1. Nick Jonas Recording Solo Album, Jonas Brothers Deny Breakup

    October 30, 2009 9:54 AM EDT Nick Jonas might be releasing a solo album next year without any help from his siblings, but that doesn't mean the Jonas Brothers are over. In a MySpace blog post this week entitled "WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP," the power-pop trio quelled the worst fears of its fans, which stemmed…

  2. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Depeche Mode, Steely Dan

    October 29, 2009 10:35 AM EDT Pop star Miley Cyrus tops the weekly Hot Tours rankings with box office totals from six markets reported by national tour promoter AEG Live. So far the singer's 2009 world tour has drawn the most fans in the Detroit market with a crowd of 16,142 filling up the Palace of Auburn Hills on…

  3. Train Back On Track With New Album, Tour

    October 26, 2009 11:30 AM EDT Train's two-year hiatus after touring to support 2006's "For Me It's You" "probably saved the band and prolonged the life of the band," according to guitarist Jimmy Stafford. "It was a good break," says Stafford, who regrouped with singer Pat…

  4. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Lead Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 4:15 PM EDT Madonna , U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The awards are based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2009. The…

  5. Michael Jackson Returns To Radio

    October 13, 2009 11:37 AM EDT Just as radio stations flooded their airwaves with Michael Jackson 's music following his death June 25, signals across multiple formats are wasting no time playing his newly-released track, "This Is It." Made available to radio as of midnight yesterday (Oct. 12) , the song has…

  6. Tokio Hotel Aims To Translate Euro Success To U.S.

    October 12, 2009 11:55 AM EDT Sometimes, much weirder things happen at the MTV Video Music Awards than Kanye West interrupting an acceptance speech. Take the 2008 VMAs ceremony, for example, when the A-list glamour of Hollywood's Paramount Studios red carpet was upset by the entrance of four teenage cyborgs with…

  7. Photos of the Week: Michael Jackson, Fergie, Rihanna

    October 02, 2009 12:58 PM EDT Fans flocked to get tickets to see Michael Jackson on the big screen in L.A., the Black Eyed Peas and No Doubt rocked Singapore, Mariah Carey revealed a new scent in New York, Rihanna turned heads in Paris and the Jonas Brothers caused a commotion in Hollywood (...kind of). It all happened…

  8. Beyonce: The Billboard Cover Story

    October 01, 2009 4:30 PM EDT Fans are still getting to know Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé's musical alter ego, formally introduced on the singer's 2008 album, "I Am...Sasha Fierce." Most probably don't know, however, that the singer/songwriter has been friends with Fierce since elementary school. Manager…

  9. Hot Tours: U2, AC/DC, Britney Spears

    October 01, 2009 10:32 AM EDT Following a sold out European leg of their "360 Tour" during the summer, U2 is now on the road in North America with totals from the first four stadiums on the schedule reported during the latest survey period (Sept. 23-29). Highest totals came from Giants Stadium in East Rutherford…

  10. Honor Society, "Over You"

    September 25, 2009 2:51 PM EDT Honor Society wraps post-breakup angst into a cathartic, three-minute package on "Over You," the opening track from the group's just-released debut album, "Fashionably Late." The song is delivered with fierce precision by band members (and Jonas Brothers protégés)…

  11. Producer Danja Talks Working With Whitney Houston

    September 24, 2009 11:35 AM EDT As Whitney Houston 's comeback album "I Look To You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 , Billboard caught up with producer Danja to talk about his work on two of the album's songs: "For The Lovers" and "Nothin' But Love." Danja says he first…

  12. Hot Tours: Jonas Brothers, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire

    September 10, 2009 4:43 PM EDT Hot Tours provides a weekly snapshot of worldwide concert touring activity, and based on box office totals reported by promoters and venues during the most recent reporting week (Sept. 2-8), the Jonas Brothers top the chart. The pop trio is No. 1 this period with reported totals arriving from…

  13. Ne-Yo Suiting Up For 'Battle'

    September 09, 2009 8:58 AM EDT R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is suiting up with Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley and Cory Hardrict for "Battle: Los Angeles," a sci-fi war movie. Jadin Gould, Bryce Cass and Joey King also have joined the cast, which includes Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and…

  14. Vote For The Best Concert Promotion Of 2009

    September 08, 2009 4:44 PM EDT Seven finalists have been chosen for the third annual Billboard Concert Marketing & Promotion Award, which will be given at the Billboard Touring Awards Nov. 5 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Here are the finalists (Click to read an overview of each one, then GO HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE…

  15. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 2009 CM&P Award Finalist

    September 08, 2009 2:59 PM EDT The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival completed its second year with bigger attendance, explosive shows and overwhelmingly positive sponsor results. The tour attracted a broad range of fans and age groups, ranging from teens to mid-40's. In addition to head-banging headliners like…

  16. Q&A: Kevin Calaba, Stars Of Track and Field

    September 01, 2009 10:51 AM EDT In 2006, the world awoke to a buzz out of Portland. Someone had found the audacity to name their band after a Belle and Sebastian song. Rather than fey chamber pop, though, Stars of Track and Field played precise, drummer-free electro rock, with vocals that sounded more like Snow Patrol than…

  17. Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta Close To Finishing Debut Albums

    August 31, 2009 2:05 PM EDT There's no rest for the signed on the American Idols Live! tour -- just ask runner-up Adam Lambert and fourth-place finisher Allison Iraheta, who are using any down time on the road to continue working on their debut albums, which are both due in November. Lambert tells Billboard.com…

  18. Jay-Z Announces Details Of 9/11 Benefit Concert

    August 31, 2009 1:49 PM EDT Rapper Jay-Z held a news conference today (August 31) to formally announce the "Answer The Call" charity concert that will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 11 to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. "This…

  19. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  20. Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z Make Noise On Hot 100

    August 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT Two records break and Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z make noise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. As reported yesterday , the Black Eyed Peas break the record for the longest No. 1 stay for an act on the chart, with current chart topper "I Gotta Feeling" and previous No. 1 "Boom Boom…

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