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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Earn BET Award Nominations

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Earn BET Award Nominations

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Earn BET Award Nominations

The BET Awards are getting a little more inclusive this year. While Jay-Z leads the pack of nominations, followed by Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, and Melanie Fiona, there’s also a nod for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. No need to adjust your screens. Bieber earned a nomination for Best New Artist. He’s up against Melanie Fiona, Nicki Minaj, Wale, and Young Money. Bieber has appeared on BET as his popularity started to rise, including performing his single “Baby” on the network’s “106 & Park” and participating in their “SOS Help For Haiti Benefit.” Gomez earns her nomination for the YoungStars Award, where she’s up against Keke Palmer, Lil JJ, Willow Smith, and Tyler James Williams. Unlike the Biebs, I’m not sure the words “Selena” and “Gomez” have been uttered together on BET. The 2010 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 27th on BET, will feature performances Drake, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, and others yet to be announced. Grammy Award-winner and Oscar nominee Queen Latifah has been tapped to host.   “We are thrilled that Queen Latifah is going to host the BET AWARDS ’10,” said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials for BET. “Her versatility as a performer perfectly matches the dynamism of our show. This will be the perfect 10. Get ready for stirring performances, a surprise that will knock you out and massive quantities of fun; all helmed by ‘The Queen.’” Other than possible appearances by Bieber and Gomez, the 10th anniversary of the BET Awards is also sure to feature some major surprises. Some past memorable performances include TLC, SWV, and EnVogue hitting the stage together, a reunion of The Fugees, a hosting stint from Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, and last year’s emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.

Billboard Hot 100 With Rihanna, Beyonce & Justin Bieber.

Rounding out the top 10 this week is Justin Bieber. Bieber’s single “Baby,”

Rounding out the top 10 this week is Justin Bieber. Bieber’s single “Baby,”

Rihanna remains at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with “Rude Boy,” her sixth chart-topper since her career debut. The highest-charting single from her “Rated R” album, along with increased airplay, the single is #3 this week on the Hot Digital Songs chart with sales of 163,000. Jumping up to #2 this week from #5 last week is B.o.B. and Bruno Mars with the single “Nothin’ On You.” The song, which reaches a new peak on the Hot 100, also jumps to #2 on the Hot Digital Songs, selling 166,000 copies. At #3 this week are Lady Gaga and Beyonce with “Telephone,” off of Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster.” This is the sixth Top 10 for Lady Gaga from “The Fame,” which was repackaged with “The Fame Monster” EP.    At #4 this week are Lady Antebellum who slips down from #2 last week with “Need You Now.” The album of the same name actually moves back into the #1 spot on the albums chart this week. At #5 is Taio Cruz with “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris. The single spends a third straight week at #1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart this week, moving 176,000 singles this week. His total stands at 681,000.   At #6 are the Black Eyed Peas, dropping down from #4 with their latest “E.N.D.” hit, “Imma Be.” At #7 is Train with “Hey, Soul Sister,” down a spot from #6. Also seeing drops this week are Young Money with “Bedrock” at #8 and Kesha with “Tik Tok” at #9.   Rounding out the top 10 this week is Justin Bieber. Bieber’s single “Baby,” also featuring Ludacris, climbs back into the top 10 this week from #12 the week before. The single is from his new album “My World 2.0” which hits stores this week.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending April 3rd, 2010:

1. “Rude Boy,” Rihanna

2. “Nothin’ On You,” B.o.B.

3. “Telephone,” Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce

4. “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

5. “Break Your Heart,” Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris

6. “Imma Be,” Black Eyed Peas

7. “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train

8. “BedRock,” Young Money feat. Lloyd

9. “Tik Tok,” Ke$ha

10. “Baby,” Justin Bieber

Ke$ha, Taylor Swift Top Billboard Hot 100 Chart


Ke$ha spends her sixth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her single “Tik Tok.” The #1 track also sold over 217,000 digital singles this week. But selling more than Ke$ha this week and coming in at #1 on the Hot Digital Sales chart, is Taylor Swift. Her new single, “Today Was a Fairytale” from the “Valentine’s Day” soundtrack, debuts on the Hot 100 at #2. “Today Was a Fairytale” sold 325,000 digital singles in its first week. Swift also breaks the digital sales record for a debut week with that tally, selling more than the previous best held by Britney Spears when she debuted with over 285,000 in her first week with “Womanizer.”  Lady Gaga is down one to #3 this week with “Bad Romance,” while Young Money featuring Lloyd stays put at #4 with “BedRock.” Teen singer Justin Bieber debuts at #5 with his new single, “Baby,” featuring Ludacris. The brand new track isn’t featured on his previously released “My World” EP.   Iyaz is down a spot to #6 with “Replay,” while David Guetta and Akon are also bumped down a spot to #7 with “Sexy B—-.” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys drop from #3 to #8 this week with “Empire State of Mind.”   Closing out the top 10 this week is Rihanna, who drops down a spot from #8 last week with “Hard,” and Train, who drop to #10 this week with “Hey, Soul Sister.”

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 For the Week Ending February 6th, 2010:

1. “Tik Tok,” Ke$ha

2. “Today Was a Fairytale,” Taylor Swift

3. “Bad Romance,” Lady GaGa

4. “BedRock,” Young Money feat. Lloyd

5. “Baby,” Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris

6. “Replay,” Iyaz

7. “Sexy B****,” David Guetta feat. Akon

8. “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

9. “Hard,” Rihanna feat. Young Jeezy

10. “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train

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