1. Top 20 Coachella 2011 Tweets

    April 18, 2011 2:13 PM EDT Coachella 2011: We came, we saw, we tweeted -- and so did our favorite musicians, both as fans and performers during the festival's three-day showing in the California desert this past weekend (Apr. 15-17). Now read our round-up of the best celeb tweets from Coachella 2011, many of which…

  2. Sara Evans Returns 'Stronger' On First Album in Six Years

    March 07, 2011 7:03 AM EST In 2005, Missouri-born singer/songwriter Sara Evans was on a roll. Her album "Real Fine Place" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the single "A Real Fine Place to Start" became her fourth No. 1. In the spring of 2006, she won the Academy of Country…

  3. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 1/29/2011

    January 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @TheEllenShow (Ellen DeGeneres): It's my birthday…

  4. In 'Country Strong' Movie, Gwyneth Paltrow Channels Her Inner Singer

    January 07, 2011 4:22 PM EST "Country Strong," out in theaters today (Jan. 7), represents an odd amalgamation of entertainment genres. Pop stars Britney Spears and Michael Jackson inspired the film's heartbreaking theme, fleshed out by Gwyneth Paltrow, who is cast as fallen singer Kelly Canter. Meanwhile,…

  5. 13 Hot Pop Holiday Gifts

    November 17, 2010 1:46 PM EST Music fans are sick of the same old same old under the tree: band t-shirts and CDs they probably downloaded (for free, let's be honest) already. With artists offering not only innovative merch but also branded beauty products, toys, games and books, shopping for the pop music fan on your…

  6. blink-182's Mark Hoppus Interviews Wavves

    October 25, 2010 7:37 AM EDT With three albums out in just two years' time, San Diego surf-rock trio Wavves has quickly made a name for itself beyond mere hype. While blink-182 's Mark Hoppus is just one of the band's growing number of fans, our guest editor had some burning questions for the man behind…

  7. Kings of Leon 'Not Afraid' of Ambition on 'Come Around Sundown'

    October 22, 2010 11:19 AM EDT K ings of Leon took more than musical cues when they opened a concert tour for U2 a few years back. They learned that ambition isn't a dirty word. That lesson is clearly evident on "Come Around Sundown," the rock band's first collection of music since the hits "Sex on…

  8. Taylor Swift, "Mine"

    August 13, 2010 5:14 PM EDT If the rest of Taylor Swift 's highly anticipated new album is as strong as its finely crafted lead single, then it's a sure bet that her career juggernaut will continue. Produced by Swift and Nathan Chapman, "Mine" possesses a vibrant energy that perfectly complements her…

  9. Kings of Leon Finds Pigeon Poop 'A Lot Funnier' One Week Later

    July 30, 2010 4:20 PM EDT K ings of Leon's Nathan Followill is confident that organizers of the upcoming Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco will keep stray pigeons as far away from the stage as possible. But, the drummer notes, "we're bringing a couple of muzzle loaders, just in case." He'…

  10. Kings of Leon Will Keep Playing New Songs on Tour

    July 16, 2010 6:10 PM EDT The members of Kings of Leon know that some around them -- such as label executives and management -- would prefer they not play the new songs from their as-yet untitled and unscheduled fifth album on their current tour. But the group would not have it any other way. Kings of Leon Previews…

  11. 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…

  12. Kings of Leon Say New Album is 'Darker'

    May 26, 2010 12:58 PM EDT Kings of Leon is "almost finished" with its fifth album -- the follow-up to 2008's platinum and Grammy Award-winning "Only By the Night" -- according to drummer Nathan Followill. During a conference call with reporters to promote this year's Bonnaroo Music…

  13. Top 20 Tweets Of The Week 5/15/2010

    May 15, 2010 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @nickjonas : Goodnight everyone. I have the best mom in the…

  14. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/10/10

    April 10, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @ladygaga : Just saw three little monsters walk out of a…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/06/10

    March 06, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @iamlittleboots (Little Boots): Just saw a video of KRAZY…

  16. Beyonce, Taylor Swift Score Big At 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 11:36 PM EST The winners of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards Sunday were a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll - but a diva was the one who put a ring on the whole night. Beyonce led all artists on the evening with six wins, a Grammy record for a female artist in a single year. The trophy for song…

  17. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 03, 2009 12:02 AM EST Backstage after the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians told Billboard.com what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. GALLERY: GRAMMY NOMINATION CONCERT PHOTOS 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga Room…

  18. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic "Sara Smile," at No. 32 on…

  19. Kings Of Leon Ready Remix Album, Live DVD

    August 26, 2009 11:24 AM EDT Even though Kings of Leon continue to tour in the wake of 2008's platinum "Only By Night," the group is planning a couple of new projects for the fall -- and is starting to focus on its next album. Though both are untitled and unscheduled at the moment, the quartet plans to…

  20. Sara Evans, "Feels Just Like a Love Song"

    August 11, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Many of Sara Evans ' biggest hits are uptempo, life-affirming tunes ("Born to Fly," "Suds in the Bucket," "A Real Fine Place to Start"), and the Missourian's new single fits perfectly into the hit parade. Produced by Nathan Chapman, who has become a hot…

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