1. Green Day Unveils 'Uno!' Album Artwork

    June 14, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Green Day fans were treated to a sneak peek Thursday (June 14), when the band debuted the album artwork for their upcoming Sept. 25 album, "¡Uno!" The release, the pop-punk trio's first since 2009's "21st Century Breakdown," will be closely followed by two more…

  2. Usher Covers Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks'

    June 14, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Usher seems to be shaking things up and genuinely enjoying himself in London as he promotes the release of his seventh studio album, "Looking 4 Myself," which dropped Tuesday (June 12). The sexy "Climax" singer, decked in all black and an indie rock-appropriate cutoff…

  3. Four-Play: Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz & 50 Cent

    June 13, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Chris Brown chases the girl of his dreams, Ne-Yo makes "Lazy Love," Trey Songz hits the club for two reasons, and 50 Cent shows us what life in jail is really like. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime featuring C.B., Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, and 50. Chris Brown can't…

  4. Edens Edge Debut Was Worth the Wait

    June 12, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Rising Country Trio Talk First Two Singles, Rascal Flatts Tour & More E dens Edge 's self-titled debut hits stores Tuesday (June 12), with an deluxe edition also on sale at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. According to the Big Machine trio's Hannah Blaylock, it's a day…

  5. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  6. Banned Bands: 9 Groups With Passport Problems

    May 17, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Lady Gaga's failure to attain a concert permit from Indonesia made news this week, but Mother Monster is hardly the first artist to get an earful from an entire country. As the Born This Way Ball soldiers on, we've rounded up nine other incidents that left popular musicians on the…

  7. 10 Biggest Boy Bands (1987-2012)

    March 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Boy bands ruled the music industry from the late '80s all the way to the early '00s, selling millions of records and touring stadiums across the globe. Then pop-punk took over, soon bowing to hip-hop and the ladies of pop who rule today. As the boy band era ended, Nick Lachey inked…

  8. Mars Volta: 10-Year 'Dictatorship' Ends After 'Noctourniquet'

    March 26, 2012 3:00 PM EDT New album "the last record of its kind," says Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says the band's sixth studio album, "Noctourniquet," will be its last -- at least in terms of how he's approached writing and recording the group's…

  9. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  10. Katy Perry in Talks With Paramount For 3D Movie

    February 01, 2012 11:40 AM EST Katy Perry could be headed to the big-screen -- and in 3D, to boot. Paramount has initiated talks with Perry's camp, as well as Imagine Entertainment, to create a documentary-style 3D film centered on the powerhouse singer-songwriter. Dealmaking is still in the early stages, and no…

  11. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 10:05 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist of the past 12 months has achieved, all since…

  12. Miley Cyrus Designs T-Shirt With Brother

    December 09, 2011 3:50 PM EST Miley Cyrus fans get ready to get draped in some good old country lovin, all stitched together in one eclectic shirt. Metro Station's own Trace Cyrus has joined creative forces with sister, Miley Cyrus, to launch a t-shirt from his Hollywood Paid winter line . The unisex T features a…

  13. Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler Help Opry Go 'Pink'

    October 25, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Traditionally, the color of the famous barn backdrop of the Grand Ole Opry is red. However, this past Saturday, the color scheme changed just a little -- for a great cause. "Opry Goes Pink" was the theme of the evening at the famous WSM Radio show in Nashville, as the night was…

  14. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,' Diva Moments & Pompous Journos

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT There's something about Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that suggests that, generally speaking, he does what he pleases. In recent years, this includes starting Wilco's own record label (dBpm) and music festival (Solid Sound), and oddly enough, covering the Black Eyed Peas . One day he&…

  15. 21 Under 21: Miley Cyrus (2011)

    September 27, 2011 9:50 AM EDT No. 21. Miley Cyrus Birthdate: November 23, 1992 (age 18) Rank Last Year: 10 Why She's Hot: Miley's had quite the year -- some ups, some downs -- but despite lackluster sales of her third studio album and that whole Salvia snafu, Ms. Cyrus is still a teen force to be reckoned with.…

  16. Miley Cyrus to Star and Produce God-Themed Comedy

    August 02, 2011 10:10 AM EDT Paramount has preemptively picked up an untitled comedy pitch with Miley Cyrus attached to star and produce. Cyrus will produce with her mother Tish Cyrus via the duo's Hope Town Entertainment banner. Also producing is Andrew Panay, whose credits include "Wedding Crashers" and …

  17. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

  18. Clarence Clemons' Greatest Billboard Chart Hits

    June 19, 2011 12:05 PM EDT In the wake of E Street Band soul man Clarence Clemons' death Saturday (June 18), of complications from a stroke suffered just one week ago , fans are remembering the legendary saxophonist by revisiting his contributions to music, from his solo work to his nearly four-decade run as Bruce…

  19. 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…

  20. Uncharted Territory: Dave Days Breaks Top 10, Colette Carr Returns

    June 10, 2011 9:59 AM EDT This week on Uncharted, German electro house artist Zedd debuts at No. 33, with a gain of 19,000 SoundCloud plays. His original mix of "Dovregubben," released digitally on May 31, is among the top 10 downloads at Beatport-a popular digital music store for DJs. Throughout the summer,…

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