1. Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard 200, Beats Norah Jones, B.o.B

    May 09, 2012 11:10 AM EDT C arrie Underwood easily trounces the competition this week as her fourth album, "Blown Away," debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 267,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week for a country album since the chart dated Oct. 1, 2011, when Lady…

  2. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  3. Bobby Brown's 'Masterpiece' Gets Release Date

    May 08, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Bobby Brown will be releasing his first solo album in 14 years on June 5, and he's calling it "The Masterpiece." The R&B singer of New Edition fame will be releasing the album's lead single "Don't Let Me Die" this spring. News of the album shouldn't…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Endure 'Insane' Last Week

    May 08, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Who Will Win? We Size Up Chris, Jermaine, Juliet and Tony Before Tonight's Finale The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their…

  5. Wade Bowen's Next Release a 'Given' for Patient Fans

    May 07, 2012 12:20 PM EDT W ade Bowen , who earlier this year made it to the top 40 on the Country Songs chart with "Saturday Night," has some very loyal fans. Nobody knows that any more than him. He laughs just a little bit when he is reminded that it has been four years since he last released a studio…

  6. Justin Bieber Joins Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the Ring at Vegas Fight

    May 06, 2012 9:24 AM EDT Heavyweight pop star Justin Bieber shared a bit of his swag with super welterweight boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. in vegas last night (May 5). Biebs, along with rapper 50 Cent and WWE wrestler Triple H, had the honor of escorting Mayweather into the ring before the boxer's highly…

  7. Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Video: A 15-Step Analysis

    May 05, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Imagine you're Justin Bieber . You're an international pop superstar with swag seeping out of your teenage pores. You just released your first "adult" single, "Boyfriend," and you want a killer visual to shine like you're laying in the snow. So what do you…

  8. Jimmy Fallon Debuts 'Blow Your Pants Off' Album Cover

    May 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Album From 'Late Night' Host Set for June 12 Last night NBC's "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon unveiled the cover for his upcoming "Blow Your Pants Off" album, which will feature appearances from Justin Timberlake , Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen . The…

  9. Justin Bieber Talks Next Single, Kanye West Collaboration

    May 03, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" video arrived on Thursday (May 3), but the singer's already thinking about his next move. "My next single… I think it's 'As Long As You Love Me,' but I'm not sure," he said in an interview with MTV on Thursday. He…

  10. Justin Bieber Debuts 'Boyfriend' Video: Watch

    May 03, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" video is here at last. The long-awaited video, which has been teased in clips and images for weeks, was premiered by MTV and Vevo on Thursday night. Justin Bieber to Perform at 2012 Billboard Music Awards The footage features Bieber getting close…

  11. Linkin Park's Tour and New Single Stirs Big Social 50 Jump

    May 03, 2012 5:45 PM EDT By coupling several announcements and releases with online contests and promotions, Linkin Park earned the biggest jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, rising from No. 24 to No. 10. The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,…

  12. J.C. Chasez: 'NSYNC Reunion 'Not in the Cards'

    May 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Boy bands new (1D/The Wanted) and old (Backstreet Boys) are thriving these days, but don't expect 'NSYNC to join the trend. J.C. Chavez, currently a judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," tells The Hollywood Reporter that fans shouldn't hold their…

  13. Taio Cruz To Host Billboard's Battle of the Bands Concert

    May 02, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Chart Article May 2, 2012 Taio Cruz To Host Billboard Battle Of The Bands Concert In Las Vegas on May 18 Free Tickets To the Live 'Battle' Showdown Are Available Now Hitmaker Taio Cruz will be the host and mentor of Billboard and Chevrolet's 2012 Battle of the Bands concert on…

  14. Ke$ha Wants Collabs With Bieber & Keith Richards, Goes Americana for V Mag Cover

    May 02, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Ke$ha , this month's V magazine cover girl, talked to the publication about her recent work with the Flaming Lips and the collaborations she would like to see happen -- with Justin Bieber and Keith Richards . Although the 25-year-old singer told V that she and Bieber are "only…

  15. Gotye Still Atop Hot 100, Carly Rae Jepsen Hits Top 5

    May 02, 2012 3:10 PM EDT Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra , spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. As it maintains its reign, the song becomes the first to tally three weeks of digital sales of at least 400,000. "Somebody" sold 414,000…

  16. Jack White Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    May 02, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jack White visits the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 for the first time, as his debut solo set, "Blunderbuss," arrives with 138,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the rocker's first No. 1 in any form -- he missed the top with his other bands the White…

  17. Jonas Brothers Leave Disney's Hollywood Records

    May 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT The Jonas Brothers have parted ways with Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the Disney-owned label. The sibling trio of Nick , Kevin and Joe Jonas , which has sold 17 million albums worldwide, also bought back the rights to their master recordings, merchandising and publishing…

  18. Digital Song Sales Are on Fire in 2012

    May 01, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Three of the top 10 biggest sales weeks for song downloads have occurred this year. G otye , Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 have stormed the record books in recent weeks, earning three of the top 10 best sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking digital downloads in 2003. Meanwhile,…

  19. Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away': Track-By-Track Review

    May 01, 2012 11:10 AM EDT For those who think they know what to expect from Carrie Underwood on her fourth album, prepare to be "Blown Away." Co-writing eight of the 14 tracks, Underwood delivers her most adventurous album yet, tackling a variety of emotional topics, including abuse, infidelity, revenge and…

  20. Police Shut Down Kris Allen. Kris Allen!

    April 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to eyewitness footage posted on YouTube. Watch: Allen's impromptu decision to promote his forthcoming…

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