1. Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

    March 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard's sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in…

  2. Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie on Board for ABC's 'Duets'

    March 08, 2012 6:00 PM EST Three artists with Nashville connections will be lending their talents to "Duets," a brand new talent series on ABC this summer. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, along with Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, and the legendary Lionel Richie will be part of the new show. Hello, Austin:…

  3. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Icon Tops Austin Bill That Includes The-Dream, Polica, Wallpaper. & More Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie , whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard 's annual showcase at South by Southwest's…

  4. Gloria Estefan Had Bloody Good Time Making 'Hotel Nacional' Video

    February 09, 2012 10:00 PM EST Latin Icon Talks Style, New Video & Being a 'Gleek' at Heart Truth Red Dress Show Gloria Estefan drew blood while making her new, stylish video for "Hotel Nacional." And she liked it. The latin music icon told Billboard.com on Wednesday (Feb. 8) that the clip, which…

  5. Watch: All 2012 Super Bowl Music-Related Ads

    February 06, 2012 9:00 AM EST Music was back in a big way at the Super Bowl Sunday night. Artists like Elton John , Melanie Amaro, Motley Crue and The Darkness made on-camera appearances, while Echo & The Bunnymen , The Cult and James Brown had some of the most talked-about synchs. All in all, the top four publishing…

  6. Lionel Richie, 'Tuskegee': Album Preview

    January 17, 2012 9:50 AM EST Lionel Richie Title: Tuskegee | Release Date: March Long before Grace Potter teamed with Kenny Chesney or Jimmy Buffett hit the top of the country charts duetting with Alan Jackson, Lionel Richie was making fans and friends in the country community. Richie penned Kenny Rogers' chart…

  7. ACM Awards: Blake Shelton & Reba McEntire Returning as Hosts

    January 11, 2012 9:15 AM EST Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country's hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards. The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Like Shelton, the ACM's Fan Jam also…

  8. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed? Readers Respond, Continued

    January 07, 2012 1:05 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. Just like our…

  9. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Marries Longtime Boyfriend

    November 28, 2011 6:20 PM EST Sugarland 's Jennifer Nettles celebrated more than just Thanksgiving this past weekend: the country star tied the knot with longtime beau Justin Miller. According to People , the 37-year-old singer married Miller in a Tennessee chapel on Saturday (Nov. 26). Kristian Bush, Nettles'…

  10. CMA Awards 2011: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

    November 10, 2011 11:45 AM EST Kenny & Grace's Fateful First Meeting... Blake Tweeks 'Voice' Pals... Lady A on the Road... Taylor's Obsession So, you watched every second of the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards last night on ABC. Still, there was a lot that you didn't see that went…

  11. Sugarland Tour Resumes Following Indiana Tragedy

    August 19, 2011 8:24 AM EDT Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people. The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives…

  12. Sugarland Resuming Tour, Planning Memorial Service

    August 16, 2011 5:50 PM EDT Sugarland announced they are resuming their tour on Thursday as well as planning a memorial service to honor victims of the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, but will wait until grieving families have "time to go through their own services" before moving forward. "Until that…

  13. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair; Maroon 5 Plot Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 6:20 PM EDT UPDATE 8/16 10:18 a.m. | The Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday has been moved to the Conseco Fieldhouse. Bands will donate their fees to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. Previous report below. There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair…

  14. Memorial Service Held for Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy

    August 15, 2011 1:08 PM EDT Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told hundreds of people who gathered Monday for a service to remember five people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair that the tragedy has broken the hearts of the state's residents. Daniels said Saturday's stage collapse as high winds…

  15. Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

    June 08, 2011 6:00 PM EDT S ugarland will sing an emotional version of its song "Stand Up" tonight (June 8) at the CMT Awards (airing at 8 p.m. ET), and the performance will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. During a…

  16. Rihanna's 'California King Bed' Video Premieres

    May 09, 2011 2:53 PM EDT The newest single from Rihanna's "Loud," "California King Bed," is anything but -- and in the rock-tinged ballad's newly-premiered video, that softness comes across clearly. Watch below. As the video opens, Rihanna and her hunky beau are feeling a painful…

  17. POTW: Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles, Willow Smith, Charlie Sheen, Pregnant Mariah

    April 08, 2011 3:51 PM EDT Rihanna and Jennifer Nettles made an unlikely pair, Mariah Carey posed nude on a magazine cover, Miley Cyrus prtended to have a grill, Snoop got slimed, Willow Smith flew through the air and Charlie Sheen's musical adventure proved disastrous. It all happened this week and we've got…

  18. Miranda Lambert Leads Early ACM Awards Winners

    April 03, 2011 10:14 PM EDT "The House That Built Me" helped Miranda Lambert quickly match her win total from last year's Academy of Country Music awards on Sunday night, while Lady Antebellum took home three trophies, including as artist and producer on album of the year "Need You Now." The two…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Medina

    March 03, 2011 5:25 PM EST From its two new judges to the series' first champion and an already ousted 2011 hopeful, "American Idol" ties infuse this week's Billboard charts. HERE COME THE JUDGES: Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 , dating to…

  20. Sara Bareilles Taps Pharrell, Sugarland, Josh Groban for 'Uncharted' Video

    March 01, 2011 2:15 PM EST Either a bunch of Sara Bareilles' musician friends owed her favors, or she asked really, really nicely. The singer-songwriter's new video for "Uncharted" features more celebs than Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" clip , including: Josh Groban , N.E.R.D. '…

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