAL: Madonna dresses up the Billboard Hot 100 for a 56th time, as "Give Me All Your Luvin'," fea ...

  45. M.I.A. Could Foot the Bill if FCC Fines Middle Finger

    February 06, 2012 5:26 PM EST 0 0 0 If the FCC levies a fine for M.I.A. 's Super Bowl bird, the musician will be stuck with the bill, according to TMZ . M.I.A. reportedly signed a contract with the NFL that indemnifies the NFL against such fines -- while the NFL in turn has indem ...

  46. NFL, NBC Apologize For M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Halftime Bird Flip

    February 06, 2012 7:49 AM EST (Photo: Getty Images) The NFL and a major television network are apologizing for another Super Bowl halftime show. There was no wardrobe malfunction, nothing like that glimpse of Janet Jackson's nipple eight years ago that caused an uproar an ...

  47. NBC Sorry for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    February 06, 2012 12:15 AM EST 0 0 0 NBC has apologized for M.I.A.'s middle finger moment during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. The rapper flipped the bird while performing alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj on the network's telecast, which was watched by millions as ...

  48. Madonna Unveils 'MDNA' Artwork, Promises 'No Nipples' At Super Bowl

    January 31, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Madonna Is Back Week continues with the unveiling of the cover art for her 12th studio album, "MDNA." The colorful cover, which was posted on the pop star's Facebook wall early on Tuesday (Jan. 31), will hit stores on March 26. On Sun ...

  49. Rap At the Grammys: An Overall Winner, But Major Category Loser

    January 23, 2012 9:08 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest - and most prolific - voices of today ...

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