1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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. ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Grammy Gains: 20 Albums Shoot Up Billboard 200

    February 15, 2012 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard 200 chart still gets shaken up by the annual ceremony. Though next week's list will see a ...

  16. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  17. Tactics Behind Grammys' Record Social-Media Numbers Revealed at New York Panel

    February 15, 2012 6:34 PM EST It's the second week in February in New York City, and if you work in social media or the digital space, that means one thing: Social Media Week.Growing from a New York-only "unconference" in 2009, Social Media Week now exists in ma ...

  18. Backbeat: Lil Wayne, Drake, Busta Rhymes @ Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST American Idols: (L-R) New YMCMB signees Busta Rhymes, American Idol fifth-place finisher Chris RIchardson, and Mystikal cash in at the Cash Money pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup) Like all Grammy-related parties on Saturday nig ...

  19. Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' Hit No. 1 on This Date in 1986

    February 15, 2012 11:40 AM EST As Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200's top 10 with Whitney: The Greatest Hits , which re-enters the chart at No. 6 with 64,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan (in the tracking week that ended Feb. 12, thus r ...

  20. Houston's 'How Will I Know' Hit No. 1 on This Date in 1986

    February 15, 2012 11:25 AM EST 0 0 0 As Whitney Houston returns to the Billboard 200's top 10 with "Whitney: The Greatest Hits," which re-enters the chart at No. 6 with 64,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan (in the tracking week that ended Feb. 1 ...

  21. Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele 's "21" album beats out Van Halen 's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ...

  22. Grammys Help Adele's '21' Hit 20th Week At No. 1, Van Halen Debuts At No. 2

    February 15, 2012 11:00 AM EST Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended ...

  23. Whitney Houston Re-enters Top 10 on Billboard 200, Surges on Digital Songs Chart

    February 15, 2012 10:19 AM EST Following the death of Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, the diva's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, in the tracking ...

  24. Whitney Houston Fans Search for Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for fans to pile flowers. So for the legion of mus ...

  25. Whitney Houston Mourners Face Dearth of Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 7:30 AM EST BETH DeFALCO and TED SHAFFREY | Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on theHol ...

  26. Whitney Houston Re-Enters Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 14, 2012 9:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Following Her Death, Singer Also Surges on Digital Songs Chart Following the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday, Feb. 11, the diva's "Whitney: The Greatest Hits" album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6. It sold 64,000 copie ...

  27. Whitney Houston U.K. Price Hike a 'Mistake,' Sony Statement Says

    February 14, 2012 5:52 PM EST After two days of silence, Sony has issued a statement in response to the furor over the company's U.K. office's decision to raise the price of two Whitney Houston titles, "The Ultimate Collection" and "Greatest Hits," ...

  28. Bill O'Reilly: 'Whitney Houston Wanted to Kill Herself'

    February 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Bill O'Reilly offered a harsh rejoinder to Whitney Houston's mourners Monday when he suggested that the late singer's drug use was evidence of suicidal tendencies. Speaking on "The O'Reilly Factor," the conservative pun ...

  29. Karmin Recalls 'Emotional' Experience on 'SNL' Following Whitney Houston News

    February 14, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 For millions of music fans, Saturday night (Feb. 11) will always be remembered as the night that Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48. But for Karmin, the upstart pop duo who were about to make their debut on "Saturday Night Live" ...

  30. Sony, Apple U.K. Still Decline Comment on Whitney Houston Price Hike in the Hours After Her Death

    February 14, 2012 11:35 AM EST Reps for Sony and Apple in the U.K. have declined to comment on the label's decision to ramp up the price of the singer's "Ultimate Collection" album by 60% in the hours after news of her death reached England on Sunday. Sony M ...

  31. Whitney Houston's Funeral Could Be Held At NJ Arena, Family Says

    February 13, 2012 6:26 PM EST Police say Whitney Houston's body has been taken to a Los Angeles-area airport for a flight to New Jersey. Houston was born in Newark, and her family raised the possibility of holding a funeral there Friday at an arena that seats about 18,000 ...

  32. Country Music's Very Good Grammy Night

    February 13, 2012 4:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country mu ...

  33. Grammys Spawn Record Levels of 'Social TV' Activity, Led By Adele, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson

    February 13, 2012 3:31 PM EST Not only did people tune into Sunday night Grammys telecast, they created a record number of social media comments about the event. The telecast, as well as the 3 hours preceding and following the telecast, generated 13.0 million comments from U.S ...

  34. Report: Diddy Hospitalized & Released For Headache

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Shortly after hosting a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion last night (Feb. 12), Diddy suffered a "massive headache" and was taken to the hospital, TMZ reports. Diddy's camp were worried of his pain and decided to drive Diddy to ...

  35. TMI Grammys Special: Watch Again

    February 13, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Special Post-Awards Monday Episode TMI broke out of its normal timeslot this week to serve up a live post-Grammys episode on Monday, Feb. 13. Keep it locked right on this page because you can watch all of the action in the videos below, as host Down ...

  36. Backbeat: ASCAP Rhythm & Soul's Grammy Brunch With Ne-Yo, Paul Epworth, Ledisi

    February 13, 2012 2:10 PM EST (L-R): Jennifer Drake, Nicole George, new Motown SVP of A&R Ne-Yo and Ledisi pose for a picture at the 3rd annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Grammy brunch. (Photo: PictureGroup) The mimosas were flowing as guests enjoyed the ambience at ASCAP Rhy ...

  37. Web Trends: Adele Cleans Up, Whitney Houston Honored At The Grammys

    February 13, 2012 2:05 PM EST Google Trends: 1. jennifer hudson tribute to whitney houston -- Jennifer Hudson sang during the tribute to Whitney Houston at last night's Grammys. 2. Bon Iver -- Indie fave Bon Iver upset the likes of Nicki Minaj and Skrillex last night winn ...

  38. Grammys Ratings Soar, Nab Second-Largest Audience Ever

    February 13, 2012 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The death of Whitney Houston and the return of Adele pushed ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast to a level not seen since the days of Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Sunday's CBS broadcast of the 54th annual Grammy Awards was seen ...

  39. Kelly Price Speaks On Whitney Houston's Final Performance: Watch

    February 13, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 When Whitney Houston joined singer Kelly Price onstage at a pre-Grammy party Thursday (Feb. 9), nobody could have predicted that the performance would be her last. Remembering Whitney: Her Life in Photos | Report: Whitney's Family Told She Didn ...

  40. Whitney Houston Tributes, Adele Push Grammys to Best Ratings Since 1984

    February 13, 2012 12:10 PM EST Whitney Houston tributes and the return of Adele pushed ratings for the Grammy Awards telecast to a level not seen since the days of Michael Jackson and "Thriller." Video: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys Sunday ...

  41. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  42. Grammy Prayer for Whitney Houston Was LL Cool J's Idea, Portnow Says

    February 13, 2012 11:14 AM EST Grammy host LL Cool J's decision to open the 2012 awards with a prayer for Whitney Houston wasn't scripted -- but it wasn't entirely spontaneous either. Speaking with press after the show, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to ...

  43. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  44. Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night at Grammys 2012

    February 12, 2012 11:47 PM EST Adele won all six Grammy Awards she was nominated for including Album, Song and Record of the Year. (Getty Images) Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at t ...

  45. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and R ...

  46. Video: Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST "For me, the only thing that feels right begins with a prayer -- for a woman who we loved. For our fallen sister, Whitney Houston," LL Cool J said of the late legend. The host opened the 54th Annual Grammy Awards with a prayer for Housto ...

  47. Jennifer Hudson Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at Grammys: Watch

    February 12, 2012 11:25 PM EST 0 0 0 "For me, the only thing that feels right begins with a prayer -- for a woman who we loved. For our fallen sister, Whitney Houston ," LL Cool J said of the late legend. The host opened the 54th Annual Grammy Awards with a prayer for Houston ...

  48. Amy Winehouse's Dad Accepts Grammy: 'We Shouldn't Be Here'

    February 12, 2012 11:05 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the Grammy show's most poignant moments was one that TV viewers didn't see. All About the Grammys SLIDESHOW: Best of the Show SLIDESHOW: Red Carpet Highs • Winners List 2012 | Grammy Hub • Adele's Voice? No Problem • Chris Brow ...

  49. Adele Returns Triumphantly at the Grammys: Watch 'Rolling in the Deep'

    February 12, 2012 10:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Following throat surgery in October and subsequent months of vocal rest, Adele was back and better than ever tonight (Feb. 12) at the Grammys. Grammys 2012: Adele, Foo Fighters Win Early The U.K. songstress was in high spirits even before the perfor ...

  50. Foo Fighters, Skrillex Kanye West Lead Early Grammy Winners

    February 12, 2012 10:30 PM EST Kanye West, Skrillex, Tony Bennett, Foo Fighters and... Betty White are among the winners of the Pre-Telecast Grammy ceremony. A handful of major trophies were presented before the main Grammy ceremony, which kicks off from the Staples Center in L ...

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