1. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox Theater, with eight nominations, including…

  2. Carrie Underwood To Release 'Good Girl' Single Next Month

    January 25, 2012 2:10 PM EST Fear not, Carrie Underwood diehards: the country superstar will be unveiling new music in less than a month. The "American Idol" winner has announced that "Good Girl," the first taste from her forthcoming fourth album, will be hitting airwaves on Feb. 23. In a special…

  3. Kellie Pickler Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video

    January 23, 2012 3:40 PM EST Chart Article Kellie Pickler Watch Again! Kellie Pickler may have first won hearts as a finalist on season five of "American Idol," but she's gone on to a well-earned fanbase on the strength of country hits like "Red High Heels" and "Best Days Of Your Life."…

  4. David Archuleta 'Excited' to Shoot Philippine TV series

    January 13, 2012 7:54 PM EST "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta says he's "excited" about working on a Philippine TV series. The singer's Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila's airport Friday, and fans and…

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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 "…

  14. '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 …

  15. 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 …

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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