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Usher stays on top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart

usherUsher remains king of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. His “OMG” comes in at No. 1 for its third non-consecutive week. Last week’s No. 2, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, falls to No. 3. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams rises from No. 3 to No. 2. Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, moves up one from No. 5 to No. 4.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” stays at No. 7. Lady Gaga is creeping up to her seventh straight top five hit. Her “Alejandro” moves up two spots to No. 6. Miley Cyrus bursts on to the chart with her latest single, “Can’t Be Tamed.” It debuts at No. 8. Two former No. 1s round out the top 10. Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” drops three to No. 9. And “Rude Boy” by Rihanna goes from No. 9 to No. 10.

La Roux‘s “Bulletproof,” an infectious track that has slowly been burning up the chart, landed at No. 14 this week. Drake closes out the top 20. His “Over” and “Find Your Love” are No. 19 and 20 respectively.

Happy for Miley Cyrus? Think Gaga is going to crack the top five? Talk to us.

Glee dances past the Rolling Stones to No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart

glee-stonesImage Credit: Micahel Yarish/Fox; Mark SeligerAfter earning their first No. 1 album with The Power of Madonna last month, Glee‘s latest installment, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 136,000 albums sold. The re-release of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 album Exile on Main Street debuts at No. 2 with 76,000 sold.

Four other albums also debut in the top 10 this week. The Black Keys’ Brothers comes in at No. 3, selling 73,000 copies. With 62,000 units sold, last week’s chart-topper Justin Bieber drops three spots to No. 4. Nas and Damian Marley’s rap-reggae hybrid Distant Relatives sold 57,000 units and debuts at No. 5.

Band of Horses’s Infinite Arms gallops to No. 7, selling 45,000 copies, and LCD Soundsystem’s This is Happening rounds out the chart at No. 10 with 31,000 copies sold.

Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now continues its reign in the top 10 at No. 6 with 46,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond sits at No. 8. He sold 41,000 copies. AC/DC Iron Man 2 soundtrack lands at No. 9 with 32,000 albums bought.

Surprised team Glee beat the Stones’ classic album? Did you think Nas and Damien would sell more? Let us know.

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Usher regains No. 1 spot, Katy Perry debuts big on Billboard's Hot 100 chart

katy-perry-usherImage Credit: Perry: Mike RuizEminem‘s reign at the top didn’t last long. After pushing Usher aside last week, his “Not Afraid” has fallen from No. 1 to No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Usher‘s “OMG”reclaims the crown at No.1.

Katy Perry first single from her forthcoming set, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, made a big splash on the charts. Her West Coast anthem debuts at No. 2 this week. Songs like Miley Cyrus’ 2009 “Party in the U.S.A” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s  1997 smash “Hypnotize” have also accomplished the feat. Perry is the fourteenth to do so.

B.o.B has two consecutive cuts in the top 10. His latest single, “Airplanes,” featuring Hayley Williams, climbs from No. 5 to No. 3. While his once chart-topping “Nothin’ On You,” featuring Bruno Mars dropped from No. 3 to No. 4.  Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, backslides from No. 4 to No. 5.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” steps up a spot to No. 7. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” enters the top 10, moving from No. 11 to No. 7.  This marks her seventh radio single in a row to reach the top 10.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” moves back three spots to No. 9. And rounding out the top, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” does the same falling to No. 10.

Surprised Eminem dropped to No. 6 so fast? Happy Katy Perry debuted this high? Let us know.

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Eminem, 3OH!3 big winners this week on Billboard's Hot 100

eminem-3OH3As we reported yesterday, Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 10o singles chart. Also premiering well, at No. 9, is 3OH!3‘s “My First Kiss,” featuring Ke$ha. Eminem pushes last week’s chart topper, Usher‘s “OMG” featuring will.i.am, to No. 2. In turn, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” is moves from No. 3 to No. 4.

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” remains at No. 4. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring  Eminem & Hayley Williams jumps from No. 7 to No. 5. Rihanna‘s “Rude Boy” falls back a bit, going to No. 6 from No. 3.

Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” backslides one spot, heading to No. 7.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” hangs tough at No. 8. And Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” might be seeing its last days in the top 10. It falls from No. 5 to No. 10. It looks like Lady Gaga is on is on her way to her seventh top 10. Her “Alejandro” rises from No. 16 to No. 11.

Jay-Z’s “Young Forever” ends its short stay in the top 10. It rests at No. 12 now. The Glee cast’s Bonnie Tyler cover, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” comes in at No. 16. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” closes out the top 20.

Happy 3Oh!3 entered the charts in the top 10? Think Gaga will join them soon? Let us know.

Godsmack tops Billboard albums chart

GodsmackImage Credit: Paul BrownHard rock rocked Billboard‘s albums chart this week. Godsmack‘s latest effort, Oracle, debuts at No. 1. with 117,000 copies sold. It’s their third album to top the chart. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now holds strong at No. 2 with 97,000 units moved. MercyMe’s The Generous Mr. Lovewell debuts  at No. 3 with 88,000.

Working legends Carole King and James Taylor’s duets album, Live at the Troubadour, premiers at No. 4 with 78,000. This means that Taylor has had one album in the top 10 in each decade since the 1970s. Behind them is Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0, which drops one slot to No. 5 with 64,000. Next is the Deftones’ Diamond Eyes” with 62,000 copies sold.

New Dixie Chicks side project Court Yard Hounds debuts at No. 7 with their self-titled set, moving 61,000 copies. And AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack falls three places to No. 8 with 55,000 sold.

Toni Braxton’s Pulse is the last debut to appear in the top 10. She comes in at No. 9 with 54,000 copies sold. Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond closes out the top 10, falling four spots with 51,000. B.o.B’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray was last week’s chart king, but fell to No. 12 this time around with 36,000 sold.

Surprised B.o.B fell out of the top 10 so fast? Did you buy the Godsmack album? Talk to us.

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Andy Rooney's shocking revelation: "I don't know who Lady Gaga is!"

There aren’t many things that cause me to stare in slack-jawed wonder and amazement. But the dyspeptic ramblings of Andy Rooney tend to hit that particular sweet spot.
The last time I checked in with 60 Minutes, the veteran broadcaster was seriously claiming that people didn’t sweep snow like they did in the old days, and last night’s rant was another absolute peach. Rooney kicked off by mentioning that someone had sent him a copy of Billboard magazine—though I can’t imagine who would do such a thing—and that he didn’t recognize any of the popular musical combinations whose latest platters the public are currently purchasing. Okay, so he didn’t actually use the phrase “popular musical combinations,” but he did seem utterly amazed to discover that young people prefer different music to oldsters. I’m guessing this is because the term “Generation Gap” was only popularized in the ’60s, which in Andy Rooney terms is essentially the-day-before-yesterday. Regardless, the resulting ramble was hilarious.
“I don’t know who Lady Gaga is!” Rooney bemoaned at one point. He also professed to have no knowledge of Usher (“I mean, who?”), nor of Justin Bieber. I can only imagine how crushed young Justin will be by the news.
You can see the full clip after the break. Do you find it as funny as I do? And what music would you recommend Andy check out to help him adjust to the 21st century—or, for that matter, the late 20th?

Usher earns ninth No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, Jay-Z gets 17th top 10

usher-jay-zImage Credit: Kent Miller/PR PhotosAs we reported yesterday, B.o.B steps aside this week, making way for Usher‘s “OMG,” to sit pretty at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” now is No. 2, while Rihnna’s “Rude Boy” backs into No. 3.

Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” steps back from No. 4 to No. 5 and Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” from No. 5 to No. 6.

Don’t feel too bad for B.o.B. The rapper’s new single “Airplanes,” featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams is making a run for the top spot, shooting up from No. 9 to No. 7.

Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” repeats at No. 8. Jason DeRulo’s “In My Head” falls from No. 7 to No. 9.

Jay-Z‘s “Young Forever” rounds out the top 10, jumping from No. 12 to No. 10. He now leads all rappers with the most to top 10 singles ever. He’s got 17 under his belt. Before “Young,” Jay’s 16 tied him with Ludacris. Luda’s on his heals, though. His “My Chick Bad,” featuring Nicki Minaj is at No. 11 this week.

Drake’s debut single “Over” from his forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later, moves up from No. 16 to No. 14. As does Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” from No. 20 to No. 16.

Do you think Ludacris is going to catch Jay-Z soon? Happy Usher’s at No. 1 again?

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Usher's 'OMG' climbs to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100

usherImage Credit: Wendy WashingtonAs of today, Usher has eight No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles. But tomorrow when the new chart is released, he’ll have nine.

His latest single, “OMG,” jumps from No. 6 to No. 1, Billboard reports. The infectious Euro-pop record from his Raymond v. Raymond, produced by and featuring the Black Eyed Peaswill.i.am, will push B.o.B’s run at the top with “Nothin’ on You” over in the process, though we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see where the latter places.

This is Usher’s first No. 1 song in two years: His last, “Love in This Club” featuring Young Jeezy from his 2008 set Here I Stand, held the spot for three weeks.

I knew this track would be No. 1 from the first time I heard it. Did you?

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B.o.B's 'Adventures' tops the 'Billboard' 200 albums chart

bobRiding the success of his smash “Nothin’ On You,” B.o.B’s  The Adventures of Bobby Ray debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. Selling 84,000 copies, it’s a low topper. But I’m sure B.o.B will happily take the crown anyway. The Atlanta native is the first solo male act to have a debut hit No. 1 since Rick Ross’ Port of Miami did so in August of 2006.

Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now spends its 14th straight week in the top five and second in a row at No. 2, selling 76,000 copies. U.K. rock band Bullet for My Valentine‘s Fever sold 71,000 and debuted at No. 3. Justin Bieber‘s “My World 2.0″ falls one spot to No. 4 with 69,000. AC/DC’s soundtrack to Iron Man 2, which features their greatest hits, dropped one slot to No. 5 with 52,000. And Usher’s inner battle, Raymond v. Raymond, dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 with 48,000. Melissa Etheridge’s Fearless Love debuts at No. 7 with 46,000. Actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove’s debut album Sparks Fly only flew to No. 8 with 36,000. Now 33‘s compilation set comes in at No. 9 with 30,000. Glee‘s The Power of Madonna TV soundtrack fell to No. 10 with 29,000 units sold.

Are you glad B.o.B hit No. 1? Did you think Melissa Etheridge would debut higher? Talk to us in the comments after the jump.

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B.o.B trumps last week's Billboard showing with two tracks in top 10

b-o-bB.o.B‘s  is having an incredible run this week. After his “Nothin’ On You”snatched the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 from Rihanna last week, he not only remains as the chart’s leading man, but his second single, “Airplanes,” featuring Paramore’s ‘Hayley jumps from No. 12 to No. 9 this week.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” sits still for its secong week at No. 2. Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” featuring Ludacris moved up from No.4 to 3.

Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” has been on the chart for just over nine months, but no one’s grown tired of the country song yet. It moves up from No. 5 to No. 4.  Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. Usher’s “OMG” continues its steady climb, moving up two spots to No. 6. Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” advances one spot to No. 8.

Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” rounds out the top 10 at No. 10. And her latest single, “Alejandro,” also closes out the top 20 at  No. 20.

Jay-Z’s “Young Forever,” which features Englishman Mr. Hudson, creeps closer to the top 1o. This week it went from No. 17 to No. 12. Drake’s “Over” also moved up a bit from No. 20 to No. 16.

Did your favorite song rank well this week? What song are you always playing? Let us know.

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