1. Taylor Swift's 'Never' Roars Toward Record Sales Debut, Onto Airplay Charts

    August 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' could rewrite sales history, while also starting on a host of Billboard radio charts. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Taylor Swift 's fourth studio album "Red," due Oct. 22, appears…

  2. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill to Make It Happen in Vegas: 40 Shows, 10 Weeks

    August 08, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Two country superstars, 10 weekends, 40 shows, one historic location. When Faith Hill sang "Let's Go To Vegas," it's doubtful she envisioned this. Hill and husband Tim McGraw unveiled Tuesday their plans for a much-talked-about run in Las Vegas that kicks off Dec. 7.…

  3. TV on the Radio: Don't Confuse These Songs for TV Themes

    July 20, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Despite no affiliation, Ed Sheeran's song 'The A Team' is conjuring thoughts of B.A. Baracus, mohawks and a cool black van. A new hit by an artist born in 1991 is bringing back memories of a TV show that went off the air in 1987. British newcomer Ed Sheeran enters the Billboard…

  4. Tim McGraw Previews Four New Songs

    June 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT Tim McGraw recently made news with his signing with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records. On Friday afternoon, he took time to share with a few industry insiders some of the new music that he has been working on for his debut for the label. The four cuts that he showcased included a few…

  5. TMI w/ Cherri Bomb: Watch Again

    April 12, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Downtown Julie Brown chats with Cherri Bomb; talks fashion, news & charts. Cherri Bomb: Watch the 4/12 Episode Plus Tune In Live Every Thursday at 3pm ET On the April 12 episode of TMI, the ladies of L.A. rockers Cherri Bomb were live in the studio, chatting about their new album, touring…

  6. Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw's 'Rock Star' Headed for Historic Country Songs Debut

    April 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The pairing of country superstars could lead to just the second top 10 start in the chart's 22-year Nielsen BDS era. In preparation for the June launch of their Brothers of the Sun co-headlining tour, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw premiered a new duet, "Feel Like a Rock Star,"…

  7. Ask Billboard: Happy Birthday, Celine Dion!

    March 30, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 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. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,…

  8. Faith Hill Shows Off New Songs at Radio Seminar

    February 27, 2012 11:50 AM EST Faith Hill returned to a Country Radio Seminar-related stage for the first time in quite a few years on Friday (Feb. 24) to perform as part of the Warner Brothers-sponsored luncheon. She took to the stage with a stirring performance of her 2005 hit "Mississippi Girl," and also…

  9. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin

    January 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST Adele's "21" becomes just the 20th album in the Billboard 200's five-decade-plus history to reign for at least 16 weeks SWEET 16: As previously reported , Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest…

  11. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, including Prince 's debut song "Soft and…

  12. 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,…

  13. People's Choice Awards 2012: Katy Perry, Rihanna & Demi Lovato Win Big

    January 11, 2012 11:55 PM EST /7 for the 'E.T.' Singer... Demi in an Upset... Rihanna Bests Chris Brown K aty Perry made her presence felt at the 2012 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 11). Never mind that she wasn't even there. The "Firework" singer earned five trophies at the…

  14. 615 Spotlight: Gretchen Peters Preps Her 'Manifesto'

    January 04, 2012 4:40 PM EST This week, we kind of take a different approach to the 615 Spotlight. Most weeks, we take a look at some of country music's newest performers that you haven't heard from yet. However, you have heard the music of Gretchen Peters -- though you may not have known it. She has written…

  15. Friday Flashback: Faith Hill's 'Wild' Debut

    December 30, 2011 7:03 PM EST What a way to start a year! After working behind the scenes for artists like Gary Morris, Faith Hill got her turn in the spotlight in the early '90s. After signing with Warner Bros., the Mississippi bombshell saw her debut single, "Wild One," top Billboard's country songs…

  16. Taylor Swift: Birthday Girl, By-The-Numbers

    December 13, 2011 10:05 AM EST "I'm so 22 right now," birthday girl Taylor Swift Tweeted this morning (Dec. 13). In honor of her special day, Chart Beat spotlights a host of the chart records that Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and the top country artist of the past 12 months has achieved, all since…

  17. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" and "Baby (You've Got What It…

  18. Taylor Swift 'Sparks' No. 1 Country Song; Faith Hill's CMA Bounce

    November 17, 2011 1:50 PM EST Taylor Swift closes a gap of more than two years without a No. 1 on Country Songs , as "Sparks Fly" become the artist's fifth leader on that chart this week. She most recently topped the audience-driven list when "You Belong with Me" spent two weeks at the summit in…

  19. Kenny Loggins Glows About Newest Musical 'Brother'

    November 10, 2011 2:05 PM EST Hit-making singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins joined country music's biggest party last night, kicking off the 45th annual CMA Awards performing "Footloose" with Blake Shelton, who went on to collect his second consecutive male vocalist of the year trophy. Loggins' current…

  20. CMA Awards: Taylor Swift Reclaims Top Prize

    November 09, 2011 11:45 PM EST Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry Shine on Country's Biggest Night It was a mix of old favorites and new blood at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, as many acts on the show claimed their first trophies. The first award of the night was proof of this, as…

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