1. Taylor Swift, Kanye West Named Top Female and Male Artists of 2009

    December 10, 2009 1:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift is forced to share a stage with Kanye West again. Only this time, we think she'll like the experience a bit better. As Billboard reveals in its year-end charts, Swift and West are side by side as Top Female and Top Male Artist of t ...

  2. Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon Top iTunes 2009 Charts

    December 09, 2009 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 On Tuesday (Dec. 8), iTunes released Rewind 2009, its lists of the year's best and best-selling music. Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" was the best-selling song at the country's leading music retailer. Kings of Leon's ...

  3. Ask Billboard: "Idol" Worship

    December 04, 2009 4:55 PM EST 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. CHARTING THE DECADE Dear Gary, Ho ...

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" ...

  5. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Aventura

    December 03, 2009 11:03 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop singer Miley Cyrus lands in the No. 1 position on the Hot Tours rankings with $6.2 million reported from five U.S. markets on her solo world tour. The top reported gross of just over $2 million was from a two-show stint at Nassau Veterans Memori ...

  6. Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 02, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Niel ...

  7. Cyber Monday Misses Music: The Biz Waits For Cyber Week After Christmas Instead

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST While Cyber Monday managed to create a stir in most of the retail world, the music industry is waiting for the last week of December and the first week of January for its digital music bonanza. That's when stores like iTunes realize sales fro ...

  8. Listen Free: Hottest Holiday Albums of 2009

    November 27, 2009 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Listen to the hottest holiday albums released this year, right here on Billboard.com. Check out the latest sonic season's greetings from Sting , Andrea Bocelli , Tori Amos , Bob Dylan , Miley Cyrus and Carrie Underwood . Then head over to the c ...

  9. Jaicko: 'Yeah' He Can

    November 25, 2009 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna may have put Barbados on the musical map, but native Jaicko (pronounced Jay-ko) is ready to take his island flair to new heights. Combining pop with Caribbean style, the singer/songwriter signed with Capitol Records earlier this year and soo ...

  10. Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood Bring Holiday Cheer To 'Very Special Christmas 7'

    November 24, 2009 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 With a lineup that includes Miley Cyrus , Carrie Underwood , Colbie Caillat , Sean Kingston and others, the seventh "A Very Special Christmas" Special Olympics benefit album has a younger audience in its crosshairs. "That was the game ...

  11. Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Overturns, 1 Dead

    November 20, 2009 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Virginia State Police say one person was killed when a tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus overturned, but the 16-year-old "Hannah Montana" star was not on board. Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the bus overturned around 8:15 a.m. Friday on Intersta ...

  12. Jay-Z Rules Hot 100, Lady Antebellum Jumps Into Top 10

    November 19, 2009 10:57 AM EST 0 0 0 As reported in a breaking Billboard.com news story yesterday, Jay-Z earns his fourth Hot 100 No. 1 with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys . All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this ...

  13. JLS Edges Out Robbie Williams On U.K. Chart

    November 16, 2009 8:21 AM EST 0 0 0 In a close-run battle between U.K. chart heavyweights, "X Factor" graduates JLS just pipped Robbie Williams to the top spot on the new album survey. On the new singles chart, Black Eyed Peas scored their third No. 1 inside six months, and ...

  14. Jackson's 'This Is It' Passes $200 Million Worldwide

    November 12, 2009 3:37 PM EST 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's concert movie "This Is It" has taken more than $200 million at box offices worldwide in the first two weeks of release, the studio behind the movie said on Thursday. Sony Pictures Entertainment said the movie had gr ...

  15. Rihanna's 'Roulette' Lands In Hot 100's Top 10

    November 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna earns her 12th career top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart released today, as "Russian Roulette" rockets 75-9, triggered by first-week download sales of 132,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Russian Roulette" also o ...

  16. Justin Bieber's 'World' Centers On Young Love

    November 11, 2009 12:12 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago, Justin Bieber was a kid from Toronto who had a gift for singing sweet-natured covers of Usher hits, a penchant for playing the drums and a resourceful mother who posted clips of him on YouTube. Today, Bieber could be the biggest tween he ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat

    November 06, 2009 5:27 PM EST 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. WHAT'S HER 20? Hi Gary, I wa ...

  18. DeRulo Tops Hot 100, But Swift Swoops In With Record-Breaking Debut Sum

    November 05, 2009 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Jason DeRulo is the fourth artist of 2009 to take their first charting single to No. 1 as his "Whatcha Say" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart released yesterday (Nov. 5). He replaces fellow newbie Owl City , which sees its "Fireflies&q ...

  19. Michael Jackson Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'This Is It'

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released today (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the fifth-best sales week ...

  20. Cheryl Cole Owns U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    November 02, 2009 10:39 AM EST 0 0 0 C heryl Cole joined the select band of solo female artists to achieve simultaneous U.K. No. 1 singles and albums yesterday. The Girls Aloud member and "X Factor" judge's debut solo album "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Univer ...

  21. Owl City's 'Fireflies' Lands At No. 1 On Hot 100

    October 29, 2009 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Minnesota native Adam Young, better known as Owl City , moves 7-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fireflies," his debut effort on the list. The track earns the Digital Gainer honor, moving 2-1 on Digital Songs with 196,000 downloads (up 26% ...

  22. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Depeche Mode, Steely Dan

    October 29, 2009 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop star Miley Cyrus tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with box office totals from six markets reported by national tour promoter AEG Live. So far the singer's 2009 world tour has drawn the most fans in the Detroit market with a crowd of 16,14 ...

  23. Chart Beat Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown Band

    October 28, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE WINNER BY A MILEY: The new No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart is the 200th leader in the list's history. How far back does the chart date? The survey first appeared in Billboard's pages in the print issue dated Oct ...

  24. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which features ...

  25. 'New Moon' Rises At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 153,000 copies sold (up 33%) in its first full week of release while Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" settles for a debut at No. 2 with 137,00 ...

  26. Miley Cyrus Sells Out U.K. Arena Tour

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus has added an extra date at London's 23,000-capacity O2 Arena to meet demand after selling out her 2009 U.K./Ireland tour. The new date takes place on Dec. 29 and will form the teenager's fifth and final London show of her tou ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 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. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT Af ...

  28. Photos of the Week: Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Ne-Yo

    October 23, 2009 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shakira got kissy at the Whitney, Miley Cyrus got sexy in the city and Jennifer Hudson got cozy with Versace. TLC reunited for charity, Michael Bublé crooned for the Brits, and Ne-Yo threw one hell of a birthday party. It all happened this week, and ...

  29. Chart Beat Thursday: Happy (Early) Holidays

    October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: More than a week before Halloween, and five weeks before Thanksgiving, the Billboard 200 is being decorated with a sleighful of yuletide albums. Five new holiday sets enter the Billboard 200, led by Bob Dy ...

  30. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears ' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  31. Buble Stays On Top, 'New Moon' Grabs No. 2 On Billboard 200

    October 21, 2009 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The penthouse of the Billboard 200 chart is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Bublé 's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week. The album's first full week in stores keeps it firmly in the penthouse with 203 ...

  32. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackso ...

  33. Timbaland Premieres 'Shock Value II' Debut Single

    October 16, 2009 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland debuted the first single from his forthcoming "Shock Value II" today (Oct. 16) on Ryan Seacrest's website . The synth and bass heavy "Morning After Dark" features the seductive vocals of French-American singer SoSh ...

  34. Britney Spears, Justin Bieber Score Top Hot 100 Debuts

    October 15, 2009 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s reported yesterday , Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her new single, "3," begins its chart life at the top. The track's arrival is fueled by 255,000 first- ...

  35. Hot Soundtracks: Twlight New Moon, This Is It, Where the Wild Things Are

    October 15, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard chronicles what's hot in movie music with our weekly Soundtracks chart , and right here on Billboard.com you can listen to some of the biggest soundtracks of the week in their entirety. Just click on the "play" buttons below ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Jackson Film Scores Sellouts Galore Before Opening

    October 15, 2009 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Advance sales for "This Is It" look set to make the concert movie starring the late Michael Jackson into one of the hottest tickets of the year. Two weeks ahead of its opening, the singer's concert movie "This Is It" has gen ...

  38. John Mayer Live Comes to Fuse, Miley Cyrus Flitters from Twitter

    October 14, 2009 5:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Fuse announces our next big simulcast concert, John Mayer at the Beacon Theater in New York on Nov. 17 to celebrate his new album "Battle Studies". Miley Cyrus drops som ...

  39. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept ...

  40. The Daily Noise 10.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 10.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    October 14, 2009 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fuse announces its simulcast concert, John Mayer at the Beacon Theatre, Bill steps in when Miley and more celebs flee Twitter, Skillet talks about their new album "Awake" and the stigma sometimes attached to being a Christian rock band. Jo ...

  41. Michael Buble Beats Kiss On Billboard 200

    October 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After only three days of sales, Michael Bublé's "Crazy Love" opens atop the Billboard 200 chart with 132,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the pop singer his second No. 1 album. Bublé's last set, 2007's &quo ...

  42. Tokio Hotel Aims To Translate Euro Success To U.S.

    October 12, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sometimes, much weirder things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards than Kanye West interrupting an acceptance speech. Take the 2008 VMAs ceremony, for example, when the A-list glamour of Hollywood's Paramount Studios red carpet was upset by th ...

  43. Jay Sean Leads Packed Hot 100 Top Five

    October 08, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported , Jay Sean has halted the Black Eyed Peas ' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100. Sean's debut single "Down," featuring Lil Wayne , crowns the list with a 2-1 jump. Video: Jay Sean performs "Down&qu ...

  44. Illfonics Hope Kid Cudi Production Sends Them Over The 'Moon'

    October 07, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last month, producer Matt Friedman got his first taste of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 when Kid Cudi 's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," for which he produced a track titled "Enter Galactic," entered at ...

  45. Jason Derulo Takes Off With 'Whatcha Say' Single

    October 06, 2009 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 While other grade school kids were carving their names on lunchroom tables, Jason Derulo was busy writing music; the Florida native penned his first track, "Crush On You," when he was eight years old. The singer/songwriter, who has been pe ...

  46. Twenty Tweets From Musical Minds

    October 06, 2009 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat is back from a visit to the Twitterverse. Here is a random sampling of recent musings from the personalities who impact our charts. Lady Gaga "In studio writing music, already used up a whole can of hairspray. Feels like home." ...

  47. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am ...

  48. 'Feeling' Steady: Black Eyed Peas Match Decade Mark On Hot 100

    October 01, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its 14th week at the Hot 100 summit, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas matches Mariah Carey 's "We Belong Together" for longest No. 1 stay this decade. The Peas have now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks, ...

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