1. Ask Billboard: Battle Of The Rock Bands, Part 2

    March 19, 2010 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. ENTER PARADISE CITY, SANDMAN Hi Gary, Following up on last week's…

  2. Money Makers Page 4

    February 25, 2010 4:25 PM EST Chart Article « Previous 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 » 10 Metallica $25,564,234 Metallica had at least two things to celebrate in 2009: its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the release of "Guitar Hero: Metallica." Along with touring revenue -- the band pulled in $22.8…

  3. Billboard Bits: John Mellencamp, Elvis, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters and More

    February 19, 2010 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. They definitely won't call him Senator Cougar, but the push for John Mellencamp to seek the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Evan Bayh is gaining steam. According to the AP , an…

  4. Sade's 'Soldier' Sizzles At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    February 17, 2010 11:02 AM EST Nearly 10 years after the group's last studio effort, Sade is back with "Soldier of Love," blasting in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 502,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Solder of Love" gives Sade its first No. 1 debut and its best…

  5. Aerosmith, With Steven Tyler, Booked For U.K.'s Download Fest

    February 17, 2010 9:41 AM EST Despite ongoing controversy about the status of its frontman, Aerosmith -- with Steven Tyler -- will be one of the headliners at this year's Download Festival, slated for June 11-13 at Donning Park in Leicestershire, England. The booking brings Aerosmith back to the Donnington stage for…

  6. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  7. Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga Win Early Grammys

    January 31, 2010 7:15 PM EST Nominees in the top Grammy categories picked up early awards in their respective genres Sunday during the awards pre-telecast from Los Angeles' Staples Center. "This is my first Grammy, you guys!" said a breathless Taylor Swift as she accepted an award for best female vocal…

  8. Billboard Bits: AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Weird Al, Devo, ABBA And More

    January 26, 2010 5:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. AC/DC still hasn't released a greatest hits collection, but the upcoming soundtrack for the "Iron Man 2" film is pretty much the next best thing. The Australian rockers' 15…

  9. Jimmy Buffett, "Buffet Hotel"

    January 22, 2010 3:32 PM EST With the exception of acts like "Weird Al" Yankovic and AC/DC , there aren't too many talents that need to worry about recalibrating their sound less than Jimmy Buffett . True to form, his new album, "Buffet Hotel" (the title of which will ensure that the "one t…

  10. Taking Peaks, Part 3: Nos. 50-26

    January 19, 2010 1:55 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  11. Hot Tours: Kiss, R. Kelly, Tiësto

    January 07, 2010 10:24 AM EST Veteran rock group KISS has wrapped its Alive/35 World Tour that began in March 2008 and continued until Dec. 13 with a final concert at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena. Celebrating the band's 35th anniversary, the tour played in Australia/New Zealand, Europe and both South and North…

  12. Hot Tours: Miley Cyrus, Phish, Wisin & Yandel

    December 17, 2009 1:35 PM EST Miley Cyrus sits atop the latest Top Tours ranking as she completed the North American leg of her 2009 world tour with sold out concerts in Southeastern U.S. markets. Miami's American Airlines Arena hosted the tour on Dec. 2, producing the highest gross and attendance totals among the…

  13. Top 25 Tours of 2009

    December 11, 2009 1:20 AM EST Chart Article These artists spent the bulk of 2009 on the road, and came home with fat pockets to prove it. Watch videos from the year's top 25 tours, and relive your moment in the front row. (Artists are ranked by total gross earnings from Dec. 6, 2008 through Nov. 21, 2009) 1 U2 Total…

  14. All No. 1 Albums of the 2000s Page 6

    December 04, 2009 7:57 PM EST Chart Article Dive into this chronological list of every album that reached the top of the Billboard 200 during the 2000s. The date each album went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's title. « Previous 1-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 201-250…

  15. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  16. Hot Tours: Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam

    December 02, 2009 11:20 AM EST Britney Spears , who has been performing in North America and Europe since her Circus Tour began back in March, took her show down under this month, playing five markets in Australia. Following stops in Perth and Melbourne, Spears played a four-show engagement at Sydney's Acer Arena…

  17. Susan Boyle Sees 'Dream' Soar To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    December 02, 2009 7:55 AM EST YouTube sensation and former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle 's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 701,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan -- the best sales week for an…

  18. AC/DC, "Backtracks"

    December 01, 2009 3:22 PM EST The most popular version of the new AC/DC boxed set, "Backtracks," will be the one that includes a CD of B-sides and other rarities, a CD of live performances and a DVD of videos. But the real prize is the deluxe configuration, available from the band's Web site, which includes…

  19. Bachman, Turner Reunite For New Music, Tour

    December 01, 2009 1:46 PM EST Bachman Turner will roll on down the highway again in 2010 -- without the Overdrive. The Bachman-Turner Overdrive principals Randy Bachman and Fred Turner have reunited to record the title track of Bachman's next album, "Rock 'n' Roll is the Only Way Out," which the…

  20. Hot Tours: AC/DC, Leonard Cohen, Nickelback

    November 19, 2009 11:10 AM EST While the Australian rock band AC/DC is winding down its tour this year with a few more dates scheduled in South America, the Black Ice World Tour is set to continue in 2010 with dates booked in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Totals from three U.S. arenas were reported this week along with…

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