1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 & ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Janet Jackson, CBS in Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Case

    November 02, 2011 3:47 PM EDT A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld its finding that the Federal Communications Commissions acted improperly in fining CBS over the fleeting exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A three-judge pa ...

  17. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100� ...

  18. BET Sued Over 'Rogue' Telecast of Essence Music Festival

    November 02, 2011 7:00 AM EDT TV One is accusing BET Network and MTV of hijacking its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival, featuring performances by Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and others. The ambush is alleged to have happened this summer, and now TV ...

  19. Janet Jackson Cancels Tour Dates to Support Family During Trial

    October 24, 2011 8:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael 's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los Angeles. He is accu ...

  20. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  21. Rihanna Becomes Fastest Solo Artist To 20 Hot 100 Top 10s

    October 05, 2011 3:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna roars to a 20th Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single faster than any other solo artist, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, darts 16-9 in its second chart week. Having first graced the Hot 100 the week of June 11, 2005, with th ...

  22. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano and Vocal Ballad Since 1958?

    September 14, 2011 9:00 AM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100, helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  23. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  24. 9/11: The Music Business Remembers

    September 09, 2011 1:10 PM EDT It was a magnificent, late-summer morning in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The Yankees were atop the American League East with a 13-game lead over the second-place Boston Red Sox. The top box-office draws were P ...

  25. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 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 ...

  26. Janet Jackson Not Attending Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 29, 2011 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death. The singer's one-sentence statement ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Can Katy Perry Pass Michael Jackson For Hot 100 History?

    August 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs fr ...

  29. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair; Maroon 5 Plot Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 UPDATE 8/16 10:18 a.m. | The Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday has been moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse. Bands will donate their fees to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. Previous report below. There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Ante ...

  30. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair, Maroon 5 Plan Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 5:10 PM EDT There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair this week. Fair officials announced Monday that both have been canceled in the wake of the tragedy at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, when a hulk of s ...

  31. Sugarland Cancels Concert as State Investigates Deadly Stage Collapse

    August 14, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sugarland has canceled their scheduled concert at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday (Aug. 14) because an investigation prevented the band from salvaging any live equipment involved in Saturday's deadly stage collapse in Indianapolis. "Aside fr ...

  32. Enrique Iglesias Says 'Beat It' To Michael Jackson on Dance Chart

    August 12, 2011 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Enrique Iglesias ' "Dirty Dancer" ascending to No. 1 on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart this week (chart dated Aug. 20), he not only earns his ninth No. 1, but pulls back ahead of Michael Jackson for the most No. 1s among men. Ig ...

  33. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, ...

  34. The 10 Best '80s Music Videos: Poll Results

    August 01, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three weeks ago, in anticipation of MTV's 30th birthday today (Aug. 1), we asked our readers to celebrate three decades of music television by voting on the best videos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, each week in a separate poll. Now, we are pr ...

  35. 11 Anticipated Album Updates: Madonna, DMX, Nickelback And More

    July 24, 2011 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of huge stars -- ranging from Madonna to Nickelback and Soundgarden -- are planning album releases during the next 18 months. Here's a run-down of where they are in the recording process, and how long we'll have to wait for the musi ...

  36. Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    July 18, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Now in its sixth year, indie tastemaker Pitchfork once again assembled a slew of must-see headliners and buzz bands for their three-day Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park this past weekend (July 15-17). Acts like TV on the Radio , ...

  37. Natalia Kills on Will.i.am, Bill Clinton, Her 'F--k You Pop' Music

    July 13, 2011 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a Gaga -run world, it only makes sense that more variations of interesting, moody pop has finally begun to get its due. At the head of the pack is Natalia Kills , who has already reached some success with "Mirrors," her Akon -produced s ...

  38. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  39. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  40. Hooray For 'Hollywood': Michael Jackson Tops Dance/Club Play Songs

    May 31, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The King reigns again. Michael Jackson leads Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart for the first time in almost 16 years, as "Hollywood Tonight," from his posthumous album "Michael," rises 2-1. With the coronation, the lat ...

  41. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, 'Glee' Cast, Aretha Franklin

    May 12, 2011 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL ABOUT ADELE: As Adele spends a seventh week atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore set "21," the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," becomes the singer/songwriter's first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 . (As for ...

  42. Jermaine Dupri Sued For Child Support Payments

    May 10, 2011 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 An Atlanta-area woman is suing music producer Jermaine Dupri over missed child support payments after a judge recently ordered him to pay her. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Margaret Dorsey told the Grammy-winning producer in March to pay $2,500 ...

  43. Ask Billboard: Britney Spears, Rihanna, Hits Of The World

    April 22, 2011 6:35 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 ...

  44. Rihanna's 'S&M' Reigns on Hot 100, Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Debuts

    April 20, 2011 12:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna's "S&M" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to be released tomorrow (Apr. 21) on Billboard.com, granting the singer her 10th No. 1 on the survey and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. Having first reigned atop ...

  45. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Covers Elle's Women in Music Issue, Beastie Boys Release New Single

    April 06, 2011 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Covers ELLE's Women in Music Issue In ELLE's Women in Music issue hitting newsstands April 12, Gwen Stefani appears on the cover and in a portfolio ...

  46. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 'Femme Fatale'

    April 06, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 B ritney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among wo ...

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