1. Chart Alert: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Remain Atop Hot 100, A$AP Rocky Reaches Top 10

    January 30, 2013 2:12 PM EST Rookie rappers infuse the upper tier, as 'Thrift Shop,' featuring Wanz, maintains its command and 'F**kin Problems' flies 15-10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spend a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debu ...

  2. Taylor Swift Scores ‘Long Term Partnership’ With Diet Coke

    January 28, 2013 6:09 PM EST Coca-Cola confirmed Monday reports that Diet Coke has committed to "long-term partnership with" Taylor Swift. As part of Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary campaign, Swift will be featured in television, print and digital advertising sched ...

  3. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Dance/Club Play Songs: Chart Highlights

    January 28, 2013 3:19 PM EST Bieber scores his first leader on the list. Gary Allan, meanwhile, takes over top Country Airplay and Lady Antebellum soars onto the survey in with 'Downtown.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts e ...

  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Crown Hot 100, Justin Timberlake Soars To Top Five

    January 23, 2013 5:53 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their out-of-the-box success story, as "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, tops the Billboard Hot 100 with a 2-1 rise in its 16th week. Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, vaults 84-4 following the first full we ...

  5. A$AP Rocky Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    January 23, 2013 11:00 AM EST 0 1 0 As forecasted a week ago, rapper A$AP Rocky bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his debut album "Long.Live.A$AP," selling 139,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Long.Live.A$AP" is the first debut album t ...

  6. Chart Moves: David Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?' Debuts On Hot Rock Songs, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift Soar Onto Hot 100

    January 20, 2013 2:33 PM EST As previously reported , Bruno Mars spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven," while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, charges 5-2. While the rap duo could ...

  7. Tim McGraw Adds 'One' More Country Airplay Top 10, Blake Shelton Bounds On Country Songs

    January 17, 2013 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Meanwhile, Train's "Bruises" with Ashley Monroe enters top 50. Tim McGraw notches his 48th top 10 on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "One of Those Nights" lifts 12-9. McGraw first reached the bra ...

  8. David Bowie Has First U.K. Top Ten Single in Nearly 20 Years

    January 14, 2013 1:55 PM EST Emeli Sandé's "Our Version Of Events" (Virgin/EMI) started yet another stint at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as "Scream & Shout" (Interscope/Universal) by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears reached ...

  9. Black Veil Brides, Dropkick Murphys Top 10 Bound on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    January 13, 2013 4:18 PM EST In the dead of January, a number of acts are taking advantage of the traditionally slow period for new album releases. 

Veteran Christian singer/songwriter Chris Tomlin, along with rock bands Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides and Dropkick Murph ...

  10. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 11, 2013 7:20 PM EST Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Tw ...

  11. Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

    January 11, 2013 6:26 PM EST The year-end sales and airplay data from Nielsen Soundscan Canada for 2012 (the 52-week period Jan. 2 to Dec. 30) finds Adele sitting at No. 1 for 2012's top-selling albums for "21." Joining Adele - whose album sold 457,000 units - ...

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: Pop Radio's Folk Balancing Act

    January 11, 2013 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 With the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips and Ed Sheeran in heavy rotation, how is the format handling an influx of folk/rock strumming? After last year brought a marked shift to an acceptance of unlikely alternative hits at pop radio from the likes of G ...

  13. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One ...

  14. The Beat 1/10: 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Rules, Grammy Performers, More 'Idol' Drama

    January 10, 2013 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, January 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In t ...

  15. Dick Clark Remembered as 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Parties On

    January 10, 2013 1:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The show went on without Dick Clark as 2012 turned into 2013. Ryan Seacrest took over the full hosting duties of the ABC show, which remains named for its founder. "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" was ...

  16. Trey Songz Makes 'Chainsaw'-Fueled Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 10, 2013 7:50 AM EST 0 0 0 New Chart Peak For Ed Sheeran Trey Songz rides the buzz (so to speak) from his role in the slasher flick "Texas Chainsaw 3D" to a re-entry on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week.   The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists ...

  17. Florida Georgia Line Interrupts Taylor Swift on Country Charts, Again

    January 10, 2013 2:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Swift Earns Streaming Gainer Honors Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" sails to the top of Billboard's Country Songs chart once again, logging a fourth total week at No. 1. The duo had previously interrupted Taylor Swift's 10-w ...

  18. People's Choice 2013: Katy Perry and One Direction Feel the Love

    January 10, 2013 12:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Four Trophies for Katy ... A Pair for 1D ... Taylor Swift Wins Fave Country Artist ... Christina Aguilera Performs Katy Perry scored five trophies at last year's People's Choice Awards, and she wasn't even there. The pop starlet made ...

  19. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 3:39 PM EST A tally of this week's hottest singels Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears' "Scream & Shout," meanwhile, enters the top ...

  20. Bruno Mars Still Atop Hot 100, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Enter Top 10

    January 09, 2013 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 With five weeks on top, 'Locked Out of Heaven' becomes Mars' longest-leading No. 1 Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" logs a fifth week at No. 1. Will.i.am and Britney Spears ' &qu ...

  21. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 09, 2013 11:00 AM EST 1 0 0 The "Les Miserables" soundtrack album jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 92,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first No. 1 soundtrack on the Billboard 200 since the "Hunger Games" ...

  22. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Black Keys to Perform at Grammys

    January 09, 2013 10:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna , Taylor Swift , Mumford & Sons , The Black Keys and fun. are the first artists to be announced as performers at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.   GRAMMY NOMINATIONS • PHOTOS: Highlights From the Concert • NOMINEES: List of Maj ...

  23. Happy Birthday, Billboard's Country Songs Chart!

    January 08, 2013 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The first incarnation of the survey premiered on Jan. 8, 1944. Billboard's Country Songs chart celebrates its anniversary today, having debuted on this date in 1944. The survey started as the "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records" rankin ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Rolling Stones Debut On Dance/Club Play Songs

    January 07, 2013 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 When the group's frontman has the original moves like Jagger, it shouldn't be too surprising to find them on the tally. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greate ...

  25. Calvin Harris Returns to No. 1 on UK Chart, Ed Sheeran Leaps to Top 3

    January 07, 2013 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Emeli Sande Claims Record for Most Consecutive Weeks in Top 10 for a Debut Solo Artist Album Scottish producer-DJ Calvin Harris ' "18 Months," which debuted atop the U.K. album chart in November, returned to the summit yesterday (Sund ...

  26. 'Sam & Cat's' Jennette McCurdy & Ariana Grande Gain on Social 50 Chart

    January 04, 2013 8:26 PM EST 1 0 0 Singer and Nickelodeon television star Jennette McCurdy debuts at No. 25 on Billboard's Social 50 chart as online buzz steadily increases surrounding her and Ariana Grande 's (of "Victorious" fame, and No. 48 in the tally) new sp ...

  27. Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Country Songs Chart

    January 04, 2013 6:45 PM EST 1 0 0 Meanwhile, Zac Brown's 'Goodbye' Says Hello to Radio Summit After bridging decades of chart history with nine weeks at No. 1 on Country Songs late last year, a holiday-driven digital surge for Taylor Swift 's "We Are Never E ...

  28. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 9:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After the "Les Miserables" soundtrack album made a stunning jump this week from No. 33 to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, the set now has its sights set on No. 1. Label sources suggest that the Republic Records soundtrack could sell over ...

  29. Taylor Swift Leads Record Breaking Digital Sales Week

    January 03, 2013 11:30 AM EST .74 Million Total Digital Songs Sold Last Week; Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Was No. 1 With 582,000 Sold A record-breaking 55.74 million digital songs were sold last week (ending Dec. 30) -- the single-largest week for download ...

  30. Adele's '21' 2012's Best Selling Album; Gotye Has Top Song

    January 03, 2013 11:05 AM EST 1 0 0 For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking music sales in 1991, the same album finishes as the United States' best-seller for a second year. Adele 's "21" triumphed in 2011 and ruled again in 2012. The XL/Columbia ...

  31. Bruno Mars 'Locked' at No. 1 on Hot 100, Taylor Swift Closing In

    January 03, 2013 11:00 AM EST 0 1 0 Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' remains atop the chart, while Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' surges toward the summit. Plus, PSY returns to the top 10 Bruno Mars holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of ...

  32. Taylor Swift's 'Red,' 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Lead Billboard 200 Chart

    January 03, 2013 10:55 AM EST 1 0 0 As forecasted last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album spends a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the sales week ending Dec. 30, 2012 -- the final frame of the year -- the Big Machine Records album sold ...

  33. The Beat 1/2: Taylor Swift, Jay-Z & Coldplay Rock New Year's Eve

    January 02, 2013 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome to the Wednesday, January 2 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In t ...

  34. New Year Tweets: 13 Celebs Wish You a Happy 2013

    January 01, 2013 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry, One Direction, Rick Ross, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and more tweeted their Happy New Year thoughts. 2013 came in with a flurry on Twitter via musicians like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Rick Ross, No Doubt and PSY, who all found ways -- in ...

  35. Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square, Kisses Harry Styles on New Year's Eve: Watch

    January 01, 2013 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 31), Swifties crowded around their tubes to watch Taylor Swift rock "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with her pop-perfect performance. But it was her encounter with One Direction 's Harry Styles th ...

  36. Tiffany Alvord Talks New Year's Eve Performance, YouTube Tips for Success

    December 31, 2012 8:00 PM EST Tiffany Alvord, an unsigned singer/songwriter of YouTube fame, has finally earned a place in the mainstream spotlight. Alvord is slated to appear on the Nivea stage in New York City's Times Square during New Year's Eve along with Carly R ...

  37. PSY Plots 'The Ending of 'Gangnam Style'' For New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2012 11:55 AM EST 0 0 0 "In America I need a new single because 'Gangnam Style' got too popular," says the K-pop phenom. With his ubiquitous single "Gangnam Style" finally starting to slip on the charts -- the track, which peaked at No. 2 on t ...

  38. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview

    December 31, 2012 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the second-floor window of the studio overlooking Times Square on a miserably cold December 29th, gesturing to the outdoor stage at the intersection of Broad ...

  39. 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve': A Special Backstage Preview With Producer Larry Klein

    December 30, 2012 6:01 PM EST The indoor set for "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013," Saturday afternoon (Photo: Jatnna Nunez) NEW YORK -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve" producer Larry Klein stands beside the sec ...

  40. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Sales Sizzle, Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    December 29, 2012 10:06 AM EST The "Les Miserables" musical film soundtrack is on course to jump straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters are suggesting the 20-song "Highlights" set may sell around 100,000 copies ...

  41. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Sales Sizzle, Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    December 29, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The "Les Miserables" musical film soundtrack is on course to jump straight into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry forecasters are suggesting the 20-song "Highlights" set may sell around 100,000 copies by t ...

  42. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  43. Chart Moves: Beatles For Sale on Billboard 200, Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger' LP Hits 1 Million Sales

    December 28, 2012 4:14 PM EST It was a familiar story at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past week, where Taylor Swift's "Red" held atop the chart for a sixth nonconsecutive stanza. The singer's album moved another 276,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundS ...

  44. Taylor Swift Leads Gift Card-Fueled Digital Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of song ...

  45. Chart Moves: 2012's Twelve Hot 100 No. 1s; Taylor Swift Back in Country Airplay Top 10; Dropkick Murphys Xmas Song Charts

    December 28, 2012 3:23 PM EST As previously reported, Bruno Mars spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Locked Out of Heaven." The song becomes the first to top the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs simultaneously da ...

  46. Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars Lead Gift-Card-Fueled Digital-Song Sales Surge

    December 28, 2012 2:25 PM EST The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures. Consumers redeeming download gift cards received for Christmas are spurring huge increases for a variety of so ...

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