1. Backbeat: Lance Bass, Mario, Guggenheim, theAudience Execs Kick Off Coca-Cola's AMA Pre-Party

    November 18, 2012 12:16 PM EST Rain may have dampened L.A.'s downtown streets, but that didn't stop American Music Awards pre-show red carpet hosts Lance Bass, Eden Sher and Tristan Wilds (90210) from hitting the town Saturday. Guests exchanged their wet footwear for ...

  2. Rihanna's 'SNL' Performance & 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the release of Rihanna 's seventh album "Unapologetic" nears (due Nov. 19), the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains across our monit ...

  3. One Direction, the Weeknd, 'Twilight' Albums Aiming High on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    November 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST As previously reported , One Direction is a near lock for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. The group's second album, "Take Me Home" (SYCO/Columbia), should start with between 525,000 and 575,000 sold by Nov ...

  4. Rihanna 'SNL' Performance and 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 8:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna's seventh album, "Unapologetic," nears its Nov. 19 release date, the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains ac ...

  5. Chart Moves: 'Glee' 'Grease' Tribute Album Debuts, Lianne La Havas Sees 978% Sales Gain

    November 16, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week, Taylor Swift's "Red" reigned for a third straight week at No. 1, selling another 196,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The new "Now 44" compilation arrived in the No. 2 ...

  6. The Beat 11/15: Rihanna's Nude GQ Cover, Matchbox Twenty's U.S. Tour

    November 15, 2012 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, November 15 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In ...

  7. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line Cruise Up Country Charts

    November 15, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Greg Bates Scores First Country Airplay Top 10 With 'Did It for the Girl' Luke Bryan scores his fifth overall and third consecutive leader on the Country Airplay tally, as "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" steps 2-1, interrupting a two-wee ...

  8. Stevie Wonder to Honor Dick Clark at American Music Awards

    November 15, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder will perform a special tribute in honor of broadcast veteran Dick Clark at Sunday's American Music Awards. Joining the singer in recognizing Clark, who died in April at 82 and who founded the AMAs in 1972, is protege Ryan Seacrest ...

  9. One Direction Looking to Take Home No. 1 with Half-Million Debut

    November 14, 2012 8:39 PM EST 0 0 0 One Direction 's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell over 500,000 copies in the U.S. by week& ...

  10. Stevie Wonder to Honor Dick Clark With Musical Tribute at American Music Awards

    November 14, 2012 7:27 PM EST Stevie Wonder will perform a special tribute in honor of broadcast veteran Dick Clark at Sunday's American Music Awards. Joining the singer in recognizing Clark, who died in April at 82, http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/tv-film/dick-cl ...

  11. One Direction's 'Take Me Home' Aiming for No. 1 on Next Week's Billboard 200 With 500,000 Debut

    November 14, 2012 7:10 PM EST One Direction's "Take Me Home" is headed for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart with a likely monster sales figure. Industry sources are forecasting the SYCO/Columbia set could sell more than 500,000 copies in the United ...

  12. 615 Spotlight: Amber Hayes' 'Any Day Is a Good Day'

    November 14, 2012 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Whether discussing the careers of Hall of Fame members Conway Twitty or Jean Shepard, or current superstars such as Taylor Swift, Oklahoma native Amber Hayes has a definite sense of reverence for the country format as a whole. That love for what she ...

  13. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties For Hot 100's Longest No. 1 of The Year

    November 14, 2012 3:27 PM EST The song matches the nine-week reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 courtesy of Flo Rida. Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends a ninth week atop the Billboa ...

  14. Maroon 5's 'One More Night' Ties for Hot 100's Longest Lead This Year

    November 14, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The song matches the nine-week reign of 'Call Me Maybe.' Plus, Rihanna replaces PSY at No. 2 and a reinvented '80s hit returns to the top 10 ' "Locked Out of Heaven" reaches a new peak on the Hot 100, climbing 7-6, foll ...

  15. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Still No. 1, 'Now 44' Scores Top Debut

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ne-Yo surpasses sales expectations and Aerosmith goes Top 5 on the Billboard 200. Taylor Swift 's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift be ...

  16. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Album No. 1 For Third Week On Billboard 200

    November 14, 2012 11:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Red" reigns supreme for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 196,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 43%). Swift beats the No. 2 title -- the debuting "Now 44" collection -- by nearly 1 ...

  17. Taylor Swift to Outdo Herself on 'Red' Tour: 'I Like for It to Be Big'

    November 13, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 While she's immersed in promotional appearances for her new album, "Red," Taylor Swift is also hatching plans for the concert tour that will begin March 13 in Omaha, Neb. And she says that her fans -- who have purchased 1.55 million c ...

  18. MTV EMAs 2012: Top 10 Best Dressed

    November 12, 2012 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The hottest stars in the music industry brought their fiery fashions to Germany last night (November 11) for MTV's European Music Awards. The awards show, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, packed an A-list collection of performers and guests, al ...

  19. Social 50: One Direction's No. 1, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran Benefit From Formula Shake-Up

    November 12, 2012 1:29 PM EST Updates have been made to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week to better reflect the online music world's ever-changing landscape. The Social 50, launched in December 2010, has utilized fans/followers, plays and page views data from YouTub ...

  20. One Direction, Rita Ora Benefit From Social 50 Formula Shake-Up

    November 12, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Updates have been made to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week to better reflect the online music world's ever-changing landscape. The Social 50, launched in December 2010, has utilized fans/followers, plays and page views data from YouTube, ...

  21. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST 0 0 0 At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking t ...

  22. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  23. Ke$ha Shouts-Out Illuminati in 'Die Young' Video: Watch

    November 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Ke$ha has been part of the Dr. Luke Cult for quite some time, but in the music video for "Die Young," the electro-pop maven is enlisting in another sect entirely. With tons of blatant Illuminati imagery and some sort of illegal orgy going ...

  24. Chart Moves: Calvin Harris' '18 Months' Album Debuts, Paul McCartney's New 'Christmas Song' Helps 'Holidays Rule'

    November 08, 2012 8:00 AM EST The Billboard 200: On the chart this week , Taylor Swift's "Red" continued to rule the roost, as it sold another 344,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It blocked debuting rapper Meek Mill from grabbing the top slot with hi ...

  25. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Going for Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 07, 2012 8:03 PM EST There's no stopping Taylor Swift's new album, "Red." Industry forecasters suggest the album will spend a third straight week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week, fending off new releases from Aerosmith and Ne-Yo, as well as ...

  26. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Going for Third Week at No. 1

    November 07, 2012 7:52 PM EST 0 0 0 There's no stopping Taylor Swift 's "Red" album. Industry forecasters suggest that the album will spend a third straight week atop the Billboard 200 chart next week, fending off new releases from Aerosmith and Ne-Yo , as well as ...

  27. Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100

    November 07, 2012 2:36 PM EST Like this week's other major popular competition, the incumbent remains in charge atop the Billboard Hot 100. Maroon 5's "One More Night" spends an eighth week at No. 1, fending off Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style, ...

  28. Maroon 5 Spends Eighth Week Atop Hot 100

    November 07, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The group's 'One More Night' keeps PSY's 'Gangnam Style' at No. 2 for a seventh consecutive frame Like this week's other major popular competition , the incumbent remains in charge atop the Billboard Hot 100 . Maro ...

  29. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 w ...

  30. Taylor Swift's 'Red' Reigns For Second Week At No. 1

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with ...

  31. Back In Black: Billboard Touring Conference & Awards Celebrate Live Music's Comeback

    November 07, 2012 7:04 AM EST The artice below on this year's Billboard Touring Conference and Awards is from a Special Feature in the new issue of Billboard on the conference and the state of touring. You can buy this issue -- which also features a cover story on Alicia ...

  32. Civil Wars Cancel Tour, Citing 'Internal Discord'

    November 06, 2012 8:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Tuesday afternoon saw a whirlwind of activity in the camp of acclaimed duo The Civil Wars. The group posted the following on their Facebook page : "We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour dates. It is something we deeply reg ...

  33. Civil Wars Cancel Tour, Cite 'Internal Discord, Irreconcilable Differences'

    November 06, 2012 6:23 PM EST Tuesday afternoon saw a whirlwind of activity in the camp of acclaimed duo The Civil Wars. This afternoon, the duo posted the following on their Facebook page : "We sincerely apologize for the canceling of all of our tour dates. It is somethi ...

  34. Madonna Celebrates 30th Anniversary On Billboard Charts: From 'Everybody' To 'Turn Up The Radio'

    November 06, 2012 1:21 PM EST Who's that girl celebrating her 30th anniversary on Billboard charts today? Madonnna Thirty years ago today, on Nov. 6, 1982, Madonna made her Billboard chart debut, entering the Dance Club Songs tally at No. 40 with "Everybody." Si ...

  35. Madonna Celebrates 30th Anniversary On Billboard Charts

    November 06, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's material has been a force on Billboard rankings dating to her first entry on Nov. 6, 1982. Who's that girl celebrating her 30th anniversary on Billboard charts today? Madonna . Thirty years ago today, on Nov. 6, 1982, Madonna mad ...

  36. Business Matters: Legal MP3 Sites Are Still Buried by Google Search Results

    November 05, 2012 7:07 PM EST If most people simply want to do the right thing when it comes to downloading, the upcoming Copyright Alert System could help more than searching at Google. Over three months after Google implemented a system to lower the search ranking of domains ...

  37. The Beat 11/5: Katy Perry et al Talk The Vote, Christina & More Sing for Sandy Victims

    The Beat 11/5: Katy Perry et al Talk The Vote, Christina & More Sing for Sandy Victims

    November 05, 2012 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Aguilera and more sing for Sandy victims, Katy Perry and other stars talk Election issues, Taylor Swift sees "Red." taylor swift , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo2 , red , vote , Dionne Warwick , Billboard , hurricane sandy , madonna , hur ...

  38. Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha to Perform on American Music Awards

    November 05, 2012 3:27 PM EST Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park. Mo ...

  39. Morning Fix: Hurricane Sandy 'Coming Together' Benefit Raises $23 Mil; Internet Radio Bill; Meek Mill & Rod Stewart

    November 05, 2012 8:04 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MARY J. BLIGE, CHRISTINA AGUILERA PLAY 'COMING TOGETHER' BENEFIT, HELP RAISE $23 MILLION: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blig ...

  40. Meek Mill & Rod Stewart Albums Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 03, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported, rapper Meek Mill and pop veteran Rod Stewart are both aiming for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest that the former's "Dreams & Nightmares" is on course to s ...

  41. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift 'Red' Hot on Hot 100

    November 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lady and 'Red': Swift matches Madonna and Dionne Warwick for another impressive piece of Hot 100 history. With her latest batch of new material, Taylor Swift ties the Material Girl, and Dionne Warwick, for the second-most appearances a ...

  42. Backbeat: Warner Music Nashville Team Celebrates CMA Wins With Faith Hill, John Esposito, More

    November 02, 2012 6:35 PM EDT The mood was definitely celebratory at Warner Music Nashville 's post- CMA Awards bash held at the company's headquarters on Music Row . The evening's big winner was Blake Shelton , who took home trophies for entertainer and male vo ...

  43. CMA Awards 2012: Photos of Country's Best Dressed

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The CMA Awards packed the best in glamour and country music into one evening Thursday night in Nashville. Check out our picks for the show's best dressed, from Taylor Swift's glittering couture to Kellie Pickler's princess-like gown. ...

  44. Backbeat: Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Host CMA Week Halloween Party

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Tim McGraw hosted a Halloween night party to debut tracks off his new album Two Lanes of Freedom . Big Machine Records threw an invite-only party for Tim McGraw on Halloween night in Nashville for him to preview his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom ...

  45. Kendrick Lamar Makes 'Good' Debut on Social 50 Chart

    November 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Kendrick Lamar, who opened atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," strides onto Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 47. The debut comes after a busy week of social activity for the rapper, who ...

  46. Kendrick Lamar Makes 'Good' Debut on Social 50 Chart

    November 02, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar , who opened atop the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart this week with "good kid, m.A.A.d. city," strides onto Billboard's Social 50 chart at No. 47. The debut comes after a busy week of social activity for the rapper, who a ...

  47. CMA Awards 2012: Miranda Defends Blake's Win, Tim Talks Election + More Backstage Moments

    November 02, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four awards show in five days, it's been a busy week in Nashville. SESAC, ASCAP and BMI honored their top songwriters and publishers earlier in the week, but the festivities wound to a close last night with the 46th annual CMA Awards at Br ...

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