1. Trace Adkins 'Back in Town' with New Album

    July 16, 2010 3:24 PM EDT When Trace Adkins rolled into Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 20, 2009, to headline the Clay County Fair, little did the veteran country singer know that the date would change the course of his career. "Here we are at this fair in Iowa in the middle of nowhere," Adkins recalls, his reedy…

  2. Robbie Williams to Rejoin Take That

    July 15, 2010 2:22 PM EDT British singer Robbie Williams has rejoined former band Take That to record their first album together since he walked out on them 15 years ago, the group announced on Thursday. Williams got back together with the other four members of the successful British band -- Gary Barlow, Howard Donald…

  3. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem on Hot 100

    July 15, 2010 11:00 AM EDT "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week. However, "Love The Way You Lie" (2-2), by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the chart's Airplay Gainer for a second straight frame, putting it in line to take…

  4. Jason Bonham on Led Zeppelin Reunion, U2 Restarts Tour

    July 13, 2010 6:10 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, people are talking about Led Zeppelin after drummer Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham, confirmed that he, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page spent most of 2008 preparing for a Zeppelin reunion. U2 have made fans happy by…

  5. 10 Buzz Bands To Watch

    July 13, 2010 11:58 AM EDT These ten artists are rising stars doing their own thing who ready to burst into wider public consciousness this year. Read, listen, rock out. Wavves Latest Album: 'King of the Beach' After breaking out last spring with its eponymous sophomore album, Nathan Williams and his noise…

  6. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw-Led Flood Benefit Raises $2.2 Million

    July 13, 2010 8:10 AM EDT The Nashville Rising benefit concert led by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw has raised over $2.2 million for flood victims in middle Tennessee. The total came from sold-out ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. It will be distributed through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Lady…

  7. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 7/10/2010

    July 10, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funniest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : My little monster sweeties are already camped…

  8. Train, "If It's Love"

    July 09, 2010 5:58 PM EDT Train revived its career this year with "Hey, Soul Sister," its biggest hit to date and one of the catchier songs of 2010. The trio has more where that came from, though. On follow-up single "If It's Love," a rhythmic guitar vamp opens in the band's signature…

  9. Wavves Roll Past Public Meltdown To "Beach"

    July 09, 2010 12:37 PM EDT For singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and his noise-pop band Wavves , 2009 was both a year that every aspiring musician hopes for-and every established musician dreads. After drawing critical acclaim last spring for a sophomore album recorded in his bedroom, Williams embarked on a European…

  10. 'Idol,' 'SNL' Join 'Glee' with Emmy Nominatons

    July 08, 2010 3:04 PM EDT While Fox's " Glee" led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from "Lost" and "Saturday Night Live" also earned nods, while "American Idol" and "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert…

  11. Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Coasts to Fifth Week Atop Hot 100

    July 08, 2010 11:00 AM EDT "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg extends its reign at No. 1 on the Hot 100 to five weeks, as airplay continues to build for the track. The song reached 149.4 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen BDS (up 6%). "Gurls" also holds steady at…

  12. Tracy Bonham Makes A Fresh Start

    July 06, 2010 10:22 AM EDT T racy Bonham views her music career as a constant process of returning to square one. In the time since her 1996 single "Mother Mother" topped Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, the singer/songwriter has weathered a label dispute, fallen in love, considered leaving the music…

  13. Kid Cudi, "Rev of Ev"

    July 02, 2010 12:52 PM EDT With his spacey, introspective 2009 debut, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," Kid Cudi challenged both the sound and scope of popular hip-hop. "Rev of Ev," the first single from follow-up "Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager," hints at Cudi's…

  14. Owl City's Adam Young Releases A New Old Project

    July 02, 2010 12:26 PM EDT When Steve Bursky started managing Adam Young at the end of 2008, the mastermind behind synth-pop act Owl City played him a handful of acoustic songs from his hard drive. He told Bursky that he hoped the unrefined tracks, which were recorded in the summer of 2007 before he began making music…

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Jason Derulo, Cyndi Lauper

    July 01, 2010 5:35 PM EDT SIX-SHOOTER: As previously reported , Eminem roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Recovery." The set becomes the rap superstar's sixth consecutive leader on the list. He first appeared with the No. 2-peaking "The Slim Shady LP," on March 13, 1999, and then…

  16. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem Atop Hot 100

    July 01, 2010 11:00 AM EDT K aty Perry 's "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100. The summer anthem earns the chart's Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive frame , rising 3-2 on Radio Songs (140 million audience impressions, up 14%),…

  17. Jennifer Hudson Speaks About Family Murders for First Time

    June 29, 2010 12:05 PM EDT J ennifer Hudson has opened up for the first time about the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in 2008. On Monday night's (June 28) episode of VH1's "Behind the Music," Hudson said her family tragedy "was surreal...It was like I was outside of myself." …

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Veterans Victorious

    June 24, 2010 5:55 PM EDT ROCK OF AGES: While rookie rapper Drake rules the Billboard 200 with his debut album, "Thank Me Later," certain venerable acts aren't quite ready to cede the survey's spotlight. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers become the second group, following the Rolling Stones , to…

  19. 25 Stars Remember Michael Jackson, A Video Tribute

    June 22, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Among the over two dozen artists who shared their love for Michael Jackson on camera with Billboard.com recently, it was Jason Derulo who summed up how everyone felt. "It's crazy, I can't believe one year has passed," Derulo said. "It's still surreal for me. How…

  20. Release Of The Week: The-Dream

    June 22, 2010 9:45 AM EDT Chart Article T he-Dream's forthcoming album, "Love King" (set for release June 29 on Radio Killa/Def Jam) is the third set in a triology of albums from the singer/songwriter/producer, following 2007 "Love/Hate" and 2009's "Love vs Money." "Love…

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