1. 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 ...

  2. 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: ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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: ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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: ...

  10. 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: ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. '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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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" ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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% ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. '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 ...

  40. '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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

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