1. 615 Spotlight: Angie Johnson Makes Her Move Following 'Voice' Success

    May 15, 2013 5:40 PM EDT Imagine that you have spent all of your life working toward your dream. Then, reality steps in, forcing you to re-evaluate your life. Once you get used to that idea however, the pendulum swings back the other way. So is the story of Sony Music Nashville's Angie Johnson , who releases…

  2. Cinderella's Tom Keifer Readies Fairytale Debut Solo Album

    April 29, 2013 4:40 AM EDT Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer's first solo album, "The Way Life Goes," comes out April 30. But it's been in the making for nearly 18 years. Keifer, who now resides in Nashville, tells Billboard that he got the idea for a solo album "in the mid-90s, when the band…

  3. Celebrated Producer Andy Johns Dead at 61

    April 08, 2013 3:33 AM EDT Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled…

  4. Girls Aloud: A Whole Lotta Chart History

    March 21, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A look back at the U.K. group's biggest hits and successes. Girls Aloud's chart history in the U.K. is nothing short of stunning. The British quintet -- comprising Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh -- was a nonstop, all-pop hit-making…

  5. Carly Rae Jepsen: Billboard's Rising Star 2012

    November 30, 2012 1:55 PM EST "I saw her doing some acoustic stuff and I listened to some of the songs that she wrote, and I said, 'There's a real artist here,'" Braun says. The man behind Bieber's global success soon brokered a deal with Simkin to let his Schoolboy imprint and Interscope…

  6. Disney's Night of Joy Turns 30 With Casting Crowns, Third Day

    September 10, 2012 11:30 AM EDT "Disney cares about the family like we care about the family," says Brandon Heath, one of the Christian artists who performed this weekend at Walt Disney World's 30th annual Night of Joy. "It's a common goal that we have to enrich families. They can come enjoy the…

  7. Watch Mariah Carey Own The Boxing Ring in 'Triumphant' Video

    August 21, 2012 7:25 PM EDT "Rocky," "Raging Bull," "Cinderella Man"... and now Mariah Carey's "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" music video. The glitzy clip, which premiered on Tuesday (Aug. 21), features Meek Mill as a scrappy boxer, Rick Ross (and DJ Khaled) as satisfied…

  8. Cult Singer Rodriguez Risen in New Film 'Sugar Man'

    July 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about a musician very few people had heard about prior to this year. In the last six months, film festivals from January's Sundance in Utah through the Hamptons in New York on July 21 have played a central role in introducing a…

  9. VH1 Orders 'Hollywood Exes,' Starring the Ex-Wives of Prince, R. Kelly & Will Smith

    March 22, 2012 11:25 AM EDT The series, which also features Eddie Murphy and Jose Canseco's exes, will premiere this summer with 10 hourlong episodes. VH1 is enlisting the ex-wives of Prince , R. Kelly , Will Smith , Eddie Murphy and baseball star Jose Canseco for "Hollywood Exes," an hourlong series set…

  10. Selena Gomez Gets 'Raw' in New Harmony Korine Film

    December 06, 2011 3:50 PM EST Selena Gomez is set to star in a "raw" role in indie filmmaker Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. Selena Gomez As Hipster: Watch Her 'Hit The Lights' Video The film revolves around a group of female…

  11. Heidi Klum, Skinned Corpse, Talks Halloween & 'Classic' Gwen Stefani

    October 31, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Gwen Stefani and Heidi Klum revealed just how diverse Halloween can be with two very different costumes over the holiday weekend. While Gwen opted to create a fairytale in a Cinderella gown, Heidi donned a dark look fitting for the spookiest graveyard. On Saturday, Klum celebrated all things…

  12. James Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart; Goo Goo Dolls' 'Iris' Rises Again

    October 03, 2011 9:30 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanish DJ-producer Sak Noel's European hit "Loca People" (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  13. Whitney Houston in Talks to Star Alongside Jordin Sparks in 'Sparkle' Remake

    September 12, 2011 10:14 PM EDT Whitney Houston, making her first return to movies since 1996's "The Preacher's Wife," is in negotiations to star in "Sparkle," Sony Pictures remake of the 1976 music-themed drama. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and actor Mike Epps also are set to star. Mara…

  14. Selena Gomez: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 10, 2011 11:55 AM EDT ''It's a transitional stage," To bring music from Gomez's third album to fans of her TV series and a broader audience, the key, Konowitch says, has been the employment of multiple platforms. The video for the first single, "Who Says," which plays during the…

  15. Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts: Will 'Beat Of My Drum' Spawn Stateside Breakout?

    June 06, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Going solo is never easy. Unless you have the larger than life personality of a Justin Timberlake or a Beyonce , an artist takes a huge risk when they depart from the group that made them famous in the first place. While Girls Aloud , the reality TV-spawned girl group turned U.K. chart-topper…

  16. Skylar Grey Parlays Hit-Making for Eminem, Dre Into Solo Career

    March 07, 2011 3:30 PM EST The story reads like a page out of Cinderella 2.0. Against all odds, a young, relatively unknown artist is chosen to sing the hook she penned for a track by a high-profile rapper. Not only that, she's also asked to perform the single on the industry's biggest music stage: the Grammy…

  17. Nicki Minaj Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200, Crosses 1 Million Sales

    February 09, 2011 11:00 AM EST N icki Minaj crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time, as her "Pink Friday" set steps 3-1 in its 11th week on the list (45,000; up 18% per Nielsen SoundScan). "Pink" also pushes past the 1 million total sales mark this week -- 1,035,000 total since its Nov.…

  18. Best New Artist Grammy Race: Drake

    February 04, 2011 11:30 AM EST chartArticle_ignore VIDEO Q&A Billboard's Drake Grammy Q&A: Your Tweets Answered! FEATURE Drake: The Billboard Cover Story FEATURE Drake 2011 Album Preview NEWS Drake & Rihanna To Duet At Grammys VIRAL VIDEO Nicki Minaj Enlists Drake For Cinderella Wedding 'Moment'…

  19. Nicki Minaj 'Does the Creep' on 'SNL'

    January 30, 2011 12:45 PM EST With her character-driven, accent-tinged rhymes and over-the-top attitude and costumes, color us less than surprised that musical guest Nicki Minaj proved herself to be an able actress on last night's "Saturday Night Live" (Jan. 29). Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life'…

  20. Nicki Minaj's 'Moment 4 Life' Video': A Cinderella Wedding with Drake

    January 27, 2011 8:45 PM EST Relating the lyrical hook "I wish I could have this moment for life" to a classic character whose time is especially fleeting -- Cinderella -- Nicki Minaj goes glamorous in the official music video for "Moment 4 Life," which premiered tonight (Jan. 27) on MTV. The clip for…

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