1. Bubbling Under: Imagine Dragons On Fire

    May 25, 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: Imagine Dragons, Wolf Gang, Kristen Kelly and Kevin McCall. In just three months, Las Vegas rock band Imagine Dragons has gone…

  2. CMT Awards: Willie Nelson, Band Perry Join Performers

    May 22, 2012 10:50 PM EDT The 2012 CMT Music Awards has added some country heroes to its lineup. Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry and Hank Williams Jr. are all set to perform at the awards show, Billboard has learned. The new acts will join Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley,…

  3. Toby Keith & Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards

    May 21, 2012 2:20 PM EDT This year's CMT Music Awards will be hosted by country star Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell when it airs June 6 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "Toby Keith and Kristen Bell are a terrific one-two knockout punch for the 2012 CMT Music Awards," said John Hamlin, SVP,…

  4. Mick Jagger on 'SNL': Performs With Foo Fighters, Sends Off Kristen Wiig in Season Finale

    May 20, 2012 1:15 PM EDT Sir Mick Jagger brought the poise expected of a British knight and the flash expected of a rock legend as host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live's season finale. Jagger performed four times-with Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck, and twice with Arcade Fire. Watch him perform a medley of…

  5. Whitney Houston's Relatives Coming Together for Reality Show

    May 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT A reality show featuring Whitney Houston 's relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, "The Houston Family Chronicles," on Friday. It will focus on Pat Houston, sister-in-law…

  6. Men at Work's Greg Ham Found Dead

    April 19, 2012 7:35 AM EDT Multi-Instrumentalist Was Best Known for Playing Controversial Flute Riff in 'Down Under' Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Victoria state police confirmed that the deceased…

  7. Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Bieber Shares Slime with Will Smith

    March 31, 2012 11:50 PM EDT Katy Perry and One Direction Performed at the Annual Ceremony At the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual Kids' Choice Awards promising a record amount of the show's trademark green gunk. Though some 20 awards are…

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruce Springsteen, Big Time Rush, Pitbull

    March 17, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Boss scores his 10th No. 1 album, Big Time Rush are a fab four and Pitbull unleashes his first Dance/Club Play Songs leader as a lead artist. SUPER 'BALL': TENTH TIME NOT FROZEN OUT OF NO. 1: With his new leader, Springsteen expands his span of commanding the Billboard 200 to 31…

  9. Carrie Underwood Rocks the Boat at CRS

    February 24, 2012 1:00 PM EST Countless seminars and panels, lunch with Alan Jackson, plus a cruise boat filled with some of Nashville's biggest artists and most promising upstarts -- all part of day two of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar (CRS). The panels, which covered such topics as sales and digital marketing,…

  10. Franklin, Wonder to Sing at Whitney Houston Funeral

    February 16, 2012 7:40 PM EST Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown; her co-star in "The Bodyguard,"…

  11. Whitney Houston Funeral to Be Aired Live

    February 16, 2012 9:40 AM EST They won't be there in person, but singer Whitney Houston 's millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet. It will provide a much-needed connection for fans who have lacked a formal place to…

  12. Dolly Parton: 'Whitney, I Will Always Love You'

    February 11, 2012 11:10 PM EST Country music legend Dolly Parton, who wrote what is widely regarded as Whitney Houston's best song, "I Will Always Love You," has joined the chorus of grieving stars on Saturday upon hearing the tragic news of the singer's death. "Mine is only one of the millions of…

  13. Whitney Houston Dies at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:25 PM EST Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen said Houston was pronounced…

  14. Lana Del Rey Gets 'Hunger Games' Parody Video: Watch

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST A parody of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" is going viral. "Hunger Games," which stars Second City comedian Holly Laurent, sets an ode to the young adult book series and upcoming film to the tune of the polarizing singer's debut single. Interspersing footage from…

  15. Lana Del Rey Tour Postponement Rumors Untrue, Says Rep

    February 07, 2012 3:50 PM EST Despite widespread reports on Tuesday (Feb. 7) that Lana Del Rey had scrapped a planned, as-yet-unannounced spring tour to hone her live show, a rep for the sultry singer has denied the rumors, saying that a spring tour was never in the works to begin with. According to the New York Post ,…

  16. On 'SNL,' Bon Iver Shines as 'Lana Del Rey' Whines

    February 05, 2012 4:40 PM EST Three weeks after Lana Del Rey stunk up the joint with her Brian Williams-panned performance, "Saturday Night Live" righted its musical ship this weekend with a dreamy, horn-filled set from critical darlings Bon Iver . The Justin Vernon-fronted indie group kicked things off,…

  17. SI's Swimsuit Issue Embraces Indie Rock

    February 03, 2012 8:00 AM EST Bands Like Black Lips to Share New Music Online & Perform at Beauties & Beats Fest in Las Vegas For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time…

  18. Katy Perry Hosts 'SNL': The Hits & Misses, Including a Florence Welch Spoof

    December 11, 2011 1:48 PM EST Katy Perry stepped out from behind the microphone to host last night's installment of "Saturday Night Live," following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and just a handful of other musicians. After performing as the musical guest on…

  19. Coldplay on 'SNL': Crying to Adele, Chris Martin Rocks a Holiday Vest

    November 14, 2011 12:05 PM EST Coldplay brought the black light and graffiti explosion otherwise known as their "Mylo Xyloto" stage set to "Saturday Night Live" this weekend (Nov. 12). The U.K. band performed recent singles "Paradise" and "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall," while Chris…

  20. Bruno Mars' 'It Will Rain' Video Makes Web Debut: Watch

    November 09, 2011 9:22 PM EST Bruno Mars ' "It Will Rain" video splashed down on the web on Wednesday. The crooner's latest is the lead single from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1" soundtrack, though with its faded lighting and soft-focus shots, the new video feels more like a denim…

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