1. Billboard Power 100: Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 30 Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Songwriter/producer Kemosabe Records/Sony Twitter: @TheDoctorLuke The Hitmaker Poised To Be The Next Jimmy Iovine... A convincing case for Gottwald's power could be made just by listing his smash hi ...

  2. Adele Leads SoundScan 2011 Year-End Charts With Top Selling Album, Song

    January 04, 2012 5:45 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.8 ...

  3. Wonder Girls Voted Best Mashup Monday of 2011: Poll Results

    September 26, 2011 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, when we posted Parachute's take on Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" -- the last Mashup Monday of the season -- we also posed the question, "What is the single best cover of 2011?" Among the eight amazing mont ...

  4. Mumford & Sons, Jason Aldean Lead Non-Pop Albums at 2011 Midpoint

    July 07, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sweet sounds of pop music are in control as we take a look at the top selling albums and songs at the mid-year point of 2011, while artists like folk act Of the top 20 selling albums -- half of them are pop sets. Leading the pop charge, and the ...

  5. Adele Gets Billboard's Summer Songs Chart 'Rolling'

    June 23, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's now officially the summer season -- not just according to the calendar, but also the launch of Billboard's Summer Songs 2011 ranking, a week-by-week tally of the top songs based on Billboard Hot 100 activity from Memorial Day through ...

  6. Avril Lavigne Gives Ke$ha's 'TiK ToK' an Acoustic Treatment

    March 08, 2011 6:39 PM EST 0 0 0 BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge is quickly becoming the destination for pop stars put their own stripped-down touches on others' Top 40 hits. First Bruno Mars morphed Katy Perry's "California Gurls" into an earnest slow jam , and ...

  7. Bruno Mars Holds Off P!nk Atop Hot 100

    February 03, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars' "Grenade" logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , although P!nk's "F**kin' Perfect" appears primed to assume the summit next week. "Grenade" registers its highest weekly audien ...

  8. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirit ...

  9. Listen: 'Glee' Mashup of 'Thriller'/'Heads Will Roll' Leaks

    January 31, 2011 1:23 PM EST 0 0 0 As excitement builds for "Glee's" post-Super Bowl episode this Sunday (Feb. 6), the full audio of the cast's "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" mashup has hit the net. "Glee" Cast, "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" ...

  10. U.S. Album Sales Fall 12.8% in 2010, Digital Tracks Eke Out 1% Gain

    January 05, 2011 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 As expected, the year-end Nielsen SoundScan numbers once again tell a tale of an industry in turmoil. There were a few bright spots, but 2010 was mostly about diminishing returns. During the 52 weeks ended Jan. 2, album sales in the United States fe ...

  11. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  12. U.S. Album Sales Dropped 12.8% Last Year, Digital Tracks Post Small Gain

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST As expected, the year-end Nielsen SoundScan numbers once again tell a tale of an industry in turmoil. There were a few bright spots, but 2010 was mostly about diminishing returns. During the 52 weeks ended Jan. 2, album sales in the United States ...

  13. DJ Earworm: Pop Music Had 'More Energy' in 2010

    January 03, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the fourth straight year, DJ Earworm has saluted a year's worth of pop music by synthesizing the top 25 songs on Billboard's year-end Hot 100 chart into one cohesive track. His "United State of Pop 2010" mash-up, which hit th ...

  14. Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations

    October 01, 2010 12:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The nominees for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards won't officially be revealed until tonight (Dec. 1) at 10pm EST at the Recording Academy's annual nominations special, broadcast live on CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles. But we have a prett ...

  15. Lil Wayne, Will.i.am Win BMI Urban Awards

    September 11, 2010 9:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the second consecutive year, Lil Wayne was named urban songwriter of the year at Friday's (Sept. 10) BMI Urban Awards. Earning kudos as urban producer of the year was Polow da Don. And the Black Eyed Peas -- whose frontman will.i.am was als ...

  16. Katy Perry Tops Songs of the Summer 2010 Chart

    September 09, 2010 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 A song that evokes imagery of palm trees, bikinis and sun-kissed beaches fittingly earns top honors on Billboard's Songs of the Summer 2010 survey, as Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , crowns the ranking. Th ...

  17. Eminem and Rihanna Lie 'Still' Atop Hot 100

    August 05, 2010 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Eminem loses his grip of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 , his "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , crowns the Hot 100 chart for a third straight week. The song claims the Airplay Gainer trophy for a fifth straight frame a ...

  18. Katy Perry Stays Cool Atop Summer Songs List

    July 22, 2010 3:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Katy Perry's "California Gurls" is knocked out of the top spot of the Hot 100 this week, it maintains a comfortable lead atop Billboard's Summer Songs 2010 tally, as its six weeks at No. 1 on the big chart all fell within ...

  19. Eminem and Rihanna Replace Katy Perry Atop Hot 100

    July 21, 2010 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem will post the first back-to-back Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers of his career as "Love The Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , is set to hit No. 1 on the chart to be released tomorrow morning (July 22). The rapper debuted atop the H ...

  20. 'California Gurls' Is Undeniable: Song Sets Pop Songs Record

    June 28, 2010 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 A week after reaching the chart's summit, Katy Perry's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rewrites the mark for most weekly plays in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart. "California ...

  21. 'California Dorks' Parody Is As Catchy As Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'

    June 17, 2010 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 You thought Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was addictive . "California Dorks," a new parody of Perry's No. 1 hit made by YouTube user JasonMundayMusic , makes a convincing case for why "you can search Google Maps, ...

  22. 'Glee' Rises Past 'Twilight' To Top Billboard 200

    June 16, 2010 12:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was Team Jacob and Team Edward versus the Gleeks this past week in the race to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack went up against the latest installment of the "Glee" soundtrack series ...

  23. Jack Johnson's "To The Sea" Sets Sail At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 09, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ack Johnson claims his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as "To The Sea" debuts atop the tally with 243,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album breaks an eight-week long streak of No. 1s selling less than 200 ...

  24. Usher's 'OMG' Leads Hot 100 For A Fourth Week

    June 03, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher maintains his perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week with his monster smash "OMG," featuring will.i.am. The track moves 2-1 on the Radio Songs chart (139.5 million listener impressions), extending his lead ...

  25. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital So ...

  26. Chart Moves: Miley Cyrus, Muse, 'Glee,' Christina Aguilera and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- "Glee" Cast: Fox's hit TV show can't be stopped -- at least perhaps until it goes on hiatus once its season finale airs in the ...

  27. 'Glee' Stops the Show at No. 1, Stones Come in Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 recent ...

  28. 'Glee' Stops The Show At No. 1, Stones Come In Second On Billboard 200

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "Glee - The Music Volume 3: Showstoppers" soundtrack arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart as expected, starting with 136,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of "Glee" claimed its first No. 1 rece ...

  29. Bieber's Back At No. 1, Katy Perry's 'Gurls' Get Busy

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" album is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, but with a rather dreary sales figure . . . It's the Bieb's fourth nonconsecutive week at the top of the chart . . . the National, the Dead Weathe ...