1. Adele's '21': Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Not unexpectedly, Adele 's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 297,000 (down 59%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution 's " ...

  2. Adele's '21' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Album Since 'Purple Rain'

    February 29, 2012 11:00 AM EST Not unexpectedly, Adele's "21" album spends a 22nd week atop the Billboard 200, selling 297,000 (down 59%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's now the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purpl ...

  3. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Hit of the Rock Era?

    February 28, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The aptly titled ballad keeps coming back, winning new generations of fans. Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston 's signature bal ...

  4. Is 'I Will Always Love You' the Most Enduring Song of the Last 50 Years?

    February 28, 2012 7:53 AM EST Never mind Whitney or Dolly. Fans might mean it more when singing, 'I will always love you.' As previously reported, the late Whitney Houston's signature ballad "I Will Always Love You" jumps 7-3 on the current Billboard H ...

  5. Who Runs the Billboard Hot 100? Women!

    February 27, 2012 5:35 PM EST With the debut of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" at No. 1 on the current Billboard Hot 100; Adele's double-duty with "Set Fire to the Rain" at No. 2 and "Rolling in the Deep" at No. 5; the 7-3 rise of Whitney Hou ...

  6. Grammys Outdraw Oscars For First Time Since 1984

    February 27, 2012 4:30 PM EST The Grammys garnered more television viewers than the Oscars this year for the first time since 1984, posting 39.9 million viewers compared to the Academy's 39.3 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele P ...

  7. Whitney Houston's YouTube & Vevo Plays Gain 4,523%

    February 24, 2012 10:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The late Whitney Houston 's videos are in high-demand on both YouTube and Vevo as her play count increased by 4,523% last week according to Next Big Sound. She went from 868,000 plays to 40.2 million in the week ending Feb. 20. In turn, the div ...

  8. Whitney Houston's YouTube & Vevo Plays Gain 4,523%

    February 24, 2012 10:02 PM EST The late Whitney Houston's videos are in high-demand on both YouTube and Vevo, as her play count increased by 4,523% last week, according to Next Big Sound. She went from 868,000 plays to 40.2 million in the week ending Feb. 20. In turn, the ...

  9. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 8:18 PM EST Adele's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest t ...

  10. Adele's '21' May Sell 300,000 In 22nd Week at No. 1

    February 24, 2012 7:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's massive sales figures just keep piling up. Her "21" set, which took home the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, should spend its 22nd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest th ...

  11. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 3:40 PM EST Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list's first No. 1 debut (with "You Are Not Alone& ...

  12. Hot Stuff: Why This Week's Billboard Hot 100 Is History-Making

    February 24, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 So many feats make this week's chart one to remember. Certain weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 's 53-year history stand out. April 4, 1964, when the Beatles monopolized the entire top five. Sept. 2, 1995, when Michael Jackson scored the list ...

  13. Chart Moves: Whitney Houston's Album Sales Rise 144%; Madonna's Post-Super Bowl Slide; Adele's 'Rumour' Returns

    February 23, 2012 9:11 PM EST The Billboard 200 It was all about Adele on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts this week. The British singer's "21" album, fresh off the her six Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12, spent its 21st week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart ...

  14. Web Trends: Listen to Rihanna's Remix of "Birthday Cake"

    February 23, 2012 5:43 PM EST Afternoon Trends - Thursday, January 26th Google Trends: 5. national enquirer - The National Enquirer has published a photo of Whitney Houston in a open coffin on this week's cover. Twitter Music Trend: There are no music trends at this time. ...

  15. Historical Analysis: Adele Matches The Beatles, 50 Cent With Hot 100, Billboard 200 Moves

    February 23, 2012 4:30 PM EST As reported yesterday , Adele's sophomore album 21 marks multiple new milestones on the Billboard 200. Most notably, 21 registered its best sales week (730,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan), following her six wins at the 54th Grammy Awards ...

  16. Aretha Franklin: Whitney Houston's Mom Did Not Disinvite Me to Funeral

    February 23, 2012 9:50 AM EST 0 0 0 When Aretha Franklin abruptly canceled her performance at Whitney Houston's funeral, the soul singer cited a bout of leg spasms as the reason she could not pay tribute to her late goddaughter. But her absence at Newark's New Hope Baptist C ...

  17. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele, Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown Add to Top 10 K aty Perry 's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in th ...

  18. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' Debuts Atop Action-Packed Hot 100

    February 22, 2012 12:21 PM EST Katy Perry's "Part of Me" rockets in at the Billboard Hot 100 summit, while Adele, the late Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown all make notable news in the chart's top 10. Following her appearance at the 54th Grammy A ...

  19. CNN Led Cable Channels in Whitney Houston Funeral Ratings

    February 22, 2012 12:00 PM EST CNN prevailed over cable news competitors in the ratings for Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday afternoon. The channel attracted an average audience of five million viewers over the course of its coverage of the singer's Baptist memor ...

  20. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains On Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:30 AM EST As reported earlier , Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with ...

  21. Whitney Houston Has No. 2 Album, Grammys Push Big Gains on Billboard 200

    February 22, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As earlier reported , Adele 's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards. The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the ...

  22. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 6:36 PM EST (Photo: Jon Furniss) Adele's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at t ...

  23. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at the 2012 Brit Awards, h ...

  24. Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 40 on U.K. Charts

    February 20, 2012 10:20 AM EST As Whitney Houston singles and albums re-entered the U.K. sales charts yesterday (19) with over 200,000 units sold across the week, top sales honors went to Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. Her debut album "Our Version of Events" ...

  25. Aretha Franklin Honors Whitney Houston at Radio City Concert

    February 20, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin was thankful to be alive and was thinking about lost friends, among them Whitney Houston . Hours after she canceled an appearance at Houston's funeral because of spasms in her legs, the "Queen of Soul" (the "undis ...

  26. Whitney Houston Dress, Earrings Up for Auction

    February 20, 2012 9:20 AM EST 0 0 0 There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Remembering Whitney • SLIDESHOW: The Funeral • ...

  27. Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 40 on U.K. Charts

    February 20, 2012 8:25 AM EST 0 0 0 Scottish Singer Emeli Sande's Debut Album Opens at No. 1 As Whitney Houston singles and albums re-entered the U.K. sales charts yesterday (19) with over 200,000 units sold across the week, top sales honors went to Scottish singer-songwriter Eme ...

  28. Whitney Houston Funeral: Family, Friends, Fans Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:49 PM EST Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Sa ...

  29. Whitney Houston Funeral: Broken Hearts Gather to Celebrate Singer

    February 18, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clapping hands and swaying to gospel hymns in the church where Whitney Houston's powerful voice once wowed her congregation, the biggest names in entertainment sang along with the choir to remember the pop superstar at her hometown funeral Satu ...

  30. Bobby Brown Walks Out on Whitney Houston's Funeral

    February 18, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's funeral was missing one of the most important men in her life: ex-husband Bobby Brown, who walked away moments before the ceremony was scheduled to commence. Brown brought a group of nine people with him to the New Hope Baptis ...

  31. Katy Perry's 'Part of Me' on Track to Have Biggest Debut Since Gaga

    February 17, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. "Par ...

  32. Whitney Houston Funeral Service Live Streamed Here Sat. 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. ET (Watch)

    February 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST Whitney Houston's loved ones will gather today, Saturday Feb. 18, for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwide will be able to mourn and remember the life and legacy of the music superstar v ...

  33. Download Derby: Katy Perry Leads Pack of Digital Debuts

    February 17, 2012 4:34 PM EST Next week's Billboard Digital Songs and Hot 100 charts will be brimming with massive debuts, surging sales and some intriguing newcomers. A host of songs -- new and old -- will be vying for a position within both charts' top 10s. Katy Pe ...

  34. Web Trends: Whitney's Funeral

    February 17, 2012 4:20 PM EST Google Trends: 
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  35. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  36. Recording Academy Chief Marketing Officer Evan Greene Talks Grammy Social Strategy

    February 17, 2012 12:42 PM EST The numbers prove that the Recording Academy did plenty right when it came to social media surrounding the Grammy Awards (see the chart on pages 24-25 in this week's Billboard Magazine). Heading up those efforts has been Recording Academy chi ...

  37. Will Grammy Ratings Spike Make 2013 Ad Rates Soar?

    February 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST (Getty Images) With ad rates already averaging an all-time high of $800,000 heading into this year's Grammy Awards telecast (Billboard, Feb. 18), will CBS be able to charge even more in 2013? Due in part to the untimely death of Whitney Houst ...

  38. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You&quo ...

  39. Janet Jackson Flirts With Joining 'X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in the ring. After an awkward interaction with An ...

  40. Janet Jackson in Preliminary Talks to Join 'The X Factor'

    February 17, 2012 8:30 AM EST Could Janet Jackson be joining The X Factor? Just one week after The Hollywood Reporter broke news that Whitney Houston was under consideration for a judge's seat on the show, reports have surfaced that another pop icon is throwing her hat in ...

  41. Chart Moves: Madonna's Super Bowl Wrap-Up, 'Twilight's' 204% Increase, Calvin Harris' New Single Debuts

    February 16, 2012 10:23 PM EST The Billboard 200: It wasn't exactly a quiet week on the Billboard 200 this week as Adele rocked the top of the tally, spending a 20th week at No. 1 with "21." The set posted a 95% sales gain in the wake of the diva's six Gramm ...

  42. Franklin, Wonder to Sing at Whitney Houston Funeral

    February 16, 2012 7:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Bro ...

  43. Adele's '21' Set for 21st Week at No. 1 With Sales of Half-Million or More

    February 16, 2012 5:35 PM EST Adele's "21" album is going to celebrate its first year on the Billboard 200 chart in grand style. Fresh off her six Grammy Award wins on Sunday (Feb. 12) night, "21" is on course to sell between 500,000 to 600,000 copies ...

  44. Adele's '21' Set for 21st Week at No. 1

    February 16, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Tracking to Sell Between 500-600,000 Copies... '19' Should Crack Top 5 A dele 's "21" album is going to celebrate its first year on the Billboard 200 chart in grand style. Fresh off her six Grammy Award wins on Sunday (Feb. ...

  45. Whitney Houston's Funeral To Be Live Streamed

    February 16, 2012 7:56 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - They won't be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston's millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-nee ...

  46. Diamanda Galas Slams Clive Davis Over Handling of Whitney Houston's Career; Rep Calls Comments 'Inaccurate and Offensive'

    February 16, 2012 6:30 AM EST Singer Diamanda Galas went after Clive Davis on her Facebook page yesterday over the executive's handling of the late Whitney Houston's career, calling him "a colossal pig." According to Galas, Houston "should have been al ...

  47. Inside Whitney Houston's Last Recording Session, Days Before Her Death

    February 15, 2012 11:00 PM EST Five days before her untimely death (cause as yet unknown, but a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol is suspected), Whitney Houston was in the recording studio working on new music. The song, "Celebrate," was written by R. Kelly and ...

  48. Madonna Scores Record-Extending 38th Hot 100 Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Almost 30 years after her arrival on Billboard's charts, Madonna continues to feel L-U-V from her fans. On this week's Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M. ...

  49. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10

    February 15, 2012 9:40 PM EST Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 67 ...

  50. Whitney Houston Returns to Hot 100's Top 10 With 'I Will Always Love You'

    February 15, 2012 9:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 this week as her signature hit from 1992 -- it reigned for 14 weeks -- "I Will Always Love You" re-enters at No. 7, fueled by an enormous resurgence in digital sales (195,000, up 6723 ...

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