1. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 30, 2015 9:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are the frontrunners heading into the Academy of Country Music Awards, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.  Lambert has a leading eight nominations for the April 19 event, including her fourth nod for entertainer of the year and she's…

  2. Billboard Legend of Live Honoree Lionel Richie Remembers His Time With The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson (and His Snake)

    November 14, 2014 3:54 PM EST Lionel Richie splays his body over an armchair in his palatial Beverly Hills mansion, with a scarf wrapped around his neck and The Police playing on the sound system. "I don't need five or six homes," he says. "I just need one good one." In fact, Richie, 65, owns…

  3. CMA Awards 2014 Recap: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Win Big

    November 05, 2014 11:40 PM EST Luke Bryan took home top honors at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), winning for Entertainer of the Year. "I've never met Garth Brooks before," the singer said of the man who presented him with the trophy. "Can I have another…

  4. The Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1980s

    October 29, 2014 3:20 PM EDT In the '80s, disco's popularity decreased, and the top 20 Hot 100 hits present a more complicated picture than it did a decade before. Not that disco completely disappeared: Diana Ross 's "Upside Down," produced with the help of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from…

  5. Charlie Haden, Veteran Jazz Bassist, Dead at 76

    July 11, 2014 5:30 PM EDT Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bass players of his generation, has died after a prolonged illness, according to his family and his record label, ECM. Charles Edward Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937 and was raised in Springfield, MO. The youngest of four kids,…

  6. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city…

  7. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Willie Nelson, Grace Potter Join Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

    April 22, 2013 4:35 PM EDT Zac Brown Band's popular Southern Ground Music & Food Festival is returning to Nashville in September for two days of Americana-infused party music and good eats. Southern Ground, which made its Music City debut last year, will feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family,…

  10. Dixie Chicks to Headline Craven Country Jamboree Festival in July

    December 26, 2012 7:06 PM EST The Dixie Chicks will headline the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan, Canada, on July 13, according to CMT . The country act, which did not play a show in 2012, will step in for Lady Antebellum at the festival. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are also on the four-day event's bill.…

  11. Hot Tours: Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean

    August 06, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Rock legend Bruce Springsteen is No. 1 on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with $39.5 million in ticket sales totals reported from the European leg of his Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band. This week's chart includes 11 performances from eight venues, beginning with a two…

  12. Willie Nelson, Luke Bryan Join Billboard Country Summit

    April 10, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Willie Nelson, one of the most important and influential figures in the history of country music, will participate in a rare Q&A on June 5 at the Billboard Country Summit, produced in association with the Country Music Association. Nelson will be interviewed by Billboard executive…

  13. Mumford & Sons Debut New Songs at 'Big Easy Express' Premiere

    March 18, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and the Old Crow Medicine show last came to Austin together about 11 months ago, on their barnstorming Big Easy Express train tour. On Saturday they arrived by more conventional means, but for the purpose of celebrating that five-show…

  14. Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Score Big With ACM Nominations

    January 26, 2012 12:25 PM EST It was a big morning for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean as the nominations for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award were announced. Nominees were announced online via the first-ever ACM digital press conference this morning on the Academy's Facebook and Twitter pages. Awards co…

  15. Full 2011 Billboard Music Awards Finalists List

    April 12, 2011 11:15 PM EDT Chart Article Bottom See the complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below. Watch the awards live in ABC on May 22 at 8 p.m. ET to see if your favorites win. Click here to go back to the Billboard Music Awards Main Page. TOP ARTIST Justin Bieber Eminem Lady Gaga Rihanna…

  16. 'The Lost 45s' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    March 08, 2011 1:05 PM EST An era of tight playlists leaves little room for thousands of hit songs not regularly programmed on classic hits or oldies radio stations. Still, Barry Scott has fashioned an enviably fortuitous career as host of "The Lost 45s," airing "records you never thought you'd hear…

  17. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 PM EST 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. HISTORIC HOT 100…

  18. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 8:18 AM EDT Kenny Edwards , an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff , has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19). The Los Angeles Times reports Edwards was…

  19. Eagles, Muse, Phish Top Austin City Limits 2010 Lineup

    May 18, 2010 1:00 AM EDT T he Eagles , Muse , Phish , the Strokes and M.I.A. will lead the bill at the 9th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Oct. 8-9 at Zilker Park in Austin. The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monster of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic…

  20. Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Reviewed

    October 28, 2009 8:29 AM EDT Looks like the world has missed one helluva concert. Whatever cynicism one might harbor about this Hail Mary piece of cinema -- which can be called the first concert rehearsal movie ever -- what this strange yet strangely beguiling film does is capture Michael Jackson , one of pop culture&…

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