1. Bon Iver Expands U.S Tour, Radio City Run

    June 25, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Bon Iver 's worldwide trek just got a detour. The group has added seven additional U.S. September dates, including two at New York City's Radio City Music Hall -- which brings Bon Iver's run at the historic venue to four nights. The band's previously scheduled Radio City…

  2. Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley

    June 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Dutch violinist and orchestra conductor André Rieu earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's Hot Tours chart with box office grosses reported from his concert performances in European arenas during April and May as well as a series of shows in Brazil in June. The European spring tour leg…

  3. Candid Covers: Scars on 45 Sing the Cure's 'Friday I'm in Love'

    June 05, 2012 11:00 AM EDT When Scars on 45 started out, female vocalist Aimee Driver wasn't part of the band. That is, not until they heard her sing the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" and decided her voice would be perfect for the group. Below, watch the British indie-pop band recall that small…

  4. Chart Highlights: Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Songs With 'Good Girl'

    June 04, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Underwood's 'Good Girl' is better than good: it's the new No. 1 on Country Songs. Plus, fellow former 'American Idol' queen Kelly Clarkson tops AC and One Direction rules Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard…

  5. Weekly Chart Notes: LMFAO, 'The Voice,' Dee Snider

    May 18, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 'Party' on! LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' is just the ninth single to spend at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 For an act that's sorry for party rocking, it continues to do a lot of it. 'THE VOICE' IS HEARD: Six songs performed on the May 7 live…

  6. Can 'The Voice' Create a Star? 10 Thoughts on Season 2 & Beyond

    May 09, 2012 4:25 PM EDT With season two of "The Voice" concluded, we offer a look back at the season and what might lie ahead for the show and its final four, Chris Mann, Tony Lucca, runner-up Juliet Simms and winner Jermaine Paul. 1. TWO CHAMPS IN ONE YEAR? If the rumors are true -- and we will know on…

  7. Why Jermaine Paul Won 'The Voice'

    May 09, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul , joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April…

  8. 'The Voice' Winner Crowned in Shocking Finale

    May 08, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and a young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner…

  9. 'The Voice' Recap: Final Four Endure 'Insane' Last Week

    May 08, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Who Will Win? We Size Up Chris, Jermaine, Juliet and Tony Before Tonight's Finale The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their…

  10. Ask Billboard: Madonna: the Material 'Woman'?

    May 07, 2012 12:15 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. THE MATERIAL GIRL …

  11. 'The Voice': Cyndi Lauper, Season 1 Finalists Talk Backstage After Performances

    May 02, 2012 6:45 PM EDT When the season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), two of them partnered with performers who appear on their albums, last year's winner Javier Colon went solo with his new single and Beverly McClellan sang with a legend she had just met, Cyndi…

  12. 'The Voice' Final Four Is Set: 'I'm Shocked'

    May 02, 2012 9:00 AM EDT The final four is set for "The Voice" as America reinforced the assessments of two coaches and broke the ties of two others Tuesday night, winding up with three singers who arrived wholly formed and one who has abruptly altered his course. Chris Mann, the popera hopeful, will…

  13. 'The Voice' Recap: CeeLo Has Tough Choice to Make as Elite Eight Perform

    May 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Singers Size Themselves Up After the Show in Interviews With Billboard For the first time this season on "The Voice," eight singers began the night and eight of them remained once it was finished and the coaches had turned in their scores to the vote tallying crew. Tonight, each…

  14. 'The Voice' Recap: 'It Pisses Me Off,' Blake Says of Decision

    April 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Says RaeLynn Will Be 'Fine,' Hints That Wife Miranda Lambert Will 'Probably Make a Record With Her' For the second night in a row, Blake Shelton felt a ridiculous amount of pressure to make a split-second decision that would affect the lives of his singers. He hemmed and…

  15. 'The Voice' Recap: Shocker! Double Elimination

    April 17, 2012 10:10 AM EDT We Spoke With the Departed: "I believe I did justice to that song" ... "I missed a couple of notes, but I did my best" Continuing a habit of toying with their rules as they progress through a season, two singers were sent home Monday from "The Voice" in an "…

  16. Scars on 45's Debut Album: First Listen

    April 09, 2012 10:20 AM EDT "I suppose that it's the end of an era for us," Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose says just weeks before his band's self-titled debut arrives April 10 on Atlantic's Chop Shop imprint. For the better part of the past three years, the Bradford, England-based quintet…

  17. Christina Aguilera Likes New 'Voice' Twist: Red Carpet Video

    April 04, 2012 4:15 PM EDT "The show feels bigger." That was host Carson Daly's assessment of season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" when Billboard caught up with him and other stars of the show on the red carpet Tuesday night. Coach Christina Aguilera sounded similarly positive, especially about…

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Lindsey Soars as the Show Goes Live

    April 03, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round. The live shows, which began Monday with the…

  19. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave the performance of the night on Keys' …

  20. Weekly Chart Notes: Whitney Houston, Madonna, Katy Perry

    February 17, 2012 11:35 AM EST MUCH 'LOVE' (AND 'LUV'): Just as they did during the '80s and '90s, Whitney Houston and Madonna again share space in the Billboard Hot 100 's top 10. With late legend Houston's "I Will Always Love You" returning to the tally at No. 7 and…

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