1. Jonas Brothers Debut Atop Billboard 200

    June 24, 2009 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way ...

  2. Chart Beat: The Black Eyed Peas, Lynda Carter, Paulina Rubio

    June 18, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE B.E.G.I.N.N.I.N.G.: Once they wondered, where is the love? This week, all the Black Eyed Peas need to do to answer that question is peruse a host of Billboard charts, where evidence of adoration for the quartet is abundant. The Peas' fifth ...

  3. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad P ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  5. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  6. Sara Evans, Lionel Richie Bring Songs To Soap Operas

    June 10, 2009 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sara Evans and Lionel Richie will be the headliners of ABC Daytime and sister cable station SOAPnet's new campaign to market music through soap operas. For the first time, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet will sponsor a tour, as they become the headline ...

  7. Dave Matthews' 'Big' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    June 10, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band strikes again with its fifth-consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 as "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" bows in the penthouse of the Billboard 200 with a whopping 424,000. Better still, it's the fifth-straigh ...

  8. Alan Jackson Celebrates 20 Years With Free Show

    June 09, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 You'd think Alan Jackson might want to celebrate two decades in the music business by taking a day off. Instead, the laid-back singer will mark the occasion by performing a free concert. "It's just something we wanted to do," Jac ...

  9. Def Leppard Gets Interactive For Summer Tour

    June 09, 2009 11:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans heading out to see Def Leppard this summer should make sure their phones are charged. Specifically, those fans who own phones with Bluetooth capabilities or phones that can connect to a Wi-Fi spot will have the chance to download a host of uniq ...

  10. Chart Beat: Yoko Ono, Taylor Swift, Marilyn Manson

    June 04, 2009 3:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR: Midnight Star's '80s classic of that title could describe all the action on Hot Dance Club Play this week. Yoko Ono ascends to her fifth No. 1, and third in-a-row, as "I'm Not Getting Enough," ...

  11. Lady GaGa Takes Two Top 10 Spots On Billboard's Hot 100

    June 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa soars into the top 10 with her third single, "LoveGame," as Keri Hilson and Sean Kingston also break into the top tally on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "LoveGame" flies up from No. 22 to No. 10 and scores this we ...

  12. Chart Beat: Linkin Park, Green Day, Bob Dylan

    June 03, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 K'JON'S 'OCEAN'-FRONT PROPERTY: Detroit native K'Jon earns his first No. 1 on the Adult R&B airplay chart, as "On the Ocean" sails 5-1. He is the first male to reach the summit with his first chart entry at the ...

  13. Eminem Stays Atop Billboard 200; Grizzly Bear, Manson Debut Top 10

    June 03, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After last week's blowout week on the Billboard 200 -- where there were seven debuts in the top 10 -- this week's tally is slightly tamer. While there are still three new albums that arrive in the top 10, the Hot Shot Debut is Marilyn Mans ...

  14. Eminem Stays Atop Billboard 200

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After last week's blowout week on the Billboard 200 -- where there were seven debuts in the top 10 -- this week's tally is slightly tamer. While there are still three new albums that arrive in the top 10, the Hot Shot Debut is Marilyn Ma ...

  15. Eminem Leads For Second Week With 'Relapse'

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Relapse" easily holds for a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 211,000 in its sophomore frame. Last week it bounded in atop the list with 608,000 . . . The top 10 welcomes new albums from Marilyn Manson, W ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Kelly Clarkson, UB40, LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw

    May 29, 2009 3:12 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. CUBAN STARS Hi Gary, Always a ple ...

  17. Chart Beat: Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Kris Allen

    May 27, 2009 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 PERFECT 'T(H)EN': Brad Paisley becomes one of just five acts in the 65-year history of Hot Country Songs to collect 10 consecutive No. 1s (excluding unpromoted album cuts and holiday songs), as "Then," his 14th career leader, ris ...

  18. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align its ...

  19. Chart Beat: Paula Abdul, 'Epiphany', Frank Sinatra and more!

    May 14, 2009 4:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 HEY PAULA (AND DAUGHTRY AND MICHAEL): Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul moved into the Billboard Hot 100 penthouse with her second No. 1, "Forever Your Girl." (Her first, "Straight Up," held on for a final frame at No. 90). ...

  20. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. 2 ...

  21. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 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 ...

  22. Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, whose Billboard 200 chart career began in 1963, lands his fifth No. 1 album this week as "Together Through Life" (Columbia) opens atop the list with 125,000. It gives the icon back-to-back No. 1s with studio albums, as 2006' ...

  23. Def Leppard Rocking With Reissues, Tour, CMT Awards

    May 04, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Def Leppard, the pop metal band that debuted in 1980 and which has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, is set to release deluxe editions of two of its classic records - 1983's "Pyromania" and 1992's "Adrenalize" ...

  24. Chart Beat: Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Hannah Montana

    April 30, 2009 3:31 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 ...

  25. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 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. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I ...

  26. Eminem, Green Day Make Big Hot 100 Debuts

    April 23, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third week, while the tally's highest debut comes at No. 9 from Eminem with "We Made You." It's the best Hot 100 debu ...

  27. 'Hannah Montana' Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    April 22, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its fourth week on the Billboard 200, the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack (Walt Disney) reaches No. 1 for the first time, vaulting to the top of the chart with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a decline of 32% ...

  28. Ask Billboard

    April 17, 2009 4:56 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. PRESENT OF THE PAST Hi Gary, I ha ...

  29. Tanya Tucker Debuts Single, Talks New Album

    April 17, 2009 3:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Love's Gonna Live Here" - Tanya Tucker Listen to our exclusive stream of Tanya Tucker's new single "Love's Gonna Live Here." Few artists have had longer or more colorful careers than Tanya Tucker. Country music� ...

  30. Chart Beat:  Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Jason Mraz

    April 16, 2009 12:45 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 ...

  31. 'Hannah Montana' Boosts Six Songs On Hot 100

    April 16, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" still reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100, but a big opening weekend for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" boosts or debuts six of the soundtrack's songs on the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus' &q ...

  32. Rascal Flatts Scores Fourth Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 15, 2009 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," (Lyric Street) bows with 351,000 copies. That's the band's third fattest openi ...

  33. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 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 ...

  34. Chart Beat: Pink, George Strait, Jamie Foxx

    April 08, 2009 12:37 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 ...

  35. Keith Urban Soars To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 08, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban celebrates his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as his Capitol Nashville set "Defying Gravity" arrives with 171,000. The country star had previously gone as high as No. 3 twice, with "Be Here" in 2004 and "Love, ...

  36. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At ACM Show

    April 06, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 year ...

  37. Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music's Top Award

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 ye ...

  38. Ask Billboard: Remakes and One-Hit Wonders

    April 03, 2009 11:25 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. JUST DUET Hi Gary! It doesn' ...

  39. Chart Beat: Lady GaGa, "Now 30", Taylor Swift

    April 02, 2009 12:22 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 ...

  40. No Doubt, Dave Matthews, Flo Rida Set For 'Today' Show Concerts

    April 02, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, All-American Rejects, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson are among the bands and musicians scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today" as part of the morning television show's 14th annual summer ...

  41. Lady GaGa Scores Hot 100 Milestone With 'Poker Face'

    April 02, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady GaGa unseats Flo Rida at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the chart with her first two chart entries. The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, previously led t ...

  42. Kelly Clarkson Stays On Top Of Billboard 200

    March 25, 2009 12:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a hold-steady kind of week on the Billboard 200 as Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (S/19/RCA) remains at No. 1 for a second frame, shifting 90,000 (down 65%). U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Island/Intersc ...

  43. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  44. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which began ...

  45. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single ...

  46. Coldplay, Wolfmother Rock Soggy Sydney Sound Relief Show

    March 14, 2009 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Heavy rain fell on the Sound Relief artist parade in Sydney today (March 14), but it wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands who came. The biggest highlights of the day came thanks to first act Coldplay, and the Presets who ...

  47. Country Songs Inspire TV Dramas

    March 13, 2009 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country songs can sure tell stories. Now the TV production company Granada America wants to make some of those stories into a series of one-hour TV dramas. The film-producing duo of Mark Roberts and Lorena David ("Strangers With Candy," &q ...

  48. Miley Cyrus' 'Climb' Debuts High On Hot 100

    March 12, 2009 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 While Flo Rida's "Right Round" (featuring Ke$ha) retains the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row, Miley Cyrus is the big chart news this week, as her single "The Climb" crashes in at No. 6 in its deb ...

  49. U2 Tops The Billboard 200

    March 11, 2009 11:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spear ...

  50. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Kiss Me Thru The Phone,” which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week’s biggest airplay gainer title. “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” was last week’s greatest digital gainer, but t ...

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