Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboard 200 this week come from Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Traveling Wilburys, Queens of the Stone Age, the "Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur" charity compilation, Eddie Levert and Gerald Levert, Enrique Iglesias, Paramore and DMX ... We've also got updates on Journey, the Tony Awards and "Spring Awakening," Brad Paisley, Sean Kingston and Social Distortion.
Some of the top acts in music descended on Las Vegas yesterday (Dec. 5) as rehearsals for tonight's Billboard Music Awards rolled on. Ashlee Simpson, Toby Keith, Daddy Yankee, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani and Green Day were all on stage preparing for the big event.
Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture on Sept. 1.