1. 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 ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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' ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  23. Taylor Swift Continues Billboard 200 Dominance

    March 04, 2009 11:17 AM EST 0 0 0 With an 18% uptick in sales, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" continues its rule over The Billboard 200 for an 11th week. The Big Machine effort sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As reported last week , ...

  24. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  25. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single ...

  26. Chart Beat: AI, Taylor Swift, Annie Lennox

    February 26, 2009 5:14 PM EST 0 0 0 ADULT EDUCATION: Ever since Kelly Clarkson made her first appearance on a Billboard chart, finalists from "American Idol" have been showing up on surveys that cross all genres -- pop, R&B, country, rock, Christian, reggae... O.K., not ...

  27. Flo Rida And T.I. Reign On Hot 100

    February 26, 2009 10:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Flo Rida and T.I. maintain their No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but the biggest splash on the chart comes courtesy of Soulja Boy. New single "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring Sammie leaps from No. 17 to No. ...

  28. Taylor Swift Remains Atop Billboard 200

    February 25, 2009 11:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift's "Fearless" claims a 10th non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, a feat unmatched by any album since Santana's "Supernatural" collected 12 weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and 2000. Only eight other albums by ...

  29. 'Slumdog' Barks While Taylor Swift Nets 10th Week At No. 1

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire" bites into the Billboard 200 as the film's eight Academy Award wins on Feb. 22 instantly impact the chart . . . Taylor Swift's "Fearless" earns a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billb ...

  30. Kings of Leon, Lily Allen Top U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 11:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Kings of Leon’s double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony BMG quartet returned to No. 1 with the album “Only By The Night” and, on the singles survey, jumpe ...

  31. Chart Beat: Flo Rida, Atlantic, Mac McAnally

    February 19, 2009 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 SPINNING THE 'RIGHT' STUFF: If it had happened less than two years ago, this week's 58-1 leap for Flo Rida's "Right Round" (Poe Boy/Atlantic) would have set the record for the biggest jump to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot ...

  32. Atlantic Rules Hot 100 With Flo Rida, T.I.

    February 19, 2009 11:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Two big moves on the Billboard Hot 100 give Atlantic Records ownership of the top two positions. As reported yesterday , a 58-1 rush puts "Right Round" by Flo Rida on top, while a 9-2 jump pushes "Dead and Gone" by T.I. featuring ...

  33. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST 0 0 0 In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine no ...

  34. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  35. Eminem's 'Bottle' Breaks Digital Record

    February 12, 2009 10:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The rap triumvirate of Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent soars 78-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Crack a Bottle," which sets a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The first-week sum outpaces the prior mark of 33 ...

  36. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2008 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's Mon ...

  37. Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST If anyone had any doubt that touring is where the money is in the music business, a quick look at the top Moneymakers for 2009 should hammer the point home. Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard's M ...

  38. The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2009 11:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self-titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Denver-based rock act's previous album, "How To Save a Life, ...

  39. Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    February 11, 2009 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today (Feb. 11) during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. Perhaps the most s ...

  40. Festivals Returning Despite Struggling Economy

    February 09, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The international music festival market took a hit last week with the cancellation of the Langerado Music Festival in Miami and the Hydro Connect Festival in Scotland, but other large-scale fests are returning for a second year despite a struggling ...

  41. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for ...

  42. Grammys Get A Ratings Boost

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The ratings from the 2009 Grammys on CBS rebounded from their all-time low the previous year, with 19.05 million viewers on Sunday night. Perhaps buoyed by a lineup of performers that included nominees like Lil' Wayne and Radiohead - and non- ...

  43. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John ...

  44. 'Life' Is Good For Clarkson Atop Hot 100

    February 05, 2009 12:14 PM EST 0 0 0 After a record-breaking 97-1 leap on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" stays put on the top spot this week. The song also becomes her fastest top 20 hit on the Hot 100 Airplay tally, wh ...

  45. Springsteen Has 'Dream' Debut Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ...

  46. Jonas Bros. Plugging 3D Concert Film On CW

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Jonas Brothers will host the primetime programming on the CW on Feb. 10, giving a sneak peek of their Feb. 27 theatrical release "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience." During commercial breaks of that night's airings of &quo ...

  47. Springsteen Debuts Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...

  48. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 10:18 AM EST 0 0 0 Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surviv ...

  49. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surv ...

  50. Taylor Swift Plots First Headlining Tour

    January 30, 2009 11:32 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, Taylor Swift will embark on her first headlining tour this spring, beginning April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The 52-city trek will feature "multiple costume changes" and a stage with a "fairy-tale castle," according to ...

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