1. Bubbling Under: Twenty One Pilots Take Flight, Jake Miller's 'Lives' Begins

    January 04, 2013 1:05 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: Twenty One Pilots, Jake Miller, Charlie Worsham, RaVaughn. Twenty One Pilots After scoring breakout success with fun. over the…

  2. The Year In Touring 2012: Beyond The Numbers

    December 14, 2012 9:00 AM EST Looking past boxscore downturn, live industry is bullish on state of the business In any year, gauging the health of the touring business is no easy task, but we'll go out on a limb here: Business is good. Historically, when relying on anecdotal indicators, the relative health of this…

  3. Bonfire Jam Festival Kicks Off in Florida

    December 07, 2012 4:00 PM EST This week, Billboard has previewed this year's Bonfire Jam Festival, which starts today in Chumuckla, Florida. With the "World's Largest Redneck Christmas Parade" and performances from Clay Walker, Jana Kramer and Gretchen Wilson, there's a little something for…

  4. 'Glee' Q&A: Alex Newell on Unique's Future, His Beyonce Obsession & Frank Ocean

    November 21, 2012 10:00 AM EST Alex Newell caught TV viewers' attention first as one of the four finalists on the original season of Oxygen's "The Glee Project," then as Wade Adams, the rival show choir lead who turned heads performing in a dress and heels as Unique. Starting this year, Unique has…

  5. The Weeknd & Reps Talk Clearing Samples, Touring For 'Trilogy' Release

    November 12, 2012 11:15 AM EST For more than a year, Toronto singer and Drake affiliate Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd , was the hottest unsigned R&B artist since Frank Ocean . The three mixtapes he released for free through his website in 2011 ("House of Balloons," "Thursday," "Echoes of Silence…

  6. Billboard Touring Awards: Roger Waters, Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen Win Big

    November 08, 2012 9:30 PM EST Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Antebellum were among tonight's (Nov. 8) big winners at the annual Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, hosted by actress and comedienne Sandra Bernhard…

  7. Boyz II Men Wins Hearts at Sands Show

    October 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Boyz II Men Wins Hearts at Sands Show Boyz II Men still has what it takes to captivate fans, 21 years into its career. A year after headlining a "Love Cruise" in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the R&B trio -- Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and…

  8. New Order's Bernard Sumner: Peter Hook 'Opened the Gateways of Hell'

    October 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT It's been a blue Monday for New Order 's Bernard Sumner. The 56-year-old frontman should be celebrating his iconic alt-rock dance band's triumphant return to the States for their first run of U.S. shows in seven years. Instead, the Manchester-born musician is holed up in an L.A…

  9. Cher Lloyd Ready to Swing 'Sticks' at U.S.

    September 21, 2012 12:05 PM EDT U.K. 'X Factor' Star's 'Sticks + Stones' Arrives Oct. 2 ... 'She's the New Britney Spears,' Boasts Label Prior to her 2010 audition for U.K. series "The X Factor," Cher Lloyd seemed like an average, if highly ambitious, British teenager who…

  10. 'Glee' to Strip Down Britney Spears' '3' on Upcoming Episode

    September 07, 2012 2:55 PM EDT "Glee" is delivering another night of Britney Spears covers for the second episode of its new season, and Chord Overstreet promises a funny, dance-heavy time for fans of the Fox series. "We're doing '3,'" the actor revealed to Billboard on the MTV VMA red…

  11. 'Glee' Season 4 to Cover Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons

    September 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT With "Glee" returning next week, the Fox dramedy offered loyal fans a first listen to the music from its fourth season premiere via Facebook on Wednesday. In addition to the previously reported cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," the "Glee" gang…

  12. Avicii Plots Fall Tour, Including Historic Radio City Show

    August 14, 2012 8:10 AM EDT EDM Phenom Talks Exclusively to Billboard: "It's just crazy to see how the show keeps getting better and better" Electronic dance music phenom Avicii is bringing his head-shaped DJ booth and sweeping vocal anthems to New York's Radio City Music Hall, as part of a fall tour…

  13. Stevie Wonder to Divorce Wife of 11 Years

    August 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris, TMZ is reporting. According to divorce documents, Wonder and his wife of 11 years have been separated since 2009. Citing irreconcilable differences, Wonder is seeking joint custody of the couple's two sons,…

  14. Tony Martin, Romantic Crooner, Dies at 98

    July 30, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Tony Martin, the romantic singer who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the 1950s and sustained a career in records, television and nightclubs from the Depression era into the 21st century, has died. He was 98. Martin died of natural causes Friday evening at his West Los Angeles…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry, Romeo Santos

    July 27, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Jepsen makes Canada proud by setting a Hot 100 No. 1 longevity record. Now all the other girls are chasing her, too. For. 'BURN'-ING LOVE: Linkin Park logs its 11th No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs radio airplay chart, as "Burn It Down" fires 3-1. The coronation…

  16. Bubbling Under: Cheers to Sam Adams Pitchman Tim McMorris

    July 20, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Tim McMorris, Ross Lynch, Kelleigh Bannen and DJ Alex Sensation Tim McMorris If you've watched TV recently, you may have…

  17. Cartoon Crossovers: 23 Hot Pop Toons

    July 13, 2012 10:10 AM EDT Music stars are busy enough with touring, promo and studio sessions, so unless they want to pull a full-on Justin Timberlake , making time for the silver screen is tough. Voice-over work, however, is a bit less time-consuming. And what better way for busy musicians to flex their theatrical…

  18. Stevie Wonder's Cousin to Stand Trial for Video Extortion Plot

    July 13, 2012 9:45 AM EDT A judge ordered Stevie Wonder 's cousin to stand trial on an extortion charge after hearing testimony that the man and his girlfriend attempted to sell a film ranting against the singer's treatment of his family for millions of dollars. Superior Court Judge Ray Jurado ruled Thursday…

  19. Cash Money: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 29, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Read an excerpt from the cover story of Billboard's Urban Power issue Spend any time talking to Bryan "Birdman" Williams about his business these days and you'll quickly come to understand that he has two immediate goals: Releasing 100 albums in one calendar year and…

  20. Kenny Chesney Gets Own Label in New Deal

    June 05, 2012 9:10 AM EDT K enny Chesney extended his worldwide recording deal with Sony Music Nashville, the company announced Monday (June 5). His future recordings will be released under his vanity Blue Chair Records imprint and will be associated with Columbia Nashville. LOVE KENNY? Buy This Issue / Cover Story …

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