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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CONTENTS                                             VOLUME 122, NO. 25

                                                                                                                                               PAGE   ARTIST / TITLE
                                                                                                                                                      SOUNDTRACK /
                                                                                                                         THE BILLBOARD 200     34     GLEE: THE MUSIC, JOURNEY TO REGIONALS (EP)
                                                                                                                                                      ATTACK ATTACK! /
                                                                                                                          TOP INDEPENDENT      36     ATTACK ATTACK!
                                                                                                                                                      SOUNDTRACK /
                                                                                                                                TOP DIGITAL    36     GLEE: THE MUSIC, JOURNEY TO REGIONALS (EP)
                                                                                                                                                      SOUNDTRACK /
                                                                                                                              TOP INTERNET     36     THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
                                                                                                                                                      NEVERMORE /
                                                                                                                      HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS       37     THE OBSIDIAN CONSPIRACY
                                                                                                                                                      LADY ANTEBELLUM /
                                                                                                                              TOP COUNTRY      41     NEED YOU NOW
                                                                                                                                                      DIERKS BENTLEY /
                                                                                                                            TOP BLUEGRASS      41
                                                                                                                                                                                                         6                                            25                                                   31
                                                                                                                                                      UP ON THE RIDGE
                                                                                                                                                      PLIES /
                                                                                                                           TOP R&B/HIP-HOP     42     GOON AFFILIATED
                                                                                                                                                      MERCYME /
                                                                                                                             TOP CHRISTIAN     44     THE GENEROUS MR. LOVEWELL

                                                                                                                                TOP GOSPEL     44
                                                                                                                                                      MARVIN SAPP /
                                                                                                                                                      HERE I AM                                                                                                       UPFRONT
                                                                                                                     TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC      45
                                                                                                                                                      LADY GAGA /
                                                                                                                                                      THE FAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 GANGSTA’S                                9   Retail Track
                                                                                                                                                      MICHAEL BUBLE /                                                                                             PARADISE Jamaican                       10   Digital Entertainment
                                                                                                                      TOP TRADITIONAL JAZZ     45     CRAZY LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  musicians rally to                      13   On The Road
                                                                                                                                                      TROMBONE SHORTY /
                                                                                                                   TOP CONTEMPORARY JAZZ       45     BACKATOWN                                                                                                   support alleged drug                    14   Latin
                                                                                                                   TOP TRADITIONAL CLASSICAL   45
                                                                                                                                                      ZUILL BAILEY /
                                                                                                                                                      BACH: CELLO SUITES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kingpin “Dudus” Coke.                   15   Q&A: Jonathan Knee
                                                                                                                                                      RENEE FLEMING /                                                                                           8 Legal Matters
                                                                                                                   TOP CLASSICAL CROSSOVER     45     DARK HOPE

                                                                                                                                                      SOUNDTRACK /
                                                                                                                                 TOP WORLD     45     LISTEN UP! THE OFFICIAL 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP ALB.
                                                                                                                                                      MARC ANTHONY /
                                                                                                                                  TOP LATIN    46     ICONOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COVER STORY
                                                                                                                   W SONGS                     PAGE   ARTIST / TITLE                                                                                           16     IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE
                                                                                                                                                      KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG /                                                                               How Michael Jackson’s tragic death gave fans the
                                                                                                                     THE BILLBOARD HOT 100     38     CALIFORNIA GURLS
                                                                                                                                                      USHER FEATURING WILL.I.AM /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      opportunity to embrace his music, and legacy, all
                                                                                                                            HOT 100 AIRPLAY    39     OMG                                                                                                             over again. PLUS: Jackson’s 50 top Billboard hits.
                                                                                                                                                      KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG /
                                                                                                                         HOT DIGITAL SONGS     39     CALIFORNIA GURLS
                                                                                                                                                      LEE BRICE /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               22     SPECIAL K         The rest of the world has loved
                                                                                                                       HEATSEEKERS SONGS       37     LOVE LIKE CRAZY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      her since the ’80s. Now Kylie Minogue is hoping
                                                                                                                                                      KE$HA /
                                                                                                                         MAINSTREAM TOP 40     40     YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG                                                                                            the third time’s the charm for her U.S. career.
                                                                                                                                                      LADY ANTEBELLUM /
                                                                                                                      ADULT CONTEMPORARY       40     NEED YOU NOW

                                                                                                                               ADULT TOP 40    40     THE SCRIPT /                                                                                                    MUSIC                                     IN EVERY
                                                                                                                                                      THREE DAYS GRACE /                                                                                         25 MOMMY TRACKED                               ISSUE
                                                                                                                               ROCK SONGS      40                                                                                                                                                          4    Opinion
                                                                                                                                                      THE GOOD LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kelis and her label
                                                                                                                                                      THREE DAYS GRACE /
                                                                                                                               ACTIVE ROCK     40     THE GOOD LIFE                                                                                                  balance motherhood                   32    Marketplace
                                                                                                                             HERITAGE ROCK     40     OZZY OSBOURNE /                                                                                                and stardom.                         33    Over The Counter
                                                                                                                                                      LET ME HEAR YOU SCREAM
                                                                                                                                                      MIRANDA LAMBERT /                                                                                          26 Global Pulse                          33    Market Watch
                                                                                                                       HOT COUNTRY SONGS       41                                                                                                                                                         34    Charts

                                                                                                                                                      THE HOUSE THAT BUILT ME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   27 6 Questions:
                                                                                                                                                      ALICIA KEYS /
                                                                                                                   MAINSTREAM R&B/HIP-HOP      42     UN-THINKABLE (I’M READY)                                                                                         Cyndi Lauper                       49    Backbeat
                                                                                                                                  RHYTHMIC     42
                                                                                                                                                      USHER FEATURING WILL.I.AM /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      28 Reviews
                                                                                                                                                      ALICIA KEYS /                                                                                                     30 Happening
                                                                                                                                 ADULT R&B     42     UN-THINKABLE (I’M READY)
                                                                                                                                                      DRAKE /
                                                                                                                            HOT RAP SONGS      42     OVER
                                                                                                                                                      ALICIA KEYS /
                                                                                                                    HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS      43     UN-THINKABLE (I’M READY)
                                                                                                                                                      TOBYMAC /
                                                                                                                           CHRISTIAN SONGS     44     GET BACK UP
                                                                                                                                                      MERCYME /
                                                                                                                   HOT CHRISTIAN AC SONGS      44     ALL OF CREATION
                                                                                                                                                      NEWSBOYS /
                                                                                                                             CHRISTIAN CHR     44
                                                                                                                                                      BORN AGAIN
                                                                                                                                                      MARVIN SAPP /
                                                                                                                         HOT GOSPEL SONGS      44     THE BEST IN ME
                                                                                                                                                      ERIKA JAYNE /                                                                                                   ON THE COVER: Illustration by Mark Stutzman
                                                                                                                    HOT DANCE CLUB SONGS       45     PRETTY MESS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HOME FRONT
                                                                                                                                                      EDWARD MAYA & VIKA JIGULINA /
                                                                                                                         HOT DANCE AIRPLAY     45     STEREO LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    360 DEGREES OF BILLBOARD
                                                                                                                                                      BERNIE WILLIAMS FEATURING DAVE KOZ /
                                                                                                                        SMOOTH JAZZ SONGS      45     RITMO DE OTONO

                                                                                                                           HOT LATIN SONGS     46
                                                                                                                                                      ENRIQUE IGLESIAS FEAT. JUAN L. GUERRA /
                                                                                                                                                      CUANDO ME ENAMORO                                  Online                       Events
                                                                                                                     HOT MASTER RINGTONES      10
                                                                                                                                                      KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG /
                                                                                                                                                      CALIFORNIA GURLS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
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                                                         EDITORIALS | COMMENTARY | LETTERS                                                                        DEPUTY EDITOR: Louis Hau 646-654-4708
                                                                                                                                                                  SENIOR EDITOR: Ann Donahue 323-525-2292
                                                                                                                                                                  SPECIAL FEATURES EDITOR: Thom Duffy 646-654-4716
                                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL BUREAU CHIEF: Mark Sutherland 011-44-207-420-6155
                                                                                                                                                                  MUSIC EDITOR: Cortney Harding 646-654-5592
                                                                                                                                                                  BILLBOARD.BIZ EDITOR: Chris M. Walsh 646-654-4904
                                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND
                                                                                                                                                                  PROGRAMMING FOR LATIN MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT: Leila Cobo (Miami) 305-361-5279

The New Enemy
                                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND
                                                                                                                                                                  PROGRAMMING FOR TOURING AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Ray Waddell (Nashville) 615-431-0441
                                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND
                                                                                                                                                                  PROGRAMMING FOR DIGITAL/MOBILE: Antony Bruno (Denver) 303-771-1342
                                                                                                                                                                  SENIOR CORRESPONDENTS: Ed Christman (Publishing/Retail) 646-654-4723;
                                                                                                                                                                  Gail Mitchell (R&B) 323-525-2289; Tom Ferguson (Deputy Global Editor) 011-44-207-420-6069
                                                                                                                                                                  SENIOR EDITORIAL ANALYST: Glenn Peoples
                                                                                                                                                                  CORRESPONDENTS: Ayala Ben-Yehuda (Latin) 323-525-2293; Mitchell Peters 323-525-2322
                                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL: Lars Brandle (Australia), Wolfgang Spahr (Germany)

Opponents Of Copyright Protection Are Pursuing A Self-Serving Agenda                                                                                              GLOBAL NEWS EDITOR: Andre Paine 011-44-207-420-6068
                                                                                                                                                                  COPY CHIEF: Chris Woods
                                                                                                                                                                  COPY EDITOR: Christa Titus
BY DAVID ISRAELITE                                                                                                                                                ASSOCIATE EDITOR, SPECIAL FEATURES: Evie Nagy 646-654-4709
                                                                                                                                                                  CONTRIBUTORS: Larry Blumenfeld, Paul Heine, Juliana Koranteng, Laura Leebove, Jason Lipshutz,
                                                Straight talk: DAVID                                                                                              Kerri Mason, Deborah Evans Price, Tom Roland, Paul Sexton, Ben Sheffner, Mikael Wood
During the National Assn. of Music Pub-         ISRAELITE addresses the                                                                                                                             BILLBOARD.COM
lishers’ annual meeting on June 16, NMPA        NMPA’s annual gathering                                                                                           EDITOR: M. TYE COMER 646-654-5525
                                                June 16 in New York.                                                                                              MANAGING EDITOR: JESSICA LETKEMANN 646-654-5536
president/CEO David Israelite delivered                                                                                                                           BILLBOARD.COM NEWS EDITOR: David J. Prince 646-654-5582
                                                                                                                                                                  BILLBOARD.COM ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Mariel Concepcion 646-654-4780; Monica Herrera 646-654-5534
a keynote address warning against organ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY
izations pursuing an anti-copyright                                                                                                                               CREATIVE DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE BOWER-WRIGHT
agenda. The following is an edited tran-                                                                                                                          PHOTO EDITOR: Amelia Halverson    SENIOR DESIGNER: Greg Grabowy
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHARTS & RESEARCH
script of his remarks.                                                                                                                                            DIRECTOR OF CHARTS: SILVIO PIETROLUONGO
                                                                                                                                                                  ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHARTS: Raphael George
                                                                                                                                                                  SENIOR CHART MANAGERS: Keith Caulfield (The Billboard 200, Cast, Compilations, Digital
I want to talk to you about our future                                                                                                                            Albums, Heatseekers Albums, Independent, Internet, Pop Catalog, Soundtracks; L.A.),
                                                                                                                                                                  Wade Jessen (Bluegrass, Christian, Country, Gospel; Nashville)
challenges. Despite our legal victories                                                                                                                           CHART MANAGERS: Bob Allen (Boxscore; Nashville), Raphael George (Blues, R&B/Hip-Hop,
                                                                                                                                                                  Reggae, Rhythmic), Gordon Murray (Comedy, Dance/Electronic, Jazz, New Age, Ringtones, Social
against parties who make unauthorized                                                                                                                             Networking, World), Silvio Pietroluongo (The Billboard Hot 100, Digital Songs), Paul Pomfret (Hits
use of our intellectual property, our copy-                                                                                                                       of the World; London), Gary Trust (Adult, Alternative, Chart Beat, Heatseekers Songs, Mainstream
                                                                                                                                                                  Top 40, Rock, Triple A), Alex Vitoulis (Classical, Kid Audio, Video)
rights are under attack like never before.                                                                                                                        CHART MANAGER: Rauly Ramirez (Latin)
                                                                                                                                                                  CHART PRODUCTION MANAGER: Michael Cusson
Look at the traditional groups with                                                                                                                               ASSOCIATE CHART PRODUCTION MANAGER: Alex Vitoulis
whom we have conflict—record labels,                                                                                                                              BILLBOARD RESEARCH MANAGER: Gordon Murray 646-654-4633
digital media companies, mobile carri-                                                                                                                            SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ONLINE: JOSHUA ENGROFF
ers, broadcasters, motion picture stu-                                                                                                                            DIRECTOR, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Eric Ward
                                                                                                                                                                  MANAGER, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Justin Harris
dios. These are parties who largely are                                                                                                                           MANAGER, SOCIAL MARKETING: Julie Booth
respectful of copyrights. Many of them                                                                                                                            MANAGER, AD OPS: Paul Vikan

are in the business of copyright. And                                                               ●●●●                                                                                            ADVERTISING SALES
                                                                                                                                                                  VICE PRESIDENT, SALES/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER: JEREMY LEVINE 646-654-4627
most of these struggles have to do with
rates: How much are they going to pay                They all have an economic                                                                                    NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR/DIGITAL & CONSUMER: Derek Sentner 646-654-4616
                                                                                                                                                                  DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & EAST COAST SALES, PRINT: Christopher Robbins 646-654-4759

                                                  interest in the theft of our music
                                                                                                                                                                  EAST COAST SALES DIRECTORS, DIGITAL: Antonio Amato 646 654-4688; Rob Adler 646 654-4635
for the use of a songwriters’ work?                                                                                                                               DIRECTOR, SPECIAL FEATURES & WEST COAST SALES: Aki Kaneko 323-525-2299
                                                                                                                                                                  MIDWEST SALES DIRECTOR, DIGITAL: Alana Schlifke 312-583-5514
   But there is a growing enemy that
does not have respect for copyright at             or paying little to nothing for it                                                                             WEST COAST SALES DIRECTOR, DIGITAL: Casey Dennehy (323) 525-2237
                                                                                                                                                                  NASHVILLE: Lee Ann Photoglo 615-376-7931 (Labels); Cynthia Mellow 615-352-0265 (Touring)

                                                   and are intellectually dishonest
                                                                                                                                                                  ADVERTISING DIRECTOR DETROIT: Kathy Vargo 248-687-9168
all. And this is a very different enemy.                                                                                                                          ADVERTISING DIRECTOR EUROPE/U.K.: Frederic Fenucci 011-44-207-420-6075
   When the U.S. Government Account-                                                                                                                              INSIDE ACCOUNT REP: Jeff Serrette 646-654-4697

ability Office released a study in April         in how they approach these fights.                                                                               MANAGING DIRECTOR/LATIN: Gene Smith 973-746-2520
                                                                                                                                                                  LATIN AMERICA/MIAMI: Marcia Olival 305-864-7578, Fax: 305-864-3227

on the economic impact of intellectual                                                                                                                            ASIA-PACIFIC/AUSTRALIA: Linda Matich 612-9440-7777, Fax: 612-9440-7788
                                                                                                                                                                  JAPAN: Aki Kaneko 323-525-2299
property piracy, the Electronic Frontier                                                                                                                          MANAGER OF SALES ANALYTICS: Mirna Gomez 646-654-4695
                                                                                                                                                                  ADVERTISING COORDINATOR: Alexandra Hartz 646-654-5581
Foundation, Public Knowledge, the             tually dishonest in how they approach                               No. 9: They support the elimination of
Consumer Electronics Assn. and the            these fights.                                                       statutory damages for secondary copy-           SENIOR MARKETING DIRECTOR: LILA GERSON 646-654-4629
Computer and Communications Indus-               What I mean when I say that they are                             right infringement.                             EVENT MARKETING MANAGER: Nicole Carbone 646-654-4634
                                                                                                                                                                  SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER: James Cress 646-654-5489
try Assn. took out a full-page ad in news-    intellectually dishonest is these compa-                            No. 8: They favor rolling back copyright        MARKETING MANAGER: Kerri Bergman 646-654-4617

papers around Washington, D.C.                nies make money off our copyrights. But                             extension; in some cases, radically.            MARKETING ART DIRECTOR: Melissa Subatch
                                                                                                                                                                  MARKETING DESIGN MANAGER: Kim Grasing
“Content industry piracy claims are           instead of just coming out and saying                               No. 7: They favor the elimination of the                                            CIRCULATION
bogus,” the ad read. “For years, claims       that, they try to disguise themselves as                            songwriter and publisher rights for server,     DIRECTOR, CIRCULATION: NEIL EISENBERG
                                                                                                                                                                  ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CIRCULATION: Linda Lam
of huge losses from digital piracy have       something different. They talk about the                            cache and buffer copies.                        SUBSCRIPTIONS: 800-658-8372 (U.S. Toll Free) 847-559-7531 (International) or
been used to justify harsh restrictions       “Consumer Electronics Assn.” as if                                  No. 6: They oppose efforts to obtain the                                  LICENSING, EVENTS & REPRINTS
                                                                                                                                                                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONFERENCES & SPECIAL EVENTS: MICHELE JACANGELO
on innovators and consumers . . . They        somehow they are working in the inter-                              identities of individuals engaged in mas-       ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, EVENT REGISTRATION SALES & MARKETING Lisa Kastner 646-654-7268
have harmed our competitiveness, ham-         ests of the consumer. But the reality is                            sive copyright infringement.                    SPONSORSHIP/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Cebele Marquez 646-654-4648
                                                                                                                                                                  SPONSORSHIP SALES MANAGERS: Matthew Carona 646-654-5115; Kim Griffiths 646-654-4718
pered legitimate businesses and im-           that when it comes to issues involving                              No. 5: They support extreme versions of         SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR: Margaret O’Shea
peded innovation.”                            their trademarks, their patents, their                              orphan works legislation.                       SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER: Lisa DiAntonio
                                                                                                                                                                  EVENT CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER: Courtney Marks
   Who are these four groups and why          trade secrets, they couldn’t care less                              No. 4: They have filed legal briefs sup-        DIRECTOR, LICENSING & CUSTOM MEDIA: Diane Driscoll 646-654-4677
would they take out full-page ads to          about the consumer interests. And when                              porting anti-copyright positions of             MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL LICENSING & SALES: Angeline Biesheuvel
                                                                                                                                                                  MAGAZINE REPRINTS: Rosie Hassell - 1-717-505-9701 Ext. 136 or
suggest the ridiculous—that theft of          it comes to issues like interoperability                            Grokster, Napster, LimeWire, Cablevi-                                            PRODUCTION
intellectual property isn’t really bad?       of their devices, do they take a consumer                           sion, Google, YouTube and Verizon.              PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: TERRENCE C. SANDERS
                                                                                                                                                                  ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Anthony T. Stallings
The answer is, this is the new face of        approach? Of course not.                                            No. 3: They oppose graduated-response           ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION MANAGER: Rodger Leonard
our enemy.                                       I have put together a top 10 list of the                         protection for copyright owners.                GRAPHIC PRODUCTION ARTIST: Gene Williams
   These four groups have an extrem-          positions taken by these groups that I                              No. 2: They oppose treaties that support        GROUP FINANCIAL DIRECTOR: BARBARA GRIENINGER
ist, radical anti-copyright agenda. They      will define as their extremist, radical                             copyright enforcement like the Anti-            PERMISSIONS COORDINATOR: Dana Parra 646-654-4696

all have an economic interest in the          anti-copyright agenda.                                              Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.                                                      BILLBOARD OFFICES
                                                                                                                                                                  NEW YORK: 770 Broadway,         LOS ANGELES: 5055 Wilshire       LONDON: Endeavour House,
theft of our music or paying little to        No. 10: They support changing the law                               No. 1: They actually argue that illegal peer-   New York, N.Y. 10003
                                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 646-654-4500
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phone: 323-525-2300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   189 Shaftesbury Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   London WC2H 8TJ;
nothing for it. [And] they are intellec-      to reduce damages for copyright                                     to-peer file-sharing traffic helps the econ-    Edit. Fax: 646-654-4681
                                                                                                                                                                  Adv. Fax: 646-654-4799
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax: 323-525-2394/2395           Phone: 011-44-207-420-6003;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fax: 011-44-207-420-6014
                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIAMI: 101 Crandon Blvd.,
                                              infringement.                                                       omy and doesn’t hurt songwriters. ••••          NASHVILLE: P.O. Box 331848      Suite 466, Key Biscayne, FL
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                                                             >>>BEST BUY
                                                             Best Buy reported

                                                             expected sales and
                                                             profits, hurt by the
                                                             rising costs of
                                                             expanding its
                                                             business and weaker
                                                             consumer demand.
                                                             The company
                                                             posted weak sales in
                                                             its videogame,
                                                             music and movie
                                                             categories during its
                                                             fiscal first quarter.
                                                             Analysts also
                                                             focused on a 12.3%
                                                             rise in selling,           GLOBAL        BY PATRICIA MESCHINO
                                                             general and

                                                                                       GANGSTA’S PARADISE
                                                             administrative costs,
                                                             adding pressure to
                                                             margins as the
                                                             company wages a
                                                             fierce price war
                                                             against larger            Jamaican Musicians
                                                             retailers Walmart         Rally To Support
                                                             and Amazon.
                                                                                       Alleged Drug Kingpin
                                                             >>>RADIO                  ‘Dudus’ Coke
                                                             POISED FOR                To the U.S. government, Christopher
                                                             REBOUND                   “Dudus” Coke is Jamaica’s Al Capone.
                                                             Radio station
                                                                                       But for many Jamaicans, he’s more like
                                                             revenue is poised for
                                                                                       Robin Hood—and he’s also a player in
                                                             a 6.4% rebound this
                                                             year after recession-     the local music business.
                                                             induced losses in            After the U.S. government issued an
                                                             2009, according to        extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25,
                                                             the latest                2009, over alleged drugs and arms traf-
                                                             projections from          ficking offenses committed in the
                                                             SNL Kagan. It’s           United States, a number of reggae
                                                             predicted that radio      artists headed into recording studios to
                                                             station ad revenue        voice their opinions on the man known
                                                             will recover to $17.1
                                                                                       in Kingston as “the President.”
                                                             billion in 2010, the
                                                                                       Foremost among them was
                                                             highest annual
                                                             increase since 2003.      veteran roots reggae singer
                                                                                                                                                       Most wanted: dancehall stars VYBZ KARTEL (left) and MAVADO ended their feud onstage at the West
                                                             Last year, radio          Bunny Wailer, whose                                             Kingston Jamboree in December; inset: CHRISTOPHER ‘DUDUS’ COKE
                                                             station ad revenue        “Don’t Touch the Presi-
                                                             dropped 17.7% to          dent” portrays Coke as a                                         continue their hunt        fought initially through the artists’        title track to the album released in Jan-
                                                             $16 billion.              benevolent “Robin Hood                                           for the alleged drug       ultra-violent song lyrics, before            uary on Boardhouse Records by Twin
                                                                                       from the neighborhood.”                                         kingpin.                    spilling over into intermittent skir-        of Twins’ (brothers Patrick and Paul
                                                             >>>AOL TO                    “Dudus is a man of peace                                      His music business         mishes between their rival fan bases.        Gaynor), asks, “How dem go look for
                                                             SELL BEBO                 who makes sure people in his                                connections involve his            “Getting warring gangs in Jamaica to      Dudus and dem nah find bin Laden?”
                                                             AOL will sell its
                                                                                       Tivoli Gardens community don’t                         Tivoli-based company, Presi-         sign peace treaties is something Dudus          Current circumstances have revived
                                                             social networking
                                                                                       commit crimes,” says Wailer, a found-        dential Click, whose offices have now          did regularly,” Mavado’s manager Ju-         attention for “Which Dudus,” with
                                                             site Bebo to private
                                                             investment firm           ing member of the Wailers alongside          been converted into a police post by the       lian Jones-Griffith says, “so Mavado and     plays on Jamaican commercial sta-
                                                             Criterion Capital         Bob Marley.                                  authorities. It stages two major annual        Kartel looked at it like, ‘If he can stop    tions including Hitz 92 FM, IRIE FM
                                                             Partners for an              Among Kingstonians, stories               concerts: August’s charity show Cham-          men out there from killing each other,       and ZIP FM. “It’s just social commen-
                                                             undisclosed sum, as       abound of how Coke has funded chil-          pions in Action and the free pre-Christ-       then what is our lyrical feud to squash?’”   tary, about the respect he commands
                                                             it tries to restructure   dren’s education, paid for senior citi-      mas extravaganza West Kingston                    Through the years, Coke has been          from people,” Patrick Gaynor says.

                                                             its business and deal     zens’ medication and reduced crime           Jamboree. Both events have featured            name-checked in several dancehall            “It’s not political.”
                                                             with declining            levels. But that’s in stark contrast with    some of the biggest names in reggae and        songs—not surprising, given popu-               Wailer claims he recorded “Don’t
                                                             revenue. In April,        Coke’s image as leader of a gang widely      dancehall including Shaggy, Beenie Man,        lar music’s tradition of romanticizing       Touch the President” as a message for
                                                             AOL said it planned
                                                                                       blamed for more than 1,400 murders.          Elephant Man, Queen Ifrica and Tarrus          outlaws, from “Stagger Lee” to the           Jamaicans, not for commercial pur-
                                                             to either sell or close
                                                                                       Coke is the current leader of Kingston’s     Riley. Their future is now uncertain.          Mexican drug lords extolled in mod-          poses. But the song, which was re-
                                                             Bebo, which it
                                                             bought more than          notorious Shower Posse, co-founded             The most recent West Kingston                ern-day narcocorridos.                       leased digitally in October 2009
                                                             two years ago for         by his late father, Lester “Lloyd” Coke.     Jamboree, held Dec. 7, 2009, at Tivoli            Two of the songs that have mentioned      through his Solomonic label, is widely
                                                             $850 million. The            The Jamaican government declared          Gardens’ community center, was no-             Coke were Wayne Marshall’s “It’s Evi-        available at online stores, including
                                                             Wall Street Journal       a state of emergency in the capital city     table for the public ending of a feud          dent,” which revels in “rolling high like    iTunes. No airplay monitoring data ex-
                                                             previously reported       May 23 as police fought gun battles with     between dancehall superstars Vybz              the President” and Soltex 3000’s “Killa      ists for Jamaica, but the song has been
                                                             that the Bebo sale        Coke supporters who oppose his extra-        Kartel and Mavado. In front of several         Walk Prezzi Bounce.” Both were initially     picking up airplay during the state of
                                                             would probably be         dition to the United States (see story,      thousand cheering fans, the pair em-           issued in 2006 on Greensleeves Records’      emergency on stations like IRIE FM
                                                             at a “small fraction”     page 6). The subsequent violence has         braced and performed songs together.           “Redbull & Guinness” compilation.            and Roots FM.
                                                             of what AOL
                                                                                       reportedly led to the deaths of more than    By brokering their appearance, Coke               Others have taken a more tongue-in-          The reggae veteran adds that
                                                             originally paid.
                                                                                       70 civilians as police and army units        ended a longstanding musical war               cheek approach. “Which Dudus,” the           he wrote the           continued on >>p6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JUNE 26, 2010 | | 5
  FROM                         from >>p5                                                                                                   cussions. A 6 p.m.-6 a.m.         pearances there provide a           song—its prescient lyrics warn                                                                              curfew forced the re-             springboard for upcoming
                               of civil unrest in western                                                                                  scheduling or postpone-           artists, but they have been
                               Kingston—because he knew                                                                                    ment of evening events,           canceled during the state
>>>WYLDE                       "what would result from mov-                                                                                notably former Jamaican           of emergency.
LAUNCHING                      ing him away from his people;                                                                               Prime Minister Edward                Kingston-based sound
BLACK LABEL                    they haven’t even touched the                                                                               Seaga’s 80th-birthday             system Swatch Interna-
Metal guitarist Zakk           President and yet so many peo-                                                                              party at the capital’s his-       tional has organized Passa
Wylde will launch the          ple have died.”                                                                                             toric Devon House, which          Passa each Wednesday
Black Label Berzerkus             International coverage of the                                                                            had been due to feature           night in Kingston’s Tivoli
tour this fall, headlined      bloodshed has brought gloomy                                                                                performances by veteran           Gardens since 2003. With
by Wylde’s Black Label         predictions from Jamaica’s gov-                                                                             soca band Byron Lee’s             up to 30,000 people at-
Society. The two-month         ernment of hundreds of millions                                                                             Dragonaires and dancehall         tending monthly, Swatch
North American tour will       of tourism dollars being lost as                                                                            artist Mavado.                    International manager
feature Clutch, Children       visitors stay away. But some local                                                                             The clampdown has also         Dylan Powe says that Passa
of Bodom and 2Cents,

                               industry observers believe it may                                                                           taken a toll on Kingston          Passa “provides exposure
with the first two bands
                               also be a watershed moment in                                                                               recording studios. Down-          to a wide spectrum of local
sharing the main support
                               the evolution of dancehall, which                                                                           town Kingston’s Tuff Gong         patrons, foreigners and

                                                                       MUST COME
slot. AEG Live, Live
Nation and independent         has been widely criticized for its                                                                          Studios, for example (part        radio people who want to
companies will promote         violent lyrics.                                                                                             of the Bob Marley Jamaica         hear what’s played in the
dates on the tour, booked         “The unrest may cause a shift                                                                            Group of Cos.) has can-           street.” Through the years,
by Tim Borror at the           in lyrical content, forcing artists      How Jamaica’s Music Biz Is Coping                                  celed evening sessions            such exposure helped
Agency Group. The trek         to look deeper at the messages           With State Of Emergency                                            until the state of emer-          break major local names
begins Sept. 21 at the         they send,” says Dylan Powe, a for-                                                                         gency is lifted.                  from U-Roy to Shabba
Roseland Theater in            mer A&R representative at At-           Despite short-term disrup-        dios—recently used by                “Some of our workers           Ranks and Super Cat, as
Portland, Ore.
                               lantic/Big Beat Records. Powe           tion, local executives be-        Amy Winehouse and Drake           live in the affected inner-       well as newer dancehall
                               signed reggae acts Inner Circle         lieve Jamaica’s music in-         —in San San, some 25 miles        city communities,” the stu-       artists like Serani and Erup.
>>>ATTENDANCE                  and the late Garnet Silk to the label   dustry can escape long-term       east of Kingston. He’s so         dios’ operations manager             With an end to the state
IN RIO MADRID                  in the early ’90s and is currently      damage from Kingston’s            confident the industry will       Lorna Wainwright says,            of emergency approach-
Attendance at this year’s      the manager of Kingston-based           civil unrest.                     rebound that he’s pressing        “and we are concerned             ing, Gee Street’s Baker
five-day Rock in Rio           Swatch International sound sys-            “The disturbances caused       ahead with plans to open a        about their welfare, so we        remains optimistic about
Madrid festival fell to        tem (known as Swash Interna-            a knee-jerk effect initially,     Kingston studio within a          send everyone home early.”        the local music industry’s
250,000 from the               tional outside Jamaica).                but it represented less than      matter of weeks, catering            Traditionally, Kingston        prospects.
290,000 who attended              Despite his pro-Coke stance,         one square mile in Kingston,”     to local acts.                    hosts numerous free open-            “Unfortunately,” he says,
the five shows at the          Wailer concurs. “It’s the uplift-       says Jon Baker, founder             However, the govern-            air dances, like Dutty            “Jamaica had to go through
2008 festival. (The event
                               ing messages heard in roots reg-        of now-defunct U.K./U.S.-         ment’s May 23 declaration         Fridaze or Passa Passa,           that experience to address
wasn’t staged in 2009.)
                               gae that put Jamaica on the map,”       based hip-hop label Gee           of a monthlong state of           featuring the island’s top        our problems. But the coun-
Rock in Rio founder/
director Roberto Medina        he says, “so our artists need to get    Street Records.                   emergency for Kingston            sound systems on blocked-         try’s future will be better
blamed the drop in             back to that.”                   ••••      Baker owns GeeJam Stu-         did have immediate reper-         off city streets. Guest ap-       because of it.”         —PM
numbers on bad weather
on June 11 and the
general economic                DIGITAL       BY ANTONY BRUNO                             the more guitar-intensive “HeroMaker.”                      senior VP of electronic games and music Paul De-

problems in Spain.                                                                           All these games license music, and mostly original       Gooyer says. “Think about the appeal of music vs.
Medina confirmed that                                                                     masters, meaning a resurgence in the music-game             hardcore gamers. It’s huge. All you need is this add-
Rock in Rio, which                                                                        genre would provide a welcome revenue boost to la-          on device and it opens up a whole new world.”
launched in Rio de

                                                                                          bels, publishers and artists.                                   The growing number of dance-focused games al-
Janeiro 25 years ago, will
                                                                                             After 2009 U.S. music-game revenue plummeted by          lows new licensing opportunities for music other than
return to the Brazilian
city next year.                                                                           about 50% from the previous year’s record-setting lev-      the rock-heavy soundtracks of the guitar-based titles.
                                                                                          els, according to NPD Group, developers would be for-       Yet those rock-focused games are also rolling out new
>>>COLDPLAY                    Innovative Technologies                                    given for backing away from the category. But               capabilities. In addition to more realistic graphics and
OKs ‘GLEE’                     Renew Hope For Music-Game                                  innovations in game hardware have created exciting          an offstage story line, “Rock Band 3” features a signif-
As Fox’s “Glee” became         Sales Rebound                                              new opportunities.                                          icant instructional element. New controllers from Mad
a breakout hit, many                                                                         The biggest development is motion-based gaming.          Catz and guitar maker Fender (a fully functional Stra-
bands lined up to have         Wherever one turned at the 2010 Electronic Entertain-      Microsoft made the biggest leap with Kinect, a mo-          tocaster with real strings and pickups) are paired with
their music performed by       ment Expo videogame convention in Los Angeles, there       tion-capture controller that can read 48 human joint        a new “Pro” mode with the intent of teaching users
the William McKinley
                               was a sense that music games are far from dead.            movements, allowing gamers to use their entire bod-         how to play.
High kids. But not every
                                  Buoyed by new motion-based controllers and a fresh      ies as controllers. Not surprisingly, it’s inspired a le-       Also making a splash this year was 3-D gaming, which,
act was interested—
Bryan Adams and                approach toward exploring the genre’s potential to teach   gion of new dance-based videogames, including               while not as immediate an opportunity for music games
Coldplay are two talents       users how to play actual instruments,                      “Dance Central,” “DanceMasters” and the Jackson             as the motion-based platforms, still opens more doors
that said no. But “Glee”       game makers used E3 to unveil a host                       game. Sony meanwhile introduced Move, which uses            to the genre. Nintendo’s 3DS portable device is a glasses-
writer/producer Ryan           of new music titles. Activision an-                        a pair of handheld Wii-like controllers and supports        free offering, and among the games that will be avail-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   TOP: HANS DERYK/REUTERS; BOTTOM: MICHAEL BUCKNER/GETTY IMAGES
Murphy told the                nounced “Guitar Hero: Warriors of                          “SingStar Dance” and the Jackson title.                     able at launch is “DJ Hero 2.” Sony’s 3-D upgrade is a
Hollywood Reporter that        Rock” and “DJ Hero 2.” From MTV                               “This additional functionality is designed to make       sign of the longer-term opportunity, but requires gamers
not only has Coldplay          Games and Harmonix came “Rock Band                         the world of games more accessible to the nongamer,         to buy 3-D TVs. A third of the respondents in a Con-
changed its mind, the          3” and new franchise “Dance Central.” Kon-                 and for us that’s a huge opportunity,” MTV Games            sumer Electronics Assn. survey who cited interest in 3-
band’s entire catalog has
                               ami and its developer partners unveiled “De-                                                                           D gaming are casual gamers.
been made available to
                               fJam Rapstar,” “Glee: Karaoke Revolution,”                                                                                 Music soundtracks traditionally have been used
the show.
                               “DanceMasters” and a new “Dance Dance Rev-                                                                             to create a more immersive experience to draw play-
Compiled by Chris M.           olution.” Sony Computer Entertainment offered                                                                          ers into the game’s environment. But with advances
Walsh. Reporting by            “SingStar Dance,” while Ubisoft introduced “Just                                                                       in motion-capture and 3-D, technologies are now
Matthew Belloni, Kaitlin       Dance 2” and a currently untitled dance and music                                                                             being applied to create a more immersive expe-
Knoll, Howell Llewellyn,       game based on Michael Jackson’s catalog.                                                                                        rience to draw the gamer into the environ-
Ray Waddell and Reuters.          And those are just the big players. Smaller publish-                                                                           ment of the music.                         ••••
                               ers entering the space include Conspiracy Games’
       For 24/7 news and       “Rock of the Dead,” developed in conjunction with                                                                                     Two can play: WILL.I.AM and USHER
       analysis on your                                                                                                                                              perform during the E3 convention at
       mobile device, go to    Rob Zombie; Seven45 Studios’ “PowerGig: Rise of the                                                                                Activision’s preview party at the Staples
                               SixString”; and Zivix’s casual “JamParty” alongside                                                                                                  Center in Los Angeles.

                               6 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
         Ain’t braggin’ if
         you back it up:
         KID ROCK during
         his keynote
         interview with
         Billboard editorial
         director BILL
         WERDE; inset:
         Electronic Arts’                                                                                   traffic to the artist’s website.     tracks about scoring tackles or     can often lead to wide exposure
         STEVE SCHNUR.
                                                                                                               They also urged caution when      running a ball down a field         among “Sims” players. He noted
                                                                                                            considering offering free synch      when he really wants more uni-      that Brooklyn indie rockers Matt
                                                                                                            licenses on their music, saying      versal songs about triumph or       & Kim recorded a Simlish ver-
                                                                                                            that while they can be helpful,      overcoming obstacles. Young         sion of their track “Daylight,”
                                                                                                            artists should try to avoid them,    & Rubicam executive music           which wound up getting lots of
                                                                                                             or at least ensure they receive     producer Eric David Johnson         attention and being synched in
                                                                                                             credit in the ad for the song.      advised artists to stay true to     a Bacardi ad.
                                                                                                             “Just don’t give it out for free,   their own visions and not worry
                                                                                                             try to get something for it,”       about how something will fit in     THINK BEYOND THE
                                                                                                             Music Dealers co-founder/pres-      an ad. “Do your own thing,”         SYNCH
                                                                                                             ident Eric Sheinkop said.           Johnson said. “It’ll find its way   Some artists have been able to
                                                                                                                                                 out if it’s good.”                  create a steady stream of in-
                                                                                                            LIMIT WHAT YOU                                                           come by composing original
                                                                                                            SEND TO MUSIC                        TAKE CREATIVE RISKS                 music for brands. Kaplan
                                                                                                            SUPERVISORS                          Devo members Mark Mothers-          Thaler Group music producer
 BRANDING          BY CORTNEY HARDING and JASON LIPSHUTZ                                                     Artists should carefully filter     baugh and Gerald Casale and         Michael Freeman advised song-
                                                                                                             the tracks they want to submit      Bill Moulton, creative director     writers to anticipate a good deal

BRAND AND DELIVER                                                                                           and consider the specific types
                                                                                                            of brands they want to work
                                                                                                            with, according to Rachel Jones,
                                                                                                                                                 at New York ad agency Mother,
                                                                                                                                                 explained in a deadpan keynote
                                                                                                                                                 presentation how they part-
                                                                                                                                                                                     of back-and-forth before a client
                                                                                                                                                                                     is satisfied with the final prod-
                                                                                                                                                                                     uct. “Don’t be offended by re-
Takeaways From The Second Annual Billboard/Adweek                                                           manager of advertising and           nered to market Devo’s new          visions,” he said.
Music & Advertising Conference                                                                              publishing at Zync. Artists          album, “Something for Every-           Some think it’s only a mat-
                                                                                                            should also submit alternate         body.” The campaign created a       ter of time before songs specif-
Billboard’s second annual Music & Advertising conference drew a packed house June 15-16 at New              versions of tracks, including        multilayered collaboration that     ically created for ad campaigns
York’s Edison Ballroom, where top executives from the recording industry and the ad world dis-              instrumentals and shorter ver-       included everything from song       start crossing over. Grey Group
cussed branding and licensing opportunities. Also on hand to talk about their marketing part-               sions of songs, and use meta-        surveys to focus groups on          senior VP/director of music
nerships were stars like Kid Rock, Devo and Ryan Leslie. Some highlights from the conference:               data to tag tunes.                   color. The band also announced      Josh Rabinowitz predicted that
                                                                                                                                                 it would live-stream the new        within the next year, there will
ARTIST-BRAND DEALS                  as his own beer company,           panel about using song place-        DON’T WRITE ABOUT                    album to a room full of cats,       be a No. 1 song on the Billboard
SHOULD FEEL NATURAL                 American Badass Beer, said he      ments in ads to drive music          MOPS, CARS OR SODA                   which attracted more media at-      Hot 100 that was written specif-
Keynote speaker Kid Rock’s suc-     only endorses “things that I re-   sales advised artists to be selec-   Unless clients ask for a track       tention than a traditional          ically for an ad campaign. ••••
cess in landing smart branding      ally believe in and that are re-   tive when offering fans free         about their products, steer clear    stream would have.
deals illustrates the importance    ally close to my heart.”           track downloads of their music.      of overt product placements in          Electronic Arts’ Schnur added    Registration is now open for
of matching the right artist with                                      Rather than simply posting a         songs. Steve Schnur, worldwide       that many of the artists he has     Billboard and Adweek’s next
the right brand. The chart-top-     BE STRATEGIC WITH                  free song on iTunes, they            executive of music and market-       worked with at EA will record       Music & Advertising Conference,
ping hell-raiser, who has a part-   FREE MUSIC                         should consider partnering           ing at Electronic Arts, said that    songs in Simlish, the language      set for Sept. 15-16 in Chicago, at
nership with Jim Beam as well       Executives participating on a      with a brand that can help drive     many musicians send him              of the “Sims” game series, which

Spoof Or                                                                                                                                         attention or to avoid the drudgery in working up something
                                                                                                                                                 fresh, the claim to fairness in borrowing from another’s work

                                                                                                                                                 diminishes accordingly (if it does not vanish).”
                                                                                                                                                    Put simply: A parody comments on the work itself; a satire uses
                                                                                                                                                 the work to comment on something else.
                                                                                                                                                    And so, just two days after DeVore finished in third place in
Video Makers Ignore Distinction Between                                                                                                          his primary race, a federal judge granted summary judgment
Parody And Satire At Their Own Peril                                                                                                             for Henley on his copyright claims, leaving the jury to deter-
                                                                                                                                                         mine whether DeVore’s infringement was willful and
In this election year, more and more candidates, political activists                                                                                        how much he will pay in damages.
and amateur pundits are making their arguments through                                                                                                           The lesson from the DeVore case—that calling
music—music composed by someone else.                                                                                                                          something a parody doesn’t make it so—was appar-
   These people claim their unauthorized use of copyrighted                                                                                                    ently lost on the producers of a popular YouTube
music is protected by fair use and the First Amendment. But                                                                                                    video known as “We Con the World.” Based on

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TOP (2): MICHAEL SETO; HENLEY: LESTER COHEN/WIREIMAGE.COM; DEVORE: TIM SLOAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
they’re quickly learning that popular views of what constitutes        The heart of the matter: DON HENLEY and CHUCK                                          the 1985 charity single “We Are the World” writ-
a permissible parody of a song is one thing—and what the courts        DeVORE (inset)                                                                        ten by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, “Con”
consider a protected fair use is quite another.                        ment. DeVore defended the videos on the grounds of                                  mocks the mission of the ill-fated flotilla that was
   The most prominent politician to learn that lesson this year is     fair use, claiming that his songs parodied Henley, who has                     confronted by the Israeli Navy as it sailed toward Gaza:
Chuck DeVore. A conservative Republican member of the Cal-             long been associated with liberal causes and who had donated              “We’ll make the world/Abandon reason/We’ll make them all
ifornia State Assembly, DeVore ran in this month’s GOP Senate          $9,000 to Boxer’s previous campaigns.                                     believe that the Hamas/Is Momma Teresa.”
primary in California for the chance to take on Democratic in-            But DeVore’s proclamations of parody ran headfirst into the               After YouTube pulled the “Con” video following a claim by
cumbent Barbara Boxer in November.                                                    actual fair use doctrine, as laid down by the U.S.         publisher Warner/Chappell Music, the pro-Israel and conser-
   Eager to attract attention to his underfunded
campaign, DeVore and his staff created what they
                                                         Legal                        Supreme Court. In its famous 1994 decision in
                                                                                      Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, the court held that
                                                                                                                                                 vative blogosphere erupted in outrage, insisting it was a parody
                                                                                                                                                 and a noninfringing fair use. They even charged that YouTube
called two “parody” videos. They took instrumen-         Matters                      2 Live Crew’s version of Roy Orbison’s “Oh,                and Warner/Chappell were motivated by anti-Israel bias.
tal karaoke tracks of Don Henley’s hits “The Boys        BEN                          Pretty Woman” was a parody and could indeed be                Nonsense. “Con,” just like DeVore’s videos, is a satire,
of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance”            SHEFFNER                     a fair use. In so doing, the court was careful to dis-     which used “We Are the World” to make its point about the
and recorded new versions—“The Hope of No-                                            tinguish between a parody, which is likely to be           Gaza flotilla organizers. If producers of videos like these
vember” and “All She Wants to Do Is Tax”—with                                         fair use, from a “satire,” which is not.                   don’t learn the difference, they’re going to find themselves
lyrics that mocked Boxer and President Barack                                            “For the purposes of copyright law, the nub of          at the losing end of some very unpleasant lawsuits.            ••••
Obama. In DeVore’s version, the lyric, “They’re                                       the definitions, and the heart of any parodist’s
pickin’ up the prisoners and puttin’ ’em in a pen/                                    claim to quote from existing material, is the use          Ben Sheffner is a copyright attorney who has represented movie
And all she wants to do is dance, dance,” became “They’re pickin’      of a prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least        studios, TV networks and record labels. Sheffner works as an
up the taxpayers and puttin’ ’em in a jam/And all she wants to         in part, comments on that author’s works,” the court ruled.               attorney in the NBC Universal Television Group, which is 20%
do is tax, tax.”                                                          The high court thus determined that if those comments have             owned by Vivendi, the parent of Universal Music Group. He is
   Henley, along with songwriters Mike Campbell (“Summer”)             “no critical bearing on the substance or style of the original            the author of the Copyrights & Campaigns blog (copyrightsand
and Danny Kortchmar (“Dance”), sued for copyright infringe-            composition, which the alleged infringer merely uses to get     

8 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                       As Seen On TV
                       Razor & Tie Benefits From Direct-Response TV Marketing
                       As music space becomes scarce at physical re-          tracted by low advertising rates, which gener-
                       tail, Razor & Tie keeps seeing opportunities to        ally cost only about 20%-40% of what stations
                       sell CDs on TV.                                        typically charged for TV ad spots.
                          The label’s rock hits compilation, “The Edge,”         But following a wave of store closures and the
                       debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in the           contraction of music space at stores still carry-
                       April 3 issue with sales of 53,000 units, accord-      ing music, TV campaigns today are increasingly
                       ing to Nielsen SoundScan. Of that total, Razor         generating their sales direct from consumers.
                       & Tie says nearly 50,000 was for the three-disc           “In 2003, people seeing spots on television
                       version of the set advertised through an aggres-       would have gone to the stores,” Chenfeld says.
                       sive direct TV marketing campaign. (The set is         “But now people are not just assuming that if
                       also sold as a two-disc collection at retail.)         they see it on TV, then they can get it at retail.
                                                                                                The option of going to a store
                                                                                                is not as easy as it used to be.”
                                                                                                   The growing direct-response
                                                                                                sales “means I can get more
                                                                                                revenue to spend on more
                                                                                                media to create more impres-
                                                                                                sions at retail,” Chenfeld says.
                                                                                                “If a label spends $100,000 on
                                                                                                TV advertising for an album
                                                                                                and gets back $75,000 through
                                                                                                direct response sales, then its
                                                                                                ability to push sales at iTunes
                                                                                                and other retailers comes at a
                                                                                                cheaper price.”
                                                                                                   Razor & Tie created its own
                       Operators are standing by: TV ad for                                      in-house media-buying division
                       CD compilation ‘The Edge’; inset:                                          in 1997. Since then, other la-
                       Razor & Tie’s CLIFF CHENFELD
                                                                                                  bels began hiring the com-
                          According to SoundScan, sales for                                       pany to help run their TV
                       “The Edge” through June 6 totaled                                          advertising campaigns.
                       89,000, with 58,000 coming from non-                                        While it uses a fulfillment
                       traditional outlets—nearly all of which                                house with a telemarketing staff
                       came from direct TV sales, according to Razor                       that handles phone calls and takes                                               The Complete Directory of
                                                                                                                                                  Music Industry Contacts
                       & Tie co-founder/co-CEO Cliff Chenfeld.                orders, Razor & Tie is a top client that gets
                          Chenfeld says TV sales for its lucrative Kidz very competitive rates for those services, Chen-
                       Bop franchise are growing too. Through June feld says.
                       6, “Kidz Bop 17,” released Jan. 26, generated             Recently, Razor & Tie has handled direct re-
                                                                                                                                    AGENTS. ATTORNEYS. A&R EXECS. TOUR MANAGERS. RECORD STORES. RADIO STATIONS. CLUBS. AND MUCH MORE.
                       sales of 212,000 units, according to SoundScan. sponse campaigns for its distributor Sony Music
                       Of that amount, Chenfeld says TV sales have Entertainment, which used the strategy for Sade
                       totaled 14,000 units, up from 10,500 for “Kidz and Michael Jackson titles, Chenfeld says.
                       Bop 16” (total sales: 223,000) and 8,500 for “Kidz Even when it lists a toll-free number, most di-
                       Bop 15” (260,000).                                                    rect-response orders are now
                          Razor & Tie is the recording
                       industry’s leading advocate of
                                                                           Retail            placed through Razor & Tie’s web-
                                                                                             site,                         Plus Everything
                       using direct TV marketing to sell                   Track                While direct-response mar-                 The Working
                       single or double albums. Time-                                        keters are the beneficiaries of the
                       Life sells plenty of music through
                                                                        ED CHRISTMAN
                                                                                             CD’s lost stature at retail, Chen-
                                                                                                                                           Musician Needs
                       TV, but it mainly focuses on in-                                      feld wonders if some label execu-             To Know
                       formercials that sell multidisc                                       tives are also helping the format’s           About Promoting
                       collections of CDs, DVDs and
                       other merchandise.
                                                                                             declining fortunes.
                                                                                                “People are closing out the CD
                                                                                                                                           And Booking Gigs!
                          When Razor & Tie first em-                                         thing way too soon,” he says.
                       braced the strategy in 1990, most TV advertising “Some don’t want to be perceived as living in the
                       was aimed at generating sales directly from con- past. They feel they have to show that they are
                       sumers through a toll-free 800 number. In the living in the future so they will be received bet-
                       early ’90s, traditional music retailers wouldn’t ter by investors and media.”
                       support music sold directly to consumers because          But embracing digital sales doesn’t necessar-
                       they feared it would cannibalize their sales. But ily have to conflict with the goal of taking advan-
                       as music marketers proved that such commer- tage of every revenue stream, including the CD,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Music Industry
                       cials could, in fact, drive sales of related titles at he says.                                                                                                                                                                      Contacts
                       retailers, those merchants softened their stance.         “I don’t want to sound like I am the champion
                       As time went by, the implicit aim of direct re- of the horse and buggy when the trains are com-
                       sponse advertising was to drive sales at retail.       ing into town,” Chenfeld says. “But after seeing
                          Billboard estimates that from the mid-’90s how Susan Boyle, Justin Bieber and even Kidz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Order it Now!
                       through the middle of this decade, direct-response Bop sales are, the idea that the CD is almost over                                                               

                       TV campaigns typically accounted for only about sounds nuts to me. You can embrace the future
                       5%-15% of an advertised title’s sales, with the without having to say the CD is over.”                ••••       B i l l b o a r d D i r e c t o r i e s • 7 7 0 B r o a d w a y, N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 0 3 • 8 0 0 - 5 6 2 - 2 7 0 6 ( U . S . ) • 8 1 8 - 4 8 7 - 4 5 8 2
                       overwhelming majority generated through
                       stores. All of the major labels jumped on the di-              For 24/7 retail news and analysis, see
                       rect-response TV advertising bandwagon, at-

                                                                                  JUNE 26, 2010 | | 9
Collect Them All                                                                                                                                        BITS & BRIEFS
As Broader Biz Shifts To Tracks, Indie-Rock Album Sales Show Resilience
                                                                                                                                                        TEENS WATCH THE                                      (though donations are ac-
Some of 2010’s biggest indie            Meanwhile, Band of Horses’                                                                                      MOST MOBILE VIDEO                                    cepted). Now, through his
rock releases are proving that       “Infinite Arms” (Brown/Fat                                                                                         Mobile customers ages 12-                            Pretty Lights Music label,
free promotional downloads           Possum/Columbia), released                                                                                         17 watched an average of                             Smith is also releasing the
and digital track sales don’t nec-   May 18, sold 73,000 units in its                                                                                   seven hours and 13 minutes                           music of like-minded artists.
essarily cannibalize album sales.    first three weeks, according to                                                                                    of mobile video per month                            The imprint’s first release is
    According to Nielsen Sound-      SoundScan. Of those sales,                                                                                         during the first quarter, the                        Michal Menert’s “Dreaming
Scan, album sales during the         39% were digital albums, a                                                                                         most of any age group, ac-                           of a Bigger Life,” a 16-song
final week of May hit their low-     strong tally given the breadth                                                                                     cording to Nielsen’s Three                           album of sample-driven
est weekly level since 1994 (the     of its physical distribution. Co-                                                                                  Screen Report. Internet                              electronic music. The down-
earliest year for which weekly       lumbia was able to secure                                                                                          users ages 18-24 spent the                           load is available at Pretty-
industry-wide SoundScan sales        strong support from two CD                                                                                         most time watching video                   
data is available) and possibly      stalwarts, Starbucks and Ama-                                                                                      on the Internet—an aver-
since the early ’70s (Billboard      zon, as well as iTunes and eMu-                                                                                    age of five hours and 33                             BUYWIDGET
.biz, June 4). And only 22 al-       sic, says Steve Kennedy, VP                                                                                        minutes per month, the re-                           ENABLES WEBSITES
bums topped U.S. sales of 1 mil-     of digital and mobile sales at                                                                                     port says. Internet users in                         TO SELL MUSIC
lion units in 2009, down from        Columbia/Epic Label Group.                                                                                         both age groups lagged                               Fortynine Group has unveil-
88 in 2000, according to Sound-         Like many indie rock suc-                                                                                       behind those ages 35-49 in                           ed the BuyWidget, a free ap-
Scan, as single-track downloads,     cesses, the strong early sales                                                                                     total time spent per month                           plication that allows the
digital piracy and online video      for “High Violet” and “Infinite                                                                                    on the Web through a com-                            owner of any website or blog
have changed the definition of       Arms” are the result of steady                                                                                     puter. The older Web surf-                           to embed a music-down-
a blockbuster release.               artist development, years of                                                                                       ers spent 32 hours and 23                            load-selling widget. It’s com-
    While not generating block-      touring, support from impor-                                                                                       minutes per month at a                               patible with HTML and works
buster-level sales, some of the      tant online tastemakers and—                                                                                       computer.                                            on the WordPress, Typepad
year’s most anticipated indie-       perhaps surprisingly—free                                                                                                                                               and Blogger platforms. The
rock album releases have             MP3s and other digital content.                                                                                    PRETTY LIGHTS                                        widget displays album art
shown surpris-                                         The National                                                                                     STARTS LABEL                                         and streams 30-second clips
ing resilience in
the face of these
                      Digital                       released a free
                                                    download of the
                                                                         The album ‘Infinite Arms’ by BAND OF HORSES sold 73,000
                                                                         units in its first three weeks, of which 39% were digital albums.
                                                                                                                                                        Up-and-coming electronic
                                                                                                                                                        artist Pretty Lights (aka
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of each song on the playlist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             When a consumer purchas-
trends. For in-       Domain                        new album’s first    about unintended conse-              .ws and the Hype Machine ag-              Derek Vincent Smith) has a                           es a track or album down-
stance, the Na-        GLENN                        single, “Blood-      quences of abundant promo-           gregate the music posted at               new take on an old model:                            load from BuyWidget’s cat-
t i o n a l ’ s fifth                               buzz Ohio,” near-    tional material. Year to date,       music blogs and serve them                He gives away downloads of                           alog of 8 million tracks, the
album, “High                                        ly two months        only about 99,000 individual         one track at a time. At Facebook          his recordings at his website                        owner earns 7% of the song’s
Violet” (4AD),                                      prior to the al-     tracks have been purchased           and Twitter, friends tend to              to help sell concert tickets                         retail price.
debuted at No. 3                                    bum’s release.       from “High Violet,” according        share single songs, not albums.
on the Billboard                                    Fans could also      to SoundScan. That yields               Perhaps over time indie rock        HOT MASTER RINGTONES ™                                                   26
200 in the May                                      stream the entire    about a 1-to-1 ratio of album-       could become more of a single-
29 issue with sales of 51,000        album before street date at the     to-track sales—unusually low,        song-based genre. Artists like

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units, according to SoundScan.       New York Times and NPR              even with the free availability      Wavves and Neon Indian now                                       ORIGINAL ARTIST

During the first four weeks of
release, the album sold 97,000
                                     websites and could watch a
                                     concert by the band webcast
                                                                         of the album’s first single.
                                                                            Other high-profile indie rock
                                                                                                              release free tracks on Mountain
                                                                                                              Dew’s Green Label Sound site,
                                                                                                                                                       1        3       4
                                                                                                                                                                                         CALIFORNIA GURLS
                                                                                                                                                                                         KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG

                                                                                                                                                       2        2      10      USHER FEATURING WILL.I.AM
units—50% of them in digital         live on Vevo.                       releases such as the Hold            while label-blog hybrid RCRD
                                                                                                                                                       3        1       8      AIRPLANES
format, 44% on CD and 7% on             Similarly, Band of Horses        Steady’s “Heaven Is Whenever”        LBL releases tracks instead of                                   B.O.B FEATURING HAYLEY WILLIAMS

vinyl, according to SoundScan.       gave away a free MP3 download       (Vagrant), the Dead Weather’s        full albums.                             4        4       4      NOT AFRAID
    The high proportion of dig-      of the song “Laredo” prior to       “Sea of Cowards” (Third Man/            But Clarke believes Beggars           5        5       4      FIND YOUR LOVE
ital sales for “High Violet”         the release of “Infinite Arms,”     Warner Bros.) and the Black          and its fans will remain fo-                                     NEED YOU NOW
                                                                                                                                                       6        6      38
wasn’t the result of thin phys-      generating a similar level of on-   Keys’ “Brothers” (Nonesuch)          cused on the album. “Our A&R                                     LADY ANTEBELLUM
                                                                                                                                                                               UN-THINKABLE (I’M READY)
ical distribution. “It’s pretty      line buzz. “These guys are an       have each sold about twice as        doesn’t look to put out singles          7        7       9      ALICIA KEYS
much everywhere,” Beggars            album-based band,” Kennedy          many albums as individual            or albums that have just one             8        11     38      SMILE
                                                                                                                                                                               UNCLE KRACKER
Group USA national sales di-         says. “You don’t find as many       tracks since their respective re-    great song on them,” she says.                                   YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG
                                                                                                                                                       9        9      10
rector Rusty Clarke says, add-       album-based bands out there         leases in early to mid-May.          “We’re much more interested                                      KE$HA
                                                                                                                                                                               PRAY FOR YOU
ing that Target is carrying the      today in a ‘tracks’ world.”            Mainstream hits in other          in putting out stuff we believe         10        18      6      JARON AND THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE
band for the first time and is          Because indie rock fans          genres tend to lean more heav-       is consistently great.”                                                          With its 3-1 ascension, “California Gurls”
doing “pretty well” with the         flock to the album format, la-      ily toward single track sales.          That sentiment is echoed by                                             becomes the second No. 1 for both Katy Perry
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Snoop Dogg. Previously, they each hit the
new album.                           bels can be less concerned          B.o.B’s “The Adventures of           Anya Grundmann, executive                                                 top with their first charted ringtone: “I Kissed a
                                                                         Bobby Ray” (Atlantic) has sold       p r o d u c e r o f N P R Mu s i c .                                          Girl” and “I Wanna Love You,” respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                         “California Gurls” posts a 45% gain in its move
                                                                         about 19 times as many single        Through features like its Exclu-                                 1           to the top, the largest increase on the chart.
    38 SPECIAL                                                           tracks as albums since its re-       sive First Listen series and in-
                                                                                                                                                      11        17      3      BILLIONAIRE
                                                                                                                                                                               TRAVIE MCCOY FEATURING BRUNO MARS
    Here’s a new twist on earbuds:                                       lease in late April, while Train’s   timate artist profiles, NPR has
                                                                                                                                                      12        19      3      UNDO IT
    The teknines 9 mm earphones,                                         “Save Me San Francisco” (Co-         been instrumental in raising                                     CARRIE UNDERWOOD

    created by new audio acces-                                          lumbia), which came out in Oc-       the profile of many indie rock          13        13     19      HEY, SOUL SISTER
    sories company Munitio, are                                          tober, has sold 12 times as          artists in recent years. And in         14        14      9      LOSE MY MIND
                                                                                                                                                                               YOUNG JEEZY FEATURING PLIES
    shaped like bullet casings. The                                      many tracks as it has albums,        line with the buying patterns of
                                                                                                                                                      15        8      13      OVER
    18-karat-gold-plated, copper-alloy housings contain                  according to SoundScan.              indie rock fans, NPR’s coverage                                  DRAKE

    speaker drivers with earth neodymium magnets that the                   Not even the huge supply of       goes deeper than a single song.         16        10     17      RUDE BOY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BAND OF HORSES: PHILIP ANDELMAN

    company claims provide superior dynamic range. And de-               free tracks available at music          “We care about artists,”             17        12     15      MY CHICK BAD
                                                                                                                                                                               LUDACRIS FEATURING NICKI MINAJ
    spite their small size, Munitio says the teknines can pro-           blogs has turned indie rock fans     Grundmann says. “Not only the
                                                                                                                                                      18        20      5      THIS AFTERNOON
    duce accurate bass without distortion.                               into predominantly single-track      message of their words but                                       NICKELBACK
                                                                                                                                                                               NOTHIN’ ON YOU
       The teknines won’t come cheaply. The first run will be            buyers. Free MP3 downloads           what they’re trying to do with          19        15     15      B.O.B FEATURING BRUNO MARS
    limited to 500 numbered pairs and retail for $250 apiece             and videos dominate indie-           their art.”                   ••••      20        26      3      I’M SINGLE
                                                                                                                                                                               LIL WAYNE
    beginning in late June. Keep an eye out for a titanium               rock-leaning blogs ranging
                                                                                                                       For 24/7 digital news         Based on master ringtones sales data reported by Nielsen
    version of the teknines in August.                   —GP             from Stereogum to Gorilla vs.                 and analysis, see             RingScan, a service of Nielsen MobileScan. Chart endorsed by
                                                                                                                                                     CTIA - The Wireless Association and Mobile Entertainment Forum
                                                                         Bear, while such sites as Elbo      

10 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                                                                          GLOBAL       BY CHARLES FERRO and TOM FERGUSON

COPENHAGEN—Labels and digital services in Denmark say
performing rights society KODA’s stance on digital royalty rates         KODA                                                            decision is expected in the fall.
                                                                                                                                            TDC’s consumer services division, TDC Privat, bundles Play

could threaten the development of the country’s digital market.                                                                          with broadband and mobile subscriptions. To date, it says 200
   KODA is embroiled in a rate dispute with leading Danish tele-                                                                         million tracks have been downloaded from a 6 million-song
com TDC over its unlimited music download service TDC Play.                                                                              catalog, which includes repertoire from all four majors. Since
The company has referred the case to Denmark’s Copyright Li-                                                                             they contain digital rights management restrictions, the down-
cense Tribunal, after negotiations failed to produce a new deal        Danish Collecting Society Clashes With loaded tracks become unplayable when a subscription expires.
(, April 28).                                                 Labels, Digital Services Over Rates                              According to TDC Privat CEO Jesper Theill Eriksen, “Nearly
   KODA’s rates have already deterred Swedish streaming serv-                                                                            all parties—and consumers—are pleased with the results” to date.
ice Spotify from offering its service in Denmark, where a Spotify     writers, composers and publishers, aren’t allowed to strike sepa- He insists that even if the tribunal decision goes against TDC,
spokesman says the costs involved “do not allow our model to          rate deals regarding use of their copyrights.                      the company has “a long-term strategy” for Play.
launch and operate.”                                                     TDC paid KODA 46 million kroner ($7.5 million) in lump sums        TDC Group says it had 1.5 million broadband customers in
   According to Steve Purdham, CEO of U.K.-based stream-              between Play’s April 1, 2008, launch and March 31, when the con- 2009, up 15% from 2008. A basic broadband package (every sub-
ing service We7, Spotify’s reluctance to enter the Danish mar-        tract expired, Gormsen says. While not revealing exact figures, scription includes access to Play) costs around 199 kroner ($32.78)
ket underlines how the “inconsistencies and unrealistic               Gormsen insists KODA offered to accept “a significantly lower” monthly. According to IFPI figures, subscriptions accounted for
demands of many collection societies and publishers across            deal than the 2008-2010 total, but claims TDC’s latest offer was 34% of Denmark’s 139.6 million kroner ($22.7 million) digital
Europe [present] a real risk to legal digital services.” We7 op-      “more than 50% less than for the first two years.” The tribunal market in 2009.
erates only in the United Kingdom, but Purdham says it’s look-                                                                              TDC has the support of local labels, after IFPI Denmark filed
ing into other markets.                                                                                                                  an intervention document with the tribunal April 7. According to
   KODA charges a minimum 0.82 kroner (13 cents) per down-                                                                               the labels group’s chairman Henrik Daldorph, KODA’s tariffs
load, compared with around 4 pence (6 cents) that the United                                                                             could damage “one of the most important music services on the
Kingdom's PRS for Music charges; its minimum per-stream                                                                                  Danish market,” while also discouraging new services.
charge is 0.10 kroner (1.6 cents), compared with PRS’ 0.085 pence                                                                           Daldorph says IFPI’s member companies recently renewed
(0.12 cents).                                                                                                                            their two-year TDC deals at a 25% lower rate, while TDC in turn
   KODA deputy managing director Martin Gormsen says the                                                                                 lowered the number of registered Play users required to trigger
presence of 24 digital music services in Denmark proves its rates                                                                        additional revenue. Neither side would give exact figures, but
aren’t a barrier for new online services.                                                                                                    Denmark’s Musician’s Union recently published estimates
   Although the KODA board includes top officials of the                                                                                       suggesting labels received a total of 100 million kroner ($16.3
Danish Music Publishers’ Assn., even some music pub-                                                                                            million) during the initial two-year period.
lishers privately oppose the society’s stance, according                                                               How high is too high?       In the meantime, music services across Europe still face
                                                                                                                          (from left) KODA’s
to a London-based senior executive at a major music                                                               MARTIN GORMSEN, TDC’s
                                                                                                                                                 inconsistency over the rates charged for music.
publishing company. But under KODA’s bylaws, the                                                                    JESPER THEILL ERIKSEN          “Knowing who and what to pay,” Purdham says, “is
society’s members, which include 34,500 Danish song-                                                                     and IFPI Denmark’s      a nightmare.”                                             ••••
                                                                                                                         HENRIK DALDORPH


The Great Protector
                                                                                                         fessional touring network in       U2, Tom Petty & the Heart-         improved the artists’ deals,
                                                                                                         North America, forming rela-       breakers, Led Zeppelin, the        but they improved the work-
                                                                                                         tionships and fostering the        J. Geils Band, Grand Funk          ing conditions for young
                                                                                                         careers of creative, risk-tak-     Railroad, Van Halen and oth-       bands and helped steer the
Booking Agent Barbara Skydel Helped Shape The Concert Biz                                                ing promoters like Bill Gra-       ers joined what became the         business to the best promot-
During the course of her trail-    and quickly became the             ceiving her trial by fire on a     ham in San Francisco, Larry        most impressive roster in          ers and the best venues.”
blazing career, booking agent      backbone of Frank Barsa-           West Coast run by Led Zep-         Magid in Philadelphia and          the genre.                            The touring industry chang-
Barbara Skydel worked with         lona’s Premier Talent.”            pelin. “That was quite a thing     Don Law in Boston. “Instead           By the mid-’80s, Skydel         ed in the ’90s as the world’s
some of the biggest touring           U2 manager Paul McGuin-         for a young kid,” she recalled     of going to the older promot-      was a partner and Premier          biggest acts began cutting na-
acts, including Tom Petty &        ness says Skydel booked all        in a 2007 Billboard interview.     ers who were promoting             was a juggernaut with lever-       tional touring deals, McGuin-
the Heartbreakers, Bruce           of U2’s North American             “I don’t even think I told my      Frank Sinatra or Vic Damone,       age and influence in the in-       ness says. “After that we didn’t
Springsteen, U2, the Who and       shows from 1979 to 1992.           father where I was going or        for example, what Frank did        dustry. “She was the second-       have an agent and dealt di-
Led Zeppelin.                      “She taught me the concert         what I was doing, because he       was develop new, young             most-powerful music agent          rectly with [promoter] Arthur
   Skydel, who died June 10 in     business,” he says. “From the      never really understood what       guys,” Skydel told Billboard.      in the world [after Barsalona]     Fogel, which was very tough
New York from ovarian cancer       Mudd Club to Yankee Sta-           the hell I did.”                      Most of the biggest names       for well over a decade,”           on Barbara, Frank and [former
(her family declined to dis-       dium, from the Country Club           Premier Talent played a         in ’70s and ’80s rock gravi-       Artists Group International        U2 agent] Ian [Flooks].”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   GORMSEN: LILLIE FARVER; DALDORPH: ELONA SJØGREN; THEILL ERIKSEN: SIMON KNUDSEN
close her age), was a pioneer      in Reseda [Calif.] to the L.A.     key role in developing a pro-      tated to Premier. Springsteen,     president Dennis Arfa says.           When Premier was acquired
on two fronts. Not only did she    Olympic Coliseum, she and I                                                                                 When Barsalona was nam-         by the William Morris Agency
play a role in shaping the con-    plotted every U2 show.”                                                                                  ed Legend of Live at the 2007      in 2002, Barsalona largely re-
temporary concert business            ICM contemporary music                                                                                Billboard Touring Awards,          tired from the business. Sky-
alongside Premier Talent pres-     head Marsha Vlasic says Sky-                                                                             Skydel credited him with giv-      del was named senior VP
ident Frank Barsalona, she         del, the late Premier VP Jane                                                                            ing her a shot when women in       within the WMA music division
also was the first woman to        Geraghty and herself were                                                                                the business of rock’n’roll        in New York and remained with
rise to the executive ranks at a   among the few female agents                                                                              were scarce. “He was so a-         the firm through its merger
major booking agency when          in the ’70s. “Barbara was a                                                                              head of his time as far as rec-    with Endeavor in 2009.
she became VP at Premier in        passionate and determined                                                                                ognizing a woman,” she said.          Skydel was fiercely protec-
1977 and partner in 1985.          agent for her clients, to whom                                                                           “I listened in on every phone      tive of her artist clients and
   “Barbara Skydel was ab-         she dedicated her life and                                                                               call; I was in every single        was referred to as “the great
solutely an industry leader,”      who in return were so loyal to                                                                           meeting with him. His in-          protector” by Landau. “Under-
says Jon Landau, longtime          her,” Vlasic says. “Barbara will                                                      forceful and       tegrity was probably one of        neath her tough, competitive
manager of Springsteen, an         be, and already is, an inspira-                                                         dynamic’:        the most important lessons         and sometimes sarcastic self—
early Premier client. “Start-      tion for all young women who                                                              SKYDEL         for any young kid to absorb.”      did she ever have a mouth on
ing in the late ’60s, when         share her passion.”                                                                     circa 1971.         Barsalona and Skydel were       her—Barbara was a warm and
there were hardly any woman           Skydel joined Premier in                                                                              “the great agent team of the       lovable person,” he says. “But
agents, she created a smart,       1968 as Barsalona’s assistant.                                                                           ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s,”        watch out if you ever crossed
forceful and dynamic style         By 1969, she was an agent, re-                                                                           Landau says. “They not only        one of her artists.”         ••••

12 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                                        BOXSCORE Concert Grosses
                                                                                                                                                             GROSS/                     ARTIST(S)                          Attendance
                                                                                                                                                             TICKET PRICE(S)            Venue, Date                        Capacity           Promoter
                                                                                                                                                             $4,708,080                 ROD STEWART
                                                                                                                                                        1    (£3,246,952)
                                                                                                                                                                                        O2 Arena, London, May 29,          44,171

                                           Manchester United
                                                                                                                                                             $113.63/$97.66             June 1, 3                          three sellouts     AEG Live U.K.

                                                                                                                                                             $3,726,157                 TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, KELLIE PICKLER, GLORIANA
                                                                                                                                                        2    $74.75/$59.75/
                                                                                                                                                                                        Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass., 56,868              Kraft Entertainment, The Messina Group/AEG
                                                                                                                                                             $34.75                     June 5                            sellout             Live
                                                                                                                                                             $2,797,350                 ROCK ON THE RANGE: GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE & OTHERS
                                                                                                                                                        3    $119.50/$99.50/            Columbus Crew Stadium,             61,172             AEG Live, Right Arm Entertainment, Crew
                                           Bonnaroo Looks Ahead                                  value” and sees room for growth at that lofty               $59.75/$49.75              Columbus, Ohio, May 22-23          65,000 two shows   Stadium
                                           With More Capital                                     price point. The Bonnaroo team is looking for          4    ($2,647,129 Canadian)
                                                                                                                                                                                        TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLIE PICKLER, GLORIANA
                                                                                                                                                                                        Air Canada Centre, Toronto,        30,458
                                           Improvements, Premium                                 ways to turn the Total Access area into a “mini-            $84.45/$33.02              May 21-22                          two sellouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Messina Group/AEG Live

                                           Packages                                              resort,” with long-term plans possibly includ-              $1,824,743                 TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLIE PICKLER, GLORIANA
                                                                                                                                                        5    $69.50/$59.50/
                                                                                                 ing the construction of permanent cabins in                 $25
                                                                                                                                                                                        Verizon Center, Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                                        D.C., June 1-2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           two sellouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Messina Group/AEG Live
                                           With another successful event in the books, the area, “but right now the buses are a great                        $1,691,915                 BON JOVI, FUEL
                                           the producers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts solution for us as we continue to develop that                    6    $1,254.25/$355/            Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey,      24,956
                                                                                                                                                             $95/$29.50                 Pa., May 19                                           Live Nation, Concerts West/AEG Live
                                           Festival in Manchester, Tenn., continue to work area,” he says.
                                                                                                                                                             $1,544,625                 ROCKFEST: GODSMACK, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH
                                           at improving the experience for fans, broad-             The Total Access area, along with the instal-       7                               Liberty Memorial Park, Kansas
                                                                                                                                                             $45/$35/$25                                                   55,000             AEG Live, Entercom
                                           ening the Bonnaroo brand pro-                                          lation of electrical power and the                                    City, Mo., May 15                  sellout

                                           file and creating new revenue
                                           streams in a challenging live                  On The                  main stage, are examples of how
                                                                                                                  Bonnaroo is able to invest in
                                                                                                                                                                                        TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLIE PICKLER, GLORIANA
                                                                                                                                                                                        Toyota Center, Houston, May 25-26 23,493              The Messina Group/AEG Live

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          two sellouts
                                           event environment.                                                     more permanent infrastructure              $1,118,670                 TIËSTO, AVICII
                                              Beyond making the main stage                                        since the producers purchased         9    (6,744,065 kroner)         Parken Stadion, Copenhagen,        13,417
                                                                                                      RAY                                                    $214.81/$73.81             May 29                             20,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Musikforeningen TP
                                           a permanent structure for the first                 WADDELL            the land on which the festival
                                                                                                                                                             $994,664                   AC/DC, SHAMAN’S HARVEST
                                           time this year, much of Bonnaroo                                       takes place for about $8.7 mil-       10   $89.50/$45                 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo.,   12,104
                                                                                                                                                                                        April 11                                              AEG Live
                                           2010’s efforts were aimed at of-                                       lion in 2007. Mayers says the loan
                                                                                                                                                             $983,573                   JOHN MAYER, ORIANTHI
                                           fering a premium experience—                                           taken out for the purchase will       11   ($1,064,876 Australian)    Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne,        11,611             Chugg Entertainment
                                           at a price—for fans who wanted                                         be paid off by 2012.                       $94.97/$69.78              Australia, May 3                   12,081

                                           an immersive event but didn’t                                             Capital improvements, bal-              $941,424                   PEARL JAM, BAND OF HORSES
                                                                                                                                                        12   $69/$66
                                           necessarily want to rough it.                         anced against cash flow and budgets, are geared                                        XL Center, Hartford, Conn., May 15 14,432             Live Nation
                                              This year’s Tent City program offered a “sa- to provide revenue, reduce expenses and im-                       $934,979                   ROBERTO CARLOS
                                           fari style” tent set up by the Bonnaroo team, prove the experience for fans and artists. A per-              13   (2,705,295 nuevos soles)   Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru, 11,796
                                                                                                                                                             $145.16/$27.99             May 4                                                 T4F-Time For Fun
                                           with cots and bedding, and sold out 100 tents, manent stage, for example, greatly reduces the
                                                                                                                                                             $915,977                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                           which went for $750 each plus the cost of tick- festival’s annual stagehand bill and allows the              14   ($966,365 Canadian)        Pengrowth Saddledome,              12,491
                                                                                                                                                             $84.83/$46.92              Calgary, Alberta, May 31                              Live Nation
                                           ets. (Each tent had two cots.)                        Bonnaroo site to host other events.                                                                                       sellout

                                              An even cooler experience, in more ways               “The show’s always going to have a lot of                $910,300                   MAXWELL, JILL SCOTT, GUY TORRY
                                                                                                                                                        15   $175/$20                                                      10,875
                                           than one, was the Total Access program, in costs to stand behind,” Mayers says. “But                                                         United Center, Chicago, May 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Live Nation

                                           which fans got picked up at the airport, stayed we’re going to be able to control those ex-                       $885,125                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                           on-site in a luxury slide-out tour bus with Wi- penses by making these investments and also                       $68/$38                    Qwest Center, Omaha, Neb.,
                                                                                                                                                                                        May 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Live Nation, in-house
                                           Fi and satellite TV, and got three catered meals by doing other events on the property so we                      $873,206                   TAYLOR SWIFT, KELLIE PICKLER, GLORIANA
                                                                                                             can pro-rate those expenses over           17   ($913,470 Canadian)        Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, May      13,376
                                                                                                                                                             $66.44/$33.46              20                                                    The Messina Group/AEG Live
                                                                              Camp rock: Aerial shot         multiple events.”
                                                                                   of Bonnaroo 2010;                                                         $871,641                   CONAN O’BRIEN, REGGIE WATTS
                                                                                                                Mayers believes the Bonnaroo site       18   $79.50/$59.50/
                                                                                inset: tent city on the                                                      $39.50
                                                                                                                                                                                        Radio City Music Hall, New York, 11,876               Metropolitan Talent Presents, MSG
                                                                                     festival grounds.       could host artist-curated events and                                       June 1-2                         two sellouts         Entertainment

                                                                                                             even nonmusical events like motor-              $861,188                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                                                                                                                                        19   $75/$46.50                 Bradley Center, Milwaukee,         13,900
                                                                                                             cycle or RV rallies. But while there’s                                     May 21                             15,025
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Live Nation

                                                                                                             been talk of the site hosting other             $836,793                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                                                                                             events since 2007, Superfly and fel-       20   ($878,390 Canadian)        Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon,    13,221
                                                                                                                                                             $80.97/$37.63              Saskatchewan, May 29                                  Live Nation
                                                                                                             low co-producer AC Entertainment,               $825,634                   ERIC CLAPTON & STEVE WINWOOD
                                                                                                             headed by president Ashley Capps,          21

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                                                                                                                                                             (£572,570)                 LG Arena, Birmingham, England, 9,047
                                                                                                                                                             $108.15/$54.07             May 18                                                3A Entertainment
                                                                                                             still have yet to announce anything.
                                                                                                                Why the delay? “Some of it is be-            $792,620                   EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY: KORN, PAPA ROACH, SEVENDUST & OTHERS
                                                                                                                                                        22   $125/$30                   Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium,       16,746             Clear Channel Broadcasting
                                                                                                             cause we’ve been very focused on                                           Orlando, Fla., May 1               20,000

                                                                                                             making sure Bonnaroo is success-                $768,279                   WINTER SOUND SYSTEM
                                                                                                                                                        23   ($903,995 Australian)      Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne,        10,749
                                                                                                             ful and on strong footing, and                  $84.21/$68.76              Australia, June 13                 13,575
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Future Entertainment

                                                                                                              while doing that putting in the                                           PEARL JAM, BAND OF HORSES
                                                                                                                                                        24   $764,786
                                           per day and a golf cart with a ded-                                  capital improvements that will               $69/$29                    Verizon Wireless Music Center,     24,212             Live Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                        Noblesville, Ind., May 7           sellout
                                           icated driver. The buses were                                         allow us to grow,” Mayers says.
                                                                                                                                                             $724,005                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                           parked in a shaded area some 15                                        “We’re only nine years in, and        25   $85/$35                    InTrust Bank Arena, Wichita,       11,421
                                                                                                                                                                                        Kan., May 14                                          Live Nation, in-house
                                           degrees cooler than most living                                       we’re really proud of where we                                                                            15,721

                                           quarters at Bonnaroo and included                                    are. We’re going to do it when               $717,175                   PEARL JAM, BAND OF HORSES
                                                                                                                                                        26   $73/$33                    Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.,     13,706
                                           premium viewing of the main-stage                                  it’s right for us.”                                                       May 13                             23,385
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Live Nation

                                           concerts. Bonnaroo doubled the num-                               Mayers describes the live Bonnaroo              $715,668                   PEARL JAM, BAND OF HORSES
                                           ber of Total Access packages it offered this year event as a “filter to discover music or comedy                  $69                        Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, 10,706
                                                                                                                                                                                        May 9                           10,926
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Live Nation, in-house
                                           to 20, leasing the buses from Pioneer Coach or film,” and that concept is being extended to

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                                                                                                                                                             $693,677                   NICKELBACK, BREAKING BENJAMIN, SHINEDOWN, SICK PUPPIES
                                           in Nashville.                                This year, the site provided             28   $63.50/$43.50                                                 12,733
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fargodome, Fargo, N.D., May 27                        Live Nation, in-house
                                              Even at $18,500 for a party of eight, the pro- YouTube with live webcasts of festival perform-
                                                                                                                                                             $691,602                   RUSSELL PETERS
                                           gram sold out, which “way exceeded our expec- ances through a sponsorship with Ford Motor.                   29   ($769,386 Australian)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne,        10,626             Adrian Bohm Presents
                                           tations,” says Jonathan Mayers, president of             The idea is to make a 365-day                                          Australia, May 14                  11,127

                                           Bonnaroo co-producer Superfly Presents and music destination and have it serve as a “mar-                         $673,063                   GAD ELMALEH
                                                                                                                                                        30   ($718,401 Canadian)
                                           one of the founders of the festival, which just keting solution” for bands and brands, as well                    $134.91/$65.11             Bell Centre, Montreal, May 27-28 9,198 two shows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Evenko, Productions J

                                           completed its ninth run.                              as the event itself. Attendance this year totaled                                      SUGARLAND, JAKE OWEN, DANNY GOKEY
                                                                                                                                                        31   $653,303
                                              “We’re definitely always looking at how we more than 75,000, the highest tally since 2007,                     $57/$32.25                 Susquehanna Bank Center,           20,944             Live Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                        Camden, N.J., May 15               20,960
                                           can increase per head spending across the when Tool , Widespread Panic and the re-
                                                                                                                                                             $624,453                   GLEE
                                           board, and organically it’s been by providing united Police topped the bill.                                 32   $79.50/$39.50              Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont,        8,895              Live Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ill., May 25-26                    two sellouts
                                           new services to offer,” Mayers says. “Everyone           “You always try to grow your business and cre-
                                                                                                                                                             $608,454                   MAXWELL, JILL SCOTT, GUY TORRY
                                           can do Bonnaroo in a different way. Some peo- ate new revenue,” Mayers says, “and hopefully                  33   $201.50/$101.50/           Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn     8,386              Live Nation, Palace Sports & Entertainment
                                           ple want to do it in a tent, some people want to provide new services at the same time.”              ••••        $61.50/$41.50              Hills, Mich., May 22               10,617

                                           do it in a tour bus, and we’re going to provide                                                                   $603,892                   CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
                                                                                                         For 24/7 touring news                          34                                                                 4,542
                                           different options.”                                           and analysis, see
                                                                                                                                                             $173/$69                   Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                        Barbara, Calif., May 18            sellout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nederlander Concerts

                                              Mayers says Total Access is “a pretty good       
                                                                                                                                                             $600,970                   EROS RAMAZZOTTI
                                                                                                                                                        35   (2,586,035 bolivares)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Universidad Simón Bolivar,         2,707
                                                                                                                                                             $406.68/$73.20                                                                   Evenpro/Water Brother
                                                                                                                                                                                        Caracas, Venezuela, May 16         3,700
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UPFRONT                                              LATIN

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Warner Brings Three Singer/Songwriters
Together For An Album And Tour
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Earlier this year, Warner Music    lamizar, Burke and Ubago will           spite a Latin Grammy Award                                                                                  MUSIC PLAN
Nashville tried out a new pack-    continue to have separate               nomination. Villamizar’s self-                                                                              Argentine wireless operator
aging concept that it called a     recording and management                titled debut has sold 1,000                                                                                 Personal has begun offering an
“Six Pak”—a six-track mini         as solo artists and will presum-        copies since its 2008 release,                                                                              unlimited one-year music plan
album by country star Blake        ably resume solo recording              according to SoundScan, al-                                                                                 on its Android-enabled Mo-
Shelton that re-                                    in the future.         though his former group,                                                                                    torola Quench phones. Accord-
tailed for $6.
   Now, sibling
                     Latin                          Warner’s Mexi-
                                                    can booking
                                                                           Bacilos , sold much more.
                                                                           Warner should be able to gen-
                                                                                                                                                                                       ing to Personal’s website, the
                                                                                                                                                                                       phone is offered at 849 pesos
imprint Warner       Notas                          and manage-            erate greater sales and tour-                                                                               ($217) with a one-year 99-peso
Music Latin is         LEILA                        ment company,          ing revenue from the album                                                                                  ($25) service plan. The plan in-
attempting a           COBO                         Get-In, is slated      and the trio’s joint region-                                                                                cludes unlimited downloads
novel concept of                                    to begin book-         wide tour than it would if each                                                                             from the Personal Musica store,
its own: assem-                                     ing the tour in        performer went out on his or                                                                                which offers content from the
bling three of its                                  the fall.              her own.                                                                                                    four majors and some indies.
artists to record                                      “It’s a very            The triple-threat concept,
an album of new                                     original idea          however, wasn’t conceived by                                                                                SHAKIRA T-SHIRTS TO
material and signing them all      within the Latin marketplace,”          the label in a brainstorming                                                                                AID SOUTH AFRICAN
to a multirights deal as a trio.   says G a b r i e l a M a r t i n ez ,   session—the artists them-                                                                                   SCHOOLS
   Titled “Alex, Jorge y Lena,”    Warner VP of marketing for              selves came up with the idea.                                                                               Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation
the album will feature singer/     Latin America. “Here you have               “Lena and I had been writ-                                                                              has linked up with Spanish
songwriters Alex Ubago ,           a more interesting angle to ex-         ing and some interesting stuff                                                                              clothing retailer Mango and
J o rg e Vi l l a m i z a r and    ploit, both in the creative and         came out,” says Villamizar, a                                                                               UNICEF to sell a T-shirt line
Lena Burke performing to-          marketing process.”                     well-regarded songwriter who          In harmony (from left):                                               benefiting educational causes
gether as a trio, with each           Although all three artists           co-wrote Luis Enrique’s 2009          ALEX UBAGO, JORGE                                                     in South Africa. The “Waka
                                                                                                                 VILLAMIZAR and LENA
of them composing four of          enjoy wide critical acclaim,            hit “Yo No Se Mañana” with            BURKE                                                                 Waka” and “This Time for
the album’s 12 songs.              their individual sales and              Jorge Luis Piloto.                                                                                          Africa”-emblazoned shirts, in-
   The set is slated for release   touring careers—with the ex-                Villamizar and Burke toyed                                                                              spired by the title of Shakira’s
Aug. 24 in Spain, Latin Amer-      ception of Ubago, who’s a               with the notion of recording        of us brought a couple of           duces a unique sound of its         FIFA World Cup song, will ben-
ica and the United States, with    major star in Spain—have                an album of duets, but decided      songs,” Ubago says. “Then, we       own, while retaining each per-      efit such institutions as the
a first single going to radio at   been modest.                            that was overdone. Instead,         all sat down to write together.”    former’s individuality.             South Africa East Observatory
the end of June.                      In the United States,                they asked a third artist to join      The group took a couple of          “It will be a great experi-      School, which serves children
   Warner has also signed the      Burke’s only solo album,                them—labelmate Ubago, who           songs to Warner, and the label      ment,” Martinez says.     ••••      orphaned by war and AIDS.
trio to a 360 deal that includes   “Lena,” has sold 6,000 copies           was friends with Villamizar.        greenlighted the project. Per-                                          The shirts, which are available
                                                                                                                                                           For 24/7 Latin news
touring, merchandising and         since its 2005 release, accord-             “We got together in Miami       haps the trio’s greatest artistic           and analysis, see           in two designs each for men
sponsorships, even though Vil-     ing to Nielsen SoundScan, de-           at the end of last year, and each   accomplishment is that it pro-            and women, will be sold in all
                                                                                                                                                                                       1,431 Mango stores worldwide
                                                                                                                                                                                       and at dur-

                                                                                                                                                                                       ing the tournament.
                                                                           retro concept, says Chavez,         Lorenzo de Monteclaro, to join      cable TV subsidiary Cable-
                                                                           whose family founded Disa           the band on individual songs.       visión to re-air the first con-     LATIN ACADEMY EYES
                                                                           more than 30 years ago. (Uni-          Disa paid for a camera crew      cert, Universal Music Mexico        SHOWCASE
Disa Scores With Pesado Live Album                                         versal Music Group acquired         to record the show, which was       & Central America president         EXPANSION
                                                                           the label in 2008.)                 performed inside the bar in         Victor Gonzalez says.               The Latin Recording Academy
‘Desde La Cantina’
                                                                             Pesado, which had spent           front of a wall of framed photos       Stateside, the second vol-       will bring its singer/songwriter
Pilo’s Bar, located in a squat     the Mexican album chart. And            most of its career on Warner,       of earlier troubadours. The         ume was released June 15 in         showcase series to Spain, Ar-
concrete building on a nonde-      with the success of the first           had long wanted to record           footage also captured an au-        time for Father’s Day; single       gentina and Mexico by the end
script corner in the Monterrey     two “Cantina” sets, plans are           cover songs in a cantina, Cha-      dience of regular folks in cow-     “Quiero Que Sepas” is No. 24        of the year, according to the or-
suburb of Guadalupe, doesn’t       in the works for a third vol-           vez says. So when the band          boy hats drinking beer as           on Billboard’s Regional Mexi-       ganization’s president, Gabriel
look like it would spawn one       ume, according to Disa pres-            came to Disa, the legendary         though nothing special was          can Songs chart. Fonovisa/          Abaroa. The series kicked off at
of the fastest-selling albums      ident Domingo Chavez.                   A&R man helped recruit more         going on. Pesado “even looked       Disa president Gustavo Lopez        Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum
in Mexico in recent memory.           What clicked with “Desde             than a dozen old-school sing-       for small, antique accordions       says word-of-mouth from             last fall with intimate concerts
    But it was in that 65-year-    la Cantina” was its simple,             ers, such as Lalo Mora and          of the type that were played        Mexico drove U.S. sales of          by the likes of Kevin Johansen
old cantina that beloved                                                                                       80 years ago,” Chavez says.         the first set, which has sold       and Marta Gomez. A second
norteño group Pesado record-                                                                                      The band also benefited          38,000 copies, according to         round of showcases was held
ed its hit live CD/DVD, “Desde                                                                                 from local and national Tele-       Nielsen SoundScan.                  this month in Miami featuring
la Cantina” (From the Cantina)                                                                                 visa broadcasts of the first           “This type of music ap-          Aleks Syntek, Debi Nova and
on Disa Records.                                                                                               “Cantina” concert, as well as       pealed to older people, but [the    Yamandu Costa. While the
    A collection of classic, ac-                                                                               a deal with Walmart and HEB         artists]crossed over and young      artists and venues have yet to
cordion-driven ballads re-                                                                                     stores that played the DVD          people liked it too,” Chavez        be chosen, Abaroa says the idea
leased in November, “Desde                                                                                     on screens set up at their en-      says of the runaway sales in        is to expose the songwriters to
la Cantina” has been certified                                                                                 trances. (The retailers will        Mexico of “Desde la Cantina.”       new potential collaborators. “If
triple-platinum by Mexican                                                                                     repeat the practice for the         “Adults and young people            we do something in Spain, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TOP: WARNER MUSIC LATIN

trade group Amprofon for                                                                                       second volume.) The label is        bought it, and I think that’s why   are planning to fly our people
sales of 180,000 copies.                                                                                       also negotiating a pay-per-         it was so successful.”              from the West Coast to Spain,”
    A second volume of “Des-                                                                                   view deal with Televisa’s                    —Ayala Ben-Yehuda          he says. “And if we bring peo-
de la Cantina,” released June                                                                                                                                                          ple from Spain, we will fly them
                                                                                                                       EN ESPAÑOL: All the great Latin music coverage
1 in Mexico and also recorded                                                                                          you’ve come to expect from Billboard—in Spanish.                to Argentina and so on.”
                                     Mi casa nueva: PESADO
at Pilo’s, debuted at No. 4 on                                                                                         Go to                                              —Ayala Ben-Yehuda

14 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                              BY GLENN PEOPLES

                                                             THE BILLBOARD
                                                                                                                                                                  QA                       &


                                       The investment vet casts a
                                       critical eye on music industry

                                       efforts to generate sustainable
                                       profit growth.

As media industry pundits follow Terra Firma’s struggles with EMI and track the post-merger                                                                         obviously a demand, although how
integration of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, they could draw a few lessons from a contrar-                                                                          it’s going to be monetized is still a
ian book that was published last fall.                                                                                                                              big question.
   Media deals tend to get graded on the size of the company they create or the revenue                                                                                 Increased competition and a
synergies they’re expected to generate. But in “Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong With the                                                                           greater array of products are always
World’s Leading Media Companies” (Portfolio), authors Jonathan Knee, Bruce. C. Greenwald                                                                            great for consumers. That’s what the
and Ava Seave instead focus on how media mergers strengthen—or, more often, weaken—                                                                                 demand curve tells you—if the price
the companies’ advantages over their peers. It’s in those competitive advantages, they                                                                              is lower, people will consume more.
argue, that value is won or lost.                                                                                                                                   The idea, however, that it’s good for
   Since 2000, according to the book, the largest media companies have written down $200                                                                            the producers is totally misguided.
billion in assets. “These write-downs,” the authors write, “represent the real destruction of
value from relentlessly overpaying for acquisitions, ‘strategic’ investments and contracts                                                                          So who are the winners in the
for content and talent.”                                                                                                                                            media industry?
   A senior managing director at Evercore Partners and an adjunct professor of finance and                                                                          All of the businesses are going to
economics at Columbia Business School in New York, Knee has extensive experience in                                                                                 be under more pressure than be-
media dealmaking. As an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and later Goldman Sachs, he                                                                             fore. And on a relative basis the con-
was involved in the $2.8 billion sale of Nielsen Media to former Billboard parent VNU in 1999,                                                                      tent business will be the worst, the
the $1.4 billion sale of Cowles Media to McClatchy in 1997 and other major transactions.                                                                            aggregation business will continue
   In an interview with Billboard, Knee discusses the economic challenges facing the                                                                                to be better, and the ones that will
music industry.                                                                                                                                                     be most resilient will be the ones
                                                                                                                                                                    that have focus and that have scale
One chapter in the book is ti-         Ticketmaster, that had huge share       are real synergies. In industry ra-     are and will always be very well-            and reach, whether that’s geogra-
tled “The Internet Is Not Your         in ticketing. They both had very        tionalization deals, there are real     represented to ensure that any po-           phy or a special interest.
Friend.” That conflicts with the       strong market positions. Foolishly,     cost savings. But the vast majority     tential revenue streams from their              The cable systems are the ones
assumption that the Web should         rather than figuring out a mutually     of deals in the media business have     content accrue to them. It’s certainly       that, longer term, have great re-
be a boon for media companies          beneficial arrangement between          not been synergistic because            going to be important for music              siliency. Regardless of what hap-
by reducing the cost of distri-        them, they did what moguls fre-         they’re not deals where people are      companies to be smart and creative           pens, people want to have all of this
bution to nearly zero.                 quently do, which is flex their mus-    in the same industry. They’re deals     on the marketing side to ensure they         exciting, low-priced content
There were certainly a lot of people   cles and create a new competitor.       where somebody in one industry          do the best job exploiting all the po-       beamed as fast as possible into their
in the music industry who were say-    So Live Nation said, “To hell with      is bored with it and wants to get in    tential licensed revenue streams.            home. Whether that comes over an
ing that 10 years ago, and maybe       you, we’re going to start a compet-     an entirely new one. That’s what        Their ability to attract artists will be     aggregated cable channel or a dis-
even five years ago. But you’d be      ing ticketing agency for our own        AOL-Time Warner was. That’s             a function of proving they can do            aggregated series of broadband
hard-pressed to find anybody in the    venues.” That’s not efficient. That’s   what Viacom-CBS was. When you           that better and provide them with a          clips of video, the pipes will always
music industry saying that now, be-    not creating value for shareholders.    see people buy things in totally new    better bottom line by using them as          get paid.
cause what competitive advantage          The irony here is that there never   industries, you should be very sus-     their marketing agent.
is about is barrier to entry. Where    needed to have been a deal or a         picious when they start talking            [But] the idea that that’s going to       We have EMI the publisher, EMI
you were once the only person who      merger or a Justice Department [re-     about cost savings and synergies        make it a great business is unreal-          the record label and parties that
could afford the scale necessary to    view] if the two parties had agreed     because synergies come from du-         istic because the ability to do that         are reportedly interested in both.
engage in the activity, now the room   to a sensible deal on ticketing. One    plicative activities.                   effectively is not a sustainable com-        Do you have an opinion on who
is filled with people who can do it.   of the real morals of [“Curse of the                                            petitive advantage. The artists are          would be a good suitor?
                                       Mogul”] is that being a big-shot        You mentioned former Disney             the ones who have the real asset and         In general, the publishing assets
Will the Ticketmaster-Live Na-         mogul and telling everybody else to     CEO Michael Eisner in your book         will ensure they keep the bulk of the        are a scale business. Any of the ex-
tion merger create a long-term,        screw off is not a good strategy. Co-   as an example of a “good” media         spoils for themselves.                       isting, large music publishers are
sustainable advantage?                 operation—legal cooperation—is a        mogul. Some of that success                                                          going to be interested in [EMI]. But
Wiser people should never have let     good strategy for creating value.       came from licensing. Is there a         So free agency reduces the                   there really are no scale benefits
the industry develop in the way                                                parallel in music since licensing       chance of extraordinary profits?             from being in the [label] part of the
where they needed to do this merg-     Are there cost synergies in the         and sponsorships are becoming           The artists move. What’s the bar-            business. The business of breaking
er. There was one company, Live Na-    Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger?        more important?                         rier to entry, other than a relation-        new acts is a very hard business and
tion, that controlled the venues and   They have a duplicative ticketing       The reality is you’re talking about     ship with somebody else? That’s              not one that somebody is going to
had huge market share in venues.       structure, which should never have      individual artists. That’s the nature   not sustainable. Media consump-              pay you a lot of money for the right
And there was another company,         been built in the first place. Those    of the business. Individual artists     tion continues to grow, so there’s           to engage in.                    ••••

       The content business will be the worst, the aggregation
      business will continue to be better, and the cable systems
        are the ones that, longer term, have great resiliency.
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                                                             How Michael Jackson’s Tragic Death Gave Fans
                                                             The Opportunity To Embrace His Music, And
                                                             Legacy, All Over Again BY CORTNEY HARDING

       On March 5, 2009, when music legend
   Michael Jackson announced that he would
                                                      Following his acquittal in 2005 on charges of sexual abuse,
                                                   Jackson had spent much of his time in seclusion—at his Nev-
                                                   erland Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.; in Bahrain; in Ireland;
                                                                                                                     stances of his de-
                                                                                                                     mise, millions of fans
                                                                                                                     new and old simply
 perform a run of 50 concerts at London’s O2
                                                   in Las Vegas—emerging only, it seemed, to fend off finan-         shrugged their shoul-
   Arena in a comeback tour called This Is It,     cial ruin, either through ill-fated recording projects or em-     ders and happily popped
      the media largely greeted the news with      barrassing public divestitures. Many saw the concerts as little   in their “Thriller” CDs.
     skepticism and derision. ■ The Guardian       more than a desperate, money-raising gambit.                         In July, Jackson regained his
wrote that a quickly erected stage at the press       Despite his ability to sell out 50 arena dates, the King of    spot at the top of the Billboard sales
          conference “served only to heighten      Pop was seen, even by some of his supporters, as little more      charts, moving 422,000 units in the week after his death
                                                   than a hallowed oldies act, a performer whose heyday, al-         alone—to date, the Jackson catalog has sold 9 million copies
   Jackson’s physical weirdness—the sunken         beit phenomenal, was more than two decades in the past.           in the year since he passed, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
                cheeks, the upturned nose, the     To his detractors, though, Jackson was even less than that:       Spontaneously, kids from Bed-Stuy to Beijing were seen sport-
   overpronounced chin cleft.” The Telegraph       either a laughingstock—“Wacko Jacko”—or worse: a freak,           ing bootleg “Thriller” T-shirts and blaring “Billie Jean” as if
   described his behavior as “bizarre,” and so     a deviant, a pariah.                                              it were 1983 and Reagan was in the White House.
  many rumors circulated about his ill health         Flash forward 15 months, and Jackson’s image in the public        In the fall, the film of Jackson’s rehearsals for the mocked
                                                   consciousness has undergone a dramatic revision. In the days,     This Is It tour became the highest-grossing concert movie of
 that the tour’s promoter, AEG, was forced to
                                                   weeks and months following his death on June 25, 2009, from       all time, earning $72 million at the U.S. box office, accord-
            issue a statement that Jackson had     drug-related cardiac arrest, a popular reclaiming of Jackson as   ing to (The soundtrack to “This Is It,”
  undergone a battery of tests to prove he was     a beloved, once-in-a-lifetime musical genius took hold. While     Sony Music’s only release of new Jackson material since his
                 in condition to play the dates.   cable-news pundits endlessly pored over the tawdry circum-        death, has sold 1.6 million copies.)

16 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One Year After...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imag-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ine,” she said simply—helped to humanize Jackson and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              counter the perception of him as a neglectful, unfit parent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prior to his death, only a handful of people had ever seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jackson’s three children—Paris, now 12; Prince, 13; and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Blanket, 8—and they were best-known for being covered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when they were outside (or, at one point, dangled off a bal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cony). But now here were these grieving children who ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              peared polite, pleasant and normal. In interviews after his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              death, insiders emphasized that Jackson’s children were well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cared for and well raised, and the video and photo evidence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              released by the family in the past year seems to bear this out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Anyone who had doubts about Michael’s ability as a par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ent, those were erased at the memorial,” says Randy Tarabor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              relli, a Jackson biographer who had known the star since the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ’70s. “Seeing those kids gave some people a sense that they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              had misjudged him, that he was a good parent.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Diane Dimond, a journalist who has covered Jackson for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              many years and who broke the story of the 1993 molestation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              allegations against the singer, says Jackson’s family is being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              savvy about the children’s exposure. “The family is smart to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              put them out there every once in a while,” she says. “The Jack-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sons are masters of PR, and it sends a great message to show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the world these nice, normal kids.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jackson’s most damning scandals centered around inap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              propriate behavior with children, and thus his own seem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ingly well-adjusted offspring serve as a sharp rebuke to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              allegations of sexual abuse that plagued Jackson for much of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              his adult life. But the fact that Jackson was judged on his chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dren also speaks to another issue—the feminization of Jack-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              son, both before and after his death.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sarah Churchwell, author of “The Many Lives of Marilyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monroe,” says that as with Monroe, death rewrote Jackson’s
                                                                                                                      Remember the time: The crowd outside
                                                                                                                      Harlem’s Apollo Theater on June 25, 2009.                                                                                               story. And unlike other gone-too-soon celebrities like Elvis
                                                                                                                      Opposite page: Young fans show their love                                                                                               Presley or James Dean, Monroe and Jackson are seen as vic-
                                                                                                                      for Michael Jackson and his music.                                                                                                      tims, unable to defend themselves against the public’s rav-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              enous appetite for celebrity.
                                                                                                                         In March, the Jackson estate, led by co-executors John Branca     ily, circumspect entourage, incomprehensible pressures of             “Both Marilyn and Michael, and to a certain extent Princess

                                                                                                                      and John McClain, signed a 10-album, $250 million deal with          fame—that would have felled anyone, no less a fragile man-         Diana, are seen as falling prey to the manipulations of oth-
                                                                                                                      Sony that will include the release of a collection of previously     child like Jackson.                                                ers,” she says. “They don’t really have any agency when it
                                                                                                                      unreleased tracks, set for November, as well as repackages of           Not wanting to speak ill of the dead is a human and rational    comes to the problems that ultimately led to their demise—
                                                                                                                      Jackson’s 1979 solo breakthrough, “Off the Wall,” and his 1987       desire—once someone is gone, he or she is unable to defend         no one wants to blame them for making bad decisions and
                                                                                                                      album, “Bad.” One month later, Cirque du Soleil, which had           him- or herself. But the changed tone of the conversation sur-     mistakes, because it protects the mystique. People see them
                                                                                                                      created the Beatles’ show “Love” to great acclaim, announced         rounding Jackson has done more than just remedy some of            as being childlike and want to protect them.”
                                                                                                                      it would produce both a touring and permanent show based             the damage inflicted by his years of weird-to-aberrant behav-         Churchwell adds that larger power dynamics are also at play.
                                                                                                                      on Jackson’s music.                                                  ior; it has also created a series of enormous business oppor-      “If Madonna died tomorrow, the grief would be different,” she
                                                                                                                         The African-American community, too, has re-embraced              tunities for his estate, opportunities that in all likelihood      says. “She is a woman who is seen as being very powerful and
                                                                                                                      Jackson, whose skin bleaching, sexual ambiguity and crossover        wouldn’t have emerged had Jackson lived.                           in control—she’s not a tragic figure. If you are sufficiently pow-
                                                                                                                      dreams had alienated some of his staunchest supporters: Just                                                                            erful, the public doesn’t love you in the same way.”
                                                                                                                      last week, when Harlem’s prestigious Schomburg Center for            THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
                                                                                                                      Research held a symposium on Jackson titled “After the Dance:        That the public’s perception of Jackson has changed in a
                                                                                                                      Conversations on Michael Jackson’s Black America,” the as-
                                                                                                                      sembled scholars and writers declared the space a “Wacko
                                                                                                                                                                                           profound and positive way isn’t just a casual, anecdotal
                                                                                                                                                                                           opinion. According to Brand Asset Consulting’s quarterly                ‘HE CHANGED
                                                                                                                      Jacko-free zone.”
                                                                                                                         And, of course, artists from all musical backgrounds have
                                                                                                                                                                                           survey of more than 16,000 Americans, after his death, Jack-
                                                                                                                                                                                           son’s relevance increased 125%, and his esteem increased               POP CULTURE.
                                                                                                                      paid genuine and loving tribute to Jackson, from
                                                                                                                      posting a video on his blog thanking Jackson for his music,
                                                                                                                                                                                           32% from the previous quarter the survey was adminis-
                                                                                                                                                                                           tered, prior to his passing. Jackson’s brand asset rank also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AND WHEN
                                                                                                                      to John Mayer, who told People magazine, “We don’t have to
                                                                                                                      reconcile the Michael Jackson we love with another Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                           doubled from quarter to quarter, rising from 314 out of
                                                                                                                                                                                           2,519 brands to 165 out of 2,577 brands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     HE DID, HE
                                                                                                                      Jackson. In a way, he has returned to pristine condition in
                                                                                                                      death. We can be free now for the rest of our lives to love the
                                                                                                                                                                                              While there were a number of explanations offered for the
                                                                                                                                                                                           shift, a few stand out and were mentioned several times by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BROUGHT BLACK
                                                                                                                      Michael Jackson we used to love.”
                                                                                                                         So how did Jackson’s complicated legacy become, to quote
                                                                                                                                                                                           experts interviewed for this story.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The success of the film “This Is It” helped drive the brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PEOPLE ALONG
                                                                                                                      Mayer, pristine? When both fans and experts discuss the trou-
                                                                                                                      bled last decade of Jackson’s life, it’s now in softer terms, with
                                                                                                                                                                                           forward by presenting Jackson not as a bizarre and spectral
                                                                                                                                                                                           recluse, but as a talented artist, dancer and even a workaholic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WITH HIM.’
                                                                                                                      the artist portrayed less as an agent of his own demise than            Closer to home, the sight of 11-year-old Paris eulogizing her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              —STEPHEN HILL, BET
                                                                                                                      as a victim of a colluding set of circumstances—abusive fam-         father at the memorial service—“I just wanted to say ever since

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JUNE 26, 2010 | | 17
                                                                                                                                               “Have you heard any new Elvis jokes in the past several
                                                                                                                                             years?” he asks. “If I made the joke about Mama Cass chok-
                                                                                                                                             ing on the ham sandwich to a younger person, they wouldn’t
                                                                                                                                             get it. People don’t really remember those things.”

                                                                                                                                             BRANDED FOR LIFE?
                                                                                                                                               In some respects, the public’s opinion of Jackson had begun
                                                                                                                                               to shift even before his death.
                                                                                                                                                  “Thriller: The Musical” premiered in London in 2006 and
                                                                                                                                               was performed in a handful of other European countries be-
                                                                                                                                               fore returning to the Lyric Theater in London in January 2009.
                                                                                                                                               The show received several positive reviews and was well-at-
                                                                                                                                               tended enough to extend its run well into 2010.
                                                                                                                                                  Interest was high in Jackson’s comeback concert series,
                                                                                                                                               and AEG felt confident enough in the public’s desire to see
                                                                                                                                               the star that it booked the O2 Arena for 50 nights. (Even in
                                                                                                                                               his later years, Jackson largely maintained his popularity
                                                                                                                                               overseas, particularly in emerging markets.)
                                                                                                                                                  While the deal to create two Cirque du Soleil perform-
                                                                                                                                               ances using Jackson’s music was finalized after his death,
                                                                                                                                               Cirque CEO Daniel Lamarre says the process started before
                                                                                                                                               Jackson passed on.
                                                                                                                                                  “He was a big fan and came up to our offices in Mon-
                                                                                                                                               treal to visit,” he says. “We would still be doing it if he was
                                                                                                                                               alive today. Now, we are constantly thinking, ‘How would
                                                                                                                                               Michael have done this?’ It would have been an honor to
                                                                                                                                               work with him.”
                                                                                                                                                  One question that looms large for Jackson’s estate, just as
                                                                                                                                               it has for the estates of Elvis Presley and John Lennon, is how
                                                                                                                                               to extend public good will and grow Jackson’s legacy while
                                                                                                 We are the children (clockwise                avoiding any appearance of exploitation. (Representatives for
                                                                                                  from top left): PARIS, PRINCE
                                                                                             MICHAEL and PRINCE MICHAEL II                     Sony Music, and for Jackson’s attorney, John Branca, declined
                                                                                                 onstage at their father’s public              to comment for this story.)
                                                                                               memorial service on July 7, 2009.                  Adam Hanft, a marketing and branding expert and chief
                                                                                                                                               executive at Hanft Projects in New York, says he would give
BACK IN BLACK                                                        FUTURE REVELATIONS                                                        the family and the estate a C+ grade in terms of their man-
Of all his troubled relationships, Jackson’s most fraught might      Churchwell cautions that just because people are treading lightly agement of the Jackson brand so far.
have been his connection with the African-American commu-            around Jackson’s death in the year following his passing does-               “I’m not so worried about the family looking greedy, be-
nity. But no matter what opinions of him were before his pass-       n’t mean he’ll get a free pass forever. “Initially, after Marilyn Mon- cause part of Michael’s narrative was that he was raised by a
ing, many lapsed admirers have re-embraced Jackson.                  roe died, there was a sense of pity,” she says. “It took time for father who exploited him at every turn, and it makes the pub-
   “There was a huge reservoir of good will among African-           Marilyn to evolve into a symbol and for her reputation to change.” lic even more sympathetic,” he says.
Americans for Michael Jackson,” says Nelson George, author              One revelation that was made in the immediate wake of Jack-               “The one thing they really need to do is work on continuing
of the recently released “Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael      son’s passing came in Ian Halperin’s book, “Unmasked: The the emotional connection with his fans,” Hanft adds. “I looked
Jackson.” “Generations of kids grew up on his music, and they        Final Years of Michael Jackson.” Halperin says his book is gen- at, and it’s just a sales platform; it’s an ex-
felt a powerful connection to him. I think a lot of people re-       erally positive, and that his perception of Jackson changed ample of what not to do. There are so many outlets and social
mained fans, even after all the controversy, but they just weren’t   while working on it.                                                      media platforms for fans to participate, and they need to em-
open about it. His death unleashed a lot of positive energy and         “I started writing about Michael because of a parent who brace some of those.”
allowed people to be excited about him again.”                       accused him of being inappropriate, and five years later, I                  But Tony Gumina, head of the Ray Charles Marketing
   George says that while many African-American musicians            changed my mind,” he says. “He                                                                              Group, believes the family and
always held Jackson in high regard, opinions began to change         was a little socially inept, sure,                                                                          the estate have done an excel-
around the time Jackson’s face began to transform.                   and he liked to play pranks, but I                                                                          lent job.
   “People thought that it was about self-hatred,” George says.      don’t think he ever touched kids                                                                               “With all the offers that have
“In terms of other allegations, there was a belief that he was       in a perverted way.”                                                                                        come in, they have been very
being railroaded by the media, and the bigger issue was really          But it was a short section on                                                                            selective and taken their time,”
more his transformation. People felt such a powerful connec-         Jackson’s sexuality that ultimately                                                                         he says. “The big challenge is
tion to the man he’d been when he was younger and it was hard        caused some to boycott the book                                                                             always staying true to the
to see that shift.”                                                  and earned Halperin a handful of                                                                            artist’s wishes, and I think
   BET president of music programming and specials Stephen           death threats. “There were some                                                                             they have kept the integrity of
Hill says Jackson’s death put a number of rumors to rest, and        legitimate claims that Jackson had                                                                          the brand intact. Nothing they
that was a key part of his reacceptance. “The questions about        homosexual relationships with                                                                               have done seems like they’ve
his skin ailment were finally answered,” he says. “And people        adult men,” Halperin says. “Peo-                                                                            done it just for the money.
again focused on the fact that Michael never stopped donating        ple went crazy when that came                                                                               They’ve managed to strike the
in a big way to black causes.”                                       out. I doubt anyone will say any-             Two-faced (from left): Nelson George’s ‘Thriller:             perfect balance between being
   Hill says his channel is planning extensive programming           thing derogatory about Michael                      The Musical Life of Michael Jackson’ and                important and being cool.”
                                                                                                                                 Ian Halperin’s ‘Unmasked.’
around the anniversary of Jackson’s passing. BET will air a spe-     any time soon, given how crazy                                                                                 Hanft adds that it will take
cial episode of its flagship video program, “106th & Park,” de-      his fans went when I wrote something that, honestly, isn’t even a while for mainstream brands to embrace Jackson, but it
voted to playing Jackson’s videos and talking to fans and            a bad thing.”                                                             will happen eventually. “It’ll take a brand like Nike, who after
celebrities. The channel is also considering re-airing last year’s      The impending trial of Jackson’s physician, Conrad Mur- all did stay with Tiger Woods, to cross Michael back into the
BET Awards and says it has “very special plans” for the 2010         ray, on involuntary manslaughter charges might stir things mainstream branding community,” he says. “It’ll take some-
awards, which will air at 8 p.m. June 27.                            up, and Taraborrelli predicts there will be “a lot of character one who is a little edgy and willing to take some heat to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MARK TERRILL/GETTY IMAGES

   “Even though he was more of a tabloid figure in his later         assassination, which might be hard for fans to endure.” But the ball rolling.”
years, there is no denying he changed pop culture,” Hill says.       the fact that Jackson is often portrayed as a victim of doctors              “The messaging has to continue to be about his musical
“And when he did, he brought black people along with him.            like Murray and not as a fully willing participant in his drug genius,” says Hope Boonshaft, executive VP/GM at public
Berry Gordy’s obituary of him said it best—he made some mis-         addiction might be enough to shift the blame off the star.                relations and public affairs consultancy Hill & Knowlton.
takes and some bad choices, but at the end of the day, he really        Interest in Jackson’s quirks and proclivities will probably just “They need to keep the brand top of mind for the public and
changed things.”                                                     fade over time, according to branding consultant Rob Frankel. keep the memory of his talent out there.”                                   ••••

18 | BILLBOARD | JUNE 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                                           One Year After...

It may be unseemly to say, but it’s sadly true: Michael Jackson might be worth more dead than
alive. Thanks in part to a lucrative new record deal with Sony Music that extends through 2017
                                                                                                                                          Value: $35 million
                                                                                                                                          Despite being canceled, the 50-show This Is It tour at Lon-
and the most successful concert film of all time, Billboard estimates that MJ Inc. has generated at
                                                                                                                                          don’s O2 paid big dividends. Revenue from tickets retained
least $1 billion in revenue in the year following his death. Through interviews with industry                                             by fans as souvenirs and not refunded brought in an estimated
experts and our own number-crunching, Billboard examines the various music-based revenue                                                  $6.5 million, and Bravado’s This Is It concert merchandise
streams that have flowed into the Jackson estate in the past 12 months.                                                                   brought in $5 million, both less AEG’s share.
                                                                                                                                             An AEG-produced Jackson memorabilia exhibit is show-
MUSIC SALES                                                           division of Nash Information Services. Nash estimates the           ing in Japan and has brought in another estimated $3.5 mil-
Value: $429 million                                                   film made another $25 million in rental revenue.                    lion to the estate. Plans call for the exhibit to head to China.
Since his death, Jackson has sold approximately 9 million al-            In Japan—where the film was also sold as part of a special          Last August, Bravado followed its AEG/This Is It merch
bums in the United States, while the Jackson 5 and the Jack-          “This Is It” bundle for the PlayStation 3—DVD sales topped          deal with a new pact with the Jackson estate that included a
sons have sold about 800,000 units, according to Nielsen              $18 million on its first day of release; 351,000 Blu-ray copies     $10 million advance, sources say.
SoundScan. Outside the States, Jackson’s album sales for the          have been sold, according to rankings service Oricon, adding           Based on conversations with insiders, Billboard estimates
past year stand at around 24 million units. Based on a blended        about $7 million to the total.                                      licensing royalties and retail sales accounted for another $10
worldwide retail sales price of $11.62 ($12.30 per unit less me-         In terms of TV, the industry standard is that exclusive rights   million in revenue to the Jackson estate. Actual retail sales
chanical royalties), Billboard estimates that Jackson’s album         for ad-supported TV costs 12% of the domestic box office for        were far greater.
catalog generated about $383 million in sales.                        a four-year window; this rule of thumb is in flux, however, as         This week, gaming company Ubisoft announced it will
   On the digital side, Jackson’s songs have generated 12.9           the length of exclusive windows extend and the number of            release a dance-oriented Jackson videogame in time for the
million track downloads in the United States in the past 12           outlets involved in the deals increase. In November 2009, Vi-       holiday season. Licensing fees weren’t disclosed.
months, according to SoundScan. Based on those figures, Bill-         acom purchased the exclusive U.S. TV rights to air “This Is            Finally, sources say there wasn’t any advance on royalties
board estimates that the total number of worldwide down-              It” on its MTV and BET family of networks—including VH1             and no guarantees paid for the estate’s two-pronged deal with
loads is about 26.5 million units, with a value of $34 million        and Palladia, as well as MTV and BET—for six years. Given           Cirque du Soleil for a tour and a Las Vegas residency, a deal
(net of mechanical royalties).                                        the additional years in the contract and the film’s box-office      structure in line with past Cirque tributes to the Beatles and
   Jackson’s ringtone sales totaled 1.5 million last year in the      tally, the deal could be worth upwards of $15 million. (By con-     Elvis Presley. After startup costs are shared by the estate and
States, with the bulk coming after his death. Digital ringtones       trast, FX is reported to have paid between $25 million and          Cirque, revenue will come from box-office receipts and other
sales worldwide are about twice that stateside, which brings          $30 million for just the U.S. commercial TV rights to “Avatar.”)    ancillaries associated with the projects.
Jackson’s global ringtone tally to 3 million. At $2 per unit, ring-      With its family-friendly PG rating, “This Is It” can be shown       The financial tragedy here is what might have been. Bill-
tone revenue was about $5 million last year (net of mechani-          in all distribution mediums outside of traditional theaters,        board reported before Jackson’s death that the O2 shows would
cal royalties).                                                       including airplanes, cruise ships and hotel chains. Licens-         gross up to $100 million and merch possibly another $15 mil-
   Monies generated from subscription services and digital            ing fees for nontheatrical performances vary based on the           lion. Beyond that, AEG had a 36-month global touring plan
performance royalties typically amount to about one-third that        movie and its potential reach and how long it will air after it     in place with Jackson had the run successfully been completed.
of mobile revenue, so Jackson’s catalog probably generated            debuts in theaters, but it’s generally forecast to be about 7%
about $2 million from those streams.                                  of total revenue for a film. For “This Is It,” that puts the num-   RECORDING CONTRACT
   U.S. digital performance royalties represent about 13% of          ber at $24 million.                                                 Value: $31 million
the revenue generated by single track downloads. Applying                                                                                 In March, Sony Music Entertainment reached a deal with Jack-
that rate to global track sales, Jackson’s recording catalog gen-     MUSIC PUBLISHING                                                    son’s estate to release 10 albums of the singer’s music through
erated another $4.5 million from global digital performances.         Value: $130 million                                                 2017. The albums’ content will vary—a collection of previously
                                                                  Jackson’s music publishing company, Mijac, is administered              unreleased tracks is expected in November and a reissue of
FILM/TV                                                           by Warner/Chappell. Based on a reported value for Mijac of              Epic’s 1979 release of “Off the Wall” is anticipated next year.
Value: $392 million                                               at least $75 million in 2005, Billboard estimates Mijac cur-            All told, the estate is guaranteed between $200 million and
Sony Pictures bought Jackson’s rehearsal footage from AEG for rently has a value of around $150 million. At that value, it                $250 million for the deal. Some of that amount was likely paid
$60 million. In retrospect, the price was something of a bargain. generates about $25 million per year in revenue. In the last            in an advance. No albums have yet been released, however. If
“Michael Jackson: This Is It” was released                                           12 months, according to sources, that                just one of the contract’s eight years is recognized, that would
Oct. 28, 2009, and earned $72 million at the                                         number could have doubled to as much as              add $31 million to the money the estate received in the last 12
U.S. box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo                                          $50 million.                                         months. At the time of the deal, John Branca, who serves as
.com, making it the highest-grossing con-                                               Jackson also owns half of Sony/ATV,               special administrator for the estate alongside John McClain,
cert film in history.                                                                formed in 1995 when Sony paid Jackson                said that Elvis is the model for Jackson’s legacy. “To this day,
   Overseas, the film earned $188 million                                            $90 million for 50% of ATV Music Publish-            there’s interest in Elvis,” he said. “And I think there will be
at the box office; of that, $56 million was                                          ing. Barry Massarsky of Massarsky Con-               enduring interest in Michael. It’s our job to continue to ex-
tallied in Japan alone. After AEG recouped                                           sulting says that Sony/ATV is comparable             pose Michael to new generations.”                            ••••
the company’s investment of more than $35                                            to BMG Music Publishing two years ago
million in the canceled shows at London’s                                            when Universal Music Group acquired it
O2 and the film, the bulk of the theatrical                                          for $2 billion. Massarsky estimates Sony/               TOTAL REVENUE GENERATED
take—court documents indicate it could be
as high as 90%—went to Jackson’s estate.
   On the home video front, the “This Is It”
                                                                                     ATV is worth about 80% of BMG at the time
                                                                                     of acquisition, or $1.6 billion. Jackson’s
                                                                                     share is half that, or $800 million. Based
                                                                                                                                             $1.017 BILLION
DVD has earned $43 million in U.S. sales,                                            on a multiple of eight to 10 times net pub-
with 2.7 million units sold since its Jan. 26 Blockbuster: The ‘This Is It’ DVD      lisher’s share, Jackson’s share of the com-          Reporting by Ed Christman, Ann Donahue, Gail Mitchell,
release, according to, a earned $43 million in U.S. sales.           pany’s revenue is $80 million per year.              Glenn Peoples and Ray Waddell.

                                                                                                                                                           JUNE 26, 2010 | | 19
                                                                                                                           In a career that spanned most of his 50 years, Michael Jackson be-
                                                                                                                           came a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on
                                                                                                                                                                                                         One Year After...
MICHAEL JACKSON’S                                                                                                          the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the
                                                                                                                           record books: As a solo artist, 13 of his singles went to No. 1—the
                                                                                                                           most by a male artist—and an additional four songs by the Jackson 5 also topped the chart. ¶ Here, Jackson’s top
50 TOP                                                                                                                     50 singles are ranked based on a track’s performance on the Hot 100. (Nielsen SoundScan started tabulating sales
                                                                                                                           data for Billboard in 1991; as many Jackson songs were released before then, a measurement based on strict sales
                                                                                                                           numbers would be incomplete.) Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earn-
BILLBOARD HITS                                                                                                             ing the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.

  TOP                         WEEKS                                                                                          Top                    weeks
 SONGS     PEAK       PEAK ON THE SONG                                                                                      SONGS   PEAK    PEAK ON THE SONG
                                                                 NO. 1                                                      RANK    DATE   POSITION CHART TITLE
                                                                 After the success of their
 1       12/10/1983 1 (6 WKS) 22    ‘SAY SAY SAY’                duet “The Girl Is Mine,”                                  29 2/27/1971      2      10    ‘MAMA’S PEARL’
                                     Paul McCartney and          McCartney recruited                                                                       The Jackson 5, Motown
                                     Michael Jackson, Columbia   Jackson for this 1983 col-
                                                                 laboration. “Paul and I
                                                                                                                           30 1/14/1989      7      15    ‘SMOOTH
 2       3/5/1983 1 (7)       24    ‘BILLIE JEAN’                shared the same idea of
                                                                 how a pop song should
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                                                 Michael Jackson, Epic
                                                                 work,” Jackson wrote in his 1988 memoir, “Moon-
                                                                 walk.” While “Billie Jean” spent one more week at
 3       10/17/1970 1 (5)     16    ‘I’LL BE THERE’                                                                        31 9/17/1983      7      14    ‘HUMAN NATURE’
                                                                 No. 1 than “Say,” “Say” spent more weeks in the top
                                     The Jackson 5, Motown                                                                                                 Michael Jackson, Epic
                                                                 10 (13 to 11), the top 20 (16 to 12) and the top 40 (18
                                                                 to 17) than “Billie Jean,” making it Jackson’s all-time
 4       4/30/1983 1 (3)      25    ‘BEAT IT’                                                                              32 9/11/1993      7      20    ‘WILL YOU BE                 NO. 33
                                                                 biggest hit on the Billboard charts.
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                                                                             The double A-side single
                                                                                                                                                                                       was released as the lead
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Jackson, MJJ/Epic
 5       1/19/1980 1 (4)      24    ‘ROCK WITH YOU’                                                                                                                                    off Jackson’s 1995 set,
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic       NO. 7                                                                                                                 “HIStory: Past, Present
                                                                 When “Man in the Mirror”                                                                                              and Future, Book I.”
                                                                                                                           33 6/17/1995      5      17    ‘SCREAM/
 6       5/18/1974     2      22    ‘DANCING                     reached No. 1 on the Hot                                                                                              “Scream” was his first duet
                                                                                                                                                           CHILDHOOD’                  with sister Janet Jackson;
                                     MACHINE’                    100 in 1988, Jackson be-                                                                  Michael Jackson & Janet
                                     The Jackson 5, Motown       came the first artist in the                                                                                          the song is an effort to retaliate against the media’s
                                                                                                                                                           Jackson, Epic
                                                                 chart’s history to pull four                                                                                          obsession with his personal life and it resulted in a
                                                                 No. 1 songs from one al-                                                                                              memorable video directed by Mark Romanek. “Child-
 7       3/26/1988 1 (2)      17    ‘MAN IN THE MIRROR’                                                                    34 6/21/1980      10     16    ‘SHE’S OUT
                                                                 bum—in this case, “Bad.”                                                                                              hood” was solely written and composed by Michael.
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                                                 OF MY LIFE’
                                                                 After Jackson’s death last year, “Mirror” re-entered                                                                  The single peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100.
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Jackson, Epic
 8       1/31/1970 1 (1)      19    ‘I WANT YOU BACK’            the U.K. singles chart at No. 11 and peaked at No. 2.
                                     The Jackson 5, Motown       “I wrote the music, and [Siedah Garrett] wrote the
                                                                                                                           35 4/12/1980      10     17    ‘OFF THE WALL’
                                                                 words,” co-writer Glen Ballard told Billboard in 2001.
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Jackson, Epic
 9       4/25/1970 1 (2)      13    ‘ABC’                        “It only took a couple of hours to write.”
                                     The Jackson 5, Motown                                                                 36 5/30/1992      6      20    ‘IN THE CLOSET’
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Jackson, Epic
10 1/8/1983            2      18    ‘THE GIRL IS MINE’
                                     Michael Jackson and
                                                                 NO. 11
                                                                 Jackson knew all about                                    37 1/22/1972      10     10    ‘SUGAR DADDY’
                                     Paul McCartney, Epic                                                                                                  The Jackson 5, Motown       NO. 38
                                                                 growing up too fast and
                                                                                                                                                                                       “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young
                                                                 trying to preserve youth.
11 6/27/1970          1 (2)   13    ‘THE LOVE YOU                                                                                                                                      Thing)” was released
                                                                 That’s why it comes as no                                 38 11/26/1983     10     16    ‘P.Y.T. (PRETTY
                                     SAVE/I FOUND                                                                                                                                      Sept. 19, 1983, as the
                                                                 surprise that 1970’s “The                                                                 YOUNG THING)’
                                     THAT GIRL’                                                                                                                                        sixth single from the
                                                                 Love You Save,” by the                                                                    Michael Jackson, Epic
                                     The Jackson 5, Motown                                                                                                                             “Thriller” album and
                                                                 Jackson 5, finds him,
                                                                                                                                                                                       featured Janet Jackson
                                                                 along with brother Jermaine, warning a “fast” girl to     39 9/10/1988      11     13    ‘ANOTHER PART
                      1 (1)   18    ‘THE WAY YOU                                                                                                                                       and LaToya Jackson on
12 1/23/1988                                                     slow down atop an uptempo production. “The Jack-                                          OF ME’                      backup vocals. The single peaked at No. 10 on the
                                     MAKE ME FEEL’               son 5 was the only group in history to have their first                                   Michael Jackson, Epic
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                                                                             Hot 100, becoming the sixth consecutive top 10
                                                                 four singles go to [No. 1],” Motown founder Berry
                                                                                                                                                                                       song from the album. “P.Y.T.” has been sampled by
                                                                 Gordy wrote in the introduction to “Moonwalk.” “For       40 11/15/1980     12     18    ‘LOVELY ONE’                 many artists, including Monica on “All Eyez on Me”
13 12/7/1991          1 (7)   20    ‘BLACK OR WHITE’             Michael, it was the inspiration to break all the rest.                                    The Jacksons, Epic
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Kanye West on “Good Life.”
                                     Michael Jackson, Epic       And he did.”
14 9/19/1987    1(1)   14   ‘I JUST CAN’T STOP        NO. 15                                                     41 3/22/1975    15   14   ‘I AM LOVE                   NO. 43
                             LOVING YOU’              Although braggado-                                                                    (PARTS I & II)’             “I Wanna Be Where You
                            Michael Jackson With      cious at first listen, Jack-                                                         The Jackson 5, Motown        Are” was released May 2,
                            Siedah Garrett, Epic      son’s “Bad” was actually                                                                                          1972,fromthealbum“Got
                                                      inspired by a real-life                                    42 1/26/2002    14   20   ‘BUTTERFLIES’                to Be There”; it was Jack-
15 10/24/1987   1(2)   14   ‘BAD’                     story about a boy who                                                                Michael Jackson, Epic        son’s third consecutive
                            Michael Jackson, Epic     went off to a private                                                                                             top 40 pop hit in the be-
                                                      boarding school and                                        43 7/15/1972    16   11   ‘I WANNA                     ginning of his solo career
16 12/11/1971    4     14   ‘GOT TO BE THERE’         was murdered out of jealousy when he returned                                         BE WHERE                    with Motown. The single peaked at No. 16 on the Hot
                            Michael Jackson, Motown   back home. The track was helmed by longtime pro-                                      YOU ARE’                    100 and would become one of Jackson’s most cov-
                                                      ducer Quincy Jones and released as the second                                        Michael Jackson, Motown      ered songs, with Marvin Gaye, the Fugees and Jason
17 7/2/1988     1(1)   14   ‘DIRTY DIANA’             single from the “Bad” album. The song peaked at                                                                   Weaver doing their own renditions.
                            Michael Jackson, Epic     No. 1 on the Hot 100, staying there for two weeks.         44 5/27/1972    13   9    ‘LITTLE BITTY
                                                                                                                                            PRETTY ONE’
18 10/13/1979   1(1)   21   ‘DON’T STOP ’TIL                                                                                               The Jackson 5, Motown
                             YOU GET ENOUGH’
                            Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                45 12/16/1972   18   12   ‘CORNER OF
                                                                                                                                            THE SKY’                    NO. 46
19 4/22/1972     2     13   ‘ROCKIN’ ROBIN’                                                                                                The Jackson 5, Motown
                            Michael Jackson, Motown                                                                                                                     “Heartbreak Hotel” was
                                                                                                                                                                        released June 17, 1980,
                                                                                                                 46 2/14/1981    22   16   ‘HEARTBREAK                  and was the second
20 5/8/1971      2     12   ‘NEVER CAN SAY                                                                                                  HOTEL’                      single off the Jacksons’
                             GOODBYE’                                                                                                      The Jacksons, Epic           “Triumph” album. It
                            The Jackson 5, Motown
                                                      NO. 21                                                                                                            peaked at No. 22 on
                                                                                                                 47 9/22/2001    10   20   ‘YOU ROCK MY                 the Hot 100. “One time
                                                      Jackson scored his first
21 10/14/1972   1(1)   16   ‘BEN’                                                                                                           WORLD’
                                                      No. 1 pop single as a solo                                                                                        Michael called me into a Hollywood studio to play
                            Michael Jackson, Motown                                                                                        Michael Jackson, Epic
                                                      artist with this love song                                                                                        a solo on a song that turned out to be ‘Heartbreak
                                                      to a trained rat. The title                                                                                       Hotel,’ ” says Paul Jackson Jr., his longtime gui-
22 9/2/1995     1(1)   20   ‘YOU ARE                                                                                             28   13
                                                      track to the 1972 hit                                      48 10/6/1973              ‘GET IT                      tarist. “I asked him what kind of solo he wanted.
                             NOT ALONE’               movie spent one week                                                                  TOGETHER’                   The solo I played on the record is what he sang to
                            Michael Jackson, Epic                                                                                          The Jackson 5, Motown        me note for note.”
                                                      at No. 1 in mid-October.
                                                      In “The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits,” the song’s
23 8/4/1984      3     15   ‘STATE OF SHOCK’          co-writer Don Black says, “When Michael saw the            49 9/29/1984    17   12   ‘TORTURE’
                            The Jacksons, Epic        song, he was anxious to do it. He [was] quite an                                     The Jacksons, Epic
                                                      animal lover—very sensitive. He enjoyed anything
24 3/7/1992      3     20   ‘REMEMBER                 that crawls or flies.”                                     50 8/26/1972    16   10   ‘LOOKIN’
                             THE TIME’                                                                                                      THROUGH THE
                            Michael Jackson, Epic
                                                                                                                                           The Jackson 5, Motown
25 7/16/1983     5     15   ‘WANNA BE
                             STARTIN’                                                                           Reporting by Mariel Concepcion, Monica Herrera, Erynn
                             SOMETHIN’ ’              NO. 28                                                    Hill, Gail Mitchell and Santino Palazzolo.
                            Michael Jackson, Epic     “Thriller”wasoneofseven
                                                      top 10 singles from the
26 5/19/1979     7     22   ‘SHAKE YOUR               groundbreaking album of
                             BODY (DOWN TO            thesamename,nowtied—                                         NOTE
                             THE GROUND)’             according to the RIAA—
                                                                                                                   Prior to the Billboard Hot 100’s implementation in 1991 of enhanced radio and sales infor-
                            The Jacksons, Epic        with the Eagles’ “Greatest
                                                      Hits1971-1975”asthebest-                                     mation from Nielsen BDS and Nielsen SoundScan, songs had shorter reigns at No. 1 and
                                                      selling U.S. studio album. Written by Rod Temperton          shorter chart lives. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from Michael
27 2/19/1977     6     21   ‘ENJOY YOURSELF’
                                                      and featuring Vincent Price’s iconic cameo, Jackson’s
                            The Jacksons, Epic                                                                     Jackson’s entire recording career, earlier time frames were each weighted to account for the
                                                      zombie fest peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100. “After ‘Off
                                                      the Wall,’ ” producer Quincy Jones recalls, “we were         difference between turnover rates from those decades and the turnover rates that have
28 3/3/1984      4     14   ‘THRILLER’
                                                      kickingbootyandfearless;readytodoanything.Itwas              occurred since the advent of Nielsen Music data.
                            Michael Jackson, Epic
                                                      a very exciting time.”

                                                                                            JUNE 26, 2010 | 21 |
‘“All the Lovers”
  is spreading joy.
  Which is the
  best thing
  I could ever
  have wished for.’
                  SPECIAL K
                  SPECIAL K
                 SPECIAL K
    The Rest Of The World Has Loved Her
 Since The ’80s. Now Kylie MinogueIs Hoping
The Third Time’s The Charm For Her U.S. Career
                                By Mark Sutherland | Photograph By William Baker
IT’S A HOT, SWEATY JUNE FRIDAY NIGHT                                         “I was just getting really tired of my answers for why I’d never       way,” Minogue says with a laugh, “Jake basically pestered me
in New York when Kylie Minogue arrives at the Splash club,               toured there,” she says. “Something just clicked and I thought,            to work with Stuart.”
the first step on a yearlong journey designed to re-establish her        ‘If I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it.’ ”                                   Parlophone president Miles Leonard enlisted Price as exec-
as one of the world’s biggest pop-dance superstars.                          Unusually, America will get “Aphrodite” at the same time as            utive producer in December 2009 and together they set about
   Initially, she’d planned to just introduce her new single, eu-        the rest of the world—“Anything other than simultaneous and                retooling the record. “Better Than Today” and the Pallot-penned
phoric floor-filler “All the Lovers.” Then, she decided to unveil        I’d have hit the roof,” she says—and Astralwerks senior VP/GM              title track remain, albeit in funked-up incarnations. Shears
a special megamix of tracks from her 11th studio album,                  Glenn Mendlinger is convinced her time has finally come.                   teamed with U.K. dance artist Calvin Harris and Minogue to
“Aphrodite,” due July 6 in the United States on Astralwerks and              “I’m very optimistic,” Mendlinger says. “She’s maintained              write the trancey “Too Much.” And Price made coherent sense
a day earlier in the United Kingdom on Parlophone.                       a base of 40,000-60,000 people in the U.S. that know her and               of diverse offerings from collaborators including Nervo (“Put
   But ultimately, being Kylie, when she found herself onstage           buy her music on a regular basis. Now we need to pull other                Your Hands Up [If You Feel Love]”), Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley
surrounded by a seething, cheering mass of adoring human-                fans back into the mix.”                                                   (“Everything Is Beautiful”) and Swedish House Mafia (“Cupid
ity, she just couldn’t help herself.                                         Globally, Minogue has high-profile TV appearances like “Fri-           Boy”), ending up with not just a cluster of potential hits, but an
   “I’m elevated, I have a microphone, so of course I’m going            day Night With Jonathan Ross” (United Kingdom) and “Ger-                   album that Gatfield predicts will be among 2010’s “top five
to sing along,” she says with a smile, still buzzing about the im-       many’s Next Top Model” lined up, while she will launch the                 biggest global pop records.”
promptu performance—a far cry from her usual state-of-the-               album to the world’s media with a release party in Ibiza, Spain.              Certainly, “All the Lovers” is off to a fast start, hitting No. 1
art arena shows—a few days later as she sips tea from a Kylie            Touring—including more U.S. dates—will follow in 2011. But                 on the U.K. radio airplay chart after four weeks. Indeed, “Lovers”
Minogue cup in manager Terry Blamey’s West London office.                Astralwerks’ U.S. launch campaign will follow the Guetta model             has the aura of one of “those” Minogue songs—the once-every-
“Nothing can replace playing live—not just for me, but for the           rather than an international superstar template.                           few-years anthems, like “Spinning Around” or “Can’t Get You
audience. It’s what resonates in that country.”                              That means initially targeting the fan base in the clubs—“All          Out of My Head”—that come along, re-engage her original fan
   That the country involved was the United States—as opposed            the Lovers” is No. 31 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart—           base and bring in the next generation.
to the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany or Japan—is sig-               and the gay community to build buzz, before attempting to cross               “I feel like it’s spreading joy,” she says, beaming. “Which is
nificant. Minogue, 42, may have long had a hardcore U.S. fan             over to rhythmic and pop radio later in the summer.                        the best thing I could ever have wished for.”
base in gay clubs like Splash but, in truth, while the rest of the           “If you study the science of rhythmic radio, tempos are get-              Minogue may joke about her comparative veteran status—
world has enjoyed a decades-long love affair with the diminu-            ting faster and faster,” says Nick Gatfield, EMI’s president of            “I’m going to be put out to pasture soon”—but, in the same way
tive Aussie, the U.S. pop mainstream has settled for a couple            new music for North America, the United Kingdom and Ire-                   that she was once said to have been all five of the Spice Girls at
of one-night stands.                                                     land. “Top 40 and rhythmic radio have come ’round to her sound,            some point in her career, Minogue could be forgiven for looking
   The first time, in 1988, she was a bubble-haired 20-year-             which gives us the strongest opportunities for her in America              at some of her current rivals for electro-pop queen bee status and
old, all cheeky smiles and gauche dance moves, singing a                 since ‘Fever.’ ”                                                           thinking, “Been there, done that, got the uncomfortable-looking
production-line pop version of Gerry Goffin and Carole King’s                But if “Aphrodite” is beginning to sound like an album con-            latex corset.”
“The Loco-Motion.” Elsewhere in the world, that was enough               ceived in a focus group rather than a nightclub, rest assured,                Certainly, as Miley Cyrus struggles to make the transition
to catapult her to enduring superstardom. In the United                  it isn’t. Indeed, ironically enough, this was supposed to be the           from wholesome TV persona to grown-up dancefloor diva,
States, not so much.                                                     record that moved Minogue away from her natural dancefloor                 she could do worse than study how Minogue graduated from
   By the time Minogue finally managed her second top 10 hit             habitat to more mature territory.                                          her tomboy role on Australian soap opera “Neighbours” to
on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”                 When initial sessions for the album began in April 2009,               “Better the Devil You Know” saucepot. As Christina Aguilera
14 years later, she’d been transformed into a sleek, sexed-up            Minogue was paired with U.K. singer/songwriter Nerina Pal-                 seeks out indie cred through collaborations with Le Tigre and
electro-pop diva. Not that it did her much good. While she did           lot. Among the first fruits was “Better Than Today.” Excited by            Peaches, Minogue could point to her mid-’90s dalliances with
move 1.1 million U.S. copies of parent album “Fever” (Capi-              the live instrumentation feel and all too aware that Minogue’s             Nick Cave and the Manic Street Preachers. Even Lady Gaga’s
tol), according to Nielsen SoundScan, it ultimately merely               previous album, 2007’s “X” (Capitol), had suffered from a se-              co-option of cutting-edge dancefloor trends into pop state-
marked the start of another eight years in the pop wilderness.           rious case of too many chefs, Parlophone decided natural and               ments seems to have something in common with Minogue’s
   But now, Minogue’s back in America. And truly, if ever a record       grown-up could be the way to go.                                           “Fever” period.
was in the right place at the right time, it’s “Aphrodite.” It arrives       But subsequent sessions were less productive, and Pal-                    But perhaps the main difference is, Minogue has always
just as mainstream America discovers a love of precisely the sort        lot’s songs were rapidly supplemented with tracks from a                   seemed at ease with herself. Even as she recovered from breast
of upbeat pop-dance tunes with which Minogue made her name.              wide range of songwriters and producers, to the point where                cancer diagnosed in 2005, she seemed to move effortlessly
It will be released on the same label that broke David Guetta—           Minogue became “very confused.”                                            through the minefield of modern celebrity, never giving much
another Europe-based super-                                                                                        “I remember saying, ‘Where’s     away. Except when she’s onstage.
star who’d never quite crossed                                                                Top of the       the dance tracks?’ ” she says now.      “Fame is a very weird thing and it can be confusing at times,”
over stateside. And it also                                                             world: A scene         “I felt like I was going down the    she says. “The reason performing live is so addictive is that
                                                                                       from Minogue’s
emerges just as Minogue her-                                                           latest video, ‘All      same road, doing the rounds of       that’s where [ fame] makes sense. People are there to see you,
self finally decides to give the                                                            the Lovers.’       all the pop dynamos but lacking      you’re there to show yourself, you’re all there to share an expe-
world’s No. 1 music market her                                                                                 any cohesive quality.”               rience and be in a frenzy.
undivided attention.                                                                                               Enter Minogue’s “fairy god-         “Onstage, you don’t have to deal with the real world—you
   That process began last Oc-                                                                                 mother,” Jake Shears. Shears         deal with the world you’ve created. To have that great energy,
tober with her first U.S. tour.                                                                                was making the Scissor Sisters’      nothing else can beat it. So you could call me an addict.”
Without a current album to                                                                                     “Night Work” (Downtown)                 And with that, there’s a knock at the door to tell us our time
promote, she nonetheless                                                                                       album with Stuart Price, whose       is up. The schedule says she has to attend a management meet-
played to 37,172 people at nine                                                                                work on the Killers’ “Human”         ing, hit the studio to record with rising British pop combo Hurts
shows in six American/Cana-                                                                                    had been a touchstone for the        and show up at a reception for Tous, the jewelry brand for which
dian cities, for a reported gross                                                                              early “Aphrodite” sessions.          she is the public face.
of $3.1 million, according to                                                                                      “In the most caring, loving,        But in her head, she’ll still be onstage at that sweaty club.
Billboard Boxscore.                                                                                            GBF [gay best friend] kind of        Singing. Dancing. Being Kylie.                                  ••••

                                                                                                                                                                       JUNE 26, 2010 | | 23
                      CRATE DIGGING                              SECRET’S OUT                         SHE’S STILL UNUSUAL                          SOLO DEBUT                             LOVE AFFAIR
                     Bob Desper’s retro                       School of Seven Bells                    Cyndi Lauper comes                       Travie McCoy plays                    Melody Gardot crosses
                     career resurrected                        connect and desire                      back with the blues                     hooky from Gym Class                    over internationally

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         ‘I was
         pregnant and
         totally on my
         own when I
         started this

                                                                                              POP      BY MARIEL CONCEPCION

                                                               MOMMY TRACKED
               n one sense, Kelis is just like most work-                                                                                                                  Liv and New York’s Club 57. “We haven’t
               ing mothers, trying to raise her baby while                                                                                                                 had any issues with promoting this album
               maintaining her career. When she does in-                                                                                                                   because of the baby so far, especially when
                terviews, her son, Knight, makes noises in
                                                                 Kelis And Her Label Balance Motherhood And Stardom                                                        it comes to the late-night appearances,”
                the background as she answer questions.        who has hired help to assist with Knight while            Among those promotional responsibilities          Hovsepian says.
                   But Kelis’ struggle to balance her job      she does promotion and tours. “I had just gotten       is a limited co-headlining trek this summer              The album’s electro/dance/pop music—a
         and her child don’t include being late for a con-     off my last label and hated the music industry.        with Robyn called the All Hearts tour, also fea-     new direction for Kelis’ usual hip-hop-leaning
         ference call or ducking out early to fill in for a    But a friend of mine from the U.K. was like, ‘You      turing Dan Black and Far East Movement. The          sound—features production from Guetta,
         sitter. Instead, she’s trying to promote an elec-     should be writing.’ So, I started writing and he       tour will make only six stops—including Los, Benny Benassi, DJ Ammo and Boys
         tro/dance album—“Flesh Tone,” out July 6 on           started sending tracks, like the David Guetta stuff,   Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and New               Noize. First single “Acapella” has sold 23,000 Records—a task that              and I just started falling in love with my stuff.”     York—because “Robyn had to head back over-           downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
         stretches beyond the usual 9-5 job.                      Kelis also has understanding bosses—her             seas right after the tour,” Hovsepian says, not      It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club
            Pop stardom has always been a young                label says it’s willing to help her juggle her         because of Kelis’ schedule. A flyaway contest        Songs chart in March and peaked at No. 5 on
         woman’s game, and when they have children,            responsibilities.                                      will launch the first date of the tour, and a few    Hot Dance Airplay. It also went to No. 5 on the
         they take time off or hire a pack of nannies and         “Her enthusiasm and energy for working is           more unannounced shows will be added since           Official U.K. Singles chart.
         handlers to accompany them on the road. But           elevated because it means so much more now             the New York and Los Angeles stops have sold             The second single, “4th of July,” was re-
         it’s been four years since Kelis, who’s raising       that she has someone in her life to care for,” In-     out already.                                         leased digitally June 8. A video will premiere
         her son on her own since splitting from rapper        terscope Records marketing director Julie Hov-            Kelis is also heavily tapping her gay fan base,   on Vevo June 16, and various song remixes
         Nas, has released an album. And while she             sepian says, adding that the label is “extra           performing at various gay clubs and events in-       will be released around Independence Day by
         would’ve been excused if she decided to delay         sensitive to her schedule and needs while doing        cluding the LA Gay Pride Event, and her inter-       way of widgets.
         the album again, it was her bundle of joy that        album promotion. We don’t expect her to drop           national tour dates count the Glastonbury Festival       But it’s album track “Emancipate” that seems
         kept her on track.                                    everything and jump on last-minute opportu-            in the United Kingdom.                               to sum up Kelis’ new philosophy. The song, she
            “I was actually extremely pregnant and totally     nities, but she has been incredible about doing           Kelis has already made a few surprise per-        says, is “about being comfortable in your own

         on my own when I started this album,” says Kelis,     everything we have needed her to do.”                  formances nationally, including Miami club           skin and doing what’s best for you.”          ••••

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LATEST                             A second

                                   DESPER                                                                                              ROCK       BY JILLIAN MAPES

MAN JIMMY DEAN                                                                                                                        IN THE
Country music artist
Jimmy Dean, who
topped the charts in
1961 with the crossover
hit “Big Bad John” and                                                                                                                School Of Seven                     aging bundles and preorder
later became a sausage                                                                                                                Bells Connects                      sales, according to president
entrepreneur, died June
13 at his home in Varina,
                                                                                                                                      With Fans On                        Jon Cohen.
Va., according to the                                                                                                                 Multiple Levels                         “Packaging and preorders
Henrico County Police                                                                                                                                                     are one part of our wider
Department. He was 81.                                                                                                                Brooklyn’s School of Seven          record campaigns, but they’re
Dean, a member of the                                                                                                                 Bells is not only accepting the     becoming an increasingly im-
Country Music Hall of                                                                                                                 ethereal, even mystical label       portant part,” Cohen says. “If
Fame, had a string of                                                                                                                 with which the trio is often        you have extra quality material
hits in the ’60s but was                                                                                                              characterized—the members           that fans want, it’s a good way
best-known for “Big Bad                                                                                                               are highlighting it by selling      to shift from preorders to elon-
John,” a song about a
                                                                                                                                      their own tarot cards.              gating the record cycle, espe-
coal mining hero that
                                                                                                                                         The cards, which feature         cially with bands that have a
topped the country and       CHRISTIAN         BY DEBORAH EVANS PRICE
pop music charts in 1961                                                                                                              song lyrics and custom-             loyal fan base. Those fans de-

and won a Grammy                                                                                                                      designed symbols, are part of a     serve to be rewarded.”
Award.                                                                                                                                limited-edition preorder pack-          According to Vagrant head
                                                                                                                                      age for the band’s second           of marketing Wayne Pighini,
>>>GREEN DAY                                                                                                                          album, “Disconnect From De-         the label expects “Disconnect

                            Comeback Kid
ROCKS TONYS,                                                                                                                          sire.” “Separately, we were get-    From Desire” to also be at the
WINS TWO                                                                                                                              ting into mythology, and we all     forefront of what he calls Va-
AWARDS                                                                                                                                got together and started talking    grant’s renewed focus on li-
The Tony Awards aren’t
                                                                                                                                      about the idea of interpreting      censing in TV, films and
the event where one
                                                                                                                                      songs through symbols,” vocal-      videogames. “The only place-
expects to see punk
rockers center stage—       A 36-Year-Old Project Takes                         further from the music community, and “New            ist/guitarist Alejandra Deheza      ment we have lined up so far
but then again, Green       On A New Life                                       Sounds” remained his only album.                      says. “Our artist meditated a lot   is the band reworking the song
Day’s “American Idiot”                                                             Needless to say, he never expected to get a        on the interpretations and re-      ‘Dust Devil’ for the ‘Sims’
isn’t the typical           What began as two record nerds stumbling            call from a label wanting to reissue his 36-year-     ally thought about the lyrics.”     videogame, but we would be
Broadway musical. The       across a rare collectible has turned into a sec-    old project. “I was surprised. Still am,” says           Out July 13 on Vagrant, the      surprised if more opportuni-
Southern California         ond chance at a career for singer/songwriter        Desper, who celebrated the album’s reissue            album is just one example of        ties do not come,” he says.
band rocked the stage       Bob Desper.                                         with a show June 17 at the Woods in Portland.         the label’s recent focus on pack-       School of Seven Bells’ past
at the 65th annual             Originally released in 1974, Desper’s “New          Through the years, “New Sounds” had be-
Tonys June 13 in New
                            Sounds” is being reissued by Discourage             come a prized collectible that some referred to
York, performing with
                            Records as a limited vinyl release and as a dig-    as “a regional holy grail.” Anson says the mar-

the cast of its
acclaimed “American         ital release, both available June 22.               keting will be press-driven and Desper has been
Idiot” musical, which          “We both came across the record within two       doing interviews to support the reissue. “Col-
was nominated for           weeks of one another,” Discourage Records           lectors are so ravenous that most anybody who                                         EDITED BY TOM FERGUSON
three awards. While it      founder Paul Montone says, recalling how he         wants it is in the know,” Anson says.
lost the best musical       and co-owner Paul Anson discovered “New                Discourage is releasing “New Sounds” in            >>>EMERALD                          ing, are co-written by Schreurs,
prize to “Memphis,” it      Sounds.” “I was blown away                                             conjunction with Desper’s im-      CITY                                mainly with either van Wierin-
took home the trophies
for best scenic design
                            by it. And of course, as two
                            collectors who are interested
                                                                       ●●●●                        print, Bob Desper Music. The
                                                                                                   project is being distributed in
                                                                                                                                      Having spent four months at
                                                                                                                                      No. 1 on the Netherlands’ GfK
                                                                                                                                                                          gen or Canadian writer Vince
                                                                                                                                                                          Degiorgio. The entire project
and best lighting
                            in the market, we thought,         Through the                         the United States by Forced        chart with debut album “De-         is “self-written, self-produced,
                            ‘Let’s find more copies of this
                            record.’ We decided if we ever
                                                                years, ‘New                        Exposure. “We’ve also been
                                                                                                   distributing this internation-
                                                                                                                                      leted Scenes From the Cutting
                                                                                                                                      Room Floor” (Grandmono/
                                                                                                                                                                          self-released and self-man-
                                                                                                                                                                          aged,” Emerald says. “We like
BONNAROO                    get a hold of Bob, we would          Sounds’                           ally,” Montone says. “It’s gone    Rough Trade) following its          to stay on top of things.”
                            talk about reissuing this
                            record because it’s a great
                                                                 has been                          through a distributor in Spain,
                                                                                                   a distributor in the Nether-
                                                                                                                                      Jan. 29 release, jazz/pop vo-
                                                                                                                                      calist Caro Emerald—born
                                                                                                                                                                              According to the label,
                                                                                                                                                                          “Deleted Scenes” has sold
Kid Cudi arrived in         story and a great record.”          referred to                        lands, in Scotland, and we’ve      Caroline Esmeralda van der          130,000 copies in the Neth-
Manchester, Tenn., late
on the evening of June
                               Desper’s story is a unique
                            one. He lost his sight at age
                                                               as a ‘regional                      sent records to Japan.”
                                                                                                      Anson and Montone say
                                                                                                                                      Leeuw—is eyeing interna-
                                                                                                                                      tional markets.
                                                                                                                                                                          erlands. Emerald is booked
                                                                                                                                                                          by Agents After All in Bel-
12 and made it onstage
for his scheduled 2 a.m.
                            10 after an accident. His fam-      holy grail.’                       that their commercial expec-          The singer’s mix of ’40s/’50s-   gium, the Netherlands and
                            ily moved from Virginia to                                             tations are modest. “We’ve just    style jazz and contemporary         Luxembourg.
slot at the Bonnaroo
                            California and finally settled in Portland, Ore.,   about broken even on the vinyl release,” Mon-         beats drew attention on her
festival, despite being
arrested in New York        where he became involved in the burgeoning          tone says. “The vinyl was released a couple of        July 2009 debut single, “Back
earlier in the day.         Christian music scene. He recorded “New             months ago and we did a soft release with that.”      It Up,” but broke big after her
According to the            Sounds” in one take at age 23 and began per-           Montone adds, “Our goals are very small            track “A Night Like This” was
Associated Press, Cudi      forming at churches, coffee shops and music         in the sense that we’re hoping that Bob will          used for an online Martini ad
was arrested June 12 on     stores. “Back then there were quite a few peo-      be recognized for his talent. Bob will find a         campaign and topped the
charges of criminal         ple [combining] Christian and folk music to-        new audience and the money that’s gener-              Dutch singles chart in Decem-
mischief and criminal       gether,” says Desper, who feels his guitar          ated can be given to him so he can get back           ber 2009.
possession of a             playing helped attract attention. “My style was     on his feet and continue his pursuit as an               The album is a project from
controlled substance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             LAUPER: ELLEN VON UNWERTH

                            between classical music and folk music com-         artist and a musician.”                               Grandmono Productions, co-
Cudi took the stage
                            bined. It was like a new sound.”                       This renewed interest in his music has             owned by Dutch songwrit-
saying, “I really wanted
to be here tonight.”           Though he was a rising star on Portland’s        prompted Desper to begin writing new songs.           ing/production team Jan van
                            music scene in the ’70s, Desper got married,        He looks forward to rekindling his career. “For       Wieringen and David Schreurs,
Reporting by Jeff Vrabel    had a family and put his musical ambitions          a while I didn’t have time to think about music.      who produced the set. The
                            aside. He injured his hand and the loss of dex-     I actually gave it up,” he says, “but now we’re       songs, published by Pennies          Precious jewel:
and Reuters.                                                                                                                                                               CARO EMERALD
                            terity affected his guitar playing. He drifted      on our way again.”                             ••••   From Heaven Music Publish-

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TV/film placements includes                  change for the band on its soph-       This lack of separation be-
a prominent spot on Cartoon                  omore release. “Disconnect          tween life and songwriting
Network’s Adult Swim as a                    From Desire” was written while      comes as no surprise from a

part of an ongoing collabora-                the band toured behind “Al-         band whose three members
tion between Ghostly Interna-                pinisms,” a freeform electronic     also live together. Perhaps be-
tional, the band’s former label,             album recorded before the           cause of this, School of Seven
and the TV channel. Ghostly                  band had played live. “We had       Bells’ songwriting process has

International, however, con-                 to rebuild a lot of the parts on    fallen into a natural rhythm.
tinues to work with the group                ‘Alpinisms’ live, but with this     Guitarist Benjamin Curtis, for-
— a n d Va g r a n t , w h i c h r e -       album, it was being written as      merly of the Secret Machines,
r e l e a s e d t h e a c t’ s d e b u t ,   we were touring, so we were         writes the music, while Alejan-                                                     with CYNDI LAUPER
“Alpinisms,” last year.                      writing it how we wanted to play    dra and twin sister Claudia han-                                                by EVIE NAGY
    “Ghostly International comes             it live,” Deheza says. “We want-    dle the lyrics.
from a different world than us,              ed to keep our momentum                “I had come to New York to
and a certain tastemaker audi-               going while we toured, and we       be a writer,” Deheza says, “but
ence is brought by the label,”               wanted to make a record that        I had a friend say, ‘If you want    Best-known for her ’80s-era pop hits, Cyndi Lauper veers off in a new direction with “Memphis
Cohen says. “Our team is really              sounded really great in a sound     to make it as a writer in this      Blues,” out June 22 on Downtown Records. A big change after 2008’s dance-oriented “Bring
working the record and the band              system in a club. Besides, it’s     era, the best way to go about       Ya to the Brink,” the set features 12 classic blues covers, recorded in Memphis under Lauper’s
continually, and Ghostly is serv-            hard for us to separate life from   that is to put it into a song.’     direction with such legends as Allen Toussaint, B.B. King and Charlie Musselwhite and veteran
ing as a consultant.”                        touring because we are always       And I thought, ‘Sure, I could       Stax Records session players including Lester Snell and Skip Pitts. Lauper spoke with Billboard
    A new label isn’t the only               writing music.”                     do that.’ ”                  ••••   about her vision for the album, her new record deal and her recent appearance on Donald
                                                                                                                     Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

                                                                                                  Ring, ring:
                                                                                                SCHOOL OF            ● After all these years as a pop star, why
                                                                                                                     1                                                     trapped—I just wanted to be free and to create.
                                                                                               SEVEN BELLS           did you decide to record a blues album?
                                                                                                                     Years ago, I had a dream that [ jazz pianist]         ● Why did you do “Celebrity Appren-
                                                                                                                     Oscar Peterson came to me and said, “You              tice,” and what did you get out of it?
                                                                                                                     know, Cyn, I really like your version of [Mar-        I did it because I wanted to promote and bring
                                                                                                                     vin Gaye’s] ‘What’s Goin’ On’ [ from her 1986         awareness to the fact that gays and lesbians are
                                                                                                                     album, “True Colors”]. Then he just looked at         still denied basic civil rights. I raised $45,000 for
                                                                                                                     me and said, “I think you should do some old          the True Colors Fund, half of which I got from
                                                                                                                     songs, and make them modern, the way [Janis]          the sales of [“Celebrity Apprentice” makeover
                                                                                                                     Joplin did.” So for years, I’ve wanted to go back     subject] Emily West’s single, “Blue Sky.”
                                                                                                                     and make a blues record.
                                                                                                                                                                           ● Was there anything negative about
                                                                                                                     ● What were your priorities for the
                                                                                                                     2                                                     your experience on the show?
                                                                                                                     recording process in Memphis, to create               It was very high school, how they treated me.
                                                                                                                     the record you wanted?                                Sometimes they would all turn their backs and
                                                                                                                     It was a very big priority that we walk in and        talk amongst themselves, and I was really like
                                                                                                                     play live. This album was all about the mo-           the outsider. But I’d do it again. I just got a mes-
                                                                                                                     ment and what happens when the groove is              sage that [ fellow contestant and series winner]
                                                                                                                     exact and the key is right. It’s like a portal into   Bret [Michaels] left on my machine; he said, “I
                                                                                                                     another time and space—that’s what music in           just wanted to tell you, you’re really loved and
   Grandmono has licensed                    ager Ellie Toffolo says. “She       28 in Belgium and Luxem-            its purest sense does, and it’s the basis of what     I thought you were great. Rock on!”
the album, which will roll out               played in many of these ven-        bourg. The 13-track set follows     I learned all my life.
this summer in most key Con-                 ues in January and sold out,”       the template of most of Scala’s                                                           ● Do you have any upcoming TV or film
tinental European markets, in-               she says. “Clearly, audiences       albums, containing choral re-       ● After being on Epic for so many years,
                                                                                                                     3                                                     plans? Will you at least be making the TV
cluding France, Switzerland                  over there enjoy her live show.”    workings of rock songs by the       you’ve struck a deal with indie label Down-           rounds to promote the album?
(Sony Music), Germany (Uni-                     Consoli is signed to Univer-     likes of Metallica, Oasis and U2.   town. What drew you to the imprint?                   I’m going to try and weasel my way back onto
versal Music) and Italy (Time).              sal Music Italy, and the major         The new release also includ-     Downtown founder Josh Deutsch is a blues afi-         “Bones.” Tell them why I think they need the
Emerald says other overseas                  has already released the album      ed a second disc containing         cionado, and I also wanted to be part of some-        psychic to come back. I’m also going to do
deals are being investigated.                in Switzerland and Germany,         Steven Kolacny originals. Stijn     thing new. Now I own my own music, and I say          Regis and Kelly—I’ve just got to take a five-
          —Werner Schlosser                  with Wrasse having licensed it      Kolacny says negotiations are       no more compromises . . . In my life I know           minute song and cut it down to two minutes.
                                             for France. “Elettra” was re-       under way for the album’s over-     I’ve said all the wrong things to the right peo-      That’s going to be a miracle. But I can do it.
>>>CARMEN                                    leased in Italy last October,       seas release. “The album will be    ple. I spent a career doing that because I felt       I’m a professional.                      ••••
BACK                                         peaking at No. 2 on the FIMI        released in the U.S. and in Ger-
Italian singer/songwriter Car-               chart, and has sold more than       many,” he says. “We will put out
men Consoli is on one of her                 65,000 copies, according to         different versions of the second
occasional North American                    the label.                          CD for each territory.” Those in-
visits, playing a handful of club               Consoli is published jointly     ternational versions will feature
shows June 14-20 in support                  by Universal Music Italy Pub-       new original songs by Steven
of her seventh studio album,                 lishing and her own Narciso         Kolacny with co-writers Jo
“Elettra,” issued June 15 in the             company; her Italian booking        Dawson and Vincent Neyt.
United States through a licens-              agent is Rome-based On the             Scala released first album
ing deal with Wrasse Records.                Road.          —Mark Worden         “Scala on the Rocks” in 2002
    In her homeland, Consoli                                                     and has collected six gold al-
has enjoyed a string of chart-               >>>VIEWING                          bums to date (10,000 units
topping albums, but the 35-                  CIRCLE                              shipped) in Belgium. Total
year-old Sicilian has also been              Belgian girls choir Scala, di-      global sales stand at 400,000,
slowly building a stateside fan              rected by pianist brothers          according to its label.
base during the past few                     Steven and Stijn Kolacny, is set       The act, which handles its
years—notably including Elvis                for U.S. exposure in August         own booking, has toured ex-
Costello, who enthused pub-                  when PBS broadcasts a con-          tensively in Europe and played
licly about Consoli after catch-             cert by the act that was re-        its first North American shows
ing a 2007 show.                             corded in Bruges in April.          in February 2009. A major in-
    The June trip is Consoli’s                  The 40-piece act’s latest        ternational tour begins next
second U.S. visit this year, Uni-            album, “Circles” (Fratelli/Viva     January in Belgium.
versal Music Italy product man-              Nova/PIAS), was released May                            —Marc Maes

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LATIN                             R&B
SERGIO MENDES                     LEELA JAMES                                                                                               THE-DREAM
Bon Tempo                         My Soul                                                                                                   Love King
Producer: Sergio Mendes           Producers: various                                                                                        Producers: various
Concord Records                   Stax/Concord                                                                                              Radio Killa/Def Jam
Release Date: June 1              Release Date: May 25                                                                                      Release Date: June 29
Summer, soccer and Sergio         Leela James grabbed atten-                                                                                Rounding out the deceptively
Mendes. Whether or not            tion with her arresting, but                                                                              powerful trilogy that’s already
Mendes planned for his            uneven 2005 debut, “A                                                                                     given us 2007’s “Love/Hate” and last year’s “Love
newest album, “Bon Tempo”         Change Is Gonna Come.”                                                                                    vs Money,” the-Dream sticks to his signature future-
(Good Time), to come out on       And her voice—a gritty, soul-                                                                             soul sound on “Love King,” which the singer/song-
the eve of the 2010 FIFA          fully booming force of nature                                                                             writer/producer has called the final album he’ll
World Cup, it’s an ideal tri-     —provided that proof. On her                                                                              release as a solo artist. If that proves true, he’s
fecta. On the set, the band-      2009 covers album, “Let’s Do                                                                              going out in style: Less sprawling but just as richly
leader known for his blend of     It Again,” her striking vocals                                                                            detailed as “Love vs Money,” the 12-track set con-
Brazilian bossa nova, roots       poured new feeling into                                                                                   tains several of the-Dream’s finest numbers yet,
rhythms and pop again             R&B/funk songs originally                                                                                 including “Make Up Bag,” in which he advises deep-
proves to be a master of fu-      recorded by others. But it still                                                                          pocketed husbands and boyfriends on how to avoid
sion, mixing sounds, lan-         left you itching for James to                                                                             the doghouse, and “Yamaha,” a spirited piece of
guages and notable collab-        sink her teeth into something                                                                             Prince worship clearly inspired by “Little Red
orators (including Milton         of her own. She does that on                                                                              Corvette.” Alas, “Panties to the Side” is no less
Nascimento and Seu Jorge)         “My Soul,” the debut for her                                                                              crude than its title suggests, though the easily
as few can. Mendes reprises       fitting new home, legendary                                                                               offended can always skip ahead to “February Girl,”
some of his best-known            soul label Stax. From her                                                                                 six gorgeous minutes of sweet synth-soul nothings.
songs, like “Ye-Me-Le,” and a     growling, rock-edged stance                                                                               “I know this may sound stalker-ish,” the-Dream
reference to his personal an-     on opener “I Ain’t New to                                                                                 admits in his tender choirboy tenor, “but that’s
them “Mas Que Nada” pops          This,” James reclaims the                                                                                 because you are the shit.”—MW
up in “Emorio,” the invigor-      hoopla that greeted her ini-
ating opening track featur-       tial arrival. Conjuring soul sis-
ing singer Nayanna Holley         ters Aretha Franklin, Betty         ROCK                              covery of its heavier roots      the Sun & Water” brings the     Release Date: June 1
and the freewheeling Carlin-      Wright, Mavis Staples and           HAWTHORNE                         may be what longtime fans        most energy to the set. It      With lyrical themes of global
hos Brown. A new version of       Millie Jackson, James puts          HEIGHTS                           have been yearning for, and      starts as a Strokes-esque       economic distress and ro-
’70s hit “Pais Tropical” (writ-   her unique emotional stamp          Skeletons                         also what the band needs to      garage rock jam and gives       mantic bliss, British pop-
ten by Jorge Ben Jor) could       on the churchy “The Fact Is,”       Producer: Howard Benson           recover from past personal       way to LaLonde’s scat singing   punk band the Futureheads
return it to the European dis-    the smoky groove “Party All         Wind-up Records                   struggles.—EC                    and melodies that beg lis-      bring a more refined sound
cos where it once ruled. Even     Night” and the emphatic “Tell       Release Date: June 1                                               teners to yell along.—LF        to its fourth album, “The
when a weaker track—“You          Me You Love Me.” Not every          Following the 2007 death of       BORN RUFFIANS                                                    Chaos.” But the group’s
and I”—gets so fluffy it’s        song is a home run, but this        Hawthorne Heights guitar-         Say It                           THE FUTUREHEADS                 punchy passion is still intact
about to float away, Mendes       album shows James is defi-          ist/vocalist Casey Calvert,       Producer: Rusty Santos           The Chaos                       as it delves into the former
brings it back to street level    nitely back on the right            the post-hardcore act took a      Warp Records                     Producers: various              matter on the title track.
with Brown’s funky rap.—JCN       track.—GM                           more mainstream direction,        Release Date: June 1             Dovecote Records                Over frantic guitar singer
                                                                      applying poppier melodies         Born Ruffians reintroduced
                                                                      and scream-free vocals to its     the forgotten concept of
                        JACK JOHNSON                                  2008 album, “Fragile Fu-          straightforward, no-fuss                               SLEIGH BELLS
                       To the Sea                                     ture.” But after a lengthy        indie rock with its 2008                              Treats
                       Producers: various                             legal battle with Victory         debut, “Red, Yellow & Blue.”                          Producer: Derek Miller
                       Brushfire Records                              Records and subsequently          The band takes a similar ap-                          Mom + Pop Music/N.E.E.T.
                       Release Date: June 1                           signing to Wind-up, the band      proach on its latest album,                           Recordings
                       The latest album from chronical-               returns to its harder roots on    “Say It”—but this time                                Release Date: June 1
   ly laid-back surf-rocker Jack Johnson, “To the Sea,”               its latest album, “Skeletons.”    around, the music might be          Make no mistake: Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells is loud,
   is so down-to-earth that it could only be recorded                 Throughout the set, lead gui-     uncomplicated to a fault.           raucous and unapologetic. Members Alexis Krauss
   using 100% solar power. A natural progression from                 tarist Micah Carli lends death    The opening track, “Oh              (vocals) and Derek Miller (guitarist/programmer)
   2008 release “Sleep Through the Static,” the new                   growls to support the emo-        Man,” relies on walking             prove it on debut album “Treats,” from the hard-hit-
   set features more electric guitars and a brighter,                 tional lyrics of vocalist JT      basslines and drumbeats             ting drum machine and soaring guitar riff of opener
   full-band sound while still bringing plenty of singa-              Woodruff. Over heavily dis-       reminiscent of the Shins, but       “Tell ’Em” to the frantic, punk energy of “Straight
   long acoustic romanticism and breezy melodies.                     torted guitars on the track       it never achieves that band’s       A’s.” On the distortion-heavy “A/B Machines,”
   The song “No Good With Faces” epitomizes the                       “End of the Underground,”         liveliness. The song flatlines      Krauss’ repeated vocal chant (“Got my A machines
   downbeat beach balladry and straightforward                        Carli’s roar supplements          despite strained shouting           on the table/Got my B machines in the drawer”) is
   melodic approach that best showcase Johnson’s                      Woodruff’s plea of “Please        from frontman Luke LaLonde.         no match for Miller’s sweltering guitar, and “Crown
   unaffected style. The mood picks up with the full-                 know that you’re not alone.”      Elsewhere, cuts like “Higher        on the Ground” is stomping noise-pop poised to
   band jam “At or With Me,” which offers a different                 But the mood settles with         & Higher” and “Nova-Leigh”          define the band’s sound. Elsewhere, songs like
   brand of feel-good that conjures images of summer                  “Gravestones,” where screams      call to mind Vampire Week-          “Riot Rhythm” and the M.I.A.-flavored “Kids”
   barbecues. The acoustic-driven “Turn Your Love” is                 are replaced with the heavy       end, but pack less punch in         (Sleigh Bells is signed to the artist’s N.E.E.T.
   another Johnson standby, sweetened with back-                      strumming of an acoustic          their guitar riffs. And while       Recordings) suffocate the listener with hip-shaking
   ground “ooohs” and the soothing plink of a ukulele,                guitar. And opening cut           the inclusion of faint funk         beats and buzzing distortion. But the track “Rill
   while the title track takes a turn with keys and a                 “Bring You Back” utilizes a       (“Sole Brother”) and hints of       Rill” leaves room to breathe—Krauss’ voice is
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PAMELA LITTKY

   bouncy bass groove, breaking into some surprising-                 familiar touch of pop punk        country twang (“Retard Ca-          unusually sweet over easygoing guitar and slow-
   ly bluesy, Hendrix-inspired guitar licks.—CM                       with interwoven vocal melodies.   nard”) expands Born Ruffians’       jam snaps.—LF
                                                                      Hawthorne Heights’ redis-         repertoire, the track “Blood,

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                 Barry Hyde inquires, “The             my” and “Dare If You Dare.”                                              Trace Adkins’ strong first sin-
                 chaos is everywhere/But               Bringing everything from             NE-YO                               gle on the Show Dog label sig-           JUANES
                 what’s it got to do with us?”         Seattle grunge sounds on             Beautiful Monster (4:11)            nals a new chapter in his ca-            Yerbatero (3:27)
                 He addresses the question             the opening track/first sin-         Producers: Stargate, Sandy          reer and serves as the initial           Producers: Steven Lipson, Juanes
                 on album closer “Jupiter,” of-        gle “Between the Lines” to           Vee                                 taste of his new album, due in           Writer: J. Aristizabal
                 fering in a cappella, “When           homesick acoustic balladry           Writers: various                    August. Penned by Tony Lane,             Publisher: Universal Music
                 your life fills you with de-          on “Maver,” the sundry set           Publishers: various                 Marcel and David Lee, “This              Publishing
                 spair/You have to believe             still boasts a strong sense of       Island Def Jam/IDJMG                Ain’t No Love Song” describes            Universal Music Latino
                 that there’s good out there.”         unity. Displaying impressive         Ne-Yo comes to terms with the       a man coping with a relation-            When he premiered new single “Yerbatero” during the
                 Guitar imitates the sound of          vocal polish from outspoken          masochism in his relationship       ship’s demise. Adkins uses his           World Cup opening ceremonies, Juanes returned to his
                 an electric current on the            frontman Scott Weiland;              on his latest track, “Beautiful     gift for interpreting a great lyric      rock’n’roll roots—the guitar-driven track’s twangy lines
                 peppy track “The Connec-              blazing guitar solos over            Monster.” “You’re a knife, sharp    to infuse this breakup tune              are as clearly identifiable as their performer is. Co-
                 tor,” and Hyde brings uncon-          tight, crunch-laden instru-          and deadly, and it’s me that        with the right mix of denial,            produced with Steven Lipson (Annie Lennox, Paul
                 ventional imagery to the              mentation; and grungy takes          you’re cutting to,” he belts atop   ache, resignation and kiss-my-           McCartney), “Yerbatero” is an aggressive departure
                 lyrics of “Struck Dumb”               on Lennon/McCartney mel-             an intergalactic Stargate pro-      butt attitude that will surely           from the more romance-laden fare of Juanes’ last album,
                 (“Misery is a little line of a lit-   odicism, STP asserts its place       duction. Unfortunately for the      resonate with listeners. One of          but it has tremendous pop appeal and a contagious,
                 tle dash/It’s a subtraction           among seminal hard-rock              song’s protagonist, the woman       the industry’s most underrated           dance-ready beat. Here, Juanes is unapologetically
                 sign/Happiness is a little            chameleons.—CM                       he loves is also the woman who      vocalists, Adkins has always             Juanes. The song is eminently Latin in its rhythm and
                 cross/So if you’re feeling                                                 torments him: “She’s a monster,     scored well at country radio             lyrics, as Juanes sings colloquially about the prowess of
                 lost/Use it to add it up”).           POP                                  beautiful monster/Playing with      but has yet to rack up major in-         the local “yerbatero,” or medicine man. Instrumentally,
                 “The Chaos” is most acces-            TAIO CRUZ                            my heart, and she’s playing         dustry awards. Here’s hoping             the artist returns to an earthier, albeit unabashedly
                 sible on the upbeat “Heart-           Rokstarr                             with my mind, but I don’t mind.”    this new deal and a fresh start          catchy sound coupled with surprising elements: a subtle
                 beat Song,” where over                Producers: various                   “Beautiful Monster” may not         yield even greater success for           flute on the bridge and a Middle Eastern-inspired hook.
                 groovy guitar riffs Hyde              Mercury Records                      boast the profound lyricism of      this talented artist.—DEP                While the chorus shouts may be a little too enthusiastic,
                 sings about mismatched ro-            Release Date: June 1                 Ne-Yo’s past hits (“Do You,”                                                 “Yerbatero” is nevertheless a startling track that stands
                 mance (“We’re singing out             On his second album, “Rok-           “Because of You”) or fully          POP                                      out from the overproduced, overprogrammed fare that
                 of tune/But I still want to           starr,” British pop-soul artist      showcase his storytelling abil-     ALLISON IRAHETA                          saturates radio today.—LC
                 sing with you”).—MB                   Taio Cruz croons about the           ity, but the beat’s thumping        FEATURING
                                                       highs and lows of love over a        bassline and the singer/song-       ORIANTHI
                 STONE TEMPLE                          wide variety of electronic-          writer’s smooth voice make for      Don’t Waste the Pretty                year-old’s first two singles were   its rock side, but this version
                 PILOTS                                influenced beats. Cruz’s             a perfect combination on this       (3:30)                                too deliberate and too dark, re-    kicks up the energy with grind-
                 Stone Temple Pilots                   vocal delivery is most               summer hit in the making.—MC        Producer: Howard Benson               spectively, to reach a broad au-    ing riffs courtesy of singer/gui-
                 Producers: Stone Temple               impressive on the single                                                 Writers: various                      dience, but “Don’t Waste the        tarist Orianthi. “Don’t Waste
                 Pilots                                “Dirty Picture” (featuring           COUNTRY                             Publishers: various                   Pretty” corrects all that. The      the Pretty” deserves to be-
                 Atlantic Records                      Ke$ha and Fabolous), where           TRACE ADKINS                        19/Jive                               breezy midtempo track boasts        come for Iraheta what “Whata-
                 Release Date: May 25                  over a synth-heavy backbeat          This Ain’t No Love Song             With her “American Idol”-rebel        a country lilt and an anthemic      ya Want From Me” was for
                 The Stone Temple Pilots’              he justifies his need for            (3:19)                              persona and brazen, Pink-             girl-power chorus worthy of         Adam Lambert—a break-
                 new self-titled album—its             raunchy photos from his              Producer: Michael Knox              influenced vocals, Allison Ira-       mass appeal. The album ver-         through record for an “Idol”
                 sixth studio release and first        significant other. Other             Writers: T. Lane, Marcel, D. Lee    heta has shown the makings of         sion of the song underplayed        alum with outsized talent.—MH
                 since “Shangri-La Dee Da” in          electronic subgenres also            Publishers: various                 a star since placing fourth in the
                 2001—perfectly showcases              appear on the set, including         Show Dog/Universal Music            show’s 2009 season. The 18-
                 the veteran rock act’s bold           the house track “Come On
                 musicianship and songwrit-            Girl” (featuring Luciana),
                 ing know-how. The 12-song             which finds Cruz singing over                                  SHONTELLE
                 set displays a marked matu-           a spastic synthesizer and                                      Impossible (3:46)
                 rity and strong sense of di-          ’80s-sounding keyboard. But                                    Producer: Arnthor Birgisson
                 rection following the four-           fear not, techno haters: Low-                                  Writers: A. Birgisson, I. Wroldsen
                 piece’s re-formation after an         key ballads “I Can Be” and                                     Publishers: Aristotracks/Kobalt Music
                 approximately five-year hia-          slow jam “I’ll Never Love                                      Publishing/POP Songs/Waterfall
                 tus. The songs “Take a Load           Again” showcase the artist’s             Music (ASCAP)
                 Off” and “Hazy Daze” smack            more emotional side. And                 SRP/SRC/Universal Motown
                 with hard-rock lickery, while         Cruz is most ecstatic on the             Barbadian singer Shontelle shines on “Impossible,” giving
                 “Cinnamon” shimmers with              dance track “Higher,” which              one of the year’s standout female vocal performances
                 carefree ’90s optimism. And           relies only on a simple bass             and recalling the poignancy and technical precision of
                 there’s a notably Beatles-in-         riff, as he belts, “This groove          Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable.” Shontelle already earned a
                 fluenced Britpop quality to           has got me way over the                  top 40 entry in 2008 with “T-Shirt,” but this arresting
                 tunes like “Hickory Dichoto-          sun.”—MB                                 midtempo ballad is now the bigger hit of the two. The 24-
                                                                                                year-old’s vulnerable delivery demands attention when
                                                                                                she sings, “Tell them all I know now, shout it from the
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MUSIC                                 HAPPENING NOW


Real McCoy
Gym Class Heroes’                            Meanwhile, “Lazarus” debuts at No. 27
Travie McCoy Nets                            on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 sold.
First Solo Hit With                             Fueled by Ramen president and
                                             Elektra co-president John Janick dis-
                                             misses any concern about the
Shaping up as one of 2010’s hottest          album’s first-week performance.
summer jams is the head-bobbing,             “This isn’t a week-one thing,” he says.
reggae-infused wish song “Billion-           “We’re building this from the ground
aire.” It also marks the first top five      up the way we’ve done with Gym
solo hit for Gym Class Heroes front-         Class Heroes. We’re just hitting our
man Travie McCoy.                            stride with ‘Billionaire,’ which still
   “I didn’t want to take the typical        has good life to it.”
braggadocious route; that’s not my              “Billionaire” is one of three songs
MO,” McCoy says of “Billionaire,”            that were earmarked early on as sin-
which is the lead single from his debut      gles. The other two—one of which will
solo album, “Lazarus” (Nappy Boy/De-         be the second single—are “Need You”
caydance/Fueled by Ramen). “We               and “We’ll Be Alright.” Both are in
wanted to keep it fun and breezy as it       keeping with the album’s fun, upbeat        Summer madness:
poses the question, ‘If you were to have     spirit. “A Kid Again,” “Superbad            TRAVIE McCOY
a ridiculous amount of money, would          (11:34),” “The Manual” and “Dr. Feel-
you be selfish or selfless?’ ”               good” are among the album’s other          artist Katy Perry had recently ended         schedule is a June 21 guest stint on         In the meantime, McCoy is plan-
   Featuring fast-rising multitalent         noteworthy tracks. Besides the Smeez-      their highly publicized relationship,        “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” plus        ning to do more Heroes writing on
Bruno Mars (who also co-wrote and            ingtons, “Lazarus” also features col-      and he was battling a dependence on          a series of radio shows in July. A week    the road when he joins Rihanna on
produced the song as one-half of pro-        laborations with such artists and          prescription painkillers.                    prior to that, he traveled to Europe for   her hotly anticipated Last Girl on
duction duo the Smeezingtons), “Bil-         producers as T-Pain, Young Cash, Tim          “I wasn’t really happy, and that was      a couple of dates with Gym Class He-       Earth tour. Also featuring special
lionaire” is fast closing in on the 1        William, the Stereotypes, Evan “Kidd”      coming through in a lot of my songs,”        roes, who are demoing songs for their      guest Ke$ha, the national trek kicks
million mark in digital sales. Climb-        Bogart and Detail.                         he recalls. “But I had to write those        next album due next year.                  off July 2 in Auburn, Wash., and
ing to No. 4 this week on the Billboard         McCoy credits “Billionaire” and “Dr.    songs and get them out in order to get          “Gym Class Heroes isn’t done for,”      wraps Aug. 28 at the New York State
Hot 100, the song holds the same po-         Feelgood” (featuring Cee-Lo Green)         to the lane I wanted to stay in with ‘Bil-   McCoy says. “We’re 12-13 demos deep        Fair in Syracuse.
sition on Hot Digital Songs with             as pivotal turning points in the album’s   lionaire’ and ‘Dr. Feelgood.’ I’m defi-      so far, going back to the essence of         “I’m calling it the Only Boy on Tour
179,000 in sales (up from 177,000 last       sound. Going into the studio to begin      nitely in a way better head space than       what got us signed: four guys in a room    tour,” McCoy says. “I’m sure any
week), according to Nielsen Sound-           recording the album, McCoy was any-        when I started writing this record.”         jamming until magic happens. And           young man would be excited to hang
Scan. Its digital total thus far: 918,000.   thing but lighthearted: He and fellow         Next up on McCoy’s promotional            so far it’s happening again.”              with these girls.”                 ••••

                                                                                                                                     LUCKY NO. 7
                                                                                                                   On a roll:

                                                                                                                                     Jewel notches another top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with
                                                                                                                                     “Sweet and Wild” opening at No. 10 with 31,000 copies sold, ac-
                                                                                                                                     cording to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the singer/songwriter’s sev-
                                                                                                                                                          enth top 10—her entire output of regular
                                                                                                                                                          studio albums. (She has also issued a hol-
                                                                                                                                                          iday set and a children’s record.) ¶ Her top
                                                                                                                                                          10 run began with the smash album
                                                                                                                                                           “Pieces of You,” which stayed on the Bill-
                                                                                                                                                           board 200 for 114 weeks, spending 27 of
                                                                                                                                                           them in the top 10. ¶ “Sweet and Wild”
                                                                                                                                                           has already charted a pair of hits on the
                                                                                                                                                            Hot Country Songs chart: “Stay Here For-
                                                                                                                                                            ever” (No. 34) and “Satisfied” (No. 57 with
                                                                                                                                                            a bullet).              —Keith Caulfield

                                                                                                                                     Top 10 Gems
                                                                                                                                     TITLE                         DEBUT DATE         DEBUT POSITION   PEAK DATE    PEAK POSITION
                                                                                                                                     “Sweet and Wild”               6/26/2010               10         6/26/2010*        10*
                                                                                                                                     “Perfectly Clear”              6/21/2008                8         6/21/2008          8
                                                                                                                                     “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland” 5/20/2006                 8         5/20/2006          8
                                                                                                                                     “0304”                         6/21/2003                2         6/21/2003          2
                                                                                                                                     “This Way”                     12/1/2001                9          12/1/2001         9
                                                                                                                                     “Spirit”                       12/5/1998                3          12/5/1998         3
                                                                                                                                     “Pieces of You”                2/17/1996              176           3/1/1997         4
                                                                                                                                     * Debut week

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                                                                JAZZ       BY AYMERIC PICHEVIN

                                                               Waiting                                                                                                                                                                   Back together:

                                                               For Gardot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DRU HILL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         HILL CLIMBING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Can a back-in-the-day R&B vocal
                                                               Philadelphia Jazz Singer Makes                                                                                                                                            group recapture its hitmaking
                                                               Impressive Showing Overseas                                                                                                                                               glory? That premise will be put to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the test June 28 when “Keith Sweat’s
                                                               Melody Gardot is the latest benefici-           “My One and Only Thrill” is a more                                                                                        Platinum House” premieres on BET’s
                                                               ary of France’s long love affair with       pop-oriented follow-up, with songs                                                                                            Centric channel.
                                                               American jazz. Following in the foot-       like “Baby I’m a Fool” and “Who Will                                                                                            The focus of the seven-
                                                               steps of former French favorites like       Comfort Me” making full use of Gar-                                                                                           episode reality series is Dru Hill.
                                                               Josephine Baker, Dexter Gordon, Bud         dot’s smoky voice. The album also                                                                                             The quartet was a major chart
                                                               Powell and, more recently, Diana Krall,     features one song sung in French,                                                                                             force in the late ’90s, thanks to
                                                               Gardot has found fame in the land of        “Les Etoiles,” while a special edition                                                                                        such No. 1 hits as “In My Bed,”
                                                               Brigitte Bardot. Her second album,          in France features her cover of “Over                                                                                         “Never Make a Promise” and
                                                               “My One and Only Thrill,” is now cer-       the Rainbow” with French chanson                                                                                              “How Deep Is Your Love.” The
                                                               tified double-platinum (200,000 units)      veteran Eddy Mitchell.                                                                                                        group disbanded in 2001 to
                                                               in France, shipping 270,000 units since         Yann Ollivier, managing director of                                                                                       pursue solo careers, with only
                                                               its March 2009 release, according to        Gardot’s French label Universal Clas-                                                                                         Sisqó, whose multiplatinum
                                                               Universal—an impressive sum for a           sics & Jazz France, says Gardot’s flu-                                                                                        “Unleash the Dragon” CD
                                                               jazz album in modern times.                 ency in French helped “My One and                                                                                             featuring the hit “Thong Song,”
                                                                   “The moment I got to France, I fell     Only Thrill” reach a crossover audience                                                                                       enjoying substantial success.
                                                               in love with it,” Gardot says. “People      through high-profile TV appearances         Foreign exchange:                                                                    Dru Hill eventually attempted to
                                                               take their time, and it’s the same with     on shows like “Le Grand Journal de          MELODY GARDOT                                                                     reunite in 2008. But the live reunion
                                                               my music. I feel I don’t need to rush       Canal +” and “Vivement Dimanche.”                                                                                             announcement on a Baltimore
                                                               to a climax.”                               Gardot also played three sold-out nights   Norway and No. 2 in Sweden. It also     documentary in other markets.              radio station erupted into a fight—
                                                                   Philadelphia native Gardot took up      at Paris Olympia in April and appeared     broke into the top 20 in Denmark, the      Gardot has sold 100,000 copies of       immortalized on YouTube—when
                                                               songwriting as a form of therapy after      at the opening ceremony of the Cannes      Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the    “Heart” and 117,000 of “Thrill” in the     member Woody unexpectedly
                                                               a bicycle accident kept the then-19-        Film Festival in May.                      United Kingdom (where it’s sold         States, according to Nielsen Sound-        declared he was going to return to
                                                               year-old hospitalized for a year in 2003.       “France gave her confidence,” says     100,000 copies, according to the Of-    Scan. However, as Hole says, “We have      his gospel ministry.
                                                               Following her recovery, she began           Max Hole, executive VP of Universal        ficial Charts Co.), Poland, Wallonie    done so well [internationally] that          So it comes as no surprise
                                                               playing gigs and mixing traditional         Music Group International. “If it          and New Zealand. Sales in Scandi-       America suffered from her lack of avail-   when “Platinum House”
                                                               jazz with pop, blues and Latin influ-       works in France, it can work anywhere      navia have been further boosted by      ability.” To compensate, Gardot just       producer Sweat says viewers
                                                               ences. Gardot eventually signed with        . . . and it did.”                         the airing of a Universal-produced TV   squeezed in an 11-date North Ameri-        can expect “drama, drama”
                                                               Verve Records, releasing debut album            In addition to claiming its No. 4      documentary, “The Accidental Musi-      can tour before doing 23 European fes-     when they tune in to the show.
                                                               “Worrisome Heart” in 2008.                  French peak, the album hit No. 1 in        cian.” Universal is now pitching the    tival dates this summer.           ••••    The drama, however, will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tempered by “humor, music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and—hopefully—a positive
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. Show:
                                                                                                                                                                                      DAVID CROSS                                        outcome,” Sweat adds. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pop has spent slightly        platinum-selling artist in his
                                                                                                                                                                                                           more on advertising in        own right by way of hits like “I
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the United States and         Want Her” and “My Body,”

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Europe compared with          Sweat is also a record producer
                                                                                                                                                                                                           previous Cross releases.      (the O’Jays, Silk) who worked
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “So many things have        on Dru Hill’s self-titled debut
                                                               “Bigger and Blackerer,” indie comedian David                                                                                                happened for David in         album.
                                                               Cross’ first album of new material in six years, de-                                                                                        the past six years that          “Our relationship dates back to
                                                               buted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers                                                                                               this album represented        the early ’90s,” says Sweat, who also
                                                               album chart for the week of June 12, according to                                                                                           an opportunity to blast       hosts the syndicated radio show
                                                               Nielsen SoundScan. His long-awaited third re-                                                                                               things open for him,          “The Keith Sweat Hotel” and “Quiet
                                                               lease on Sub Pop Records is benefiting from the                                                                                             especially overseas,”         Storm” on WBLS New York. “These
                                                               former “Mr. Show” star’s prolific last half-decade                                                                                          Kiewel says.                  guys are putting their personal
                                                               and an unusual CD/DVD release format.                                                                                                         Ads for “Blackerer”         issues behind them, and we wanted
                                                                  Cross has spent the past six years honing his                                                                                            have streamed during          to show fans all the effort it takes to
                                                               comedic acting skills, appearing in films like “Eter-                                                                                       episodes of “Arrested         come back to the top.”

                                                               nal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Year              back shows last October at Boston’s Wilbur             Development” on Hulu, while TV spots have run on            Sweat, together with a trainer,
                                                               One” as well as stealing scenes on Fox’s cult com-        Theatre. Kiewel believes the joint release, which      Comedy Central and Cartoon Network’s Adult               vocal coach and licensed therapist,
                                                               edy “Arrested Development.” Last summer, the              features lengthy takes on drugs and organized          Swim. Banner ads have also appeared on sites like        will put Dru Hill through various paces
                                                               comedian approached Sub Pop, which has re-                religion as well as the show-stopping song “The and Pitchfork.                            on “Platinum House,” shot in Atlanta.
                                                               leased Cross’ albums since 2002, and told the             Sultan’s Revenge,” feels “more complete” than              Unlike Sub Pop’s roster of indie acts including      Made up of original members Sisqó,
                                                               label that he had enough new material for a stand-        Cross’ last album, 2004’s “It’s Not Funny.” Al-        Wolf Parade and Beach House, Cross’ comedy               Nokio and Jazz plus newcomer Tao,
                                                               up special.                                               though the releases share the same title and           cannot find radio airplay and therefore is tougher       the group will release its fourth al-
                                                                  “We’ve always talked about doing more                  some overlapping material, the CD and DVD              to promote. Despite the limitations, Kiewel be-          bum, “InDRUpendence Day,” through
                                                               records together, and in this instance, we origi-         each contain bits that appear exclusively on one       lieves Sub Pop, which also houses comedy acts            Kedar Entertainment. The July 27
                                                               nally talked about doing a TV special,” Sub Pop           or the other.                                          Flight of the Conchords and Eugene Mirman, will          release features the singles “Remain
                                                               head of A&R Tony Kiewel says. “Then it dawned                Because Cross is currently working in the           continue releasing high-profile comedy discs.            Silent”and “LoveM.D.”
                                                               on David that he had way too much material for            United Kingdom on the upcoming TV show “The                “There’s a lot of bad comedy records out there          “You’ll be hearing a sharper
                                                               an hourlong program.”                                     Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,”         . . . and the sales we’re seeing validate the fact       sound from Dru Hill. It’s about the
                                                                  Cross and Sub Pop agreed to release a CD               the comedian has had limited availability to pro-      that there’s still a market for good comedy,”            here and now, not the old stuff,” says
                                                               and DVD based on the material from back-to-               mote “Blackerer.” To offset the lack of press, Sub     Kiewel says.                      —Jason Lipshutz        Sweat, who’s back on Billboard’s

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                                                                  Soundtracks Score; Aguilera’s Not So ‘Bionic’
                                                                  It was Team Jacob and Team Edward vs.                              200 has seen soundtracks concurrently                          and an inexpensive price, made the EP       at No. 23 on sales/airplay hybrid chart
                                                                  the Gleeks in the race to No. 1 on the                             bow in the top two slots. In fact, it’s only                   irresistible to consumers.                  the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to its hearty
                                                                  Billboard 200, as the “Twilight Saga:                              the second instance that two sound-                                                                        initial download sales, the song quickly
COUNTRY CLUB                                                      Eclipse” soundtrack went up against the                            tracks start in top five. The first time                       NOT HERSELF: Christina Aguilera             dropped down the list. This week it re-
>>Lady Antebellum’s former
Hot Country Songs No. 1 hit,
                                                                  latest installment of the “Glee” sound-                            happened earlier this year on the May 8                        makes a low-key entrance on the Bill- enters at No. 75, thanks to, again, a surge
“Need You Now,” bows at No.                                       track series, “Journey to Regionals.”                              chart when “The Power of Madonna”                              board 200 with her fourth English-lan- in download sales.
45 on Hot Dance Club Songs,                                          Well, Gleeks rejoice! The “Journey to                           was No. 1 and “Iron Man 2” was No. 4.                          guage studio album, “Bionic.” It starts        On the Mainstream Top 40 airplay
marking the first No. 1 country
hit to cross over to the dance                                    Regionals” EP debuts at No. 1 with                                                                                                at No. 3 with 110,000 sold, according chart, Aguilera’s core radio format, the
chart since Dolly Parton’s “9 to                                                                                                     O U T O F O R D E R : At press time,                           to Nielsen SoundScan.                                      tune stalled at No. 14 and
5” reached No. 77 in 1981 on
the then-100-position chart.
                                                                                                                                     Nielsen SoundScan announced it was
                                                                                                                                     reprocessing the sales information for
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Her last effort, the 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                    double-length album
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Over The       charted for only seven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               weeks. That matches the
FAMILY MATTERS                                                                                                                       this issue’s charts on June 18—the day                         “Back to Basics,” bowed at                  Counter        peak of another much-
>>With Jaden Smith’s featured
turn on “Never Say Never” at
                                                                                                                                     after Billboard went to print. However,                        No. 1 with 346,000 copies        KEITH                     maligned Aguilera lead-
No. 33 on the Billboard Hot                                                                                                          charts and stories on and                        sold. Previous to that,                                    off single, “Dirrty” (from
100, the young actor keeps his                                                                                              were refreshed with the                          2002’s “Stripped” strutted                                 “Stripped”). However, the
family’s chart success going.
Both father Will and mom Jada                                                                                                        correct rankings once we received the                          in at No. 2 with 330,000                                   difference with “Dirrty”
Pinkett Smith (with her band                                                                                                         new information. On next issue’s                               and her 1999 self-titled                                   is that while it also
Wicked Wisdom) have visited                                                                                                          charts, our tallies will reflect the cor-                      debut bounced in at No. 1                                  peaked at No. 14, it re-
the music lists.
                                                                                                                                     rect “last week” positions.                                    with 253,000.                                              mained on the chart for
                                                                                                                                                                                                       For the big-voiced diva, the so-so start 15 weeks, indicating there was an ap-
                                                                                                                                     SIX PAK ATTACK: As demonstrated by                             for “Bionic” can probably be attributed petite for the song at the format. It has
                                                                                                                                     Blake Shelton’s six-song “Hillbilly                            to not only the gap between releases but since become a serviceable recurrent
                                                                                                                                     Bone” Six Pak EP, which debuted at No.                         also the lukewarm reception to first sin- track at the format.
                                                                  152,000 sold, according to Nielsen                                 3 on the March 20 tally, shorter albums                        gle “Not Myself Tonight.”                      But, as Aguilera has proved, a clunky
                                                                  SoundScan, besting the “Eclipse” album                             are making strides on the chart.                                  Though the aggressive dance num- first single won’t necessarily kill an
                                                                  at No. 2 with 144,000.                                                 The new “Glee: The Music: Journey                          ber was paired with an eye-popping album. While “Dirrty” wasn’t the
                                                                     The new “Glee” set is the fifth release                         to Regionals” set sports six songs (one                        video, the clip seemed to hit all the smash hit that it could’ve been (despite
ICE ICE BABY                                                      from the TV series since it launched a                             is a medley) and its physical album car-                       wrong notes with many viewers—so its respectable chart run), Aguilera fol-
>>The Fratellis post a 45-19-7
climb on Rock Digital Songs
                                                                  year ago on Fox, and the third “Glee” set                          ries a list price of $6.99. The set’s digi-                    many, in fact, that news outlets were lowed it with the show-stopping bal-
with “Chelsea Dagger” (see                                        to hit No. 1 following the “Power of                               tal version, which amounted to 71% of                          reporting about how Aguilera seemed lad “Beautiful,” which spent four
page 40). The song was played                                     Madonna” EP and “The Music: Volume                                 its overall first-week sales, went for $5.99                   to be cribbing the style and imagery of weeks at No. 1 on the Mainstream Top
after each Chicago Blackhawks
home goal during their march                                      3: Showstoppers.”                                                  at the iTunes store. There’s no doubt                          both Madonna and Lady Gaga in the 40 list. So, don’t count Aguilera out
to the NHL’s Stanley Cup                                             “Glee” and “Eclipse” debuting at Nos.                           that general “Glee” fandom, combined                           glossy video.                               yet—“Tonight” may lead to a much
championship.                                                     1 and 2 marks the first time the Billboard                         with a punchy, hits-filled track listing                          While “Not Myself Tonight” peaked brighter tomorrow.                            ••••

 CHART                                                            Market Watch                                                        A Weekly National Music Sales Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For week ending June 13, 2010. Figures are rounded.

                                                                  Weekly Unit Sales                                                                      Year-To-Date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Compiled from a national sample of retail store and rack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sales reports collected and provided by

                                                                                                                       DIGITAL             DIGITAL
                                                                                                     ALBUMS            ALBUMS*             TRACKS                                            2009                2010           CHANGE      Year-To-Date Album
>>The “Glee” cast rewrites its                                    This Week                    5,485,000 1,490,000 21,600,000                            OVERALL UNIT SALES                                                                 Sales By Store Type
own mark for the shortest span                                    Last Week                    5,163,000 1,540,000 22,615,000                            Albums          152,989,000                   136,064,000               -11.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              60 million units
between first weeks at No. 1 with
                                                                  Change                                                                                 Digital Tracks  530,730,000                   532,222,000                0.3%

different albums in the 54-year                                                                        6.2%             -3.2%              -4.5%
history of the Billboard 200. With                                                                                                                       Store Singles       726,000                         897,000            23.6%                     ’09 ’10
                                                                  This Week Last Year          6,350,000 1,385,000 21,103,000
“Glee: The Music: Journey to                                                                                                                             Total          684,445,000                   669,183,000                -2.2%        50
Regionals,” the act earns a new                                   Change                             -13.6%              7.6%               2.4%
No. 1 just three weeks after its last                             *Digital album sales are also counted within album sales.
                                                                                                                                                         Albums w/TEA*  206,062,000                    189,286,200               -8.1%
                                                                                                                                                         *Includes track equivalent album sales (TEA) with 10 track downloads equivalent
set, “Volume 3: Showstoppers,”                                                                                                                            to one album sale.
                                                                  Weekly Album Sales

arrived in the top spot.                                                                                                (Million Units)                                                                                                      40
>>With the first week atop the                                    30
Billboard 200 for the “Glee”
                                                                                                                                                         ALBUM SALES
cast’s “Journey to Regionals,”
                                                                  25                                                                                                                                                                          30
the Fox TV troupe’s partial-

                                                                                                                                                          ’09                                   153.0 million
tribute to Journey (three of the                                                           2009
set’s six songs are Journey                                       20                                                                                      ’10                               136.1 million
covers) equals the total weeks
that the venerable San Francisco

rock band has spent at No. 1.                                     15
                                        FRATELLIS: SCARLET PAGE

Among Journey’s 19 chart
entries, the act has spent one                                                                                                                           SALES BY ALBUM FORMAT
                                                                  10                                                                                                                                                                          10
week at No. 1: “Escape” led the
Sept. 12, 1981, survey.                                                                                                                                  CD                        119,242,000           97,778,000            -18.0%
                                                                  5                                        5.5M                                          Digital                   32,637,000            37,067,000              13.6%
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         every week at                                                                                                                                   Vinyl                       1,080,000              1,201,000            11.2%          0                                 0                                                                                                                                                                                     Indies             Non-      Mass                       Chain
                                                                       J    F     M     A      M      J       J    A      S      O     N      D      J
                                                                                                                                                         Other                           30,000                 17,000        -43.3%                                    traditional Merchant

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●a 1
   1                            1                 SOUNDTRACK
                                                  20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 72878/SONY MUSIC (6.98)
                                                                                                           Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals (EP)                                                  1   |                                       \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   51                         1       VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SIDEONEDUMMY 1420 (8.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vans Warped Tour 2010 Compilation                                                 51

●■ 2                            1       SOUNDTRACK
                                        SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 523836/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                            The Twilight Saga: Eclipse                                 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 14                                52         41 18          37 BROOKS & DUNN (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ARISTA NASHVILLE 49922/SMN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   #1s ... And Then Some                                     5

 ■ 3                            1       CHRISTINA AGUILERA
                                        RCA 60867*/RMG (13.98)
                                        JACK JOHNSON
                                                                                                                                                                               Bionic                  3        A performance on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the CMT Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   53                         1       JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 440
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CAPITOL LATIN 42483 (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BAND OF HORSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A Son De Guerra                              53

    4          1       –        2                                                                                                                                     To The Sea                       1                                           54         31 23           4                                                                                                                                        Infinite Arms                         7
                                        BRUSHFIRE 014266*/UMRG (13.98)                                                                                                                                          Awards telecast                                                       BROWN/FAT POSSUM/COLUMBIA 69110*/SONY MUSIC (11.98)

●■ 5                            1       PLIES
                                        BIG GATES/SLIP-N-SLIDE/ATLANTIC 522495/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                Goon Affiliated                        5        (June 9) pumps the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                set’s 26% gain. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   55         43 50          19 LIL WAYNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 012737/UMRG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rebirth           0         2

    6          2       3       12 JUSTIN BIEBER
                                  SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ISLAND 014063/IDJMG (10.98)
                                                                                                                                           My World 2.0                                      1         1        show also likely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                helps titles at Nos.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●56        104 126 122 JOURNEY (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         COLUMBIA 44493             b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Journey’s Greatest Hits                        t         10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             36 LUKE NASHVILLE 65833 (18.98)
    7                                                                                                          Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers
               3       1        4                                                                                                                                                                      1                                           57         54 71                                                                                                                                               Doin’ My Thing                             6
                                        20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 70611/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                18, 60 and 143.                                                 CAPITOL

    8          4       4       20 LADY NASHVILLE 97702 (18.98)
                                          ANTEBELLUM                                                                                                            Need You Now                 2         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   58                         1       TOKYO POLICE CLUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MOM + POP 015* (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Champ                     58

●■ 9                            1       DIERKS BENTLEY
                                        CAPITOL NASHVILLE 85410 (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                           Up On The Ridge                             9          51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●59         65 70 56 EMINEM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       WEB/SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE 012863*/IGA (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Relapse                      1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s the ninth release
●■10                            1       JEWEL
                                        VALORY JK0200A (9.98)
                                                                                                                                                              Sweet And Wild                          10        in the popular                    ●60         60 59           6       ZAC BROWN BAND          Pass The Jar: Live From the Fabulous Fox Theater In Atlanta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC 523726/AG (25.98 CD/DVD) b

  11           6       6       85 LADY GAGA                                                                                                                             The Fame             3         2        compilation brand                  61         46 49             RIHANNA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             29 SRP/DEF JAM 013736/IDJMG (19.98)                                                Rated R                                                                            1         4
                                  STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE 011805*/IGA (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to chart on the
  12           5       5       11 USHER 61552/JLG (13.98)                                                                                           Raymond V Raymond                                  1        Billboard 200. The                 62         45 42           7       BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE                                                                                                                        Fever                   3
                                  LAFACE/JIVE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         JIVE 63497* (16.98)

● 13           7       9        6       CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
                                        HEAR 32053 (19.98 CD/DVD)           b
                                                                                                                                                 Live At The Troubadour                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                installment is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   63         35 28           5       THE NATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4AD 3X03* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             High Violet                     3

● 14
    p         14 19            82                         ZAC BROWN BAND
                                                          ROAR/BIGGER PICTURE/HOME GROWN/ATLANTIC 516931/AG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                              The Foundation                 2         9   |    2004 edition, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                reached No. 8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   64         42 31           6       COURT YARD HOUNDS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COLUMBIA 52441/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Court Yard Hounds                                7

● 15          17 22            53 THE BLACK EYED PEAS
                                  INTERSCOPE 012887*/IGA (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                       The E.N.D.            2         1        Combined, the series               65         37 45           7       MIRANDA COSGROVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COLUMBIA 31049/SONY MUSIC (8.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sparks Fly                      8

  16                            1

              12 15 12 VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                        CLAY WALKER
                                        CURB 79182 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                           She Won’t Be Lonely Long                                   16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                —which launched in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1998—has sold 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   66         44 47 11 ERYKAH BADU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              48 48 18 SADE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NEW AMERYKAH: Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONTROL FREAQ/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 014023*/UMRG (13.98)


                       UNIVERSAL/EMI/SONY MUSIC 09844/CAPITOL (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                           NOW 33                      3        million, according to              67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EPIC 63933*/SONY MUSIC (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Soldier Of Love                            1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nielsen SoundScan.
● 18          23 25            37 MIRANDA LAMBERT (12.98)
                                  COLUMBIA (NASHVILLE) 46854/SMN
                                                                                                                                                                       Revolution            0         8                                           68                         1       RATATAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      XL 465* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LP4                 68

  19          10 17            23 KE$HA                                                                                                                                       Animal                   1                                           69         64 69          62 JASON ALDEAN                                                                                                                                 Wide Open             1         4
                                  KEMOSABE/RCA 49209*/RMG (11.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                               BROKEN BOW 7637 (18.98)


  21          13 16

                                        GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
                                        RAGGED COMPANY 002832/HOLLYWOOD (8.98)
                                                                            B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
                                                                                                                                    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals                                     20


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              53 46

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              59 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6       MERCYME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      INO/COLUMBIA 67708/SONY MUSIC (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             13 MARVIN SAPP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Generous Mr. Lovewell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Here I Am

                                  REBELROCK/GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC 518903/AG (13.98) b                                                                                                                                                                                           VERITY 53156/JLG (11.98)
● 22          24 24            32 CARRIE UNDERWOOD
                                  19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 49923/SMN (13.98)
                                                                                                                Play On                                                                      1         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Considering that                   72         47 39           6       DEFTONES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      REPRISE 511922*/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Diamond Eyes                             6

  23          20 26            29 LADY GAGA                                                                                                      The Fame Monster (EP)                       1         5        four of the band’s                 73         52 54          12 MONICA (11.98)                                                                                                                        Still Standing               0         2
                                  STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE 013872*/IGA (10.98)                                                                                                                                                                                  J 40398/RMG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                songs (two in a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      See Charts Legend on for rules and explanations. © 2010, e5 Global Media, LLC and Nielsen SoundScan, Inc. All rights reserved. BLITZEN TRAPPER: TODD ROETH
●■24                            1       SAVING ABEL
                                        SKIDDCO/VIRGIN 84602/CAPITOL (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                  Miss America                        24        medley) were sung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                on last week’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   74         63 64 41 TREY SONGZ 518794/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ready           0         3

  25          11 12             6                                                                                                                                     The Oracle                       1                                           75         66 68 113 LADY NASHVILLE 03206 (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ANTEBELLUM                                                                                                                     Lady Antebellum                     1         4
                                        UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 014236/UMRG (9.98)                 b                                                                                                                 season finale of                                        CAPITOL

●■26                            1       ATTACK ATTACK!
                                        RISE 102 (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                 Attack Attack!                       26        “Glee,” it’s no                    76         49 40           4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JANELLE MONAE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WONDERLAND/BAD BOY 512256/WARNER BROS. (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The ArchAndroid: Suites II And III                                          17

 ■                                      TRAVIE MCCOY                                                                                                                                                            surprise that this
  27                            1                                                                                                                                           Lazarus                   27                                           77         70 80          15 JASON DERULO                                                                                                                          Jason Derulo                          11
                                        NAPPY BOY/DECAYDANCE 524007/FUELED BY RAMEN (13.98)                          b                                                                                          hits collection                                                 BELUGA HEIGHTS 519657/WARNER BROS. (10.98)

  28          15       8        4
                                        THE BLACK KEYS                                                                                                                     Brothers                    3        pounces with a 58%                 78         71 65 42 SKILLET                                                                                                                                                     Awake                     2
                                        NONESUCH 520266*/WARNER BROS. (15.98)                                                                                                                                                                                          ARDENT/INO/ATLANTIC 519927/AG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                increase and its best
  29          22 21            30 JUSTIN BIEBER                                                                                                                 My World (EP)                1         5        sales frame since                  79         61 66          21 SOUNDTRACK6184/NEW WEST (17.98)                                                                                                          Crazy Heart                        18
                                  SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ISLAND 013719/IDJMG (9.98)                                                                                                                                                                                            FOX/FOX SEARCHLIGHT

●■30                            1       HANSON
                                        3CG 11001 (15.98)
                                                                                                                                                                     Shout It Out                     30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Christmas of 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   80         57 51           6       TONI BRAXTON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATLANTIC 520269/AG (18.98)                b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pulse                   9

  31          19 14             8       AC/DC
                                  COLUMBIA 60952*/SONY MUSIC (17.98 CD/DVD) b
                                                                                                                                               Iron Man 2 (Soundtrack)                                 4          81
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The almost unreal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●81        148 –            2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sz                                        INFANT SORROW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 014395/UMRG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Get Him To The Greek (Soundtrack)                                               81   |
  32          21       7       47 THE ROLLING STONES 014130*/UMRG/UME (29.98)                                                                              Exile On Main St.                 1         1                                           82         30 13           3       SOUNDTRACK                                                                                                            Sex And The City 2                              13
                                  ROLLING STONES/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC                                                                                                                                                                                                                   HBO 39192/WATERTOWER (16.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                band—which is a bit
                                        NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                  85 PINK 36759/JLG (13.98)                                                                                                                                             1
  33          18 10             4       GHETTO YOUTHS/DEF JAM/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 014136/UMRG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                            Distant Relatives                          5        like Spinal Tap, but               83         74 81             LAFACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Funhouse                       2

●■34                            1       AGAINST ME!
                                        SIRE 524438*/WARNER BROS. (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                White Crosses                         34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                not quite Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gaines—zips up the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   84         72 77          48 DAUGHTRY (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19/RCA 53744/RMG                           b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leave This Town                    1         1

  35          26 30 26 ALICIA KEYS
                       MBK/J 46571*/RMG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                              The Element Of Freedom                         1         2        list. The act, as seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                in the Russell Brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●85         91 112 50 BRAD PAISLEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARISTA NASHVILLE 47352/SMN (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                American Saturday Night                                      2

● 36          36 43 31 TRAIN 07736/SONY MUSIC (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                Save Me, San Francisco                                17        film “Get Him to the               86         73 78 18 JAHEIM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ATLANTIC 522783/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Another Round                              3

● 37          34 41            32 SOUNDTRACK                                         Glee: Season One: The Music Volume 1
                                  20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 54090/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                             0         4        Greek,” gains after a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                full week’s worth of              ●87        111 108 15 EASTON CORBIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MERCURY NASHVILLE 013644/UMGN (10.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Easton Corbin                           10

  38          28 29            36 MICHAEL BUBLE BROS. (18.98)                                                                                                         Crazy Love             1         1        sales were                         88         38 67          14 BROKEN BELLS                                                                                                                           Broken Bells                          7
                                  143/REPRISE 520733/WARNER                                      b                                                                                                                                                                              COLUMBIA 55865*/SONY MUSIC (11.98)

  39          27 34            83 TAYLOR 0200 (18.98)
                                  BIG MACHINE
                                                                                                                                                                           Fearless          6         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                registered following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the movie’s June 4                 \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   89                         1       THE CURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FICTION/ELEKTRA 523449*/RHINO (34.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Disintegration                         89

  40          32 35            82 NICKELBACK (18.98)
                                  ROADRUNNER 618028
                                                                                                                                                                      Dark Horse             2         2        bow.                               90         75 91 139 BOBGONG/ISLANDAND THE WAILERS Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       422-846-210/IDJMG (13.98/8.98) b                                                                                                                           0         54

  41          25 11             3       MARC ANTHONY                                                                                                                          Iconos                  11                                           91         69 74 40 JAY-Z 520856*/AG (18.98)                                                  The Blueprint 3                                                                                   1         1
                                        SONY MUSIC LATIN 67402 (14.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                 ROC NATION                    b
  42          29 33            14 LUDACRIS                                                                                                              Battle Of The Sexes                  0         1                                           92         77 105 35 KID CUDI                                                Man On The Moon: The End Of Day                                                                                              4
                                  DTP/DEF JAM 014030*/IDJMG (13.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                     DREAM ON/G.O.O.D./UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 013195*/UMRG (13.98) b

●■43                            1       WHITECHAPEL
                                        METAL BLADE 14904* (13.98)
                                                                                                                                              A New Era Of Corruption                                 43
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ●93                   JOHN MAYER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             100 128 30 COLUMBIA 53087*/SONY MUSIC (13.98)                                                                                                           Battle Studies                0         1


  45          16       2

                                        LEE BRICE
                                        CURB 78977 (18.98)
                                        STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
                                                                                                                                                              Love Like Crazy

                                                                                                                                                        Stone Temple Pilots

                                                                                                                                                                                                                With nearly 5,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              93 109 12 MUMFORD &ROAD 0109*/GLASSNOTE (12.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              84 98
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GENTLEMAN OF THE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             39 DRAKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SONS                                                                                                                        Sigh No More

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So Far Gone (EP)

                                        ATLANTIC 519419*/AG (18.98)                                                                                                                                             copies sold in its                                              YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 013456/UMRG (9.98)

● 46          39 36             8       SOUNDTRACK
                                        20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 67681/SONY MUSIC (8.98)
                                                                                                       Glee: The Music, The Power Of Madonna (EP)                                                      1        first week, the act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                trumps the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   96         55 165          5       SLEIGH BELLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      N.E.E.T. 016*/MOM + POP (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Treats                  39

  47           9       –        2       CLAY AIKEN
                                        DECCA 014240 (9.98)       b
                                                                                                                                                                     Tried & True                      9        frame of its last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                full-length, “Furr,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   97                         1       BLITZEN TRAPPER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SUB POP 825* (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Destroyer Of The Void                                  97

● 48          40 44 27 SOUNDTRACK                                         Glee: Season One: The Music Volume 2
                       20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 61705/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                             0         3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                which had its                     ●98        106 97 39 MUSE 521130*/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HELIUM-3                                                                 b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Resistance                             3


  50           8       –

                                        LIL JON
                                        UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 013715/UMRG (13.98)
                                        TAIO CRUZ
                                                                                                                                                                     Crunk Rock


                                                                                                                                                                                                                highest week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                during Christmas of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   99         67 61           5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 105 117 42 COLBIE CAILLAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AS I LAY DYING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      METAL BLADE 14907 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Powerless Rise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Breakthrough                  0

                                        MERCURY 014330/IDJMG (9.98)                                                                                                                                             2008 (4,000).                                    UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 013194/UMRG (13.98)                                         b

                                                                                                                    TONI BRAXTON . . . . . . .80                                           TAIO CRUZ . . . . . . . . . . .50   DRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . .95   RENEE FLEMING . . . . .151                GUNS N’ ROSES . . . . .155         MICHAEL JACKSON . . . . . .             ALICIA KEYS . . . . . . . . .35       LADY GAGA . . . . . . .11, 23
                                                                                                                    BREAKING BENJAMIN . .139            CAGE THE ELEPHANT . .130           THE CURE . . . . . . . . . . .89                                        COLT FORD . . . . . . . . .129                                                 . . . . .105, 173, 177, 192           KID CUDI . . . . . . . . . . . .92    ADAM LAMBERT . . . . .116
                                                                                                                    LEE BRICE . . . . . . . . . . .44   COLBIE CAILLAT . . . . .100                                                           E                                                                            H                    JAHEIM . . . . . . . . . . . . .86      KIDZ BOP KIDS . . . . . .191          MIRANDA LAMBERT . . .18
4TROOPS . . . . . . . . . .101           MARC ANTHONY . . . . . .41         JEFF BECK . . . . . . . . . .194        BROKEN BELLS . . . . . . .88        CASTING CROWNS . . .189                             D                  EDWARD SHARPE & THE                                  G                        HANSON . . . . . . . . . . . .30   LEELA JAMES . . . . . . .199            CAROLE KING . . . . . . .172          LAURA BELL BUNDY . .115
                 A                       ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED               DIERKS BENTLEY . . . . . .9             BROOKS & DUNN . . . . .52           CHARICE . . . . . . . . . . .156   DAUGHTRY . . . . . .84, 181          MAGNETIC ZEROES . .182             GODSMACK . . . . . . . . . .25            JIMI HENDRIX . . . . . . .163      JAY-Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91   KINGDOM OF SORROW . .144              LCD SOUNDSYSTEM . .126
AC/DC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31       GRAFFITI . . . . . . . . . .170   JUSTIN BIEBER . . . . .6, 29            GARTH BROOKS . . . . .160           KENNY CHESNEY . . . . .127         THE DEAD WEATHER . .122             EMINEM . . . . . . . .59, 179       SELENA GOMEZ &                                                               JEWEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10     KINGS OF LEON . . . . . .102          LED ZEPPELIN . . . . . . .180
AGAINST ME! . . . . . . . .34            AS I LAY DYING . . . . . . .99     THE BLACK EYED PEAS . .15               ZAC BROWN BAND . .14, 60            EASTON CORBIN . . . . . .87        DEFTONES . . . . . . . . . . .72    MELISSA ETHERIDGE . .132             THE SCENE . . . . . . . .128                            I                   JACK JOHNSON . . . . . . . .4           CAROLE KING & JAMES                   LIFEHOUSE . . . . . . . . .198
CHRISTINA AGUILERA . . . .               ATTACK ATTACK! . . . . . .26       THE BLACK KEYS . . . . .28              LUKE BRYAN . . . . . . . . .57      MIRANDA COSGROVE . .65             DELTA SPIRIT . . . . . . . .174                                         GORILLAZ . . . . . . . . . .117           INFANT SORROW . . . . .81          JAMEY JOHNSON . . . .143                 TAYLOR . . . . . . . . . . . .13     LIL JON . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 110                                       MARY J. BLIGE . . . . . .109            MICHAEL BUBLE . .38, 197            COURT YARD HOUNDS . .64            JASON DERULO . . . . . . .77                       F                    GREEN DAY . . . . . . . . .200                                               JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . . .56         KUTT CALHOUN . . . . .162             LIL WAYNE . . . . . .55, 112
CLAY AIKEN . . . . . . . . . .47                       B                    BLITZEN TRAPPER . . . .97               JIMMY BUFFETT . . . . .123          CREEDENCE CLEARWATER               THE DIRTY HEADS . . . .175          PEDRO FERNANDEZ . .183              SARA GROVES . . . . . .193                               J                                                                                                 LUDACRIS . . . . . . . . . . .42
JASON ALDEAN . . . . . . .69             ERYKAH BADU . . . . . . .66        B.O.B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21   BULLET FOR MY                        REVIVAL . . . . . . . . . .141    DJ HOLIDAY + GUCCI                  FIVE FINGER DEATH                   JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 440                    ALAN JACKSON . . . . . .168                         K                                      L
GARY ALLAN . . . . . . . .164            BAND OF HORSES . . . . .54         SUSAN BOYLE . . . . . . .119             VALENTINE . . . . . . . . .62                                          MANE . . . . . . . . . . . .158     PUNCH . . . . . . . . . . .145       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53                                      KE$HA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19     LADY ANTEBELLUM . .8, 75

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                                                                                                                                                                                   IMPRINT & NUMBER / DISTRIBUTING LABEL (PRICE)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IMPRINT & NUMBER / DISTRIBUTING LABEL (PRICE)

                                                                                                                                                101         62 113          5      4TROOPS
                                                                                                                                                                                   SONY MASTERWORKS 64911 (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4TROOPS                         36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                151                           1       RENEE FLEMING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DECCA 014186 (17.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dark Hope                   151


                                                                                                                                                            90 101 90 KINGS OF (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                      RCA 32712/RMG

                                                                                                                                                            82 102 37 PARAMORE 518250*/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Only By The Night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brand New Eyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            106                                  \

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                153 133 139 32 VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1       ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DECCA BROADWAY 014280/DECCA (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Addams Family

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NOW 32

                                                                                                                                                                      FUELED BY RAMEN                                                                                                                                                                                      PBS airings of the                                  EMI/UNIVERSAL/ZOMBA 58647/SONY MUSIC (18.98)

                                                                                                                                                104 110 95 41 CHRIS YOUNG                                                                                                                                The Man I Want To Be                                    19        duo’s concert                        154 117 133 22 VAMPIRE WEEKEND                                                                                                                                                 Contra                   1
                                                                                                                                                              RCA NASHVILLE 22818/SMN (10.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  XL 429* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           special, “Live at the
                                                                                                                                                105         85 115 61 MICHAEL JACKSON                                                                                                                                    Number Ones                   3         13        Troubadour,” not                     155 143 154 164 GUNS N’ ROSES                                                                                                                                       Greatest Hits             4         3
                                                                                                                                                                      MJJ/EPIC 88998/SONY MUSIC (14.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GEFFEN 001714/INTERSCOPE (16.98)

                                                                                                                                                106                        43 JAMES TAYLOR
                                                                                                                                                                              WARNER BROS. 78094/RHINO (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Greatest Hits               q         23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           only help the album
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the same name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                156           81 55           5       CHARICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      143/REPRISE 519516/WARNER BROS. (18.98)                  b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charice                   8

                                                                                                                                                107 116 136 18 JOSH TURNER
                                                                                                                                                               MCA NASHVILLE 013363/UMGN (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Haywire                      5        (No. 13, up 9%),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           but also his hits set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                157           80 20           3       HANK III
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CURB 79179* (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DJ HOLIDAY + GUCCI MANE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rebel Within                      20

                                                                                                                                                108         33 32           3                                                                           Love Heals: A Tribute to Our Wounded Warriors                                                            32                                             158 139 145                   9                                                                                                                               Burrrprint(2) HD                         19
                                                                                                                                                                                   CRACKER BARREL 79183 EX/CURB (11.98)                                                                                                                                                    (up 75%) and her                                                           1017 BRICK SQUAD/ASYLUM 523890/WARNER BROS. (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                109         89 100 25 MARY J. BLIGE                                                                                                             STRONGER withEach Tear                                            2        classic “Tapestry”                   159 124 124                   9       MGMT                                                                                                                     Congratulations                          2
                                                                                                                                                                      MATRIARCH/GEFFEN 013722/IGA (13.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COLUMBIA 45335*/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (No. 172, up 20%).
                                                                                                                                                110 130 –                  26 CHRISTINA AGUILERA
                                                                                                                                                                              RCA 64970/RMG (11.98) b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits                                                   9                                             160 137 141 88 GARTH BROOKS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PEARL 213 (25.98 CD/DVD)                                   b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Ultimate Hits                 5         3

                                                                                                                                                111         86 87 28 SOUNDTRACK
                                                                                                                                                                     FOX 522421/RHINO (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel                                               0          6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                161 170 156 36 VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WORD-CURB/PROVIDENT-INTEGRITY 14857/EMI CMG (17.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WOW Hits 2010                  0        33

                                                                                                                                                112 120 168 100 LIL WAYNE

                                                                                                                                                                CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 011977*/UMRG (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                            83 116 48 OWL CITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tha Carter III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ocean Eyes


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                163 128 129 14 JIMI HENDRIX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1       KUTT CALHOUN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STRANGE 76/RBC (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Raw And Un-Kutt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Valleys Of Neptune

                                                                                                                                                                      UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 013141*/UMRG (10.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EXPERIENCE HENDRIX/LEGACY 64056*/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                114         95 96 103 SHINEDOWN (18.98)                                                                                                               The Sound Of Madness                             1          8                                             164 155 149 14 GARY ALLAN                                                                                                                              Get Off On The Pain                              5
                                                                                                                                                                      ATLANTIC 511244/AG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MCA NASHVILLE 013362/UMGN (10.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           With nearly 4,000
                                                                                                                                                115 119 99                  9
                                                                                                                                                                                   LAURA BELL BUNDY
                                                                                                                                                                                   MERCURY NASHVILLE 013968/UMGN (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Achin’ And Shakin’                                28        sold, it’s the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           singer’s best debut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                165 164 152 34 TIM MCGRAW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CURB 79152 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Southern Voice                0         2

                                                                                                                                                116         78 72 29 ADAM LAMBERT                                                                                                                      For Your Entertainment                                     3                                             166 157 151 43 REBA                                                                                                                                   Keep On Loving You                      0         1
                                                                                                                                                                     19/RCA 54801/RMG (13.98)                                                                                                                                                                              sales week. While                                   STARSTRUCK M0100/VALORY (18.98)                                      b
                                                                                                                                                117         87 92 14 GORILLAZ                                                                                                                                             Plastic Beach                           2        she’s charted 18                     167 140 107 12 SHE & HIM                                                                                                                                              Volume Two                        6
                                                                                                                                                                     VIRGIN 27547/CAPITOL (18.98)b                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MERGE 354* (15.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           previous entries on
                                                                                                                                                118         88 114 56 PHOENIX                                                                                                                Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix                                            37        Top Traditional                      168 145 153 11 ALAN JACKSON                                                                                                                                          Freight Train                      7
                                                                                                                                                                      LOYAUTE 0105*/GLASSNOTE (11.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ARISTA NASHVILLE 62560/SMN (11.98)

                                                                                                                                                119 108 89 29 SUSAN BOYLE                                                                                                                                     I Dreamed A Dream                        4          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Classical Albums,                    169 146 142 93 SUGARLAND                                                                                                                                Love On The Inside                    2         1
                                                                                                                                                              SYCO/COLUMBIA 59829/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           this marks her first                                MERCURY NASHVILLE 011273*/UMGN (13.98)


                                                                                                                                                            92 93 10 LALIFE/POLYDOR/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE 013389*/IGA (10.98)

                                                                                                                                                            99 88

                                                                                                                                                                           25 YOUNG MONEY MOTOWN 013795/UMRG (13.98)                                                                                         We Are Young Money
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     La Roux


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           appearance on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           big chart.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                171 162 150 26 ROBIN THICKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1       ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4AD 3X15* (14.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sex Therapy: The Session
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before Today                      170

                                                                                                                                                                              CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                             STAR TRAK/INTERSCOPE 013708/IGA (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                122         76 62           5      THE DEAD WEATHER
                                                                                                                                                                                   THIRD MAN 524033*/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sea Of Cowards                                5          152                                 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                172                         303 CAROLE KING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ODE/EPIC/LEGACY 65850/SONY MUSIC (19.98/7.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tapestry        0          1

                                                                                                                                                123         97 79           8      JIMMY BUFFETT
                                                                                                                                                                                   MAILBOAT 2120 EX (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Encores                      7        Starring Nathan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lane and Bebe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                173 142 –                   146 MICHAEL JACKSON (17.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EPIC/LEGACY 17986*/SONY MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thriller      l          1

                                                                                                                                                124         68 52 10 SLASH
                                                                                                                                                                     DIK HAYD 31433* (17.98)

                                                                                                                                                125 118 123 18 TOBYMAC


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Neuwirth, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Broadway musical

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                175 151 147

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DELTA SPIRIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ROUNDER 619098* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THE DIRTY HEADS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        History From Below

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any Port In A Storm

                                                                                                                                                               FOREFRONT 26371 (13.98)                                      b                                                                                                                                              reimagining of the                                                         EXECUTIVE MUSIC GROUP 1243 (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                126         58 38

                                                                                                                                                127 121 120 55 KENNY CHESNEY
                                                                                                                                                                            4      LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
                                                                                                                                                                                   DFA/VIRGIN 09903*/CAPITOL (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This Is Happening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Greatest Hits II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           freaky family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           debuts with 4,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                177 173 188 36 MICHAEL JACKSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1       MYCHILDREN, MYBRIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SOLID STATE 67307 (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Essential Michael Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lost Boy


                                                                                                                                                               BNA 65555/SMN (11.98)                                                                                                                                                                                       and enters Top Cast                                 EPIC/LEGACY 94287/SONY MUSIC (19.98)

                                                                                                                                                128         94 90 37 SELENA002831 (18.98) THE SCENE
                                                                                                                                                                               GOMEZ &                                                                                                                                     Kiss And Tell               0          9        Albums (viewable                     178 135 121 36 THE SCRIPT                                                                                                                                                 The Script                   64
                                                                                                                                                                     HOLLYWOOD                                              b                                                                                                                                                                                                  PHONOGENIC/EPIC 33450/SONY MUSIC (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                   COLT FORD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ●                            72 EMINEM                                                                                                                                                        2
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                                                                                                                                                129         96 94           8      AVERAGE JOE’S 216 (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chicken & Biscuits                                28        charts) at No. 2.                    179 198 –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE 005881*/IGA (13.98/8.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Curtain Call: The Hits                              1

                                                                                                                                                130 123 134 57 CAGE THE ELEPHANT
                                                                                                                                                               DSP 49658*/JIVE (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cage The Elephant                                 67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                180 195 –                    92 LED SONG 313148*/ATLANTIC (19.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mothership          2         7

                                                                                                                                                131 160 –                  62 KEITH URBAN
                                                                                                                                                                              CAPITOL NASHVILLE 35751* (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                   MELISSA ETHERIDGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Defying Gravity                  0          1                                             181 147 –                   166 DAUGHTRY (9.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19/RCA 88860/RMG                        b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Daughtry           4         1

                                                                                                                                                132 103 76                  7      ISLAND 014020/IDJMG (9.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fearless Love                            7                                             182 161 176                   5       COMMUNITY/FAIRFAX 542*/VAGRANT (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Up From Below                          161

                                                                                                                                                133         51      –      11 SOUNDTRACK DISNEY (18.98)                                                                           Alice In Wonderland: Almost Alice                                               5                                             183 141 177                   3       PEDRO FERNANDEZ                                                                                                 Amarte A La Antigua                             141
                                                                                                                                                                              BUENA VISTA 005166/WALT                                                                                                                                                                        185                                                                      FONOVISA 354085/UMLE (12.98)

                                                                                                                                                134                         1      NEVERMORE
                                                                                                                                                                                   CENTURY MEDIA 8681 (16.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Obsidian Conspiracy                                      134        Pledge-drive                         184 167 –                    90 FRANK SINATRA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                REPRISE 438652/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nothing But The Best                      0         2

                                                                                                                                                135 171 187 84 SOUNDTRACK
                                                                                                                                                               SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 515923*/AG (18.98)

                                                                                                                                                136 112 125 38 THREE DAYS GRACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Life Starts Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Twilight         2          1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           season is in full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           effect on PBS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stations, and many

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                186 144 178 49 MAXWELL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4       STRAIGHT NO CHASER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATCO/ATLANTIC 523536/AG (18.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With A Twist


                                                                                                                                                               JIVE 46256/JLG (13.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COLUMBIA 89142/SONY MUSIC (11.98)                                      b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           local broadcasters
                                                                                                                                                137 158 163 35 SOUNDTRACK
                                                                                                                                                               SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 519421*/AG (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Twilight Saga: New Moon                                 1          1        have screened the                    187 179 –                    57 SOUNDTRACK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WALT DISNEY 003101 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hannah Montana: The Movie                               1         1

                                                                                                                                                138 163 –                  61 RASCAL 002604 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                              LYRIC STREET
                                                                                                                                                                                           FLATTS                                                                                                                           Unstoppable                1          1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           group’s “Live in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           New York” special,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                188 109 63                    4       TALIB KWELI + HI-TEK ARE REFLECTION ETERNAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BLACKSMITH 512766/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Revolutions Per Minute                              18

                                                                                                                                                139 115 122 37 BREAKING BENJAMIN
                                                                                                                                                               HOLLYWOOD 002398* (18.98) b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dear Agony                0          4        which features
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tunes from this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                189 190 166 30 CASTING CROWNS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               BEACH STREET/REUNION 10135/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Until The Whole World Hears                             0         4

                                                                                                                                                140 136 137 91 DARIUS RUCKER
                                                                                                                                                               CAPITOL NASHVILLE 85506 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Learn To Live                1          5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           album. It’s up 111%.                 190 159 162 20 VARIOUS ARTISTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WORD-CURB/EMI CMG/VERITY 62442/JLG (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WOW Gospel 2010                               40

                                                                                                                                                141 122 132 55 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL                                                                                             Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits                                 8         99                                             191 168 167 20 KIDZ BOP KIDS                                                                                                                                          Kidz Bop 17                      12
                                                                                                                                                               FANTASY 2*/CONCORD (17.98/12.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RAZOR & TIE 89214 (18.98)

                                                                                                                                                142 125 143 60 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING                                                                                                                                       Wicked           1        125                                             192 175 180 33 MICHAEL JACKSON                                                                                Michael Jackson’s This Is It (Soundtrack)                                       2         1
                                                                                                                                                               DECCA BROADWAY 001682/DECCA (18.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MJJ/EPIC 76067*/SONY MUSIC (17.98)

                                                                                                                                                143                        91 JAMEY JOHNSON
                                                                                                                                                                              MERCURY NASHVILLE 011237*/UMGN (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             That Lonesome Song                        0         28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                193 193 171                   5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SARA GROVES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SPONGE/INO/COLUMBIA 84712/SONY MUSIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fireflies And Songs                           119

                                                                                                                                                144                         1      KINGDOM OF SORROW
                                                                                                                                                                                   RELAPSE 7093* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Behind The Blackest Tears                                       144
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            200                                 ●■-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                194                           7       JEFF BECK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATCO 523695/RHINO (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Emotion & Commotion                                  11

                                                                                                                                                145 149 106 33 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
                                                                                                                                                               PROSPECT PARK 50100* (13.98) b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                War Is The Answer                                 7        The band profits                     195 181 184 135 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAPITOL 30334* (16.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Greatest Hits             8         8

                                                                                                                                                146         98 82           5      TENTH AVENUE NORTH                                                                                             The Light Meets The Dark                                       15        (71%) from its                       196 129 83                    4       VARIOUS ARTISTS                                        Philly Soul: The Sound Of Philadelphia: 1967 - 1980                                                       77
                                                                                                                                                                                   REUNION 10144/SONY MUSIC (11.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SONY MUSIC CUSTOM MARKETING GROUP 63347 EX/STARBUCKS (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           performance at the
                                                                                                                                                147 101 86                  6      TRINA                                                                                                                                             Amazin’                     13        Tony Awards (June                    197 189 195 134 MICHAEL BUBLE                                                                                                                                               It’s Time         3         7
                                                                                                                                                                                   SLIP-N-SLIDE 32567 (18.98)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   143/REPRISE 48946/WARNER BROS. (18.98)                                        b

                                                                                                                                                148 169 161 15 BLAKE SHELTON
                                                                                                                                                               REPRISE/WARNER BROS. (NASHVILLE) 522642/WMN (8.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hillbilly Bone (EP)                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           13). Since Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was the final day of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                198 126 157 15 LIFEHOUSE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GEFFEN 013753/IGA (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LEELA JAMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Smoke & Mirrors                            6

                                                                                                                                                149 127 144 190 TAYLOR SWIFT                                                                                                                                                  Taylor Swift             4          5        the tracking week,                   199 113 37                    3                                                                                                                                              My Soul                   37
                                                                                                                                                                BIG MACHINE 079012 (18.98)                                      b                                                                                                                                                                                                                     STAX 31641/CONCORD (18.98)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           expect a larger jump
                                                                                                                                                150                         1      ROONEY
                                                                                                                                                                                   ROONEY 524391*/ILG (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eureka                   150        next issue.                          ●■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                200                         102 GREEN DAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                REPRISE 48777*/WARNER BROS. (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 American Idiot               5         1

                                                                                                                                                              M                    MUMFORD & SONS . . . .94                         ORIGINAL CAST                                      R                                      S                      SKILLET . . . . . . . . . . . .78    ALVIN AND THE                            GLEE: THE MUSIC, THE                    THE TWILIGHT SAGA:                 TOKYO POLICE CLUB . . .58                             V                      WOW GOSPEL 2010 . .190
                                                                                                                                               BOB MARLEY AND THE                  MUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98           THE ADDAMS FAMILY . .152               RASCAL FLATTS . . . . .138             SADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67   SLASH . . . . . . . . . . . . .124    CHIPMUNKS: THE                           POWER OF MADONNA                        NEW MOON . . . . . . . .137       TRAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36    VAMPIRE WEEKEND . .154                WOW HITS 2010 . . . . .161
                                                                                                                                                WAILERS . . . . . . . . . . .90    MYCHILDREN, MYBRIDE . .                      WICKED . . . . . . . . . . . .142      RATATAT . . . . . . . . . . . .68      MARVIN SAPP . . . . . . . .71          SLEIGH BELLS . . . . . . . .96        SQUEAKQUEL . . . . . .111                (EP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46                                      TREY SONGZ . . . . . . . . .74
                                                                                                                                               MAXWELL . . . . . . . . . .186        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176                                              REBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166    SAVING ABEL . . . . . . . .24          STONE TEMPLE PILOTS . .45            CRAZY HEART . . . . . . . .79            GLEE: THE MUSIC,                                      T                    TRINA . . . . . . . . . . . . .147      VARIOUS ARTISTS                                   W
                                                                                                                                               JOHN MAYER . . . . . . . .93                                                                     P                      RIHANNA . . . . . . . . . . . .61      THE SCRIPT . . . . . . . .178          STRAIGHT NO CHASER . .185            GLEE: SEASON ONE: THE                     VOLUME 3:                              TALIB KWELI + HI-TEK               JOSH TURNER . . . . . . .107           NOW 32 . . . . . . . . . . . .153     CLAY WALKER . . . . . . .16
                                                                                                                                               TRAVIE MCCOY . . . . . . .27                         N                           BRAD PAISLEY . . . . . . .85           THE ROLLING STONES . .32               BOB SEGER & THE SILVER                 SUGARLAND . . . . . . . .169          MUSIC VOLUME 1 . . . .37                 SHOWSTOPPERS . . . . .7                 ARE REFLECTION                                                           NOW 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . .17    WHITECHAPEL . . . . . . .43
                                                                                                                                               TIM MCGRAW . . . . . . .165         NAS & DAMIAN “JR. GONG”                      PARAMORE . . . . . . . . .103          ROONEY . . . . . . . . . . .150         BULLET BAND . . . . . .195            TAYLOR SWIFT . . .39, 149            GLEE: SEASON ONE: THE                    HANNAH MONTANA:                          ETERNAL . . . . . . . . . .188                    U                      PHILLY SOUL: THE SOUND                HANK WILLIAMS III . . .157
                                                                                                                                               MERCYME . . . . . . . . . . .70      MARLEY . . . . . . . . . . .33              PHOENIX . . . . . . . . . . .118       LA ROUX . . . . . . . . . . .120       SHE & HIM . . . . . . . . .167                                               MUSIC VOLUME 2 . . . .48                 THE MOVIE . . . . . . . .187           JAMES TAYLOR . . . . . .106        CARRIE UNDERWOOD . .22                  OF PHILADELPHIA:                     WYNONNA . . . . . . . . . .108
                                                                                                                                               MGMT . . . . . . . . . . . . .159   THE NATIONAL . . . . . . .63                 PINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83   DARIUS RUCKER . . . . .140             BLAKE SHELTON . . . . .148                 SOUNDTRACK                       GLEE: THE MUSIC,                         SEX AND THE CITY 2 . . .82              TENTH AVENUE NORTH . .146          KEITH URBAN . . . . . . .131            1967 - 1980 . . . . . . .196
                                                                                                                                               JANELLE MONAE . . . . . .76         NEVERMORE . . . . . . . .134                 PLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                                          SHINEDOWN . . . . . . . .114           ALICE IN WONDERLAND:                  JOURNEY TO REGIONALS                    TWILIGHT . . . . . . . . . .135         ROBIN THICKE . . . . . . .171      USHER . . . . . . . . . . . . .12      VANS WARPED TOUR 2010                               Y
                                                                                                                                               MONICA . . . . . . . . . . . .73    NICKELBACK . . . . . . . . .40               GRACE POTTER & THE                                                            FRANK SINATRA . . . . .184              ALMOST ALICE . . . . .133            (EP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1   THE TWILIGHT SAGA:                      THREE DAYS GRACE . .136                                                    COMPILATION . . . . . . .51          CHRIS YOUNG . . . . . . .104
                                                                                                                                                                                   OWL CITY . . . . . . . . . .113               NOCTURNALS . . . . . . .20                                                                                                                                                                         ECLIPSE . . . . . . . . . . . .2       TOBYMAC . . . . . . . . . .125                                                                                  YOUNG MONEY . . . . . .121

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   1                       ATTACK ATTACK!
                           RISE 102 (12.98)
                                                                                 Attack Attack!
                                                                                                           |   ●\1
                                                                                                               1                         SOUNDTRACK Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals (EP) 1
                                                                                                                                         20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA /SONY MUSIC                                    |    1     2    5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1      NOT AFRAID
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 EMINEM (WEB/SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE)                                |
   2               HANSON
                   3CG 11001 (15.98)
                                                                                   Shout It Out
                                                                                                               2                SOUNDTRACK
                                                                                                                                SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC /AG
                                                                                                                                                                        The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2                      2     1    31   BAD ROMANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LADY GAGA (STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE)

   3               WHITECHAPEL
                   METAL BLADE 14904* (13.98)
                                                                     A New Era Of Corruption
                                                                                                               3                CHRISTINA AGUILERA
                                                                                                                                RCA /RMG
                                                                                                                                                                                          Bionic 3                        3     7    6    ALEJANDRO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LADY GAGA (STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE)

   4               VARIOUS ARTISTS
                   SIDEONEDUMMY 1420 (8.98)
                                                        Vans Warped Tour 2010 Compilation
                                                                                                               4      1    2    JACK JOHNSON
                                                                                                                                BRUSHFIRE /UMRG
                                                                                                                                                                                      To The Sea 4                        4     3    35   NEED YOU NOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LADY ANTEBELLUM (CAPITOL NASHVILLE)

   5               TOKYO POLICE CLUB
                   MOM + POP 015* (12.98)
                                                                                                               5      3    4    SOUNDTRACK            Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers 7
                                                                                                                                20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA /SONY MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5     4    6    HATE S3X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MAY QWINTEN (EMI INTERNATIONAL)




                   BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
                   JIVE (16.98)
                   THE NATIONAL

                                                                                    High Violet

                                                                                                                 \    4    81
                                                                                                                                DIERKS BENTLEY
                                                                                                                                CAPITOL NASHVILLE
                                                                                                                                LADY GAGA
                                                                                                                                                                                Up On The Ridge 9

                                                                                                                                                                                       The Fame 11           3



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ONE TIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JUSTIN BIEBER (RAYMOND BRAUN/ISLAND/IDJMG)
                   4AD 3X03* (14.98)                                                                                            STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE /IGA                                                             JUSTIN BIEBER FEATURING LUDACRIS (SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ISLAND/IDJMG)

 ●■8               RATATAT
                   XL 465* (14.98)
                                                                                                               8                JEWEL
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sweet And Wild 10                        8     6    9    YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KE$HA (KEMOSABE/RCA/RMG)

   9      6   62   JASON ALDEAN
                   BROKEN BOW 7637 (18.98)
                                                                                    Wide Open      1
                                                                                                               9■               GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
                                                                                                                                RAGGED COMPANY /HOLLYWOOD b
                                                                                                                                                                                                    20                    9     20   2    PRAY FOR YOU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JARON AND THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE (JARONWOOD/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC/BIG MACHINE)

              21 SOUNDTRACK 6184/NEW WEST (17.98)
  10      5                                                                        Crazy Heart                                  B.O.B            B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray                                              LOVE STORY
                 FOX/FOX SEARCHLIGHT                                                                           10     5    7                                                                        21                   10     8    83
                                                                                                                                REBELROCK/GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC /AG b                                                                     TAYLOR SWIFT (BIG MACHINE)



         11 17
               3   SOUNDTRACK
                   HBO 39192/WATERTOWER (16.98)
                   MUMFORD & SONS
                                                                           Sex And The City 2

                                                                                 Sigh No More

                                                                                                               12     6    4
                                                                                                                                TRAVIE MCCOY
                                                                                                                                NAPPY BOY/DECAYDANCE /FUELED BY RAMEN b
                                                                                                                                THE BLACK KEYS





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WHATCHA SAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JASON DERULO (BELUGA HEIGHTS/WARNER BROS.)
                   GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD 0109*/GLASSNOTE (12.98)                                                                NONESUCH /WARNER BROS.                                                                                    B.O.B FEATURING HAYLEY WILLIAMS (REBELROCK/GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC)

  13      4    5   SLEIGH BELLS
                   N.E.E.T. 016*/MOM + POP (12.98)
                                                                                                                 \              PLIES
                                                                                                                                BIG GATES/SLIP-N-SLIDE/ATLANTIC /AG
                                                                                                                                                                                  Goon Affiliated 5                      13     14   73   POKER FACE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LADY GAGA (STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE)

                   SUB POP 825* (13.98)
                                                                        Destroyer Of The Void
                                                                                                               14■              ATTACK ATTACK!
                                                                                                                                                                                   Attack Attack! 26                     14     16   17   TODAY WAS A FAIRYTALE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TAYLOR SWIFT (BIG MACHINE)

  15      7    5   AS I LAY DYING
                   METAL BLADE 14907 (13.98)
                                                                                Powerless Rise
                                                                                                               15     17 37     ZAC BROWN BAND
                                                                                                                                ROAR/BIGGER PICTURE/HOME GROWN/ATLANTIC /AG
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Foundation 14          2           15     12   47   I GOTTA FEELING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE BLACK EYED PEAS (INTERSCOPE)

  16     10 57 PHOENIX
               LOYAUTE 0105*/GLASSNOTE (11.98)
                                                                 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
                                                                                                                 \              HANSON
                                                                                                                                                                                     Shout It Out 30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         r AOL RADIO
  17     13    8   JIMMY BUFFETT                                                       Encores                                  SAVING ABEL                                        Miss America 24
                   MAILBOAT 2120 EX (14.98)                                                                    17
                                                                                                                                SKIDDCO/VIRGIN /CAPITOL

              10 SLASH31433* (17.98)                                                      Slash                                 LADY ANTEBELLUM
  18      8                                                                                                    18     10 20                                                       Need You Now 8             2
                 DIK HAYD                                                                                                       CAPITOL NASHVILLE

  19     12    8   COLT FORD                                                 Chicken & Biscuits                                 KE$HA                                                     Animal 19
                   AVERAGE JOE’S 216 (14.98)                                                                   19     9    23                                                                                                                                            The week’s most-streamed songs on AOL.

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  20     17 61     CAGE THE ELEPHANT                                         Cage The Elephant                                                                                              LP4 68                                         ARTIST (IMPRINT/LABEL)

                   DSP 49658*/JIVE (13.98)                                                                                      XL

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                   NEVERMORE                                        The Obsidian Conspiracy                                                                                                                               1      5   3           YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG
                                                                                                                                                     Glee: The Music, The Power Of Madonna (EP) 46

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  21                                                                                                           21                                                                                                                                KE$HA (KEMOSABE/RCA/RMG)
                   CENTURY MEDIA 8681 (16.98)                                                                                   20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA /SONY MUSIC

 ●\■               KINGDOM OF SORROW                               Behind The Blackest Tears
                                                                                                                      13 12 JUSTIN BIEBER                                          My World 2.0 6                         2      1   20 NEED YOU NOW NASHVILLE)

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                   RELAPSE 7093* (14.98)                                                                       22
                                                                                                                            SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ISLAND /IDJMG      b
                                                                                                                                                                                                             1                          LADY ANTEBELLUM (CAPITOL

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                   FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH                                 War Is The Answer                                                                                                                                              OMG
  23     22 29                                                                                                 23               SOUNDTRACK              Glee: Season One: The Music Volume 1 37              0            3      4   8    USHER FEATURING WILL.I.AM (LAFACE/JLG)
                   PROSPECT PARK 50100* (13.98)     b                                                                           20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA /SONY MUSIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on, including ones that are exclusive to Billboard’s websites. See Charts Legend for rules and explanations. All charts © 2010, e5 Global Media, LLC and Nielsen SoundScan, Inc. All rights reserved.
                   TRINA                                                               Amazin’                                                                                                                                            HAVEN’T MET YOU YET
  24     14    6                                                                                               24     16   4    CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR Live At The Troubadour 13                                      4      3   16   MICHAEL BUBLE (143/REPRISE)
                   SLIP-N-SLIDE 32567 (18.98)                                                                                   HEAR   b

 ●■                ROONEY                                                               Eureka                                                                                                                                            AIRPLANES
                                                                                                                      14 11 USHER /JLG
  25                                                                                                                                                                        Raymond V Raymond 12                          5      7   5
                   ROONEY 524391*/ILG (14.98)                                                                  25                                                                                                                         B.O.B FEATURING HAYLEY WILLIAMS (REBELROCK/GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC)
                   VAMPIRE WEEKEND                                                      Contra                                                                                                                            6     14   6    ALEJANDRO
  26     16 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LADY GAGA (STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE)
                   XL 429* (14.98)

                   KUTT CALHOUN                                               Raw And Un-Kutt                                                                                                                             7     11   5    CALIFORNIA GURLS
  27                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KATY PERRY FEATURING SNOOP DOGG (CAPITOL)
                   STRANGE 76/RBC (18.98)

  28     21 12     SHE & HIM
                   MERGE 354* (15.98)
                                                                                   Volume Two                              TOP INTERNET™                                                                                  8     10   3    FIND YOUR LOVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DRAKE (YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN)

 ●■                ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI                                  Before Today                                                                                                                            9      2   24   BREAKEVEN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE SCRIPT (PHONOGENIC/EPIC)
                                                                                                                      ON CHT

                   4AD 3X15* (14.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                   BB 200

                                                                                                                                ARTIST                                                     Title



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          YOUNG FOREVER

  30     24    7   THE DIRTY HEADS                                        Any Port In A Storm                                   IMPRINT / DISTRIBUTING LABEL                                                             10      9   11   JAY-Z + MR. HUDSON (ROC NATION)

                   EXECUTIVE MUSIC GROUP 1243 (13.98)

  31     26 24     EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES                          Up From Below                  1                         SOUNDTRACK                     The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2
                                                                                                                                         SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC 523836/AG                                         |   11      6   11   BREAK YOUR HEART
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TAIO CRUZ FEATURING LUDACRIS (MERCURY/IDJMG)

                   COMMUNITY/FAIRFAX 542*/VAGRANT (13.98)
                                                                                                                                CHRISTINA AGUILERA                                        Bionic 3                                        ROCK THAT BODY
  32     18    4   VARIOUS ARTISTS           Philly Soul: The Sound Of Philadelphia: 1967 - 1980               2
                                                                                                                                RCA 60867*/RMG                                                                           12     15   2    THE BLACK EYED PEAS (INTERSCOPE)

                                                                                                                                SOUNDTRACK Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals (EP) 1                                                   BILLIONAIRE
  33     20    6   8BALL & MJG                                                  Ten Toes Down                  3
                                                                                                                                20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 72878/SONY MUSIC                                            13      –   1    TRAVIE MCCOY FEAT. BRUNO MARS (NAPPY BOY/DECAYDANCE/FUELED BY RAMEN/RRP)
                   GRAND HUSTLE 5128/E1 (17.98)

  34     30 30     MOTLEY CRUE                                                    Greatest Hits                ●
                                                                                                               4      5    6    CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR Live At The Troubadour 13
                                                                                                                                HEAR 32053   b                                                                           14      –   13   NOTHIN’ ON YOU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B.O.B FEATURING BRUNO MARS (REBELROCK/GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC)

                   MOTLEY 380*/ELEVEN SEVEN (13.98)

                                                                                                                                HANSON                                               Shout It Out 30                                      RUDE BOY
  35               EYES SET TO KILL                                             Broken Frames                  5
                                                                                                                                3CG 11001                                                                                15      –   14   RIHANNA (SRP/DEF JAM/IDJMG)

                   BREAKSILENCE 193 (12.98 CD/DVD)
                                                                                                                                JEWEL                                            Sweet And Wild 10
  36     28 10     SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS I Learned The Hard Way                                         6
                                                                                                                                VALORY JK0200A
                   DAPTONE 019* (15.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         e TOP SOUNDTRACKS
                                                                                                                                JACK JOHNSON                                          To The Sea 4
  37     34 25     SOUNDTRACK                                                    The Hangover                  7      1    2    BRUSHFIRE 014266*/UMRG

                   NEW LINE 39150 (16.98)
                                                                                                                                AGAINST ME!                                       White Crosses 34                                                                                           ™
  38     27 41     THE XX                                                                    xx                8
                                                                                                                                SIRE 524438*/WARNER BROS.
                   YOUNG TURKS 450* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                SOUNDTRACK                Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers 7
  39      9    3   BETTYE LAVETTE Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook                                   9      4    4    20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA 70611/SONY MUSIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ON CHT


                   ANTI- 87029/EPITAPH (16.98)


                                                                                                                                GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 20

  40     15    3   WIDESPREAD PANIC                                            Dirty Side Down                 10
                                                                                                                                RAGGED COMPANY 002832/HOLLYWOOD b                                                                         ARTIST (IMPRINT / DISTRIBUTING LABEL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ●                1                                                                             |
                   ATO 21711* (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 GLEE: THE MUSIC, JOURNEY TO REGIONALS (EP)
                                                                                                                                THE ROLLING STONES                           Exile On Main St. 32            1            1      –   1
  41               THE YOUNG VEINS                                             Take A Vacation!                11     3    4    ROLLING STONES/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 014130*/UMRG/UME                                                               SOUNDTRACK (20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                                                                                                      ●■\                                                                                                                ●
                   ONE HAVEN 00103* (14.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
                                                                                                                                DIERKS BENTLEY                                  Up On The Ridge 9                         2      –   1
  42               TIESTO                               Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection                   12
                                                                                                                                CAPITOL NASHVILLE 85410                                                                                   SOUNDTRACK (SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC/AG)

                                                                                                   0| ● ■
                   MAGIK MUZIK 2426/ULTRA (19.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 3: SHOWSTOPPERS
                                                                                                                                THE CURE                                           Disintegration 89                      3      1   4
  43     41 38                     PEARL JAM                                       Backspacer                  13
                                                                                                                                FICTION/ELEKTRA 523449*/RHINO                                                                             SOUNDTRACK (20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                                   MONKEYWRENCH 9274* (18.98)
                                                                                                                                ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING The Addams Family 152                                    4      2   8    IRON MAN 2 (AC/DC)
  44     29    6   THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS                                              Together                 14
                                                                                                                                DECCA BROADWAY 014280/DECCA                                                                               SOUNDTRACK (COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                                                                                                      ●■\                                                                                                                ●
                   MATADOR 891* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                WHITECHAPEL                              A New Era Of Corruption 43                       5      4   32   GLEE: SEASON ONE: THE MUSIC VOLUME 1
  45     31    6   JOSH RITTER                                      So Runs The World Away                     15
                                                                                                                                METAL BLADE 14904*                                                                                        SOUNDTRACK (20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                   PYTHEAS 001* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                CLAY AIKEN                                           Tried & True 47                      6      5   8    GLEE: THE MUSIC, THE POWER OF MADONNA (EP)
  46     25    3   ALL TIME LOW                                                Straight To DVD                 16     2    2    DECCA 014240     b                                                                                        SOUNDTRACK (20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                   HOPELESS 713 (15.98 CD/DVD)     b

  47               DJ CLAY        DJ Clay Presents: Book Of The Wicked: The Mixxtape Chapter 1                 ●
                                                                                                               17     9    4    4TROOPS
                                                                                                                                SONY MASTERWORKS 64911
                                                                                                                                                                                       4TROOPS 101                        7      6   27   GLEE: SEASON ONE: THE MUSIC VOLUME 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUNDTRACK (20TH CENTURY FOX TV/COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC)

                   HATCHET HOUSE 4709/PSYCHOPATHIC (11.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CRAZY HEART
                                                                                                                                ATTACK ATTACK!                                     Attack Attack! 26                      8      8   21
  48               DEER TICK                                         The Black Dirt Sessions                   18
                                                                                                                                RISE 102                                                                                                  SOUNDTRACK (FOX/FOX SEARCHLIGHT/NEW WEST)

                                                                                                               ●\■                                                                                                       ●
                   PARTISAN 008* (12.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GET HIM TO THE GREEK (INFANT SORROW)
                                                                                                                                CEREMONY                                            Rohnert Park —                        9     11   2
  49               THE GHOST INSIDE                                                  Returners                 19
                                                                                                                                BRIDGE NINE 20234*                                                                                        SOUNDTRACK (UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC/UMRG)

                   MEDIA SKARE 82354 (16.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SEX AND THE CITY 2
                                                                                                                                CLAY WALKER                            She Won’t Be Lonely Long 16                       10      3   3
  50               DJ ENFERNO                                                   Ultra Dance 11                 20
                                                                                                                                CURB 79182                                                                                                SOUNDTRACK (HBO/WATERTOWER)

                   ULTRA 2317 (18.98)
                                                                                                                                RENEE FLEMING                                         Dark Hope 151                      11      9   28   ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL
                                                                                                               21                                                                                                                         SOUNDTRACK (FOX/RHINO)
                                                                                                                                DECCA 014186

A deluxe reissue of the Cure’s “Disintegration” debuts on Top
Internet Albums (No. 13) and the Billboard 200 (No. 89) with an                                                ●■
                                                                                                                 \              THE YOUNG VEINS
                                                                                                                                ONE HAVEN 00103*
                                                                                                                                                                                Take A Vacation! —                       12      7   15   ALICE IN WONDERLAND: ALMOST ALICE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUNDTRACK (BUENA VISTA/WALT DISNEY)

overall tally of 5,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The                                               23     11 30     LADY GAGA
                                                                                                                                STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE 011805*/IGA
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Fame 11             3           ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         13     13   84   TWILIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUNDTRACK (SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC/AG)
expanded new set, which tracks separately from its original 1989
release, contains 32 bonus tracks. The original album spawned four                                               \
                                                                                                               ● ■ REFUSED
                                                                                                                                EPITAPH 86981*   b
                                                                                                                                                                      The Shape Of Punk To Come —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14     12   35   THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUNDTRACK (SUMMIT/CHOP SHOP/ATLANTIC/AG)

Billboard Hot 100 singles—the most of any Cure set—including its
biggest hit, “Love Song” (No. 2).
                                                                                                               ● ■ ROONEY       ROONEY 524391*/ILG
                                                                                                                                                                                          Eureka 150                     15     15   64   HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUNDTRACK (WALT DISNEY)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ON CHT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ON CHT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARTIST                                                                                                Title                                                       ARTIST                                                                                             Title






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LABEL & NUMBER / DISTRIBUTING LABEL (PRICE)                                                                               The act trots past                      LABEL & NUMBER / DISTRIBUTING LABEL (PRICE)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ● a1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1                       NEVERMORE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CENTURY MEDIA 8681 (16.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Obsidian Conspiracy                |   the high-water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mark of its last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26     21 17    MIIKE SNOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DOWNTOWN 70085* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miike Snow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2                KINGDOM OF SORROW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RELAPSE 7093* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Behind The Blackest Tears                   album, “Born on         27     6    2   TIFT MERRITT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FANTASY 31965/CONCORD (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   See You On The Moon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3                RENEE FLEMING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DECCA 014186 (17.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dark Hope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Flag Day,” which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        topped out at No. 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ● ■ SINCE OCTOBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TOOTH & NAIL 07925 (10.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4                KUTT CALHOUN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STRANGE 76/RBC (18.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Raw And Un-Kutt                    in 2009.                29     26 13    BRANTLEY GILBERT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AVERAGE JOE'S 215 (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Halfway To Heaven
HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS: The best-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Country Albums, Top Latin Albums, Top Christian Albums or Top Gospel Albums. If a title reaches any of those levels, it and the act's subsequent albums are then

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5                ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4AD 3X15* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Before Today                                          30     4    2   THE MELVINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IPECAC 112 (16.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bride Screamed Murder
ineligible to appear on Heatseeker Albums. HEATSEEKERS SONGS: The most popular songs across all formats by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared as a lead artist in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 (or the top 50 of Hot 100 Airplay prior to Dec. 5, 1998). If a title reaches that level, it and the act's subsequent songs are then

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             6                DELTA SPIRIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ROUNDER 619098* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  History From Below                                            31     18 21 ONE ESKIMO (9.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SHANGRI-LA 101040*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STICK TO YOUR GUNS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     One eskimO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7     3     44 EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES                                                        Up From Below                                            32     5    2   SUMERIAN 31 (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Hope Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COMMUNITY/FAIRFAX 542*/VAGRANT (13.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●■8                EYES SET TO KILL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BREAKSILENCE 193 (12.98 CD/DVD)    b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Broken Frames                     14                     ● ■ NACHTMYSTIUM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \             CENTURY MEDIA 8689* (15.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Addicts: Black Meddle Part II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ■9                THE YOUNG VEINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ONE HAVEN 00103* (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Take A Vacation!                  The all-Diane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ● ■ GROUP 1 CREWFERVENT DIGITAL EX/WARNER BROS. (4.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spacebound (EP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10                DJ CLAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HATCHET HOUSE 4709/PSYCHOPATHIC (11.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DJ Clay Presents: Book Of The Wicked: The Mixxtape Chapter 1               album from the duo      35     27 31    ASKING ALEXANDRIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUMERIAN 022 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stand Up And Scream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11                DEER TICK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PARTISAN 008* (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Black Dirt Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Kelly Levesque and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tyler Hamilton)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                36     10   3   DAVID CROSS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SUB POP 882 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bigger And Blackerer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12                THE GHOST INSIDE                                                                                Returners                 debuts with 2,000,      37     8    2   PAUL WELLER                                                           Wake Up The Nation
ineligible to appear on Heatseeker Songs. Titles are ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and streaming activity data provided by online music sources. © 2010, e5 Global Media, LLC and Nielsen SoundScan, Inc. All rights reserved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MEDIA SKARE 82354 (16.98)                                                                                                                                         YEP ROC 2218 (16.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13                TEENAGE FANCLUB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MERGE 392 (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was produced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Humberto Gatica         ●■
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \             WE ARE THE IN CROWD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HOPELESS 715 (6.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guaranteed To Disagree (EP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14                DUE VOCI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TUNETONES 014271/UME (9.98)    b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Due Voci                  and is supported by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a PBS concert special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                39■             JUSTIN ROBERTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CARPET SQUARE 07 (15.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jungle Gym

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15     9     13 NEON TREES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MERCURY 013972*/IDJMG (10.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Habits                 airing through June.    ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40     40 18    WE CAME AS ROMANS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EQUAL VISION 175 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To Plant A Seed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16     7     7    CRYSTAL CASTLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FICTION/LAST GANG/LIES/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 014374/UMRG (10.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Crystal Castles                                          ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                41     43 35    TRAILER CHOIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL 025 (7.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Off The Hillbilly Hook (EP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●17     30    3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              p              KAREN ELSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THIRD MAN 493*/XL (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Ghost Who Walks                 |                           ●■

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  \    16   5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SEASON OF MIST 31203 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LEE DEWYZE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lawless Darkness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18     15 36      UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 013170/UMRG (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lungs                                                         WULI 2916 (12.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19     11 27 THE TEMPER TRAP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LIBERATION/GLASSNOTE 80022/COLUMBIA (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                44              ANDY BELL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MUTE 9446 (15.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●20     20    6    NIKKI YANOFSKY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DECCA 014138 (9.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nikki                  17                    45     32 12    CRASH KINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CUSTARD/UNIVERSAL MOTOWN 012953/UMRG (12.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Crash Kings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             \                                                                                                                                                                   \
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An interview on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21                CEREMONY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BRIDGE NINE 20234* (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rohnert Park                  NPR’s “Morning          46              RAPTURE RUCKUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BEC 27563 (4.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rapture Ruckus (EP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22     19    8    TROMBONE SHORTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              VERVE FORECAST 014194/VG (10.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Backatown                   Edition” (June 10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        helps the model-        ●\
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                47              HEAVEN SHALL BURN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CENTURY MEDIA 8719 (15.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23                OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EPITAPH 87093* (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In Desolation                 turned-singer’s         48     23   4   TRACEY THORN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MERGE 379 (14.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Love And Its Opposite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●24     47    3    ZUILL BAILEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TELARC 31978/CONCORD (17.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MATT KENNON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bach: Cello Suites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        album post a 70%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        increase.               ● ■ PRINCE ROYCE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -             TOP STOP 30020/SONY MUSIC LATIN (10.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24 17 LOCAL NATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prince Royce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gorilla Manor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25     12    5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BAMAJAM 01002 (13.98)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt Kennon                                                        FRENCHKISS 042* (12.98)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             y HEATSEEKERS SONGS                                                               ™
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   REGIONAL HEATSEEKERS #1 ALBUMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ON CHT



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ARTIST (IMPRINT / PROMOTION LABEL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WEST NORTH CENTRAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ● 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1   2     13           LOVE LIKE CRAZY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LEE BRICE (CURB)                                                   |           History From Below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Delta Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Obsidian Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Black Dirt Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deer Tick          1 Kutt Calhoun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Raw And Un-Kutt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2     3     5    CALI SWAG DISTRICT (CAPITOL)                                                                   PACIFIC                                   EAST NORTH CENTRAL                                       NORTHEAST                 The Ghost Inside

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 Returners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3     5     4    SHARK IN THE WATER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              V V BROWN (CAPITOL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trampled By Turtles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●■4                WAVIN' FLAG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              K'NAAN (A&M/OCTONE/INTERSCOPE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3 Palomino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●                  HOLD YOU (HOLD YUH)                                                                                                                                                                                                         Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             5     6     9                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4 Up From Below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GYPTIAN (VP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ● 6     7     8    ANIMAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NEON TREES (MERCURY/IDJMG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shaman's Harvest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5 Shine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             7     4     22 KEEP ON LOVIN' YOU                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kingdom Of Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            STEEL MAGNOLIA (BIG MACHINE)                                                                                                                                                                                             6 Behind The Blackest Tears

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ● 8     8     10 LAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ME DOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE DIRTY HEADS FEATURING ROME (EXECUTIVE)                                                                                                                                                                               7 The Reverend Peyton's Big Dam Band

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Wages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9     10    4    143
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BOBBY BRACKINS FEATURING RAY J (TYCOON STATUS/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8 Delta Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10     9     9    YOU'RE THE ONE                                                                                                                                                                                                              History From Below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DONDRIA (SO SO DEF/MALACO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11     11 12      NINA BONITA                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 The Obsidian Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHINO Y NACHO (MACHETE/UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALL OR NOTHING                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stick To Your Guns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12     13 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10 The Hope Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THEORY OF A DEADMAN (604/ROADRUNNER/RRP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13     14    4    NIGHTMARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AVENGED SEVENFOLD (HOPELESS/WARNER BROS.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●14     15    3    OUR GOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CHRIS TOMLIN (SIXSTEPS/SPARROW/EMI CMG)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●15     18    4    WHY WOULD YOU STAY?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KEM (UNIVERSAL MOTOWN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 Kutt Calhoun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Raw And Un-Kutt


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17     16    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DANCE FOREVER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALLSTAR WEEKEND (HOLLYWOOD)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BACHATA EN FUKUOKA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Behind The Blackest Tear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kingdom Of Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Obsidian Conspiracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dark Hope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Renee Fleming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eyes Set To Kill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 Broken Frames

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 440 (CAPITOL LATIN)                                                                                                                                                                                      DJ Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3 DJ Clay Presents: Book Of The Wicked: The Mixxtape Chapter 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●18     25    2    WAY OUT HERE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JOSH THOMPSON (COLUMBIA (NASHVILLE))
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAND BY ME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SOUTH CENTRAL                                           SOUTH ATLANTIC                                    MID-ATLANTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4 Stages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19     17    5    PRINCE ROYCE (TOP STOP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kingdom Of Sorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ●20     21    5    GET BACK UP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TOBYMAC (FOREFRONT/EMI CMG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5 Behind The Blackest Tears

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PROGRESS REPORT