1. The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2009 11:11 AM EST The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self-titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Denver-based rock act's previous album, "How To Save a Life," peaked at No. 14 and had its best…

  2. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for "Please Read The Letter." "…

  3. Brits Dominate Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards

    February 08, 2009 7:18 PM EST Brits won big in the pop categories during the 51st annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast tonight (Feb. 8), with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" winning for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals and Radiohead's "In Rainbows" snaring best alternative music…

  4. Stars Salute Neil Diamond At MusiCares Event

    February 07, 2009 12:02 PM EST Good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond as they did last night (Feb. 6). The pop icon was named MusiCares Person of the Year at the annual fundraiser for the charity, which helps musicians who have fallen on hard times. "This is a great honor, of course," Diamond said at…

  5. Diamond, Wonder, M.I.A. Added To Grammys

    February 05, 2009 1:14 PM EST Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, M.I.A., Smokey Robinson, Robin Thicke, Allen Toussaint and Terence Blanchard have joined the performance lineup for Sunday's Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer and Keith Urban will join forces for…

  6. Springsteen Has 'Dream' Debut Atop Album Chart

    February 04, 2009 11:27 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen's new album, "Working on a Dream," dethrones Taylor Swift's "Fearless" after an eight-week reign. The Columbia set sold 224,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the Boss' his ninth No. 1 album…

  7. Cyrus, Swift Teaming Up At Grammys

    February 03, 2009 10:18 AM EST Teen superstars Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift will perform together at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Also new to the lineup are Estelle and Kanye West, Adele, Chris Brown, Sugarland and a Four Tops tribute featuring surviving member Duke Fakir with Jamie Foxx and Ne…

  8. Stars Sign On For Couric Grammy Special

    January 23, 2009 11:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will join Katie Couric for her "All Access Grammy Special," to air Feb. 4 on CBS. The Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Rascal Flatts, Duffy, Adele, Kid Rock, Jazmine Sullivan, Jordin…

  9. Coldplay, Duffy Atop BRIT Awards Nominees

    January 20, 2009 2:49 PM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of three acts to perform live at the announcement…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    December 12, 2008 10:43 AM EST RECURRENT EVENTS Hi Fred, I’ve noticed a couple things on the recent country chart that you could clear up for me. Has the recurrent policy changed? I know [the rules called for removal of songs after] 20 weeks [that were] below the top 10, however Kenny Chesney was No. 16 with “Everybody…

  11. Adele Plotting 'Grown Up' Second Album

    December 09, 2008 10:18 AM EST Basking in the "surreal" glory of four Grammy nominations, Adele is already working on the follow-up to her debut album, "19." "There's about three, four songs I really like that will go on the next record," the 20-year-old British singer tells Billboard.com…

  12. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already on track to have the best-selling album of 2008, rapper Lil Wayne leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight, including album of the year and best rap album for "Tha Carter III," best rap song for "Lollipop" and best rap/sung collaboration…

  13. T.I. Continues Hot 100 Dominance

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Whatever You Like" is No. 1 for a seventh non-consecutive week and "Live You Life" featuring Rihanna is No. 2 and is the greatest air T.I. remains the most dominant force on the Billboard Hot 100, as "…

  14. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia s Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200…

  15. Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Fr Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank),…

  16. Mixed Bag Of Mercury Prize Nominees Unveiled

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist for the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, announced in London this morning (July 22). Rock veteran Robert Plant squares off against teenage singer/songwriter Adele on the 12-album shortlist…

  17. Adele Exclusive!

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Soulful 19-year-old British singer Adele visited Billboard this week for an exclusive video interview and acoustic performance. Click here to watch both as well as to read Billboard's feature on the r Soulful 19-year-old British singer Adele visited Billboard this week for an exclusive…

  18. Chasing Adele

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K. music program "Later... With Jools Holland" is the picture of composure and grace. At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne finally reveals the long-awaited "Tha Carter III," My Morning Jacket takes it to the next level on "Evil Urges," Alanis Morissette mellows out, Montgomery Gentry grows up and Plies works qui Hip-hop outfit N*E*R*D's "Seeing Sounds" (Interscope).…

  20. Last Shadow Puppets, Madonna Lead U.K. Charts

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of Liverpool band the Rascals, debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart yesterday (April 27) with "The Age of the Und The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of…

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