1. Taylor Swift Makes Country Songs History

    December 06, 2012 1:05 PM EST Nine Weeks at No. 1 for 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' Sets Record for Solo Females Two months after Billboard revised the Country Songs ranking method from core country radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio hybrid, Taylor Swift 's ninth week…

  2. Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Grammy Nominations 2013

    December 05, 2012 11:20 PM EST Also With Six Nods: Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z and Kanye West ... Lumineers, Hunter Hayes Among Best New Artist Hopefuls There's a rock pileup at the top of the 2013 Grammy Award nominations. The 55th annual ceremony announced its nominees in Nashville on Wednesday night during a…

  3. Cassadee Pope Wins 'Over You,' Taylor Swift Ties Record on Country Charts

    November 29, 2012 12:30 PM EST After a head-turning performance of Miranda Lambert 's "Over You" on the November 19 episode of NBC's "The Voice," contestant Cassadee Pope opens atop Country Digital Songs with 152,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Concurrently the newcomer posts…

  4. Jon Bon Jovi Stands 'Up' for New Movie Songs at Club Gig

    November 21, 2012 2:00 PM EST In the wake of the announcement of an arena and stadium tour in 2013 for his band , Jon Bon Jovi opted for a small club to introduce the two new songs he has in the film "Stand Up Guys." Bon Jovi performed a 40-minute acoustic set Tuesday to about 80 people at the Mint, playing the…

  5. AMAs 2012: Swift Chased, Bieber's Grope Explained + More Things You Didn't See

    November 19, 2012 2:00 AM EST "Yes, it was spontaneous," Jenny McCarthy says of her manhandling of Justin Taylor Swift took home the award for Favorite Country Female Artist (surprise, surprise) while Carly Rae Jepsen won her first. Dick Clark was given a touching tribute by Stevie Wonder, David Guetta won the…

  6. AMAs 2012: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Top Exuberant Night

    November 18, 2012 11:45 PM EST Justin Bieber took home Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, a big win on a night that opened with another victory for the teen star. "This is for all the haters who thought that maybe I was just here for one or two years. I feel like I'm going to be here…

  7. AMAs 2012: Full Winners List

    November 18, 2012 11:00 PM EST Here is a complete list of winners at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards : ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Justin Bieber NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR » Carly Rae Jepsen FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Justin Bieber FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK » Katy Perry BAND, DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK » Maroon 5 ALBUM …

  8. Fun., Ne-Yo Join Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 13, 2012 10:07 PM EST The best part of being the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- their prerogative to have a little fun. The "We Are Young" rockers have been added to the December broadcast, airing on CBS from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The group will be aiming for its first Grammy…

  9. Chart Highlights: Carly Rae Jepsen Plants 'Kiss' On Pop Songs

    November 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST The singer's follow-up to 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Good Time' enters the list at No. 40. Plus, Luke Bryan logs his fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay, where Carrie Underwood's new single debuts. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  10. Third Day Look to 'Invite Everyone In' With 'Miracle'

    November 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST "There's one choice on election day that we guarantee will satisfy you, and that's voting for Third Day ," the band's bassist Tai Anderson says with a laugh. Yes, on the same day as the presidential election (Nov. 6), Third Day's new Essential Records release,…

  11. Jason Aldean Live Q&A: Watch Again

    October 15, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Chart Article Jason Aldean Watch Again! Just one day before Jason Aldean unleashes his brand new album "Night Train," the country hitmaker was at Billboard for a Live Q&A to talk about the new music and current tour, and to answer your tweeted questions live on camera. '…

  12. American Music Awards: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lead Nominees

    October 09, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Christina Aguilera Set to Perform at 40th Anniversary Event, Airing Nov. 18 on ABC Among the artists securing multiple nominations were Drake , 2012 American Music Awards Nominees: ARTIST OF THE YEAR Justin Bieber Drake Maroon 5 Katy Perry Rihanna NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR J. Cole fun. Gotye…

  13. Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ debut 'Keep It Together' Single: Listen

    October 08, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ are getting quiet on their new single. The minimalist, glitchy "Keep It Together" is the first single from the group's upcoming "An omen_" EP, due Nov. 13 on Columbia. The group's new music comes with a punctuation…

  14. Bryan Adams on New Music, Working with a Topless P!nk

    October 02, 2012 1:55 PM EDT His photography is taking center stage these days thanks to a traveling exhibition and a new book, both titled "Exposed," but Bryan Adams hasn't forsaken music. In fact, the Canadian singer and songwriter tells Billboard that he's "just cut 30 songs. Hopefully there&…

  15. Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips To Perform at MLB All-Star Game

    July 05, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Stars are lining up for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game next week in Kansas City. Country singer Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem and country artist Kellie Pickler will perform "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. Before the game, "American Idol…

  16. Adele, Gotye Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 04, 2012 2:30 PM EDT At the mid-way point in 2012, Adele's "21" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" (featuring Kimbra), rule as the year's biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively -- selling 3.69 million and 5.50 million according to Nielsen…

  17. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  18. Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Fiona Apple Lead Billboard 200 Debuts

    June 27, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "Believe" arrives, as expected, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The singer's set sold 374,000 in its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the largest bow of the year and Bieber's highest sales frame. …

  19. Country Countdown: Kip Moore's 'Truck' Chugs to No. 1

    May 24, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Also, Willie Nelson's 'Heroes' Bows at No. 18 on Billboard 200 Newcomer Kip Moore becomes the fourth artist this year to reach No. 1 for the first time on Country Songs , as "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" rises 3-1 in its 33rd chart week. Meanwhile, new songs by…

  20. Hot Tours: Juan Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Van Halen

    April 26, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Latin superstar Juan Gabriel tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with $3.4 million in box office grosses reported from multiple concerts at Mexico City's 9,600-seat Auditorio Nacional. With sellout crowds at all performances, a total of 47,394 tickets were sold for the five-show run on…

Pages