Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Dustin Lynch, Emeli Sande and Cher Lloyd are just a few of the acts featured in our weekly "Bubbling Under" column, named after the longtime chart that tracks activity below the Billboard Hot 100.
>>>MUSGRAVES' 'MERRY' DEBUTKacey Musgraves gains momentum with a 42-38 jump on Hot Country Songs with debut single "Merry Go 'Round" (Mercury). As a songwriter, the Texas native has placed cuts on albums by acts like Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert, the latter recording Musgraves' "Mama's Broken Heart" on 2011's Four the Record. (Kelly Clarkson also sang it on ABC's "Duets" earlier t
Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger (“#Chavril”) just announced their engagement joining the ranks of celebrity music couples like Jay-Z and Beyonce, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert and Skrillex and Ellie Goulding. The Canadian pair is one of music's most lucrative match-ups, but they're not quite the top power players who we've ranked by total combined album sales.
Social media activity peaked during Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music telecast with Taylor Swift’s Entertainer of the Year win, according to Bluefin Labs. Toby Keith’s “Solo Red Cup” performace was second and Miranda Lambert’s Album of the Year win was third as Sunday night’s ACMs generated 676K social media comments -- a 331% increase over last year.