1. Grammy Gains: 20 Albums Shoot Up Billboard 200

    February 15, 2012 7:20 PM EST While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day as the Grammy Awards -- the Billboard 200 chart still gets shaken up by the annual ceremony. Though next week's list will see a full seven days of impact from the show …

  2. Ask Billboard: Can Katy Perry Top Michael Jackson's Hot 100 Record?

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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. KATY PERRY'S…

  3. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Hits: Swift, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Decemberists

    February 13, 2012 5:50 PM EST Following plenty of rumors, the final tracklist for the much-anticipated "Hunger Games" soundtrack, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett , has been released -- and it does not dissapoint. The soundtrack's first single, "Safe & Sound" from Taylor Swift and The…

  4. Country Music's Very Good Grammy Night

    February 13, 2012 4:20 PM EST Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country music making appearances. All About the…

  5. Grammys Central 2012

    February 13, 2012 12:10 AM EST _ _ Chart Article Bottom _ Adele Sweeps At Somber Grammys Adele Scores Six Awards; Foo Fighters, Skrillex Also Win Big _ Photos From The Show & Backstage Katy Soars, Rihanna & Coldplay Duet, Bruce & Sir Paul Hang Out, & More. _ Red Carpet Photos Taylor Sparkles, Katy Goes Blue…

  6. Grammys 2012: Adele Makes a Clean Sweep on Somber Night

    February 12, 2012 11:30 PM EST Adele is rolling with Grammy hardware to spare. The singer made her post-surgery comeback by winning all six of her nominations at the 2012 Grammy Awards, topping the ceremony with Album of the Year for "21" and taking home both Song and Record of the Year for "Rolling in the…

  7. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicians entertained 2,800 guests with a dozen…

  8. Beach Boys Reunion Begins at Grammys, With Foster the People & Maroon 5

    February 08, 2012 12:40 PM EST The surviving members of The Beach Boys will perform together for the first time in more than 20 years at Sunday's Grammy Awards (Feb. 12) in a joint appearance with sun-drenched nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 , it was announced on Wednesday. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine,…

  9. Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, David Guetta & Deadmau5 to Lead Dance Music Tribute at Grammys

    February 07, 2012 3:40 PM EST For the sake of the Grammys, Dave Grohl is squelching his beef with electronic music. The Foo Fighters, who have been known to diss computer-made tracks and their creators during their live shows, will participate in a "special performance highlighting dance/electronica music" at…

  10. Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band to Perform at Grammys

    February 02, 2012 10:33 AM EST Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been added to the lineup for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' to Swing March 6 The Academy announced earlier this week that Adele will…

  11. Katy Perry Added to Grammys Lineup

    February 01, 2012 1:10 PM EST Katy Perry is the latest female pop star to be added to the lineup of performers at the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards show. Following on the heels of yesterday's news that Adele will be singing at the 54th Grammy Awards, Perry was confirmed as a performer on Tuesday (Feb. 1). She joins…

  12. Adele Officially Confirmed for Grammys Performance

    January 31, 2012 12:15 PM EST After weeks of speculation, it has finally been announced that Adele will be performing at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, marking her first live performance since undergoing vocal surgery last year . "I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's…

  13. Grammy Producer Talks Adele, McCartney & (Lack of) Boycotts

    January 31, 2012 11:00 AM EST 'We Are in Discussions With Adele' to Appear, Says Ken Ehrlich in New Interview The Recording Academy uses the two weeks prior to the Grammy Awards to announce performers and presenters and executive producer Ken Ehrlich says Thursday should yield a "major interesting"…

  14. Glen Campbell to Perform With Blake Shelton, The Band Perry at Grammys

    January 26, 2012 11:00 PM EST Five-time Grammy Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Glen Campbell will be taking the Grammy stage at this year's 54th annual award show flanked by two of this year's Grammy nominees, Blake Shelton and The Band Perry . Campbell will be taking a break from his "…

  15. Eddie Vedder Sets 2012 Spring Tour

    January 23, 2012 12:00 PM EST Pearl Jam frontman ventures across the south beginning April 11 Before Pearl Jam tours Europe this summer, frontman Eddie Vedder will hit the road in April and May for a 13-date solo trek across the southern U.S. Supporting his 2011 solo album, "Ukulele Songs," Vedder's…

  16. Country Music's Biggest Moments of 2011

    December 29, 2011 6:30 PM EST There have been many memorable moments in the world of country music in 2011. While choosing only ten might be a little difficult, these are moments that really got people talking during the year. More Country: Top Singles | Top Albums | The Year in Country Glen Campbell's Sad News The…

  17. Diana Ross, Steve Jobs Among Special Grammy Honorees

    December 22, 2011 11:30 AM EST Diana Ross, The Allman Brothers Band and George Jones are among those being honored at next year's Grammys with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while Apple founder Steve Jobs will receive a special award posthumously for his contributions to the music industry, the Recording Academy…

  18. 'Once' Musical Hitting Broadway This Spring

    December 07, 2011 12:45 PM EST The musical based on the Academy Award-winning 2007 film "Once" is falling slowly onto Broadway. Producers announced Tuesday (Dec. 6) that the show, which has been playing downtown at New York Theatre Workshop, will play Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre this spring. The musical ends its…

  19. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there was a lot that you didn't see that went…

  20. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as…

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