1. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M. 's "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singl ...

  2. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Vicente Fernandez, Taylor Swift

    February 11, 2010 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop star Miley Cyrus reigns atop the latest Hot Tours rankings based on totals from December European performances of her Wonder World Tour. Reported by promoter AEG Live, box office grosses totaled $21.9 million (US$) for 11 shows in four markets. ...

  3. Ask Billboard: Miley's New Movie Music

    February 05, 2010 3:35 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. SNEAKING A FEW MORE PEAKS Hi Gary ...

  4. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 1:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) were ...

  5. Miley Cyrus To Play Rock In Rio Madrid

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus is to play her first concert in Spain at the Rock in Rio Madrid 2010 festival on June 6, an event which organizer Roberto Medina says will be dedicated to the family on that day. Bon Jovi (June 4), Shakira and Rihanna (both June 5) wer ...

  6. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 D rake , Lil Wayne , Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page , the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special per ...

  7. Ke$ha's Time Isn't Up on Hot 100; Train Rolls Into Top 10

    January 21, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 K e$ha 's "TiK ToK" tacks on a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and moves into the pole position of Radio Songs (2-1), claiming the No. 1 spot with 119.7 million listener impressions. The title also maintains its perch atop Digit ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Hot 100 'Peak' Performances

    January 08, 2010 7:55 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. PEAK FORM Hi Gary, Happy 2010 (or ...

  9. Ke$ha's 'TiK ToK' Won't Stop On Hot 100

    January 07, 2010 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 A week after setting the mark for best weekly digital sales total by a female artist (610,000 downloads), Ke$ha maintains her hold atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "TiK ToK" logs a third week at the summit. The song shifted 394,000 downloads ...

  10. Taylor Swift Edges Susan Boyle For 2009's Top-Selling Album

    January 06, 2010 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" reigns for a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 137,000 (down 73%) according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing her cumulative sales total up to 3,104,000. However, while that is ...

  11. Kara DioGuardi: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 05, 2010 5:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Let's coin a new term to describe Kara DioGuardi : Instead of a multihyphenate, she's a mega-hyphenate. The songwriter-producer-publisher-A&R executive-"American Idol" judge starts 2010 with a slate of songs to write, artists ...

  12. Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink Added To Grammy Performers Line Up

    January 05, 2010 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga , Pink, Green Day , Dave Matthews Band and Zac Brown Band are the latest acts scheduled to perform at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, it was announced today (Jan. 5) on the Recording Academy's official twitter page . Taking place at th ...

  13. Ke$ha Controls Hot 100 Summit For A Second Week

    December 31, 2009 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As reported yesterday on Billboard. com , Ke$ha maintains her perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "TiK ToK" while setting the record for most single-week downloads by a female artist (610,000). The prior female mark was ...

  14. 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: ...

  15. Ke$ha Sets Female Download Record

    December 30, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In what is traditionally a high-volume download week thanks to shiny new MP3 players under the tree and download cards stuffed in stockings, a sales mark falls by the wayside as Ke$ha 's "TiK ToK" shifts 610,000 digital tracks for the ...

  16. Best Of The 2000s: Part 1

    December 22, 2009 11:30 AM 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: ...

  17. Rage Against The Machine Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 21, 2009 7:08 AM EST 0 0 0 Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination of ...

  18. RATM Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination ...

  19. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Phish, Wisin & Yandel

    December 17, 2009 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus sits atop the latest Top Tours ranking as she completed the North American leg of her 2009 world tour with sold out concerts in Southeastern U.S. markets. Miami's American Airlines Arena hosted the tour on Dec. 2, producing the high ...

  20. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 17, 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. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 ...

  21. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 16, 2009 5:30 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. 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: ...

  23. Rage Against The Machine Vs 'X Factor' For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 15, 2009 8:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Rage Against the Machine and "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry are engaged in a fierce battle for the U.K. Christmas No. 1 single. The Official Charts Company said that Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name" (Sony Mu ...

  24. Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas and Beyoncé Lead Year-End Charts

    December 14, 2009 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Swift Is Top Pop Artist Of The Year; Peas Top Pop Group 2009 was the year of Taylor Swift . During the past 12 months, she transitioned from a breakthrough country artist into a genuine pop star, and now the Big Machine singer/songwriter takes the c ...

  25. Joe McElderry Wins 'X-Factor' Talent Show

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teenager Joe McElderry won the sixth series of popular TV show "The X Factor" on Sunday, and is widely tipped to top the Christmas charts with his debut single, a cover of Miley Cyrus's "The Climb" (Syco/Sony Music Enterta ...

  26. Grammys Will Honor Michael Jackson; Miley Cyrus Nomination Pulled

    December 11, 2009 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Academy today (Dec. 11) announced that Michael Jackson is among seven Lifetime Achievement Award honorees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 30. The King of Pop, whose sudden passing in June shook the music industry and fans wor ...

  27. 'Empire State of Mind' Co-writer In Disbelief Over Song's Success

    December 11, 2009 11:02 AM EST 0 0 0 As Jay-Z and Alicia Keys lock up their fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Empire State of Mind," there isn't anyone as excited about the feat as singer/songwriter/producer Angela Hunte. Along with writing partner J ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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" ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

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