1. 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 ...

  2. '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, ...

  3. Pearl Jam Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200 In 13 Years

    September 30, 2009 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran Seattle band Pearl Jam bows atop the Billboard 200 chart this week with its ninth studio album, "Backspacer," shifting 189,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's fourth chart-topper and first since 1 ...

  4. Photos of the Week: Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, U2

    September 25, 2009 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 A president bantered with two music legends. One '80s star commemorated Michael Jackson in Milan while another paid respect to DJ AM in Brooklyn. Justin Timberlake showed off his Emmy, Miley Cyrus provoked adoring screams in concert in the land ...

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blo ...

  6. Taylor Swift Climbs Hot 100, Black Eyed Peas Still No. 1

    September 24, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyes Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" reigns for a 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100, besting the 12-week stay at the summit of "Boom Boom Pow," the Peas' previous single that directly preceded its follow-up at No. 1. ...

  7. Roman Candle Keeps It In The Family

    September 23, 2009 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 The sex, drugs and a rock'n'roll lifestyle couldn't be less representative of Nashville alt-country trio Roman Candle if it tried. The band's tours are a family affair, with married bandmates Skip and Timshel Matheny's two k ...

  8. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200, Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his new album "The Blueprint 3" shifting 298,000 copies (down 37%) in its second week. The set bowed atop the list last week with 476,000 . Traditionally, No. 1-debut ...

  9. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week's to ...

  10. The Daily Noise 9.16.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.16.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 16, 2009 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z and the Beatles reign supreme on the charts, Coldplay's copyright case is closed and O.A.R. plans a live album. Abbey Road , The Beatles , beyonce , Bill Werde , Jay-z , The Daily Noise , Fuse , the blueprint 3 , Kanye West , beatles reis ...

  11. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to N ...

  12. Chart Beat Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Kings Of Leon, Miley Cyrus

    September 09, 2009 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 CARRIE ON: Carrie Underwood collects the highest debut by a female artist this year on Country Songs, as "Cowboy Casanova" ropes a No. 26 start. Among all acts, Underwood's new hit ties Brad Paisley 's "Then" for the ye ...

  13. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston� ...

  14. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint 3' Release Date Moved To Sept. 8

    September 05, 2009 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" becomes the latest superstar album release to shuffle its release date, according to changes on Amazon.com, Rhapsody.com and WEA's distribution Web site. The Roc Nation set, originally scheduled for a Fr ...

  15. Pearl Jam Posts Week's Highest Hot 100 Debut, Peas Stay On Top

    September 03, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam scores the week's highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, which also sees the Black Eyed Peas , Jay Sean and Creed all making waves. Entering at No. 56 is the Seattle rock band's "The Fixer," which earns Pearl Jam its b ...

  16. Whitney Houston's Comeback Headed To Top Billboard 200 Chart

    September 02, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston struggled with her voice during her much-hyped comeback performance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday (Sept. 1). But, industry prognosticators are suggesting the soul music diva won't trip up on the chart ...

  17. The Daily Noise 9.2.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.2.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 02, 2009 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Colbie Caillat debuts No. 1, Bill plays "Has anyone talked to Beyonce?" and the Script are overwhelmed by their touring partners. Colbie Caillat , Wyclef Jean , u2 , paul mccartney , Miley Cyrus , The Daily Noise , The Script , Michelle Wi ...

  18. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  19. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley's 'Time' Comes Early, Houston's On Deck

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as expected, but Miley Cyrus crashes the party at No. 3. The latter's Wal-Mart-exclusive EP "The Time of Our Lives" enters early, as the set's r ...

  20. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundSc ...

  21. Black Eyed Peas Hold Top Spot On Hot 100

    August 27, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas sit at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 yet again are with "I Gotta Feeling," extending the group's unprecedent run at the top of the chart to 21 weeks. Elsewhere on the chart, "Down," by Jay Sean featur ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney ... vs. Mariah

    August 21, 2009 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN ... VS. MIMI Hi Gary, This e-mail is a follow up to last week's entry from Neil Massey, who asked about album sales of Whitney Houston and Madonna . I'm curious as to how Mariah Carey stacks up against her two ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one ...

  24. Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z Make Noise On Hot 100

    August 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday , the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feeli ...

  25. Shake-Up On Hot 100 As Miley And Jay-Z Make Noise

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday, the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feel ...

  26. Kaci Battaglia's "Crazy" Life: Q&A and Song

    August 18, 2009 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kaci Battaglia may be a "new artist" to some, but the 21-year-old Tampa Bay beauty was cutting albums and touring the world back when Miley Cyrus was still braiding Barbie's hair. Having first caught the music bug at age three, signin ...

  27. Miley Cyrus, George Strait Headed For Big Chart Debuts

    August 14, 2009 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next week the King of Country looks like he'll dethrone the King of Pop, as George Strait 's new release "Twang" will be the top selling album in the U.S. Industry prognosticators think "Twang" will sell at least 140,00 ...

  28. Ask Billboard: Madonna vs. Whitney: Who's Sold More?

    August 14, 2009 3:20 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. MATERIAL GIRL VS. EVERY WOMAN Hi G ...

  29. George Strait Likely To Top Billboard 200

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Next week the King of Country looks like he'll dethrone the King of Pop, as George Strait's new release "Twang" will be the top selling album in the United States. Industry prognosticators believe "Twang" will sell at ...

  30. Chart Beat Thursday: Sugarland, Selena Gomez, Jordin Sparks

    August 13, 2009 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 HIGH COUNTRY WORK WHERE?: Sugarland and Gloriana not only make splashy chart entrances with their new albums, the acts combine to achieve feats never before accomplished in the 18-year Nielsen SoundScan era on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. O ...

  31. Cyrus Replaces Mariah On 'Today'

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus will replace Mariah Carey as the season-ending performance of the Toyota-sponsored “Today” show summer concert series, according to a show representative. The schedule change has been attributed to the recent delay of Carey’s upcoming ...

  32. Miley Cyrus' Pole Dance At Teen Choice Awards Sparks Controversy

    August 12, 2009 2:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three days after her performance of new single "Party in the U.S.A." at the Teen Choice Awards, Miley Cyrus is still facing controversy over the risqué number, which featured a prominent pole and some questionable dance moves. Cyrus appear ...

  33. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  34. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Hit The Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which d ...

  35. Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey Debut High On Billboard Hot 100

    July 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hannah Montana edges out Mariah Carey on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego claims her first top 10 on the chart. "He Could Be the One" debuts at No. 10, just above Carey's "Obsessed," which d ...

  36. Colbie Caillat, Ting Tings Shake Up Billboard Hot 100

    July 09, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Colbie Caillat , Mary Mary and the Ting Tings shake up the Billboard Hot 100 in a week where the top five spots on the chart remain unchanged. Caillat has the week's hot shot debut at No. 12 with "Falling For You," the first song from ...

  37. Chart Beat: Miley Cyrus, 3OH!3, Alice In Chains

    July 08, 2009 2:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 'CLIMB' COMPLETED: Miley Cyrus has spent the second half of the 2000s topping various Billboard album charts. This week, she notches her first No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary radio airplay survey. "The Climb" ascends 2-1, pushing ...

  38. Michael Jackson Continues To Shake Up Charts

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In the first full week following Michael Jackson's death on June 25, his catalog of solo albums shifted 800,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's up a whopping 90% compared with the previous week, when his solo sets moved 422,000 . ...

  39. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Drake, Mariah Carey

    June 25, 2009 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 FAMILY AFFAIR, PART 1: Jonas Brothers burst onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album, featuring first single "Paranoid" and "Before the Storm," a duet with Miley Cyrus, is the sibl ...

  40. Chart Beat: Elton John, David Cook, Maxwell

    June 24, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 ELTON'S ELLIOT 'ELECTRICITY' : Considering the thunderous applause that "Billy Elliot: The Musical" is eliciting on Broadway, it's fitting that the production's signature song, "Electricity," extends a pr ...

  41. Metro Station Ready To Roll With Miley

    June 19, 2009 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Touring with your little sister may not seem appealing to most rockers. But when the sibling in question is Miley Cyrus, older bro Trace Cyrus and his band, Metro Station -- riding high with its own hits "Shake It" and "Kelsey" - ...

  42. Miley Cyrus Selling Out U.K., Irish Arenas

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Live. The tour now includes four dates at London O2 Arena after the fi ...

  43. Miley Cyrus Breaks Out U.K. Concert Dates

    June 12, 2009 1:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus has announced dates for her first U.K. tour which will start in December, as she continues to build a pop music career in her own right rather than as her alter-ego Hannah Montana. Cyrus, 16, who plays a schoolgirl wit ...

  44. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portland ...

  45. Miley Cyrus Plans 2009 Tour With Paperless Ticketing

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Miley Cyrus, riding high on the success of her "Hannah Montana" film and soundtrack, has announced plans for a 45-date North American tour this fall. The tour, which features Metro Station as opening act, kicks off September 14 in Portla ...

  46. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  47. Daughtry Debuts High On Hot 100

    May 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce floats into the top 5, Jeremih scores the week's biggest digital and airplay gains and Daughtry debuts in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Beyonce's "Halo" rises 8-5 in a top 10 led by the Black Eye ...

  48. Bob Dylan Marks Second Week As U.K. No. 1

    May 11, 2009 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Together Through Life" (Columbia/Sony BMG), as "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island) by Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz took the single ...

  49. Ask Billboard

    May 01, 2009 1:11 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. CAN YOU MAKE CENTS OF THIS? Hello ...

  50. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

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