1. Cee Lo Green Invites 'Voice' Singers to Spread Christmas Cheer

    October 05, 2012 7:58 PM EDT Nearly 20 of Cee Lo Green 's former "Voice" team members will participate in his Christmas TV special to help publicize his upcoming holiday album. "I have truly kept my word and remained committed to everyone," Green told a group of media gathered Friday afternoon on…

  2. Ray Benson Kicks Off SXSW With Birthday Bash

    March 14, 2012 10:15 AM EDT In his characteristically droll manner. Ray Benson told a crowd at Austin's Rattle Inn on Tuesday night that "this has become a yearly thing, having a birthday." But Benson has, in fact, turned his yearly celebration into one of the opening -- and overall -- highlights of the…

  3. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard was there for some of the best -- and worst…

  4. Who Won the Billboard Chart Battle: 'Idol' or 'The Voice'?

    July 07, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Which TV reality singing competition made a bigger impact with music consumers this season, Fox's venerable "American Idol" or NBC's upstart "The Voice"? Let's look at the numbers logged by both "Idol" contestants and judges and "Voice"…

  5. 'The Voice's' Javier Colon to 'Tell Stories' on Debut Album

    June 30, 2011 8:59 AM EDT Three of the four finalists on NBC's "The Voice" are already making plans to start recording albums prior to a six-city tour that starts July 27 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Winner Javier Colon, who had been dropped by Capitol and as late as January was still…

  6. 'The Voice' Plans Summer Concert Tour

    June 28, 2011 11:01 AM EDT Like "American Idol" before it , NBC's hit music competition show "The Voice" has a tour in the works featuring the show's eight finalists -- Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez, Dia Frampton, Javier Colon, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston and Frenchie Davis. Noticeably…

  7. 'The Voice' Reveals Final Four, Cee Lo Glows Under 'Bright Lights'

    June 23, 2011 1:19 PM EDT NBC revealed its four finalists on Wednesday's (June 22) live episode of "The Voice," and it was clearly an emotional experience for the performers and coaches. "There's something about this show in particular where you feel the love in the room," Christina…

  8. 'The Voice': Vicci Martinez Does Florence & the Machine Proud, Plus 7 More Highlights

    June 22, 2011 1:00 PM EDT With just one week left before its inaugural season finale, "The Voice" whittled down its contestant pool to eight semi-finalists who rocked judges/coaches Christina Aguilera , Cee Lo Green , Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's worlds. Though Levine's indirect swipe at Adam…

  9. 'The Voice' Debuts Live with Team Aguilera Vs. Team Shelton

    June 08, 2011 1:08 PM EDT C hristina Aguilera was a ball of energy backstage Tuesday (June 7) when "The Voice" wrapped its first live show, as the singer shared her thoughts on her team's performance with a crammed line of journalists. "Tonight I saw enormous growth," Aguilera told Billboard…

  10. 'The Voice': Contestants Grapple with Ne-Yo, Marvin Gaye, Who Classics

    May 18, 2011 12:35 PM EDT Oldies radio staples and Ne-Yo 's "Closer" were used to whittle down "The Voice" field Wednesday (May 17), with the four coaches making four smart decisions as they assemble their teams of four singers each. Only one of the battles was truly close. Tje Austin and…

  11. 'The Voice': Adam Levine Lambasts 'Idol,' Cee Lo Wants More 'Emotion'

    May 04, 2011 12:16 PM EDT "Hit me with emotion." That was Cee Lo Green's advice on last night's (May 3) second episode of NBC's "The Voice," and it was counsel that contestants could have well used. While last week's premiere of NBC's new singing competition came with a…

  12. Willie Nelson Anchors South Padre Music Fest

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Mu Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo…

  13. Sparta In 'Control' On Third Album, Ward Launches Label

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Sparta has set an Oct. 10 release date for its third studio album and debut for Hollywood Records, "Threes." Rock act Sparta has set an Oct. 10 release date for its third studio album and debut for Hollywood Records, "Threes." First single "Taking Back…