1. RZA On the Offensive Over Sampling Infringement Allegations

    March 01, 2013 3:45 PM EST RZA, the acclaimed Wu Tang Clan member, record producer and budding filmmaker, is attempting a new offensive tack against those who accuse him of sampling theft. This week, he filed a lawsuit against JVC Kenwood Holdings, a multinational company whose holdings include Teichiku Entertainment,…

  2. George Strait Honored At Country Radio Hall of Fame Gala

    February 27, 2013 3:21 AM EST It was a night of celebration Tuesday (Feb. 26) at the Nashville Convention Center as the 2013 Country Radio Seminar kicked off with the annual Country Radio Hall of Fame ceremony. Five broadcasters were inducted into the Hall, and one country music icon was celebrated for his legendary…

  3. Spotlight on Herbert Grönemeyer

    February 26, 2013 11:58 AM EST After becoming one of Germany's most successful rock stars, Herbert Grönemeyer is setting his sights on America with his latest album "I Walk," which features English versions of some of his biggest songs and tunes featuring U2's Bono and Antony and the Johnsons'…

  4. Bruno Mars Unveils Massive 'Moonshine Jungle' World Tour

    February 20, 2013 12:30 PM EST Pop-rock star Bruno Mars will head out on his most expansive headlining tour to date with a five-month-long arena trek dubbed Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The tour, which supports Mars' sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," kicks off on June 22 in Washington, D.C. Last…

  5. Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom': Track-By-Track Review

    February 01, 2013 4:58 PM EST Tim McGraw will release his first record on Big Machine, "Two Lanes of Freedom," on Feb. 5. Produced by McGraw and longtime studio partner Byron Gallimore, the album is loaded with the hallmarks of the pair's past successes while venturing into new sonic territory. McGraw is…

  6. A$AP Rocky, Reps Talk 'Long.Live.A$AP' Album & Success

    January 25, 2013 6:05 PM EST It has taken remarkably little time for A$AP Rocky to ascend to the throne. Tuesday (Jan. 15) -- the release date of "Long.Live.A$AP" (Polo Ground Music/RCA Records) -- finds him onstage taping "Late Show With David Letterman," sitting on a golden throne with a mic stand…

  7. Hot Tours: Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' Shows Earn Top Spot

    January 16, 2013 6:25 PM EST Rock legends the Rolling Stones stand at the top of Hot Tours this week with ticket sales topping $38.6 million from the 50 and Counting Tour. The brief tour played to sellout crowds in three arenas during the latter part of 2012 beginning with a two-show engagement in London, the city where…

  8. Bubbling Under: Churchill's 'Change' Is On The Air

    January 11, 2013 5:30 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Churchill, Caro Emerald, Austin Webb and Jarvis. Churchill After reaching No. 8 on the adult alternative Triple A airplay chart…

  9. Tim McGraw: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST New year, new label, new album -- McGraw charges back with "Two Lanes of Freedom." Seated inconspicuously in a corner booth at Nashville's Sportsman's Grill less than a week before Christmas, Tim McGraw seems to have found a little peace on earth. Professionally, at least …

  10. David Bowie, 'Where Are We Now?': Track Review

    January 08, 2013 12:40 PM EST DAVID BOWIE "Where Are We Now?" Producer: Tony Visconti Label: ISO/Columbia Rating: 79/100 Leave it to David Bowie to ask the question, in song, that we'd all like to put to him -- namely, where the hell has he been? It's been a good nine years of seclusion for the rock…

  11. Crystal Bowersox of 'Idol' to Drop Second Album in March

    January 08, 2013 10:30 AM EST The wait is over for fans of "American Idol" alum Crystal Bowersox, who will release her second studio album in March through her new label, Shanachie Entertainment. The season nine runner-up will record tracks in "either Nashville or Los Angeles," according to a press…

  12. David Bowie Releases First Single in a Decade, Album to Follow

    January 08, 2013 6:20 AM EST David Bowie celebrated his 66th birthday today by dropping a new single "Where Are We Now?", which went live in the early hours of Jan. 8 through Iso/Columbia Records. Today's retail release is an exclusive across the iTunes Store in 119 countries. The Thin White Duke has been…

  13. Major Lazer to 'Free The Universe' on World Tour

    January 07, 2013 10:05 PM EST Major Lazer 's new tour won't travel to outer space, but it'll come close. The Diplo -led project "Free the Universe" tour will reach 12 countries during a 34-date run, with the gigs launching in Toronto on Feb. 28. Named after Major Lazer's Feb. 19-due album,…

  14. Shuggie Otis Returns: First New Music in 39 Years

    January 04, 2013 11:45 AM EST Reclusive Soul Singer Releasing Double CD on April 16, Will Tour in March and April Beloved soul shut-in Shuggie Otis is releasing his first new music since his innovative 1974 album "Inspiration Information." Produced by Otis himself, the double set "Inspiration Information…

  15. Lil Wayne Announces 2013 European Arena Tour

    December 18, 2012 4:30 PM EST Chainz, Mac Miller will join. Lil Wayne is embarking on his first-ever European tour in March, 2013. The 15-date trek, will pass through 10 countries in Europe, kicking off in Ireland on March 8. 2 Chainz and Mac Miller , who both headlined solo tours this year, will be joining Weezy on the…

  16. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Seven, New York City

    November 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. 16) , Paris (Nov. 17) , Berlin (Nov. 18) ,…

  17. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Six, London

    November 20, 2012 4:45 PM EST Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. 16) , Paris (Nov. 17) , Berlin (Nov. 18) ,…

  18. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 million at the box office from 10 concerts in nine…

  19. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Five, Bedlam in Berlin

    November 19, 2012 1:20 PM EST Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) , Toronto (Nov. 15) , Stockholm (Nov. 16) , Paris (Nov. 17) , Berlin (Nov. 18),…

  20. Rihanna's 777 Tour Diary: Day Four, Paris

    November 18, 2012 3:50 PM EST Rihanna as Flat Stanley?, four hours sleep, and more as Riri rocks France. Billboard is along for the ride on Rihanna 's 777 Tour, a dizzying seven-day trip around the globe that will bring the "Diamonds" hit-maker to smaller-than-usual venues in Mexico City (Nov. 14th) ,…

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