1. Chart Juice: 2 Chainz Gets Back-to-Back No. 1s on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 10, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, 2 Chainz gets his second overall No. 1 -- and first topper as a lead artist -- as "No Lie" (featuring Drake ) rises 2-1. 2 Chainz replaces himself atop the list as "No Lie" bumps "Mercy&qu ...

  2. Chart Highlights: Gotye Extends Multi-Format Chart Success

    August 06, 2012 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. ...

  3. Chart Juice: Jennifer Lopez's Greatest Hits Debuts in Top 10

    August 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez debuts her first greatest hits package, "Dance Again…The Hits," at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 20 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. On the former list, it's the highest ne ...

  4. Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Rides to No. 1 Again on K-Pop Hot 100

    August 03, 2012 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Psy is having a bigger comeback than he may have dreamed with his latest single "Gangnam Style." The rapper/singer is finding himself with a huge hit not only in his home country as it tops the K-Pop Hot 100 again, but he's receiving ...

  5. Chart Juice: Nas Nets Ninth No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    July 27, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with "Life Is Good," securing the veteran artist his ninth topper on the tally. The set starts with a larger-than-expected 149,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and enters the Bi ...

  6. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Spends Seventh Week Atop Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Elsewhere, Flo Rida's 'Whistle' tops Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's 'Lights' leads On-Demand Songs Carly Rae Jepsen 's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 , while F ...

  7. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' Hits Seventh Week at No. 1 on Hot 100

    July 25, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Flo Rida's "Whistle" tops Hot Digital Songs and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" leads On-Demand Songs. "M ...

  8. Chart Juice: Wale 'Bag's Fourth Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wale nabs his fourth top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Bag of Money," featuring Meek Mill , T-Pain and Rick Ross , jumps 13-9. The Greatest Gainer/Airplay earner (17 million audience impressions, up 17%, according ...

  9. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100

    July 11, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Call Me Maybe' notches a fifth week at No. 1, while 'Starships' has spent its first 21 weeks in the top 10, a new record Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Mi ...

  10. Carly Rae Jepsen Still No. 1, Nicki Minaj Makes History On Hot 100 Chart

    July 11, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with "Call Me Maybe," while Nicki Minaj's "Starships" has logged its first 21 weeks in the top 10, establishing a new record. "Maybe" continues its Hot ...

  11. Linkin Park Squeaks By Maroon 5, Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maybach Music Group, R. Kelly Also Score Top 5 Debuts As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. Ho ...

  12. Linkin Park Tops Maroon 5, Scores Fifth No. 1 Album With 'Living Things'

    July 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As projected last week, Linkin Park debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its new album, "Living Things," ahead of the also-debuting "Overexposed" by Maroon 5 at No. 2. However, the race for No. 1 turned out to be much clos ...

  13. Wisin Y Yandel's Global Strategy: Reggaeton Around the World

    June 20, 2012 6:35 PM EDT Reggaetón is a realm populated by duos: Alexis y Fido, Zion y Lennox, Jowell y Randy, RKM y Ken-Y. A decade ago, the field was even more crowded, with dozens of duos, many now defunct. Among them all, none has withstood the test of time like Wisin ...

  14. The Making of Baby Bieber: How Austin Mahone Is Riding Social Media to Superstardom

    June 07, 2012 9:06 AM EDT If it weren't for the walls covered in handmade signs drawn in bold, glittery letters by hundreds of obsessed teenage fans declaring love and devotion to him, the San Antonio bedroom of Austin Mahone wouldn't be much to look at. Barely 8 ...

  15. Chart Juice: Rick Ross, Usher Bound Up R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    May 25, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross ' "Touch 'N You," which features Usher in a role reversal situation from their other current collaboration (Usher's "Lemme See" features Ross), earns Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors on R&B/Hip-Hop Song ...

  16. Summer Music Preview: Latin Leaders

    May 23, 2012 10:45 PM EDT 0 0 Daddy Yankee Album title: Prestige Label: El Cartel/EMI Management: El Cartel Release date: TBD In the past year, Daddy Yankee has released three singles while debating where to take the new studio album he was recording on his own El Cartel Records. ...

  17. Latin Urban Duo Wisin & Yandel Score 'Unplugged' Special on MTV Tr3s

    May 16, 2012 8:34 PM EDT On the heels of a major summer tour with Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias, Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel have also signed on to appear on their own "Unplugged" special on MTV Tr3s, according to a spokesperson for the c ...

  18. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour

    April 30, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez, two Latin pop stars undergoing impressive career revivals, have joined forces to co-headline a summer tour. The initial 16 dates of the North America trek were announced on Monday (April 30), with more dates to ...

  20. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour

    April 30, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wisin Y Yandel Tapped as Openers for North America Trek Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez , two Latin pop stars undergoing impressive career revivals, have joined forces to co-headline a summer tour. The initial 16 dates of the North America trek ...

  21. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left stand ...

  22. Missy Elliott and Timbaland Debut New Song in NYC

    April 06, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last night (April 5), Missy Elliott and Timbaland reunited on stage to perform a new song at Hennessey's 'White Rabbit' campaign launch event in NYC. The untitled cut samples lyrics from Run D.M.C. 's "Here We Go (Live at th ...

  23. T-Pain Talks Struggle & Stardom on VH1 'Behind the Music' Episode

    March 29, 2012 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 T-Pain 's way to the top wasn't easy. The Tallahassee, FL singer-songwriter, producer and rapper had to prove naysayers wrong since childhood. On tonight's (Thursday, March 29) episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," T-Pai ...

  24. Chart Juice: Rihanna, Usher Roar Into Top 10

    March 16, 2012 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna and Usher both bound into the top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their equally-young, fast-rising new hits. Rihanna's "Birthday Cake," featuring Chris Brown , earns the chart's Airplay Gainer bad ...

  25. Melanie Fiona Used 'MF Life' Delay To Bring In Nas, Drake, J. Cole

    March 14, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The MF Life" is coming a little later than Melanie Fiona had planned, but the singer feels its a case of all good things coming to those who wait. "You know, there were a lot of changes, obviously, in the music industry, a lot of mer ...

  26. Cody Simpson Drops 'So Listen' Single, Joins Big Time Rush Tour

    March 13, 2012 6:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Australian pop star Cody Simpson has announced a new single, "So Listen" featuring T-Pain , and some new tour dates for this summer. Cody Simpson, "So Listen" feat. T-Pain "So Listen," the first single off the teenage s ...

  27. MTV Announces 'Hip-Hop POV,' New Late-Night Music Talk & Performance Show

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST MTV today announced the launch of an original weekly late-night music talk and performance show called "MTV's Hip-Hop POV," set to debut on Wed., April 11 at midnight. The new show will be filmed in New York and feature five music i ...

  28. Cody Simpson on Working with Justin Bieber: 'The Fans Are Very Excited'

    February 24, 2012 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Cody Simpson says that there are "only a certain few (people) I like to work with" in the studio as he continues to put together his debut album. But one of those is Justin Bieber , a match that certainly seems made in pop heaven. "We ...

  29. Chart Juice: Beyonce Banks First Adult R&B No. 1

    February 23, 2012 5:15 PM EST 0 0 0 In a seeming case of chart déjà vu, Drake continues his reign on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne , rules at No. 1 for a second consecutive week. The routine success of Drake leaves allow plenty of room ...

  30. Exclusive: VH1 'Behind the Music' Season Stars Pitbull, T-Pain, Brandy, Nas, Akon & Game

    February 15, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 'It's all about what you leave behind,' Pitbull says on 'Behind the Music.' VH1's "Behind the Music" documentary series is returning with an even more provoking season. This new season, "Behind the Music, ...

  31. T-Pain Talks Charity Concert, '5 O'Clock' Grammy Snub

    February 10, 2012 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Between promoting his latest album "rEVOLVEr," hosting another benefit concert in his native Tallahassee this March and participating in Guitar Center's "Your Next Record" program, T-Pain is in store for a hectic 2012. Yet a ...

  32. Exclusive: T-Pain Launches Charity with Hometown Benefit Concert

    February 07, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 To celebrate the launch of his new charity, "If I Could Change The World," T-Pain will return to his hometown of Tallahassee, FL. for a huge benefit concert. "Come To The Crib 2," in partnership with Florida State University' ...

  33. Pitbull To Receive BMI President's Award

    February 01, 2012 7:52 AM EST Pitbull, a permanent force on the Billboard charts in the past 24 months, will be honored with BMI's President's Award at the 19th annual BMI Latin Music Awards taking place March 30 at the Encore Wynn Las Vegas. The awards will honor th ...

  34. Urban Power List: Tech N9ne

    January 04, 2012 6:22 PM EST Tech N9ne Founder, Strange Music Website: StrangeMusicInc.com Twitter: @TechN9ne Underground King Motor-mouthed Missouri MC Tech N9ne might have surprised some casual rap watchers when his latest underground hip-hop opus, All 6' & 7' ...

  35. Urban Power List: Mark Pitts

    January 03, 2012 5:37 PM EST Mark Pitts President, RCA Urban Music CEO, Bystorm Entertainmnet Website: RCARecords.com Twitter: @BystormPitts The A&R Guru In an interview last August after being appointed CEO of RCA Music Group, Peter Edge told Billboard there is "a d ...

  36. Rihanna's 'Love' Her Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1

    December 21, 2011 2:55 PM EST 0 0 0 With an eighth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 for "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, Rihanna links her longest command of the list. The song's reign bests the seven-week rules of two of her prior leaders: 2007's "Umb ...

  37. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Hits Fourth Week at No. 1

    December 21, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of no one, recent "Saturday Night Live" guest Michael Buble spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "Christmas," selling 448,000 (down 7%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Released two ...

  38. Rihanna's 'Love' Matches Her Longest Hot 100 Reign

    December 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna matches her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at No. 1. She had previously led for seven frames with "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z , in 2007 and as ...

  39. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Stays Atop Billboard 200, Black Keys Hit No. 2

    December 14, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse, 'Glee,' Korn Also Crash The Top 10 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album stays steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a third week, selling 479,000 copies (up 64%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its hand ...

  40. Amy Winehouse Roars on U.K. Charts

    December 12, 2011 9:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse posthumously achieved the biggest weekly sale of her U.K. chart career last week with "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," bowing on the album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Dec. 11) with 194,000 units. After two weeks in runner-up spot o ...

  41. Michael Buble Set for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    December 07, 2011 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week, Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album will easily spend a third week atop the Billboard 200 chart, while Amy Winehouse 's posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" and the Black Keys ' "El Camino&qu ...

  42. Young Fyre Talks T-Pain's 'rEVOLVEr,' Working with Busta Rhymes & More

    December 07, 2011 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Young Fyre, born Tramaine Winfrey, has produced for some of the hottest artists in the game from Chris Brown , Lil Wayne ("How to Hate") to his bossman at Nappy Boy Entertainment, T-Pain . The Iowa native produced three tracks on T-Pain� ...

  43. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Jingles At No. 1 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Buble 's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking ...

  44. Michael Buble's 'Christmas' Holds No. 1 on Billboard 200 for Second Week

    December 07, 2011 10:55 AM EST Michael Buble's "Christmas" album holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, selling 293,000 (up 29%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its cumulative sales crossed the 1 million mark this week (1.03 million), marking the ...

  45. Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' Brightens Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber continues to break records on Billboard's charts, as his "Under the Mistletoe" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 210,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. The collection is the first Chr ...

  46. Rihanna's 'Found' Her Way Back to Hot 100 Summit

    November 02, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1 with Airplay Gainer honors in its sixth week on the survey. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100� ...

  47. T-Pain Experiments on 'rEVOLVEr' Album

    October 21, 2011 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 T-Pain 's fourth album, " rEVOLVEr," is set for a Dec. 6 release, RCA Records has announced. The auto-tune loving artist said in a statement, "'rEVOLVEr' is drawn from seven albums' worth of material. There are so ...

  48. Adele's 'Someone Like You' Atop Hot 100, Passes 2 Million Downloads

    October 12, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adele 's "Someone Like You" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , earning Airplay Gainer honors and racking up more than 2 million downloads sold to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. No. 1: "Someone Like You" ...

  49. T-Pain Unveils Emotional '5 O'Clock' Video with Wiz Khalifa, Lily Allen

    September 30, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Former Auto-Tune maestro T-Pain returns with a mid-tempo groove and wanders the streets alone in the music video for "5 O'clock," the first single off his upcoming album "RevolveR" which features Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen . ...

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