1. Robin Thicke Says Miley Cyrus Duet at VMAs 'Wasn't Sexually Charged at All'

    September 13, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Robin Thicke has finally spoken out about his controversial performance with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards, saying that they fully intended to give people something to talk about. "We knew what we were getting ourselves into. We&# ...

  2. Robin Thicke Will Tour in 2014: See Dates

    September 13, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Robin Thicke announced on Friday he'll hit the road next year for a 15-city tour in support of his chart-topping "Blurred Lines" album. The soul-pop crooner will kick things off Feb. 21 in Atlanta and weave through the U.S. and Cana ...

  3. Pharrell Denies 'Blurred Lines' Copies Marvin Gaye: 'It's Completely Different'

    September 13, 2013 9:05 AM EDT Even though Pharrell is engaged in a battle with Marvin Gaye's estate over Robin Thicke's megahit "Blurred Lines," he wants to make one thing clear — he has incredible respect for the late soul legend. "I'm a huge fan ...

  4. Tamar Braxton Sets New Record On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart With 'Love and War'

    September 12, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Tamar Braxton sets the female record for longest time between an initial chart listing and a first No. 1 in this chart's SoundScan era (December 1992 to present). Four R&B sets debut in the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lead by Tam ...

  5. Katy Perry's 'Roar' Rules Hot 100 For Second Week, Lorde Reaches Top 3

    September 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & ...

  6. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail' Tops Rhythmic Airplay Chart

    September 10, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Jay Z's "Holy Grail" (featuring Justin Timberlake) has overtaken Billboard's Song of the Summer , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell), on the Rhythmic airplay chart. After camping out a ...

  7. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Leads Pop Songs For 10th Week

    September 09, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Billboard's Song of the Summer is just the 12th title to reach a reign of double-digit weeks on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Plus, new No. 1s for Enrique Iglesias and Florida Georgia Line Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a sele ...

  8. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's 'Give' Soars On Hot 100; Justin Timberlake's 'Night' Hits New Peak; Paul McCartney Returns

    September 06, 2013 11:17 AM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, halting the 12-week reign of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Who else has the eye of the tiger on the H ...

  9. Ask The Pros: CAA's Cara Lewis, Clear Channel's Tom Poleman, Virgin Mobile FreeFest/9:30 Club's Seth Hurwitz on Robin Thicke’s Touring Prospects

    September 06, 2013 8:06 AM EDT Robin Thicke’s monster summer hit “Blurred Lines” may finally be  slowing down at radio , but its success has created numerous live performance opportunities that probably wouldn’t have existed if the single hadn’t dominated airwaves in recent m ...

  10. Michael Jackson's New Instagram Account Causes Surge on Social 50 Chart

    September 05, 2013 9:57 PM EDT The late Michael Jackson makes a 14-position leap on Billboard's Social 50 chart (27-13) following online activity around his birthday (Aug. 29) and the launch of his Instagram account. Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Plant: Why Veteran Musi ...

  11. Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake Lead MTV VMA-Related Music Sales Up 37% In Week After Show

    September 05, 2013 6:44 PM EDT Get More: 2013 VMA , Artists.MTV , Music , Miley Cyrus   Now that a full week has passed since MTV's Video Music Awards (VMA), both the Hot Digital songs and Billboard 200 albums charts swell with gainers thanks to the show. In the week end ...

  12. Big Sean's 'Hall of Fame' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    September 05, 2013 4:33 PM EDT 64 1.042 k 0 0 Big Sean picks up his first No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his sophomore set "Hall of Fame" moving 72,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though his debut album "Finally Famous" opened ...

  13. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Is Billboard's Song of the Summer

    September 05, 2013 10:10 AM EDT Having led the weekly Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks beginning in June, the track is the first summer season No. 1 by a lead solo male since 2004 Ending the (lack of) suspense, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and ...

  14. Katy Perry Dethrones Robin Thicke Atop Hot 100

    September 04, 2013 1:17 PM EDT 2.966 k 2.282 k 12 0 Perry's 'Roar' rises 2-1, snapping the 12-week reign of Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Plus, Eminem's 'Berzerk' debuts at No. 3 and Lorde's 'Royals' l ...

  15. Radioshack Taps 'Blurred Lines,' Steve Aoki, Michael Phelps to Remind Consumers It Still Exists (From the Magazine)

    September 03, 2013 1:51 PM EDT THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE HERE OR SUBSCRIBE TO BILLBOARD HERE Last April, before Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" soared to the top of the charts, RadioShack was ahead of the game ...

  16. Miley Cyrus Knew She Was 'Making History' With Robin Thicke at the VMAs

    September 03, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Miley Cyrus has broken her silence on her twerk-filled performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, telling MTV in a newly released interview that people overreacted to her now-infamous duet with Robin Thicke. "They're over thinking it, ...

  17. Big Sean, Juicy J and Alabama Tribute Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 30, 2013 6:52 PM EDT Rappers Big Sean and Juicy J, along with a new tribute album to country band Alabama, are headed for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Sean's new "Hall of Fame" could sell approximat ...

  18. VMAs Set to Rock Digital Songs Chart, Performed Songs Up by 20-35%

    August 30, 2013 4:51 PM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) may be over, but the Aug. 25 show continues to impact the iTunes Store and other digital retailers. Industry sources are forecasting digital download gains (in the week ending Sept. 1) for nearly all of the song ...

  19. Robin Thicke or Katy Perry -- Who'll Be No. 1 on Next Week's Hot 100?

    August 30, 2013 3:26 PM EDT We're in for another fight for No. 1 atop next week's Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected sales spikes due to the MTV Video Music Awards , Robin Thicke and Katy Perry look to be neck-and-neck in the latest projections for the chart& ...

  20. Who'll Be No. 1 On The Hot 100 Next Week: Robin Thicke Or Katy Perry?

    August 30, 2013 2:35 PM EDT We're in for another fight for No. 1 atop next week's Billboard Hot 100. Thanks to expected sales spikes due to the MTV Video Music Awards, Robin Thicke and Katy Perry look to be neck-and-neck in the latest projections for the chart� ...

  21. Chart Moves: Lorde Keeps Leaping With 'Royals'; Miley Cyrus Debuts Next Single; Keith Urban Tops Country Airplay

    August 30, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 12th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" holds at No. 2. What other moves on the Hot 100 a ...

  22. MTV VMAs Spur Early Gains for Miley Cyrus, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, and More

    August 29, 2013 8:38 PM EDT Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake were all big winners during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), even though only Timberlake actually won any awards. Cyrus and Thicke paired for a buzzed-about performance during the Aug. 25 s ...

  23. TGT's 'Three Kings' Debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    August 29, 2013 4:47 PM EDT Robin Thicke sets a new personal longest run atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "Blurred Lines" ruling for 12 consecutive weeks. TGT – the R&B supergroup composed of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank – debuts at the summit of Top ...

  24. Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Holds At No. 2

    August 28, 2013 1:27 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines' rules for a 12th week, again holding off 'Roar,' which remains at No. 2. Plus, Lady Gaga enters the top five and Avicii, Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais land their first top 10s Robin Thicke tops the Billb ...

  25. Lance Bass on Another 'N Sync Reunion: 'We Got Nothing Planned'

    August 27, 2013 4:46 AM EDT Don't get your heart set on anything more than the 90-second `N Sync reunion seen on the MTV Video Music Awards. The performance marked the first time the band played together in 11 years, and also the last time they'll do it, at least ...

  26. Miley Cyrus Sees Social Media and Digital Sales Benefits from MTV VMAs Performance

    August 26, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Miley Cyrus is reaping the benefits of her buzzed-about performance on the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Aug. 25 -- both in sales and social metrics. During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can& ...

  27. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Links Year's Longest Pop Songs Reign With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 26, 2013 7:35 PM EDT The song, already the Billboard Hot 100's longest leader of 2013 (11 weeks to date), commands the Pop Songs airplay tally for an eighth frame. Plus, new No. 1s for Jay Z, Keith Urban and Prince Royce Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  28. MTV Video Music Awards 2013: 10 Things You Didn’t See On TV

    August 26, 2013 2:40 PM EDT The VMAs descended upon Brooklyn New York, bringing legions of folks from the surrounding neighborhood to the corners surrounding Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues hopeful to catch a glimpse of some of music’s biggest stars. 

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  29. Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Buffett and TGT Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    August 23, 2013 8:04 PM EDT After a week where only two albums debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, next week should provide a healthy influx of new releases to the region. The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on the morning of Aug. 28. John Ma ...

  30. Ask Billboard: Who's Sold More, Katy Perry Or Lady Gaga?

    August 23, 2013 11:05 AM EDT What else would we talk about this week? Plus, more tributes following Madonna's birthday and hits that have made second encores on Billboard charts As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, t ...

  31. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer

    August 23, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. From This Week's Billboard For a detailed legal ana ...

  32. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Luke Bryan Scores Fifth No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

    August 23, 2013 9:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring T.I. and Pharrell) spends an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" blasts 85-2, and Lady Gaga's "Applause ...

  33. Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer (Exclusive)

    August 23, 2013 8:27 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. According to sources knowledgeable with the lawsu ...

  34. Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT As "Blurred Lines" picks up an 11th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke ties his personal longest No. 1 run on the chart set with "Lost Without U" in 2007. "Blurred Lines" is poised to tack on additional ...

  35. Robin Thicke No. 1, Katy Perry No. 2 On Hot 100

    August 21, 2013 1:00 PM EDT 'Blurred Lines,' featuring T.I. and Pharrell, leads for an 11th week, fending off Katy Perry's 'Roar,' which rockets 85-2. Plus, Lady Gaga's 'Applause' debuts at No. 6 In an extremely close race, Robin T ...

  36. Luke Bryan Nets No. 1 Album; Katy Perry's 'Roar' Tops Digital Songs

    August 21, 2013 10:58 AM EDT As reported yesterday, country star Luke Bryan nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "Crash My Party." The album bows atop the list with nearly 528,000 sold in the week ending Sunday, Aug. 18, according to Nielsen Sound ...

  37. Weekly Chart Notes: The 27 Songs To Spend At Least 10 Weeks Atop The Hot 100

    August 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay char ...

  38. Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party' Sales Forecast Grows to Half-Million

    August 16, 2013 5:12 PM EDT The sales forecast for Luke Bryan's new album just keeps getting brighter. Two days ago, industry prognosticators suggested Bryan's "Crash My Party" album might sell 450,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, A ...

  39. Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' From Marvin Gaye's Family

    August 16, 2013 3:20 PM EDT In order to shield "Blurred Lines," the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin Gaye' ...

  40. Chart Moves: Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime' Hit Soars, Drake Debuts, Brett Eldredge Tops Country Airplay

    August 16, 2013 10:50 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" debuts at No. 85 ahead of its expected vault, alo ...

  41. Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' from Marvin Gaye's Family

    August 15, 2013 9:50 PM EDT 5 2.698 k 173 0 0 In order to shield "Blurred Lines," the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin ...

  42. Drake Earns 33rd Top 10 Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 15, 2013 5:03 PM EDT Drake posts his 33rd top 10 hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as "Hold On, We're Going Home," featuring Majid Jordan, debuts at a lofty No. 5. The opening breaks his tie with R. Kelly (32) for the second-most top 10s since Nielsen da ...

  43. The Civil Wars Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 14, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Though the duo may be on a touring hiatus, the Civil Wars are celebrating their first No. 1 album this week. The act's new self-titled set debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 116,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's ...

  44. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards

    August 13, 2013 12:02 PM EDT Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are heading to Brooklyn to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, invading Barclays Center on Aug. 25. Neither artist has performed at the VMAs before. Thicke and Cyrus currently occupy the top two spots on the Hot 100 ...

  45. Robin Thicke Tops Three Top 40 Charts, Helps Interscope Make History

    August 13, 2013 9:00 AM EDT As it leads Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart for a sixth week and Rhythmic for a seventh frame, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, climbs 3-1 on Adult Top 40. (The song marks the ...

  46. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke Triples Up At No. 1 With 'Blurred Lines'

    August 12, 2013 5:05 PM EDT The smash is the first to top Pop Songs, Rhythmic and Adult Pop Songs simultaneously since 1999. Plus, new No. 1s for Lorde and Brett Eldredge Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the to ...

  47. Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back the Night' Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 12, 2013 10:48 AM EDT On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week, Robin Thicke continues his reign with “Blurred Lines” picking up a ninth week at the top. Partly owed to buzz generated by last week's release of his "Blurred Lines" album, its title track win ...

  48. Asking Alexandria, Tye Tribbett Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 09, 2013 8:53 PM EDT As previously reported, folk-rock duo the Civil Wars seem to be set for its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart week with its new self-titled release. Industry sources suggest the album might bow with 105,000 copies sold through the wee ...

  49. Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Album, No. 1 Song

    August 09, 2013 4:00 PM EDT This week, Robin Thicke scores the uncommon feat of having both the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 song and Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Blurred Lines." He's the first artist to concurrently reign at No. 1 on both l ...

  50. Chart Moves: Buddy Guy's Best Week Ever, Imagine Dragons' Sales Stay Steady, Bruno Mars' Top 20 Streak

    August 09, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200, Robin Thicke nabbed his first No. 1 album -- a little over a decade after his debut. "Blurred Lines," led by the smash single of the same name, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 177,000 cop ...

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