1. 2009 Artists Of The Year

    December 10, 2009 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article We've spent the year tallying album sales figures and reviewing Hot 100 song rankings. Now, at the end of 2009's road, look back at the 20 artists who traveled further and faster up the charts than all the others. These twent ...

  2. Susan Boyle Set to Top the Billboard 200 for a Third Week

    December 10, 2009 12:07 AM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" is on course to spend a third week atop the Billboard 200, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least another 500,000 copies and could approach 600,000 by week's end on Dec. 13. This ...

  3. Taylor Swift, Kanye West Named Top Female and Male Artists of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is forced to share a stage with Kaye West again. Only this time, we think she'll like the experience a bit better. As Billboard reveals in its year-end charts, Swift and West are side by side as Top Female and Top Male Artist of ...

  4. Susan Boyle’s ‘Dream’ Could Be Best-Selling Album Of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" is on course to spend a third frame atop the Billboard 200 next week, as industry sources suggest the set will sell at least another 500,000 copies and could approach 600,000 by week's end on D ...

  5. Chart Beat Wednesday: Plumb, Lady Antebellum, Nickelback

    December 09, 2009 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 'HANG' TIME: Few artists display the versatility and cross-format appeal of Plumb , who rises this week to her first No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club/Play Songs chart, as "Hang On" lifts 2-1. The singer/songwriter, aka Tiffan ...

  6. Black Eyed Peas, Kings Of Leon Top iTunes 2009 Charts

    December 09, 2009 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 On Tuesday (Dec. 8), iTunes released Rewind 2009, its lists of the year's best and best-selling music. Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" was the best-selling song at the country's leading music retailer. Kings of Leon's ...

  7. Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert Lead Star-Studded Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Vevo, the music video streaming service that the major music labels hope will rival the influence of MTV, launched on Tuesday night with a star-studded party in New York City. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert , while music sta ...

  8. Boyle's 'Dream' Continues At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 09, 2009 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 S usan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" album continues its hold of the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 527,000 copies (down just 25%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. After two weeks of release, "I Dreamed a Dream" ...

  9. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  10. Jingle Bell Rock ... And Pop ... And R&B ... And Country ...

    December 08, 2009 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Holiday Songs chart ranks airplay of seasonal tracks on U.S. adult contemporary radio. Because a hefty 75% of the format switches to all-holiday programming by Thanksgiving each year, the format's airplay effectively serves as ...

  11. Ask Billboard: "Idol" Worship

    December 04, 2009 4:55 PM EST 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. CHARTING THE DECADE Dear Gary, Ho ...

  12. Beyonce Leads Grammy Nominations, Airborne Toxic Event Learns Live Lessons

    December 03, 2009 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the big news is the Grammy nominations announced last night. Beyonce unsurprisingly leads the pack with 10 nods, followed by Taylor Swift with eight--both women are nominated in ...

  13. The Daily Noise 12.3.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 12.3.2009 - Billboard.com

    December 03, 2009 4:24 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce and Taylor Swift earn most Grammy nominations announced last night, Airborne Toxic Event talks about making their live show match their rapid success. Silversun Pickups , keri hilson , beyonce , Bill Werde , Zack Brown Band , The Daily Noise ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Pink Floyd, Susan Boyle, Usher

    December 03, 2009 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 NEW 'MOON': With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles , one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd 's "Dark Side of the Moon" ...

  15. Grammy Nominations Poll Results: How Did We Do?

    December 03, 2009 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 So how did Billboard's predictions - and our readers' votes - stack up against the actual Grammy Awards 2010 nominees? Aside from a bombardment from Tokio Hotel fans -- who delivered nearly 40,000 votes in each of the three major categorie ...

  16. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST 0 0 0 Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pr ...

  17. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and S ...

  18. LL Cool J Primed For Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 02, 2009 10:17 AM EST 0 0 0 L L Cool J is paying tribute the best way he knows how. The 41-year-old rapper-actor will kick off "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" on Wednesday night by rapping to a medley of the past year& ...

  19. Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 02, 2009 7:55 AM EST 0 0 0 YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Niel ...

  20. Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyonce Leads With 10 Nods

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including album of the year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," record of the year for "Halo" and ...

  21. Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another sign of its commitment to building content strength, Comcast unveiled an exclusive VOD partnership with country singer Taylor Swift Wednesday - a day ahead of a likely announcement of a deal that would give the cable giant a 51% stake i ...

  22. Chelsea Lee: Girl Next Door

    December 01, 2009 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 For a while, the only place Chelsea Lee was comfortable singing was in the shower. But at 15, the aspiring singer tried her hand at a local open mic -- and her attempt was received with praise. "I'm downstairs running the club, selling bee ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: John Mayer, Folk Albums, David Guetta

    November 26, 2009 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 MAYER RULES: John Mayer returns to the summit of the Billboard 200 after six years, as "Battle Studies" launches at No. 1. His "Heavier Things" opened atop the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003. The new set also starts atop Digital Albu ...

  24. 'Empire' Entrenched At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100

    November 26, 2009 7:00 AM EST 0 0 0 J ay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week with gains in all chart components: airplay, sales and streaming. The track's 10.4 million airplay bump is second only to ...

  25. The Daily Noise 11.23.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 11.23.2009 - Billboard.com

    November 25, 2009 12:58 PM EST 0 0 0 A look at the triumphs and travesties at last night's American Music Awards, including Taylor Swift's sweep and Adam Lambert's train wreck. taylor swift , drake , keri hilson , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , adam lambert , Fuse , Musi ...

  26. John Mayer Snares No. 1 On Busy Billboard 200

    November 25, 2009 10:57 AM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer/songwriter's first chart-topper came with "Heavier Things&qu ...

  27. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far ...

  28. John Mayer 'Battles' To Top With Second No. 1 Album

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST John Mayer brings home his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle Studies" bows with 286,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Mayer leads a busy chart as another eight albums debut in the top 20 from such lum ...

  29. Adam Lambert Falls, Taylor Swift Rises at AMAs

    November 23, 2009 5:34 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, last night's American Music Awards offered up plenty to talk about, including Taylor Swift 's five awards and strong performances from Jay-Z , Keith Urban and Kelly Cla ...

  30. Taylor Swift Wins, Adam Lambert Shocks at American Music Awards

    November 23, 2009 7:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift overshadowed the late Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards, winning five prizes including artist of the year. Jackson, who had been expected to enjoy a clean sweep, ended up with four awards. He and Swift went head-to-head in th ...

  31. Taylor Swift Wins 5 American Music Awards

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift overshadowed the late Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards on Sunday, winning five prizes including artist of the year. Jackson, who had been expected to enjoy a clean sweep, ended up with four awards. He and Swift went head-t ...

  32. Jay-Z Rules Hot 100, Lady Antebellum Jumps Into Top 10

    November 19, 2009 10:57 AM EST 0 0 0 As reported in a breaking Billboard.com news story yesterday, Jay-Z earns his fourth Hot 100 No. 1 with "Empire State of Mind," his collaboration with Alicia Keys . All of Jay-Z's four chart-toppers have been collaborations, but this ...

  33. TMG/AEG Live President Messina Clarifies Ticketmaster Stance

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST An ongoing investigative report on ticketing practices from Nashville's NewsChannel 5 has created a stir, and promoter Louis Messina, president of TMG/AEG Live wants to clarify comments he made in a segment that aired last night regarding Tic ...

  34. Jay-Z Jumps To No. 1 On The Hot 100

    November 18, 2009 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z will earn his fourth Hot 100 No. 1, but his first as a lead or co-billed performer, as his collaboration with Alicia Keys , "Empire State of Mind," will top the chart to be released tomorrow. The legendary rapper's prior chart-t ...

  35. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 18, 2009 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 B on Jovi claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its new album "The Circle" lands in the penthouse with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Bon Jovi's second chart-topper in a row, foll ...

  36. Bon Jovi Comes Full 'Circle' At No. 1

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as the band's new "The Circle" swoops in with 163,000 copies. It's the follow-up to "Lost Highway," which also started atop the list back in 2007 . . . Jus ...

  37. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST 0 0 0 The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic ...

  38. Vinyl and Digital Sales Rise, Flyleaf Focuses on the Fleeting

    November 13, 2009 4:51 PM EST 0 0 0 On Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, we bring you a special report on album sales. While CD sales have been dropping off, vinyl has made a comeback, and this year has seen the greatest number of vinyl albums sold s ...

  39. The Daily Noise 11.13.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 11.13.2009 - Billboard.com

    November 13, 2009 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Vinyl and digital sales set records, Flyleaf discusses new album "Memento Mori". Bill Werde , Lady GaGa , The Daily Noise , Blacked Eyed Peas , Fuse , Kings Of Leon , Flyleaf , Rihanna , taylor swift , The Fame Videos Bill Werde Flyleaf Fu ...

  40. Photos of the Week: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Carrie Underwood

    November 13, 2009 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift had the night of her life. Rihanna became a "Glamour" goddess. 50 Cent unveiled his Power-ful new scent. Carrie Underwood rocked the CMAs and met her own American Idol. It all happened this week, and we've got the pics to ...

  41. Taylor Swift Boosts Ratings For CMA Awards

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's clean sweep of the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards helped the broadcast reach its biggest audience in four years, according to preliminary figures. The three-hour show averaged 16.8 million viewers for ABC on Wednesday, up fro ...

  42. Chart Beat Thursday: Multi-Format Diva Domination

    November 12, 2009 5:31 PM EST 0 0 0 CARRIE: Carrie Underwood 's third album "Play On" opens atop the Billboard 200 and Country Albums. The set is her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following 2007's "Carnival Ride." Her first release, "Some Hearts ...

  43. Steven Tyler Quitting Aerosmith? Taylor Swift Dominates CMAs

    November 12, 2009 4:53 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, the fate of Steven Tyler's relationship with Aerosmith remains unclear. While the singer attempted to dispel rumors of his departure by joining guitarist Joe Perry on stage ...

  44. The Daily Noise 11.12.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 11.12.2009 - Billboard.com

    November 12, 2009 3:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Tension between Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, Taylor Swift sweeps CMAs, Tokio Hotel talks about "Humanoid". taylor swift , humanoid , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , Music News , steven tyler , Joe Perry , Tokio Hotel , aerosmith Video ...

  45. Rihanna's 'Roulette' Lands In Hot 100's Top 10

    November 12, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R ihanna earns her 12th career top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart released today, as "Russian Roulette" rockets 75-9, triggered by first-week download sales of 132,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Russian Roulette" also o ...

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