1. Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce Bringing Latin Sounds to the White House

    September 11, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Gloria Estefan, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval and other musicians are bringing their Latin sounds to the White House next week. The latest "In Performance at the White House" program will be taped Monday and will showcase Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month. The White House…

  2. CMA Awards 2013: Full Nominees List

    September 10, 2013 10:26 AM EDT It's an early morning in the Big Apple, but Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were early risers, as the two acts announced nominees in all categories for the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift stand out with six nominations apiece,…

  3. Ariana Grande vs. Tamar Braxton: Battle for No. 1 on the Billboard 200

    September 06, 2013 8:12 PM EDT The singers will face off for the top spot as Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks" heads for No. 3. New albums from Ariana Grande and Tamar Braxton are battling it out in a race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest the former's debut…

  4. Bruno Mars: Bigger and Better as U.S. Tour Wraps Up (Live Review)

    September 02, 2013 2:22 PM EDT Two years ago, on his first worldwide tour, Bruno Mars played at Miami's Fillmore, an intimate setting that amplified Mars' considerable talents as a singer, instrumentalist (particularly as a guitarist) and all around dynamic performer with a convincing, tight band. On Aug. 30,…

  5. Big Sean, Juicy J and Alabama Tribute Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 30, 2013 11:13 PM EDT Big Sean could reach No. 2 with his "Hall of Fame," with rock act Avenged Sevenfold set to bow in the top spot. Rappers Big Sean and Juicy J, along with a new tribute album to country band Alabama, are headed for the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry…

  6. TGT, Earl Sweatshirt and Jimmy Buffett Top 10 Bound on Billboard 200

    August 24, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The R&B trio should land below John Mayer and Luke Bryan, who looks to spend a second week at No. 1. After a week where only two albums debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, next week should provide a healthy influx of new releases to the region. The new Billboard 200 chart's…

  7. Natalie Cole at the Hollywood Bowl: Live Review

    August 19, 2013 5:08 PM EDT   Natalie Cole's hometown concert at the Hollywood Bowl came as her first Spanish-language album, "Natalie Cole en Español," marked seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart. The album is No. 6 this week on Top Latin Albums, where it debuted at No. 1.  A…

  8. Luke Bryan's 'Crash My Party' Sales Forecast Grows to Half-Million

    August 16, 2013 5:32 PM EDT The sales forecast for Luke Bryan's new album just keeps getting brighter. Two days ago , industry prognosticators suggested Bryan's "Crash My Party" album might sell 450,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Aug. 18. Now, that forecast has been upgraded…

  9. On The Road Laptop Giveaway: Rules

    August 14, 2013 2:59 PM EDT On The Road Laptop Giveaway Sponsored by Billboard (“Sponsor”) OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase will not improve chances of winning. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE You have not yet won. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF…

  10. Asking Alexandria & Tye Tribbett Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2013 10:00 AM EDT As previously reported, folk/rock duo the Civil Wars seem to be set for their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart week with their new self-titled release. Industry sources suggest the album might bow with 105,000 copies sold, through the week ending Sunday, Aug. 11. Behind the…

  11. Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dead at 67

    August 06, 2013 6:14 PM EDT George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the performer died Monday night in Los Angeles. Duke was being treated for…

  12. Five Finger Death Punch, Backstreet Boys Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    August 03, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Robin Thicke will land his first No. 1 as Five Finger Death Punch marks its best chart week yet. According to industry sources, Robin Thicke is seemingly a lock to earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. His latest set, "Blurred Lines," was released on…

  13. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Needs New Star

    July 31, 2013 10:26 AM EDT Reeve Carney, who donned the Spidey suit when the show began, will leave in September. The hit Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is losing its longtime superhero but producers are holding open casting calls for anyone who wants to don the red and blue suit. Reeve…

  14. Marc Anthony, Rich Gang Aiming for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 27, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Anthony could land his first Spanish-language top 10 with "3.0" as Selena Gomez heads for No. 1. As previously reported, Selena Gomez is heading for her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry sources suggest her new set "Stars Dance" could…

  15. Chart Highlights: Jonas Brothers, One Direction Debut On Pop Songs

    July 22, 2013 6:20 PM EDT The boy bands begin with new singles from forthcoming albums. Plus, new No. 1s for Robin Thicke, the Band Perry and more 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.…

  16. Sara Bareilles Heading for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart

    July 20, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The singer-songwriter's "The Blessed Unrest" will bow below Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail." Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles is heading for No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with her new album "The Blessed Unrest." Industry sources say the…

  17. Court Yard Hounds Play for Keeps on 'Amelita': This Ain't No 'Side Project'

    July 15, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Martie Maguire casts doubt on future Dixie Chicks albums: "I really learned to kind of let go, and I'm so happy where everything is right now" On its second album, Emily Robison says, Court Yard Hounds "felt like a band." Robison and her sister and Dixie Chicks…

  18. Ciara Aiming for No. 2 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart Next Week

    July 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The set will be Ciara's first trip to the top 10 since 2009 album "Fantasy Ride" as Jay-Z takes No. 1. After Ciara's last album missed the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, the R&B/pop singer is making a comeback with her new self-titled set. Industry sources…

  19. Joe and Relient K Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    July 06, 2013 10:00 AM EDT The R&B singer and rock act could mark returns to the top tier. R&B singer Joe and rock band Relient K could both earn new top 10 albums next week on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast Joe's new "Double Back: Evolution of R&B" may sell 25,000 or so…

  20. Marc Anthony, Natalie Cole Top Latin Charts

    July 03, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Reaching nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida" sets the decade's record for a salsa song at No. 1. The group Son By Four holds the overall record for the 20-week run of their song "A Puro Dolor" in 2000.…

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