1. David Archuleta to Embark on 2-Year Mormon Mission

    December 20, 2011 9:25 AM EST "American Idol" season 7 runner-up David Archuleta is putting music on hold for two years while he embarks on a Mormon mission. The 20-year-old Murray, Utah native revealed his call to serve at the Salt Lake City stop of his My Kind of Christmas Tour, telling the crowd, "I…

  2. Thirty Seconds to Mars Live Q&A: Watch Again

    December 05, 2011 1:35 PM EST Chart Article Thirty Seconds To Mars Watch Again After scoring another hit album with 2009's "This is War," Thirty Seconds To Mars have been road warriors over the past two years and brought their epic hard rock across the globe. The trio will commemorate their record-breaking…

  3. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

  4. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Traci Lords

    November 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Now with 11 Hot 100 No. 1s, what chance might Rihanna have at passing the Beatles for the most leaders in the chart's history? BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES?: "We are watching history in the making." Island Def Jam president/COO Steve Bartels Wednesday (Nov. 2) praised Rihanna in a…

  5. Miranda Lambert Live Q&A: Watch Again

    November 01, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Chart Article Miranda Lambert Watch Again! Country's resident badass chick and recent Billboard cover star Miranda Lambert is coming up on a big week. On Nov. 1, she released "Four the Record" -- her (you guessed it) fourth record -- hot on the heels of the debut of her gal-pal…

  6. Nickelback Live Q&A: Watch Again

    October 24, 2011 1:30 PM EDT Chart Article Nickelback Watch It Again We named Nickelback 's upcoming album "Here and Now" one of the most-anticipated of the year , and we described the band's new single "Bottoms Up" as " amazingly monolithic ." But none of this should come as a…

  7. Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Rock band Evanescence returns to the Billboard 200 chart, scoring its second No. 1 album, as its self-titled third set bows with 127,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act, led by singer Amy Lee, last released an album in 2006, when "The Open Door" debuted at No. 1…

  8. Evanescence Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video

    October 11, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Chart Article Evanescence Watch It Again! Evanescence 's self-titled third album, out Oct. 11, arrives five years after their last effort and captures a hard-fought journey for the hard-rock maestros. After scoring hits like "Bring Me to Life," "Going Under" and "…

  9. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live Q&A: Watch Again

    October 07, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Chart Article "Weird Al" Yankovic Watch It Again! "Weird Al" Yankovic has been having his accordian-friendly jollies with the pop's biggest hits since way back in the day from his '80s classic Michael Jackson parody "Eat It" to '90s goodies like …

  10. Petey Pablo Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison

    September 27, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Petey Pablo has been sentenced in his hometown of North Carolina to almost three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. Rapper Petey Pablo Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge The U.S. Attorney's Office says the 38-year-old rapper was sentenced Monday …

  11. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  12. Greyson Chance Live Q&A + Performance: Watch Again

    August 01, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Chart Article Greyson Chance Watch Again. Plus: Hear Greyson's Full Debut Album Right Now, Right Here! Photo by Rachel Been Since his wildly popular YouTube cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," Greyson Chance has demonstrated an impressive musical prowess and charisma,…

  13. Kelly Rowland Live Q&A: Watch It Again

    July 26, 2011 6:50 PM EDT Chart Article Kelly Rowland Photo by Rachel Been Kelly Rowland 's already sizzling summer got even hotter with the release of her highly-anticipated third solo album on July 26. And one day before "Here I Am" dropped, she was here at Billboard.com answering fan tweets and…

  14. David Guetta Live Q&A: Archived Video

    June 29, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Chart Article David Guetta Watch The Archived Video! Photo by Vinny Pereira David Guetta rocked clubs everywhere with 2009's "One Love," and soon he'll be back with a fifth studio album, "Nothing But The Beat." The album, out Aug. 30, features a laundry list of A…

  15. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    June 11, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Bonnaroo 2011 kicked into high gear on Friday (June 10) with a full day of performances on the hot and dusty Manchester, Tenn. grounds. Sixty-five diverse artists, ranging from indie-rock darlings ( Arcade Fire , the Decemberists ) to hip-hop heavyweights ( Lil Wayne , Big Boi ) to electronic…

  16. Nick Jonas Live Q&A Archived Video

    June 09, 2011 11:50 AM EDT Nick Jonas 18-year-old Nick Jonas started his music career when he was only 7, and he's gone on to international pop stardom as the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers . So it's safe to say that Nick knows a thing or two about young singers, and his experience has inspired him to…

  17. Jason Aldean Live Q&A Archived Video

    June 07, 2011 3:50 PM EDT Jason Aldean Up for four CMT Music Awards this month and on the cover of Billboard this week, Country hitmaker Jason Aldean was also a star speaker at Billboard's Country Music Summer on June 6. And that's all not even to mention his massive U.S. summer tour, which is crossing the…

  18. Wiz Khalifa Live Q&A Archived Video

    June 07, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Wiz Khalifa With a hit debut album and No. 1 single under his belt, Wiz Khalifa celebrates his breakout year with the Rolling Papers headlining tour that kicks off June 13. But before Khalifa heads out on the road, the rapper stopped by for a Live Q&A with Billboard.com on June 6. He…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Beyonce

    June 02, 2011 6:45 PM EDT THE START OF SOMETHING 'BIG': After a one-year break, the annual "American Idol" coronation single returns to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 15. Newly-crowned "Idol" champion Scotty McCreery's "I Love You This Big" blasts in at No. 11, making…

  20. Jordan Knight 'Unfinished' Album Premiere

    May 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT J ordan Knight , lead singer of the '80's/'90's pop sensation New Kids on the Block , is showing the world that feel-good music is right for any time and at any age."There's this idea that when you turn 40, you automatically go to adult contemporary heaven,"…

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