1. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart, scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles, meanwhile ...

  2. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Strom ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.3.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 03, 2010 5:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne's sentencing delayed again, Sade holds at No. 1 on album charts for third week, Gang Starr's Guru recovering from heart surgery. Lil Wayne , Ke$ha , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , guru , Justin Bieber , johnny ...

  5. Lil Wayne's Luck On Fire, Sade Still On Top

    March 03, 2010 3:28 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lil Wayne has worked his magic again and earned another bizarre delay in the sentencing that would send him to prison on gun charges. Sade 's "Soldier of Love" wil ...

  6. Sade Clocks Third Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 03, 2010 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 There's no stopping the Sade party as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week. The album sold 127,000 (down 34%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. In the runner-up slot, La ...

  7. Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Sade

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's no stopping the Sade party at No. 1 as the group's "Soldier of Love" retains the top slot on the Billboard 200 for a third straight week ... Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" spends its third week at No. 2 ...

  8. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 8:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Jason Derulo 's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga 's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  9. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  10. iTunes Reaches 10 Billion Milestone

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple's iTunes hit a major milestone yesterday - 10 billion downloads sold since the service launched in April of 2003. The company commemorated the achievement by awarding a gift card worth $10,000 to the iTunes user who bought the record-br ...

  11. Johnny Cash Eyes Top 10 Bow On Billboard 200 Next Week

    February 24, 2010 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The highest debut on the Billboard 200 next week will likely come from Johnny Cash 's "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the late legend's final installment in his successful American Recordings series with producer Rick Rubin. ...

  12. Sade's 'Soldier' Stays Put At No. 1 For Second Week

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST When the top debut on the Billboard 200 is down at No. 42, you know it's a slow week on the chart . . . Sade's "Soldier of Love" holds at No. 1 for a second frame, selling 190,000 (down 62%) while Lady Antebellum's "N ...

  13. Supporters Try To Resurrect 'Lost' Cash Album

    February 23, 2010 12:33 PM EST 0 0 0 On Feb. 23, a few days before what would have been Johnny Cash 's 78th birthday, Lost Highway will release "American VI: Ain't No Grave," the final recordings Cash made with producer Rick Rubin . And as fans celebrate the legacy ...

  14. Michael Jackson's Kids Get Allowance Bump, Courtney Love Suing In-Laws

    January 15, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Michael Jackson 's children Prince, Paris and Blanket have had their monthly allowance raised--from $60,000--after estate guardians and lawyers apparently underestimated th ...

  15. The Daily Noise 1.15.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 1.15.2010 - Billboard.com

    January 15, 2010 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's children get an increase to their already huge allowance, Courtney Love sues Kurt Cobain's mother and sister, a new Johnny Cash album. Courtney Love , Bill Werde , Timbaland , The Fray , The Daily Noise , nirvana , Kurt C ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Elvis Presley, Rihanna

    January 14, 2010 12:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: And Ke$ha thought she had reason to party before. As previously reported , the 22-year-old leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with her debut smash "TiK ToK," while her introductory album, "Animal ...

  17. Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album

    January 14, 2010 7:10 AM EST 0 0 0 More than six years after his death, Johnny Cash will return to record stores next month with a new album featuring one of the last songs the country legend ever wrote. "American VI: Ain't No Grave," billed as the final installment in ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson

    December 31, 2009 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 $TILL NO. 1: Ke$ha says that the "$" in her name is an ironic ode to her belief that, "There is no correlation between happiness and amounts of money." Regardless, the cash is pouring in, thanks to the success of "TiK ToK,&q ...

  19. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  20. Best Of The 2000s: By-The-Numbers

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. FROM 'FALLIN' ' TO 'THE RISING': The past decade yielded Billboard char ...

  21. Best Of 2009: Part 1

    December 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: ...

  22. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 7:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the cere ...

  23. Finetunes Strikes Didiom Deal

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based digital service provider Finetunes has signed a distribution deal with U.S. mobile media service Didiom. The deal, which takes immediate effect, will enable Didiom users to purchase songs from the Finetunes catalog, which includes ma ...

  24. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Kiss

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 '3,' OH '3': Check out yesterday's Chart Beat for the many highlights of Britney Spears ' Billboard Hot 100 coronation with "3." Perhaps no one is more excited about the achievement than Spears herself. In the ...

  25. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  26. Lynda Carter Video Q&A: From 'Wonder Woman' To Jazz

    September 17, 2009 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been 30 years since 'Wonder Woman' left prime-time, but Lynda Carter isn't resting on her days as the truth-lassoing crime fighter of 70s television. This summer, the actress/singer released "At Last," an album of ...

  27. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana . Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very dis ...

  28. Nine Inch Nails Digs 'Downward' At NYC Farewell Club Gig

    August 24, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine Inch Nails fans got more than they bargained for last night (Aug. 23) at New York's tiny Webster Hall, as they witnessed the Trent Reznor-led band play its 1994 classic "The Downward Spiral" in its entirety for the first time eve ...

  29. New Norah Jones Album Due In November

    August 20, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Norah Jones will move away from jazz roots on her fourth studio album, due in November on Blue Note Records, her label announced today (Aug. 20). Producer Jacquire King ( Kings of Leon , Modest Mouse ) is working with Jones on the ...

  30. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  31. Kris Kristofferson's Latest Cuts 'Closer To The Bone'

    July 27, 2009 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Kristofferson considers his new album, "Closer to the Bone," a "sequel" of sorts to 2006's acclaimed "This Old Road." "Emotionally, 'Closer to the Bone' is very much like 'This Old Road,� ...

  32. Elvis Costello Celebrates 'Sugarcane' With Intimate Show

    June 03, 2009 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello celebrated the release of his "Sacred, Profane & Sugarcane" album with an intimate solo acoustic show yesterday (June 2) in Manhattan's financial district. Costello performed a nearly hour-long set for a small group ...

  33. Johnny Cash Remix Set Gets U.K. Release

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An album featuring remixed interpretations of Johnny Cash classics, "Johnny Cash Remixed," will be released in the U.K. June 15 through Edel entertainment's international rock label earMusic. The set was released in the U.S. Oct. 14 ...

  34. May 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Taylor Hicks wins Season Five of “American Idol.” 1991 – Gene Clark of the Byrds and Dillard and Clark dies of a heart attack at the age of 46 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. 1988 – Country singer-songwriter Billy Gilman is born in Westerly, R.I. 198 ...

  35. Lambert And Allen To Sing For 'American Idol' Crown

    May 19, 2009 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 A showy musical theatre actor and his clean-cut acoustic guitar-playing rival get their last chance to woo viewers and votes on Tuesday night in the final performance episode of U.S. television talent show "American Idol." After 100,000 pe ...

  36. Lambert, Allen Ready For 'Idol' Finale

    May 18, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final "American Idol" performance episode could be the weirdest concert ever televised. In one corner, there's over-the-top Adam Lambert, the dominating presence who transformed Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" into a s ...

  37. Elvis Costello Reveals 'Secret' New Album

    May 15, 2009 7:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being able to revisit pieces from his unfinished opera about the life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was a welcome "surprise" for Elvis Costello on his new album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane." The set, due out June ...

  38. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. 2 ...

  39. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. ...

  40. Stephen Bruton, Renowned Texas Musician, Dies At 60

    May 11, 2009 1:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Bruton, the Texas-based guitarist and vocalist renowned for his work with Kris Kristofferson, Alejandro Escovedo and many others, died Saturday (May 9) at age 60 due to complications from throat cancer. Bruton was working in Los Angeles with ...

  41. GreenLight Adds Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash To Rights Roster

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT GreenLight has been named as the exclusive third-party licensor representing the personality rights of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The move marks the Los Angeles-based intellectual property company's major foray into music. Under terms ...

  42. April 23, 2009

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt as drummer for Static-X. 1994 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “The Division Bell,” Pink Floyd. 1991 – Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers dies of drug-related causes in New Orleans, at the age of 38. 1981 – Jerry Lee ...

  43. Ask Billboard: 'N Sync and Gulf War Songs

    April 10, 2009 2:05 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. TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO Hi Gary, I enj ...

  44. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 AM 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  45. Elvis Costello Teams With T Bone Burnett For New Acoustic Record

    March 23, 2009 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elvis Costello's newest album, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," sees the prolific singer-songwriter-composer returning to acoustic American roots music for the first time since his 1986 album "King of America." "Sugar ...

  46. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife ...

  47. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 9:03 AM EST 0 0 0 As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at t ...

  48. Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Slipknot prepares to hit the road for tours celebrating the 10th anniversary of the masked Iowa group's first album, frontman Corey Taylor is making plans to record his first solo album rather than go back to his other band, Stone Sour, at ...

  49. Loretta Lynn Busy With Two New Albums

    January 09, 2009 2:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Country legend Loretta Lynn is preparing two projects this year to follow up her 2004 crossover hit, "Van Lear Rose." Lynn, 74, is working on an album of new material that she says could be ready by late spring. The album will be in her tr ...

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