1. 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." ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lady Gaga: First Lady

    October 01, 2009 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard's Rising Star Breaks Records And Shatters Boundaries Lady Gaga is being honored as Billboard's Rising Star, but it seems more accurate to call her a skyrocketing star-of music, videos and fashion so avant garde that it sometimes ...

  8. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends ...

  9. 'Feeling' Steady: Black Eyed Peas Match Decade Mark On Hot 100

    October 01, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 With its 14th week at the Hot 100 summit, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas matches Mariah Carey 's "We Belong Together" for longest No. 1 stay this decade. The Peas have now held firm at No. 1 for 26 straight weeks, ...

  10. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  11. Chart Beat Thursday: Live-Blogging The Hot 100

    September 24, 2009 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 HOW HOT IS IT?: There's so much action on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, perhaps it makes the most sense to simply run down the chart's most notable positions, number-by-number, dissecting the numerous highlights. Kind of like a live blo ...

  12. Taylor Swift Climbs Hot 100, Black Eyed Peas Still No. 1

    September 24, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyes Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" reigns for a 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100, besting the 12-week stay at the summit of "Boom Boom Pow," the Peas' previous single that directly preceded its follow-up at No. 1. ...

  13. Taylor Swift Climbs Hot 100, Black Eyed Peas Still No. 1

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyes Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" reigns for a 13th week on the Billboard Hot 100, besting the 12-week stay at the summit of "Boom Boom Pow," the Peas' previous single that directly preceded its follow-up at No. ...

  14. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200, Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z remains in the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his new album "The Blueprint 3" shifting 298,000 copies (down 37%) in its second week. The set bowed atop the list last week with 476,000 . Traditionally, No. 1-debut ...

  15. Jay-Z Still Reigns On Billboard 200; Muse And Kid Cudi Bow High

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting 298,000 in its second week on the list, down just 37% . . . Whitney Houston's "I Look to You" surges to No. 2 with an "Oprah Winfrey Show&qu ...

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in t ...

  17. 'Glee' Songs Liven Up Billboard Hot 100

    September 17, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart. The television show's cast recording of Rihanna's hit "Take A Bow" is the week's to ...

  18. Kanye West, Lady GaGa To Tour

    September 16, 2009 4:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join Lad ...

  19. Chart Beat Wednesday: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Muse

    September 16, 2009 3:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY ...: Kanye West and Taylor Swift continue to bump into each other in the unlikeliest of places. This week, West debuts at No. 30 on the Rhythmic airplay chart (viewable at billboard.biz) as a featured act on Drake's star-st ...

  20. Beatles, Jay-Z Dominate Billboard Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close of ...

  21. The Daily Noise 9.15.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.15.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 15, 2009 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Barack Obama lays down the hammer on Kanye West and Kid Cudi drops his debut. taylor swift , 50 Cent , Kelly Clarkson , Kid Cudi , Bill Werde , Barack Obama , The Daily Noise , Pink , P!nk , Fuse Videos 50 Cent Barack Obama Bill Werde Fuse Kanye Wes ...

  22. Kanye West Calls Taylor Swift At 'The View'

    September 15, 2009 3:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 It looks like Kanye West has finally given a personal apology to Taylor Swift . Representatives from "The View" say West called the country sensation after her appearance on Tuesday's show. During the broadcast, the 19-year-old singer ...

  23. Kanye West Apologizes Again On Leno Show Debut

    September 15, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West used Jay Leno's prime-time debut Monday to offer another apology for ruining Taylor Swift 's night at the MTV Video Music Awards and to say he's going to take some time off for reflection. West said he knew he was wrong the ...

  24. Kanye West Raises VMAs Hell, Beatles Sell Well

    September 14, 2009 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Monday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, Kanye West raises hell, the Beatles are flying off the shelves and Q-Tip drops his new record. The big buzz from MTV's Video Music Awards yesterday was not a pleas ...

  25. Kanye West Apologizes Again, Lil Mama Meant No 'Disrespect'

    September 14, 2009 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 And the apologies continue rolling in. Kanye West took to his blog again to apologize for interrupting Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech for Best Female Video during this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards and Lil Mama 's publicist rele ...

  26. The Daily Noise 9.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 9.14.2009 - Billboard.com

    September 14, 2009 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye West raises hell, the Beatles are flying off the shelves and Q-Tip drops his new record. taylor swift , Kelly Clarkson , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , Pink , P!nk , Fuse , Katy Perry , Kanye West , beyonce Videos Beyonce Beyoncé Bill Werde Fu ...

  27. Kanye Apologizes To Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Compares Lil Mama To T-Pain

    September 14, 2009 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most talked about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to leav ...

  28. Kanye West Outburst Mars MTV Video Music Awards

    September 14, 2009 8:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson , but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West , who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift . West, who is known for his outspoken w ...

  29. Kanye Apologizes to Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Compares Lil Mama To T-Pain

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One of the most talked-about moments of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was when rapper Kanye West rushed the stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her Best Female Video award. But West, who was asked to le ...

  30. Kanye West Outburst Mars MTV Music Video Awards

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MTV video music awards held on Sunday paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but was overshadowed by an outburst by rapper Kanye West, who interrupted an acceptance speech by U.S. singer Taylor Swift. West, who is known for his outspoken wa ...

  31. Taylor Swift To Re-Release 'Fearless' With New Songs

    September 10, 2009 6:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 T aylor Swift will release an expanded version of her chart-topping album, "Fearless," with six new songs, her label announced today (Sept. 10). Entitled "Fearless Platinum Edition," the CD/DVD is due on Big Machine Records Oct. ...

  32. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday

    September 10, 2009 3:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 SHE'S GOT THE 'LOOK': How long had it been since Whitney Houston presided over the Billboard 200? Until this week, the superstar last led when the soundtrack to the "The Bodyguard," credited as a Houston album in Billboard&# ...

  33. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to N ...

  34. Taylor Swift To Re-Release 'Fearless' With New Songs, Extras

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift will release an expanded version of her chart-topping album, "Fearless," with six new songs, her label announced today (Sept. 10). Entitled "Fearless Platinum Edition," the CD/DVD is due on Big Machine Records Oct. ...

  35. Chart Beat Wednesday: Carrie Underwood, Kings Of Leon, Miley Cyrus

    September 09, 2009 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 CARRIE ON: Carrie Underwood collects the highest debut by a female artist this year on Country Songs, as "Cowboy Casanova" ropes a No. 26 start. Among all acts, Underwood's new hit ties Brad Paisley 's "Then" for the ye ...

  36. Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban Lead CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 2:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift , Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to c ...

  37. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson 's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a ...

  38. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 09, 2009 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Like a true diva, Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200 in grand style. "I Look To You" becomes Houston's fourth No. 1 album on the chart, debuting with 305,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's by far Houston� ...

  39. Brad Paisley Leads CMA Awards Nominations

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley leads the nominees for the 43rd annual CMA Awards with six nominations, while Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and several other country stars follow closely with four nods each, it was announced today (Sept. 9). Paisley, who is also set to ...

  40. Pearl Jam Posts Week's Highest Hot 100 Debut, Peas Stay On Top

    September 03, 2009 10:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam scores the week's highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, which also sees the Black Eyed Peas , Jay Sean and Creed all making waves. Entering at No. 56 is the Seattle rock band's "The Fixer," which earns Pearl Jam its b ...

  41. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley Crashes Party On Billboard 200

    September 02, 2009 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 As predicted, Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" breaks on through to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Bubbly" singer/songwriter's sophomore album sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan ...

  42. Colbie Caillat's No. 1, Miley's 'Time' Comes Early, Houston's On Deck

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colbie Caillat's "Breakthrough" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as expected, but Miley Cyrus crashes the party at No. 3. The latter's Wal-Mart-exclusive EP "The Time of Our Lives" enters early, as the set's r ...

  43. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC Special

    August 28, 2009 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney , Brad Paisley , Taylor Swift , Sugarland , Reba McEntire , Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock ...

  44. Chesney, Swift, Sugarland To Appear On ABC special

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Highlights of this summer's CMA Music Festival will air Monday (Aug. 31) on ABC, with performances by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and many more. "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night ...

  45. Chart Beat Thursday: Reba, Black Eyed Peas, Daughtry

    August 27, 2009 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 IF YOU SEE HER (SHE'S PROBABLY AT NO. 1): Billboard's Country Albums chart first appeared in the magazine issue dated Jan. 11, 1964, and this week, the 45-year-old survey coronates a new queen. Reba McEntire claims her 11th No. 1 on Countr ...

  46. Black Eyed Peas Hold Top Spot On Hot 100

    August 27, 2009 11:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas sit at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 yet again are with "I Gotta Feeling," extending the group's unprecedent run at the top of the chart to 21 weeks. Elsewhere on the chart, "Down," by Jay Sean featur ...

  47. Chris Brown Sentenced, Michael Jackson Alive?

    August 26, 2009 5:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Wednesday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, both Third Eye Blind and Michael Jackson are doing some impressive things on the Billboard charts this week , Chris Brown hears his punishment in the Rihanna assault ...

  48. The Daily Noise 8.26.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 8.26.2009 - Billboard.com

    August 26, 2009 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Third Eye Blind and Michael Jackson are on the Billboard charts, Chris Brown hears his punishment, and Sugar Ray brings Weezer to "Music For Cougars." Viral video has the conspiracy theorists already wondering if Michael Jackson has indeed ...

  49. Reba McEntire Nets Second No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 26, 2009 11:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about country music on top of the Billboard 200 for the third week in a row, as Reba McEntire scores her second topper on the chart. McEntire's "Keep On Loving You" enters at No. 1 with 96,000 copies, according to Nielse ...

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