1. Grammy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    December 01, 2011 11:05 AM EST On a night when the Recording Academy recognized the genius of The 54th Grammy Awards nominations reveal love for music softer than the dance-party tracks that fill the pop airwaves, a victory of sorts for indie rock. Record and song of the year has artists (Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons )…

  2. The Grammys: Adele, Kanye West Lead Nominations

    November 30, 2011 11:10 PM EST Bruno Mars Up for Biggest Awards; Bon Iver & Skrillex Huge Surprises | SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED MAJOR NOMINEES LIST Album Of The Year: "21" -- Adele "Wasting Light" -- Foo Fighters "Born This Way" -- Lady Gaga "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" -- Bruno Mars …

  3. 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…

  4. Americana Music Awards: Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons Honored

    October 14, 2011 10:10 AM EDT While historically Robert Plant and Nashville might not go hand in hand with each other, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and Music City were pretty good for each other Thursday night (Oct. 13), as he picked up a top album nod at the 10th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards. The…

  5. Reality Star Spoils Davichi's Run of No. 1s on K-Pop Hot 100

    September 30, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Huh Gak, the roly-poly, ballad-singing star of the second season of "Superstar K," the Korean version of "American Idol," has finally done it. The title song off Hu Gak's first EP, "Hello," has topped the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 for the first week of October…

  6. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which authorized and partnered in the project -- is…

  7. Girl Talk On Morgan Spurlock's 'A Day In The Life' Series: Exclusive Preview

    September 06, 2011 9:13 PM EDT How does Girl Talk prepare to unleash his epic mixing skills live? He heads for the food supplies aisle at the supermarket. In this exclusive preview of the Sept. 7 episode of Morgan Spurlock's "A Day In The Life" series, the DJ also known as Gregg Gillis tells Oscar-nominated…

  8. Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Launches; Sistar Is No. 1 on New Korea Chart

    August 25, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Billboard goes K-Pop today (Aug. 25) with the launch of a new chart, the 2NE1, "Ugly" 2NE1 2NE1's "Ugly" is an electronic dance track, a genre that the group has come to represent in Korea. Infused with electronic-infused rock guitar, The song's upbeat rhythm is…

  9. Outside Lands Festival 2011: 18 Things Seen & Heard

    August 15, 2011 12:31 PM EDT Now in its fourth year, San Francisco's Outside Lands festival serves the dual purpose of providing vibrant Bay Area city with a response to Indio's white-hot Coachella, and giving the city an annual Golden Gate Park event recalling the bygone Summer of Love days. This weekend'…

  10. Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates on Doctor's Orders

    August 08, 2011 12:21 PM EDT A lingering upper respiratory condition that cut short a European tour has forced Gregg Allman off the road. On doctor's orders, the legendary artist will cancel his concert dates scheduled between Aug. 26 through Sept. 15. According to a rep's statement, Allman's treatment…

  11. Lollapalooza 2011: Girl Talk Big-Ups Pittsburgh Bro Wiz Khalifa

    August 06, 2011 11:50 PM EDT A Girl Talk show is something to behold, complete with flashing lights, onstage Fly Girls, confetti, balloons - the works. Catching up with Billboard.com yesterday (Aug. 5), Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) revealed that he had some special antics in store for his Lollapalooza performance. In our…

  12. O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge Bounces Back from Crisis on 'King'

    July 21, 2011 3:25 PM EDT Some "tough times along the way" are what inspired O.A.R. to write the songs for its new album, "King," which comes out Aug. 2. "I felt strongly I wanted to make an album about what I'd gone through to that point in our lives," frontman Marc Roberge tells…

  13. David Cook Talks 'This Loud Morning': Video Track-By-Track

    June 28, 2011 12:00 PM EDT For David Cook 's second album since his "American Idol" season seven victory, he penned -- no joke -- nearly 80 songs. Ultimately, he managed to narrow it down to just a dozen tracks for "This Loud Morning," out today (June 28). Cook tells Billboard.com that he'…

  14. Uncharted Territory: BL3ND Re-Enters Social 50, Brazilian Acts Felguk and Jota Quest Debut

    June 24, 2011 10:15 AM EDT Exciting things in Uncharted news this week: long-time Uncharted No.1 artist DJ BL3ND also re-entered Social 50 at No. 49, with a 10% gain in YouTube views. His latest mix "Swagga" has earned 1.7 million views since its May 16 debut. Mash-up artist Gregg Gillis, a.k.a Girl Talk ,…

  15. Cody Simpson Makes Social 50 Debut, Chris Brown Leaps Into Top 20

    June 23, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Australian pop singer Cody Simpson debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 32 thanks to the premiere of the video for his ballad "On My Mind." Since its release on June 17, the video has earned 293,000 plays, respectively (200% week-to-week increase). Simpson owes his success to…

  16. Gregg Allman Is Latest Rocker to Announce Memoir

    May 20, 2011 8:34 AM EDT Gregg Allman, frontman for the legendary Allman Brothers Band, has signed with William Morrow to bring his untitled memoir to print in spring 2012. Rock memoirs have been a hot category for publishers the last several years. The announcement comes two days after The Who guitarist Pete…

  17. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, Mellencamp to Make New Orleans Jazz Fest Debuts

    April 29, 2011 10:57 AM EDT Wyclef Jean , Cyndi Lauper , John Mellencamp , Lauryn Hill and Fantasia will make first-time appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, joining a lineup of familiar acts for the 43rd annual tradition that opens Friday at a race track in this Mississippi River city. "This…

  18. Girl Talk a 'Big Supporter' of Fellow Pittsburgh Native Wiz Khalifa

    April 29, 2011 10:33 AM EDT Though he's been the primary ambassador for Pittsburgh music in recent years, mash-up master Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk , is happy share some of the spotlight these days with rapper and fellow "Black and Yellow" partisan Wiz Khalifa , whose major label debut "Rolling…

  19. Roy Orbison's 75th Celebrated With New Singles Set

    April 15, 2011 2:32 PM EDT The B sides disc is just as interesting as the run of hits, for a number of reasons. Because Orbison wrote so much of his own material with partners Melson and Dees, and because he had such good outside material to draw from, both sides of his singles were generally strong, and Orbison's…

  20. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first studio album in more than seven years finds him…

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