1. Ask Billboard: Is Katy Perry's 'Prism' Better Than 'Teenage Dream'?

    October 25, 2013 7:35 PM EDT A look at possible singles from - and the future success of - Perry's new album. Plus, women are ruling the Hot 100 at a nearly historic level As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to ask ...

  2. Lorde's 'Royals' Expands Reign To R&B Radio

    October 25, 2013 12:38 PM EDT Even though its lyrics decry some of the clichés of R&B/hip-hop ("Every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom"), Lorde's "Royals" is finding favor at the radio format. The track enters Bil ...

  3. Lorde's 'Royals' Is Hot 100's Ruler For Fourth Week

    October 23, 2013 1:25 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" sits in the Billboard Hot 100's throne for a fourth week, establishing the longest rule by a woman this year, and reaches No. 1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Eminem, meanwhile, debuts in the Hot 100's to ...

  4. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam also previously topped the Billboard 200 wit ...

  5. Big Freedia Brings Bounce to the Masses, Confirms Twerking is 'Definitely Not Dead'

    October 23, 2013 12:39 AM EDT New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia is twerking his way to TV screens. The openly gay rapper, a representative of the city's vibrant underground music scene, debuted his weekly Fuse show, "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce," earlier t ...

  6. Q4 Label Special: RCA's Tom Corson and Peter Edge on Miley, Britney & JT, the Adult Xmas Market, 'Focusing on Hip-Hop & Rock' (From the Magazine)

    October 22, 2013 12:21 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Justin Timberlake,  "The 20/20 Experience" 2.9M TEA, 2.3M copies No. 1, 30 weeks P!nk,  "The Truth About Love" 1.4M TEA, 820,000 copies No. 1, 56 weeks A$AP Rocky,  "Live.Love.A$AP" 670,000 TEA, ...

  7. YouTube Music Awards Nominations Announced

    October 21, 2013 11:00 PM EDT YouTube on Monday announced nominations for its first Music Awards, to be directed by Spike Jonez and set for live webcasting on Nov. 3 from New York City's Pier 36.  The online video juggernaut asked viewers to vote on the nominations , wh ...

  8. Chart Highlights: Avril Lavigne Tells Husband Chad Kroeger, 'Let Me Go'; Kacey Musgraves' 'Arrow' Lands On Country Airplay

    October 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Lavigne and Kroeger chart their first collaboration on Adult Pop Songs, while Kacey Musgraves' same-sex relationship equality anthem finds support at country Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every M ...

  9. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Pop Songs Chart

    October 21, 2013 1:05 PM EDT The song's crossover continues, as it takes over atop the mainstream top 40 radio airplay tally Lorde lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart with "Royals." With the coronation, the 16-year-old New Zealander ...

  10. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 7:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  11. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  12. Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 18, 2013 8:38 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Pearl Jam should secure its fifth No. 1 album, while rock legend Paul McCartney is heading for the top five with his latest effort, "New." Also aiming for the top five are the Avett Brothers, wi ...

  13. Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 18, 2013 8:13 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Pearl Jam should secure its fifth No. 1 album, while rock legend Paul McCartney is heading for the top five with his new effort, "New." Also aiming for the top five: Avett Brothers, with its lates ...

  14. Dolly Parton Raps, References Miley During 'Queen Latifah Show' Spot

    October 18, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Dolly Parton: singer, amusement park magnate, actress... and rapper? The country star is putting in an appearance on Queen Latifah's talk show next Monday (Oct. 21) to promote her appearance in a new Christmas film, and according to a preview ...

  15. Chart Moves: Korn Meets Dave Matthews Band in Top 10, Stone Temple Pilots Return

    October 18, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus rang the bell at No. 1 with the arrival of her new album, "Bangerz." The set sold 270,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That marks the largest sales week for a solo wom ...

  16. Morning Fix: Katy Perry's Exec Team on 'Prism' Roll-Out; SFX Shares Keep Dropping; Drake Breaks R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Record; 'Bangerz' Nets Year's Biggest Sales Week for Women

    October 18, 2013 6:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE KATY PERRY'S EXECUTIVE TEAM ON 'PRISM' ROLL-OUT: STEVE BARNETT, MARTIN KIRKUP, GREG THOMPSON IN THEIR OWN WORDS Katy Perry's unprecedented success with 2010's "Teenag ...

  17. Latin Stars Romeo Santos and Prince Royce Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 17, 2013 7:12 PM EDT Two Latin stars make their respective debuts on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week: Romeo Santos and Prince Royce.   The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Ins ...

  18. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Nets Year's Biggest Sales Week for a Woman

    October 17, 2013 4:37 PM EDT .522 k 6 0 Miley Cyrus' chart-topping "Bangerz" album has earned the year's largest sales week for a solo woman, and the second-largest for a pop album. "Bangerz" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 270,000 cop ...

  19. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Nets Year's Biggest Sales Week for a Woman

    October 17, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' chart-topping "Bangerz" album has earned the year's largest sales week for a solo woman, and the second-largest for a pop album. "Bangerz" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 270,000 copies ac ...

  20. Miley Cyrus To Perform at MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 17, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Parents be warned. Miley Cyrus is returning to the MTV stage – this time in Amsterdam. The pop star will perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in the Dutch capital, the broadcaster said today. She’ll join the likes of previously announced ...

  21. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's latest album, "Lighting Bolt," will sell between 170,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Oct. 20, industry sources say. ...

  22. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:18 PM EDT 1.067 k 584 1 0 Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the band's latest album, "Lightning Bolt," will sell around 170,000 to 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on S ...

  23. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As forecast last week, Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new release "Bangerz," selling 270,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Counting her soundtrack albums as the Disney character H ...

  24. Charlotte Church Slams the ‘Culture of Demeaning Women in Pop Music’

    October 15, 2013 6:06 AM EDT U.K. singer Charlotte Church late Monday criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, lashing out at the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their raunchy performances. The 27-year-old Welsh musician, who was one of the British ...

  25. McCartney Defends Miley: 'We've Seen Worse Than That!'

    October 14, 2013 8:24 PM EDT Still find Miley Cyrus' twerking schtick utterly appalling? Paul McCartney questions your reasoning. In an interview with Sky News , the former Beatle defended the popstar's recent tongue-waggling, half-naked ways, particularly her perfo ...

  26. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offe ...

  27. Miley Cyrus Achieves Rare U.K. Charts Double Has Top Album, Single

    October 14, 2013 9:21 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flags ...

  28. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flag ...

  29. Miley Cyrus Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Pusha T and Panic at the Disco Aiming for Top Five

    October 11, 2013 9:55 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus is set for a No. 1 debut with "Bangerz," while rapper Pusha T and rock act Panic! at the Disco are on course for top five bows with their latest efforts. As earlier reported ...

  30. Miley Cyrus Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200, Pusha T and Panic! at the Disco Aiming for Top 5

    October 11, 2013 9:13 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 albums chart, Miley Cyrus is set for a No. 1 debut with "Bangerz," while rapper Pusha T and rock act Panic! at the Disco are on course for top five bows with their latest efforts. As previously report ...

  31. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake Lead American Music Awards Nominations

    October 10, 2013 10:28 AM EDT Rihanna, Florida Georgia Line, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars also score multiple nods; Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons to perform on Nov. 24 show The nominations are in for the American Music Awards , and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis could be amon ...

  32. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Set for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 09, 2013 5:27 PM EDT Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" is set to bang the gong at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the album -- released yesterday (Oct. 8) -- could sell around 250,000 copies by the end of the tracking we ...

  33. Lorde's 'Royals' Remains Atop Hot 100

    October 09, 2013 1:18 PM EDT The song logs a second week at the summit, takes over atop the On-Demand Songs chart and claims top Airplay Gainer honors for a second straight week. Plus, Miley Cyrus reaches the Radio Songs top 10 and Britney Spears bounds back up the Hot 10 ...

  34. Lorde's 'Royals' Remains Atop Hot 100

    October 09, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Lorde's "Royals" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, rises to the top of the On-Demand Songs chart and takes top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second frame.   The song's continued reign adds to Lorde&# ...

  35. Sinead O'Connor Says Miley Cyrus Supporters Are Urging Her to Commit Suicide

    October 08, 2013 10:10 PM EDT It's round four of a week-long exchange between Sinead O'Connor and Miley Cyrus, with the former penning a new and lengthy letter claiming that the pop singer's actions have led cyber-bullies to urge her to commit suicide. O' ...

  36. Chart Highlights: Lorde's 'Team' Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet's Back On Adult Pop Songs

    October 07, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album 'Pure Heroine,' while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy Currington Chart Highlights offers a sneak ...

  37. Anna Kendrick Tops AC Chart With 'Cups'

    October 07, 2013 1:05 PM EDT A year after the movie's premiere, the 'Pitch Perfect' hit crowns its first Billboard airplay chart More than a year after the release of "Pitch Perfect," the movie's lead Anna Kendrick reaches No. 1 on Billboard&# ...

  38. Miley Cyrus Parodies Government Shutdown, Performs the Hits on 'SNL'

    October 06, 2013 2:10 AM EDT Saturday night with Miley was neither the trainwreck nor the twerk-filled spectacle many expected it to become. Instead, the second episode of the new season of "Saturday Night Live" was just the right amount of audacious and, at best ...

  39. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  40. Ask Billboard: The #PraiseTheLorde Edition

    October 04, 2013 2:05 PM EDT As 'Royals' reaches the top of the Hot 100 this week, readers weigh in for an-all Lorde 'Ask Billboard' mailbag. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com ...

  41. Sinead O'Connor Threatens Legal Action If Miley Cyrus Doesn't Apologize

    October 04, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor has reacted forcefully to online taunting by Miley Cyrus in the wake of her impassioned letter to the singer, demanding an apology and threatening legal action for potentially damaging her career. Following O'Connor&# ...

  42. Future Previews 'Honest' Album; Talks Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj Collabos

    October 04, 2013 10:45 AM EDT If you've ever been around Future, you know that it takes him a minute to open up. At first it comes off a bit egotistical as he sits there in dark shades and a draping hoodie -- but it's just that the Atlanta rapper finds comfort in th ...

  43. Miley vs. Katy: Whose 'SNL' Performance Are You Most Looking Forward To?

    October 03, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Beginning with last weekend's season premiere, "Saturday Night Live" season is now in full gear. The premiere, hosted by Tina Fey, saw Arcade Fire play two songs off the band's upcoming "Reflektor" release, transitio ...

  44. Drake Scores 11th No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    October 03, 2013 8:27 PM EDT In the same week as his chart-topping debut of "Nothing was the Same," Drake takes over at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan. The song’s 3-1 rise ends Robin Thicke’s reign with ...

  45. Lorde's 'Royal' Reign Spurs Debut on Social 50 Chart

    October 03, 2013 7:40 PM EDT In the same week Lorde rises to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash single "Royals," she also debuts on the Social 50 chart. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wiki ...

  46. Miley Cyrus Mocks Sinead O'Connor: 'Before Amanda Bynes There Was...'

    October 03, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has received your open letter, Sinead O'Connor, with its warnings against "selling your body" for attention and profit. In response the 20-year-old pop singer, fresh off her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Wrecking Ball,& ...

  47. Lorde's 'Royals' Crowns Hot 100

    October 02, 2013 2:21 PM EDT Lorde leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakthrough hit "Royals," which claims the summit from Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" after the latter song led for two weeks.   Meanwhile, Ylvis' novelty song ...

  48. Ross On Radio: How Miley Cyrus Became The One That We Want

    October 02, 2013 12:05 PM EDT When Mad magazine did its parody of the movie “Grease” 35 years ago, there was a cartoon panel that showed Olivia Newton-John as the demure, preppy Sandy, surveying the obstacles to her love for John Travolta’s tough-guy Danny Zuko. “I love him, ...

  49. Chart Highlights: Rihanna Returns, Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock, Yandel Leads Latin Airplay

    September 30, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Rihanna extends her mark for the most Pop Songs visits, Fitz and the Tantrums take over atop two rock tallies and Yandel leads Latin Airplay, while duo partner Wisin debuts with his own track Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select gro ...

  50. Ask Billboard: How Does The Hot 100 Work?

    September 29, 2013 8:05 AM EDT Readers check in on how the Hot 100's points system ranks songs, the record run of AWOLNATION's 'Sail' and the many animals running rampant in current hits As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as ...

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