1. Katy Perry's Latest Chart Record: A 6th No. 1 From 'Dream' on the Pop Songs (Not Hot 100) Chart

    January 30, 2012 3:30 PM EST With 'The One That Got Away,' the album racks more records on the Pop and Adult Pop Songs radio airplay charts. It's sweet six-cess for Katy Perry on the latest Billboard radio airplay charts. Perry's "The One That Got Away" lifts 2-1 on Billboard's Nielsen…

  2. 'American Idol' Regains Some of Its Swagger at Texas Auditions

    January 27, 2012 11:23 AM EST Finally -- that's how you do it, "Idol." After a string of ho-hum episodes, the show came out guns a-blazin' in Galveston, Texas. For the first time since last Thursday's Pittsburgh auditions, we saw contestants (Skylar, Baylie, Cortez) that seem to have a legitimate…

  3. Craig Morgan's 'This Ole Boy' Due in February

    January 10, 2012 11:35 PM EST Craig Morgan will usher in a new era of his recording career with the release of "This Ole Boy" on Feb. 28. It marks his debut release with Black River. Prior to signing with the label last year, Morgan achieved success on Broken Bow and BNA with such hits as "International…

  4. Katy Perry Notches Record Seventh No. 'One' From 'Teenage Dream' On Dance/Club Play Songs

    December 26, 2011 6:30 PM EST K aty Perry 's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to generate seven No. 1s on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as "The One That Got Away" jumps 3-1. Here is a recap of Perry's seven titles from the set to top the survey (to be updated, along…

  5. Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood Shine at American Country Awards

    December 06, 2011 9:30 AM EST While talking to Billboard.com last week about the American Country Awards , host Trace Adkins was quoted as saying "You're going to get some interesting outcomes, I think." Those turned out to be very prophetic words, as Jason Aldean -- who recently won his first pair of CMA…

  6. Trace Adkins to Tower Over His ACA Co-Host Kristin Chenoweth

    December 01, 2011 3:00 PM EST "Maybe Somebody Will Have to Carry Around an Apple Box for Her," the Country Star Jokes to Billboard Trace Adkins admits to having been a bit nervous last year prior to hosting the inaugural American Country Awards. But once he got in the flow of the show, it began to feel a little…

  7. Ask Billboard: Uncovering Potentially Uncoverable Songs

    November 18, 2011 7:15 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. UNCOVERING…

  8. Katy Perry Scores Seven People's Choice Awards Nominations

    November 08, 2011 9:16 PM EST Katy Perry, "Glee" and Harry Potter conjured up the most People's Choice Awards nominations for the 2012 ceremony. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" topped Tuesday's nomination announcement with nine nods, including favorite movie and ensemble movie…

  9. 'Glee' Guest Stars Wish List & New Cast We'll Meet Soon

    November 01, 2011 6:00 PM EDT While "Glee," at its heart, is the story of the core group of New Directions club members and their individual journeys through the wild world of high school, the show also has a variety of auxiliary players and guest stars who come in and spice up that tapestry. Sometimes, like in…

  10. Did Harry Belafonte Sleep Through TV Interview? Rep Says Tech Error & Meditation

    October 18, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Although he announced a retirement from performing in 2007, Harry Belafonte (famous for his "Day-O" chant from his trademark track "The Banana Boat Song") claims to be sharp as ever, even at age 84. Yet Belafonte was caught in an uncomfortable techincal error during a…

  11. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcomers Thompson Square , who scored seven…

  12. Steve Martin Picked at Bluegrass Awards: Entertainer of the Year

    September 30, 2011 10:15 AM EDT "I want to thank the other nominees -- and thank them for losing," Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin!), with his tongue planted firmly in-cheek, said to the packed crowd Thursday night (Sept. 29) at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards held at…

  13. Dum Dum Girls Polish Their Lo-Fi Grit on Album No. 2

    September 25, 2011 10:45 AM EDT Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin "Dee Dee" Gundred has simple goals. "As corny as it sounds, it's my dream to do this and only this," she says of making music. "To contribute and do something worthwhile." Corny or not, for Gundred and her all-girl California…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. 1, Bennett becomes the oldest living artist…

  15. Kristin Chenoweth Hopes to Bring More 'Hot Mess' to 'Glee'; Talks Country Album

    September 20, 2011 1:45 PM EDT There's something about Kristin Chenoweth and playing hot messes. If you needed any reminder, just take a look at her role as alcoholic singer April Rhodes on "Glee," who memorably spent last season trying to get her one-woman musical to Broadway. "I don't know if…

  16. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano, 'Dancing With the Stars'' Mark Ballas Break Up

    September 15, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Reality TV couple Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano have reportedly ended their relationship due to the demands of their respective careers. "American Idol" alum Toscano, 22, and "Dancing with the Stars" regular Ballas, 22, began dating in April after Toscano's surprising…

  17. Weekly Chart Notes: Mick Jagger, the Muppets, Adele

    September 01, 2011 8:35 PM EDT JAGGER-NAUT: Like a Rolling Stone, Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , ascends 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 . While the coronation causes celebration for the band and Aguilera, it likewise adds new levels of Billboard chart history to the discography…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Bill Cosby

    August 04, 2011 1:05 PM EDT ROLLING IN THE 'DEEP': It seems safe to say that Jimmy Buffett 's decision to leave Billboard to become a full-time recording artist was the right one. (26 million in career album sales, dating to the 1991 advent of Nielsen SoundScan, serves as further evidence). The former…

  19. Randy Travis Mulls Special Concert for 'Storms of Life' Anniversary

    July 20, 2011 2:00 PM EDT An album featuring 21 guests isn't a shabby way to celebrate a silver anniversary. And Randy Travis is hoping that something more -- a TV special or a concert, perhaps -- might happen to commemorate the 25 years since his triple-platinum major label debut album, "Storms of Life.…

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Sherwood Schwartz

    July 14, 2011 4:55 PM EDT 'ROLLING' THUNDER: "Deep" has depth. With a title like "Rolling in the Deep," '21' = 20, '4' = 1: The dominance of "Rolling in the Deep" has helped Adele's parent album "21" remain in the top three of the Billboard 200…

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