1. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 RI-WARDED: As "What's My Name?" vaults 60-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , Rihanna continues to enhance a commanding chart history that began the week of June 11, 2005, when "Pon De Replay" debuted at No. 97. "What's M ...

  2. Country Albums Rule Top Three on Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan), ...

  3. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST For the first time in three years, the top three selling albums in the U.S. are all country efforts. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (320,000; down 69% according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  4. Country Albums Rule Top Three On Billboard 200

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the Billboard 200 , country rules the top three roost for the first time in three years with Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" holding court at No. 1 for a second week, Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" arriving at No. 2 an ...

  5. Rihanna Climbs To U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    November 08, 2010 5:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Cheryl Cole achieved her second solo No. 1 album and Rihanna her third solo chart-topping single as new U.K. sales data was published by the Official Charts Company. Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 2-1 ...

  6. Neil Diamond, "Dreams"

    November 05, 2010 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Given his role as one of pop's most respected songwriters, Neil Diamond might be expected to fill a covers album with underappreciated obscurities by tunesmiths less highly regarded than he. Well, perhaps next time. On "Dreams," Diamo ...

  7. Taylor Swift Likely to Top Next Week's Billboard 200

    November 05, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A familiar face will likely crown the Billboard 200 albums chart next week; all signs point to Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" easily holding for a second week atop the list, with perhaps 350,000 sold by week's end on Nov. 7, accordin ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Elton John, Taylor Swift, Shakira

    October 28, 2010 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 BLESSED 'UNION': As previously reported , country duo Sugarland bursts onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "The Incredible Machine." At No. 2, Kings of Leon arrive with "Come Around Sundown." At No. 3, another duo - an ...

  9. Alice Cooper Calls Rock Hall 2011 Nominees An 'Elite Class'

    October 06, 2010 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Alice Cooper . Not only did the platinum artist release his latest concert DVD, "The Theatre of Death," but he also kicked off another Halloween Hootenanny Tour with co-headliner Rob Zombie . And there was a ...

  10. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan , Dr. John , Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond . The Rock and Roll Hall of F ...

  11. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fa ...

  12. Will Kanye, Susan Boyle or Taylor Swift Rule the Holiday Season?

    September 27, 2010 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fate of music retailers' holiday sales season may rest not with a country-crossover auteur or a hip-hop oversharer or even the King of Pop, but with a momsy 50-year-old Scot drawn to show tunes. Yes, Taylor Swift and Kanye West will release ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Covering Cover Songs

    August 13, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  14. Axl Rose Slams Irving Azoff In $5 Million Countersuit

    May 19, 2010 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Axl Rose says his former manager tried to implement a scheme to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and, as part of the plot, failed to properly promote the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prospec ...

  15. Videos of the Week: Rihanna's a 'Rockstar,' Kate Gosselin Dances to 'Paparazzi,' 'Glee' does Oprah

    April 09, 2010 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Rihanna channels her innner "Rockstar" on "Idol," Kate Gosselin performs for "Paparazzi" on "Dancing with the Stars," the "Glee" cast gets ...

  16. Neil Diamond, Steven Tyler, Dr. Dre Rock Sox Season Opener

    April 05, 2010 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 2010 Major League Baseball season kicked off Sunday night (Apr. 4) at Boston's Fenway park, and it was a good night for fans of the Red Sox, who not only defeated the New York Yankees 9-7 but also got their fill of music moments thanks to N ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

    April 02, 2010 4:05 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. BEST VARIETY OF THE 70s, 80s AND ...

  18. Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album

    January 14, 2010 7:10 AM EST 0 0 0 More than six years after his death, Johnny Cash will return to record stores next month with a new album featuring one of the last songs the country legend ever wrote. "American VI: Ain't No Grave," billed as the final installment in ...

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry ...

  20. Chart Beat Thursday: "Glee" Cast, Andrea Bocelli, Neil Diamond

    December 17, 2009 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 'TIS THE 'SEASON': As the students go on winter break until their return to prime time in April, the soundtrack "Glee: Season One: The Music: Volume 2" starts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The first edition of the show' ...

  21. Eminem is Top Artist in Decade-End Charts; Neil Diamond Animates 'Chanukah'

    December 14, 2009 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the numbers are in--Billboard.com has just posted charts breaking down the top artists, songs, albums and tours of the decade. Eminem wins top artist, with Mariah Carey taking to ...

  22. The Daily Noise 12.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 14, 2009 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 Eminem named top artist in Billboard's decade-end charts, Neil Diamond makes animated video for "The Chanukah Song," Chris Brown upset that retailers aren't stocking his album. shinedown , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Ne ...

  23. Top Touring Artists of the Decade page 2

    December 11, 2009 1:31 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article « Previous Next » 11 THE POLICE Total Gross: $361,851,102 Number of Shows: 144 Total Attendance: 3,327,161 Number of Sell-Outs: 134 Setlist Essential: "Message in a Bottle" list divider 12 THE EAGLES Total Gross: $347,640,186 ...

  24. Chart Beat Tuesday: Neil Diamond, Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks

    November 24, 2009 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 HAVE YOURSELF A CHERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS: Neil Diamond enjoys his highest Adult Contemporary chart position in more than 17 years, as "Cherry Cherry Christmas" debuts at No. 26. Diamond last placed higher when "Don't Turn Around&q ...

  25. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, t ...

  26. 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% ...

  27. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1982

    October 27, 2009 2:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 'WHO' WAS NO. 1?: This week in 1982, Australia's Men at Work , fronted by singer/songwriter Colin Hay , topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their first U.S. single, "Who Can It Be Now?" In the print issue of Billboard dated Oc ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Ask Billboard: Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Queen

    September 25, 2009 6:16 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. DIAMOND (AND STREISAND) RECORDS De ...

  31. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humb ...

  32. 'Chapel of Love' Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songwriter Ellie Greenwich , who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. Th ...

  33. Pop Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. T ...

  34. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 11:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about country music on top of the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, as Reba McEntire scores her second topper on the chart. McEntire's "Keep On Loving You" enters at No. 1 with 96,000 copies, according to Nielse ...

  35. Chart Beat Wednesday: Linkin Park, Eagles, Shakira

    August 19, 2009 1:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 'NEW' NO. 1: Same as the old one, and that lifts Linkin Park into elite territory in the history of the Alternative Songs chart. "New Divide" leads the airplay list for a 10th week, making Linkin Park just the second act in the c ...

  36. George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    August 19, 2009 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155,000 ...

  37. George Strait . . . In At No. 1

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend� ...

  38. Jackson And Sugarland Top Tallies

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week, Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" is the best-selling album in the United States, shifting 98,000. Can he make it a seventh week? . . . Sugarland's new Wal-Mart-exclusive CD/DVD combo "Live on the Inside& ...

  39. Neil Diamond's 'Hot August Night/NYC' Comes To DVD

    August 10, 2009 11:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though he's "basically still recovering" from his last concert tour, Neil Diamond isn't ruling out a return to the stage even before he releases his next album. "I'd like to have a (song) writing period first, but there ...

  40. Bob Dylan Christmas Album Coming

    August 06, 2009 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan is set to release an album of Christmas songs this holiday season. As first reported on the website BullyPulpit.com , at least four songs have already been recorded for the album including, "Must Be Santa," "Here Comes Santa ...

  41. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum ...

  42. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  43. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting c ...

  44. Federal Drug Agents Join Michael Jackson Investigation

    July 02, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death have become a federal issue, with the Drug Enforcement Administration asked to help police take a look at the pop star's doctors and possible drug use. Following Jackson's death, a ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Neil Diamond Re-signs With Sony/ATV

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has re-signed singer/songwriter Neil Diamond to a long-term, worldwide publishing agreement. Diamond, who has been with Sony/ATV since 1992, has sold more than 125 million records, scored 36 top 40 hits and performed at t ...

  47. Chart Beat: Eminem, "Hannah Montana: The Movie", "Britain's Got Talent"

    April 23, 2009 12:30 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 ...

  48. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM 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. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  49. Jonas Brothers' Fourth Album Due June 15

    March 18, 2009 1:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers are nearing completion of their fourth album, due out June 15, which the trio says will take the band in some new sonic directions. "This album is taking steps," Nick Jonas told Billboard.com during a teleconference with ...

  50. Michael Jackson May Play 25 London Shows

    March 05, 2009 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke revealed that Michael Jackson is set to perform 20 to 25 shows at London's O2 Arena and that the singer is "very focused." Leiweke was speaking during his keynote Q&A session at the Billboard Musi ...

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