1. Adele's '21' Hits 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    June 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 What does Adele 's "21" album now have in common with the soundtracks to "Purple Rain" and "Saturday Night Fever?" As of this week, "21" equals the two soundtracks' 24-week runs at No. 1, as Adele� ...

  2. Adele's '21' Hits 24th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    June 13, 2012 11:14 AM EDT What does Adele's 21 album now have in common with the soundtracks to Purple Rain and Saturday Night Fever ? As of this week, 21 equals the two soundtracks' 24-week runs at No. 1, as Adele's smash set returns to the top of the Billb ...

  3. How Whitney Houston's Death Changed the Grammys Chronicled in New Doc

    June 12, 2012 11:19 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Grammy Awards producers learned of Whitney Houston's death less than 24 hours before the live telecast, they scrapped parts of the script, added performances and puzzled over how best to honor the Grammy-winning singe ...

  4. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  5. Chart Juice: Travis Porter, Rebecca Ferguson Enter R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 08, 2012 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rap trio Travis Porter debuts its first full-length studio album, "From Day 1," on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 2 with 14,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group missed the No. 1 position by 1,000 units as Nicki Mina ...

  6. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 Hit with 'Where Have You Been'

    June 07, 2012 7:55 PM EDT 0 0 Rihanna returns to a familiar place this week, as the singer jumps back into the top 10 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts. Her latest single, "Where Have You Been," rises 11-9 on the former and 14-9 on the latter. It&# ...

  7. Pulling Back Grammys' Curtain

    June 06, 2012 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 Plenty of stories ­surrounded the 2012 Grammy Awards: the sudden death of Whitney Houston, Adele's first public performance in months, Katy Perry's first appearance since her split from Russell Brand, the all-star salute to Paul McCartney an ...

  8. Rihanna Scores 22nd Top 10 on Hot 100 Chart, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:59 PM EDT Rihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends an eighth week at No. 1. As she ...

  9. Rihanna Scores 22nd Hot 100 Top 10, Gotye No. 1 for Eighth Week

    June 06, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus: Justin Bieber Posts Chart's Top Debut, Katy Perry Vaults Into Top 20 R ihanna registers her 22nd top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 , as her dance-infused "Where Have You Been" jumps 11-9. Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used t ...

  10. Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Makes Chart Debut

    June 05, 2012 11:09 AM EDT Whitney Houston's last creative effort in the form of the movie "Sparkle" isn't due to hit theaters until Aug. 17; but, the motion picture soundtrack's first cut, "Celebrate," a duet with film co-star Jordin Spar ...

  11. Cissy Houston Writing Book About Whitney

    June 05, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 W hitney Houston 's triumphant, heartbreaking life is being remembered in a book by her mother, singer Cissy Houston. Houston has a deal with HarperCollins for a memoir it says will reveal the "unabridged and unbelievable story" of he ...

  12. George Marino, Legendary Mastering Engineer, Dies

    June 05, 2012 6:12 AM EDT George Marino, an engineer who mastered such classic albums as Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, died Monday after a yearlong bout with lung c ...

  13. Film to Show How Grammys Dealt With Whitney Houston's Death

    June 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A behind-the-scenes film on this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards will receive its world premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., with Dave Grohl, LL Cool J and Recording Academy president/CE ...

  14. First-Ever Grammy Awards Documentary Premiering June 11, Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich Gives Details

    May 31, 2012 9:16 PM EDT A behind-the-scenes film on this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards will receive its world premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., with Dave Grohl, LL Cool J and Recording Academy president/ ...

  15. Grammys To Be Held February 10 in Los Angeles

    May 31, 2012 12:09 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're a fan of the Grammy Awards, mark your calendar for Feb. 10 - that's when the annual event will be held next year. The Staples Center in Los Angeles will again be the stage for what's billed as "music& ...

  16. Beyonce Returns to the Stage in Atlantic City

    May 29, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me running on that treadmill," Beyoncé said at her sold-out concert on Saturday night (May 26), the second of four shows at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, before ending the night with her No. ...

  17. Summer Music Preview: New Artists Are Hot In Here

    May 24, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Chris Brown Album title: Fortune Label: RCA Management: Tina Davis, TDC/Phase Too Release date: July 3 Chris Brown continues down the comeback road he began paving with 2011's "F.A.M.E." That project's cache of hot singles ("D ...

  18. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  19. Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Becomes Year's Second-Biggest-Selling Album

    May 24, 2012 5:29 PM EDT This week, Lionel Richie's smash "Tuskegee" album becomes the second-biggest selling album of the year with a total of 789,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Mercury Nashville set surpasses Whitney Houston's "Gre ...

  20. BBMAs Raise The Stakes In Vegas

    May 23, 2012 10:35 PM EDT 0 0 Backstage, young performers mixed with legends, paying tribute and trading knowledge. Onstage, it was no different: From LMFAO's fever-pitched opening hits medley - and strip tease - to Stevie Wonder's rousing show-closer "Superstition, ...

  21. Summer Music Preview: Soundtracking Summer Movies

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 When "The Amazing Spider-Man" is released July 3, it will be the first movie in the blockbuster series to arrive without a "songs inspired by" soundtrack. This summer, if you're looking for soundtracks, you'll find them f ...

  22. Ray J Hospitalized for Exhaustion

    May 22, 2012 8:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Ray J has been hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion. Ray J's representative said in a statement Tuesday that the singer went to the hospital Monday and "will remain there for treatment for exhaustion and jet lag." ...

  23. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris&q ...

  24. Whitney Houston's Final Recording 'Celebrate' Released (Listen)

    May 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT On Sunday night (May 20), Jordin Sparks honored her late "Sparkle" co-star, the legendary Whitney Houston, with a heart-wrenching performance of "I Will Always Love You" at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Less than 24 hours la ...

  25. Backbeat: Billboard Music Awards' Raging Afterparty, With Stevie Wonder, Jordin Sparks, Wiz Khalifa, Far East Movement, More

    May 21, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa hanging out with BBMA co-executive producer Richard Beckman at the Billboard Music Awards after-party. (Photo: Jem Aswad) For many decades, Billboard has been known for its sober and succinct analysis of the music business and its rela ...

  26. Listen To Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' 'Sparkle' Duet, 'Celebrate'

    May 21, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (May 20), Jordin Sparks honored her late "Sparkle" co-star, the legendary Whitney Houston , with a heart-wrenching performance of "I Will Always Love You" at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Less than 24 hours lat ...

  27. John Legend and Jordin Sparks "Whitney Houston Tribute" LIVE @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    John Legend and Jordin Sparks "Whitney Houston Tribute" LIVE @ Billboard Music Awards 2012

    May 21, 2012 9:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Legend and Jordin Sparks "Whitney Houston Tribute" LIVE @ Billboard Music Awards 2012 featuredVideo2 , jordin sparks , performance , BBMA , John Legend , tribute , Whitney Houston , Jordin Sparks , John Legend , Performance Videos Jor ...

  28. Adele Tops Billboard Music Awards, Hot Performances By Justin Bieber, Jordin Sparks, Stevie Wonder, More

    May 20, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Pat Houston (left) with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina who accepted the Billboard Millennium award for her mother following an emotional tribute by Jordin Sparks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Billboards2012/Getty Images for ABC) Adele ha ...

  29. Billboard Music Awards: The Winners List

    May 20, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Adele was the biggest winner at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, taking home twelve trophies off the strength of her Grammy-winning album 21 and singles such as the chart-topping "Rolling in the Deep." LMFAO were the second top win ...

  30. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend Diary: Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Diplo & More

    May 20, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Billboard Battle of the Bands winners Patent Pending. (Photo: Adrian Van Anz) Speaking just for myself, the past 48 hours in Vegas have had more action than two weeks back home. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards red carpet opens in (gulp) a few hour ...

  31. 2012 Billboard Music Awards to Feature Tributes to Donna Summer and Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 18, 2012 6:52 PM EDT Billboard Music Awards co-executive producer Richard Beckman on the show's set in Las Vegas (Photo: Taylor Jones) Rihanna and Britney. Lil Wayne and Mary J. An eye-popping performance from an army of Beyonces. Last year, the return of the Bil ...

  32. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  33. Whitney Houston to be Honored at Billboard Music Awards With Tribute by Jordin Sparks & John Legend

    May 15, 2012 1:03 PM EDT Whitney Houston will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (May 20), it was announced Tuesday. Houston's daughter, Bobb ...

  34. Bobby Brown: New Album Helped to 'Heal Myself'

    May 14, 2012 7:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown says it took him a long time to come out with a new album because he's spent so much time trying to get his life on track. Now on tour with bandmates New Edition, Brown says he's ready to return to his solo career with the albu ...

  35. Music Attorney Paul Marshall, Who Repped EMI, PolyGram, Atlantic & More, Dies

    May 14, 2012 1:16 PM EDT Paul Marshall, the legendary music attorney who brokered some of the most significant transactions the music industry has ever seen over his fifty-plus years in the entertainment law business, died May 10 in Aventura, Florida. He was 83. Marshall& ...

  36. Ask Billboard: 'Call Me Maybe' ... by 'Payphone'?

    May 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  37. Whitney Houston's Relatives Coming Together for Reality Show

    May 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A reality show featuring Whitney Houston 's relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, "The Houston Family Chronicles," on Friday. ...

  38. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 09, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston's longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board a ...

  39. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 08, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Whitney Houston (right) and Mary J. Blige performing at the "VH1 Divas" concert in 1999. VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performa ...

  40. Auditioning for 'The Voice': One Contestant's Experience

    May 08, 2012 10:40 AM EDT "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just jeans and a t-shirt." New York-based acoustic singer/songwriter Sarah J is remembering the eclectic crowd of fellow contestants at her recent audition for NBC& ...

  41. What's It Like to Audition for 'The Voice'?

    May 08, 2012 8:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of tonight's season finale, singer/songwriter Sarah J takes us through the process, from signing up to singing ... and awaiting the judge's verdict. "They ranged in style from full-on costume with flowers and sombreros to just j ...

  42. Chart Moves: Usher Continues Hot 100 Rise, Ellie Goulding Finally Hits Top 40, Rihanna's Latest Debuts

    May 04, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which becomes the first song to sell more than 400,000 downloads in three separate weeks. Her ...

  43. Bobby Brown: 'I'm Not the Reason' Whitney Houston's Gone

    April 30, 2012 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 In his first interview since the death of Whitney Houston , Bobby Brown says it's "not true" that he introduced the late diva to drugs. "I'm not the reason she's gone," he said of his ex-wife in the new interview w ...

  44. Chart Moves: Adele's 'Rumour' Rises; Linkin Park's 'Burn It Down' Debuts; Google Gooses Charts Again

    April 26, 2012 10:26 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 As previously reported, with digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5's "Payphone," featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3 (marking the band's bes ...

  45. Aretha Franklin Talks New Album, Ne-Yo and Biopic at TV Land Fete

    April 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 TV Land will honor Aretha Franklin this weekend when the network presents the Queen of Soul with its Music Icon Award, airing Sunday April 29 at 9 p.m. ET. John Legend was on hand to serenade and present the singer with her award during the awards&# ...

  46. 'Glee' Recap: Things Get 'Emotional' in Whitney Tribute

    April 25, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though Whitney Houston passed away more than two months ago now, the kids of "Glee" are still mourning her, locker shrine and all. This week's episode laser-focuses on the sentiment that Finn expressed last week, the desire to fr ...

  47. 'The Voice' Recap: Tony Lucca 'Went There,' Explains Christina Retort

    April 24, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tells Billboard He and Adam Levine Hatched Idea to Sing Britney Months Ago A winged singer, the return of Cee Lo's group Goodie Mob, Adam Levine on drums and an impressive show opener from Jamar Rogers took a back seat Monday to Tony Lucca' ...

  48. April 23, 1988: Whitney Houston Scores Record Seventh Straight No. 1

    April 23, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date 24 years ago, the late vocal powerhouse rewrote Billboard Hot 100 history. On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 24 years ago today - April 23, 1988 - Whitney Houston established the mark for the most consecutive No. 1 chart entries, as " ...

  49. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  50. Jason Crabb Wins Gospel Music Artist of the Year At 2012 Dove Awards

    April 19, 2012 11:26 PM EDT Christian singer Jason Crabb won two of the most prominent awards for male artists at the 43rd annual Dove Awards held for the second straight year in Atlanta. Crabb went home with artist and male vocalist of the year awards on Thursday night at t ...

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