1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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&# ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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. ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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: ...

  20. 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& ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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. ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sir Richard Branson To Be Honored At Pre-Grammy Gala

    January 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be honored at Clive Davis and Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy gala this year. Branson will be presented with the President's Merit Award "in recognition of his significant contri ...

  34. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Mya Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 25, 2011 9:33 AM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 25: Mya Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone w ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist o ...

  38. It's Official: Madonna Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 05, 2011 12:38 AM EST 0 0 0 After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans S ...

  39. 1000 No.1s: Jimmy Jam

    1000 No.1s: Jimmy Jam

    December 03, 2011 12:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Writer/Producer Jimmy Jim discusses his work on Janet Jackson's No.1 Hit "When I Think Of You". Janet Jackson , Jimmy Jam , interview , 1000 No.1s , Interview , Janet Jackson , Jimmy Jam Videos Interview Janet Jackson Jimmy Jam ...

  40. Exclusive: Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll to Be Auctioned for Charity (Photo)

    December 02, 2011 6:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and her loyal legions of fans have been famously calling themselves Barbies ("Barbz" for short) all over Twitter, music blogs and award shows for over a year now - a nod to the rapper's penchant for bright blonde wigs, flu ...

  41. Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top 10

    November 23, 2011 5:05 PM EST Katy Perry squeezes in yet another impressive achievement for which to be thankful this year. Her "Teenage Dream" album becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10s, as & ...

  42. Taylor Swift Joins Exclusive Club in Billboard Hot 100 History

    November 19, 2011 5:30 PM EST Winning the Country Music Assn.'s coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping Hot Country Songs for a fifth time , with "Sparks Fly"? Check. Preparing to accept the 2011 Woman of the Year award at Billboard's ...

  43. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, LMFAO, Heavy D

    November 17, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 With three debuts, Swift passes five legends to claim the seventh-most Hot 100 appearances among women. SHHH! THE 'MOVIE' STARTED: Winning the Country Music Association's coveted Entertainer of the Year prize (Nov. 9)? Check. Topping ...

  44. Weekly Chart Notes: Mariah Carey, Beach Boys, Lou Reed

    November 11, 2011 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber was born the year that Mariah Carey first released 'All I Want for Christmas Is You.' Now their duet of the song is on the Hot 100. CAREY ON: With the help of an artist who was less than a year old when the song was originall ...

  45. Rapper Heavy D Dead at 44

    November 08, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Heavy D , a rapper whose imposing size and crossover success helped make him a major rap star, died Tuesday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital. According to confirmed reports , the 44-year-old rapper was found conscious on the walkway near his Beve ...

  46. Michael Jackson's Family, Friends React to Murray Verdict: 'Justice Was Served'

    November 07, 2011 7:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson on Monday, the climax of a complicated six-week trial that left Jackson's family and friends with strong emotions. "Justice was good today," Janet J ...

  47. Eminem Adds Third Date, Janet Jackson Cancels More Dates, Odd Future Dropped: Aussie, New Zealand Touring Bits

    November 07, 2011 4:14 PM EST Australia's summer season should be another hot one for concert goers, if recent artist announcements is anything to go by. Eminem has added a third date to his brief stadium tour this December. Lil Wayne will join Slim Shady on stage and pla ...

  48. FCC Loses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Case

    November 02, 2011 8:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled. According to The Wrap , Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly ...

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