1. Charlie Wilson Eyes Crossover with 'Just Charlie'

    November 23, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 C harlie Wilson has overcome drug addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer. He's made a comeback by singing his way to the top of Billboard's Adult R&B chart for six weeks with "Charlie Last Name Wilson" and nine weeks wit ...

  2. Nelly, "5.0"

    November 19, 2010 5:38 PM EST 0 0 0 It's been two years since the release of Nelly 's last album, "Brass Knuckles," and up until recently, four years since he had a top 10 hit. But on his new effort, "5.0," the rapper proves he still knows what it takes t ...

  3. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute t ...

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Mariah Carey, Trey Songz, Willow Smith

    November 12, 2010 11:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey kicks off the holiday season with "Merry Christmas II You," which arrives at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, marking only the second Christmas set to top the chart in its 45-year history. It starts with 55,000 sold, accor ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lil Wayne's Friends Hit Miami For 'Welcome Home' Bash

    November 08, 2010 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was released from jail on Thursday, Nov. 4, and the rapper is apparently quickly re-acclimating to the real world. Wayne not only hit up Friday's (Nov. 5) New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami Heat game and took the stage on Saturday (Nov. 6) ...

  7. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several ...

  8. Far East Movement Tops Hot 100 with 'Like a G6'

    October 20, 2010 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles-based quartet Far*East Movement is set to move to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut single "Like a G6" (2-1) when the chart is released tomorrow (Oct. 21). The act knocks out fellow newbie Bruno Mars, who fal ...

  9. Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" And Four Other Hot Football Fight Songs

    October 13, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa 's new single "Black & Yellow" gave the rapper his first single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart when it debuted at No. 99 last week. While the song is making its mark on radio, the 23-year-old rapper h ...

  10. Pitbull Crosses Over with Two New Albums

    October 08, 2010 5:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an early afternoon in Miami in January, over drinks with two local radio PDs, the conversation turned to Pitbull . "He should come over and join us," said one, and impulsively picked up his cell phone and dialed. No more than 20 min ...

  11. Bruno Mars Makes It Three Weeks Atop Hot 100

    October 07, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars stands tall at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with "Just the Way You Are," maintaining his perch despite being knocked out of the upper rung of Digital Songs. Bruno Mars Steps Into Spotlight with � ...

  12. Bun B Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 06, 2010 3:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  13. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jaz ...

  14. FULL COVERAGE: Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco #MEL2010

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WATCH: Smule Co-founder Talks Apps, Acquisitions, The Majors and More October 06, 2010 Smule co-founder Ge Wang sat with Billboard at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live The Music App Summit - Smule took home the best artist app award for &quo ...

  15. Neon Trees' 'Animal' Claws To Alternative Songs Summit

    September 22, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'ANIMAL' KINGDOM: Neon Trees ' "Animal" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs in its 32nd chart week, completing the lengthiest journey to the top in the list's 22-year history. (All charts will be refreshed tomorrow (Sept. 23 ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Bareilles Bookends Billboard 200

    September 17, 2010 6:05 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 ...

  17. Amy Winehouse Sings Again on Quincy Jones Album

    September 08, 2010 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 A my Winehouse is making music again. Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner's first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than ...

  18. Rosanne Cash Talks New Memoir, Relationship with Father

    September 03, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a resident of New York for the last two decades, Rosanne Cash readily admits that she's no longer up on the latest music coming out of Nashville. But thanks to her 11-year-old son, Cash says she's kept up with the likes of Green Day , t ...

  19. Eminem, Rihanna Continue to 'Love' Life Atop Hot 100

    August 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" lies atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, maintaining its standing as airplay continues to increase, reaching a new high of 154.6 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen ...

  20. Flo Rida to Show Range of Skills on Double Album, 'The Only One'

    August 17, 2010 11:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 F lo Rida says he's "about 85 percent" done with his third album, "The Only One," a two-disc set that is due out before the end of the year and will, he tells Billboard.com, give fans a broad look at his skills. "The fi ...

  21. Hot Tours: Rod Stewart, Winterbeatz: Ne-Yo, T-Pain and others, Scorpions

    August 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rocker Rod Stewart stands atop the Hot Tours list for the second week in a row with box office totals reported from another stop on his summer European trek. With 26,500 tickets sold for three performances at the Scottish Exhibition & Co ...

  22. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shad ...

  23. Eminem's Strong Sales, Mark Mothersbaugh's Drug Tales

    June 30, 2010 5:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Eminem tops the Billboard 200, selling almost 750,000 copies of "Recovery," making this the biggest sales week for an album since AC/DC sold just under 800,000 copies o ...

  24. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz ce ...

  25. 'Jeopardy!' Host Sings in Auto-Tune

    June 24, 2010 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alex Trebek got in touch with his inner T-Pain last night. The "Jeopardy!" host sang in Auto-Tune for a category called "Alex Meets Auto-Tune," in which contestants identified songs after hearing technologically-assisted snippets ...

  26. Eminem, Usher, Michael Jackson Tribute Added To BET Awards

    June 17, 2010 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 On June 27th, Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium will see one of the most exciting hip-hop line-ups take to the stage for the 10th annual BET Awards. Heavyweights such as Kanye West and T.I. will mark their comebacks, and now Eminem , Usher , Alici ...

  27. POTW: Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera

    June 11, 2010 2:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shakira shook her bom bom, Christina Aguilera got sparkly, Lady Gaga gave the finger, Kelis was mitch-matched, Lil' Kim showed off her lady humps, Kanye West , Lupe Fiasco and Common repped Chicago, Erykah Badu borrowed T-Pain's hat, Diddy ...

  28. Drake, Trey Songz, Usher, DJ Khaled Heat Up Summer Jam Show

    June 07, 2010 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Hot 97 Summer Jam 2010 delivered the heat last night (June 6) as it ushered in the season with a all-star lineup that included Drake, Trey Songz and Usher. But it was the surprise guests during DJ Khaled's set that received possibly ...

  29. Chart Beat Wednesday: Katy Perry, Usher, Muse

    May 26, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 NORTHERN 'CALIFORNIA': Katy Perry 's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , registers the Pop Songs chart's greatest gain in airplay in more than five years, blasting from No. 23 to 12. (All charts will be refreshed ...

  30. Travie McCoy: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 25, 2010 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Lazarus" (Fueled by Ramen, June 8) Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy emphasizes his vocal range on his debut solo album, joined by big-name guest stars (including Cee-Lo ) and producers (including T-Pain , among others). Previous alb ...

  31. Chris Brown Lines Up 'Virginia Stand Up!' Benefit

    April 28, 2010 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After participating in several charitable events in recent months, including BET's Haiti telethon in February, Chris Brown wanted to align with a good cause that would bring attention to his home state of Virginia. "He said, 'I'd ...

  32. Travis McCoy Is Rising With 'Lazarus' Solo Debut

    April 23, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Travis McCoy wants to assure fans that his upcoming solo debut album -- "Lazarus," due June 8 -- in no way means Gym Class Heroes is hanging up its sneakers. "I'm trying to kill a lot of the negative connotations out there about ...

  33. Chris Brown Headlines Virginia Benefit Concert

    April 19, 2010 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown will headline and host the benefit concert, "Virginia Stand Up! A Call to Action," in Richmond, Virginia, on May 15, 2010. Brown will close the show, performing tracks from his latest album "Graffiti," as well as hits ...

  34. Rihanna Streaks To A Fourth Week Atop Hot 100

    April 08, 2010 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna 's "Rude Boy" rolls to a seventh week as the Airplay Gainer on the Billboard Hot 100 -- the longest streak in almost three years -- as it holds at No. 1 for a fourth frame. "Rude" is the first track to post such a l ...

  35. Digital Genre Charts Launch

    April 06, 2010 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard has added to its vast chart menu with the introduction of new digital download lists ranking the top songs in 21 specific genres, compiled from data gathered by Nielsen SoundScan. All digital genre song charts appear in full to subscribers ...

  36. Rihanna's Hot 100 Reign Extends to Three Weeks; Train Arrives at New Peak

    April 01, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R ihanna maintains her lead billing on the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Rude Boy," the third single from her latest album "Rated R." "Rude" also moves to the No. 1 slot on the Radio Songs chart, her fourth l ...

  37. Fat Mike Serves Pot Shots at SXSW, Neko Case in New Cartoon

    March 29, 2010 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, NOFX frontman Fat Mike is in hot water after serving free shots of tequila to fans at SXSW that were later revealed to contain his own, uh, water. Neko Case will star in a new Ad ...

  38. T-Pain Revives 'Freaknik' For New Cartoon Musical

    March 05, 2010 6:59 PM EST 0 0 0 As T-Pain wraps up work on a new Nappy Boy All Stars mix tape and his latest album, "RevolveR," fans can anticipate the release of an entirely different kind of project from the Auto-tuned rapper/producer. "Freaknik: The Musical" ...

  39. Snoop Dogg Gets a Foot Across the Pond, T-Pain Gets Animated

    March 05, 2010 6:42 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Snoop Dogg has won the latest round in a long-running battle with the UK Border Agency, which has banned him from entering the country following a 2006 brawl at Heathrow Airport ...

  40. The Daily Noise 3.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 3.5.2010 - Billboard.com

    March 05, 2010 4:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg wins a ruling to lift his ban on entering the UK, performers for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction announced, T-Pain talks new cartoon "Freakniks." Snoop Dogg , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Rock & Roll Hall of Fame , Fu ...

  41. Videos of the Week: Adam Lambert Glams Up Leno, T-Pain & Estelle Get Freaky, Mini Lady Gaga Entertains

    March 05, 2010 12:22 PM EST 0 0 0 In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing, Adam Lambert helps bring Jay Leno back to late night, a "Mini Lady Gaga " takes Brazilian TV by storm, T-Pain and Estelle both get freaky, Jay-Z teases his new concert doc, and m ...

  42. Artists for Haiti, "We Are The World 25: For Haiti"

    February 26, 2010 3:28 PM EST 0 0 0 When the original "We Are the World" debuted in 1985-as a call to action against famine in Africa-the notion of cross-genre musicians uniting for an all-star recording in the name of charity was unprecedented, and met with due awe. On a pr ...

  43. Black Eyed Peas Back On Top Of Hot 100 With 'Imma Be'

    February 25, 2010 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas become the first duo or group in 19 years to plate three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album, as "Imma Be," from the act's "The E.N.D.," beelines 3-1. The quartet set a record last year withh 2 ...

  44. Chart Beat Thursday: A Whole New 'World'

    February 18, 2010 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 AS 'THE WORLD' RETURNS: Cue Bowling for Soup 's "1985." (Literally, you can, to the left). 25 years after the original version by USA for Africa spent four weeks at No. 1, "We Are the World 25: For Haiti," credited ...

  45. Super Bowl Ads Tap KISS, Beyonce, Cheap Trick, T-Pain

    February 08, 2010 10:28 AM EST 0 0 0 In between the New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl last year and the Who rocking the big halftime show , a few good commercials featured quality music or cameos by our favorite artists in 2010. Check out some of the best music-related ads belo ...

  46. Super Bowl Ad Wrap: Kiss, Stevie Wonder, T-Pain and More

    February 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 2010 Super Bowl and the year's biggest TV advertising platform are officially in the books. This year's ads featured a handful of recording artists including Kiss, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder and T-Pain (videos below), among others. For t ...

  47. Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon

    February 05, 2010 2:31 PM EST 0 0 0 C hris Brown , Chrisette Michele , Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Mi ...

  48. 10 Things You Didn't See Watching The Grammys On TV

    January 31, 2010 11:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Here's some of the best off-camera moments from the red carpet and backstage at the 2010 Grammy Awards. - Stephen Colbert's idea for Lady Gaga 's next outfit? "Spray her down with glue and run her through a Build-a-Bear workshop. ...

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