1. Exclusive: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Records Christmas Album

    July 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann will release a Christmas EP three weeks before the Oct. 30 release of his debut album. Mann has recorded six classic songs for a Christmas album that will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Faircraft Records/Universal Republic, which is releasing his…

  2. Paul Weller & Miles Kane Go Mod for John Varvatos Ads

    July 11, 2012 11:10 AM EDT Men's edgy lifestyle brand John Varvatos brings English punk legend Paul Weller and fellow UK indie rocker Miles Kane together for its latest campaign. The images for the print ads, taken by Danny Clinch against a gritty pawn shop in Manhattan's Lower East Side, boast the two…

  3. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Tops Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs

    July 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Plus, Beloved veteran acts Whitney Houston, the Beach Boys and Cyndi Lauper make chart returns. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are…

  4. Rock Hall Broadcast: Dedicated to Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys

    May 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (May 5) will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. MCA / Mike D / Ad-Rock • SLIDESHOW: Beastie Boys 101 •…

  5. Hot Tours: Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay

    May 04, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Radiohead scores a No. 1 ranking on the latest Hot Tours tally with ticket sales reported from two concerts in Mexico City during April. Touring in support of its album "The King of Limbs" released in 2011, the English rock band performed at the outdoor sports stadium, Foro Sol in…

  6. K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Clocks In Another Week On Top

    May 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT South Korea appears to be in love with Sistar's latest album and its concept if the newest K-Pop Hot 100 Chart if anything to go by . The femme fatale theme exudes perilous sexiness and confidence. Sistar's latest groovy single "Alone" holds on at No. 1 for a second…

  7. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    April 15, 2012 10:45 AM EDT If Friday night at Coachella was all about the old-timers like Pulp, Refused, Mazzy Star and James looking for a furious comeback, the overarching theme of Saturday (April 14) was the current state of indie rock, with fresh faces and much-ballyhooed veterans taking flight in Indio, Calif.…

  8. Paul Weller Gives 'Tame' Scene a Swift Kick

    March 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Singer's 11th Solo Album, 'Sonik Kicks,' Aims for No. 1 on U.K. Chart Artists with three and a half decades on the clock rarely sound this way, but then with that sort of track record, they aren't often still at the top of both their creative form and the charts. "I…

  9. Adele, Coldplay Enjoy BRIT Awards Bump on U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 9:45 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Florence + The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele . "21" is back at the top of the album list for the 21st aggregate week after her double win at…

  10. Adele's '21' Hits 21st Week at No. 1; Sells 730,000 Post-Grammys

    February 21, 2012 8:22 PM EST Adele 's "21" album hits a number of major milestones this week on the Billboard 200 chart, as it basks in the glow of the British diva's multiple Grammy Award wins on Feb. 12. The album sold 730,000 copies in the U.S. last week (ending Feb. 19) according to Nielsen…

  11. BRIT Awards 2012: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay Win Big

    February 21, 2012 5:55 PM EST Adele 's already packed award shelf just got that extra bit crowded. On top of the six Grammy Awards that the "Someone Like You" singer picked up earlier this month, Adele took home two of the biggest prizes at the 2012 Brit Awards, held tonight (Feb. 21) at London's O2…

  12. Cover Drive, Ed Sheeran Top U.K. Charts

    January 30, 2012 10:35 AM EST Bajan quartet Cover Drive went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 29) with "Twilight" (Global Talent/Universal). Ed Sheeran 's hit debut album "+" (Asylum/Warner Music) moved back 2-1 for its third separate stint at the summit. Video: Cover…

  13. Kanye West Takes Fan, Soundgarden Flack After Big Day Out Delay

    January 23, 2012 6:00 PM EST A Big Day Out turned into a rough one for Kanye West . The hip-hop star, headlining the Australian festival over the weekend, was reportedly 45 minutes late to the stage after inclement weather led to sound problems. According to local publication the Gold Coast Bulletin , the delay was "…

  14. Ask Billboard: What Should Lady Gaga's Next Single Be?

    January 23, 2012 3:05 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. WHAT SHOULD LADY…

  15. Chart Highlights: Van Halen Jumps Onto Rock Songs With 'Tattoo'

    January 16, 2012 6:15 PM EST Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com every Thursday. Pop Songs *** No. 1 *** "We Found Love" Rihanna…

  16. Bruno Mars 'Doo-Wops' Back to U.K. No. 1

    January 16, 2012 8:40 AM EST Jessie J's 'Domino' Leaps 8-1 to Top Singles Chart B runo Mars ' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" celebrated a year on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 15) by going back to where it started, at No. 1. Multiple BRIT Award nominee Jessie J is celebrating her second…

  17. Jimmy Iovine on Beats by Dre Parting With Monster: 'We Have to Control Our Own Destiny'

    January 13, 2012 6:40 PM EST As Beats By Dre prepares to sever ties with Monster Cable Products, Interscope chairman and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has plans for further expansion into other entertainment arenas. With Beats technology already on Hewlett-Packard laptops and PCs, in Chrysler's 300 S sedan and the…

  18. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Kelly Clarkson

    December 16, 2011 10:05 AM EST 'SURVIVE' SURVIVES: Happy birthday, "I Will Survive." And, so you're back. The song first arrived on the 'KEEP' COMING BACK: SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the '90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since…

  20. Pearl Jam Set Isle Of Wight Headlining Date, European Tour

    December 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST After a massive year celebrating their 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam is going from PJ 20 to U.K. festival headliners. The Seattle rockers will carry their 2011 momentum into next summer, headlining the Isle of Wight Festival's June 23rd date while touring Europe and the U.K. Pearl Jam…

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