1. Target Won't Sell Beyonce's New Album

    December 16, 2013 5:12 PM EST … But Walmart will. Here's why While Beyonce's new fast-selling self-titled album is sure to be on many Christmas wish lists, there's at least one major retailer that's opting not to sell the album: Target. "At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment…

  2. Jim Brickman Makes 'Magic' With Johnny Mathis, Megan Hilty on New Christmas Album

    December 16, 2013 2:30 PM EST Musician extraordinaire Jim Brickman is at it again. The talented musician is currently on tour promoting a brand new Yuletide collection titled "The Magic Of Christmas." It’s a disc that he is excited for his fans to hear. "I love this record. I was trying to make something…

  3. Sarah Darling Gets Into Holiday Spirit With 'Merry Little' EP

    December 13, 2013 12:30 PM EST Saturday night will be a big night in the career of rising newcomer Sarah Darling. The singer will be bringing her Christmas show to the historic Franklin Theatre, located south of Nashville. Darling will be performing in promotion of her brand new holiday EP, "Have A Merry Little…

  4. Bruno Mars: Billboard Artist of the Year Cover Story

    December 13, 2013 8:02 AM EST Jukebox Hero: How did Bruno Mars become Billboard’s Artist of the Year? He grabbed hold of the album and single charts and never let go It's a few days before the Grammy Award nominations are announced, and Bruno Mars is shaking off predictions with an easy laugh.…

  5. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  6. Gary Chapman Tells 'The Truth' With First Album in a Decade

    November 26, 2013 7:30 PM EST Gary Chapman admits that even he didn't realize that it had been over a decade since he had last released new music, with his most recent project having been 2002's "Circles and Seasons." But, as it sometimes does, life got in the way. "I really felt I needed to be…

  7. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Top Country Airplay

    November 26, 2013 11:05 AM EST The pair's 'We Were Us' marks the chart's first No. 1 male/female duet in two years Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert bring the first male/female duet to No. 1 in more than two years on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, as "We Were Us" lifts…

  8. Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake Win Big at American Music Awards

    November 25, 2013 12:14 AM EST Swift leads all artists with four awards, including Artist of the Year; Performance highlights came from Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus Though plenty of stars shined at the 2013 American Music Awards, the night belonged most of all to Taylor Swift and Justin…

  9. ‘Flume’ Wins Australia’s J Award

    November 22, 2013 5:37 AM EST Flume’s irresistible rise to the top is near complete with the electronic music producer today winning the J Award for his debut self-titled album. “Flume” beat out recordings from the likes of the Drones, RUFUS, Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and Big Scary for the annual honor, awarded by the…

  10. Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds

    November 18, 2013 8:06 PM EST Cher was taking heat from right-wing media on Monday after she presumably called Sarah Palin a "dumb c---" and members of the Tea Party "jihadists." Cher tweeted on Friday: "Go to the dictionary, & look up the 'C' word, … next 2 the definition … you’ll…

  11. Nickel Creek Reunites to Salute 'Inside Llewyn Davis'; New Album Coming

    November 14, 2013 2:15 PM EST The three members of Nickel Creek reunited onstage Wednesday as part of CBS Films' celebration of the Coen brothers' folk music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis" and there should be more to come. Mandolinist Chris Thile, fiddler Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins are…

  12. Foxes and Twerking Teddy Bear Costumes Selling Well for Halloween

    October 24, 2013 4:00 PM EDT What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts. Funny brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, known as Ylvis (ILL-vis), elevated…

  13. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  14. Piano Guys Release Christmas Album, Eye Third Studio Set for 2014

    October 22, 2013 5:30 PM EDT A holiday album was inevitable for the Piano Guys -- at least according to the Utah duo's cellist, Steven Sharp Nelson. "We're huge Christmas fans," Nelson tells Billboard, referring to himself and Piano Guys' piano guy Jon Schmidt. "We have young kids at home,…

  15. Marilyn Manson to Appear in TV Show 'Once Upon a Time'

    October 18, 2013 9:32 PM EDT "Once Upon a Time" is going to the dark side. Marilyn Manson will be joining ABC's fairy tale drama in the third season as a voice guest star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the eighth episode, expected to air mid-November, Manson will make his "Once Upon a Time…

  16. Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Collaborators: 10 People You Need To Know

    October 16, 2013 5:24 PM EDT Want to embrace the full ROAR of Katy's latest? Get to know these key behind-the-scenes players. On "PRISM," Katy Perry's third studio album, the pop artist has re-upped with a handful of the producers and songwriters that made her a mega-selling star over the past…

  17. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  18. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor': What We Learned From An Early Listen

    October 03, 2013 10:20 AM EDT I'll admit, when I first watched Arcade Fire's performance on "Saturday Night Live"  last weekend, I was a little concerned. As good as the songs were, something about the new theatrics and imagery -- Win's Nightwing eye makeup, the band's suits festooned with…

  19. The Top 10 Dance-Pop Collaborations of All Time

    October 01, 2013 12:12 PM EDT When Zedd brought Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams on his “Stay The Night,” the DJ was following a long tradition of electronic artists collaborating with established artists from other genres to make a hit. From Grammys to record-setting chart runs, these partnerships can bring…

  20. Amazon Adventure: A Singer-Songwriter's Account Of Teaching … And Learning

    October 01, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Last year, Chart Beat spotlighted New York-based singer-songwriter Sarah J as she recapped the process, step by step, of what it's like to audition for NBC's "The Voice." This summer, Sarah undertook a different kind of mission: teaching music and more in the Amazon.…

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