1. Janet Jackson Denies Engagement Rumors on 'GMA'

    October 26, 2010 12:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although Janet Jackson appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday (Oct. 25) to discuss her appearance in Tyler Perry's upcoming film "For Colored Girls," the talk turned toward romance and rumors. Jackson denied recent claims ...

  2. Taylor Swift: By-The-Numbers

    October 26, 2010 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Upon the release of Taylor Swift 's third studio album, "Speak Now," Chart Beat looks at the numerous records that the star country singer/songwriter/producer has already set since her arrival just more than four years ago. Swift firs ...

  3. Pink's 'Raise Your Glass' Surges Up the Charts

    October 22, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 P !nk's new single, "Raise Your Glass," makes a toast-worthy blast on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, surging 51-11 and building anticipation for her "Greatest Hits...So Far!!!" album. "Raise Your Glass" marks P!n ...

  4. Bruno Mars Leads 'The Way' To Pop Songs Summit

    October 20, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS STARS: After eight lead males had ruled Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart in their first chart visits between the list's launch in 1992 and 2008, six have now reigned in the last year. Bruno Mars continues th ...

  5. Michael Jackson's Nephew Austin Brown Preps '85' Debut

    October 17, 2010 8:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Austin Brown is following in some pretty big footsteps: The young artist is the nephew of Michael and Janet Jackson . Then there's his mom, Rebbie , who charted two top 10 R&B hits of her own in the '80s, "Centipede" and &quo ...

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: John Lennon, Taylor Swift, 'Glee'

    October 14, 2010 7:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 LENNON LEGEND: Capitol Records' celebration of what would have been John Lennon 's 70th birthday Oct. 9 brings the party to both the Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog Albums. Eight of Lennon's classic solo albums were remastered and r ...

  7. Chart Beat Wednesday: Enrique Iglesias, Soundgarden, Daughtry

    August 18, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 AN HONOR FIT FOR A KING, AND A PRINCE: ... and now, Enrique Iglesias , too. With a 2-1 lift on Dance/Club Play Songs for "I Like It," Iglesias collects his seventh No. 1 on the chart, equaling Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders am ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Rating Rihanna

    July 23, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GOOD GIRL NOT GONE TO NO. 1 Dear ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sting

    July 22, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'LOVE' IS ...: As previously reported , Eminem 's "Love the Way You Lie" rises 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , becoming the rapper's fourth chart leader. The song's coronation is likewise noteworthy for featured art ...

  10. POTW: Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse

    July 12, 2010 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gwen Stefani had a tea party, Lady Gaga got wet, Kanye West supported Lebron James, Amy Winehouse returned to the stage, Drake snuggled up with Queen Latifah , Shakira got friendly with Johannesburg natives, T.I. saluted fellow artist Trey Songz , J ...

  11. Janet Jackson Dazzles Crowd at Essence Festival

    July 03, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson enthralled the Essence Music Festival audience Friday, kept them on their feet for more than two hours and reminded fans why seeing her in concert was worth waiting two years. From the opening notes of "The Pleasure Principle" ...

  12. 20/20 'Vision': Mariah Marks Milestone

    June 02, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty years ago today, Mariah Carey wrote the first chapter in what has become one of the most exceptional Billboard chart discographies. Carey's debut single, "Vision of Love," entered the Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song ...

  13. POTW: Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys

    May 28, 2010 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A catsuit-wearing Janet Jackson brought the heat back to the "American Idol" stage during the finale, 50 Cent lost 50 pounds for a movie role, Lady Gaga got her caffeine fix while drinking coffee in the back seat of a car, Katy Perry smooc ...

  14. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See on TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV - ...

  15. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV ...

  16. Ailing Bret Michaels Performs on 'Idol' finale

    May 26, 2010 10:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though he has suffered from life-threatening health problems in recent weeks, Bret Michaels appeared in fine form on the "American Idol" stage. The ailing 47-year-old rocker and reality TV star sang and played guitar on Wednesday's st ...

  17. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 10:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospect ...

  18. Macy Gray Spreads Positive Vibes on 'The Sellout'

    May 24, 2010 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 M acy Gra y is keeping it positive these days. The pop/R&B singer's fifth album, "The Sellout," is due June 22 on Concord, and if lead single "Beauty in the World" is any indication -- "Stop and smell the flowers/An ...

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost ...

  20. Hot 100 Recap: Ushering in a New Decade of No. 1s

    May 06, 2010 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 As reported earlier in a breaking news story , Usher moves to the head of the Hot 100 ranking with "OMG," featuring will.i.am, his ninth single to top the list. With the 6-1 ascension, Usher becomes the first artist to top the list in the ...

  21. Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani Wear High Fashions to Met Gala

    May 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 K aty Perry , Taylor Swift , M.I.A. , Justin Timberlak e and Gwen Stefani were among the music stars that took to the red carpet for one of fashion's biggest annual events -- the Metropolitian Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala -- Monday (May ...

  22. Chart Beat Wednesday: Diva Domination

    April 28, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEYONCE & LADY GAGA: After "Telephone," by Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce , topped Dance/Club Play Songs in February, "Video Phone" returns the superstar duo to the chart's top spot. The list's new leader credits the p ...

  23. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ustin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week upo ...

  24. POTW: Madonna, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Beyonce

    April 09, 2010 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna took her favorite girl, daughter Lourdes, to Malawi, where she laid the first brick of her new girls' academy and Jay-Z and Beyoncé celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary on Broadway in New York. Meahwile, Janet Jackson and broth ...

  25. Jackson Doctor's Case Assigned To LA Trial Judge

    April 06, 2010 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Michael Jackson 's mother, father and three siblings looking on, Dr. Conrad Murray began a slow process toward trial Monday (April 5) with the appointment of a judge and the setting of another hearing to handle pending matters in his invol ...

  26. POTW: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Erykah Badu, Leona Lewis

    April 02, 2010 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A fully-clothed Erykah Badu , a bubbly-suit-wearing Janet Jackson and a hipalicious Nicki Minaj visited BET's "106 & Park" in NYC, while Justin Beiber got cozy with the ladies and Rihanna signed autographs at the Kids' Choice ...

  27. POTW: Justin Bieber, Monica, Miley Cyrus, Usher

    March 26, 2010 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's Biebermania! Justin Bieber made his rounds in NYC this week for the release of his sophomore album, "My World 2.0," and felt up on R&B singer Monica at BET's "106 & Park" and got his bowl game on at his rel ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Something Corporate, Iggy Pop, Diggy Simmons and More

    March 24, 2010 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every day. Andrew McMahon is reuniting with his pop-punk band Something Corporate after going on hiatus in 2004. McMahon, who records solo under the name Jack's Manne ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Dame Dash, Beyoncé, Ice Cube, Janet Jackson

    March 19, 2010 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Label exec and jack of all trades Dame Dash focused in on his latest project, the "DD172" art gallery in New York City, and he's received a ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Johnny Cash, Zac Brown Band, Black Eyed Peas

    March 04, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 BACK IN BLACK: Two days after Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave" was released Feb. 23, Apple announced that the iTunes store had sold its 10 billionth song: Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way." Billboar ...

  32. The Power Of Kristine W

    March 02, 2010 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 This week, Kristine W scores her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The Power of Music" ascends 2-1. In the list's history, which dates to 1974, the performer is now tied with Mariah Carey for third-most t ...

  33. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Pea ...

  34. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  35. Producer Details 'We Are The World 25' On Eve Of Debut

    February 12, 2010 1:36 PM EST 0 0 0 "We Are the World - 25 for Haiti" will premiere on NBC prior to the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spearheaded by Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The W ...

  36. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 'FOREVER' MORE: Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an American idol, leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a second of 10 ...

  37. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'FOREVER' MORE Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an "American idol," leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a ...

  38. The Daily Noise 2.8.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.8.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 08, 2010 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The Who's Super Bowl halftime show makes waves, Jay Sean talks about Lil Wayne's inspiring work ethic. Bruce Springsteen , Janet Jackson , Lil Wayne , Daughtry , paul mccartney , Zac Starkey , Bill Werde , Tom Petty , The Daily Noise , Fus ...

  39. See A Preview Of Star-Studded 'We Are The World' Remake

    February 03, 2010 12:44 PM EST 0 0 0 C eline Dion , Lil Wayne , Nick Jonas , Janet Jackson and dozens of other music stars gathered to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are the World" in Hollywood on Monday, and ABC News cameras were there to capture the historic mom ...

  40. 'We Are The World': Behind the Scenes

    February 02, 2010 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 75 stars -- from the legendary Barbra Streisand to rapper Lil Wayne and actor Vince Vaughn -- gathered at Hollywood's Henson Recording Studios yesterday (Feb. 1) to record the 25th anniversary version of "We Are The World." ...

  41. Jill Scott Back With New Album, Two Films, Lilith Tour

    January 22, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 In addition to recording her fifth album, "The Light of the Sun," Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Jill Scott is gearing up for the release of two new films, a cartoon series, a new addition to her Ashley Stewart intimate apparel li ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne

    January 07, 2010 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 FOLK TALES: Billboard's Folk Albums chart sports its first non-holiday No. 1 since its launch at the beginning of December. The Avett Brothers ' "I and Love and You" lifts 3-1, as the list's sole previous leader, Bob Dylan & ...

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