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Coldplay and Brantley Gilbert Top Mariah Carey in Largely Stagnant Week on Billboard 200

Normally we look to the Digital Downloads chart when we want stagnancy, but this week's Billboard 200 Top 10 was happy to provide in a week lacking in big name debuts.

Michael Jackson 'Billie Jean' Returns to Hot 100 Thanks to Viral Video of Brett W. Nichols Dancing [WATCH]

Michael Jackson has moonwalked back into the Hot 100 with an old hit. After a high school student Brett W. Nichols did a spot-on rendition of the king of pop's moonwalk and more at a high school talent show, leading to a viral video sensation, ...

Coldplay and Brantley Gilbert Both Top 200,000 in Sales during First Week on Billboard 200

Anyone worried about the continuing degrading of album sales can breathe easy this week. Two huge releases didn't quite compete for the top spot, but they did set a Billboard total sales mark for 2014.

Queen Reveals Plans to Release New Album with Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs

In a recent interview with the BBC Wales, Queen guitarist Brian May released info about a new Queen album featuring unreleased tracks from the late Freddie Mercury.

Coldplay 'Ghost Stories' Debuts At No. 1 in UK, Aiming For Top Spot on Billboard 200

After a lagging 2014, which has thus far included dismal record sales and a long reign of Queen Elsa and the Disney Frozen soundtrack, it seems like the music charts across the world have a new (old) savior... Coldplay. This week (May 26), the "A Sky ...

Iggy Azalea Runs Digital Downloads Chart, if Not Hip-Hop (Sorry Forbes)

Iggy Azalea was the basis for a controversial headline from Forbes magazine this week ("Hip Hop is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman"). That might be a totally inaccurate statement, but she is running the Digital Downloads charts at the ...

The Black Keys and Michael Jackson Have Shootout for Top of Billboard 200: Who Won?

Patrick Carney had a busy week of trashing everybody from Justin Bieber to TMZ, but he also sniped at those behind the new Michael Jackson album, referring to it as "bulls--t." The popular theory of course is that Carney was irritated his own band's ...

WATCH: Michael Jackson hologram perform 'Slave To The Rhythm' at Billboard Music Awards 2014

So, Michael Jackson was at the Billboard Music Awards 2014... and not just in spirit. Sunday night (May 18), the celebration of the hottest selling music of the year heralded one of music's biggest ever stars with a "live" performance debut of the ...

Justin Timberlake helps recreate Michael Jackson's best dance moves in 'Love Never Felt So Good' video [WATCH]

Michael Jackson's posthumous album Xscape dropped this week, and now a video for the Justin Timberlake collaboration "Love Never Felt So Good" has been shared. It features a number of dancers and Timberlake himself recreating famous scenes from ...

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea reign on Digital Downloads chart for one more week

There was plenty of big news on the Billboard 200 this week but the Digital Downloads charts have returned to the stasis we came to expect...but hopefully not for long.

5 things we learned from Billboard's Michael Jackson cover story about 'Xscape'

Michael Jackson's posthumous album is due out May 13 via Epic Records. Xscape features material from the singer's archive that has been "contemporized" by Epic Records label CEO and executive producer, L.A. Reid. It features eight track of Jackson's ...

Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's 'Love Never Felt So Good' surfaces online [LISTEN]

As previously reported, Epic Records is releasing material that Michael Jackson recorded before his death in 2009. The album, Xscape, is due out May 13 and was compiled by L.A. Reid who "contemporized" Jackson's completed vocal recordings.

Beyonce breaks Prince and Michael Jackson's records, becomes highest paid black artist

Beyonce has officially been named the highest paid black artist.

Concert industry lacking 'superstars' this summer, tour promoters worried

Concert promoters aren't too optimistic about the 2014 Summer touring season, although their pessimism might be without merit. Sources for Rolling Stone's short feature on the subject cited one fact when making their worrisome claims: It'll be the ...

Court rules Katherine Jackson must pay $800,000 in legal fees for AEG Live following Michael Jackson wrongful death suit

It's been a while since we've written about the Jackson family's lawsuit against AEG Live, but things may be winding down for good. Superior Court judge Yvette Palazuelos ruled Monday that Katherine Jackson, mother of pop star Michael Jackson, should ...

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