1. 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 ...

  2. Taylor Swift Makes History At Country Music Awards

    November 12, 2009 7:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift claimed a piece of music history when she became the youngest artist ever to win the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards. Swift, 19, also claimed awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of th ...

  3. Justin Bieber's 'World' Centers On Young Love

    November 11, 2009 12:12 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago, Justin Bieber was a kid from Toronto who had a gift for singing sweet-natured covers of Usher hits, a penchant for playing the drums and a resourceful mother who posted clips of him on YouTube. Today, Bieber could be the biggest tween he ...

  4. Carrie Underwood Claims Second No. 1 On Billboard 200

    November 11, 2009 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 C arrie Underwood's "Play On" bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, shifting 318,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the country star and former "American Idol" champ's second album to to ...

  5. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 7:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the cere ...

  6. Taylor Swift Makes CMA history

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards f ...

  7. Analysis: Vinyl, Digital Sales Hit New High Marks

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Vinyl and single track download sales set new records last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The two events represent very different trends that were born from the rising popularity of digital music. As of November 8, four artists br ...

  8. Paisley Focused On Duties, Not Noms At CMA Awards

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley is up for seven trophies at Wednesday's (Nov. 11) Country Music Association Awards, but his duties as co-host with Carrie Underwood and performer will keep his attention elsewhere. He welcomes all distractions. "It's a ...

  9. Taylor Swift Wins BMI Award For Top Song

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift started what could be an interesting week with her second straight song of the year award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville, where Kris Kristofferson was honored as an icon. Swift won for her song "Love Story" at the ce ...

  10. Taylor Swift Adds Tunes to Hit Album, Wyclef Jean Gets New Handle

    November 10, 2009 4:42 PM EST 0 0 0 In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Taylor Swift talks about the new deluxe edition of her quadruple-platinum album "Fearless," which includes songs written since the original release. We also hear from W ...

  11. The Daily Noise 11.10.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 11.10.2009 - Billboard.com

    November 10, 2009 2:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift to release deluxe edition of "Fearless" with new songs, Wyclef Jean takes on new identity for next album. Toussaint St. Jean , taylor swift , Wyclef Jean , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Fuse , fearless , Music News , Bill Wer ...

  12. Ask Billboard: Swift's Latest 'Fearless' Feat

    November 06, 2009 5:27 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. WHAT'S HER 20? Hi Gary, I wa ...

  13. Chart Beat Thursday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Jason DeRulo

    November 05, 2009 5:47 PM EST 0 0 0 HE IS NOT ALONE: Not only does Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" blast onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1, but several artists with ties to the late King of Pop also enter Billboard charts this week. "This Is It" marks Jackson� ...

  14. DeRulo Tops Hot 100, But Swift Swoops In With Record-Breaking Debut Sum

    November 05, 2009 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Jason DeRulo is the fourth artist of 2009 to take their first charting single to No. 1 as his "Whatcha Say" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart released yesterday (Nov. 5). He replaces fellow newbie Owl City , which sees its "Fireflies&q ...

  15. Michael Jackson Hits No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'This Is It'

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To the surprise of probably nobody, Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" will debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart released today (Nov. 4) with an eye-popping 373,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the fifth-best sales week ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Going Gaga For Album Re-Releases

    October 30, 2009 5:29 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. NOT AS EASY AS ABC Hey Gary, In r ...

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw Linked Again

    October 29, 2009 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 LEAVING? NOT SO, SWIFT: Few weeks go by in which Taylor Swift doesn't occupy space in Chart Beat. She has, after all, consistently authored achievements since her arrival in 2006. Absolutely no weeks, however, have passed since Nov. 11, 2006, t ...

  18. Chart Beat Wednesday: Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Zac Brown Band

    October 28, 2009 3:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 THE WINNER BY A MILEY: The new No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart is the 200th leader in the list's history. How far back does the chart date? The survey first appeared in Billboard's pages in the print issue dated Oct ...

  19. 'New Moon' Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 28, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which features ...

  20. Taylor Swift Video Q&A

    October 27, 2009 8:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 While gearing up for the Oct. 26 re-release of her "Fearless" album with six new songs , Taylor Swift sat down with Billboard to reflect on her first-ever headlining tour, which received such a massive fan response that she'll be kick ...

  21. Taylor Swift | 2009 Billboard Q&A

    Taylor Swift | 2009 Billboard Q&A

    October 27, 2009 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift talks to Billboard about the re-release of her album "Fearless" and extending her first headlining tour into 2010. taylor swift , Pop , interview , exclusive , fearless , vuclip , Country , Taylor Swift , Exclusive , Interview ...

  22. Taylor Swift Dates Sell Out In Minutes

    October 26, 2009 10:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tickets to four of country singer Taylor Swift 's 2010 tour dates sold out in two minutes after going on sale on Friday, her publicists said. All tickets released on Friday for 15 U.S. shows in the 19 year-old singer's 2010 Fearless tour s ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Happy (Early) Holidays

    October 22, 2009 6:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ...: More than a week before Halloween, and five weeks before Thanksgiving, the Billboard 200 is being decorated with a sleighful of yuletide albums. Five new holiday sets enter the Billboard 200, led by Bob Dy ...

  24. Jay Sean Recaptures Hot 100's Top Slot

    October 22, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay Sean's "Down" returns to the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time, just one week after Britney Spears ' No. 1 debut bumped him to runner-up status. A predicted second-week digital sales dip (down 33%) sends Sp ...

  25. Buble Stays On Top, 'New Moon' Grabs No. 2 On Billboard 200

    October 21, 2009 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 The penthouse of the Billboard 200 chart is still a bit "Crazy," as Michael Bublé 's "Crazy Love" retains the No. 1 slot for a second week. The album's first full week in stores keeps it firmly in the penthouse with 203 ...

  26. Chart Beat Wednesday: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Norah Jones

    October 21, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 'THIS' LOVE: " This Is It ," by Michael Jackson featuring the Jacksons , soars onto the Adult Contemporary airplay chart at No. 19. The song blasts in following its initial week at radio. "This Is It" returns the Jackso ...

  27. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Lead Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna , U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The awards are based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. ...

  28. Britney Spears, Justin Bieber Score Top Hot 100 Debuts

    October 15, 2009 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 A s reported yesterday , Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her new single, "3," begins its chart life at the top. The track's arrival is fueled by 255,000 first- ...

  29. Hot Soundtracks: Twlight New Moon, This Is It, Where the Wild Things Are

    October 15, 2009 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard chronicles what's hot in movie music with our weekly Soundtracks chart , and right here on Billboard.com you can listen to some of the biggest soundtracks of the week in their entirety. Just click on the "play" buttons below ...

  30. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West , Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Desc ...

  31. Hot Tours: U2, Taylor Swift, Ruben Blades

    October 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 and its "360 Tour" tops the Hot Tours ranking for a fifth week during it's worldwide run, grossing over 22 million from four sold out shows reported by Live Nation. U2 's top concert during the most recent reporting week is a ...

  32. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  33. Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Lead American Music Awards Nominations

    October 13, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country ingenue Taylor Swift and dead pop star Michael Jackson led the contenders for the 37th annual American Music Awards, and will both vie for the artist of the year prize, organizers said on Tuesday. Swift scored six nominations, followed by Ja ...

  34. John Mayer To Perform 'Battle Studies' Live At NYC's Beacon Theatre

    October 13, 2009 1:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter John Mayer will toast the Nov. 17 release of his new album, "Battle Studies," with a concert at the Beacon Theatre, it was announced today (Oct. 13). Mayer's show follows in the footsteps of Jay-Z' s Sept. 11 Ma ...

  35. Keith Urban, Vince Gill Host All-Star Benefit Concert

    October 13, 2009 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 K eith Urban and Vince Gill will co-host an all-star concert Tuesday to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Others confirmed to perform at Nashville's Sommet Center are Taylor Swift , Brad Paisley , Faith Hill , Jason Ald ...

  36. Tokio Hotel Aims To Translate Euro Success To U.S.

    October 12, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sometimes, much weirder things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards than Kanye West interrupting an acceptance speech. Take the 2008 VMAs ceremony, for example, when the A-list glamour of Hollywood's Paramount Studios red carpet was upset by th ...

  37. T.I. Wins BET Awards From Prison

    October 12, 2009 6:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 T.I. didn't need to attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards to win two trophies. The rapper, who is locked up in an Arkansas penitentiary on a federal weapons conviction, won the best collaboration award with Rihanna for the song "Live Your Life&quo ...

  38. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift 's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take S ...

  39. Jay Sean Leads Packed Hot 100 Top Five

    October 08, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As previously reported , Jay Sean has halted the Black Eyed Peas ' record reign atop the Billboard Hot 100. Sean's debut single "Down," featuring Lil Wayne , crowns the list with a 2-1 jump. Video: Jay Sean performs "Down&qu ...

  40. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  41. Chart Beat Wednesday: Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood

    October 07, 2009 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 'DOWN' IS UP: What goes up must come down. In this case, it's because of "Down." After a record 26-week reign with "I Gotta Feeling" (the last 14 weeks) and "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks directly prior), the ...

  42. Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift To Perform At CMA Awards

    October 06, 2009 11:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 43rd annual Country Music Association awards will offer fans one of the last chances to see Brooks & Dunn before they split next year . The popular duo joins a star-studded lineup, including all five entertainer of the year nominees, schedul ...

  43. Twenty Tweets From Musical Minds

    October 06, 2009 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat is back from a visit to the Twitterverse. Here is a random sampling of recent musings from the personalities who impact our charts. Lady Gaga "In studio writing music, already used up a whole can of hairspray. Feels like home." ...

  44. Video: Beyonce Accepts Woman Of The Year Award, Thanks Family For Support

    October 05, 2009 12:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce Knowles accepted her Woman of the Year award last Friday (Oct. 2) during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel, and after admitting to hating "giving acceptance speeches," the honoree ...

  45. Video: Lady Gaga Fights Back Tears, Praises Beyonce At Billboard's Women In Music

    October 05, 2009 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga may be known for her attention-grabbing outfits and elaborate stage persona, but when the pop singer accepted her Rising Star award at Billboard's Women in Music luncheon last Friday (Oct. 2), she was the picture of humility. "I ...

  46. Ask Billboard: How Popular Is Country Music?

    October 02, 2009 5:04 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. OUR COUNTRY Hey there Gary, I am ...

  47. Lady Gaga Speaks: Solo Tour Soon, Kanye Taking Time Off

    October 02, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga said today that both she and Kanye West made the decision to cancel the "Fame Kills" tour, and that she will be embarking on her own headlining tour soon, while West plans to drop out of the spotlight. "It was a mutual decis ...

  48. Kanye West And Lady Gaga Tour Canceled

    October 01, 2009 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 K anye West and Lady Gaga's tour is over before it began. Just days after announcing dates for an ambitious tour that was to kick off next month, the tour was canceled. Live Nation announced the news on Thursday. The tour promoter says refunds ...

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