1. Taylor Swift's Red Wraps as All-Time Country Tour

    July 03, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Taylor Swift has smashed the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist with the final stats reported from her Red tour that played arenas and stadiums in four continents during a 15-month span.  According to Billboard’s Boxscore archives, the tour’s overall gross of $150…

  2. Pink Martini & The von Trapps, 'Dream a Little Dream': Exclusive Album Premiere

    February 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST Over the weekend, Maria von Trapp, the Austrian singer whose family's escape from Nazis provided the basis for "The Sound of Music," passed away at age 99. However, the famous singing family has new blood in the music industry carrying on its tradition on a new album --…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Jason Mitchell Makes It 'Stomp' at Steelers Game

    October 16, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The new release from Jason Mitchell, titled "Stomp," is starting to make a little bit of an impact, and as the singer tells Billboard – in a pretty unique place. "We just had it play during the second quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers game. It played during the highlight…

  4. Florida Georgia Line: Billboard Cover Story Q&A

    July 19, 2013 12:45 PM EDT How Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard followed their instincts to the top of the charts It's Independence Day, and Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the two artists that make up the skyrocketing country rock duo Florida Georgia Line, are celebrating a little independence of their own,…

  5. Rolling Stones End North American Tour on High Note: $21.3 Million Over Five Shows

    July 05, 2013 1:45 PM EDT The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting Tour tops the weekly Hot Tours recap with the final box office stats reported from the legendary group's  two-month trek through North America.  The latest batch of shows reported brought in $21.3 million in revenue from five performances (and a…

  6. Kenny Chesney's 'No Shoes Nation' Tour Set for 2013

    November 08, 2012 1:00 PM EST Kenny Chesney will mark 20 years on the road with the "No Shoes Nation" tour, scheduled to roll through stadiums throughout North America starting on March 16 in Tampa, Florida. The first round of dates includes 17 stadiums in cities ranging from Dallas to Denver to Boston, however…

  7. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Vans Warped Tour

    July 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Legendary rocker Roger Waters is No. 1 in this week's Hot Tours recap with $26.9 million in box office grosses reported from the final North American leg of the blockbuster The Wall Live Tour that wraps later this month. This week's tally includes the 16 performances that occurred…

  8. Morrissey Announces 33-City U.S. Tour

    June 18, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Morrissey is taking the stage once again for a U.S. tour that kicks off Oct. 5 in Boston. The former Smiths frontman will include both his greatest hits and new, unreleased songs on his tour setlist. Iggy and the Stooges are set to open one date of the trek, the Nov. 24 show at L.A.'s…

  9. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Reunite for Stadium Tour

    November 14, 2011 9:06 AM EST 'Brothers of the Sun' Tour Begins June 2 in Tampa Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw , who famously toured together in the early 2000s, will reunite for the 19-date Brothers of the Sun stadium tour, beginning June 2 in Tampa. The tour also features special guests Grace Potter & the…

  10. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417,698 from 11 shows. The one city with a two…

  11. Hot Tours: U2, Kylie Minogue, Kenny Chesney

    July 15, 2011 5:45 PM EDT U2 returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings as the final leg of the 360° Tour winds down to its late July finale. Box office stats from three venues reported during the past week add $16.8 million to the tour's overall gross total which now stands at an all-time Billboard Boxscore…

  12. Hot Tours: Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger

    July 07, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters returns to the top of the Hot Tours rankings with box office grosses reported from June dates of The Wall Live Tour as it continued its trek through Europe. Zürich's Hallenstadion hosted the tour for two shows on June 6-7 and then two more on June 24-25 grossing…

  13. Bruno Mars Returns To Hot 100 Summit, Britney Slips 5 Spots

    January 27, 2011 10:58 AM EST B runo Mars ' "Grenade" reignites atop the Billboard Hot 100 , rebounding 2-1 and logging a third nonconsecutive week in the chart's top spot, having alternated between Nos. 1 and 2 over the past six weeks. The track, which returns to No. 1 on Digital Songs for a fifth…

  14. Wiz Khalifa To Perform 'Black & Yellow' To Kick Off AFC Game

    January 21, 2011 12:38 PM EST Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa will perform his Steelers anthem, "Black & Yellow," this Suday (Jan. 23) at Heinz Field to kickoff the AFC Championship Game. Wiz, a self-admitted die-hard Steelers fan, has also been granted the honor -- along with actor and fellow Pittsburgh…

  15. Kenny Chesney Returns to the Road With Goin' Coastal Tour

    January 13, 2011 5:58 PM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- he just announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal Tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium shows (two already sold out), will see Chesney seek…

  16. Taylor Swift Announces 'Speak Now' World Tour

    November 23, 2010 2:25 PM EST T aylor Swift will take her record-breaking album "Speak Now" on the road next year, starting in February and continuing through October 2011. The "Speak Now" World Tour will take Swift to 19 countries, beginning Feb. 9 in Singapore and running through Asia and Europe…

  17. John Mellencamp to Screen Album Doc from the Road

    August 09, 2010 3:22 PM EDT J ohn Mellencamp is planning "something I've never done before" to promote his forthcoming 25th album, "No Better Than This." The Indiana rocker tells Billboard.com that the shows on his fall theater tour -- which kicks off Oct. 29 with a hometown show at the Indiana…

  18. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 8:38 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by…

  19. Pink Martini Sips Sweet Indie Success

    November 09, 2009 10:57 AM EST For the mini-orchestra Pink Martini , taking the slow but steady independent route has paid off during its 15-year career. The group's newest release, "Splendor in the Grass," debuted during the week ended November 1 at No. 45 on the Billboard 200 and No. 10 on Top Independent…

  20. Chris Brown Back On Charts Thanks To YouTube Wedding Video

    July 30, 2009 3:49 PM EDT In the same week that Chris Brown went to YouTube to apologize for assaulting Rihanna , a viral videoclip of a wedding party dancing down the aisle to Brown's song "Forever" returns him to the charts. In the week ending July 26, it sold 50,000 downloads according to Nielsen…

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